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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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  1. Negative: 9 out of 224
  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. Apr 26, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This here is one of the best games ever made so far. infamous 2 joins the play station 3 line up to make it even greater and also joins the group of the most underrated games ever ,mi have played both infamous 1 and 2 and i can easily recommend the second over the first because simply it is better in every way its a huge improvement with much more powers and now the choice between being good or evil gives you totally different powers to use and the variety of the enemies makes this game an exciting experience from get go . the story is really good iv seen some people complaining but that'r not true sucker punch know what they are doing here with the story . in infamous 2 there's more focusing on characters and allies as u can find a different ally when you chose between good karma or evil karma and both powers are amazing and fun and unique .
    i highly recommend this game for any super hero games fan and it pains me to see this game getting this score only it deserves much more since u can beat it twice with totally different missions so this game has 2 great stories and 2 great different styles to play. and it has the best boss fights ever.
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  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. Oct 22, 2011
    9
    infamous 2 : Great story , the gameplay is amazing , i loved new cole ,graphics and environments are great , strong step after infamous 1 , the multiplayer is good idea and amazing soundtrack and voice acting . Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Just beat this game a few weeks ago and I enjoyed every minute of it. Although I only did one of ending (the good side), Cole dying at the end was a shocker. I'm sure they could bring him back somehow for another installment, but it was nice to see that kind of end to a game for a change. Expand
  6. Jun 24, 2011
    8
    After the success of inFamous a sequel was inevitable. And 2 years on what do you know, inFamous 2 is here. The big question posed was could it improve on the original? In a word.. infact three; yes and no! I loved the original. It was fresh, badass and just fun. And whilst inFamous 2 maintains that I still feel that this was a missed oppertunity to propel inFamous into a household franchise like the Uncharted's and co. The game picks up from where the first outing left off Cole, having killed Kessler heads of to confront the beast. Old favourites like Zeke return and a new assistant as such Lucy Kuo an NSA agent. A problem that inFamous 2 had for me was the story wasn't as engaging and failed to draw you as much as the original you feel the same the majority of way through and it lets down the impact of the twists and turns that come towards the end of the game which is a shame as depending on which kharma you build the ending is a clever and leaves questions over future outings. Regardless of that the gameplay is still as fun as ever, theres not been any huge surgery but there wasn't any needed in all honesty! One disappointment is the lack of new powers. The powers are basically an upgrade or am extension like ice slides, grenades nothing really fresh. The enemies in this game are a letdown compared to the first inFamous. Particuarly the big boss battles comapred to normal enemies was like chalk and cheese and you had three big ones that possessed a challenge. However inFamous 2 only really offers two big otherwordly boss battles, and whilst I grant you they are fun theres more approval to be had with the regular baddies. Visually there are some notable improvements in the setting and environment, its nothing overwhelming but is a step in the right direction. Overall inFamous 2 is a great game. Its bigger in many ways and you will have endless fun as Cole zapping enemy after enemy sliding or fyling from mission to mission but in comparison to its predecessor its not as much of an experience and I was left thinking what could have been. That aside its certainly worth a buy! Expand
  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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