So I fired up DosBox and revived XCOM from my backup and started playing every chance I can get.
Now, what is XCOM? XCOM is a game developed by Microprose launched in 1994 for MS-DOS (oh, the good times in gaming).
According to Wikipedia
The player takes the role of commander of X-COM – a clandestine, international paramilitary organization defending Earth from an alien invasion. Through the game, the player is tasked with issuing orders to individual X-COM troops in a series of turn-based tactical missions. At strategic scale, the player directs the research and development of new technologies, builds and expands X-COM’s bases, manages the organization’s finances and personnel, and monitors and responds to UFO activity.
I would say you take control of an alien hunting elite special forces group with awesome hair, nice big guns and alien tech.
As you setup bases, kiss the asses of countries the give you big funding ( I always set bases on US, Europe, and Asia) and race to get the cool looking personal armor but still prefer using the Flying suit for overall protection and usage, once you get the Avenger you can kick some serious alien space craft butts (lol) and directly start the mission once you take down a big one.
So after 23 years this game still kicks ass, still has the best Intro and is still one of my favorite games.
Doing a bit of googling and digging. I tried searching for mods and/or graphic update for XCOM and this is what I was able to find. I will download these and try playing it for a while.
Open Xcom – which is a full revamp of the XCOM: Enemy Unknown but still has the look and feel of the original game from Microprose.