I honestly had no idea what to expect from XCOM: Enemy Unknown when gamefly sent it to me in the mail. The game was queued at number 5, so I was not anticipating it. I soon find out that XCOM is a turn based strategy game in the same genre as Disgaea, Final Fantasy Chronicles and Fire Emblem (one of my favorites). Before my review, let’s take a quick look at XCOM’s history.
The first installment of the franchise was released for DOS, Amiga, CD32, PlayStation and Windows in 1992. Gamespot praised the game, “put simply, XCOM is a bona fide modern classic, standing proudly alongside Civilization and Populous as a benchmark in the evolution of strategy gaming.” Not only did critics enjoy the game, but so did the mass market, selling over 600,000 units over the years. Some believe that the popularity of the X-Files, which premiered one year earlier, had something to do with the video game’s success.
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