Let’s get down to brass tax: A lot of you out there may not be into real-time strategy games, and that’s fine. The genre had its day in the sun, and with the exception of a few major franchises that appeal to a dedicated fan base, there isn’t nearly as much mainstream appeal as there once was. If you are among those that has lost their taste for the RTS style, you should consider getting over that for XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Firaxis Games did something remarkable with XCOM: Enemy Unknown, it took a classic game and reimagined it for a new generation. You hear that word a lot these days, “reimagined,” but usually those using it mean they took an existing property and made their own thing under the name of the old. That is not the case here.

Firaxis identified what it was about the last game that worked, then it built a game with modern technology that carried over those key ideals. It was a long process, but a fruitful one.  The result is a game we liked so much we gave it a 9.5. For more details on the development, check out our recent interview with Garth DeAngelis, one of the lead producers for the game.

So if you have been on the fence about this game, or maybe it is on your list but you just haven’t had the chance to pick it up yet, put your money away and enter for your shot at winning a copy on us.

We have five copies to give away to five winners: two PS3 copies, two Xbox 360 copies, and one PC copy that we have a Steam code for.

To be entered to win, all you have to do is post a comment below telling us what your favorite old school PC game was. Just post a comment, and you will be entered to win. Be sure to include what system you are hoping to win a copy on (multiple systems if fine, but each winner will only receive one copy).

The contest will run until Wednesday, October 24 at noon PST.

Good luck to all!

(Update: Thank you all for your comments!  We will be notifying the winners presently!)

 Congratulations to our winners:

Michele Rogers

Christian Vergori

The user “SeveredOblivion” 

The user “EDG”

And one other, who wished to remain anonymous

Thanks to everyone for entering, and check back with us for more giveaways int he future!