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So with people getting into X-Com because of the steam sale I figured I'd make a new thread.
What is X-Com?
X-Com is a harsh mistress of a turn based strategy game where aliens have invaded earth, for no raisin! It's up to your army of redshirts to stop them and die, mostly die. They die a lot.
Spanning a series of 3 whole games, X-Com uses isometric views and sprites as well as an overlay of the world (or city for Apoc) for your bases. You then send out squads of alien food to potentially kill aliens, but they'll most likely die (they do that alot).
X-Com/ UFO Defense Enemy Unknown
The first, some people say best (my favorite), not the hardest but pretty damn hard. Should be the first one you play. Aliens set on doing something to earth attack and it's up to your army of dying redshirts to save the day. Sure some may survive, even make captain, but they'll just die another day.
Like this asshole.
X-Com Terror from the Deep
The second in the series, the most asspounding rapetastically hard game ever!
Terror's not just the name of the game, it is the game!
Also has a real time mode and is set in a city, kinda like those old school adventure games where oops, you missed the invisible cat at the start of the game, unwinnable now! Good besides, the real time combat flows smoothly and is really the prefered method. Just make sure to research your tech. Takes place in a city setting rather than the whole world.
wait, 3 games, don't you mean 5?
Happy hunting, and post stories/ask for help.
And die, die like the wind!
there's a billion of the damned things so here's the PA one. In Progress. Declared "best LP" by press.