X-COM: Terror From The Deep

a game by MicroProse Ltd.
Platform: PC
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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First there was UFO: Enemy Unknown - to many, a lifestyle experience only marginally less enjoyable than sliding naked down a large velvet tussock, or pulling the heads off small rowdy children in bus queues and belabouring them with golf clubs. And then MicroProse begat the mighty X-COM: Terror From The Deep, and the universe felt a strange shifting sensation in its fundament.

It's hugely different, claimed its legions of fans. It's exactly the same, but underwater, claimed a lone voice from the back. No, it's not, cried the now enraged and scary So the lone voice quickly shut up. Yes, it has the same turn-based combat, and yes, it has the same brain-sapping resource management and empire building. But no, it's not the same, because it's much harder. And yes, it's all underwater, which means... er... electric weapons have to be shelved in favour of weapons made of wood, or something.

And no, the aliens aren't exactly the same. These particular blobs of jelly-like murdering pond-scum are wildly different blobs of jelly-like murdering pond-scum than those seen in the original game. Oh and by the way, it's more addictive than crack. Turn-based strategy combat games in the late 20th Century: Discuss.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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