XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews
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Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

8.8 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2017

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.

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Recommended
Aug 24, 2017

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.

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80 / 100
Aug 29, 2017

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

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

10 / 10
Sep 13, 2017

An exceptionally good expansion that adds in a mountain of new content that specifically addresses the few flaws there were with the original.

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9.3 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2017

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

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9 / 10
Sep 2, 2017

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.

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Unscored
Aug 24, 2017

In XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, fighting a losing battle might be just as much fun as fighting and winning.

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Unscored
Aug 29, 2017

I'm far more invested in War of the Chosen than I was XCOM 2, and I thought XCOM 2 was fantastic.

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Unscored
Sep 1, 2017

XCOM, you got me yet again.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2017

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.

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