Discounted XCOM 2 Collection Available On PC, Coming To Consoles

The new collection includes the critically acclaimed War of the Chosen expansion and other DLC packs.


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 old war 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 way that birthed new life in a way that focused on the strategic elements of combat and The Long War 2 has done the same for XCOM 2.

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.

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    February 2, 2018 10:25 AM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Discounted XCOM 2 Collection Available On PC, Coming To Consoles

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      February 2, 2018 10:32 AM

      That's a hell of a deal! I just finished a War of the Chosen ironman campaign last week. It was about 60 hours of awesome. Anybody with a passing interest in tactics board games should be jumping on this!

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        February 2, 2018 10:35 AM

        Totally fucking worth it if you don't own XCOM2.

        One of my favourite games of 2017.

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      February 2, 2018 10:57 AM

      Just waiting for the DLC to drop under $20

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        February 2, 2018 11:27 AM

        Haha, I've been holding out, too.

        If I were really int he mood for more XCOM2 right now I wouldn't mind paying $30 or even the normal $40 for the expansion, I am sure it's more than worth it, but since I've gone this long I can probably wait longer for an impulse buy / lower price.

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          February 2, 2018 12:54 PM

          Same here. There’s a ton of great games out there so I’m not in a rush.

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        February 2, 2018 1:23 PM

        I'm a little disappointed that the none of the DLC is on-sale on STEAM. I might have picked up Shen's Last Gift...

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      February 2, 2018 1:13 PM

      Hell of a deal if you haven't played yet

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      February 2, 2018 4:13 PM

      WOTC is my GOTY 2017. its turns xcom2 into the best pure TBS game of the decade.

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        February 2, 2018 4:16 PM

        Would you say any of the other DLCs are required, or just the expansion?

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