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.
I'm new to UFO series. I've always wanted to try UFO, but having too outdated graphics (not that I'm very conscious about it as I also play Baldur's Gate and Jagged Alliance) or being bad recreations of the original, I never really got into them. This isn't really top-notch graphics, but it is beautiful enough that you'd love it. But gameplay is what really sets this apart. It is a bit complicated for first-timers, but once you get a hang of it, you'd love it more and more. The game lore is also well written. The more you read, the more you get sucked in; and believe me, there's *a lot* to read! Finally, the music...it's beautiful and fits perfectly to the game that it helps in immersion. Overall, the game shouldn't get anything lower than 9; but it is a 10 in my book.
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.