X-COM: Apocalypse is the best strategy game I ever played, M.A.X. being one possible contender. Everything in the game is cool. And it's a game for brainy people who know how to think. The graphical quality is amazing, too. And the combat engine just rules. This game contains elements of

  • economic strategy games,
  • real-time strategy games,
  • turn-based tactical games,
  • role-playing games,
  • adventures,
  • ...

Had this game been made by Maxis, its name would be "Sim War". Or "Sim Surrealistic Future Urban Warfare" maybe, although that's pushing it a bit too far.