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X-COM: UFO Defense (DOS)

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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4416)
Written on  :  Dec 06, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

One of the best games I've ever played.

The Good

This game borrows a lot from its predecessor, Laser Squad, and I like both. It has an amazing strategy engine, the GeoScope display is really great, the combination of various types of strategy (battles, world and base construction) and resource management make this one of the most memorable games ever to hit the PC. The graphics are not phenomenal but very well drawn and the music/sound effects are decent. But the atmosphere! Try playing this game at 1:00am with lights off and high volume. It rocks! This is the only game since The 7th Guest and Alien Breed that could genuinely spook me out of my chair.

The Bad

It's really, really difficult.

The Bottom Line

A classic game you simply can't miss: get it, play it and love it.