XBLA Wednesday: February 6th, 2013

By Mark Delaney, 3 years ago
Competitive multiplayer-focused games are few and far between on XBLA, mostly because the format doesn't always lend itself to sustaining an active community like the big shooters out on disc. When your game is good, however, players will remain committed. This week's addition to Xbox LIVE Arcade looks to provide an easy to learn, stylized shooter for a fraction of the price of its AAA counterparts.

Special Forces: Team X
Developer: Zombie Studios
Publisher: Atari
Price: 1200 MSP
Special Forces: Team X (STX) is a team centric 3rd Person cover based shooter. The game features a unique map selection system, with the ability to shape the battlefield by selecting individual environmental pieces, resulting in over 100 map variations. STX supports asymmetric game play with 2-4 teams and 5 frenetic game modes. Cooperative play between team members is richly rewarded. Customize your skills, weapons and character to tailor your tactics and performance in battle. STX brings you the brutality of war as you take on the role of an elite soldier in a Special Forces squad.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a bad football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.