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You are in control of X-COM: an organization formed by the world's governments to fight the ever-increasing alien menace. Features: Command deadly close-combat battles Shooting down UFOs is just the beginning: you must then lead a squad of heavily-armed soldiers across different terrains as they investigate the UFO crash site.
Release Date: Dec 31, 1993

Buy X-COM: UFO Defense

$4.99

Packages that include this game

Buy X-COM: Complete Pack

Includes 5 items: X-COM: Terror From the Deep, X-COM: Apocalypse, X-COM: Interceptor, X-COM: UFO Defense, X-COM: Enforcer

About the Game

You are in control of X-COM: an organization formed by the world's governments to fight the ever-increasing alien menace.
Features:
  • Command deadly close-combat battles
    Shooting down UFOs is just the beginning: you must then 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 analyze alien items. Each new breakthrough brings you a little closer to understanding the technology and culture of the alien races. Once you have sufficient research data on the UFO's superior weapons and crafts, you'll be able to manufacture weapons of equal capability.
  • 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.

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft® 2000/XP/Vista®
    • Processor: 80386 processor or better
    • Memory: 4Mb RAM
    • Sound Cards Supported: AdLib compatible cards, SoundBlaster compatible cards and the Roland LAPC-1.
Helpful customer reviews
64 of 65 people (98%) found this review helpful
191 products in account
68 reviews
119.7 hrs on record
Never before
Have I been so afraid
Of one single alien
Who holds a grenade
Posted: June 8th, 2014
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
207 products in account
3 reviews
19.5 hrs on record
one of the greatest pc games ever made.

originally released in march 94', looking back, it was amazingly ahead of it's time. it introduced isometric tactical turn-based combat over a full year before tactics ogre (the game credited with setting the console standard for modern tactical RPGs.) then include resource & base management, reverse-engineering tech trees, and randomized events & environments... it's STILL an amazing game, even by modern standards.

*caution* this game came before in-game tutorials, and streamlined interfaces. due to it's complexity, i recommend you read the manual and/or watch some gameplay explanations on youtube before attempting your first game. you have been warned.
Posted: February 14th, 2014
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
59 products in account
7 reviews
28.5 hrs on record
Still amazing even after all these years and still more than worth playing. I don't remember how many times I've completed it now, but it's one of those games that sucks you in and cradles you until you both finish, exhausted, spent, sobbing and hollow now but for the memories of the soldiers you lost and that time the Etherals wiped out twenty three of your team members using nothing but the Eric Cartman like psychic powers at their disposal. One of my favourite games ever.
Posted: February 20th, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
34 products in account
2 reviews
6.1 hrs on record
Simply a classic, this game should be in everyone's library!
Posted: April 28th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
52 products in account
1 review
163.1 hrs on record
Even though replayability still nets the same result, it is as good of a game today, as it was when it was released. In fact, with the OpenXcom project it is even better.
If there was more scenerios, objectives, endings, play options, etc. I would probably play this game every day, but there is only one ending, one objective, one way to play.
Still a great game with memorable music and sound effects.
Posted: January 17th, 2014
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