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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

An expansion to XCOM 2 developed by Firaxis Games. Its story focuses on the titular Chosen – a new type of agents working for ADVENT, who try to capture the leader of the XCOM group. To achieve this, those merciless specialists kidnap his followers and torture them to gather valuable information. They are so effective that they can even affect the strategic layer and destroy our global operations. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen introduces three rebel factions (Reapers, Skirmishers, and Templars), with which we must keep good relationships if we hope to gain their assistance. Aliens also received reinforcements, with three more deadly species in their ranks. Additionally, ruins of long gone metropolises are inhabited by the Lost, consisting of mutated humans who hate both us and ADVENT. Thanks to this expansion, the campaign has been expanded with new locations and objectives. There are also additional abilities for the soldier class and a newly introduced SITREP system, which randomizes some parts of missions to bring more variety to the game. The list of novelties is closed with a special challenge mode, in which the players engage in tasks given by creators themselves.

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PC / Windows
Game XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (PC) Cover
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen | PC

Strategy, science fiction, turn-based

Companies responsible for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Firaxis Games | game developer

2K Games | publisher   Official website

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen release date for PC:

game language:
English

29 August 2017 | Worldwide

29 August 2017 | Europe

29 August 2017 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 17 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 9 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (PS4) Cover
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen | PS4

Strategy, science fiction, turn-based

Companies responsible for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Firaxis Games | game developer

2K Games | publisher   Official website

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen release date for PS4:

game language:
English

12 September 2017 | Worldwide

12 September 2017 | Europe PAL

12 September 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (XONE) Cover
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen | XBOX ONE

Strategy, science fiction, turn-based

Companies responsible for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Firaxis Games | game developer

2K Games | publisher   Official website

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

12 September 2017 | Worldwide

12 September 2017 | Europe PAL

12 September 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
Expectations: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is an add-on for Xbox One version of turn-based strategy game XCOM 2. This is not a standalone expansion, meaning it requires the basic version of the game. Both titles have been developed by Firaxis Games studio, which also worked on games such as Sid Meier’s Civilization VI and Sid Meier’s Pirates!

Plot

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen greatly expands the single player campaign. The hostile forces of ADVENT start to use new kinds of agents in form of titular Chosen to capture the leader of XCOM group. They are the most dangerous veterans that fight for aliens, merciless specialists that kidnap our subordinates and torture them to gather valuable information.

Game mechanics

The biggest addition in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen are obviously Chosen. Their efficiency is so great that they can even break to the strategic plane and starts destroying our global operations. There are also three new independent rebel factions: Reapers, Skirmishers and Templars, each with a unique hero class. Their role isn’t limited solely to specific missions. It is important to keep good relationships with them, or we won’t be able to count on their help. Aliens also received reinforcements, with three new deadly species in their ranks.

Aside from that, War of the Chosen introduces new locations and objectives to the campaign. We can e.g. fight in abandoned towns that were targeted by biological weapon during the initial invasion of aliens, in underground tunnels and places where plants have been transformed by alien technology. Interestingly, there is also another faction we can meet, consisting of mutated humans called the Lost. They hate both the aliens, and us and they act more like mindless zombies than clever soldiers of the ADVENT.

Additionally, our soldiers can learn new skills, and there is SITREP system that modifies some parts of the mission to increase the variety of gameplay. List of novelties ends with challenge mode, which regularly offers new challenges prepared by creators.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen launch trailer

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen launch trailer | 0:30

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen zadebiutowało z niezłymi recenzjami.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen fixes not for the base game

News 28 August 2017 14:18

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen expansion is going to introduce a lot of new content and tweaks for the game. However, those who don't buy the expansion cannot count on a patch that would implement some of the new game fixes.