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The Bureau:XCOM Declassified

by Take 2 Interactive
 Ages 16 and Over
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Platform: Xbox 360
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  • Uncover the truth behind mankind's first enemy invasion
  • Unique game in 1960's America
  • Be the Field Leader as William Carter, Call the shots, Pull the trigger
  • Formulate the plan of Action in Tactical Combat as you command your squad
  • No second chances- pay for your mistakes with Permadeath
  • Strategic Reflexes - split second decisions can save the lives of your squad
  • Customise your squad with unique skill trees.


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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 16 and Over Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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Platform: Xbox 360
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  • ASIN: B00CPLENJQ
  • Release Date: 23 Aug 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,206 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360

The year is 1962. JFK is President and the Cold War has the nation gripped by fear – but a far more powerful and insidious enemy than communism is threatening America. Known only to a select few, a top-secret government unit called The Bureau begins investigating and concealing a series of mysterious attacks by an otherworldly enemy. As special agent William Carter, call the shots, pull the trigger and lead your squad in a gripping third-person tactical shooter set within a high-stakes, covert war to protect humanity. The Bureau’s mission is clear – survive, adapt and overcome the enemy threat to protect the citizens from the truth.

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Key Game Features

  • Uncover the mystery: Fight through the streets of 1960’s America as you uncover the declassified truth behind mankind’s first enemy invasion
  • Be the field leader: As William Carter, a highly intelligent special agent, call the shots and pull the trigger. Formulate the plan of action, execute well-timed ambushes and flank your attackers to obliterate the threat
  • Tactical combat: Use your strategy to your advantage: enter Battle Focus to slow down time and execute your next move, commanding your squad with a variety of tactical actions to turn the tide in your favour
  • No second chances: Pay the price for mistakes - permadeath will make you value your squad mates more than ever, and make losing one of them all the more painful
  • Strategic reflexes: Turn an enemy misstep into your strategic advantage. Give tactical commands on the fly to outsmart the enemy and make split-second decisions to save the lives of your squad
  • Customization that counts: Train each of your squad mates into unique specializations, allowing for a dynamic combination of skills to compliment your play style

Code Breakers Overview

A top secret government communications facility responsible for intercepting and decoding the enemy's transmissions has gone radio-silent. In a desperate attempt to turn the tides of the secret war, Special Agent Carter and his squad must investigate the incident, eliminate any threats and make contact with personnel in order to bring the facility back online and make sense of the mysterious code.

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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
By Chief.
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
'The Bureau: XCOM declassified' is a tactical shooter somewhat in the style of Mass Effect that takes place in the U.S in 1962, a period filled with fear and paranoia, when the Cold War was getting hot, the space race was just beginning and the Communists were expected to attack at any moment - but when the attack did come it was not from where it was expected...

In the game you play William Carter, a hard faced agent with more than a little bit of Clint Eastwood attitude about him. As Carter you will lead its field missions against the alien menace.

At the beginning of the game you only have access to the technology of the time - things such as the Colt 1911 pistol, the M-14 rifle, shotgun, sniper rifles and fragmentation grenades.

You will collect better and more effective weaponry and technology as you complete missions, however unlike previous XCOM games, whilst your base has a research lab you will not research new technology yourself; Instead you will find new examples of alien tech and blueprints for new devices which will then become availible.

Whilst new weapons will be more powerful than previous ones, when it comes to mission time there really isnt much of a difference from one weapon to another - your laser rifle might fire red shots but it really doesnt sound or feel any more meaty than the basic M-14, a scatter laser is stronger than your shotgun but it sounds just like your shotgun, and the blaster-launcher (The most awesome of weapons in the original XCOM!) is just an unimpressive looking and sounding rocket launcher.

Missions are conducted from a third-person perspective. In every mission you take control of Agent Carter and can equip him as you see fit from the equipment availible to you at that time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not XCOM, but still great 3rd Person Shooter. 13 May 2014
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
First I need to say that this game has been massively misrepresented as an XCOM game. It’s set in the XCOM universe but that’s the end of it.

Which is where the brunt of the negative reviews come from.

That aside.

This game is brilliant.

I will say give it enough time to get into the main story though, the first level doesn’t do the game justice. But it’s a 40 minute run to get past this “tutorial/prologue”.

If you’ve ever placed Spec Ops: the line or Mass Effect 2 or 3, you will definitely enjoy this game.

