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There's something evil in the city tonight... Earth has been ravaged by human excess, petty conflict and alien invasion. The world's population has been herded into huge cities, the first of which was Mega Primus. 2084: A Utopia shattered, social collapse and civil unrest reigns in Mega Primus. Fiendish aliens terrorize the city.
Release Date: Jul 15, 1997

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About the Game

There's something evil in the city tonight...

Earth has been ravaged by human excess, petty conflict and alien invasion. The world's population has been herded into huge cities, the first of which was Mega Primus.

2084: A Utopia shattered, social collapse and civil unrest reigns in Mega Primus. Fiendish aliens terrorize the city. UFOs swarm through Dimensional Gateways. The city's under siege from an unknown enemy.

Your mission, as X-COM Commander, is to combat alien aggression and uncover their deadly intentions. But Beware! Alien infiltration into the city and its politics could see you under fire from criminal gangs, religious sects, and even the police!

Alien fleets fill the skies, creatures terrorize the city, chaos reigns... Welcome to the war, welcome to the Apocalypse.

Features:

  • Explosive third game from the highly successful and thrilling X-Com series, following X-COM: UFO Defense and X-COM: Terror from the Deep.
  • Battle alien invasion fleets over the city of Mega Primus in real-time.
  • Combat the alien infestation in real-time or turn-based tactical missions.
  • Research alien-based technology. Create newer and more destructive weaponry.
  • Destroy alien sympathizers and stem alien infiltration. Wage war on new worlds in the Alien Dimension.

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft® 2000/XP/Vista®
    • Processor: Pentium 90MHz or better
    • Memory: 16Mb RAM
    • Graphics: Supported 32Mb Graphics Card
    • Sound Cards Supported: Sound Blaster and 100% compatibles, Microsoft Sound System, ESS Audio Drive, ProAudio Spectrum, Ensoniq Soundscape and Gravis UltraSound
    • Hard Drive: 60 MB Hard Disk Space
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
161 products in account
2 reviews
92.8 hrs on record
This is more of a recommendation to buy it on Steam rather than an actual review of the game itself.

I was first introduced to this game as a kid and I spent many many hours playing it. However I probably didn't full understand the mechanics and I did eventually manage to complete it (the difficulty was on novice...). I have returned to this game many times in the last decade or so and more recently had difficulty to the operating systems no longer being compatible. I tried again when the latest X-COM game came out and used DosBox to get it to work. However, last week when I had an urge to replay it I couldn't remember for the life of me how I got it working or it wasn't working now. I did stumble upon it on Steam and bought it immediately. For the price of a couple of quid it's a bargain really! I've invested over 40 hours in the last week because it has to be one of my full time games.

On Steam, it's quick and easy to get running with no fussing around with DosBox and whatever. Steam does that all for you! The only complaint is that some PCs may get a funny resolution when running full screen but that is easily fixed. There's also the issue that if you tab out and then back in again, the game will default to a much smaller size (due to the game's orignal resolution). The final issue, and the more pressing one, is that the game tends to crash a lot with the error "Please insert X-COM disk". This is a common error and a simple fix is to save regulary (I do anyway so it wasn't an issue for me!) to return to points moments before the game crashes. The disk error always happens when the game has to load something so I make sure I always save before having to force the game to load a different part. A quick google reveals that many people have come up with a solution to this and if you have the time (I don't cos I have more X-COM to play!) you can easily fix all the above mentionned issues. So really, if you love this game and haven't already got it working, then I'd buy it if I was you!
Posted: January 12th, 2014
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
627 products in account
10 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Short version: This game is great. Buy it, play it.

X-Com Apoc is a strange, but completely lovable creation. It's certainly an overly-ambitious game, and not all of its features were fully implemented. But it's not broken.

The cityscape is, like fans observe, a working ant-farm. Organizations raid each other, they raid you, you raid them. Aliens are a big part of the game by they are not your only enemy.

Political and military decisions directly impact on the game and on the environment. If you are at odds with certain groups, there will be consequences. Some are obvious, like not being able to buy equipments from them. Some are more subtle. If you make an enemy of the corporation that runs the public transport system, your new recruits won't be able to reach your base. How great is that?

Forget about the limitations of the (surely great) new X-Com: you can have multiple bases, and stack them with troops and vehicles. You'll need them. Each real estate to build a base have a different price tag and different spacing accommodations. As always, you'll have to choose wisely.

This games feature a very advanced version of the turn-based game mode of the classic X-Com. If you want a good turn-based experience, this game does that.

But the real gem, in my opinion, is the real time combat engine. It's simply fantastic. It's every bit as tactical as the classic turn based, but with refinements and even limited responses from the units. They will not dumbly stick around under fire, but will, while respecting their orders, move in and out of cover to fire. They will behave like actual soldiers would, panic including. You can pause at any time to issue commands, and you can also create groups.

It's a sophisticated tactical real time engine that - make no mistake - have little to do with traditional RTS games. It's a real joy to blast aliens and enemies like that. The missions are more fluid, as well. This game feature some huge maps that are a core to go through on TB but are almost a breeze on RT.

The cityscape interception combat is fully realized on this game, and you can have huge air battles between your craft and the aliens. Sometimes the local police may even help you.

Difficulty is Adjustable. It can be set to easy, and on the hardest difficulty it can give any game a run for its money.

This game is a lot of fun, and I really recommend it.
Posted: March 8th, 2014
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
332 products in account
39 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
Worthy sequel to the previous X-COM strategy games. Real-time combat works surprisingly well. Don't get hurt.
Posted: February 4th, 2014
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
33 products in account
3 reviews
68.5 hrs on record
(ru)Великолепная для своего времени задумка, которая великолепно была реализована. До сих пор можно по пальцам одной руки пересчитать игры с подобной глубиной реализации.
Для любителей стратегий и тактик.
(en)Great idea for its time, which was implemented perfectly. Nowdays it is extremly hard to find a game with such a deep realization.
For fans of strategy and tactics.
Posted: January 31st, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
56 products in account
13 reviews
20.0 hrs on record
My favorite Xcom game that I played tons of back in the 90s, such a great game with alot more freedom than the first 2 Xcoms.
Posted: April 24th, 2014
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