The classic X-Com series makes a triumphant return this year, with X-Com: Enemy Unknown. From the makers of the Civilization series, this game seems to have been heavily streamlined and updated to modern game design sensibilities, much to the chagrin of fans of the old games.
However, the game still remains interesting, as it still features gravity for player decisions what with party deaths being permanent, and it allows the player to choose his or her own style of play. In the modern era where games are increasingly being turned into cinematic shooters for no reason whatsoever (including X-Com itself, with the upcoming shooter reboot), this game should still manage to be a bright spot.
Check out the trailer below: