X-Com Interceptor review by Al Giovetti
By Al Giovetti
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GENERAL GAME OVERVIEW
It's the year 2067, and Earth's resources are all but depleted. To avert the slow decay of civilization, the major corporations of Earth have turned to the stars -- an area of space known as "The Frontier" -- to find the raw materials they so desperately need.
Unfortunately, some old friends were already in the neighborhood when the corporations arrived -- and they have plans of their own for the resources of the Frontier. Plans that could very well mean the end of the human race.
Welcome to the Frontier! In X-COM Interceptor, you take command of an elite force that has been fielded to meet the aliens on their own turf -- the depths of space. This time, you'll be engaging your alien foes from the cockpit of a cutting-edge space fighter, fighting ship-to-ship as you protect Earth's corporations and X-COM installations. But your job doesn't end there. As X-COM's commander in the Frontier, you must maintain your financial standing, manage your bases and increase X-COM's presence in the area. It is also up to you to guide the research of alien weapons and technology in the hopes of improving your own technology and discovering the reason for the ever-increasing alien activity -- before it's too late.
This time, the battle is on their turf. X-COM: Interceptor -- a new chapter in the X-COM saga. Get your copy today at your favorite software retailer!
Meet the aliens head-on as you take the controls of three of the most advanced intercept fighters known to man. Vaporize your foes with more than twenty different weapons of mass-destruction from mere lasers to base-busting, high-explosive missiles. Take a defensive role and keep X-COM and other human installations safe; then, as new technology and better weapons are added to your arsenal, become the aggressor and strike right at the heart of the aliens' supply lines, outposts and bases, crippling their operations and strengthening X-COM's presence in the Frontier. You are in complete control as you decide when to launch your interceptors and what targets to defend or attack. Every mission you fly directly affects the outcome of the game.
You are in command of all aspects of X-COM's strategic operations. While managing your bases and expanding X-COM's presence in the Frontier, you must try and stay one step ahead of the enemy by collecting research data on alien weapons and technologies. Using the information you obtain, you can enhance X-COM's arsenal and custom-equip your interceptor squadrons so that they can effectively protect Earth installations in the Frontier, ensuring continued funding and manufacturing resources to support your operations. Ultimately, you must piece together any information you can obtain to find the reason for the aliens' presence in the area and put a stop to their activities once and for all.
MULTIPLAYER DEATH MATCH
Think you're pretty hot when it comes to wiping out aliens? You and every other interceptor pilot out there -- but who's the best of the best? X-COM: Interceptor let's you put your flying ability where your mouth is in Death Match mode. Build your best customized ship and go head-to-head with up to seven other X-COM aces in online tests of skill and combat prowess.
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