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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified - Xbox 360

An awesome concept, interesting setting and use of contrast can’t save The Bureau from technical shortcomings.
  • Release date: 2013
  • Genre: Third-Person Shooter
  • Developer: 2K Marin
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Rating: Mature 17+ (M)
  • Players: 1-Player
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unsheep
Too many people exaggerate the technical problems of this game, so it has rarely gotten a fair review, in fact games like GTA 4 and Mass Effect had far more technical problems than this game ever had. There are only one or two actual bugs in the whole game, which is significantly less than in most popular triple-a titles. You need to manage your squad at all times in this game, but since when is 'over management' a bad thing in a tactical game ? This is not a 'shooter', its a 'TACTICAL shooter'.
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fasttquick
The game's troubled development cycle is an obvious reason for its many problems. While it's pretty cool to command your squadmates in a third-person combat setting a la Mass Effect, nothing really gels well the way you want it. Some shoddy production values also hurt the game.
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I play a lot of shooters and love sci-fi so this game was right up my alley. The combat mechanics is heavily influenced by the first Mass Effect game, which to me is only a positive thing. Being a shooter and not an RTS 'The Bureau' is somewhat more linear than 'Enemy Unknown'. However there's a nice variety of combat settings and the gameplay is a lot of fun if you like something a bit more tactical than your average TPS. It also has some RPG elements in the way you can level-up your team.
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Clouded with steamy sepia tones and unsophisticated ’60s era visage, The Bureau’s demanding strategies harness thin XCOM traits, implanted... [more]
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