Posts Tagged ‘xcom’

Phoenix Point – one year on

by Peter Ray Allisonon 04/01/2021
A year after its release, Phoenix Point now has the Year One edition, which includes all of the DLC and patches released to date.

Phoenix Point

by Peter Ray Allisonon 21/12/2019
It would be fair to say that Julian Gollop invented turn-based tactical squad-combat computer games, when he released Rebelstar Raiders on the Spectrum in 1984.  From there, he created Laser Squad and later UFO: Enemy Unknown (also known as X-COM) and its sequels.  Each game introduced new elements, from the Geoscape strategic overlay of the […]

Battletech – A game about loss

by Peter Ray Allisonon 30/04/2018
Battletech is the latest game from Harebrained Schemes, the developers behind the critically acclaimed Shadowrun trilogy.  Battletech is based upon the mech-themed board game of the same name, which follows the ongoing wars between competing interstellar dynasties that are fought using towering battlemechs. Whilst the board game evoked the grandeur of colossal mechs warring against […]

XCOM 2: First Impressions

by Tom Sorsbyon 08/02/2016
XCOM 2 finally arrived on shelves and digital storefronts on the 5th of February, having been delayed from its original November release date so Firaxis could iron out the remaining kinks with their new procedural world generator – theoretically, this is now a game you can play a hundred times without ever getting a repeated […]

Darkest Dungeon 2: Die Darker

by Tom Sorsbyon 04/12/2015
You’ll be forgiven if Darkest Dungeon has passed you by – I mean, it was a successful Kickstarter, it’s been on Steam Early Access for ages, and it’s regularly on sale. But if its somehow passed you by, then now’s the right time to get hyped about Darkest Dungeon. With a release date just around […]

Announcements – Fallout 4 and XCOM 2

by Daniel Delargyon 03/06/2015
Last week, 2K teased us with the word ‘Advent’, and an advertisement for a seemingly utopian society. As details were released, it became apparent that  a supposedly near-future government called the Advent Administration offered a better life for citizens through genetic enhancement. Meanwhile, hackers text and images are hacked and replaced, revealing that Advent isn’t as […]


by Daniel Delargyon 08/08/2014
For weeks now, I have been playing XCOM: Enemy Unknown/Enemy Within, thanks to the Steam Summer Sale. It was something which I had been planning to try out, given how this ticked all the boxes for some of my close friends. I’ve been researching my UFOs, interrogating and dissecting the enemy, all whilst living with the fear […]

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review – 5 GPPs

by Sai Mealingon 27/08/2013
An uninspiring 3rd person cover shooter with badly implemented strategy elements which does nothing for the XCOM franchise and sadly isn't worth your time.

Gameovercast – Podcast Eps 115 ….Featuring me! (mature language)

by Matt Gearyon 22/10/2012
Great Podcast brought to us by local Manc podcasters : Gameovercast…. made all the better because I’m being interviewed near the end, so if you don’t want to hear my dulcet, Irish tones, then stop listening about 1hr 12mins in ;oD Please note there is bad language in this podcast, so if you are easily offended, then best not […]

Geek Pride at Play Expo – SEE YOU THERE!

by Matt_Walklateon 11/10/2012
Keep one eye on Geek Pride this weekend, as we invade EventCity in Manchester for the Play Expo Weekend. The UK’s only expo to cater for gamers of all backgrounds has gone big this year, with brand new features and areas, and we will be bringing you information and stories straight from the Expo all weekend long. Developers […]