X-Com: Interceptor (1998)

About This Game

only this time, the heinous aliens are out to destroy Earth and rule the new frontier. As X-COM commander, it’s your sole duty to protect humanity and the prized mining operations in outer space.

You must strategically equip your X-COM fighters, amass a formidable arsenal and then fulfill your mandate by going head-to-head with the devious element. The action is fast. And the opposing forces are wicked. But if you are smart, diligent and quick, you will prevail in a masterfully fought campaign to save our planet from perilous collapse.


The game begins on March 1, 2067, when the Earth’s resources are all nearly depleted. To avert the slow decay of civilization, the major corporations of Earth venture into space – an area known as “The Frontier” – to find the raw materials required for humans.

Unfortunately, some old enemies are already in the neighborhood when the corporations arrived – the powers from the First Alien War – and they have plans of their own for the resources of the Frontier. Plans that could very well mean the end of the human race.

The end game is signified by the discovery of alien plans to build a doomsday device to destroy the surface of earth. This device is some kind of energy weapon, larger than a space station. As the weapon itself is impossible to destroy by conventional means, the research and creation of the “Nova Bomb” is required. This is a large missile, which instead of destroying the target directly, is aimed at the central star to a system. Upon impact, it would cause the star to explode, destroying everything in the system – thus the missile’s name “Nova”.


  • Wreak complete destruction in an addictive and seamless combination of combat action and strategy.
  • Mastermind your plan by purchasing equipment, hiring pilots and researching new technologies.
  • Pilot your own X-COM attack ship in a face-to-face 3D real-time first person environment.

Game Details

Genre Action – Strategy – Sci-fi
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 10)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released June 15, 1998
Size 372.4 MB
Company MicroProse / 2K Games

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

XP / Vista / 7 / 10
Processor: 1.4 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0
Mouse, Keyboard.


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