inFamous: Second Son PlayStation 4

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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 90
  2. Negative: 1 out of 90
  1. Mar 20, 2014
    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: 93 out of 712
  1. Sep 8, 2014
    10
    inFamous Second Son may be the greatest superhero game of all time. It offers beautiful graphics, an interesting story, with some veryinFamous Second Son may be the greatest superhero game of all time. It offers beautiful graphics, an interesting story, with some very emotional writing, and amazing gameplay. The different powers are all brilliant, and you can never walk into a mission the same way. The characters are well written, and they seem to fit in naturally with the story. The karma decisions are fair, and the endings end well, with no open plot holes. The gameplay is also very fun, with a deep upgrade system, and the combat flows very well. Overall, inFamous is worth every penny of its price tag, and more. Expand
  2. Mar 23, 2014
    10
    What a great game. Graphics for an open world game is outstanding. Crystal clear image @1080p. Best looking game on next-gen consoles forWhat a great game. Graphics for an open world game is outstanding. Crystal clear image @1080p. Best looking game on next-gen consoles for sure. And gameplay is great. 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. Sep 26, 2015
    8
    inFamous: Second Son is a visually stunning game and with the 4 different powers and the 2 story paths it offers a large amount of variety tooinFamous: Second Son is a visually stunning game and with the 4 different powers and the 2 story paths it offers a large amount of variety too , however after you've played through both sides it looses significance easily as it is a single player only game. There is an endgame but it doesn't offer much especially as the end game activities are mostly available throughout the story if you're good enough. After the story it offers the activities you didn't complete in the open world such as locate, hunt and discover objectives as well as district showdowns and the 'Paper Trail' addition that involves a lot of complicated internet scrolling. However once you've 100% the events and you have the (fairly easy) platinum trophy there are raids in which a group of enemy's crowd together and you need to take them down, this just repeats, not many games offer a life beyond 100% but the lack of multiplayer does shorten the lifespan of this one. The story/s are really quite good but are probably only 10 hours most in length, it's a good game to get if you're just starting life on PS4 but if you like playing with friends and online competitive it obviously can't provide. Expand
  6. Mar 21, 2014
    7
    I had more fun playing the 1st Infamous than this one. Wasn't a fan of the main character. The game was just good for me. It appears thereI had more fun playing the 1st Infamous than this one. Wasn't a fan of the main character. The game was just good for me. It appears there are a lot of users here who loved it though.The game has it's moments, but no way is this any higher than a 7 in my book. Expand
  7. Apr 10, 2016
    0
    This game was very repetitive and the graphics were so bland. The story is very un-interesting and seems like not much thought was put intoThis game was very repetitive and the graphics were so bland. The story is very un-interesting and seems like not much thought was put into it. Not a very good PS4 exclusive. Expand

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