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X-COM: UFO Defense

DOS - 1994

Alt names
X-COM 未知なる侵略者, X-Com: UFO Defense Collector's Edition, X-COM: Terran Defense Force, X-COM: Michi Naru Shinryakusha, X-COM: Enemy Unknown, UFO: Enemy Unknown, UFO: Der unbekannte Gegner
Year
1994
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Role-Playing (RPG), Strategy
Theme
Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Turn-based
Publisher
MicroProse Software, Inc.
Developer
Mythos Games Ltd.
Perspective
Isometric
4.49 / 5 - 148 votes

Description of X-COM: UFO Defense

Offering role-playing (rpg), strategy in a world of sci-fi / futuristic, turn-based, X-COM: UFO Defense (also known as X-COM 未知なる侵略者, X-Com: UFO Defense Collector's Edition, X-COM: Terran Defense Force, X-COM: Michi Naru Shinryakusha, X-COM: Enemy Unknown, UFO: Enemy Unknown, UFO: Der unbekannte Gegner) is an abandonware developed by Mythos Games Ltd. and published by MicroProse Software, Inc.. Released in 1994, you wander around in a isometric perspective.

How to play X-COM: UFO Defense

XcomUtils 9.7 is in the archive, this utility will help fix many bugs in the game. Please check the UFOpedia page or the official XcomUtils website.

Comments and reviews

#13633

tforsaken added this comment on 2014-10-14 :

Wow I can't stop playing this game, the best game on this site hands down thank you my abandonware it's so addictive.

#13584

tforsaken added this comment on 2014-10-11 :

I use to play this long time ago im excited about this

#13098

Nicolas added this comment on 2014-09-05 :

This Game Changed MY LIFE... Im a Fuc... Fan

#13075

MITSUBI added this comment on 2014-09-03 :

D-Fend_v2.0.62.42 makes it easy.

#12892

PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! added this comment on 2014-08-21 :

Being that I'm fairly new to dosbox, playing a new game is always quite the trip for me. I downloaded this file and extracted it to my c drive using winrar. i mounted c: in dosbox but i cannot figure out how to open the game in dosbox. I'm sure I'm doing several thing incorrectly, but im really lost right now. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!f

#12329

FA added this comment on 2014-06-27 :

Best game of all times.

#12227

El added this comment on 2014-06-16 :

In X-COM Earth, aliens get probed by YOU!

#11958

whirlwindm added this comment on 2014-05-28 :

Adding my voice to the chorus, one of the best games ever made (even though we all know the real aliens are just the US Air Force in disguise :0 ). Along with Jagged Alliance 2, one of the best and most addictive turn-based tactical game ever made. The current incarnation by Firaxis have brilliant Unreal Engine graphics, but could not match the depth and game play of this game. Having played this, the Firaxis game is very limited and frustrating. For the real afficionados you can try OpenXCom in sourceforge.

#11597

newgorlo added this comment on 2014-05-05 :

thanks

#10740

Doxologist added this comment on 2014-03-13 :

Anyone know where to find the registration code?

#10306

indstr added this comment on 2014-02-12 :

I loaded this up when it came out, tried it, didn't really "get" it, closed it. Never looked back. :)

#9284

AwesomeGamer9000 added this comment on 2013-12-05 :

I clocked this shit in like 10 minutes.

#8846

rip added this comment on 2013-10-23 :

so well

#8780

anon added this comment on 2013-10-15 :

avoid. it is already cracked so you can't use the ufoExtender fixer.

#8413

anon added this comment on 2013-09-09 :

The file to execute is ufo.bat

#7232

AndOnceMore added this comment on 2013-05-21 :

This may sound stupid but which file should I open in DOSbox to start the game? I've tried a few but they don't initiate the game

#7168

Hal added this comment on 2013-05-13 :

Best game 4ever! :D

#5734

onewingedangel added this comment on 2013-01-19 :

angry joe introduced me to this game, and its awesome

#5684

The Alien Brain added this comment on 2013-01-16 :

I hate this game. Why did they villainize me? :(

#5670

EliUmniCk added this comment on 2013-01-14 :

Ok it seems dosbox 0.74 work much better with the cd version of this game (v1.4). Saddly the link here only provide the floppy v1.2 version.

#5532

EliUmniCK added this comment on 2013-01-07 :

hi,

I have download this game and D-Fend Reloaded.
The game works fine, i have played like 5 hours, and now, every new same game i try to make is corrupt (when i try to load it, the game freeze and nothing happend).
Hopefully, i had different save file, so i didnt lost much, but now i can't progress in the game (or to be more precise i cannot save anymore ^^).
Any idea on how to fix this issue ?

