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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Xbox 360)

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Xbox 360)
alaScore 91

11 reviews

Aug, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the action. The value for money also gets good feedback. Reviews are divided on the story.

usability, value for money, action

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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From a first-person shooter set in the 1950's to a squad-based third-person shooter set in the early 1960's, via numerous missteps and delays, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified has been on quite a journey. And while developer 2K Marin may be putting a...

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified aims at combining Mass Effect’s combat with the trappings of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, but it fails to live up to either. The action is capable of offering some thrills, but The Bureau is a poorly put together game with a list...

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It's time to take on the alien horde.

Being an XCOM fan, I was sincerely hopeful that they didn’t destroy the name of this franchise with a generic third-person shooter, which could have easily been the case. But they didn’t. They did so much more. They expertly crafted the beloved...

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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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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Xbox 360 Review

 

The intention to assemble a XCOM action game was announced as far back as 2006 with an FPS game, simply called XCOM, set within the universe of the acclaimed strategy series, it was revealed to the world and met with ire by fans that didn't want XCOM...

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a good, sometimes even great, action and strategy hybrid, though it has flaws that run deep. Perhaps if the development of the game hadn’t been so rocky, it might have been a more refined and slightly less disappointing...

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It may not be a game that anyone asked for, but perhaps that has, in a way, strengthened the final game, forcing it to reel itself in a bit and focus on being entertaining rather than revamping an old IP.

Powers are a lot of fun to play around with; Generally solid shooting mechanics; Some nice little details in the setting and characters; Requires some tactical thought

Some punishing checkpoints; Story kind of goes to pot near the end; Fairly derivative; Can feel bland in spots

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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...