- New real time tactical combat options
- More realistic movement of the soldiers
- Choice of real time or turn based squad combat
- Combat in the Cityscape is real time
- Beautiful SVGA graphics
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X-COM: Apocalypse! The third game in the award-winning X-COM series, X-COM: Apocalypse provides the addicting experience that you have come to expect from X-COM games.
The eerie aliens will haunt you in your dreams. The action and suspense of tactical squad combat will keep you up all night. And the strategy gameplay will challenge your mind as much as any other strategy game. Are you up to the challenge?
Turn-based or real-time tactical squad combat. Deep strategy gameplay. Realistic combat maneuvers and artificial intelligence. Superb SVGA graphics. Everything you've wanted an X-COM game to be!
Top Customer Reviews
Because I got the budget version of the game, it only came with an electronic manual, so I didn't bother reading it. I strongly advise that you do this, as X-Com is a complicated game. Despite this, it quickly draws you in. The game's structure gives it two elements, the first is real-time 'cityscape' management (where you manage day to day operations eg building new facilities, equipping agents and vehicles, diplomatic relations with other organisations etc), as well as fending off UFO attacks with your military vehicles. The second is the tactical missions, which is typical squad-based combat. You can do this in real-time or turn based - I imagine that X-Com veterans would feel more comfortable with turn based, but I preferred real-time because I think it gives more emphasis on quick but good decisions.
The two aspects of the game is one of its strong points - both are executed very well. Although most of the game is spent on the cityscape, preparing for the next mission or the long term, the tactical missions (and UFO attacks) are frequent enough to keep you interested, but not too close together as this would wear out your resources.Read more ›
The graphics are a little unusal, with a retro 50`s style. But frankly, who cares? This game sucks you in for weeks on end, battling on against the alien horde, as they mock you with your hard earned and researched alien reverse-engineered weaponry - by bringing out even bigger guns against you! The aliens themselves are a varied bunch, flying, crawling and kamikazy`ing towards you. Note there are two game modes, and before every battle you get to choose to use realtime or turn based. Each option has ups and downs and different tactical challenges. Personally i love the real-time for its speed and instant results, but many enjoy keeping it old school with the turn based mode. Sheesh, at least you get to choose!
Not without flaws, but for sheer playability, one of my top 5 games ever. Like all games of this type there is a learning curve, but if you were into X-Com 1 or 2 - I seriously am convinced you WILL enjoy this.
It has everything... Most important of all, FEELING. Something now games lack almost completely. You should try it and you will know what I'm talking about. There is no point in explaining... just try it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This has got to be my favourite game so far, it never got boring and the real time mode was a marked improvement on the regular turn based mode of the previous 2 games. Read morePublished on 16 Sept. 2003
If possible, get a copy of UFO Enemy Unknown, or XCOM Terror From The Deep. Although this is a later game, it is by no means an improvement. Read morePublished on 11 July 2002