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X-COM: Interceptor (Windows)

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Description

The year is 2067, and the Earth's resources are nearly depleted. In search of raw materials essential for the survival of the humans, powerful corporations send explorers into a region of space known as the Frontier. However, upon arriving there, the humans find out that they are not the only ones needing resources. The alien races who had invaded Earth nearly seventy years ago have their own claims for the Frontier, and it looks like there can be no peaceful solution for the situation.

X-COM: Interceptor has elements of strategy, but its primary gameplay style differs from most previous installments in the X-COM series, focusing on space combat simulation and resource managing. The player commands an elite force of starfighters sent to protect the human corporations in the Frontier. As the X-COM commander, the player must manage space stations, resources, and finances of the organization. Researching alien technology is also necessary to ensure the safety of the humans.

When an enemy craft is spotted, the game's mode switches to space combat simulation. The player pilots starfighters, co-ordinating their wingmen, similarly to Wing Commander: Prophecy. Mission objectives usually involve destroying or capturing enemy ships, sabotaging alien trade routes, escorting friendly ships to specific locations, and raiding alien bases.

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X-COM: Interceptor Windows Launch probe
X-COM: Interceptor Windows UFOpedia
X-COM: Interceptor Windows Deep-space encounter
X-COM: Interceptor Windows Base modules

Alternate Titles

  • "幽浮:太空攔截者" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)

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User Reviews

Good, but could have been better. Chad Henshaw (32) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Not the best, but for fans and newcomers alike, it is an enjoyable addition to the X-Com series. Gene Davison (730) unrated
Not quite the traditional X-Com style, and not quite a good space combat game. deepcut (1836) unrated
X-Com meets Wing Commander! Michael Reznick (32) unrated

The Press Says

Power Unlimited Jul, 1998 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 1998 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1998 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Jun 24, 1998 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamesmania 1998 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Jun 03, 1998 72 out of 100 72
PC Player (Denmark) 1998 7 out of 10 70
IGN Aug 31, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Gambler Sep, 1998 64 out of 100 64
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

In the original game design, you don't need the MacArthur to carry you through the blackhole.

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faceless (395) added X-COM: Interceptor (Windows) on Dec 15, 1999