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Shock Tactics Review – The Wrong Kind Of Shock

When Firaxis brought back the venerable XCOM series from the dead nobody could have predicted how damn good it would be, its turned-based tactical mayhem creating a palpable sense of tension. It was difficult, too, demanding that you contemplate every move or else lose your soldiers forever. XCOM 2 had a rough launch, but it still managed to improve on Enemy Unknown, refining various parts of the core gameplay. Unsurprisingly several companies have attempted to leap onto the bandwagon. Shock Tactics happens to be the latest game trying to capture the magic of yelling at virtual soldiers because they missed a 90% chance to hit. It’s also not that good.

(Single-Player) XCOM: The Board Game – Funds Are Low, Let Australia Die With Dignity

Opening up the chunky box of any new tabletop game is followed by a simple, natural reaction; reach for the rulebook. But XCOM: The Board Game doesn’t have a book chock full of rules to learn, rather it has a simple four-page setup guide that gives you the basic information needed to lay out the board, cards and playing pieces needed. You see, XCOM is powered by a free app that can be downloaded on a smartphone, laptop or PC. It’s the driving force behind everything in this co-operative game, merging technology with good ‘ol dice.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

Platforms: PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 Reviewed On: PC Developer: Firaxis Games Publisher: 2K Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: Yes No-one would have believed, in the last years of the twentieth century, that Mythos Games would create UFO: Enemy Unknown, one of the greatest tactical sci-fi titles of its age. […]