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  • Summary: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth. In response, a new enemy, known as the “Chosen,” emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. This expansion includesXCOM 2: War of the Chosen adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth. In response, a new enemy, known as the “Chosen,” emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. This expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay. Expand

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Sep 13, 2017
    100
    An exceptionally good expansion that adds in a mountain of new content that specifically addresses the few flaws there were with the original.
  2. Sep 6, 2017
    93
    War of the Chosen contains so much new content that it could almost have been called XCOM 3. Every mission dishes out a new enemy, mission type, or environment, which allows the game to remain fresh for several dozen hours. War of the Chosen’s wealth of interwoven systems might overwhelm newcomers, but strategy nerds willing to master the nuances will be treated to one of the most rewarding strategy games in years. I don’t know how Firaxis could make a more complex yet gratifying strategy game, but I can’t wait to see them try.
  3. Sep 4, 2017
    90
    An old-school expansion pack, improving the game all-around in ways no simple DLC could have achieved. XCOM 2 was great to begin with, and the new content brings it straight to the Olympus of turn-based strategy games.
  4. 90
    War of the Chosen overhauls the already fabulous XCOM 2 and turns it into absolutely essential fare. The introduction of the Chosen, the soldier bonding system, and the photobooth mode, are perfect additions in that they amplify the base game’s best qualities. It’s just a shame the shine is dulled ever so slightly by a bunch of needless technical issues.
  5. Oct 4, 2017
    85
    Developers worldwide, pay attention: this is how you do DLC. As innovative as it is addictive, XCOM 2: War of the Chosen not only manages to meet expectations... It thoroughly exceeds them.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. Oct 10, 2017
    10
    I thought the vanilla XCOM 2 was awesome and I finished it. I bought this expansion and started playing it again and yeah it's better. I don'tI thought the vanilla XCOM 2 was awesome and I finished it. I bought this expansion and started playing it again and yeah it's better. I don't think I'm going to finish playing it again but this is a top-notch game before and it's even better after. Also I don't have any performance problems at all on the PS4 Pro. Expand
  2. Oct 23, 2017
    9
    outstanding tactical game.the amount of content and customization is a lot.weapon,characters,skill,class and etc.the chosen add new challengesoutstanding tactical game.the amount of content and customization is a lot.weapon,characters,skill,class and etc.the chosen add new challenges and make the fight more entertaining.the only bug i encounter is save error;reinstall and spare at least 5gb free space on the HDD make the game run smooth.simply one of the best tactical rpg game. Expand
  3. Jan 15, 2018
    8
    XCOM2 WOTC is a game I want to give top marks. Firaxis/2K have really gone back to XCOM2 and created a 'special expanded edition' with newXCOM2 WOTC is a game I want to give top marks. Firaxis/2K have really gone back to XCOM2 and created a 'special expanded edition' with new features, content and graphical style. The game is addictive, challenging and full of customisation options. It is fair to say that no two playthroughs in the world will be the same. However despite all of its efforts, the game mechanics and engine really struggle. Graphics issues are very common (even running on a PS4 Pro) and although not game-breaking can really break immersion. However the bigger problem lies in the games mechanics where the game will set up scenarios that are literally impossible in missions. For example in one mission where the task is to extract 'VIPs' by defending them from a horde of monsters, the game spawns a recurring villain right next to them. On the first turn he wipes them out, before any of your troops are even close. I have replayed this mission 10-15 times and I cannot find a way to win. What's the point of the mission? If it is to demonstrate the concept of 'impossible' missions, why not at least create risk for your troops? As it is, I can just evac my troops in turn two and fail the mission. OK I fail a mission and some bad stuff happens, but not enough to justify it as a design concept so the reality is that it is just a mistake on the game's part and that is truly disappointing. Expand
  4. Apr 25, 2018
    4
    I've tried finish this game twice. Once on PC another time on PS4. I just can't I don't understand how people could finish this game. I'veI've tried finish this game twice. Once on PC another time on PS4. I just can't I don't understand how people could finish this game. I've finished XCOM enemy uknown twice and enemy within once but XCOM 2? how people finish that game?! that AVATAR project is happening too fast. you can try hard af but still it's going to end your story and those plenty of enemies on your 3 or 4 guys... One bad move of a square and 50 aliens going to kill you. This game have too many enemies on small area and long loading so you have to load every 5 minutes a game cuz of that legions of aliens killing your dudes all the time by not really your fault Expand
  5. Sep 14, 2017
    3
    Amazing new mechanics, enemies and allies. I would give it a 9 or 10, but it's abysmal performance and glitches ruin the experience.Amazing new mechanics, enemies and allies. I would give it a 9 or 10, but it's abysmal performance and glitches ruin the experience.

    Textures not loading everywhere, corrupt textures on maps, messed up particle effects, framerate drops all the time, choppy animations and camera movement. It's frustrating because I love everything about War of the Chosen, and I don't know if the problem is the PS4's capability, but I feel that as soon as these issues are patched the game is going to be near perfect.
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  6. Sep 27, 2017
    2
    This has the potential to be the greatest iteration of XCOM that was ever made. Then proceeds to drop the ball, only it's a bowling ball,This has the potential to be the greatest iteration of XCOM that was ever made. Then proceeds to drop the ball, only it's a bowling ball, right in your lap.

    Atrocious graphic artifacts everywhere, horribly choppy and glitched out animations. The longer you play, the more lagged out, glitchy and crashy the game becomes. If it patches, go for it, otherwise I wouldn't recommend touching this with a 9 foot pole.
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  7. Sep 24, 2017
    0
    that was very awful game I don't understand why xcom2 has been produce very bad action and very bad when I played this game I laugh that wasthat was very awful game I don't understand why xcom2 has been produce very bad action and very bad when I played this game I laugh that was very awful Expand

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