It is the year 2084. You control a secret organization charged with defending Earth from a brutal alien enemy. Build up your bases, prepare your soldiers, and lead them to victory in turn-based tactical combat.
Ive played this game a long time, but not enough time for me. I decided to come back to UFO: AI to prepare myself a bit more for the release of XCOM: enemy Unknown, which is also a game really similar.
That kind of game always have a great tactical perspective. If you dont use any tactics, well, you die!
this is a really great game, which have a lot of customization options available, more practical than visual, which is one of the only thing missing in it.
But, even when XCOM will be out, I think I will still continue to play this game. They look so similar, but when you play it, you start telling yourself "Will I be able to do this in any other game?"
Anyway, now, let me play.
Very fun game with endless hours of game play and a big challenge. My only real complaint is without total testing in the game its nearly impossible to figure out what some things do. ie: grenade launcher is virtually impossible to use and I have yet to have killed single alien with it. LOL Anyhow, Id have paid for this game but hell its free. I hope they have plans to produce more.
This is the best free game I've ever gotten off of Desura. Last night, I spent at least 6 hours straight playing it, until 4:30AM! It is highly addictive if you like this style of game, and I recommend it to everyone who is into Sci-Fi stuff. It is a GREAT game, with much promise. And it doesn't fail to deliver.
In some ways, UFO: AI is superior to paid Xcom titles. The interface is simpler (larger buttons, fewer screens, larger text, fewer options, key information such as item costs and build-times is presented up-front and clearly); the gameplay more intuitive. I also like that I didn't have to consult a manual to figure out how to play the game. Finally, this game is actually fun to play. While the music offerings are limited, they fit PERFECTLY with the gameplay. And after playing the game for over an hour, I had to tear myself away from my PC. Kudos to the developer for putting together a quality offering.
Downsides: Very basic graphics, aliens are clones of each other, graphical glitches (especially line of sight and clipping)
Plus: Music, weapon variety, true to the Xcom gameplay style, easy to pick-up, fun to play