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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 aBlamed 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 229
  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 suckerGreat 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. Nov 11, 2011
    10
    I had a blast playing through this game. The concept is the same as the first one but yet it pushes forward on the typical superhero genre byI had a blast playing through this game. The concept is the same as the first one but yet it pushes forward on the typical superhero genre by bringin a charcter who outside or a cartoon series would not be though of as an interesting character. The powers you get are amazing and the story is very well driven and captivating. It is a must for anyone who would consider themselves a superhero nerd or fans of open world games Expand
  3. Jun 13, 2011
    10
    I created an account on here just so that I can write a review for this game. I seriously put my PS3 up for sale 3 days before I got this gameI created an account on here just so that I can write a review for this game. I seriously put my PS3 up for sale 3 days before I got this game in the mail. I had gamefly'd it and totally forgot. When I got it, I thought, "what the hell, I will give it a shot." I have now taken my PS3 off the market and am hooked on this game. I played the 1st one and liked it. I love this one! This is a must buy! Expand
  4. Sep 25, 2011
    9
    i'll be honest. i did not like the first Infamous. gameplay was boring and bleak. and the sewer levels were annoying and melee was clunky. buti'll be honest. i did not like the first Infamous. gameplay was boring and bleak. and the sewer levels were annoying and melee was clunky. but in Infamous 2 every thing is improved especially with melee as we are introduced to the awesome AMP and the acting/story/cutscene is top notch. with the single-player reaching around 15 hours first time on normal and both GOOD/BAD endings are completely great. recommend this game as the new powers are incredibly fun Expand
  5. Jun 11, 2011
    9
    Just like Uncharted 2 was a leap forward from the original, inFAMOUS 2 improves upon it's predecessor. I couldn't stop playing until I beatJust like Uncharted 2 was a leap forward from the original, inFAMOUS 2 improves upon it's predecessor. I couldn't stop playing until I beat the game. Love the new powers, enemies and story. My only complaint is that the moral system is still weak and inflexible. Bring on 3! Expand
  6. May 17, 2015
    8
    Just as good as the first one with again a stunning story, a pretty fun open world and a lot of side missions to have with fun afterJust as good as the first one with again a stunning story, a pretty fun open world and a lot of side missions to have with fun after completing the, once again, very good intriguing story. 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 makeIt'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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