UFO: Afterlight review

As it turns out, men really are from Mars

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Turn-based strategy works well

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    Many things to micro-manage

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    Rewarding as it is fun


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    Can be extremely tough to get into

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    Graphics are pretty weak

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    Frustrating camera

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Humans vs aliens. If anything from videogames is to be believed, it’s the inevitable struggle of the future. In this third installment of the UFO series, mankind’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’s mix of turn-based strategy and micro-management. If you’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’re positive there’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 rating"Everyone 10+"
UK censor rating"12+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)