Game details

Game:
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
AKA
Genre:
Shooter
Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
August 20th, 2013
Release Date (UK):
August 23rd, 2013
Players:
TBA
Online Players:
TBA
Developers:
2K Marin
Publisher:
2K Games
Rating:
RP [Rating Pending]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 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.

We like

  • Interesting characters and story
  • '60s sci-fi aesthetic
  • Responsive, intuitive squad commands

We dislike

  • Scatter-brained gameplay
  • Lack of multiplayer
  • Forgettable music, underwhelming graphics

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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' ...

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