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  • Summary: In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates his own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master newIn Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates his own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home. In Destiny 2 players embark on a fresh story filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover. There is something for almost every type of gamer in Destiny 2, including gameplay for solo, cooperative and competitive players set within a vast, evolving and exciting universe. [Bungie] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 29, 2017
    100
    Destiny 2 is all that the veterans of the original game could want. It‘s also a great entry point for the newcomers. An addictive gameplay returns with tens if not hundreds of hours of entertainment. [Issue#278]
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 21, 2017
    90
    Whether chatterbox, lone wolf, newcomer, or old hand, Destiny 2 is unmissable. [Nov 2017, p.70]
  3. CD-Action
    Dec 19, 2017
    90
    I was surprised by how much this new incarnation of Destiny appealed to me. New worlds are brilliantly designed, sound and visuals are top notch, combat feels great (those headshots!). This is how the first Destiny should have looked. [12/2017, p.50]
  4. Sep 14, 2017
    85
    Destiny 2 returns strongly. The confidence of ex-players will be hard to win with their DLCs policy and a gameplay system that is too similar to the previous one, despite significant improvements. However, it hides one of the best and more entertaining shooters you can find today. The level of addiction it creates in players is insane. The best new IP of this generation is consolidated.
  5. Sep 17, 2017
    85
    Just when you think you’ve run out of things to do in Destiny 2, the game teases you with an additional 5-10 hours of gameplay. What I’ve reviewed doesn’t even include the additions of Iron Banner, Faction Rally, or the hard mode for the Raid. You’re getting a lot more game this time around.
  6. Sep 15, 2017
    85
    Destiny 2 rights many of the first game's wrongdoings and results in a stronger launch offering, with a finally compelling narrative experience and a more satisfying progression. What it lacks is greater variety in enemies and locations compared to the first game, so we're once again left hoping in future content.
  7. Dec 15, 2017
    75
    Destiny 2 is more accessible to the neophytes than the first game was, but still complex enough to get long-time players to invest hundreds of hours in the universe. The story of the campaign is less confused than in the original, but it’s not exactly good either. It went from painstakingly bad to ordinary, which is at least an improvement. Destiny 2 is the gaming equivalent of a Michael Bay movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 153
  2. Negative: 67 out of 153
  1. Sep 7, 2017
    10
    I find all of the "0" review scores absolutely ridiculous! Like many of the 10 scores, I am giving this game a 10 because as a direct responseI find all of the "0" review scores absolutely ridiculous! Like many of the 10 scores, I am giving this game a 10 because as a direct response to the 0 ratings. I honestly haven't played a zero game, but I have to say most games are not on the level of Destiny 2. I would say, for most people, the game would be rated between 7-9. Expand
  2. Sep 12, 2017
    10
    To the people saying they beat the campaign so quick, that's because they did nothing but story missions and none of the side missions, thisTo the people saying they beat the campaign so quick, that's because they did nothing but story missions and none of the side missions, this game also doesn't really start until you hit level 20, the end game is when you really gear up for the raid, and there are all new story missions after level 20. Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2017
    9
    If you want to play an online shooter and not feel like it needs to be a second job for you to have fun then Destiny 2 is your game. if youIf you want to play an online shooter and not feel like it needs to be a second job for you to have fun then Destiny 2 is your game. if you want to play online cooperatively with the public without going through a lobby then Destiny 2 is your game. If you want to have enough story and missions to make single player fun while you increase your skills enough to play on-line competitively then Destiny 2 is your game. If you do not like any of those things then do not buy the game. Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2017
    5
    Unoriginal 8-10 hour story (depending on playstyle) with a "Happily Ever After" ending that leaves much to be desired. The story had noUnoriginal 8-10 hour story (depending on playstyle) with a "Happily Ever After" ending that leaves much to be desired. The story had no memorable or inspiring moments and just felt like they forced it so the game would at least have a story, unlike Destiny 1. All "planets" have 2-3 "areas' (i.e..roads) that they use for all 6-8 quest each has. Not a true open-world as they claim it to be; the maps seem smaller than Destiny 1 but use the same nascar type (big circle) mapping that was used for every planet in the 1 title. They are heavily pushing microtransactions that walk the line of being pay-to-win. If you for some reason enjoyed the first Destiny then I'm certain you would enjoy this copy/paste supposed sequel that is not much more than a glorified, over-priced, DLC. But even then I would wait until the game goes 50% off before I would buy it. If you did not enjoy Destiny 1 then I highly suggest you not spend the money as you will just end up with buyers remorse when you realise this game is nothing more than an Activision & Bungie microtransaction/DLC money making attempt at a game. Expand
  5. Sep 12, 2017
    3
    It's a average game in all honesty and deserves about a 4, 5, or a 6. It's trash compared to the likes of halo ce, metroid prime, perfectIt's a average game in all honesty and deserves about a 4, 5, or a 6. It's trash compared to the likes of halo ce, metroid prime, perfect dark, half life 1/2, and Doom1 etc etc... I'm going to rate it lower since it's a micro transaction grindy freemium game. Seriously... Why the **** is this trash a full price game? LOL!

