XBLA Wednesday: February 6th, 2013

By Mark Delaney, 5 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 Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.