If it wasn’t for a damn cold a few days before, I would have actually been on time with this GOTY list. For my #1 game, it’s a master class of improving a game that was already excellent to begin with.
XCOM Enemy Unknown is the closest a modern game has gotten to being the perfect game for me. The main reason was with the addition of the Enemy Within expansion that just made everything better. XCOM 2 was another amazing title; this time with Firaxis having complete freedom to grow it. Now with War of the Chosen, XCOM 2 gets even closer to perfection than the first game.
It’s time for my top three games of 2016. We’re starting off with a sequel to one of my favorite titles in recent years and proof that the developer didn’t get lucky with their first run.
This review and game shouldn’t need an introduction at this point. I’ve been talking about my excitement for XCOM 2 since the announcement and very frequently on the podcast. With the game finally out, it’s time for me to tear into the sequel to one of my favorite games of recent years.