UFO: Enemy Unknown

UFO Enemy Unknown puts you in command of XCom, with the finest Earth technology at your disposal to defend the Earth from alien invasion. Shooting down UFOs is just the beginning. You will then control a squad of heavily armed soldiers, edging cautiously through the local terrain, battling aliens and recovering UFO technology.
When you command a ground assault, you will use the 3-D isometric 'Battlescape' display. This shows terrain, buildings, XCom craft and UFOs, but will only display what your soldiers can see so beware of danger lurking around corners or down dark corridors!
Successful ground assault missions mean that XCom scientists can research alien technology. Engineers can then reproduce their superior weapons and spacecraft. Soon you will be fighting the aliens with their own technology.
As the game progresses, you will use the on line 'UFOpaedia' to learn the latest details from your research teams about alien technology, life forms and their real objectives. Above all, you must watch the world political situation. Look out for governments who may be forced to make secret pacts with the aliens and make sure you defend the countries who fund XCom heavily.
UFO Enemy Unknown. Command Earth's forces against the alien terror!
Developed by:
Microprose
Originally started in 1982 by industry legends Sid Meier and Bill Stealey, Microprose became known throughout the video game industry as a cutting edge computer game designer and publisher. Focusing primarily on high tech military and strategy simulations, the company eventually merged with Spectrum HoloByte by the 1990’s. After going through a series of further changes in ownership, the name and its legacy was wiped out by Infogrames in 2001.
Multiplayer:
No Multiplayer
Platform:
Dosbox
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Review by unknown author

Ever since I was about 6, my dad was playing this game. It was UFO Defense on the Playstation, but the same basic concepts apply to this one as well. I grew up with this game, and it thoroughly got me hooked on alien ideas and stuff like that. Sure, there are some bad points, like bad AI actions, but for the most part, it follows a lot of the basic physics of real combat, such as firing full auto causes the rounds to spread. All in all, this game is kick ass, and it is addicting. One major difference between this and UFO Defense is the fact that if you mind control all the aliens in a level, you win, and to my knowledge, this doesn't have it, but that can be overlooked due to the awesome gameplay.

Review by unknown author

I've played this game for for years on and off. I can say I've played many many games but I keep coming back to this one. this game for when it was made has so many good things about it. the game play the graphics and the replay value is awesome. you couldnt ask for a better game that comes from the mid 90's. If I would have to give it a rating I say Graphic are a 3.5/5, gameplay 4.5/5 and replay 5/5. but if you don't believe me, just give this game a try and become addited to this amazing game.

Review by unknown author

I played this game for the first time in 1997 (for months on end btw) and had tons of fun (and little sleep). After some time it slided to the backround until recently, when a friend said he still wanted to finish the game. I reinstalled the game too and immediately I was hooked again!
Don't be fooled by its looks! Such game depth, such atmosphere! In all these years of gaming I have seldomly come across a game that took hold of me this firmly! Time and again I found myself thinking about this game during the day, devising new tactics, plotting my next moves, impatiently waiting for the evenings at home. At night I regularly found myself ignoring the clock, playing "just one" more round, over and over again.
And yes, the game has a few minor issues, but that is easily compensated for by its strong points.
If you want to experience some really, really good gameplay, please take the time to learn this game (fortunately there are many tutorials out there) and find out what playing a great game feels like.
Keywords: Tactics, Logistics, Research, Construction, Atmosphere!!!!, mixture of turnbased and realtime strategy, good replay value.

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  12/26/2013 1:41:00 PM - Mantas Good game
  11/11/2013 5:35:00 AM - igor use emulator for win 7 called dosbox
  7/10/2013 2:37:00 AM - pete Love this game but does this work on windows 7?
  4/23/2013 6:30:00 PM - Draylok3 I own the original but it still is sad to see the freeware gone because of corporate greed trying to cash in on a great game.
  1/29/2013 1:37:00 PM - lalala does it work with dosbox on Mac 10.4 ??
  1/16/2013 4:25:00 AM - OPTIK1980 10 of 10
  10/19/2012 2:17:00 AM - HK Thanks for the game
  10/14/2012 8:14:00 AM - le_gendary THX!!!! FGE for having this awesome game for free up to now, the level of awesomeness the game has made it a asset to moneygriding bastards,(read STEAM!!!!) and I´m sad you had to remove it on your free site, but sadly its not up to you, who chose to put it up for sale (ffs those guys have a new version, let us pay for that and let the old one be free, true x-com fans WILL buy the new version anyway). THX for doing a grat job for all of us old guys how loved the original games. ps. thx tom ,guys like you makes it even better to come to this site again and again ;-)
  10/4/2012 10:48:00 PM - Wjacob313 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10/3/2012 12:49:00 AM - BoB ufo enemy unknown was one of the best games i ever played on my Amiga. many years later and i still jump back to it for a few weeks every now and again
1   9/27/2012 10:52:00 PM - Xcom12/10/2012 http://www.freegameempire.com/PlayNowNoticePage.aspx?ProductID=5260&ProductName=UFO%3a+Enemy+Unknown Link for Free one thanks to Tom who was Smart and bookmarked it xD
  9/10/2012 7:46:00 PM - Sarco Buy? The search for UFO Enemy Unknown on filestube get as the game from freegameempire as first result. Download from mediafire is of course free.
  9/9/2012 9:43:00 PM - chirs i hate Steam it sucks it slow and is makes you pay for your games a second time if you lost it i refuse to buy from steam no thanks
  9/6/2012 2:31:00 AM - HELP TOM Tom, did you happen to do the same for colonization?
  8/1/2012 2:32:00 PM - Tony By the way, check the comments a few pages back, someone posted the direct link which still works :-)
 
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