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X-COM: UFO Defense (DOS)

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Written by  :  Chad Henshaw (32)
Written on  :  May 18, 2002
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Up there for Best game Ever

The Good

Great Theming, Graphics (for its Time), AI, Weapon choices.

The Bad

Its hard, Real Hard.

The Bottom Line

X-COM is a Turn Based Stratergy, Military style.

In 1999 in order to counter an increasingly hostile Alien Force, the United Nations set up the eXtraterestrial COMbat force, or X-COM.

As the Head of this force, you are responsible for establishing XCOM bases, researching new Technologies (Alien and Human), Manfuacturing advanced weaponry and ships, and ordering your fighters and troops into the battle.

After shooting down a UFO, your task is to send your squad of troops into "Recovering" it, by eliminating all aliens in the battle map.

But however, them aliens are a heck of a lot smarter, and more numerous than you, its only a matter of time before they're building secret underground bases (which need to be destroyed, from the inside), Infiltrating Earths governments (and cutting your finding), and sending bigger and badder UFOs to invade your bases. The only hope is to find their Head Base, wherever that is.