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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 isinFAMOUS 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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  1. Negative: 85 out of 615
  1. Sep 13, 2014
    10
    Infamous Second Son is the third installment in the Infamous franchise with mew lead character, new powers, new locations but the sameInfamous Second Son is the third installment in the Infamous franchise with mew lead character, new powers, new locations but the same univers, the history of the previous games is intact in this one. Now:
    1)Story: the story very simple and unoriginal, Delsin goes to save his family trough any means from the danger of a government anti Bio-Terrorists (a.k.a. Conduits) group lead by a ...Conduit. Don't misunderstand it, it's a good and fun story, it's just nothing new. And that it's not necessary a bad thing.
    2)The gameplay is very entertaining, even with the very limited number of powers you can have.
    3)The graphics of this game are setting a new level on ps4, truly a next-gen game.
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  2. Mar 22, 2014
    10
    To me, this and Titanfall have finally kicked next gen off. Is this game perfect? Of course not. Dev's are still fine tuning this engine. AndTo me, this and Titanfall have finally kicked next gen off. Is this game perfect? Of course not. Dev's are still fine tuning this engine. And will be for some time. But right here, right now....this game is as spectacular as they get. Silky smooth controls, a solid story and the ability to feel like a god. This game nails all 3. And this game has spades in the style department. If you're not sold by the buzz, give it a rent. I promise you won't regret it. 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 infamousButtery 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. May 21, 2014
    9
    I truly enjoyed playing this game! Great graphics being displayed on the next-gen system and a must-buy for PS4 owners. Loved how SeattleI truly enjoyed playing this game! Great graphics being displayed on the next-gen system and a must-buy for PS4 owners. Loved how Seattle was the setting and the new story is built up fantastically. I really enjoyed Delsin's multiple powers and loved the free-flow feel of the gameplay. Great start to PS4 exclusive games and I can't wait for the next Sucker Punch production. Expand
  5. Jan 25, 2015
    8
    Love game where they make you feel so powerful. This game is very much like infamous 1 and 2 but brings a new character, new setting, andLove game where they make you feel so powerful. This game is very much like infamous 1 and 2 but brings a new character, new setting, and new/more powers. The next gen graphics goes to the limit with this game and makes it feel just that much better. Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2014
    8
    Great game! Graphics hands down the best on any system I have seen. A good story so far....The powers and upgrades are awesome! Only thingGreat game! Graphics hands down the best on any system I have seen. A good story so far....The powers and upgrades are awesome! Only thing that bites is the repetition of people...tasks. GTA V when I play it...feels like the world is alive. Like the people in that game seem real..where as the people here in Seattle ifeel...like robots and they have no soul. Not to mention the camera angles can be tricky. Other than that...you will love using powers and blowing up stuff in this game. Its really alot of fun and addictive. Expand
  7. Jan 10, 2015
    0
    Obvious marketing plants rated this game.
    Can't skip the cutscenes in case you had any interesting in replaying the evil side
    can't skip the
    Obvious marketing plants rated this game.
    Can't skip the cutscenes in case you had any interesting in replaying the evil side
    can't skip the tutorial
    Many many logic holes in the plot
    story is meh and racial questionable with only two races are characters
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