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UFO: Afterlight review

As it turns out, men really are from Mars


  • Turn-based strategy works well
  • Many things to micro-manage
  • Rewarding as it is fun


  • Can be extremely tough to get into
  • Graphics are pretty weak
  • Frustrating camera

Humans vs aliens. If anything from videogames is to be believed, it%26rsquo;s the inevitable struggle of the future. In this third installment of the UFO series, mankind%26rsquo;s already lost the battle for planet Earth, and we've been shipped off by conquering aliens to a lonely crater on Mars instead.

Newcomers will be totally bewildered by Afterlight%26rsquo;s mix of turn-based strategy and micro-management. If you%26rsquo;ve never tested the waters of the series before, it can be a bit like trying to gouge your eye out with a slippery spoon - painful andtough, while you%26rsquo;re positive there%26rsquo;s a much better way to get the job done.

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DescriptionManage troops and resources as you defend your planet against aliens and evil robots.
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
UK censor rating12+
Release date: (US), 9 February 2007 (UK)
Available platforms:PC
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