#5524

Jorgusson added this comment on 2013-01-07 :

The world was not the same after this game ;-)

#5495

Mangler added this comment on 2013-01-05 :

Absolutely hands down the best game ever! The new one is ok but nothing will ever be better than this... and star wars galaxies... that is all.

#5215

Luk added this comment on 2012-11-26 :

The Best!!!

#4954

oldster added this comment on 2012-10-27 :

I forgot to mention that you have to capture a leader, so research on him; then do research on mars solution or something like that. THEN capture/do research on a commander. The game says that commanders reside only in alien bases, but that isn't entirely true. I have captured a commander on a battleship. I wouldn't have known what it was beforehand except that I was using the mind tool to discover what each alien was before attacking it. When I saw it, I was surprised. The game tries to fool you by having the commander standing outside where it will be one of the first aliens contacted. without the mind tool, you won't know what it is, and will end up killing it and missing the opportunity to capture him. Don't worry about losing a couple of soldiers in the process, because it makes the game shorter. Try and isolate the commander, then gang up on him with at least 3 or 4 soldiers with stun rods at the same time.

#4886

simblanco added this comment on 2012-10-19 :

as far as i remember, I don't think you have to follow a specific order, but it's a lot of time I last played....

I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!

#4713

oldster added this comment on 2012-10-03 :

In order to finish the game, you have to capture a commander from a battleship and do research on him, but you have to be sure to do research on all of the other aliens first, not all of the races, just several of the officers, starting with a soldier, then an engineer, then a leader, then a commander. If you get these out of order, you will be at a dead end.

#4468

bukimi added this comment on 2012-08-30 :

I never could really finish the game. Made research on all aliens, both living and dead (commanders too) and I still did not have anyt way to finish the game. Is there any way to really finish it?

#4088

Skylo added this comment on 2012-07-23 :

Awesome game! Stylish graphic and freezing sound efects....recommeded by Fox Mulder itself!

#3722

Kiasu added this comment on 2012-06-10 :

I played it when it came out, then when I had kids they played it and loved it. It taught them game play wins over flashy graphics.

Will there ever be a squad game as good as this again?

#3412

Branes51 added this comment on 2012-04-26 :

This just might be the best computer game ever made although Civilization might share the honors with it. This game however will make you nervous about every single move you make with your men because the enemy might vaporize them at any second. The sheer horror you feel when you realize your best Sergeant just got taken over by a Chrysalis and now he's killing everyone in the squad can't be equaled by any game I have ever played.
To my mind, if you haven't played this game, you can't claim to be a real gamer.
It's that good.

#3175

Goodbrew added this comment on 2012-03-15 :

RE: MD
With so many similarities between this game and the real world, it is obvious this game was developed by aliens to fictionalize ideas and turn the idea of aliens into entertainment so nobody would actually believe it!

#2946

Nesso added this comment on 2012-02-12 :

A great game even after 17 years....why ppl don't do such great games??

#2145

Mymoon added this comment on 2011-10-12 :

I only break for sectoids!

#1941

md added this comment on 2011-08-25 :

There are many parallels between the basic ideas of this game and many of the things we see going on with real UFOs. See Bob Lazar's website and how he describes the UFOs that he says are kept at Area 51. Also the fuel that is used to power these UFOs is similar to Elerium; it is claimed to be "Element 115", which is used to power their matter-antimatter engines.

The aliens in this game are similar to aliens that supposedly exist on Zeta Reticuli (the greys), and other solar systems not far from earth. There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that the creators of this game built its basic premise upon things that are alleged to be going on in the real world. True or not, I cannot say for sure, but I can't rule it out completely.

#1642

Baron added this comment on 2011-06-06 :

The perfect game.

#1481

AdolfoderWolfo added this comment on 2011-04-13 :

Still a great game!

#1450

Greenscreen added this comment on 2011-04-02 :

Perhaps one of the best strategy games ever made. It still lives on my computer (Steam version) and it's still captivating despite its ancient graphics.

#1111

admin added this comment on 2010-12-11 :

hmm, there was a ZIP file in another one. Now it's good ! Thx

#1108

Nil added this comment on 2010-12-10 :

Doesn't work. Zip contains a folder with another zip in it. That zip contains only a .txt. Even D-Fend Reloaded couldn't find anything in it.

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