PlanetSide 2 PlayStation 4

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jul 14, 2015
    85
    Planetside 2 gives you a massive and fun online shooting experience, and it’s completely free. Yes, there are microtransactions, but they are very unobtrusive and do not give nearly enough of an advantage to be labelled “pay to win.”
  2. Jul 12, 2015
    83
    Planetside 2 is a great game even on PlayStation 4, perhaps the most interesting free-to-play to date. Large-scale battles with thousand players and necessary teamwork improve the simple shooting experience.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 5, 2015
    80
    A totally fresh proposition. [Sept 2015, p.89]
  4. Jul 20, 2015
    80
    For a fun, engaging battle-'em-up that doesn't cost a penny, it delivers potentially unlimited hours of adrenaline pumping excitement – there's nothing out there quite like it.
  5. Jul 15, 2015
    80
    It will take a little to get used to the coordinated chaos that is PlanetSide 2. But the more time you spend on Auraxis the more fun you will have. If only the artdesign and engine performance were optimized.
  6. Jul 14, 2015
    80
    PlanetSide 2 is a great MMOFPS that is unrivaled when it comes to recreating a battlefield. It is unusually large, intense, free to play and it offers many customization options.
  7. Jul 13, 2015
    80
    A brilliant free shooter that offers an experience unlike any other.
  8. 80
    Rarely does a game resonate with me enough to keep playing beyond review, but for PlanetSide 2, it feels as though my journey is just getting started.
  9. 80
    One of the most interesting things to happen to both massively multiplayer online games and shooters in years, and already a hugely enjoyable game in its own right.
  10. Games Master UK
    Sep 1, 2015
    79
    Grand scale makes this as fresh and as different a shooter as you could ask for. [Sept 2015, p.78]
  11. Jul 23, 2015
    78
    Planetside 2 is entertaining, huge and still a work in progress. It’s certainly worth a go, if you have the available time on your side.
  12. Jul 21, 2015
    78
    As it stands, there's more than enough incentive to give PlanetSide 2 a try; the gunplay is solid, player progression moves along at a rewarding clip, and the intercontinental war is like no other in gaming – even if it lacks a point.
  13. Jul 15, 2015
    78
    After a pretty tough starting phase, you'll find a great game with some pretty neat battles and tons of content. The best of all is that it is really free to play.
  14. Jul 9, 2015
    76
    Expect vagueness, under-explanation, and frustration at the start, but perseverance is rewarded with sci-fi warfare on a scale you'll see in few other shooters.
  15. Aug 9, 2015
    75
    For better or worse, Daybreak didn’t design PlanetSide 2 for instant gratification. I’ve had hours of playtime where enemy forces were so overwhelming that I barely got anything done. But I’ve also had hours that were full of tense battles filled with explosions, multicolored lasers, and missiles. When you play at night, it looks like a chaotic fireworks show.
  16. Jul 28, 2015
    70
    Epic multiplayer warfare at the starting price of absolutely nothing. Though battles often feel a little too big, there’s nothing quite like it on PS4.
  17. Jul 9, 2015
    70
    Like so many big games with dozens of complex moving parts, your enjoyment of PlanetSide 2 on the PlayStation 4 rests on how forgiving you are of technical hiccups you would properly expect to be vanquished.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 124 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 9 out of 29
  1. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    Planetside 2 puts u in the real battlefield. With gorgeous gfx, huge scale battles and solid gameplay, everybody with a ps4 must try this gamePlanetside 2 puts u in the real battlefield. With gorgeous gfx, huge scale battles and solid gameplay, everybody with a ps4 must try this game out,. It's easily one of PS4's best online experience and it's FREE! Full Review »
  2. Jun 27, 2015
    10
    This game is basically Battlefield on Crack and it has more "only in Battlefield" moments than all BF titles combined. 20 times the amount ofThis game is basically Battlefield on Crack and it has more "only in Battlefield" moments than all BF titles combined. 20 times the amount of players on 15 times bigger maps. You thought you were lucky getting a hold on that single MBT in BF4? What about spawning FIFTY of them with your buddies in this game and show them in a huge tank column who has iron balls? The first time your sun gets blocked by a massive wave of incoming big,skywhale Galaxy dropships,is a moment you will never forget in your gaming life. Same goes for the first time you get engaged in an epic open field battle resembling what seems to be an all-out total war.

    This game is not a ten because it's perfect, far from that. This game is a ten because it has something to offer that simply cannot be found in any other (MMO) shooter out there. The epic scale and amount of teamwork involved simply makes games like BF and Destiny look small and shallow. Oh, and it's completely free without being P2W as well.
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  3. Jun 26, 2015
    10
    If you are looking for photo realistic graphics and celebrity voice overs then you need not apply here. If you want epic game play on hugeIf you are looking for photo realistic graphics and celebrity voice overs then you need not apply here. If you want epic game play on huge maps with hundreds of other players around you then jump on in. This is the first FPS game I've played in ages that really puts fun above all else and it is so refreshing. The fact that this game is free to play on top of this, and that it being free to play is implemented in such a way that you do not need to spend money on upgrades to enjoy yourself only makes it better. The only question here is why aren't you downloading it yet? Go on, go, get the game!
    TLDR: 10/10 great game play > Kevin Spacey voice over.
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