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  • Summary: Ignite a global resistance and reclaim Earth from alien occupation in XCOM 2 on Nintendo Switch. The XCOM® 2 Collection includes the award-winning strategy game XCOM 2, four DLC packs (Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, Shen’s Last Gift) and the War of the ChosenIgnite a global resistance and reclaim Earth from alien occupation in XCOM 2 on Nintendo Switch. The XCOM® 2 Collection includes the award-winning strategy game XCOM 2, four DLC packs (Resistance Warrior Pack, Anarchy’s Children, Alien Hunters, Shen’s Last Gift) and the War of the Chosen expansion all in one package. Activate any of the additional content (DLCs and the Expansion) or just play the base game.
    XCOM® 2:

    Aliens rule Earth, promising a brilliant future for mankind while secretly hiding a sinister agenda. As the leader of a guerrilla force facing impossible odds, you must ignite a global resistance to eliminate the alien threat and save the hum race from extinction.
    XCOM® 2: War of the Chosen:

    This expansion adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT including new Hero classes, powerful new enemies, as well as new missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay.

    FOUR DLC PACKS:
    Resistance Warrior Pack: Customize your squad of resistance fighters with a set of bonus outfits and head gear, as well as custom armor and face camo.
    Anarchy’s Children: This rebellion-themed content pack introduces more than 100 new exotic customizations for the entire arsenal of armors available to your XCOM soldiers. These options are purely cosmetic and do not alter the stats of a soldier.
    Alien Hunters: Transform the soldiers of XCOM into an elite alien hunting squad with impressive new weapons and armor to face off against new alien Rulers that will pursue your squad across an entire campaign. Additional cosmetic upgrades to soldiers and the Avenger are included, as well as a new epic mission where Central Officer Bradford leads a squad with the guidance of an old friend.
    Shen’s Last Gift: Investigate ADVENT’s “Lost Towers” facility where Chief Engineer Lily Shen accompanies your squad in search of her late father’s secretive final project. Discover a unique new soldier class complete with powerful new combat abilities, strategy mechanics, and customization options.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Jun 22, 2020
    100
    The world’s best turn-based tactical game makes its way to the Switch mostly intact, ready to entertain and frustrate fans once again, this time on the go.
  2. Jun 10, 2020
    90
    XCOM 2 is, at five years old, a stone cold classic. The XCOM 2 Collection on the Switch may have some technical issues, with framerate and resolution being the most prevalent, but having the ability to play this amazing title on the go far outweighs any problems you might experience. Let's be real; you aren't playing XCOM 2 for the graphics anyhow. All of the strategy, depth and fun is accounted for here. Highly recommended.
  3. Jun 23, 2020
    85
    The XCOM 2 Collection is a great addition to the Switch library with its strategic gameplay and intriguing storyline. While there are some issues with framerate drops scattered throughout the massive campaign, this is still a title fans of the genre will love to play on the go.
  4. Jun 2, 2020
    80
    Regardless of your history with the series, the XCOM 2 Collection is an enticing offer for strategy fans. With the game bundled together with its sizeable War of the Chosen expansion, plenty of DLC and the option of playing while on the toilet, this is probably the best way you can choose to play XCOM 2.
  5. 75
    If you’re looking for a great turn-based strategy title, XCOM 2 Collection is a fantastic option. However, it’s a little hard for me to fully recommend the Switch version due to the numerous performance issues I encountered. But if you can look past these, or if you’re lucky enough to avoid them altogether, XCOM 2 Collection provides one of the best strategy experiences on the Switch.
  6. Jun 25, 2020
    70
    XCOM 2 is a challenging and engrossing turn-based tactical shooter, and seeing it running on the the Nintendo Switch is very impressive. However, there are a number of performance issues here, including immersion-shattering frame rate drops and frustratingly long loading times. There's no doubt that XCOM 2 is best played on a PC with a keyboard and mouse, but if the Switch is your only gaming platform then this is still a worthwhile buy, albeit an expensive one.
  7. 60
    XCOM 2 is a wonderful strategy game, but the Switch version makes it frustrating to play what can already be a pretty stressful campaign in the best of circumstances. It felt like I was spending more time waiting for the game to load or process than I was actually playing, and eventually I just ended up with a strong urge to redownload it on Steam and play it there instead. Since XCOM 2 is entirely turn-based, the poor performance doesn’t really have an effect on the gameplay, so if you can put up with it then the game is still just as good as it ever was. I couldn’t really put up with it, though, so sadly this is one Switch port that really drags down an otherwise excellent game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 11 out of 23
  1. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    Simply the best. the technical issues are overall minor, and mostly involve a kind of slow load that isn't really that slow at all.
  2. Jun 16, 2022
    9
    This is a game for longtime fans of the strategy rpg genre. You are going to face adversity and it is up to you to make that a good thing.This is a game for longtime fans of the strategy rpg genre. You are going to face adversity and it is up to you to make that a good thing. First time players should start on rookie and plan out their tactics. Get some ideas for character builds and see what works best. Dont take your loses to heart. Learn from them. The sense of accomplishment that comes with overcoming the difficulties is such a great feeling. This game is all about learning and making WISE moves.

