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X-COM: UFO Defense

a.k.a. UFO: Enemy Unknown / X-COM 未知なる侵略者 / X-COM: Enemy Unknown

published by Microprose in 1994, developed by Mythos Games, running on MS-DOS
type: strategy, turn-based
genre: Science Fiction
series: X-COM: Original series, X-COM
setting: Future
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng fre ger jpn rus
4.3/5
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Personal review
Un clásico de acción por turnos, que sigue manteniendo su inmensa dificultad (donde los enemigos muchas veces son más listos que tú y retirarse es una opción muy viable)
Visto desde hoy, peca de una interfaz complejísima e impracticable, en lo cual le supera el reciente XCOM: Enemy Unknown (a pesar de no tener las opciones de varias bases y su construcción en detalle)
Interesante desde el punto de vista histórico, pero a excepción del reto que supone no tiene nada que no se sienta anticuado y obsoleto.

5 de 10

# 2014-12-27 18:54:54
Official description
You are in control of X-Com; an organisation formed by the world's governments to fight the ever-increasing alien menace.

- Command deadly close-combat battles:
Shooting down UFOs is just the beginning; you must the lead a squad of heavily-armed soldiers across different terrains as they investigate the UFO crash site. Tackle the aliens with automatic rifles, rocket launchers and even tanks in the struggle to retrieve useful technology, weapons or life forms.

- Research and manufacture alien technologies:
Successful ground assault missions will allow X-Com scientists to analyse alien items. Each new breakthrough brings you a little closer to understanding the technology and culture of the alien races. When your engineers have amassed sufficient research data on their superior weapons and craft, they'll be available for your troops to use.

- Develop a strategy to save the Earth:
You must make every crucial decision as you combat the powerful alien forces. But you'll also need to watch the world political situation; governments may be forced into secret pacts with the aliens and then begin to reduce X-Com funding.
Box blurb - # 2006 - official description
Comments (3)
Latest version: 1.4 (as of ?)
Sanguine # 2008-11-10 21:04:42
UFO: Enemy Unknown was used in Russia and likely rest of the Europe as well.
Sanguine # 2008-07-01 17:04:46
Two books were made of the game. One by Diane Duane in 1995 and another by Vladimir Vasilyev in 1997, both bearing the name X-COM: UFO Defense.
Sanguine # 2007-07-23 11:34:16
Technical specs
display: raster, textured polygons
Minimum requirements:
* MS-DOS 5.0
* 386 20 MHz CPU
* 4 MB RAM (2 MB free)
* 560 kB free conventional memory

Supported soundcards:
* SoundBlaster
* AdLib
* Roland LAPC-1
* PC Speaker
Sanguine # 2007-10-15 22:11:47
Authors / Staff
Julian Gollop
Nick Gollop
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