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8.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 1942 ratings
  1. 10 (402)
  2. 9 (928)
  3. 8 (345)
  4. 7 (110)
  5. 6 (43)
  6. 5 (39)
  7. 4 (19)
  8. 3 (9)
  9. 2 (12)
  10. 1 (35)

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  • User Rating 9

    Haters comparing it to the original are missing out, if you never played XCOM and like chess like tactics try the demo.

    Rated on October 11, 2012 by vfibsux

    Let me reiterate on the review deck, I never played the original XCOM, what this means is you are getting an unbiased review of this game. I am shaking my head at people who are giving this game bad s...

    3 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    A long time coming for a good X-Com remake, after the many failed attempts I almost skipped this one, glad I didn't.

    Rated on October 11, 2012 by vawwyakr

    So far this game is fantastic, it's been so long since anyone has really managed to re-capture that magic that the original X-Com had. So far I'm already highly addicted and loving that gentle touche...

    2 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Finally a high def tactic game. This is the best tactic game I have ever played!

    Rated on October 12, 2012 by Loshead

    The best tactic game I have ever played. If you like final fantasy tactics, fire emblem or dawn of war you will love it! The battles are fun and action packed. They are also filled with tension, becau...

    3 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Successful redo of an old favorite

    Rated on October 11, 2012 by Act_Chill

    There are several things that I like and hate about the new X-com when compared to the original, but overall it was a good update. Some of the negatives are smaller squads, no alien attacks on your ba...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5

    big letdown, better graphics is not better game

    Rated on October 12, 2012 by garlor

    because this is all there is about xcom 2012, compared to the original it's just a "let's take this and that feature out and make better graphics", everything that did the original great has been remo...

    10 out of 19 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Great game but lacks the creepy/mysterious style and the management choices of the older Xcom games from Microprose

    Rated on October 12, 2012 by Simplythebest12

    Critics have said that turn based shooters are dead, but I think this iteration of XCOM goes a long way to prove them wrong. rnrnI can honestly say, without sarcasm or implications, that if the origin...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Better than the reviewers give credit for.

    Rated on October 19, 2012 by Hi2you

    I played the original back when it came out and found that game enjoyable, and when I fired this up I was nothing short of satisfied. I have found the game play extremely rewarding, from building your...

    2 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Great addition to the XCOM/UFO series.

    Rated on October 12, 2012 by aggrressor

    2 words - Love it!. All the videos, interviews and Initial hype have set a certain expectation level. I was afraid that it would disappoint upon release, just like a bunch of other games, but I'm glad...

    3 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Worthy successor to beloved franchise, somebody finally got it right.

    Rated on October 12, 2012 by IOError

    Can you imagine anything scarier to a game developer that trying to remake or continue an old beloved franchise? I remember when Bethesda took over the Fallout franchise and announced Fallout 3 - you'...

    3 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Exciting Battle Scenes, Watered Down Overall Management

    Rated on October 13, 2012 by Leatherneck_52

    As a big fan of XCOM Apocalypse, I was burning a path to the store to snatch up the remake. Here are the Pros and Cons: Pro: 1) Graphics are very strong for a turn based strategy game and the ar...

    7 out of 9 found this review helpful.