The gorgeous yellow hues in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified evoke a Norman Rockwell painting. All appears idyllic and classic 1960s Americana -- until those darned aliens zoom in and start zapping everyone with their ray guns or kidnapping them for fairly uncomfortable experiments aboard their spaceships. The concept of strong-willed G-men with vests and Tommy guns eliminating hordes of aliens is enticing, but this release hits the target only occasionally.

RATING M for Mature

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PLOT Flashback to the '60s as G-men battle aliens

DETAILS Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, $59.99

BOTTOM LINE Not totally out of this world