An unlikely plot but better tactics play than ever!
X-COM: Apocalypse is on top of its game in and about most all departments: graphically it's brilliant, the fights are more tactically challenging and fiercer than ever, the diversity of the scenarios is also at an all times high (in the oldschool version of the X Coms, that is), but the story is kind of a letdown. I mean, really, the best that an alien invasion can do is pollute the world into oblivion?! Come on MicroProse, you're better than that! At any rate, kind of like with the other X Coms, this game doesn't go crazy on the story, in terms of making it an absolute necessity to enjoy the game. Oh, but the fights! This is where this X Com shines, with an incredible AI, with a roaster of characters even more interesting than before, with loads more options for customizations and other really nice additions. Plus, the graphics engine makes use of SVGA graphics, which means higher resolution worlds and better colors. Feel kind of off put by games that run exclusively turn based? Not to worry, if you dare you can tackle the game in real time, but you better be a well oiled mouse and keyboard wielding machine, otherwise it's gonna be so hard! Play it, and then jump straight into the modern 3D series, which picks it up rather nicely and does justice to the series as well.