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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 626
  1. May 24, 2014
    10
    With smooth gameplay, beautiful visuals, an interesting story, intelligent AI and a fun world, InFamous Second Son is easily the best game onWith smooth gameplay, beautiful visuals, an interesting story, intelligent AI and a fun world, InFamous Second Son is easily the best game on the PS4.

    While the story may not be on par with something like The Last of Us, it's still interesting and fulfilling. The main story clocks in at about 10 hours (not long but not short) or 19 hours for the completionists out there (a very easy platinum trophy). Characters are fun but, sometimes underused. For example in the game there is character named Abigail Walker who is immediately interesting but, she's used for a while and then pretty much forgotten. Moral choices in this game are obviously good or bad and not innovative.

    Gameplay is really the best part of this game. Including four different powers and smooth gameplay. The AI is smarter than in any InFamous game. Destructible environments are scattered all over the game's version of Seattle, Washington. Each power set has its own version of a projectile, missile, and precision shot and grenade like weapon, as well as a unique special power. In conclusion this game is too much fun definitely the best gameplay I've experienced in some time.

    The visuals in this games are almost too good to be true. When I stepped into Seattle for the first time I stopped playing and took it all in, this game is honestly the best looking PS4 game out now. Beautiful, life-like and colorful city Seattle. Your jaw will literally drop in awe at how this game looks, especially at night and the signature Seattle rain. If this is how games look in the first year of the PS4 and XBOX One then, I can't imagine what'll be like 5 years from now when we're well into the console life cycle.

    The in- game Seattle is filled with so much to do. Several side missions like drug bust (where several areas of the city are infested with drug dealers protecting their drugs and you can stop these people from this to earn good karma) to earn bad karma you can partake in harassing the local obnoxious Akurans.

    All in all InFamous: Second Son is the best game released by Sony exclusive studio, Sucker Punch. Totally worth a 10/10 in my opinion.
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  2. Mar 23, 2014
    10
    Now, that is a masterpiece and a remarkable game to have in the PS4 library.
    The first two Infammous were very good actually, with amazing
    Now, that is a masterpiece and a remarkable game to have in the PS4 library.
    The first two Infammous were very good actually, with amazing graphics and pretty fun gameplay, but never were regarded as the best PS3 titles
    This INFAMOUS SECOND SON in other hand is the best PS4 game yet, with the best graphics and gameplay yet. A must have for sure.
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  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 5, 2014
    9
    I bought a PS4 just to get this game and mostly I'm glad i did but even though i liked it mostly, it was just too short to say that it isI bought a PS4 just to get this game and mostly I'm glad i did but even though i liked it mostly, it was just too short to say that it is better than the first two. Graphics wise, it makes the first game look like a PS2 game but story wise, Cole's story is far better than Delsin's but overall, this is definitely a game should play when you get a PS4, but you can probably wait until batman Arkham Knight in October which will definitley be a must play and a far better superhero game Expand
  5. Dec 28, 2014
    8
    Story:

    The Story of Infamous. Second Son starts pretty funny and Delsin Rowe is a cool and funny protagonist. But at the end it gets very
    Story:

    The Story of Infamous. Second Son starts pretty funny and Delsin Rowe is a cool and funny protagonist. But at the end it gets very emotional. You can decide if you want to play good or evil, but the good side fits better to Delsin. Moreover, it's always clear which way is the good and which the evil one. If you switch between them, you lose Karma Points (=EP).
    8,5/10

    Gameplay:
    The Gameplay is great. There are four different super powers. You really feel like a super hero or a super villain. There are also some sidequests, which are mostly very short, but entertaining.
    9/10

    Technic:
    The sound is great and the graphics and physics are amazing. This game shows the power of the PS4.
    10/10

    Overall:
    A great exclusive titel.
    8,5/10
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  6. Mar 23, 2014
    8
    This game is the best ps4 exclusive currently out. The game is solid. The gameplay is fun but boring if you're just out and about not doing aThis game is the best ps4 exclusive currently out. The game is solid. The gameplay is fun but boring if you're just out and about not doing a mission (free roam) after a while. The AI are kind of overpowered. I often find my self running away from a group of dup agents because they simple overwhelm me and they harderly miss. I haven't completed this game but the story is solid so far. The powers I've gotten so far are amazing the graphics are as well.
    Pros: graphics, story, gameplay.
    Cons: overpowered AI , Boring free roam.
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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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