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Submitted by MattyG 746d ago | review

XCOM Enemy Unknown Review | IGN

Imagine that aliens are invading the Earth and you’ve been put in charge of the defense of the entire planet. That daunting proposition is at the heart of XCOM Enemy Unknown, the latest strategy game from Firaxis and 2K. Players manage the paramilitary XCOM project, deciding what new projects to research and what new technology to produce so that the XCOM troopers go into battle with the best equipment possible. Do well and the funding nations will pour even more money into the XCOM project. Do poorly and the nations will pull out, leaving the project with even fewer resources to fight back the alien invasion. (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, XCOM: Enemy Unknown) 8.2/10

dedicatedtogamers  +   746d ago
IGN cannot into strategy games?

9s and 10s across the board. Get with the program, IGN.
Godmars290  +   746d ago
Better honest than hyped/me-too reviews.
Captain Qwark 9  +   746d ago
its odd to see ign be the odd guy out lol usually they cater to the hype train.

either way, when 8.2 is the lowest score you've got, you did something right.

cant wait until tomorrow!
3-4-5  +   746d ago
they give crappy games 8.0's. Every other review so far is at least 90.
DOMination-  +   745d ago
Since when did ign revert back to a 100 point scale?
taquito  +   746d ago
theymust've played the console version;

pc version is on its way via UPS

hope i get it early today :)

and to critisize it for difficulty, i want it to be tough
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ExPresident  +   746d ago
Yeah, the original XCom UFO Defense was pretty unforgiving at times and I loved it because of that.
vortis  +   746d ago
It wasn't just "pretty unforgiving", you would land the ship, step a rookie off the Sky Ranger's platform and *BAM*...Alien lands a headshot.

The old games were blatantly unforgiving because they acted like they were there to take over the planet. It was harsh, bitter and tons of fun.

I didn't much care for the XCOM demo because it was too hand-holdy. But hopefully they fixed this in the full game. I also hope there's someway to increase the soldier field count because six soldiers is usually the amount that died on terror missions.
sdozzo  +   746d ago
8.2 is not far from all the other scores. Less than a full point. What would be a good sales figure for a game like this?
MattyG  +   746d ago
I'm expecting around a quarter million. I can't see it selling much, due to its genre and the time it's releasing. I may be way off though.
vortis  +   746d ago
Quarter million is first month sales for the PC version...

Old-schoolers will eat it up, no doubt.

I'm thinking this will do about 500k the first month between consoles and PC.
Rupee  +   745d ago
Not bad! Can't wait to dive into this game!

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