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X-COM: UFO Defense (PlayStation)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed -
Overall User Score (29 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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X-Com gives you quite the daunting task to undertake in saving the entire world from invasion. But despite the many challenges it presents, playing it is an enormously rewarding experience that, even in this day and age, has yet to be truly replicated.
Je vous préviens tout de suite, c'est à un jeu d'aventure-stratégie auquel vous serez confronté. Ce qui signifie entre autres, des tas de paramètres à assimiler, des tas de courbes à lire, et beaucoup de choses à prendre en compte. Dans le domaine, il est très complet et plaira certainement aux fanas du genre. Quant aux autres, ils seront vite déconcertés par la difficulté de ce titre.
It's always interesting when a game can be successfully ported from the PC to console. The two platforms are so different in their approach to gaming, yet there's really no reason why there shouldn't be more propagation between the two. X-Com is an excellent example of such cross-breeding.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
At first glance, you would think X-Com is just an average game due to the graphics, but that is incorrect. The game is like cheese with a pulse. In-depth strategy and varying enemies with different attributes are what makes this game worthwhile and fun to play. The interface is tedious and difficult to use with the Playstation controller, but the Playstation mouses makes it easier. Any person who likes strategy gamers will fall in love with this title.
Video Games
Darauf habe ich lange gewartet! Schon die PC-Version von X-Com (in Deutschland lautete der Titel: UFO Enemy Unknown) hatte mir seinerzeit schlaflose Nächte bereitet. Wer das Spiel zum ersten Mal spielt, wird zunächst von der Fülle der Features erstaunt sein. Wirtschaftssimulation, Sim City-ähnliche Elemente, Strategie, Action - da braucht man schon einige Zeit, um sich hineinzuspielen. Aber spätestens dann, wenn Ihr Eure erste Mission erfolgreich beendet habt, läßt Euch das Fieber nicht mehr los. Und das ist wörtlich gemeint, denn auch wenn Ihr den Action-Teil hinter Euch habt, müßt Ihr ständig an Eurer Basis weiterarbeiten. (...) Alles muß bis ins feinste Detail geplant sein, sonst werdet Ihr von den Aliens erbarmungslos überrumpelt. Was Ihr auch mitbringen solltet, ist viel Geduld. Wenn im Kampfmodus mehr als drei Aliens ihr Unwesen treiben (was meist der Fall ist), kann der Schlagabtausch schon einige Stündchen beanspruchen.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Novice gamers and those with short attention spans should probably avoid X-Com, because it'll give them a headache, but for those of you with an appreciation for sci-fi epics, it's the logical choice.
GamePro (US)
You have to be a major sim-freak to like X-Com. It's an interesting and complex game about planet colonizing, but the extensive manuals and one-dimensional music really bore you to alien tears after a while. Still, if you ever wanted to practice you won brand of illegal alien importing, this is a good game to start with.