- The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
- Sub Genre:
- Third Person
- Release Date (US):
- August 20th, 2013
- Release Date (UK):
- August 23rd, 2013
- Online Players:
- 2K Marin
- 2K Games
- RP [Rating Pending]
- PSU Rank:
- 0 of 1167 Games
- PSU Rank on PS3:
- 0 of 0 Games
- Additional Information:
- Also coming to PC and Xbox 360.
About The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
The mysterious, oft-delayed XCOM shooter has been re-revealed as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, a tactical game that puts players in the shoes of William Carter and at the helm of a squad fending off an alien invasion in the United States.
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A Frankenstein monster of gameplay sensibilities, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a good origin story for series fans but doesn't do third-person shooting or real-time strategy well enough to compel enthusiasts of either genre.
- Interesting characters and story
- '60s sci-fi aesthetic
- Responsive, intuitive squad commands
- Scatter-brained gameplay
- Lack of multiplayer
- Forgettable music, underwhelming graphics
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a far cry from the turn-based strategy of its massively popular namesake, but there are enough good ideas packed into XCOM Declassified to warrant a look by XCOM lore enthusiasts. That's because XCOM Declassified is a brilliant example of origin storytelling done right--within minutes, we're introduced to an intriguing (if needlessly gruff) main character through whom we witness the Outsiders' ...
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified News
2K Marin is continuing its unique and innovative advertising campaign for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified by releasing another video in the Ennis Cole story. A gripping tale from one agent's perspective of the alien invasion he is tasked to fight, and keep a secret from the entire world no matter what...
A couple new enigmatic videos for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified tease the political fallout of alien weaponry and give viewers a chance to decide one character's fate. The latter is called 'The Choice'--we see Agent Ennis Cole (played by Dominic Monaghan of Lord of the Rings and LOST fame) writing ...
In preparation for our planetary defence against an alien invasion this summer, 2K Games has released a new behind-the-scenes developer diary for The Bureau: XCOM Declassified featuring Alyssa Finley, Vice President of Product Development at 2K Marin, and Nico Bihary, Senior Producer at 2K. ...
Do you remember way back to E3 2011 when a trailer for a first-person XCOM game was shown? That game no longer exists--in its original form. You see, the XCOM shooter--long thought to be in development hell--has now been re-revealed as a third-person, squad-based shooter titled The Bureau: XCOM Decl...
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Features
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