Abandonware DOS title

X-COM: Ufo defense (a.k.a. Ufo: Enemy unknown)

UFO: Enemy Unknown is a tactical strategy game created by Julian Gollop. The gameplay switches between tactical combat, where you battle the aliens in a turn based environment, and strategic micromanagement, where you can manage your X-Com base.
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Rating: 4.31
(101 votes)
NOT abandonware (why?)
DOS

"IGN selected X-COM as the Top Game of All Time. At first glance that appeared an odd choice. I was a little taken aback that something flashier or more popular wasn't chosen. But I didn't necessarily disagree. "Yeah, X-COM was pretty damn good," I thought. But after spending the last three weeks rediscovering the maddeningly addictive nature of X-COM, I have to shrug and nod. Yep, I'd say this the best game ever." - IGN review

"The gameplay is great. Custom characters, great storyline, and simple combat make it absorbing. Graphics and sound are simple fare. It's not for those who want to be wowed by imagery. Well worth buying: what it lacks in flash, it makes up for in playability." - PC Gamer review

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Screenshots

All screenshots were taken by Abandonware DOS.
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Additional info

The intellectual property rights to the series were retained by the publisher and Gollop played no role in the series post-Apocalypse. The game Laser Squad Nemesis, developed independently by Nick and Julian Gollop, features several similarities to the X-COM games.

Conceived by Julian Gollop as a sequel to his earlier game Laser Squad, the game was picked up by Microprose and published in Europe, Australia and Asia as UFO: Enemy Unknown and in North America as X-COM: UFO Defense.

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

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Comments

  • #1 - 14.01.2015 15:46 Xcommer
    I loved this game, but it's aged and it shows. The interface is clumsy, for today standards.
  • #2 - 15.01.2015 15:15 red
    This game is amazing. 100/100 stars. The turn-based combat can get monotonous, when your chasing that one last enemy around for 10+ minutes, but if the combat was not turn-based it would seriously take away from the fun of this game. Everyone should archive this game for their own personal library.
  • #3 - 12.01.2016 07:35 drth_vdr
    Arguably the best game ever!!!
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