The lights are on
If you weren't playing strategy PC games in the '90s, chances are you're most familiar with X-COM as that weird alien invasion-focused first-person shooter that BioShock 2 developer 2K Marin is working on. The pedigree for this game goes back much further and to a completely different style of gameplay. Does it still hold up today?
Please join myself, Andrew Reiner, Ben Reeves, and the newest addition to the Game Informer staff, Jason Oestreicher, in our first ever PC Replay. We look back at the original X-COM: UFO Defense and find out how long our fleshy human soldiers can last after they leave the safety of their jet.
Want to see the Game Informer staff struggle futilely at other classic games? Check out the Replay hub for all you could ever need! Want more info on the X-COM series? Look for a GI Classic feature all about it in the upcoming December issue of Game Informer.
yaaaaaay PC replays!!!!!!!! I request age of empires the first one and diablo and starcraft dungeon master ( or keeper i forget which it is ) oh joy for the PC!!!
Cool! Since we're doing PC now, I would like to request Star Wars JKII Jedi Outcast. I used to play with the console commands on that game for hours.
never even heard of either of those games but great episode
Yay! Love for the PC finally! And one of my fave PC games of all time to boot. Admittedly, my first taste of this game came on the PS1 version, but I immediately went and bought it for my PC. Spent hours upon countless hours playing this game until the wee hours of the morn. Sometimes right up until I had to get up for work. lol
Wtf? Why is this not old?
While it sucks that 2K Marin want to make an FPS out of the X-COM IP, Frozen Synapse is a brilliant indie game to fill the void.
Jason sounds like a deeper voiced Ben. I'm sure that insulted one of you...
Shoulda played the Super Meat Boy soundtrack on Audiosurf.....
Eh, I'm not a big fan of this replay it was really slow paced and rather dull. Needs more Tim and Dan.
xwing vs tie fighter!
I do like this game but I'm really terrible at it.