XCOM 2, the turn-based tactics title that will have hours of your life disappearing sporadically, is getting a collection that will welcome new players with open arms.
XCOM 2 was in the mix for Chatty Game of the Year in 2016 and is still in a lot of player's regular gaming rotations to this date. If you haven't purchased it yet but have been hovering on the fence, this new collection could reel you in. The XCOM 2 collection includes the base game, the War of the Chosen expansion, and the following 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. Instantly unlock a survivor of the oldwar as a new recruit in your barracks.
- 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.
All of this will bury you with fun content to get through but, wait, there's more. While War of the Chosen is a wonderful addition, it takes the game in a direction that relies slightly less on tactics and a bit more on luck as you face a diverse collection of adversaries with overwhelming powers. The Long War mod change the original XCOM in
In The Long War 2, the campaign length is extended, new infiltration mechanics are introduced, and more. Essentialy, the mod really gives you the feel of a massive conflict with an adept adversary moving the chess pieces across from you. It's a grueling experience, but a rewarding and fun one. The XCOM 2 Collection is available for $49.99 right now on PC and will come to the second best way to play the game soon.