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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
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  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: 86 out of 637
  1. May 21, 2014
    10
    Fantastic game with beautiful open world and breathtaking graphics. Playing it you can have a lot of fun. For me it's the best game on PS4 andFantastic game with beautiful open world and breathtaking graphics. Playing it you can have a lot of fun. For me it's the best game on PS4 and probably the best game ever! Expand
  2. Mar 23, 2014
    10
    A beautiful game full of detail and defined areas which.diversify a unique digital seattle. Combat is varied with different powers requiringA beautiful game full of detail and defined areas which.diversify a unique digital seattle. Combat is varied with different powers requiring different tactics. Combat also changes depending on if you decide to be good or evil. The game requires two playthrough to fully enjoy and there is.nothing quite like letting loose your Leveled up powers on the dup. The game.is a technical marvel and a.showpiece for the console 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. Apr 23, 2014
    9
    Slightly underrated, this is the first great game of the PS4. Technically, it's the best thing that exists right now. It is superior to bothSlightly underrated, this is the first great game of the PS4. Technically, it's the best thing that exists right now. It is superior to both Shadow Fall and Ryse. Because of the open world and of the unbelievable art SP has created.

    As an inFamous game, it lacks some of the missions variety (or side missions) from the previous games and also is quite shorter. On the other side, this time you have 4 sets of powers. Some say, that the other 3, beside the smoke, which is the first, are useless, but I have been using all of them almost equally (except from the last which comes almost at the end). Each action you want to take makes better use for one of them.

    Also the pace is great this time with each power being presented perfectly fitting the laid-back attitude of the whole game. The music is stylish and sets the mood as does the weather and the atmosphere colors.

    This is a great game, the best of the PS4 right now, the best of the inFamous series, the best visually right now. I had my complaints for its gameplay, but I had much fun and most importantly I felt the next gen leap. The controller gimmicks, the stunning graphics (with all the new tech), the more coherent inFamous world... all of those made me feel that next-gen feeling.
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  5. Nov 18, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I've finally got myself a PS4 and inFamous Second Son is obviously my first game on the new console, as I'm a fan of the series since the first installment. Since I'm a bit late for the party, I'll keep it to the point, in the pros-cons style.
    Strengths:
    - Graphics. They're awesome, the console generation leap is noticeable here.
    - Brothers. The only well-written aspect of the plot, Delsin and Reggie are kinda relatable and I could empathize with them.
    - Powers. They're original (really, there's no other game where you can control neon, or video, or concrete) and deadly and mostly useful, although lack of a simple grenade is a bit disappointing.
    Weaknesses:
    - Plot. The characters are mostly poorly written with little development. (For instance, you fight Fetch in one mission, BAM you're best friends in the next one, and BAM you bang her in the third one. Well, that was fast.) I hated Eugene in particular, he's a super-stereotyped nerd whom I hated and his boss fight was the worst designed one, all those angels and **** ugh.
    - Pacing. The storyline is very short and Seattle isn't very big, it took me around 16 hours to complete the game with ALL of the side missions, 100%. Besides, the last power, concrete, is given to you only in the last story mission, so you can't really use it anywhere but in clearing out the few remaining districts.
    - Karma. As before, here you don't get to choose between good and evil during your playthrough, but BEFORE it, as opposite karma-based missions are actually locked out this time. So even though I, whilst playing hero, was really mad at Augustine, I just couldn't choose the option to kill her. I'll do an infamous playthrough for that, of course, but still.
    - Continuation. Or the lack of it. I mean, there is little to no connection to the events of the first two parts, except for some lame paid DLC, this is ridiculous. As a fan of the series, I'm disappointed.
    To sum up, SS mostly keeps up with its predecessors, the gameplay and graphics are stellar, but the plot and pacing have their issues. Not a system-seller, but definitely should be on your list when you've got the PS4.
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  6. Mar 23, 2014
    8
    Second Son is something fantastic, that all inFamous fans (me included) will truly love. Graphically it's stunning, from the textures to theSecond Son is something fantastic, that all inFamous fans (me included) will truly love. Graphically it's stunning, from the textures to the lighting/particle effects, everything looks crisp and beautiful, this, however, tanks the PS4s limited hardware, and causes framerate issues from time to time. The controls are tight, and the climbing is significantly better than inFamous 2's. The story is pretty great, and the SR3-like territory system is right at home here. The upgrade system is vastly improved, and the ability to switch between power-sets is very impressive. The gameplay is very good, with loads of story missions, many things to do on the side, and a massive open world to explore. However, this game still has it's drawbacks. It has it's fair share of pointless bosses, as well as numerous camera issues, and I even got stuck in the terrain once or twice. Overall, Second Son is a must have for any PS4 owner, and one of the most immersive console experiences to date (The online stuff is pretty cool too, honest).

    8/10 - AmAzInG, WhAt A gOoD gAmE!
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  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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