The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Year: 2013

Publisher: 2K Games

Developer: 2K Marin

Creators: John Chowanec, Alyssa Finley, Zak McClendon, Jeff Weir, Erik Caponi Country:

United States of America, Australia

Platforms:MicrosoftWindows​,P​ layStation3​,​Xbox360​,​OSX,PC

Genre: third person shooter, strategy



Image credit: (2015, April 27). The Bureau XCOM Declassified. flickr. Retrieved from

X-Com is a video game franchise launched in 1994, and rebooted in 2012 by 2K Games. The 2013 release, ​The Bureau: XCOM Declassified​ is a third person tactical shooter set in the United States in 1962, during the Cold War. In the game, earth is being invaded by aliens (the “Outsiders”) and the player-character, William Carter, must lead a team of agents through various missions in order to prevent the Outsiders from taking over.

LGBTQ References in this game:

Dr. Alan Weir


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