Set in the United States in 1962, the game tells the story of the FBI special
agent William Carter, tasked with investigating and stopping
an unknown extraterrestrial force threatening the very existence of human kind.
According to PC World, the new game is “less Starship Troopers,
more X-Files” than the classic X-COM series.
The 2012 version of the game is a tactical shooter from
a first-person perspective, in which the player can enter
a tactical-view mode, during which the game pauses for a while,
to “use time units to order the two agents traveling with him on the field.
“According to GameSpy, “the core aspects of the game are about working
with a team of agents who have a variety of classes that you can customize,
to have certain abilities that assist you on missions
(think RPG party building),” using “experience points where you can level
them up or upgrade them along different paths.”
The player is also offered to choose the missions from a variety of choices,
“each offering different strategic options.”