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Games Review: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (PC, 2017) is the best version of XCOM ever made

XCOM 2 is, at its heart, a game about loss. It’s why save-scumming, the act of loading an earlier save in an effort to avoid catastrophe, is so frowned upon in the game’s community. Losing valuable soldiers isn’t just a part of the game, it fills out the unscripted narrative of your personal XCOM 2 experience. Basically, if playing XCOM 2 is paining you, that’s how you know you’re doing it right and in the game’s latest expansion, War of the Chosen, developer Firaxis is doubling down on the pain.
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Video Games Review: XCOM 2 (PS4, XBOX ONE, 2016)

After spending the last six months as a PC exclusive, XCOM 2 has finally arrived on consoles. With everything going on in the world of gaming and VR, it has taken some time to finally dig into the game and enjoy it while sharing a few little comparisons to its PC counterpart which was released back in February of this year. Continue reading Video Games Review: XCOM 2 (PS4, XBOX ONE, 2016)

Video Games Review: XCOM 2 (Windows PC, 2016)

Ask any fan of XCOM for their opinion on the franchise and their stories will all be variations on a theme – wonderful games marred by wild RNG and, in the case of 2012’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown at least, some of the most infuriating, game-breaking bugs this side of an Elder Srolls title. Neither of those criticisms have really changed in XCOM 2, but here’s the thing: it’s so good you won’t care. Continue reading Video Games Review: XCOM 2 (Windows PC, 2016)