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  • Summary: In Destiny (from the creators of Halo) you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth. You are able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the vast dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. BecomeIn Destiny (from the creators of Halo) you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth. You are able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the vast dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Become legend. Embark on an epic action adventure with rich cinematic storytelling where you unravel the mysteries of our universe and reclaim what we lost at the fall of our Golden Age. The next evolution of the first-person action genre that promises to provide an unprecedented combination of storytelling, cooperative, competitive, and public gameplay, and personal activities that are all woven into an expansive, persistent online world. Venture out alone or join up with friends. The choice is yours. Personalize and upgrade every aspect of how you look and fight with a nearly limitless combination of armor, weapons, and visual customizations. Take your upgraded character into every mode, including campaign, cooperative, social, public, and competitive multiplayer. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Sep 15, 2014
    88
    Personally I’ve found the experience to be a visceral and engaging one. I’m a huge fan of the mythical sci-fi fusion and have eaten up the planetary environments -- on a visual level -- like they’re going out of fashion (though I can’t really buy cars being on Venus, Bungie).
  2. Sep 15, 2014
    88
    Bungie’s new game is not as gigantic or revolutionary as that hype may have led some to believe. In fact, it has several features that feel like missteps or problems. But that doesn’t change the fact that the more I play it, the more I love it.
  3. Sep 16, 2014
    80
    Destiny is a confident, solid, sometimes stunningly beautiful shooter with RPG mechanics that add longevity and depth, and the beginnings of what could be an incredible online universe. But it feels like the tip of the glacier, and I’m not sure it’s a good thing to be more excited about what a game might one day be, than what it is actually is.
  4. Sep 12, 2014
    75
    It's not quite the epic space-faring journey we were expecting, but for the time being, we'll sit back and enjoy the ride.
  5. Sep 19, 2014
    75
    Destiny stays quite enjoyable as long as it has something new to offer, but this ends rather soon leaving us with a well-crafted repetitive shooter and a disappointing story. The lacklustre competitive multiplayer doesn't help either, so it won't probably be what will keep players attached to the game. Here's hoping Bungie will keep the game relevant by constantly adding new events that won't simply be fighting more of the same enemies in the same environments.
  6. Oct 21, 2014
    70
    Destiny feels like the key elements of an FPS and an MMO gently resting shoulder to shoulder, instead of being fused together in a truly creative way. It plays and looks great, and offers many, many hours of entertainment to anyone okay with repeating the same tasks, but it isn’t exactly the game-changing science fiction epic we felt it was aspiring to.
  7. Sep 13, 2014
    60
    A multiplayer shooter that cobbles together elements of massively multiplayer games but overlooks the lessons developers of such games learned many years ago.

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  1. Sep 9, 2014
    10
    Incredible game so far, was playing last night with my friends and had an amazing time. Don't listen to the other reviews because to me theyIncredible game so far, was playing last night with my friends and had an amazing time. Don't listen to the other reviews because to me they don't even seem like they've actually played the game or gotten past the first mission. Expand
  2. Sep 17, 2014
    10
    The most fun i have had in a game since infection game types on halo 3 or playing civ 5/minecraft with friends.The gameplay feels and actsThe most fun i have had in a game since infection game types on halo 3 or playing civ 5/minecraft with friends.The gameplay feels and acts really well, the loot is cool and enjoyable, and the strike/raids are cool Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2014
    9
    Great game! Don't listen to the band wagon of brain dead sheep with their continuesly recycled copy and paste complaints..... Let them keepGreat game! Don't listen to the band wagon of brain dead sheep with their continuesly recycled copy and paste complaints..... Let them keep regurgitating the same mindless slander....While we people capable of deciding our own opinions without being influenced by the going trends will be lovin it in destiny. I usually tire of games very easily however 40 hours into destiny and Im still not sick of it which never happens. It takes a lot to keep me invested in a game and for some reason destiny just has something I can't put my finger on that keeps me loading up the disc time after time. Try it for yourself :) however if u only have experience in other FPS like COD or battlefield this most probably isn't the game for you. If your somone who enjoys a mix of games including RPG's then you should definitely Give this a go. Don't listen to the 13 year old COD headset screamer fan boys who are reviewing destiny with ludacris scores between 0 - 4 just because this is the first game they have played that isn't part of the COD franchise. Don't be close minded or pay attention to the trend to hate on this game. It's a good game. Play it and enjoy it. Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2014
    6
    Like Borderlands, if you took all the things out that made Borderlands fun. Pretty but hollow, with a TERRIBLE endgame. I guess half a billionLike Borderlands, if you took all the things out that made Borderlands fun. Pretty but hollow, with a TERRIBLE endgame. I guess half a billion dollars doesn't buy much these days. Expand
  5. Oct 24, 2014
    5
    story is horrible, and if you want to play the game by yourself just forget it. You play missions until you reach level 20, these missionsstory is horrible, and if you want to play the game by yourself just forget it. You play missions until you reach level 20, these missions are all exactly the same. The only variance is location and a few different alien races. After level 20 you rinse and repeat, same missions over and over to get better gear, and do more of the same missions... woo hoo. To give you an idea, I loved phantasy star. repetition was huge but still loved it. this game is just ugh. Expand
  6. Oct 21, 2014
    4
    In my opinion this game isnt terrible, but it does get boring very quickly. Visually it looks great, and the gameplay is nice for the firstIn my opinion this game isnt terrible, but it does get boring very quickly. Visually it looks great, and the gameplay is nice for the first 10 hours. After that it just gets repetitive. It's definately not one of those games where you can't wait to pick up the controller again and get back to it. Expand
  7. Nov 23, 2014
    0
    This game is overhyped like Titanfall. The game is not even open world , there is only 4 maps , 4 types of guns. Don't waste your money onThis game is overhyped like Titanfall. The game is not even open world , there is only 4 maps , 4 types of guns. Don't waste your money on this game , get The Division . Expand

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