    There are some bugs, the game will freeze every once in awhile and the framerate drops here and there.

    Even considering the negatives this game is a blast. Be patient with yourself.
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  3. May 31, 2020
    9
    amazing game if you're into turn-based stuff. i am so i love it.
    the switch version doesn't run perfectly, there is some pop-in and other
    amazing game if you're into turn-based stuff. i am so i love it.
    the switch version doesn't run perfectly, there is some pop-in and other glitches, but nothing game-breaking. load times are comparable to the ps4 version if not slightly better (it might just be wishful thinking, the point is it's bearable, at least ca. 10 hours in). framerate drops are very frequent, especially in the more "crowded" missions - if that bothers you then the rating should be appropriately lower for you.
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  4. May 30, 2020
    5
    The content is flawless, for a little under full game price you get over 50 hours of one of the beat tactical strategy gameplay. But theThe content is flawless, for a little under full game price you get over 50 hours of one of the beat tactical strategy gameplay. But the technical side disappoints. This is the worst console to Play this title. While framerate during gameplay is great, almost steady 30 FPS the load times arę irritating. Every loading screen takes +40 seconds and this gamę is gard and You willa be spamming Dave/loads. I don't know if IT is obły my idzie but I cannot put this game on internal memory - only SD which slows loading times. So it is great game but the loading times arę so irritating that I cannot recommend this one. Expand
  5. Jun 6, 2020
    4
    This is one of my all time favorite franchises but there are a couple massive bugs that are inexcusable for a release. The worst being theThis is one of my all time favorite franchises but there are a couple massive bugs that are inexcusable for a release. The worst being the custom character creation which is a massive part of what makes xcom special.

    If you create custom characters only thr name and nationality will save after your next load up. I made 30 characters which are all useless thanks to this issue.

    The other major issue is that far site doesn't work on snipers rendering the class next to useless. I hope a patch comes out quickly as this game is currently broken in my eyes.what a shame.

    Performance is acceptable for those curious. Much of the charm also remains intact.
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  6. Aug 11, 2020
    4
    Xcom2 wotc has a very annoying bug (squadsight skill not working). This game has a lot of bugs and not worth the original price. You can'tXcom2 wotc has a very annoying bug (squadsight skill not working). This game has a lot of bugs and not worth the original price. You can't even feel if the developers are putting effort to improve its performance on switch or fix bugs. You should wait for it to go on sale. I really regretted purchasing this on switch. Expand
  7. Dec 20, 2021
    0
    Bugged so much, i had to restart first mission three times.
    Loading time and frame drops made me drop the game.
    One of the worst buys of the year

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