It’s a linear game with some RPG elements. But ultimately you’ll be commanding your squad to use there various skills and powers whilst utilising your own set of unique abilities on the battlefield to get the upper hand and overwhelm your foe.

The game has 4 side classes depending on your desired play style for your AI. They all come in handy but you’ll make short of most enemies on any difficulty if you play the game smart. Running in and trying to kill everything yourself is a sure fire way to end up bleeding out on the floor. Does feel like a second wind if you get a kill option should have been applied here but your allies should get you up without to much of an issue.

Storyline is pretty much run of the mill with some “surprise events” happening along the way. You won’t feel too attached to any of your allies or NPC’s in the game. But this doesn’t take from the fun of killing a load of aliens.

But for a short 10 hour stint this game is fun the DLC is cheap enough to warrant buying as well and this adds another 2-3 hours to the game but again is more of complete these 10 challenge missions which can be played separately to the main game.

I bought this game for £10 and feel I got more than my moneys worth, I wouldn’t at all have felt cheated if id paid £40.

Give it a go, if you don’t like it, well you’ve only wasted £10.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars mass effectCOM..... 26 April 2014
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Ok game but the fighting looks as tho it was just ripped from Mass Effect with xcom aliens instead of geth...... Enjoyable none the less but if its xcom you want then pick up xcom Enemy Within
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a good departure from its roots. 14 April 2014
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
first it was billed in the vain of bioshock (story fps) then changed to a tactical third person shooter.

think of this game as mass effect lite. tactics,powers,alien horde with harvesting humanity story its all there.

if you loved mass effect franchise then play this. they do say copying is the sincerest form of flattery.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars X-Com's new direction. 2 Sep 2013
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
First off, I'm a big fan of the X-Com series, I was eager to play The Bureau. Then I started playing......., imagine a very weak Mass Effect, poor group dynamic, only four support (team mate) classes -you're stuck with the same class every time- and mediocre team mate abilities. Commanding your team (you and two team mates) is pretty good, using the command wheel, however, the fact that on higher difficulty settings you have to issue commands with an alarming frequency, it detracts from the overall enjoyment of the game, almost as much time is spent ordering your two goons as there is shooting. The game is pretty linear and there is no research at all, the fact that most of the guns are new designs, or plays on original designs is a positive and a negative. As a long time fan of the franchise some of the best bits is seeing (shooting) some of the old school bad guys (some, again, slightly reworked). Poor shooter that I think I completed only out of nostalgia for the originals. Poor form on 2k's behalf considering how long this has been in production and how many revamps this title has had, the first person shooter version must have been truly awful.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite XCOM but a fun game non the less
A really fun game, a bit of a departure from the traditional XCOM experience, but is an enjoyable game if you give it a chance and overlook the slightly 'Gears of War' play style.
Published 3 months ago by Lee Brade
4.0 out of 5 stars good game play good voice acting lot of fun if ...
good game play good voice acting lot of fun if you like mass effect & x com you will like this very obb particle effects it is a good Third Person tactical shooter.
Published 5 months ago by kyle
4.0 out of 5 stars Depends if you like the game or not. Service was good
Good delivery - s*** game
Published 5 months ago by Marco
4.0 out of 5 stars X come here you...
a very enjoyable game in the mould of Mass effect 2 and 3. this is a tactical 3rd person shooter, not a run n gun type of game. Read more
Published 7 months ago by kinjoking
5.0 out of 5 stars a great tactical shooter
If you like tactical shooters and sci-fi you should consider this game.

This is a 15+ hour game. My first playthrough took 17 hours. Read more
Published 9 months ago by VincentA
5.0 out of 5 stars A present
This was bought as a present for someone else therefor I cannot comment on its quality,it appears to have been satisfactory
Published 11 months ago by Love to read
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
While I loved the first mission, it's all downhill from there. The gameplay goes stale long before the end and the plot is awful. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Noel Tobin
1.0 out of 5 stars Too little, too late...
2K have taken up the XCOM franchise after years of debacle with what has been a convoluted and contended, yet critically simplistic story line. So, what's the big deal? Read more
Published 12 months ago by GreyWalker Zero
2.0 out of 5 stars An Unexpected Dissapointment
When this game was announced, I had high hopes. After playing XCOM Enemy Unknown I fell in love with XCOM and I am looking forward to Enemy Within. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Paul F
3.0 out of 5 stars the bureau
i thought it was ok but a bit repetitive in a lot of ways also no online game play so in my eyes ok game but not great
Published 15 months ago by darren meredith
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