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XCOM Enemy Unknown (PS3)

by 2K Games
PlayStation 3
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B008AS7EH6
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 14.2 x 1.6 cm ; 118 g
  • Release Date: 12 Oct 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,741 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organisation called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics. The original X-COM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle.

Key Features

  • Strategy Evolved: XCOM: Enemy Unknown couples tactical turn-based gameplay with incredible action sequences and on-the-ground combat.
  • Strategic Base: Recruit, customise and grow unique soldiers and manage your personnel. Detect and intercept the alien threat as you build and expand your XCOM headquarters.
  • Tactical Combat: Direct soldier squads in turn-based ground battles and deploy air units such as the Interceptor and Skyranger.
  • Worldwide Threat: Combat spans the globe as the XCOM team engages in over 70 unique missions, interacting and negotiating with governments around the world.

Product Description

XCOM Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organisation called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.

The original X-COM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown expands on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle.

  • Strategy evolved: XCOM: Enemy Unknown couples tactical turn-based gameplay with incredible action sequences and on-the-ground combat
  • Strategic base: Recruit, customise and grow unique soldiers and manage your personnel. Detect and intercept the alien threat as you build and expand your XCOM headquarters
  • Tactical combat: Direct soldier squads in turn-based ground battles and deploy air units such as the Interceptor and Skyranger
  • Worldwide threat: Combat spans the globe as the XCOM team engages in over 70 unique missions, interacting and negotiating with governments around the world

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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
By Greycut
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Hats off to Captain Larry, nickname 'GungHo'. She was amazing. A shotgun surgeon, the vanguard of my squad, charging bravely across war torn cityscapes burnt asunder by alien fire. Her bright pink armour and shock of electric blue hair a bastion of hope to all. Not for the Muton who stomped on her like a bloated, squishy bug obviously; the brutish alien wore her guts like a scarf and preceded to rip through two rookies as if they were made of tissue paper. And years after playing X-Com on my Playstation i am again shedding a nerdy tear for my digital soldiers. On a strategy game for a console no less.

For those who are unaware of the linage of XCOM or don't care it is a game of turn-based tactics at squad level wrapped up in a strategic layer that involves research, development, managing your soldiers and base, plus choosing which alien threat you can or will respond too. During missions you play on one the games many maps and guide your troops turn by turn in and out of cover, through buildings, along rooftops and deep into the control rooms of crashed UFO's; searching for aliens to kill or stun based on percentage shots worked out by a soldiers Aim skill, distance and cover. The aliens by contrast want you dead...in the case of the Chryssalid's something much worse. Mostly they want you dead though.

A tutorial holds you firmly by the hand for the first few hours and makes a thorough job of explaining game concepts.

The approach Firaxis seem to have taken with XCOM is that of a board game. There are certain mechanics in the game that may not work thematically but do a great job of creating tension by forcing the player to make choices that can have immediate and far reaching consequences.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthy reboot of a legendary franchise 14 Oct 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
As a fan of the original, I have been waiting for this for a long time, and in most ways I am not disappointed.

XCOM is/was the grandfather of all turn based strategy games. It defined a genre, and so this title has a lot to live up to. Coupled with this is the fact that there are so few decent turn-based strategy games on the PS3 - Disgaea can get a little silly, Agarest is spoiled by an over-abundance of fan-service, which leaves the brilliant (but sadly under-rated) Valkyria Chronicles. The new XCOM is a worthy addition that sits right up there.

Basically, XCOM is split into two parts, these being squad based tactical combat and Sim-City style base building and resource management. In combat, you manage between 4 and 6 troops in an isometric turn-based strategy to hunt down and destroy alien invaders. Outside combat, you have the job of maintaining workshops and research labs, along with building satellite surveillance networks and interceptors to make sure that E.T. is well and truly blown home.

The difficulty level is steep from the start, requiring you to be as good at managing the accounts as you are at keeping your squad alive. Fail to manage each country's panic level or neglect putting boots on the ground in their territory and they'll eventually withdraw funding, and if over half of the nations pull out, it's game over.

