[gameinfo title=”Game Info” game_name=”The Bureau: X-Com Declassified” developers=”2K Marin” publishers=”2K” platforms=”PS3/360/PC” genres=”” release_date=”Out Now” version_played=”PS3″]
After a troubled development schedule, that consisted of a terrible received E3 demo that originally was a first person shooter, to multiple developers over 8 years and several technical and creative issues, this X-Com spin-off has all the makings of failure after the rough and tumble ride it took to get here. How does it fare?
The Bureau tells the story of William Carter, a CIA special agent who is tasked to bring a mysterious briefcase to his director Faulke, and soon becomes part of the war between the US and the Outsiders, an extraterrestrial hostile force that comes to lay waste to Earth (or the United States) . Needless to say, the story in The Bureau is very haphazard and disengaging. The story logically makes little sense, Carter is a charmless protagonist and the very fact that these events are meant to be secret operations is laughable.