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
- Released in
- United States
- Role-Playing (RPG), Strategy
- Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Turn-based
- MicroProse Software, Inc.
- Mythos Games Ltd.
- Dosbox support
- Supported on current version
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.
The first game of the X-COM series, UFO was well received but suffers from its uneven graphics and the heavy menus. The game takes loads of hours to be enjoyed!
How to play X-COM: UFO Defense
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Comments and reviews
Anon 2015-05-25 0 point
If you're trying to play this through DOSBox and you're getting a blank screen when running it, try opening the UFO.BAT file with a text editor and add "rem" followed by a in front of the command "%1intro".
Matty 2015-03-13 -3 points
Is it the newer X-Com on Steam?
Try to level up a variety of soldiers, since many of them will inevitably be found to be psychically/mentally weak...
santouryuu 2015-02-16 -6 points
is this really abondanware?it is on steam.not really saying it shoudn't be here,just curious
St. Haborym 2015-01-19 -7 points
I really would not call this an rpg. It does have rpg elements to it but yeah, more of a strategy game really.
mc1chubby1@gmail 2014-11-23 -6 points
I can't figure out how to run in my dosbox. I beat it on ps1, still have it and can't get my emulator to play it... Someone please explain how to make it happen! Tytytyty
tforsaken 2014-10-14 -6 points
Wow I can't stop playing this game, the best game on this site hands down thank you my abandonware it's so addictive.
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! 2014-08-21 -7 points
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
whirlwindm 2014-05-28 -6 points
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.
indstr 2014-02-12 0 point
I loaded this up when it came out, tried it, didn't really "get" it, closed it. Never looked back. :)
AndOnceMore 2013-05-21 0 point
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
EliUmniCk 2013-01-14 0 point
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.
EliUmniCK 2013-01-07 0 point
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 ?
Mangler 2013-01-05 0 point
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.
oldster 2012-10-27 5 points
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.
simblanco 2012-10-19 0 point
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!!!!
oldster 2012-10-03 1 point
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.
bukimi 2012-08-30 0 point
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?
Skylo 2012-07-23 0 point
Awesome game! Stylish graphic and freezing sound efects....recommeded by Fox Mulder itself!
Kiasu 2012-06-10 0 point
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?
Branes51 2012-04-26 0 point
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.
Goodbrew 2012-03-15 1 point
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!
Nesso 2012-02-12 0 point
A great game even after 17 years....why ppl don't do such great games??
md 2011-08-25 4 points
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.
Greenscreen 2011-04-02 0 point
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.
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