All I have to say is it surprised me!

User Rating: 8.5 | UFO: Afterlight PC
UFO AL is a diverse tactical game that inspired me. I love the plot - Mars and starting a colony there. At first you progress through the game slowly taking one territory at a time. Once you get research - yes that dreaded "R" word again going and build your weapons, mines, labs, etc. you will see how special this game really is. I have to admit I was bored at first and thought this game was way to slow (played too many RTS games in my time) but after getting a taste of blood in my mouth after defeating the Beast Men invasion of my colony I decided it was high time to return the favor and destroy their very existence and that is where the fun began for me.

I've never played X-Com nor any of the other UFO series games but this is a blast to play and with the new mods out there like a mission mod that adds more diversity to the default game you can't go wrong. Im sure the price has dropped since this game has been out for awhile now.

If you have some time to install the patches - 1.5 and 1.6 then do so because they fix several bugs in the game. In 1.6 you don't need the game disk in the drive so it would be wise to download and install it before you begin playing.

Lastly, I think this game surprised me because I lost interest in it after about an hour and didn't pick it up again for almost a year. Now I cant put UFO AL down long enough to write this review. Try it or at least the demo and enjoy a different kind of game for once.