Sunday, June 10, 2007

New Freeware X-COM

There's a very nice looking fan-made X-Com clone with modern 3-D graphics, and it's getting close to done. The game is called UFO: Alien Invasion and already has most of the playable parts available. The UI is very different now and may take some getting used to, but all the original features, from base-building and research to turn-based combat, are there. Download it and give it a try!

4 comments:

Marc-Julien said...

AWESOME.

Chen-song said...

Yeah, I can't wait until they're done. They don't have UFO fighter intercepts yet, and the research still needs more pictures. :) Also notice that the terrain is not destructible, unlike the original X-COM. I hope they make it so, but this is based on the Quake II engine so I don't know.

Marc-Julien said...

I haven't had a chance to play it yet: is it fun?

Chen-song said...

It's fairly good, and captures the original's feel pretty well. Like I said though, it's not done, and because it uses the Quake II engine, the terrain is not destructible. Sad since that was one of the fun features of the original games. :)