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
Rated:
43 x
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Review by unknown author

I was curious why this has been #1 all these months I have enjoyed this site so I had to find it and try for myself. Since its not playable here please for respect to this site do not ask me where I found it although a simple search engine and a bit of time was all it took me. After playing it through I cant agree with a 5 star rating and feel pretty generous giving it a 3. It sure isnt a Civilization Master of Orion or other groundbreaking title that is more deserving of the top rated for this site. The most glaring flaw is the inaccuracy of every weapon, I kid not you will spend 75% of your time on this game watching your missed shots fly across the screen. By comparison the aliens cant hit the wide side of a barn either (and a couple maps actually have wide barns I have tried it on) although if anyone gets any kind of luck of the draw its the aliens, be it more time units than they should have had movement for, a uncanny luck for counter shots or the fact that their shots especially point blank ones almost always hit your guys when you can fire off a full clip and miss them makes it so frustrating I cant imagine most casual gamers taking the time to finish it. Add clunky controls and a couple bugs they never patched and you are almost obliged to save it every minute of progress. While it was enjoyable, challenging and addictive it simply isnt the kind of game you play over and over and once you have beat it theres little to the game to bring you back again and again. Finally the research/manufacturing part of the game could have been a real boon and instead feels "phoned in". Not only do your bases not share research so you have to do it over again for each base but its a pretty vanilla and shallow tech tree that really isnt any kind of reward for the time put into it. Im hoping the sequel has fixed these and other problems and made it the great game it could have been.

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.

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  1/2/2012 8:58:00 PM - fails alot download
  11/17/2011 7:19:00 PM - zeki best game ever
  8/24/2011 6:03:00 AM - fauzan abut
  8/12/2011 9:59:00 PM - quetzalcoatl For me, there are only a few roots of computer gaming: - Tertris (alive, mutated+) - Arkanoid (alive, mutated+) - Tron (practically dead) - Memory/Pairs (alive, mutated++) - pick-a-card-game-or-solitare (alive) - Contra, CannonFodder, Syndicate (alive, merged, mutated++) - The International Karate :) (alive, mutated+) - Civilisation (mutated, dying) - Elite 2: Frontier (alive, mutated+, bad health except Eve Online) - Dune 2/2000 (alive, mutated+) - ChronoTrigger/FinalFantasy/AnyOtherOldJRPG plus Planescape:Torment/Fallout + ElderScrolls (alive, merged, mutated) - and the UFO:Enemy Unknown (almost dead, sooo saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!) sad sad sad. since microprose did UFO3:Apocalypse (which I actually liked, but not that much as UFO1/2), this genre is REALLY dead. Tthe ubisoft tried heavily on reviving it, but IMHO, failed - not due to lack of skill/graphics/marketing - but because, even if they had some good ideas - the aftershock/aftermatch/etc they have released are so far inferior in their gameplay to this little precious gem of UFO:EnemyUnknown. All games (in the 'genre') that followed, more or less successfully tried to borrow things and ideas, and only a few succeeded in a few points, but none has covered all the points. If you do think that some similar, newer game "does XYZ better", please checkout UFO:EU, compare, and TAKE in to the account that UFO:EU was published in 1993. Yes. Ninety THREE. Check on the Wiki or mobygames. Then, calculate the time passed between your game and this one, IMAGINEorSCALE the XYZ through the time and all the cpu/gpu/blah/technology upgrades, and compare the how-such-UFO:EU-would-look-today. The only thing yo umay not find in present similar games is the turn-by-turn game play. Well, I admit, thats the one thing you *have* to like, or you will never like. Chess, or paintball. Both great, but they will never go together in one game. So here's the chess, the pearl of the games. btw. if you have problems running it, try the standalone DOSBox and download the game separately. Don;t try running it form within Windows, nuless youhave some OLD machine with OLD microsoft system like win95 or win98 that were able to run programs to run in pure native DOS. Or a virtual machine with MSDos6.22 or Win95/98 could do also. Good luck! Despite some now-unintuitive mouse controls, this game is so worth your effort. If you like strategies, you should play it at least once!
  7/22/2011 10:42:00 PM - LT151 The Problem is that you are useing the wrong web browser. If you are using Firerfox or chrome you are going to need the plug-in. If you are running IE then is should work just fine
  7/22/2011 10:41:00 PM - The problem is that you are most likely using firefox or chrome instead of IE. Either use IE istead or get the plug-in/extension for firefox/google chrome
  7/3/2011 12:24:00 PM - Wytchfynder Same happened for me, you need a pre-existing emulator to install it to. Im clueless as to how to do this but I got my hands on a version with an emulator built into it. Sorry man, its all I know.
  7/3/2011 7:29:00 AM - Kagg i have literally no idea how to install the game once downloaded, and apparently i can't play it through this site either anymore. Any reasons for either of those things to happen? Whenever I try to play, and I do have the application to allow the game to be played installed, it tells me to download the same file again. then it sends me to the general site. This is really beginning to tick me off. I love the game, but the hassle to play it is getting unbearable.
  7/1/2011 10:24:00 AM - Wytchfynder Threw on a King Diamond album and played this game, set the mood up fine, which meens I scared the s**t out of myself. 13/10 great game.
  6/25/2011 12:13:00 AM - Sorry, by the page, I meant the fan wikia done for it, I think ufopaedia.
  6/25/2011 12:12:00 AM - UFO Hey, I'd like to make a request, not sure where to do it but I'll say this here. I think you should offer the patched version in this website, not fix every bug like xcomutil or other programs designed around that, but a minor hexedit (you can check out how to do this at the page) should fix the difficulty resetting bug.
  6/23/2011 7:24:00 PM - Talguy21 Sorry, version 1.2
  6/23/2011 7:03:00 PM - Talguy 21 Is this game patched to V 2.0? if not I think that theres a bug that raises difficulty to Superhuman after mission 1.
  6/19/2011 1:27:00 PM - Johan thenxxx
  6/18/2011 5:08:00 PM - John great game nostalgic thanks!Q

 
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