XCOM 2 is all kinds of greatness, and despite having launched a couple years ago, it’s still an engaging gaming experience. If you missed out on the game (for shame!) or didn’t catch any of the DLC, then you’re not going to want to miss out on 2K’s newly announced XCOM 2 Collection for consoles. The same Collection came to PCs earlier this year, but now console gamers are getting the chance to enjoy it.
The game arrives next week, August 14th, and will bring together the original game, all four DLC packs, and the War of the Chosen expansion (which is like an all new game in and of itself). Coming in at $59.99, the price of a new game, it may seem steep for something that came out a couple years ago, but there’s a lot of content bundled in here that could make it worthwhile.
XCOM 2 – Aliens rule Earth, promising a brilliant future for mankind while secretly hiding a sinister agenda. As the leader of a guerrilla force facing impossible odds, you must ignite a global resistance to eliminate the alien threat and save the human race from extinction.
XCOM 2: 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.
XCOM 2: 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.
XCOM 2: 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.
XCOM 2: 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.
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – The XCOM® 2: War of the Chosen expansion adds extensive new content in the fight against ADVENT when additional resistance factions form in order to eliminate the alien threat on Earth. In response, a new enemy, known as the “Chosen,” emerges with one goal: recapture the Commander. The expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay.
If you primarily game on your consoles and missed out on any of the awesome XCOM 2 strategy action, this is a pretty great colleciton to pick up. I LOVED the core game and still play it in spurts to this day, but missed out on the expansion, so I’m pretty sure I’m gonna need this. The only thing that could make this better would be an edition on the Nintendo Switch. That console is BEGGING for more great strategy games.