XCOM 2 Collection Launches On PC, Coming To PS4 And Xbox One Soon

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2K and Firaxis Games have announced that XCOM 2 Collection is available now on PC, Mac, and Linux. Additionally, it has confirmed on Twitter that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will be released "soon."

XCOM 2 Collection features the base game along with four DLC packs for it (Resistance Warrior, Anarchy's Children, Alien Hunters, Shen's Last Gift). The larger War of the Chosen expansion is also included. To celebrate the launch of the collection PC, it is available at 50% off on Steam until February 3 at 2 AM UK time. You can take a look at the full list of content included in XCOM 2 Collection below, courtesy of 2K and Firaxis.

  • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

In GameSpot's XCOM 2 review, Mike Mahardy awarded it a 9/10, saying that "layered tactics, impactful meta-game, and deep character-building are all intact on PS4 and Xbox One," making XCOM 2 a "superb" strategy title across all platforms. Our War of the Chosen review was equally praise-filled, with Daniel Starkey giving it a 9/10.

"Everything that Chosen brings--from the elite soldiers to the deeper connections between your squads--feels like a living part of the XCOM universe," he said. "If you like your deep strategy and brutal turn-based tactics alongside brilliant interplay between camp and emergent drama, there is none better."

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Homo_Sovieticus

You should mention that War of the Chosen is utterly broken on PS4.

It contains a thousand (a thousand!) of glitches, but even that is not a main problem – you can't play this game on highest difficulty (Legendary) with Ironman mode -- it inevitably crashes after 2nd or 3rd mission with a total losing of a save file (PS4 Pro maybe holds slightly longer). On Commander difficulty the same crap happens somewhere in late game. Trust me, I'm a devoted XCOM fan; also you can check official XCOM forum.

So, I should say the game is totally broken, and it has never got a patch since the release (unlike the PC version).

Gamespot, you should write about it! The Friggin 2K wants to sell us a broken game another time.

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Hillsy_

Fix the game first! Seriously on PS4... graphical glitches, body parts missing, texture loading and solid colour textures, rubber band movement effect where you don't appear on the square you have chosen to land on. frame rate issues... I could go on...

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Good_Coop89

@Hillsy_: Ragdolls glitching around and making sound effects repeatedly!

In all honestly, I am yet to play an Unreal Engine 4 game that's not plagued by serious bugs of some sort. Observer, XCOM 2, even Edith Finch.

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Chizaqui

A sale for War of the Chosen would be great. I'm always a little skeptical when it comes to DLC, and asking 40$ seems like too big a risk. Have everything else... just need War.....

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rmiller365

I love this game. It's in my top five of this gen so far for sure.

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ItsATM

Awesome, however we need this on the SWITCH. Would be beyond incredible.

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oasisbeyond77

@itsatm: Hmm, the game barely runs on ps4, it's a mess, but an awesome game though.

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Good_Coop89

Did they fix the bug where line of sight would not work? Playing on PS4, sometimes a bug would occur where your soldiers could not see. I finished the game like that - the only way to rectify it was to reload a save, making Iron Man harder than it should be, because your soldiers couldn't fire back... Never patched, as far as I know.

Looking forward to Xenonauts 2 more though. The first is pretty much exactly what I wanted the EU reboot to be, but alas, you get what you're given.

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lion2447

@good_coop89: I gave up on Ironman mode for that reason and another bug I've been having. I would have have a group of aliens in my line of sight only for them to suddenly become invisible. The map is revealed, but the aliens would not exist until it was their turn, then suddenly they would pop out of thin air. My only way around was to remember where they last were and then overwatch all my soldiers. Of course, you know how that works (miss-miss-miss-grazed-miss-miss). lol.

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Irritatedstick

Maybe this company will figure out how to code an RNG by XCOM 3.

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wexorian

Welcome to late Party

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This is why I love to have such a back log of games to play. By the time I get to new releases you can get them cheaper and in a nice bundle.

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Caj1986

Such a wonderful game. Its a good thing that the console gamers will soon get to experience it too

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gamingdevil800

@caj1986: Ah yes the experience of having a point blank shot at an aliens face but only having a 40% chance of hitting him then you miss the shot...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWt6jGhmUpI

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lion2447

@gamingdevil800: You though missing point blank was bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ar3NwhcCms

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gamingdevil800

@lion2447: LOL WHAT?! Missing a 100% shot.

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immortaltech6

@gamingdevil800: LOL! Holy... This is 1 reason I couldn't get into this series. So unrealistic when it clashes directly with all the realism they're going for.

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gamingdevil800

@immortaltech6: Not sure how the heck it's been coded by the programmers but common sense would be to increase the percent the closer you are to the alien haha.

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leandrombraz

@gamingdevil800: It does increase the closer you're to an Alien, the only exception is the Sniper Rifle, which is better at a distance for obvious reasons. 40% at point blank doesn't really happen, unless you got some serious penalties going on and even then it's unlikely that it will go as low as 40%. You won't always get 100% at point blank but you're being hyperbolic with that 40%.

@immortaltech6 I wouldn't say that a game where soldiers shoot on their turn is trying to be realistic. If you try to make a realistic read of a Xcom match, you need to consider that people (or alien) wouldn't stop and wait you to shoot them, so things are actually happening dynamically, which mean reflex and movement is a thing. A soldier shooting at point blank would be shooting on the move against a moving target that is shooting back, in which case missing is perfectly reasonable.

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immortaltech6

@leandrombraz: Realistic in the sense of the RPG gameplay elements with the stats affecting outcome, even if the result doesn't show that design like the video above. Like needing a line of sight, guns with different damage etc. Do try not to cherry-pick examples.

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Pyrosa

@gamingdevil800: ...which is reduced by cover, status, etc...

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SirNormanislost

@gamingdevil800: looks like bug to me seeing as the alien is still in full cover from that angle