The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is free on Humble, and it’s time to let old wounds heal | PCGamesN

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is free on Humble, and it’s time to let old wounds heal

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It’s a lot tougher to be outraged at The Bureau: XCOM Declassified these days. Sure, an action-packed shooter isn’t what fans had wanted for all those years, but we ended up getting a real (and fantastic) XCOM strategy game anyway, and that was even followed by a very solid expansion and sequel. Maybe it’s about time to give The Bureau another chance.

Humble Bundle are providing just such an opportunity, as The Bureau is free for the next two days. Just hop onto the Humble Store and claim it for a free Steam key to redeem at your leisure.

I won’t pretend that The Bureau is a forgotten classic, but it is a nifty third-person shooter with some fun light squad elements and 50s alien conspiracy aesthetic that is still just lovely to see. Grab the freebie while it lasts, and give it a shot - you might like it. And if not, there’s always proper XCOM (or even X-COM, if you’re feeling old-school) to fall back on.

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7 Months ago

Is The Bureau good? It's honestly hard to tell at times. My personal experience was tainted by me holding lofty expectations based on the namesake of which it is based, and the fact I paid full price for it back in the day. What I can say is this: It's a fairly competent shooter, and if you try to ignore how the game is connected to XCOM (despite the title) you may find yourself enjoying the aesthetics and gameplay.

For free it's basically a steal, and well worth anyones time.

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