Fans of this popular anime have been taken on a roller coaster of events since the series began, with some massive revelations revealed in season three of the franchise. Now, in Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle, those events can be played out in brand-new story-based content added on to the previous game with this downloadable content (DLC)/expanded package. For fans, this really is the ultimate package, too, as it covers the entirety of the series, from its debut until now. One of the more unique quirks is that players can create their own character to join the adventure. That's fun and makes you feel like you're part of the universe, but it also can make things feel out of place: Events unfold around you instead of your character being vital to the plot. Still, it's a different point of view that gives fans a unique perspective to the familiar story. Plus, the game does include missions in which players take on the roles of the main characters to reenact key moments.
Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle does a lot more than just add story content to the game, though. For starters, the controls have been vastly improved. There are better cues for getting critical strikes on Titans' weak spots, and a control assist option makes targeting and movement much smoother than in the past. There's still a lot of gameplay complexity and it still requires a lot of practice, but it's more manageable than before. Final Battle also adds a brand-new Territory mode to the package, which takes place apart from the main story. Here, players manage their own outpost outside of the city walls, recruiting characters and leading missions to retake territories under Titan control. It's a goal-oriented twist on the gameplay, and an interesting "What if?" sort of scenario, with players able to recruit help from key characters that have existed throughout the franchise. Characters that have never met or even those that may have died in the main story can work together to drive out the Titan threats. Admittedly, it can feel a bit repetitive after a while, and the recruited characters never get much development, but it's an extra bit of service that fans of the series should appreciate.