The game ratings for each category and platform are displayed below. The score for a particular platform is the average of all categories. Games must have 5 votes before they are given a MobyScore.

Breakdown by Rating Category

How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
Personal Slant
How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
Story / Presentation
The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
Overall User Score (364 votes)4.0

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
Amiga 36 3.9
      AI 3.9
      Gameplay 4.1
      Graphics 3.8
      Personal Slant 4.1
      Sound / Music 3.6
      Story / Presentation 4.2
Amiga CD32 7 3.4
      AI 3.5
      Gameplay 3.4
      Graphics 3.5
      Personal Slant 3.2
      Sound / Music 3.4
      Story / Presentation 5.0
DOS 241 4.1
      AI 3.9
      Gameplay 4.4
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.4
      Sound / Music 3.9
      Story / Presentation 4.5
PlayStation 25 3.2
      AI 3.2
      Gameplay 3.3
      Graphics 3.1
      Personal Slant 3.1
      Sound / Music 3.1
      Story / Presentation 5.0
Windows 55 4.0
      AI 3.8
      Gameplay 4.3
      Graphics 3.9
      Personal Slant 4.3
      Sound / Music 3.8
      Story / Presentation 4.0

User Reviews

Best PC Game Ever DOS Tim Scott (7)
Kiss you life goodbye. You're with X-COM now. DOS Lord FlatHead (15)
An exercise in squad tactics. DOS Narf! (138)
The definitive classic of multi-genre gaming. Master chef Gollop mixes all the ingredients perfectly, and simply. DOS J. P. Gray (120)
X-COM is what every game wants to be when it grows up. DOS Zovni (10648)
The BEST game of all time. DOS The Captain (4)
The game that makes hardcore gamers cry. Windows Darryl Park (2)
One of the best games ever? Yes DOS Dertalai (16)
Still fun all these years later! DOS Gene Davison (805)
Exemplary game and my first turn-based strategy game... DOS James P. Wong (2451)