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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: 79 out of 569
  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 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 24, 2014
    10
    the graphics and gameplay are where this game shine....best graphics so far on ps4 and the first game i really enjoyed...the story is okay and delsin is likeable as well....varied powers are a big plus to the game although i find that smoke and neon are the best of the four...fun side activities as well....first great game for ps4 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 1, 2014
    9
    Although a slight lack of replayablity, but with an interesting mythos, fun gameplay, and great graphics, Infamous: Second son is a winner among exclusives. Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2014
    8
    This is the game I bought my PS4 for and I was not disappointed. The story is great, the graphics are very impressive, 1080p and a steady 60 frames per second. There were a couple things I did find disappointing though. Compared to Infamous 1 and 2 there are not as many powers at your disposal, only 3 different powers throughout the whole game. Also the game is incredibly short, easily beatable in a day if you play for long periods of time. Overall a good game, but not the best game I have ever played. Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2014
    8
    I've been waiting for this game for some time now. I've easily spent 10+ hours playing since the release and while it's not perfect, the game still is much better than the 0's it's receiving. After looking at most of the reviewers giving the game such a low score, I realized they gave most (if not every) PS4 games a 0 but Xbox One games 10...

    That there is the problem with the Metacritic scoring of users. Half of the "reviews" aren't reviews. Just a bunch of fan boys. And just to try and get the game to a respectable rating, the people that actually enjoyed the game BECAUSE THEY PLAYED IT, have to give a rating of 10...which this game is not.

    By now everyone that's interested in the game has seen some kind of actual game play. If it interests you go out and play the game. The game play can get repetitive but 90% of games get repetitive at some point. If you own a PS4 do yourself a favor and pick this game up. It'll keep you entertained long enough to get your $60 worth.
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  7. Oct 28, 2014
    0
    Worst game of the who series.... i dont really know what they were trying to do here to make it seem cool with this hipster trash but i was really mad with this game. not fun at all Expand

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