PC Gamer: "In its third and final form, the combat system of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified plays an awful lot like Mass Effect. It’s a third-person shooter where you point a pair of squadmates around levels that are dense with cover, and a handful of its character abilities are pulled straight from Commander Shepard’s playbook. There’s a Lift power that levitates enemies. There’s a radial wave attack that bucks aliens out of cover. There are powers that sap an enemy’s protective armor or shield, and a Squad Heal ability."