    These games are made for the stupid... Sorry to offend people who bought it but it's true lol. Hear me out...

    Micro transactions. Corporate greed. More money that they don't need. Many companies that work harder don't do this crap... But companies like crapdivision like to do it because they are super greedy and don't give a crap about how great of a video game experience you will have. Nothing says EF you to the customer more than this. A system designed to pressure suckers into wasting money.

    The developers only have so much precious time to work on the game in order to make it better and better. A game is only as good as how much work goes into it for the most part. They could be spending ALL of their time making it as good as possible but what do they do instead? They cut out a huge chunk of their time in order to implement a scam your wallet system. This isn't for the gamers... You're an insane idiot if you think that... Wake up! It's for corporate gains. Which means this is a game with no heart. No soul. It was designed to trick stupid people into thinking it's good while ripping them off big time. This isn't a matter of opinion. It's a fact that it's not a very impressive shooter compared to the greats I listed above and it's clearly designed to rip you off and pressure you into wasting more and more money on stuff that's only worth while to idiots with tiny brains/low standards. If you are one of these suckers then you seriously need to stop buying these games...

    And don't give me that "I love the game and never bought micro transactions"

    1... You're a idiot so of course you would love something mediocre/terrible.

    And 2... Even if you're telling the truth about not buying micro transactions (I don't believe you because you're a moron who's into this game in the first place)....... But if you are being truthful... Think to yourself right now... Think hard about something that I'm going to ask you here...

    Have you ever saw a micro transaction and felt some what tempted to buy it? The answer will be yes. As you grind and grind and grind senselessly whilst bored as hell... You're going to get a feeling that tells you that if you buy micro transactions, your grind will be shortened. Of course you're going to feel that way. That's what this system does. It's designed to tempt you into doing something that's totally not worth it. And that's what's wrong with it...

    It's a dirty trick and only idiots fall for it. Sadly most gamers are idiots which is why micro transactions are super popular in video games today. It's bad enough just about all of our multiplayer games are getting screwed like this... But it's happening to single player games too. The new Shadow of War will have them. How lame is that? DLC is bad enough as it's usually over priced weak sauce that should have come with the game. But micro transactions are really pushing it as they can cost you close to thousands if you go overboard like a idiot. My advice? Ignore games like this altogether... Besides... No micro transaction game EVER falls into the category of greats like ocarina of time, chrono trigger, smash bros melee, metal gear solid, star craft 1 etc etc... Why play a dumb ass over priced micro transaction game that's mediocre at best when you could be playing the best of the best? You know deep down that you're not missing out when you pass up a game like theftiny poo.

    Lets talk about the game play... Many shooters take a bit of skill to master. The good players can pull off some impressive stuff from time to time. You see that in shooters like the older ones. Quake, counter strike, halo ce... YOU DON'T see that in crap like Theftiny poo. In theftiny poo you see high auto aim, bullet magnetism, and super powers that any scrub can get good at abusing. The skill gap isn't that high. It's a game for dude bros. It's not for the skilled. It's for cod kids lol.

    The story... Part 1 didn't have a story and this one does but it's corny, short, and not interesting. The only good thing about it is a few jokes I guess but you shouldn't buy a game like this for its story. You can watch that for free on youtube.

    Content is low as crap. People beating the game in just a few hours and then what's left to do? Grind grind grind... Yawn...

    Maybe it gets to about a 7 out of 10 once all the DLC is released one day but at that point the game is massively over priced. It's already overpriced as it is. It's not even a expansion lol. I seen free games offer more than this haha! So I give it a 3 out of 10 for being the scum of gaming. Games like this are what's making new video games these days fail miserably.
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  6. Jan 27, 2018
    1
    Oh Bungie you used to be the best at first person shooters but Greed got to you and now youre a husk of your former selves.

    I didn't like
    Oh Bungie you used to be the best at first person shooters but Greed got to you and now youre a husk of your former selves.

    I didn't like the first Destiny as there was no story and the combat was boring and repetitive. The PVP was weak compared to Halo. The only good Qualities of the gamer were the diverse weapons and the enemy designs everything else sucked.

    Here's Destiny 2 which is the same crap with a small story campaign that has no direction. Really what is the basis for Destiny? What is the point of what these Guardians do? They're just Guardians for the sake of being Guardians?? This series could have been so much more than this ****

    Really Disappointed in this series and it has lost its chance to redeem itself after 2 attempts.

    There is no real reason for me to be interested in Destiny 3. Bungie try something else so back to the drawing board.

    1/10
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  7. Feb 1, 2018
    0
    It a copy of D1. Shame on Activision and especialized magazines that put 7, 8 or even 9 to this garbage. If is not enough, the cancer ofIt a copy of D1. Shame on Activision and especialized magazines that put 7, 8 or even 9 to this garbage. If is not enough, the cancer of videogame industry: microtransactions... Expand

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