2K Games has confirmed that their long lost 1960s XCOM third-person shooter has been given a huge overhaul, and has been re-branded as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.
The game was originally panned when announced to gamers, with many decrying the fact that it looked nothing like the older XCOM strategy games. Many vocal fans were upset that the shooter genre was needlessly being attached to older IPs, and 2K heeded their thoughts and delivered XCOM: Enemy Unknown, one of our choices for Game of the Year in 2012.
The XCOM shooter disappeared quietly into the back of everyone’s mind, but the rumors of it still bubbling around in the halls of 2K Marin that lingered on have proven to be true. The Bureau: XCOM Declassified keeps the franchise name, but sticks it on the end to avoid confusion with the main series.
Many changes have been made to the game in the meantime. The story has also been rewritten to tell the origin story of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and where the alien-fighting government organization got its roots.
Even though I typically loathe origin stories, this is one I can see working well. XCOM: Enemy Unknown had fantastic gameplay, but came up weak in the story division. A little more emotional connection to this universe might help me see the first game in a different light. Plus, 2K Marin proved their storytelling prowess with making the seemingly pointless BioShock 2 an engaging game.
2K has proven that a strategy XCOM game can exist in the world, and tensions seemed to have simmered. I think many gamers will be willing to give this one a second chance and screenshots and trailers prove that this is one to keep an eye on.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified will be release for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on August 20th.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
The Dungeons and Dragons loot you always wanted
These are the accessories you need to be at the most prepared D&D player at your table.