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.