Geko Oct 23, 2012 @ 6:03pm
Games like Xcom?
While this post dose not exactly pretain to this game in general, In my opinion this may be a good place to ask

I haven't played previous Xcom game before so while this is very stupid of me buying this game when i did border line zero research, I actually in my defense thought this game was a different game that is going to be released in the future (More action based, I think an FPS, or Third Person shooter). While in fact I LOVE games like this. Reminds me of Fallout Tactics witch i spend hundreds or hours way back in the day.

So getting to my point, What are other games similar to Xcom, Fallout Tactics or M&M Heroics 4?
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Cougarific Oct 23, 2012 @ 6:06pm 
Jagged Alliance
Silent Storm
Age of Wonders
There's also a free reboot of the original XCom called UFO: Extraterrestrials.
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Shitbird Oct 23, 2012 @ 6:18pm 
I dont know what Heroics is but... but if you are looking for some kind of Xcom-like game, that will still run on a modern pc without the pixels being one inch wide....id say

Jagged alliance (as cougarific said)... JA back in action has many flaws.. but I like it.. it will come around on a steam sale at some point in the next few months.. grab it for 5bucks lol. Its basically xcom set in a banana republic.

Id also suggest UFO afterlight, and aftershock Gold. Both on steam. Afterlight manages to be quite "oldskool" and modern at the same time.

There are others, but running them on a modern pc makes your screen look like a graphics card crash. The pixels are so big you will worry your MB is melting.

Afterlight is particularly good because it deviates from strict turn based control.. you basically have a time slider... so you can still do all the old plan-and-move stuff... but without the rigors of the unrealistic turn based system
-TOG- Deathwind Oct 23, 2012 @ 6:18pm 
The X-Com franchise had several similar games in the series, particularly the original, Terror from the Deep, and Apocalypse. All of them are still fun to play but the graphics are very dated (especially the first two).

Very similar in terms of gameplay and tactics, but with a different setting (colorful mercenaries in 3rd world environments) is the Jagged Alliance franchise. Jagged Alliance 2 was the best IMHO, and inspired a ton of mods. There's a remake (JA: Back in Action) out now on Steam, which is decent but it doesn't quite live up to expectations.

The X-Com series inspired a bunch of 3rd party remakes/ripoffs, the closest to the original was UFO: Extraterrestrials or something like that.

One remake/ripoff that became a series in its own right is the UFO trilogy by Cenega (not related to the above). Those were UFO: Aftermath, UFO: Aftershock, and UFO: Afterlight. Those were quite fun (especially Aftershock and Afterlight) but extremely buggy. Afterlight is on Steam, not sure about the others.
Poor Dick Oct 23, 2012 @ 6:21pm 
Try looking for Xenonauts.
Cougarific Oct 23, 2012 @ 6:30pm 
Originally posted by Poor ♥♥♥♥:
Try looking for Xenonauts.

Promising...got a ways to go yet tho it seems.
Geko Oct 23, 2012 @ 7:04pm 
I actualy have JA Back in action, While i havint gotten the chance to play it much, I really did enjoy it :)

*edit*

Xenonauts looks really cool! Going to do more research on the game and I may pre-order it
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Optiox Oct 23, 2012 @ 7:09pm 
want a real turned based statagy try Final fantasy tactics or vandle hearts, and oger tactics if you are really hardcore.
Geko Oct 23, 2012 @ 7:12pm 
Originally posted by Optiox:
want a real turned based statagy try Final fantasy tactics or vandle hearts, and oger tactics if you are really hardcore.

Have them for my PsP :) They are amazing time killers when traveling
Sentient_Toaster Oct 23, 2012 @ 7:54pm 
http://ufoai.org/ -- UFO Alien Invasion. Free, open-source, multi-platform, inspired by XCOM.

JA2 was good; get the 1.13 unofficial patch for it.
Geko Oct 23, 2012 @ 7:57pm 
Originally posted by ♥♥♥♥bird:
I dont know what Heroics is

Sorry, bit of a typo there. Might & Magic Heros 4. Fantastic game btw
Cougarific Oct 23, 2012 @ 7:59pm 
Originally posted by Sentient_Toaster:
JA2 was good; get the 1.13 unofficial patch for it.

In fact I just replayed JA2 after JA: Back In Action turned out to be a disappointment - it's better than good (with 1.13).
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Geko Oct 23, 2012 @ 8:02pm 
Out of curiosity, What makes JA: Back in action better with 1.13?
Cougarific Oct 23, 2012 @ 8:09pm 
That wasn't clearly written sorry - I meant to say that JA2 is great (with the unofficial 1.13 patch).

I re-installed it from my original CD-ROM (!!!!) after reading mixed reviews about JA:BiA.
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Shitbird Oct 23, 2012 @ 8:31pm 
Originally posted by Spam Musubi:
Originally posted by ♥♥♥♥bird:
I dont know what Heroics is

Sorry, bit of a typo there. Might & Magic Heros 4. Fantastic game btw

thanks for the clarification dude

William Shake-My-Spear Oct 23, 2012 @ 8:45pm 
Originally posted by Spam Musubi:
Out of curiosity, What makes JA: Back in action better with 1.13?

What he really meant was JA2 (not JA: Back In Action) gets even better with unofficial mod patch v1.13. And he is right, I still play that game up to this day. No other tactical combat game has ever come close to it in terms of gameplay options and depth, really.

If your interested, you can check out the link below:

http://ja2v113.pbworks.com/w/page/4218339/FrontPage
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