This content requires the base game XCOM® 2 on Steam in order to play.

User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (26 reviews) - 42% of the 26 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Negative (677 reviews) - 32% of the 677 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 17, 2016

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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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7, 64-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: 45 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7, 64-bit
    • Processor: 3GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better
    • Storage: 45 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.11.2
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 650ti (1GB) or AMD 5770 (1GB) or Intel Iris Pro or better
    • Storage: 45 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.11.2
    • Processor: 2.7 GHz i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 700 series (2GB) or AMD R9 series (2GB)
    • Storage: 45 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit or Steam OS
    • Processor: Intel i3-3225 3.3ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 650 (1GB)
    • Storage: 45 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: AMD and Intel GPUs are not supported at time of release. Nvidia requires 352.55 or newer drivers.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit or Steam OS
    • Processor: Intel i7 series
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 960 (2GB)
    • Storage: 45 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: AMD and Intel GPUs are not supported at time of release. Nvidia requires 352.55 or newer drivers.
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Recent:
Mixed (26 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Negative (677 reviews)
Recently Posted
Pontiac Jones
Posted: August 23
I don't understand the hate for this, but then I waited and bought on a sale. All the assets here are quite high quality and really add up to a lot of different "costumes". Couple this with some of the mod assets and you'll have an endless variety of customization options for your soldiers. Got a strong Mad Max vibe going that really blends well with the makeshift settlements that the resistance appears to always be living in.
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JamesTheClarke
Posted: August 21
Bought this DLC on a sale and even at a heavy discount I cannot recommend this purchase. Compared to mods it adds not enough content. To make things worse all the cosmetic gear looks extremely out of place and does not fit the tone or design choices of the game. Whoever green lid this project has a massive hard-on for Madmax and tried to shove it into XCOM without much rhyme or reason.
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tactical gear
Posted: August 17
alaways is goodwelcome somme customizations even if you are not a fun of the style you will find someting to like in this, i found somme intresting customizations
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Bugge
Posted: August 15
Have you ever wanted to look like a Juggalo, but without all that pesky "self-respect?"

Look no further, 'Anarchy's Children' has you covered. With all the weird-looking and out-of-place equipment you could ever want, or get, for free, from a mod you download.

For money! Isn't this everything you asked for?
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antlucasexe
Posted: August 15
This doesn't cost that much and it gives you some interesting and fun customization options for your troops. However, with all the mods out there now it feels a bit redundant, so I'd only bother buying it if its on sale.

You get very, very little for your money here.
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PogiNate
Posted: August 14
I really don't see what all the complaints are about. These aren't highly trained soldiers, this is a bunch of resistance fighters, and of course they're going to be a little crazy. These customization options just let you highlight the crazy. I'll grant you; I got this on sale and as part of a bundle, so I didn't pay full price, nor did I have any expectations going into this DLC, but I'm pleased with what I've seen of it.
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Ghenjei
Posted: August 14
Get this DLC if you want your elite military squad to look like a bunch of sociopathic emo kids.
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Mr. Elsa
Posted: August 11
A lot of people are giving this a negative review because it doesnt fit with the atmosphere of the game. I personally think that the models in the costume pack look great, and enjoying this is completely subjective. There is nothing wrong with this content, it just feels a little weird in the setting of the game which i believe is the point of it. A lot of the pieces are fun/cool looking even if they are a little outlandish.
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emd10
Posted: August 11
One problem I had with the earlier versions of the game was how generic the uniforms looked. I had to color everyone's hairs and uniforms in really bright colors in order to tell them apart. This expansion increases the cosmetic options so you can make your characters look much more unique. I especially liked the face paint.
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SouthLane
Posted: August 11
I love the outfits that this DLC provides but unfortunately after buying and installing this DLC my game crashed and I have not been able to get it to work since.

Well done F**kupaxis you've f*****d it up again.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: July 25
Product received for free
the DLC is not bad, but when you compare this to other games, you're getting very little for what you pay even more so in a world where CD Projekt RED has released a huge selection of free DLC with Witcher 3 that adds more to their game than this adds to your game.

there are some cool costume voices, but when you get the tier 3 armour there's almost no addition or difference.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: August 15
Have you ever wanted to look like a Juggalo, but without all that pesky "self-respect?"

Look no further, 'Anarchy's Children' has you covered. With all the weird-looking and out-of-place equipment you could ever want, or get, for free, from a mod you download.

For money! Isn't this everything you asked for?
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: July 28
Oh dear. Its like the Munsters had a head on crash with Clockwork Orange, Mad Max and early 90's WWE.
This DLC unfortunatly really takes away from the mood and is just out of place.


Kids / teenagers or big fans of Tank Girl, Mad Max, Comic book style will love it. I am not one of these.
Althogh Mad Max was really cool.... I DONT WANT IT IN XCOM.....
Although I was able to make a Steve Irwin soldier... that didnt suck.... overall though. Eww.

