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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 4.0
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 4.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.4
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.3
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.7
Overall User Score (7 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Giant Bomb (Oct 16, 2012)
Firaxis honors the XCOM name with turn-based strategy that shepherds players as expertly as it punishes, confidently balancing the micro and the macro all the while.
Defunct Games (Oct 11, 2012)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is an expertly crafted strategy game that improves on the original in every way. It's a cinematic treat that is accessible enough for gamers of all experience. Best of all, it's not a bore. With more than 70 missions and a competitive two-player mode, XCOM is a high water mark for 2012!
Game Informer Magazine (Oct 05, 2012)
Both of XCOM’s layers present life-or-death conundrums to which there is no right answer. No matter what you pick, something or someone is going to suffer for it. This kind of tension and terror rarely occurs within mainstream gaming, and almost never with this level of skill in the execution. Don’t let the “turn-based strategy” moniker scare you off; XCOM is a singular achievement that every gamer deserves to experience.
PlayStation Trophies (Oct 25, 2012)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is not just the best strategy game this year, it’s the best strategy game this generation and possibly the best ever strategy game on consoles.
Gamegravy (Oct 23, 2012)
Every mission, every decision, every factor. The world hangs in the balance, and you really have no idea what you’re up against. But it’s an open, smart game that lets the choices you make really affect your gameplay. It’s easily the best strategy game to come out in years – minor graphics bugs and sound issues aside, this is a game you’ll want in your collection.
GameElite.se (Oct 28, 2012)
Det finns en sak som gör den turbaserade strategispelsgenren speciell. Det är orden "bara en omgång till". Varje gång jag kör igång X-com så ekar de orden i mitt huvud nästan omgående. Strategispel blir inte mycket bättre än så och det är kul att gamla idéer visar sig hålla nog så bra i dagens läge.
4Players.de (Oct 10, 2012)
Packende Rundentaktik und forderndes globales Management - XCOM inszeniert die Verteidigung der Erde als spielerisch umfassenden SciFi-Thriller.
GameSpot (Oct 08, 2012)
Don't be too concerned by the minor drawbacks, however. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a wonderful and worthy strategy game with a layer of campy charm that makes the stone-faced seriousness of the game's characters all the more endearing. It's also remarkably accessible, thanks to a great interface that feels comfortable whether you're using a keyboard and mouse or have a controller in your hand. Enemy Unknown packs dense amounts of dramatic tension into each turn. And so it's time to eliminate the alien threat, commander. Select a location, build your base…and save humanity.
Jeuxvideo.com (Oct 12, 2012)
Retour gagnant pour XCOM qui parvient à se moderniser sans pour autant trahir l'esprit de son mythique modèle. L'aspect gestion évite l'écueil de la complexité artificielle et les combats ont pour leur part conservé l'éclat de ceux d'UFO : Enemy Unknown tout en se dynamisant sensiblement. Le mélange de ces deux éléments s'avère délicieusement plaisant. Souhaitons donc un beau succès à ce titre qui mérite franchement d'être essayé, puis adopté.
IGN (Oct 08, 2012)
XCOM is a great addition to the strategy genre, complete with an engaging campaign full of tension and challenges. The characters grow in satisfying ways, but the tactical game doesn't ever quite give players enough room to make the most of their abilities.
newbreview.com (Oct 29, 2012)
As mentioned, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is nowhere as good as the original, but then again, beating the original is a very tall order. The game still manages to be a very good and intense turn-based strategy game and it’s a safe recommendation for both newbies and veterans of the genre. Pick up your rifles and jump to the Skyranger people, we have a planet to save!
PlayFrance (Oct 15, 2012)
Pour son grand retour sur le devant de la scène vidéoludique, le développeur Firaxis offre à la licence XCOM une résurrection fidèle à ses origines tout en étant moderne dans la représentation de son action. Parfaitement jouable à la manette, doté d’une durée de vie généreuse et de qualités stratégiques indéniables, Enemy Unknown devrait facilement renouer avec le public de connaisseurs pour qui la licence représente quelque chose de spécial. Ceux qui la découvrent ou qui cherchent un jeu de stratégie complexe et profond sur PlayStation 3 peuvent également se laisser tenter par ce sauvetage de l’humanité.

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