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UFO: Afterlight is the next instalment in the UFO: Aftermath and UFO: Aftershock series, bringing a completely new insight to the story of Aftershock, this time from the perspective of lonely human inhabitants on Mars.

Game play highlights


  • combination of global strategy and tactical missions
  • completely new story built on the events from UFO: Aftershock
  • large number of new technologies, weapons and equipment to develop
  • completely new environments on a different planet than Earth
  • highly replayable game because of the player’s key decisions on diplomacy and research
  • strong RPG elements, the player knows his team by names


  • new enemies and new alien races with variable weapons and battle tactics
  • several character classes with different attributes, skills and trainings
  • diplomacy has strong influence on the game story
  • research enables terraforming of the planet in later stages of the game
  • improved and transparent construction and building management
  • friendly interface and easy orientation in the game, useful information available at time and place where needed


  • advanced tactical part of the game with the possibility to enter buildings, thermo visions and more
  • player may use different height and destructible elements of environment to his advantage
  • tactical missions controlled by intelligent scripts guarantee reasonable behavior of enemies
  • authentic physical model
  • player must adapt his tactics during the game as the enemies change and grow stronger, hardly two missions are the same
  • aliens and robots in your team
  • hostile environment requiring the use of different types of spacesuits
  • opportunity to mind-control your enemies and use psionic abilities

HW requirements


  • MS Windows® XP or 2000 with DirectX® 8.1
  • 1GHz CPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • nVidia® GeForce™ 5700 or ATI Radeon® 9500
  • MS DirectX® 9.0 compatible soundcard
  • 4 GB free hard disk space
  • DVD ROM drive


  • MS Windows® XP or 2000 with DirectX® 9.0c
  • 2GHz CPU
  • 768 MB RAM
  • nVidia® GeForce™ 6600 or ATI Radeon® 9700 Pro
  • Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ sound card
  • 4 GB free hard disk space
  • DVD ROM drive

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Patch is out!

Patch 1.7 was released and is downloadable in the Support section.

Gameplay story

How is playing UFO: Afterlight? What is good or bad? You can read one of players' gameplay story. Enjoy and compare to your experience!

The contest has its winners!

Modding contest is over. See details and a list of winners in the Contest section.

Related websites

Altar Games (developer)
1C Publishing (publisher)
Idea Games (publisher)
Sprocket (buy UFO online)
ufo-afterlight.de (german site)
StrategyCore (the best fan site)