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In the year 2004, Earth is suddenly overcome by "spores" launching from an alien mothership. Slowly blocking earth from the sun, in only a week it rains down biological death on the earth... killing most of humanity and larger life forms.

Since then, the few survivors of mankind have sought out each other, and by 2005, enough humanity has joined together to make a stand. Calling themselves the Council of Earth, and working secretly in hidden bases, they must research, recruit and train to the ultimate goal of shooting down UFOs, engaging aliens in combat and reclaiming the Earth from their oppressors and the mutated biology.

This game is VERY similar to the cult favorite, X-Com but with a post-apocalyptic War of the Worlds (or perhaps "V: The miniseries") feel to it. Much of the game takes place on the world map where you choose which missions to attend to, where to build new bases (and what type) and your overall sphere of influence. Additionally, you control Research & Development and current equipment for your squad.

On the 3D map of each "area" however, the game is real-time strategy that pauses to allow you to give orders to your forces. In fact, at the end of queued actions or whenever something 'signifigant' is noticed, the game stops allowing you to put together a strategy. Just as in X-Com, these areas are limited in size, and visibility. However objectives vary.. killing all enemies is not always the purpose of a mission. Soldier development is also fairly detailed. The skills your squad uses out in the field they will get better at (they gain experience individually). Additionally when they reach certain prerequisites in their base stats, they can train to get better at certain skills, including Soldier, Medic, Scientist and others.


UFO: Aftermath Windows Hello? Anybody in here?
UFO: Aftermath Windows One of the many loading screens
UFO: Aftermath Windows A loading screen like this really sets the tone.
UFO: Aftermath Windows The UFOpedia... er... I mean Glossary

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Alternate Titles

  • "UFO: Нашествие" -- Russian spelling
  • "UFO: Kolejne Starcie" -- Polish title
  • "UFO:AM" -- Common abbreviation
  • "The Dreamland Chronicles: Freedom Ridge" -- Working title

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User Reviews

An attempt on reviving a classic ... sadly a failed one Cadorna (190) unrated
XCOM meets Abomination meets Jagged Alliance 2 P Ray (8) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Tactical combat freaks will enjoy this game Tommy Wood (40) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Great tactical game: I got hooked at once Robert Seagrove (7) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Nice try Cabeza2000 (692) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars
Worst Encounter Terrence Bosky (5221) 2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars
Slightly disappointing, but a good start Andreas SJ (22) 2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars
"I played XCOM. You're no XCOM." Nice try, though. weregamer (157) 2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars2.43 Stars

Critic Reviews Oct 06, 2003 86 out of 100 86
Withingames Oct 12, 2003 4 out of 5 80 Oct 23, 2003 79 out of 100 79
ActionTrip Oct 15, 2003 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) Nov 14, 2003 74 out of 100 74
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2003 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Dec 01, 2003 63 out of 100 63
Game Over Online Jan 13, 2004 59 out of 100 59
Game Watcher Nov 04, 2003 5.3 out of 10 53
GameSpy Dec 04, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Many of the graphics are regionalized. For instance, European cities look very different than American cities. Additionally, you may select your starting region from the GAMES menu.

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WildKard (12124) added UFO: Aftermath (Windows) on Oct 05, 2003