"X-COM is an institution. The seminal turn-based tactics game has spawned many imitators and would-be successors, with most sticking closely to the original script. Few developers display the courage to be subversive enough in their narrative and gameplay choices to make their projects feel unique. With Attack of the Earthlings, indie outfit Team Junkfish proves itself to be different. Although much is familiar, the game inverts expectations, resulting in a curious experience that is equal parts comedic, challenging, and surprising."