The game ratings for each category and platform are displayed below. The score for a particular platform is the average of all categories. Games must have 5 votes before they are given a MobyScore.

Breakdown by Rating Category

How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
Personal Slant
How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
Story / Presentation
The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
Overall User Score (364 votes)4.0

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
DOS 241 4.1
      AI 3.9
      Gameplay 4.4
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.4
      Sound / Music 3.9
      Story / Presentation 4.5
Amiga 36 3.9
      AI 3.9
      Gameplay 4.1
      Graphics 3.8
      Personal Slant 4.1
      Sound / Music 3.6
      Story / Presentation 4.2
Amiga CD32 7 3.4
      AI 3.5
      Gameplay 3.4
      Graphics 3.5
      Personal Slant 3.2
      Sound / Music 3.4
      Story / Presentation 5.0
PlayStation 25 3.2
      AI 3.2
      Gameplay 3.3
      Graphics 3.1
      Personal Slant 3.1
      Sound / Music 3.1
      Story / Presentation 5.0
Windows 55 4.0
      AI 3.8
      Gameplay 4.3
      Graphics 3.9
      Personal Slant 4.3
      Sound / Music 3.8
      Story / Presentation 4.0

User Reviews

Best PC Game Ever Tim Scott (7) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Kiss you life goodbye. You're with X-COM now. Lord FlatHead (15) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
An exercise in squad tactics. Narf! (138) unrated
The definitive classic of multi-genre gaming. Master chef Gollop mixes all the ingredients perfectly, and simply. J. P. Gray (120) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
X-COM is what every game wants to be when it grows up. Zovni (10667) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
The BEST game of all time. The Captain (4) unrated
One of the best games ever? Yes Dertalai (16) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Still fun all these years later! Gene Davison (805) unrated
Exemplary game and my first turn-based strategy game... James P. Wong (2450) unrated
syndicate with aliens wossname (210) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars