X-COM: Earth's top-secret eXtraterrestrial COMbat unit The Place: America - early 21st century The Mission: Eradicate the extraterrestrials Alien forces have invaded Earth and are terrorizing the population.
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Mixed (188 reviews) - 52% of the 188 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 19, 2001

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X-COM: Earth's top-secret eXtraterrestrial COMbat unit

The Place: America - early 21st century

The Mission: Eradicate the extraterrestrials

Alien forces have invaded Earth and are terrorizing the population. To combat this sinister threat, a lone X-COM scientist has created the Enforcer, a high-tech fighting machine made of earthly robotics and scavenged alien technology.

Armed with the latest high-powered weapons, the Enforcer is sent into alien hot spots to fight in adrenaline-charged battles that rage on city streets, across rooftops and in the sewers. YOU are the Enforcer.

Powered by the same game engine as Unreal Tournament™, X-COM ENFORCER™ puts you on the front line of an alien attack.

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft® 2000/XP/Vista®
    • Processor: Pentium II 233 MHz or higher with hardware acceleration, OR Pentium II 266 MHz or higher without hardware acceleration
    • Memory: 32 MB RAM
    • DirectX: 8.0 or higher
    • Sound Cards Supported: 1 MB Windows compatible sound card
    • Hard Disk Space: 500 MB
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Overall:
Mixed (188 reviews)
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Sarkoth
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
X-coms attempt at 3d way before the reboot. Plays horribly.
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Mido
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Kinda like those Alien Shooter and Zombie Shooter isometric games crossed with Bunch of Heroes. It has Sectoids, 10/10, would blast x-rays again.
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MMMrph
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
This is the most fun I've had with shooters in a long, long time.

It's just pure carnage that never lets up. The levels are interesting and each has different objectives to prevent the killing from getting stale.

The upgrade system is fantastic too. The buffs each upgrade gives you are huge so you end up flying around the levels at ridiculous speeds within a few missions.

If it wasn't for the XCOM name people would have loved this.
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AgonY
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
This is not a X-COM game. If you expect it to be you shal be disappointed. It is a fun brainless console port of a third person shooter.

Some would call the gameplay repetative and level layouts confusing but the game gives you a real sense of growing stronger. The early level bosses are late game grunts.

The toughest part of the game is to dodge the early game guns that are useless at the end game.
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Rain | ABK
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
No, gets boring really fast. Also it's a third person shooter for those wondering not a tatical one. I personally enjoy shooters even third persons ones but this one gets me snoring really fast. 4/10
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Shadow Ops
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
X-COM: Enforcer
fast game with modern day graphics with easy controls that moves from location A to B to C and so on,
good amount of action and special effects

good game.
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Vee ♥
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
XCOM should never develop this game...
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Thomas the Dank Engine
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 3
What's this? An ambitious project that was mishandled, down-graded, simplified and then sold to customers thinking it was something that it wasn't?

Why, this should just be re-titled "Ubisoft: The Game"!
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Fenrir DarkWolf
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
This game is so bad I'm mildly famous on reddit for losing a bet and being forced to play it for 8 hours straight.
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Positive Vibes
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Not my kind of game 7/15
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Kinda like those Alien Shooter and Zombie Shooter isometric games crossed with Bunch of Heroes. It has Sectoids, 10/10, would blast x-rays again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
No, gets boring really fast. Also it's a third person shooter for those wondering not a tatical one. I personally enjoy shooters even third persons ones but this one gets me snoring really fast. 4/10
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70 of 90 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2014
Screw whatever anyone says about this game. Most people only hate this game cause they played 30 minutes and assumed that the game's never picking up, or just know it's a 3rd person shooter of a beloved strategy game, which means it'll automatically be bad. Enforcer is far from that.
You haven't lived till you've gone mach 5 around a mall, launching grenades everywhere in a fountain of death, obliterating all in your path. There are countless weapons and powerups in this game to please you (do not unlock the freeze gun), and the upgrade system allows you to improve just what you want. This upgrade system is key to the game, as it's what turns a rather simple character into the super sonic, destructive Enforcer he should be. The main objective of about every level is "Murder Every Alien", and that's all you need really. Beautiful death and carnage for the sake of it.
The levels are generally very open and allow for exploration, which will let you unlock bonus levels and get more points and more upgrades. But they never feel mandatory, so you're free to just kill to your heart's content. The game allows you to check at any time where the next enemy spawner is, so that you can go there to kill things without having to get lost, allowing the flow of the killing to proceed unhindered.
The game does suffer from some flaws, as any will. If you take too long to go to an objective, your scientist ally will persistently annoy you to continue onwards. A few of the guns, such as the aforementioned freeze gun, will be useless and since the only way to get rid of a gun you're carrying is to use up your ammo or find a different one, it can create a problem at times.
Beyond those, the rest are insignificant upon this beautiful creation. The game isn't really complex or as deep as its predecessors, but it doesn't have to be. The game succeeded in being a well-made, over the top, insane shooter, and it succeeds well.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 1, 2014
X-com Enforcer has a reputation of being bad. A bad shooter, a bad use of the X-com IP, and aging badly. However, for this review I will assume you've got it in the X-com Complete Pack rather than spending money on it (Please don't do that, it's not worth 5 Euro/Dollar/monopoly monies in my opinion)
As such, I will actually recommend you play it, after all, you have it from the complete pack so the only thing you can lose out on is time.

It has a lot of bad, and yes, the reputation is kind of deserved. After X-com Interceptor has you beating aliens in space, there really wasn't much else to do in the X-com story. So we're not really getting a story here.
The story is: You're a robot. You wake up. Aliens are attacking. Go kill aliens. And...That's about it. There does seem to be an idea of a story in there but it's kinda hidden.
Simple, but it works. It's slow to start, but you'll eventually unlock bigger guns, the ability to go faster than many projectiles and even more guns, and even more big guns. Did I mention you go fast and have guns? I think I did. Taken as a continuation of the X-com franchise, it fails. Hard. But if you take it as just an X-com based shooter you get as a bonus with the rest of the X-com pack it is less painful, and at times it becomes fun. After a while it becomes an amusing shooter where you slaughter entire hordes of aliens while flying from one end of the room to the other launching spinning disks with blades attached to them. There's the standard (For the time) hidden secrets to find, big levels in which you can explore a whole lot, and a lot of aliens to shoot at.
It also takes a little from bullet hell games, as your bonus points(And I think maybe super speed too) resets when you get hit. You won't die from just one quick hit, but you will find yourself actually trying to dodge things so you can keep going fast.

It doesn't make the game great. But being completely honest, I wouldn't say it's awful and bad either. Don't take it as a hardcore serious game, take it as a casual amusing shooter narrated by an amusing scientist who seems to enjoy watching his creation(You) wreck the alien invaders.
It's not good, but I wouldn't call it bad either. And since it's in the X-com pack you may as well give it a go.
At the least, play a few levels before you decide whether it sucks or not. It might surprise you
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52 of 84 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
First of all, X-COM: Enforcer has almost nothing to do with the X-COM series aside from reusing some enemy designs and backgrounds, and even that connection is tenuous at best. So forget all notions of turn-based strategy and base building and all that. This is a simple run and gun TPS.

You run through loosely divided sections killing absolutely everything you come across -- in this case, enemies that spawn from generators. You only wield one weapon at a time and can pick up others as they spawn in the level (and they respawn after a while). Killing enemies makes them drop points (literally) which you gather and can trade in for upgrades to your weapons, health, speed etcetera. It's all kept as mindless as possible -- run around for too long without direction and you get a gentle reminder of where you're supposed to go, in the form of a big blue blinking arrow over your head, so that, in theory, even the biggest idiot can find his way around. Even so, I managed to get stuck at level 3, where you're supposed to go up somewhere but I could find no way of getting there -- the game has no mini-map or mouselook. Whether that says something about the game or me, I wouldn't care to say.

It reminded me a little of Painkiller (there's even a weapon that shoots blades), except that Painkiller has more variety, better graphics and higher difficulty. This game is by no means a classic, but as far as mindless fun goes it does what it sets out to do. I'm giving it a vague "not recommended" based on just the half hour of play I had with it. I can't really recommend buying it on its own, but as long as you don't go in expecting strategy, it's an inoffensive addition to the X-COM Complete Pack.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
Do you like Gauntlet? Do you have a soft spot for the impressionistic nature of the simple geometry and low resolution textures of c. 2000 Unreal and Quake maps? Does finding letters inside of colorful balls bring back good memories of Bubble Bobble?
This is pretty playabe with a gamepad too if you remember your UT console commands from 15 years ago. Type "preferences" in the console and you'll be tapping A to bound from roof to roof of boxy trailer homes in search of the next alien spawning thingy in no time.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 1, 2015
I actually had some cheap fun with this one. Give it a shot if you find it for $1 or less somewhere, or if you simply pick up the X-Com pack like I did. Just pretend that it has nothing to do with the X-Com franchise and go on mindlessly blasting aliens.

But no, it's not worth $5.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2014
Plays like kind of a more Gauntlet-y MDK2, or something (vaguely proto-Mass Effect, which I suppose would make sense since Bioware developed MDK2). Looks and feels like chunky polygonal PC games circa late '90s and 2000, e.g. Deus Ex, Quake III, Unreal Tournament — and maybe a little bit Dreamcast-y, even...! Instead of UT's bellowing HOLY SH!T, you've got a nasally lab geek cheering you on as you mow down aliens and gather upgrade points. Mainly worth a look if you've got nostalgia for the era, and fun with a controller.
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18 of 30 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
Oh god it's so bad I can't stop playing...
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Negatives
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- No vertical camera control
- Weird camera angles throughout the game (Limited vision infront of you)
- Have to change from 'Direct3D support' to 'Software rendering' to change to widescreen resolution, and then change back to 'Direct3D support' again to be able to play in widescreen with the Direct3D (Better textures, lighting etc...).
- Automatically picks up weapons (which replaces your current weapon), can result in you getting replacing a superior weapon with an inferior one.
-/+ Voice-acting, the professor is just awkward, but the enforcer is badass.

Positives
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+ Arcadey style action
+ Lots of alien gibs
+ Hidden secrets that unlock weapons and bonus levels
+ Good variation of weapons
+ Really fast paced action if you upgrade your speed to max (I recommend it)
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