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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: July 31
Eventhough I probably hadn't purchased this if it had not been included in the season pass (cuz I wouldn't have noticed it was there), I must admit that it fits into my way of playing the game quite well. Especially during the earlier stages of a playthrough, I really like to have a medic in vodoo clothes, or a shotgun-wielding punk with a Pickelhaube. I surely don't use all of the options, but given the fact that I do have it, I wouldn't wanna miss it.
Probably around 6/10 for a fairly high price (5€ for 100 hats and stuff isn't that much compared to TF2, but still) and no real "gameplay value".
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
181 of 216 people (84%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 17
These cosmetic items are definitely high quality. The new pieces all look fantastic and the visual fidelity fits in with XCom 2's overall graphical appearance. So that is of course a very good thing. HOWEVER (and this is my problem) it does not fit the theme of the game. I understand a rebellious theme to a dlc to match the idea of fighting back the winning aliens, I get that. But this isn't rebellious to me. When I think of rebellious groups I think face masks (cloth, modern gas masks, hoodies, military-style goggles, etc), more casual or blendy-in sort of clothing, scrap armor styles and so on. This set doesn't give you that. It gives you the most outlandish underground cult-style armor and appearances. Do you like making your soldiers look like 16 year old spike-covered emo kids with an affinity for eye shadow? This is for you. Do you like naked people running in head-on with individual massive bullets strapped to their forearms regardless of their weapon type while their faces are painted like Wallace from Braveheart? This is 100% for you. Do you want your soldiers to look like folks that are trying to blend in and then strike when they can do the most damage and save humanity from aliens? This is NOT for you. Honestly, Capnbub's (forgive my spelling) content mod that adds a ton of new helmets and such is much more up my alley. It really fits the game's military theme with great new gear to choose from. So all in all, if you want more XCom-themed gear, just go get that free mod from the workshop. If you want some of the craziest, most eccentric gear to make your soldiers look like the back-end of an 80's punk album, this dlc is for you.
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151 of 179 people (84%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 20
From the Reinforcement pack blurb:

"Bolster your ranks with three themed DLC packs available together for an amazing discounted value*. Each themed content pack will add unique new twists to the core game experience."

And from the first dlc:

"These options are purely cosmetic and do not alter the stats of a soldier."

so where is the "unique new twists to the core game experience." that each pack will bring?!


--- edit in response to comment from 2fishy and steam only allows 1000 character comments ---

You need to chill out or you will give yourself a heart attack.

My point still stands, though I could edit my original post to include the first two paragraphs of the reinforcement pack blurb:

"Bolster your ranks with three themed DLC packs available together for an amazing discounted value*. Each themed content pack will add unique new twists to the core game experience:

Anarchy’s Children: Rebellion-themed content with more dramatic soldier customizations."

These two paragraphs contradict each other, and they are right next to each other!

I do however understand the development life cycle of a product and can imagine that this pack was done this way to allow breathing space for the developers to work on the next two packs. This breathing space keeps product awareness high and stops the publisher breathing down developers necks. In turn this maximises the potential for returns in the summer, when the main DLC is released.

I have no problem with the developers, I am a big fan of the game. I do however think this was a bad choice for a season pass DLC. I’m not big into hats for Team Fortress or horse armour for Oblivion either, but please try not to tear me a new one for that, I am who I am.

I expect a rational person would be able to see that this is not a hollow accusation or lie about the developers and realise that a review is just that, a review, my opinion. Something that you can choose to read and are free to agree or disagree with to your hearts desire.

I am sorry if that, or anything I said, hurts your feelings. That was not my intent. But chill out the developers will be just fine with or with out my opinion in a crappy little steam review.

As for my emotional breakdowns, thank for your concern, but really I’m ok. At least that’s what my shrink keeps telling me.
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173 of 211 people (82%) found this review helpful
105 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 19
Go from elite Xcom soldier to emo punk kid with 1 easy payment of $4.99!
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96 of 109 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: June 1
I liked the customization options this pack gave me. There were a couple of great pieces, and the rest of it was good for themed gimmick soldiers.

With that said the negative feedback this DLC is getting is warranted - in a way, at least. Firaxis read the crowd poorly. They thought their fanbase wanted campy comic-book alien killers in silly outfits running around like back in 1993Com, and they were wrong. Most people seem to have wanted super-tactical milsim stuff and that's okay too. Just be aware that the stuff in here is very well made and pieces like the gasmask, welding masks, tarnished power armor and so on are super good even if you're going for a more serious look on your soldiers.

Firaxis gave us 100 pieces of customization in this pack for five bucks. That's not nothing, especially considering there are many companies taking five bucks for a single recolor. This pack isn't for everyone, but there was clearly a lot of love put into it and it isn't nearly as bad as people are trying to make it out to be.

Overall, I recommend you look at the screenshots and think about whether or not you're the type of person who goes for this stuff. Looks fun to you? Pick it up at the price of a fancy take-away coffee. Looks god-awful? Stay away from it. Simple as that.
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97 of 119 people (82%) found this review helpful
65 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 11
Horse armor.
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190 of 259 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: March 17
Oh dear. I love XCOM 2, but this stuff is mostly superfluous trash. Why add so much ugly, weird, gimmicky and freakish gear while there's still so much regular wardrobe-variety missing from the game? How about a regular cowboy hat - that would be "exotic" enough for my taste.
I'd have preferred more faces, more armor-styles and more reasonable hats (although Capnbubs already covered a lot of ground in that area - thanks for that!).
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