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  • Summary: Across the continents of Auxraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons,Across the continents of Auxraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons, and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles can last for days or weeks, so players will need to build alliances and specialized combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives. With air, ground and seaborne combat, the battles will be larger and more intense than ever. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 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. 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.
  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 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  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! Expand
  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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  4. Jul 9, 2015
    9
    This game is amazing , its so good that i had to make an account on metacritic to tell you guys. First the bad things : There is NOThis game is amazing , its so good that i had to make an account on metacritic to tell you guys. First the bad things : There is NO tuturial !!! ( very confusing first hours) , It looks good , but its not as detailed as BF4 for example . Then there is NO destruction like on BF4 . THAT IS IT . thats it , thats all the bad things , this game is such a good online shooter its amazing . First : Its FREE , and you actuallly DONT need to buy stuff , guns etc etc , trust me ALL default weapons are good , and if you want another "good" gun this wil cost around 1000 CR ( i make like 450 a day playing ). or you can spend real money Second : Its massive !! its very normal to see a battle between 96 players !! THATS 96 on both sides , not 50 v 46 !!, thats more then BF , DESTINY and COD combined!! Third : gameplay is great and well balanced , you WILL need a good mix of snipers, medics , engineers etc etc to be succesful , each plays their part and you will feel like an important part of a huge army . On my server ( EU ) i have seen almost no lag , if there is its WAY less then BF4 or Hardline . That is it , my review on PlanetSide 2 , i will leave you with a question to EA and DICE : Why The Hell would i buy your StarWars 20v20 players game for 60 euro standardcopy , 79 deluxe copy and 89 euro premiumcopy ?? , when i can play this for free !!! Expand
  5. Jul 11, 2015
    9
    Taking place across the striking milieus of Auraxis, Daybreak Games’ colossal MMO shooter charts the trials and tribulations of an all-outTaking place across the striking milieus of Auraxis, Daybreak Games’ colossal MMO shooter charts the trials and tribulations of an all-out sci-fi conflict between three warring factions: Terran Republic, New Conglomerate and the Vanu Sovereignty. After swearing allegiance to a cause of your choosing, it isn’t long before you’ve crafted a character, selected a class, and been shipped out onto the battlefield — little more than a pawn on the galaxy’s biggest chess board.

    Moreover, friendly fire remains an issue and there’s little variation in the armor between you and your sworn enemies. Players do have the ability to tag a visible baddie so that they’re highlighted for your allies to target, but more often than not, you’ll hear “stop shooting, we’re on the same side!” echo around the battlefield quite regularly. Now, with such a huge install base, there’s plenty of trigger happy soldiers who will damage friendlies and dance to their own tune; though when you accidentally empty a clip on an ally, accumulating a fair share of Grief Points in the process, this lack of identity can be pretty frustrating.

    Overall, though, PlanetSide 2’s unique selling point remains its inordinate, at-times-mind-boggling scope. Engaging in The Great Auraxian War is a truly liberating experience, giving you free reign to experiment with classes and different strategies without adhering to a set round time limit. By the same token, this persistent set-up does mean that the concept of winning is somewhat abstract, with victory coming in small, periodical doses rather than one triumphant swoop.

    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.
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  6. Jul 12, 2015
    7
    It's pretty confusing for first time players. Most of the map is empty and it's rather hard to find people when you're not spawning onIt's pretty confusing for first time players. Most of the map is empty and it's rather hard to find people when you're not spawning on team-mates or know where the MAIN objective is at. Sometimes it gives you a high priority objective with absolutely no one there. It takes forever to get into a game, but when you finally get the hang of it, it's pretty good for a F2P. Expand
  7. Jul 30, 2015
    3
    You want to know the definition of insanity....its playing this game. Its just an endless cycle of fighting over bases. The controls withYou want to know the definition of insanity....its playing this game. Its just an endless cycle of fighting over bases. The controls with vehicles are god awful trying to invite people to a squad is a pain of its own. I feel as if i am okaying call of duty on a bigger map filled with quick scoping 12 year olds Expand

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