I've talked briefly about this before in a column
, but for every gamer in the world there is always going to be one game which speaks to them better than any other; something which helped define who they are.
I had The Secret of Monkey Island
, while Tim had Asteroids
. For resident tech-guru Richard though it was X-COM: Terror From The Deep
- which has just been re-released on Valve's Steam service.
Valve today revealed that the entire series of X-COM
games from UFO Defense
through to Apocalypse
is now available to buy and play through Steam for a very tempting fee.
Each game in the series can be picked up from a meagre $4.99, while the collection can currently be had with a 10 percent discount until Sept. 11th for just $13.49. In pounds sterling that means you can pick up one of the most memorable sci-fi strategy games of recent years for less than £10.
series is often held up as one of the most influential turn-based strategy games, casting players as the director of an anti-alien task force which must defend the world from off-world threats.
Terror From The Deep
is especially remarkable for no other reason than the fact the soundtrack is enough to reduce Richard to a trembling, frightened wreck.
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