NFG Summary:XCOM 2: War of the Chosen takes the thrilling, turn-based strategy of the original game to new heights. With the addition of resistance factions, formidable new enemies, and intense missions, this expansion enriches the already deep strategic gameplay, creating a truly immersive experience that will keep players engaged for hours on end. Prepare to defend Earth against the relentless Chosen and prove your worth as the Commander.

Categories: Turn-Based, Tactics
Meta Score: 88
Store: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (Price: $ 5,22)
User Score: 81.0
Platform: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
Publisher Names: 2K Games
Support Language: English*, French*, Italian*, German*, Spanish – Spain*, Japanese
Publish Date: 2017-08-29

PC Requirements:


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 7 x64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core 2.6 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 65 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device
  • Additional Notes: Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++2012 and 2013 Runtime Libraries and Microsoft DirectX.


XCOM 2: War of the Chosen 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. This expansion includes new Hero classes to counter the “Chosen”, new enemies, missions, environments and increased depth in strategic gameplay.

Positive Comment(s)

War of the Chosen has thoroughly sunk its hooks into us, and we anticipate many late nights for months to come as we master its new challenges.100Digital Trends
An excellent add-on to an excellent turn-based strategy brings so many news it makes it almost a completely new game. [Issue#278]100LEVEL (Czech Republic)
The Chosen will continue to haunt you until the Hterites are defeated and until the Commander has been recaptured, becoming progressively more dangerous and
A brilliant expansion that overhauls the base game in interesting ways and adds a substantial amount of high-quality content. A necessary purchase for every XCOM
War of the Chosen is the perfect expansion that add a ton of new contents to a great
Bigger, better and badass: this is XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, with tons of new content, foes and units.90SpazioGames
War of the Chosen is the demonstration of how to push a formula to the limit without compromising the original basis.90Meristation
Though XCOM 2 at large remains mostly unchanged, the addition of new factions, enemies, dynamic missions, and the boss-like Chosen augments and broadens the experience to a whole new degree.90GameSpace
Builds on the already complex and clever strategy-tactics mix.89GameStar
War of the Chosen is a must-have expansion for XCOM 2 that adds an incredible amount of content and increases the complexity of the game significantly88IGN

Negative Comment(s)

Adding three new factions, heroes, enemies and a few fresh gameplay mechanics makes War of the Chosen feel like a new, even more difficult campaign. However, the story stays the
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. [Recommended]0Eurogamer
War of the Chosen is the definitive way to play XCOM 2. Even if you weren’t impressed with the original package, this feels like a whole new game.0Ars Technica
This expansion didn’t fix the problems of the base game for me, I preferred the build up and design of the first game.50Wiebe

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