It's testament to how things have evolved for the "casual" gamer that the (very) Hard difficulty level is actually called "Classic", as this represents how brutal the original game was. Even on easy and normal levels it's easy for things to get out of hand and have countries panicking all around you.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Current Gen Console Strategy Game 14 Oct 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I am a fan of the earlier XCOM games, mainly Terror From the Deep, and I do prefer my strategy games on console rather than computer. Just feels more comfortable to be on the big living room chair in front of the big TV I guess! I have RUSE too, and loved that, so I am totally target audience for this game. Now to my review...

As you would expect, this game looks far better than it's older family, and works very well with the PS3 joypad (some people dislike strategy games without a mouse). For any younger players, who enjoy a different experience to the usual COD and Battlefield, give XCOM a go. It's a turn-based (very old fashioned I know but give it a chance) strategy game where you recruit troops and control them on missions to rid the world of various forms of alien. You need to balance the books, you need to research new tech, and build new equipment for your soldiers.

The game becomes very involving after a short while- you genuinely become attached to your soldiers and feel disappointed when one that you have seen rank up from rookie to captain dies with honour...

Buy XCOM, support games like this, don't let consoles just become FPS and little else.

Oh and one last thing. The BBFC rated this game a 12. It is on the front of the box. PEGI (who are about to take over game age ratings) rated it an 18, as shown on the CD. This game has a little bit of gore- so far I have heard no swearing and there is no sex.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WARNING this game will take over you life! 14 Oct 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have been gaming for a long time (20+ years) and it's rare to find a game that takes over your world, whan i'm at home all I want to do is play it and when i'm away all i'm doing is couting down the time until I play it again. Yes folks XCOM Enemy Unknown really is that good!
Its a brutal game that never lets you get too confident, just when you think your winning and your squad is invincible you will go on a mission that rips the rug out from undernaeth your feet and leaves your invincible squad decimated (this happens alot and im only on normal diffuculty). One of the best parts of the game is how attached to your squad you become, when you lose one of your favourites it leaves you feeling emtpy as well as severly limits your options in battle.
On a minor negative the game has crashed a few times :( hopefully this is just a bug that the developer can iron out in the near future, but saying that when it does happen it reminds you that 12hrs have gone by and you really should eat/sleep.
In summery this is a beast of a game and anyone who likes a challenge should give it a go.
Im off to play XCOM Bye!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars playstation 3 game
verg good game really enjoying it,completed once but back in again to see if can better first attempt,so far im doing lot better!!!
Published 2 months ago by P...ed
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb reinvention of a classic
Engrossing, polished, and very challenging. A brilliant achievement in game design, that rewards repeat play. This is how gaming should be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bundles of fun
Love this game, it has a few faults overall but it doesn't negate the fun I absolutely adore this game I highly recommended.
Published 3 months ago by Ash Robinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Close but not there yet
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Published 3 months ago by Mr. J. James
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reļnstalment
I rated this game max because it plainly is a good programmed game and a joy to play on console.
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Published 4 months ago by Mike
4.0 out of 5 stars ONLY ONE PROBLEM
EXCELLENT GAME AND GREAT IDEA BUT IT HAS ONE PROBLEM IN MY BOOK AND THATS YOU DONT HAVE CONTROL OVER YOUR SOLDIERS AIM AND WETHER YOU HIT THE TARGET OR NOT IS DOWN TO THE... Read more
Published 5 months ago by bryan broooon
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing game
Best strategy game on the PS3, so enjoyable as the original in the 90s. The multiplayer is not so great as the single player but it's nice too.
Published 5 months ago by Antonio Valadas
5.0 out of 5 stars Going back 19 years :D
X-com was a really nice surprise. I've played the game in 1994 and at the time i was a young kid and i just loved it, new way of playing, research and development of the characters... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bruno Ferreira
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant game and condition.
This game is awesome so addictive and fun. Recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of strategy games and even those who might not be as much. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Maxibon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start game
Used to play the old DOS game in the 90's. This brings the old game to life, with 3 different difficulty levels
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