XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Reviews
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.
War of the Chosen is a generous expansion that's bustling with brilliant new systems that's a must for anyone who's completed XCOM 2.
The new classes and super villains are excellent, even if the expansion bloats the campaign a little.
An exceptionally good expansion that adds in a mountain of new content that specifically addresses the few flaws there were with the original.
Overpowered aliens and a run of bad luck can test your resolve, but there is almost always a way out of every jam thanks to XCOM's layered strategy
In XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, fighting a losing battle might be just as much fun as fighting and winning.
Building upon the sturdy foundation laid out by XCOM 2, War of the Chosen sets a high mark for an already exceptional sci-fi strategy series.
I'm far more invested in War of the Chosen than I was XCOM 2, and I thought XCOM 2 was fantastic.
War of the Chosen is a nice way to retourn to the Avenger and fight those aliens. The new content is good and the whole game feels like new.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
XCOM, you got me yet again.
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.
Review in Italian | Read full review
War of the Chosen is the definitive way to play XCOM 2. Even if you weren't impressed with the original package, this feels like a whole new game. Buy it.
War of the Chosen is an incredibly compelling reason to return to XCOM 2. Adding both depth in strategy and new content for the game. Anyone who enjoyed XCOM 2 will most certainly enjoy this excellent expansion.
'DLC' desperately undersells War Of The Chosen, this fat and bursting sausage of turn-based splendour. I think I might have found 'XCOM 3' a mite more appropriate.
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen introduces seemingly countless new gameplay additions and changes for the deep tactical strategy game - but do the pieces all fit together?
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.
Despite its being a little bit easier than the "regular" XCOM 2 and some AI issues, War of the Chosen is one of the best DLC out there: big, with a lot of stuffs and enjoyable from the beginning to the end. If you love the genre, you should not miss it for any reason.
Review in Italian | Read full review
War for the Chosen adds a huge amount of content and a number of new mechanics to an already brimming game. It's a generous package that ought to please and frustrate (in a good way!) XCOM devotees.
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is definitely not for newcomers to the series. I highly advise you to start with just the base game if you're intrigued at all by XCOM or the strategy genre because this adds so much more on top of the already difficult game that it might turn you off completely.