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#22 UFO: Enemy Unknown/X-COM: UFO Defense
guessed by The_Liquid_Laser
platform DOS
release year 1994
developer/publisher Mythos Games/MicroProse
genre strategy, turn based tactics
links Wikipedia
past years 2018: #22
2017: #21

This game was the groundwork for a lot of similar titles. Strategic base building and research in real time, but turn-based tactical missions if UFOs turned up. That was a very enticing and addicting mix.

This game led to my first all-nighter. I had the mindset: I only do this, just one more UFO mission, I need to get to the end of the month funds to build just one more building. And then it started to get bright outside and birds started singing. I just hadn't noticed how the time was gone.

I still remember the horror of the terror mission. Because these civilians just ran randomly into the aliens and were killed. And I got punished in the rating. That was unfair, they just had to hide behind my soldiers!

But it was so satisfying to shoot down the UFOs, explore them and finally even storm their bases.

Last edited by Mnementh - on 15 December 2019

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