Shack PSA: X-COM Series Now on Steam

By Blake Ellison, Sep 04, 2008 11:45am PDT 2K Games producer and Shack family member Jason Bergman dropped by our forums to announce that the classic 90s tactical series X-COM is now available for purchase on Valve's Steam digital distribution service.

Four games from the series, listed below, have been added to the service:

  • X-COM: UFO Defense (1993)
  • X-COM: Apocalypse (1997)
  • X-COM: Interceptor (1998)
  • X-COM: Enforcer (2001)
Each game is for sale for $4.99, or the whole set of four can be bought for $15. Following Steam tradition, there is a ten percent discount in the first week of sales. The games are compatible with Windows Vista, according to Bergman.

While the X-COM series has laid dormant for 7 years, there have been persistent rumors of a new entry from BioShock creator Ken Levine and the 2K Boston crew.

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  • Fantastic. =)

    I missed the original X-COM, but now I can see why it was so lauded. For a game 13 years old, the atmosphere and style is umatched. I was planning intercepts a la DEFCON and clearing houses aka Rainbow Six, all in an X-Files type atmosphere.

    If old game developers want to dust off their back libraries to make a few bucks by enabling them to work on modern systems, then sign me up. To think of all of the people who never played the classics of the early days of computer gaming, releases like these are a godsend.