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I recently discovered that this old gem of a game has been dusted down and brought up to modern resolutions. Not only that, but a multiplayer mode is in the works, where one person plays the aliens - out to abduct humans and deny the X-COM project support of major powers - while the other does the usual deal of stealing alien technology and trying to save the world. I haven't tried it yet to see if it works though.
Anywho, if you liked playing the original and found, like me, that it's frustrating for all the wrong reasons to play on a modern system, get this: http://ufotts.ninex.info/
Nothing beats landing on an alien terror site with fuel-stations blowing up everywhere and panicked squad members shooting at anything that moves :D
The way the installer works, you do need X-COM: UFO Defence installed though, as it currently extracts some of the things it needs from there. It's mostly the same game, though one thing I noticed they have changed is that aerial combat is a lot easier to follow now, and supposedly allows for up to a 4 vs 4 battle in the skies. The world map is something that's an instantly visible improvement, and it's nice to see some of the old artwork of the original game - like the image of a man with a briefcase with many shadowy figures behind him - faithfully reproduced and coloured even.
Awesome, loved this game.
If I can be bothered to get this working, I'll give you a game Lizard
I would like to point out that the original is available on steam for $4.99
The complete pack is $14.99, but I should warn you that the original is by far the best. (2/5 of the games in the pack aren't actually strategy games, but are rather spinoffs - 1 FPS and a flying/shooting game along the lines of the old x-wing series)
Cadiz last edited by
ufo - aftermath and ufo - aftershock are both cool too!
the only one of these that i didnt enjoy much was the third whose name i cant even remember as i have blotted it out.
cool that they have revamped them.
'they' haven't, if they means the company that made the game. This things a standalone game (missing some of thier own graphics, hence needing to extract from X-Com) which when complete will need nothing from the original.
It's made by an independent, and its free. This mean it'll be seriously awesome if the time and effort has been put into it, which it looks like it has, as these people don't care about sales, they care about making a damn good game.
Should be fun.
Forte last edited by
X-COM: APocalypse wasn't bad either, was actually enjoyable.