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  • Summary: Blamed for the destruction of Empire City and haunted by the ghosts of his past, reluctant hero Cole MacGrath makes a dramatic journey to the historic Southern city of New Marais in an effort to discover his full super-powered potential -- and face a civilization-ending confrontation with a dark and terrifying enemy from his own future. Gifted with extraordinary god-like abilities, Cole alone has the power to save humanity, but the question is-- will he choose to do so? Expand
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  1. Positive: 77 out of 90
  2. Negative: 0 out of 90
  1. Jun 20, 2011
    100
    inFAMOUS 2 is as solid as the original game if not more-so. Sucker Punch has nailed the superhero formula and created what could be the perfect superhero simulation for any platform. This game is the perfect way to scratch that desire in your imagination to be more than human...
  2. Jun 14, 2011
    90
    inFAMOUS 2 is another strong example of a super-hero game done right, and serves as a great example that sequels can expand on the original formula without being derivative.
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    90
    Whether you're a fan of the first inFAMOUS or new to the series, the amount of gameplay and riveting story should please all. A few small tweaks to the Move controls would go a long way in improving the overall feel of the game but an absolutely fantastic and worthwhile title nonetheless.
  4. Jun 14, 2011
    85
    Complaints aside, inFAMOUS 2 makes huge strides in almost every facet of development. Story and character, combat, environment, enemy AI, the powers, and visual polish all receive an upgrade in this iteration.
  5. Jun 27, 2011
    80
    It no doubt has several minor flaws, but is otherwise a fun sequel that clearly understands the weaknesses of the original and addresses them all.
  6. Jun 15, 2011
    80
    If you were a fan of the original Infamous, you should absolutely love Infamous 2. While it really doesn't do a lot to really push the game into new territory, it also doesn't try to fix a formula that isn't broken. Terrific presentation values, a long campaign, and tons of replayability round out a very solid title; but before you venture to New Marais just make sure to play the original game first!
  7. Jun 9, 2011
    60
    The game's second half descends into a fiasco...One thing's for certain: if there's a great action game in Infamous 2, no one's actually built it yet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 218
  1. Jun 7, 2011
    10
    Great game !!! Another exclusive to ps3 and again it's brilliant! The rest obviously have no taste if they insult this game!!!Thanks sucker punch!!!Wow Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2012
    10
    I loved this game so much and still dom it is fun if not a bit short ill admit but i would highly recomend to anyone it has a great UGC mode that is easy to use but very fun so the fun never ends it takes about 8 hours for the story and they story is very powerful. Expand
  3. Jun 14, 2011
    10
    Infamous2 cannot be matched by any other game... except the first one perhaps. :) Both games are 10's in my opinion and Infamous2 manages to feel different enough while retaining enough of the same to stay simply amazing. Expand
  4. Nov 12, 2011
    9
    A good addition in ps3 library.I enjoyed it more than previous game.Its more polished than previous one.The only problem that some times u feel same repetitive game play.But its OK as i m used to with Assassins creed which is also a kind of repetitive but good game as well. Expand
  5. Nov 1, 2011
    9
    In a few words, that game is amazing. Effects are great, control are great, graphics are very good and control feel almost perfect.

    The power
    you get are awesome, very addictive game.

    Verdict: get that game asap, this game deserve at least to be looked at as a goty contender
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  6. Aug 4, 2011
    8
    Whether its being a samaritan or ruling the city the choice is yours again in infamous 2 with the same concepts of the karma mechanic, you will have a blast with all the powers you can get from a basic grenade to giant ice shards blasting at your enemies.

    The story in the game is basically that Cole Macgrath (the main character) has to defeat a giant mutant called "the beast' it is basically his destiny whether you choose the good or evil side along the way he meets new allies and new enemies in a new area where i repeated earlier: rule them or protect them while trying to fend off "The Militia" a paramilitary group hired by "Joseph Bertrand III" who wants to exterminate the conduits.

    Gameplay wise this game has retained its old formula but with added powers and new powers meaning your lightning bolt from the first one is now called an "Alpha Bolt" you can unlock some of the powers by doing stunts retained from the first one but with a different structure, the melee system has also been changed with you getting a electric stick called the Amp you can pull of fancy when your "triangle" meter fills up.

    The graphic style in this game is great and that there are many places to explore whether from a southern style to a washed up flood town.. you might not be amazed at the graphics but its unique in its own way.

    VERDICT:
    8.0

    Length is long enough but there is user generated content adding more replay value however after you complete the story there isn't much to do but collect blast shards and dead drops from the last game which is easier to find this time.
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  7. Apr 24, 2012
    0
    It's disappointing and overall very frustrating experience! It's also copy and paste nothing really new! Just disappointing...It didn't make me finish it... Expand

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