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UFO: Enemy Unknown (1994)

Posted at 12:00 on January 7th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Also known as X-Com: UFO Defense. Here you will have to take care of a special combat unit to keep a war against the superior alien invaders. From air and ground combat to investigation and development of new technologies, everything in this war will be under your control.


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Posted at 18:50 on February 3rd, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I don't know if any of you know this, but there is a multiplayer UFO made by fans.

http://ufo2000.sourceforge.net/

I play sometimes to it and it's fun.
Posted at 23:29 on May 11th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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If you want to play a game which is based on UFO and Laser Squad (both made from the same guy, mister Gollups), I recommend Laser Squad Nemesis. Clearly the best Xcom-like strategy game I ever played. :)
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Posted at 18:41 on December 22nd, 2008 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I've been playing again to "Terror from the Deep" (this time I finished it) and compared to UFO it looks rushed.

I don't dislike having to face cyborgs honed for combat like the lobstermen, which are killing machines, or the alien missile launcher having an absurdly big area. But most of the changes (because they didn't really add anything new) where to unbalance the game, the only good weapons are the alien sonic rifles. And adding to it, there are lots of investigation bugs that will get you stuck or simply make sure it takes forever to get the new armors and ships.

The first game of the saga, UFO, is great and shows a lot of care. But the two next looks rushed. Look at Apocalypse, they didn't even finish the graphics and the aliens are still ugly place-holders.
Posted at 21:03 on December 22nd, 2008 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I've been playing again to "Terror from the Deep" [...]

Don't you think this is more suited for the Terror from the Deep comments thread? ;)

Anyway, that sequel feels rushed, because it is. How long after Ufo was it released? Three months? Obviously a cash-in sequel made by Microprose (the original team wasn't even involved). It's not without its merits, though. I like the inclusion of a few Lovecraftian motifs.
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Posted at 18:15 on December 23rd, 2008 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Originally posted by Mr Creosote at 21:03 on December 22nd, 2008:
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I've been playing again to "Terror from the Deep" [...]

Don't you think this is more suited for the Terror from the Deep comments thread? ;)

Anyway, that sequel feels rushed, because it is. How long after Ufo was it released? Three months? Obviously a cash-in sequel made by Microprose (the original team wasn't even involved). It's not without its merits, though. I like the inclusion of a few Lovecraftian motifs.


It was indeed a bad game. But I liked the underwater scenario because I allways wondered
what happened to the Ufo's which crashed on water in the first part of the X-Com series.
Posted at 07:00 on September 3rd, 2016 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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This is my all time favourite game. Originally released in 1994, this game was ahead of its time. In this game, you take command of a government sponsored alien defence organisation tasked with protecting the earth from alient invaders. As the game progresses and you learn more about the aliens, you learn where they are coming from and can seek to attack their home base.


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