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X-COM: Terror from the Deep

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
84
4.0
PlayStation
...
3.8
Windows
...
4.4
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Description

X-COM: Terror from the Deep is the follow-up to the resource management and tactical combat game X-COM: Enemy Unknown.

It has been 40 years since X-COM last defeated the aliens. Now, in the year of 2040, aliens begin to appear on the Earth again. This time the threat to humanity is coming from the depths of oceans.

The game is almost identical to the original X-COM game. The user interface, weapons, and aliens are all the same. The only difference is the adaptation of the aliens and weapons (e.g. new hand-to-hand weapons) to the ocean environment. The game features both undersea and on-land missions, and is significantly harder than its predecessor.

Screenshots

X-COM: Terror from the Deep DOS Geoscape view
X-COM: Terror from the Deep PlayStation The computer is shooting at your aquanauts during its turn.
X-COM: Terror from the Deep DOS You can arm your aquanauts before each mission
X-COM: Terror from the Deep DOS A notification of alien activity, it is up to you if you respond to it or not.

Alternate Titles

  • "幽浮2:深海出擊" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "X-COM 2" -- Informal name
  • "UFO 2" -- Informal name
  • "TFTD" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

This is the best game I've ever played. DOS igor balotsky (5)
As good as prequel, but... different DOS The Doom (3)
Essentially X-Com: Harder, With Water DOS Rick Jones (108)
Good game, but bettered by its predecessor DOS Steve Hall (322)
Hey, I for one thought it was a good addition to the series! DOS Gene Davison (730)
Im sick and tired of people not liking this great game DOS Chad Henshaw (32)
Improves on X-Com : UFO Defense in every way. Except you can't beat it. DOS Jeremy Johnson (638)
My initial impression was borne out by later reviews... DOS Kasey Chang (3654)
Still X-COM: UFO (Unidentified Floating Objects) Defense DOS Narf! (126)
Worse than its prdecessor. DOS Tomer Gabel (4394)

The Press Says

The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 15, 2005 6 out of 6 100
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Apr, 1995 95 out of 100 95
Joystick (French) DOS Apr, 1995 91 out of 100 91
Power Play DOS Apr, 1995 91 out of 100 91
Just Games Retro DOS Jun 03, 2007 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) DOS Apr, 1995 87 out of 100 87
MikroBitti DOS May, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1996 80 out of 100 80
High Score DOS Jun, 1995 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Apr, 1995 74 out of 100 74

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Steam powered!? 6 hydra9 (3853)
Aug 17, 2007

Trivia

Bugs

The research tree in this game had a few bugs which prevent you from researching certain items, one of them can even stop you from successfully completing the game. Luckily there are guides that contain ways to avoid these bugs.

Development

After completing UFO MicroProse wanted to do a quick follow up within six months. We said that this was not feasible, and if it were possible it would be little more than the same game with different graphics. Instead we started work on X-Com:Apocalypse, which was much more ambitious. Once UFO/X-Com was clearly known to be a success, MicroProse suggested that we license the code for them to develop their own sequel. The rest is history.


-- taken from the Mythos Games web site.

References

X-COM: Terror from the Deep is heavily based on the writings of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Many names and creatures are taken straight from HPL. Also, T'leth is R'lyeh, and in the final mission, you can see the tomb and the portrait of the Great Cthulhu himself.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1996 – Best Strategy Game in 1995
Information also contributed by Jaromir Krol and Spearhead51

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