This is the second game in this great series of sci-fi strategy
games and its prequel is X-Com: UFO Defense
. This game is set decades after the first Alien War is one and this time the world is menaced by a new alien species, this time from the depths of the oceans. This game takes place mostly underwater, with base-building and combat all being submerged beneath the waves, so this makes this game the first strategy game set in the underwater that I know. The game is part real time
, and part turn-based
. The first part is real time, where you build buildings, form troops and acquire weapons needed to combat the aliens, which is done in the second, turn-based part of the game. What is interesting is that the game uses the same physics laws as the ones on ground. Apart from being underwater
, there is not much change since the last game, which is actually good, since the first game was a masterpiece. Why change, then? The game is as captivating and addictive as before, fun and challenging, and you are guaranteed hours of gameplay filled with fun. The graphics department is also virtually unchanged since before, and the sound system is as adequate as it was, too. There is no music, just standard sound effects from the game. The game is a great continuation of the classic and fans will not be left disappointed.