It's a fun, older title in the Steam catalogue akin to the X-COM series of games. You fight to recover an Earth that has been largely depopulated by a malicious alien menace in a pausable, real-time strategy game.PROS
+It's challenging, but not impossible. (Hint: Let them come to you sometimes! Choke points are an essential tactic later in the game!)
+There are several different damage types which are stronger and weaker against various enemies, forcing the player to strategize and take squads that have a variety of damage types.
+Most weapons remain relevant throughout the game--there's only a few instances where one weapon was genuinely superior to another.
+Game has multiple endings. Three, to be exact. I can't spoil them obviously, that's not the point of a review.
+Real-time pausable element provides an interesting twist to the usual turn-based X-COM formula.
+Geoscape is aesthetically appealing and directly reflects how well you're performing in the war against the enemy.
+It has a plot. With twists.
-Level designs are fairly basic and sometimes infuriating.
-Enemies can sometimes be spawned beside your men
before you even get a chance to do anything.
-The last couple levels show signs the game was rushed out the door.
-The voice acting is so atrocious it's hilarious. Go to the options menu and turn off voices.
-It has a plot. With sometimes stupid
If you really need a numeric score: 7/10. Playable, fun, appealing to people who enjoy X-COM and Real-Time Strategy games.PS:
If you have a widescreen monitor or are encountering technical issues, you may want to run it in a window with a couple other settings. To do this, right click on the UFO: Aftermath in Steam and select "Properties", then select "Launch Options". From there, add this: --options multisample=4 anisotropy=8 loadall=FALSE video_caption=TRUE --option fullscreen=FALSE
Have fun taking back the Earth!