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  • Summary: inFAMOUS Second Son is an action adventure game in which, surrounded by a society that fears them, superhumans are ruthlessly hunted down and caged by the Department of Unified Protection. Step into a locked-down Seattle as Delsin Rowe, who has recently discovered his superhuman power and is now capable of fighting back against the oppressive DUP. Enjoy your power as you choose how you will push your awesome abilities to the limit and witness the consequences of your actions as they affect the city and people around you. [Playstation] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 90
  2. Negative: 1 out of 90
  1. 100
    Second Son is easily the best game Sucker Punch has ever released, easily the best game available so far on the PS4, and easily the one game that every PS4 owner should purchase.
  2. Mar 20, 2014
    90
    It doesn’t stray off the series’ beaten path too much, but there are enhancements in terms of gameplay and some stunning effects put to good use to create the PS4′s most fun and best looking game yet...While the narrative might not have the same impact as previous games, it’s somewhat more of a down-to-earth tale of an ordinary man with extraordinary powers, and that’s an exciting new direction for the series to take.
  3. Mar 20, 2014
    87
    It plays great, and it looks even better, but its advancements also beg it to be held to a higher standard, one that its overall story and morality systems struggle to reach.
  4. Mar 20, 2014
    80
    At times, Infamous Second Son delivers great fun with its combat mechanics, yet a repetitive formula, combined with some hiccups and balancing issues, ultimately can't be ignored. It's an entertaining and visually beautiful piece of software, but it could've been much more.
  5. Mar 21, 2014
    80
    Second Son is better than the first two games: it's faster and much more satisfying. It's just a shame that Sucker Punch has not been able to make it the best of the genre due to a few slips and imprecise behaviors.
  6. Mar 25, 2014
    75
    InFamous: Second Son is good but unmemorable — essentially the diner food of video games.
  7. Apr 8, 2014
    40
    Second Son looks fantastic and from a technical perspective, it’s a pretty impressive feat especially given that the game is out less than six months from the release of the Playstation 4. Unfortunately the gameplay isn’t up to par with the light show. Like the neon that Delsin channels, it’s all light and no heat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 516
  1. Jul 31, 2014
    10
    Best inFamous game so far. Good story, great world to explore, cool abilities and good to play through at least twice. Also achievable trophies for the trophy hunters out there! Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2014
    10
    this game is good, because its open world and graphics are awesome. i think this game is best game of year. powers are awesome, and story is good and city. Expand
  3. Mar 21, 2014
    10
    Buttery smooth action, intelligent AI, well written story and script, decent choices to make, beautiful graphics, vibrant city. Each infamous seems to improve on the last. Well worth the money. Expand
  4. Jun 29, 2014
    9
    My first favorite game of PS4. Awesome graphics, setting, characters, however, very simple story without any twists and, probably, too short. Waiting for more games like this on PS4 soon! Expand
  5. Apr 9, 2014
    8
    inFamous: Second Son has a great story, looks incredible, and is a lot of fun to play. If you enjoyed the previous games, you should really enjoy this one, but even if this is your first inFamous game, you shouldn't be left in the dark, story-wise.

    While I'd love to give this game a perfect 10, it isn't. It's a little short, not as many powers as they hinted at before it's release, and even on Expert difficulty, I thought it was a bit easy. I still recommend playing it.
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  6. Mar 25, 2014
    8
    FANTASTIC GAME!! Just got my platinum today.

    I think 8 is a fair score. The gameplay is what makes this game. It's so solid and fine tuned
    that you really couldn't ask for much more. Powers are varied and unique in their own way and it's nice to see that some powers cater more to evil and some to good.

    The length isn't anything to write home about... but if you plan on playing the game through as both good and evil you are getting LOTS of gameplay. The graphics are absolutely beautiful and the framerate is very solid... only a couple drops during HUGE encounters that obviously sent a lot of sh!t flying.

    If you own a PS4...you need to buy this game.
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  7. Mar 22, 2014
    0
    the graphics are ok but nothing more the game is repetitive, the city is not that big like other sandbox like gta 5, the history is meh. wait for this game when arrives later in ps plus Expand

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