XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is a must own for veterans and new players alike. It doesn’t matter how many hours players have put into the original XCOM 2 campaign, starting over with War of the Chosen is completely worth the time.
-- As reviewed by Gaming Age
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
86

TechSpot Metascore

Based on 13 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
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8.8

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By EuroGamer on 80

If you enjoyed what Enemy Within added to the previous title, you're in for a treat. War of the Chosen makes the last game's expansion seem meager by comparison. And I bloody loved Enemy Within.

By in.ign.com on 70

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen's Tactical Legacy Pack DLC presents some good challenge laced with nostalgia, even if it doesn't seem to make an effort to fit its events into continuity. Four campaigns across more than two dozen maps give it a decent dose of...

By Hooked Gamers on 90

A Rough Start 2016's release of XCOM 2 earned both praise and disappointment from me. A very good sequel failed to live up to its predecessor in a myriad of ways from optimization problems to a sense of being rushed with an overabundance of timed...

By IGN on 88

War of the Chosen is a wide and deep expansion for XCOM 2 that improves variety in mission objectives, tactical options, threats, and strategic map activities. The Chosen are worthy adversaries who advance along with you to put up great fights without feeling cheap, and the new elite soldier classes add opportunities for interesting gameplay earlier in the campaign. Some significant balance issues show up, but especially for the first two-thirds of a campaign War of the Chosen restores the fear of the unknown to a game I know well.

By GameInformer on 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.

By GameAxis on 87

Unlike the previous game's expansion, XCOM 2: War of the Chosen isn't an ideal proving ground for newcomers. While it does make you start a new campaign, there's so much new content layered on the many existing ones that it's easily overwhelming. The...

By PC Gamer on 80

The new classes and super villains are excellent, even if the expansion bloats the campaign a...

By ap.ign.com on 88

War of the Chosen is a wide and deep expansion for XCOM 2 that improves variety in mission objectives, tactical options, threats, and strategic map activities. The Chosen are worthy adversaries who advance along with you to put up great fights without...

By ign.com on 88

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is a major expansion pack for the strategy game hit sequel that 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...

By Engadget on

So how do you categorize a beast like gaming on the PC? With decades of titles to pluck from (and the first port of call for most indie titles, too), there's so much to choose from. Gaming on your PC adds the benefits of (nearly always flawless)...

By Good Gear Guide on

2012's X-COM: Enemy Unknown didn't just reboot the UFO-busting turn-based tactics franchise, it restored it to its perch as the gold standard of the genre. Whether we're talking about how it recreated the experience that long-time fans fondly remember...

By gamecrate.com on

XCOM 2 originally released in early 2016, and in the year and a half since then it has seen several additional content releases that have taken it from a strong game to an all-time-great one. The latest expansion, War of the Chosen, overhauls much of...

By GameSpot on

XCOM games are about staring down the impossible and choosing to fight on anyway. The premise of the franchise is that Earth is under siege by immeasurably more advanced alien swarms. XCOM 2 posits that we, as players, can't be victorious. Where its...

By Bit-tech.net on

I've played it for hours every day, and when I'm not playing it I'm thinking about it, turning over tough turns in my head. I've sketched out turns in the office, tried to explain situations to my partner as I eat, tried to work out impossible battles...