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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PS3)

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PS3)
alaScore 91

7 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the gameplay. The value for money is also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review

 

XCOM: Enemy Unknown offered gamers a compelling blend of action and real-time strategy, and it was continuously intense, inventive and engaging. One would've hoped to find similar qualities in the recent spin-off, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, but...

The Ugly: “Okay, I’m bored.”

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After several developers, several years in development, and a beloved strategy game being launched in the meantime, does the X-Com shooter actually deli [...]

With a fairly meagre eight-hour campaign, a ludicrous storyline and no multiplayer, "The Bureau: XCOM Declassified" is not exactly what I’d hoped for. It’s not brilliant value, doesn’t really fill you in on the universe or plot of the X:Com games, and...

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It delivers some enjoyable stretches of shooting action, but The Bureau: XCOM Declassified too often transforms the series' signature tension into tedium.

Great period atmosphere ; The basic third-person shooting is enjoyable ; Certain plot developments shake up the proceedings

Squad management on the battlefield gets tedious ; Laborious storytelling ; Fails to capture the tension of the XCOM series

Why can battles be monotonous? It comes down to The Bureau's very blueprint for battle, which has you slowing down the action to a snail's pace so you can issue specific orders to your squad in addition to performing your own special powers. The idea...

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