I already mentioned desktop version of [UFO: X-COM Defence]
Also there is open-source [Android port]
of the game. In today’s post i would like to recommend you an extended modification called [OpenXcom Extended]
. Mod offers plenty of improvements over the original version including neat touchscreen controls [!].
Download [OpenXcom Extended]
||| [direct link to v7.8] Download original DOS [game cache]
||| [mega.nz] Extract downloaded archive into SDcard/OpenXcom folder Run game launcher and point it to newly created folder Check the plethora of settings provided by the game Now you can shot alien scum wherever you want!
As you may already noticed i like to give a reference to Microprose games. Previous posts covered masterpieces like [UFO: X-Com]
and [Civilization II]
And i’m doing that on purpose. Games of the past primarily relied on solid and very high-quality storylines. Back in the day processing power of computer was quite limited and developers can’t offer breath-taking graphics. So they have to use head to output quality entertainment product.
Seen marvellous [UFO X-Com]
? So, here is another masterpiece by Microprose then.
In my childhood i was obsessed by [Civilization I]
, which can be played in plain DOS only. Game graphics was very pixel sketchy and forced the brain to complete imaginary world by myself. Many sand was spilled across the sand-glass. There are VI parts of the game to date!
of the game was released back in 1996.
UPDATED ON: 2022-02-28
Another [quality game]
from my childhood. This time, turn-based tactical combat. It’s addictive game-play coupled with stunning atmosphere make it so great. Emotive Adlib FM music bring up even more intrigue to classy style of this masterpiece.
Some gameplay videos for deeper immersion.
INTRO MISSION [ORIGINAL OST PLAYLIST]
[XCOM LEGACY OST PLAYLIST]
Heavily inspired by original one, not those orchestral epic crap.
Also you should definitely check [open-source remake]
of the original game.