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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: 29 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Nov 3, 2017
    100
    PC is without a doubt the definitive way to play Destiny 2, if you have a system that can handle what the game demands of it. Now that the game has launched across the board, updates and new content will be available on all platforms at once, so PC players don’t have to worry about being left behind. As long as Bungie continues to support the game and ensure that the PC community isn’t ignored in favor of the PS4 or the Xbox One family of systems, Destiny 2 is a game that I will be playing religiously for years to come.
  2. Oct 26, 2017
    90
    Though it is held back by a severe lack of social options and PC-specific sandbox tuning, Destiny 2 on PC looks and feels like the best version of one of the best games of 2017.
  3. Nov 10, 2017
    90
    The PC version of Destiny 2 replicates the amazing gunplay the first game is known for. The visuals are gorgeous and the environments are so expansive that there is hours worth of exploring to be done. There is a huge amount of content to keep players entertained and almost all of it can be replayed with worthwhile rewards to be gained. This title lives up to its predecessor and has surpassed it in almost every way. For those looking for a casual shooter with a great story or for those who want to challenge themselves in raids and competitive PVP, this title caters to a wide audience making it a great experience all-round.
  4. Nov 3, 2017
    85
    Destiny 2 is an excellent game on consoles, but this is the best version.
  5. Nov 12, 2017
    83
    A co-op FPS by nature, by being structured and marketed as MMO, Destiny 2 unavoidably gets compared to games from both genres. Its MMO side is simply insufficient due to the lack of content. If Bungie could adopt the subscription model, this game would have simply been just an expansion of the first one, as they are as close to each other as World of Warcraft expansions are to each other. However from the FPS standpoint, Destiny 2 is ticking many boxes. It is correct in its core mechanisms, it has juicy gameplay and it is a worthwhile title that should have been a bit more ambitious with its design.
  6. Oct 31, 2017
    80
    PC gamers needn’t worry they missed the first game, as the superior sequel’s endless loops of addiction feel far more honest and rewarding than the flawed original.
  7. 60
    All the elements are there: you’re gunning down massive hordes of baddies and you’re doing so with outstanding visual fidelity, a variety of weapons, and you’re able to cause this mayhem using big, explosive abilities. But, a bit too much of Destiny 2’s action is watered down by long cooldowns, the lazy sit-behind-cover until you’re full-health again, and the way enemies completely lose their ability to aim once your health hits the blinky-red portion of the on-screen life bar. The stakes always seem so low, the rewards so random and barely earned. It’s not a bad game, but it’s not one that lives up to the lofty expectations set by the way it’s marketed and talked about by its fans. Miles wide, but an inch deep: Destiny 2 is not the game it should be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 440
  1. Oct 25, 2017
    10
    Destiny 2 is awesome. Exceptional graphics, a better storyline, awesome PvP. If you liked the first Destiny game, you'll enjoy that one evenDestiny 2 is awesome. Exceptional graphics, a better storyline, awesome PvP. If you liked the first Destiny game, you'll enjoy that one even more. Thanks Bungie for that masterpiece, once again. Expand
  2. Nov 7, 2019
    9
    Ever since going free-to-play, Destiny 2 became an FPS-RPG giant packed with 3 free campaigns, numerous armors and weapons, customizationEver since going free-to-play, Destiny 2 became an FPS-RPG giant packed with 3 free campaigns, numerous armors and weapons, customization options, maps, quests, game modes and reasonable microtransactions. But most importantly, the gunplay in this game is a masterpiece. Expand
  3. Dec 10, 2017
    7
    I normally don't post game reviews, but seeing all the 0 or 10 reviews I'm hoping that people can see what I feel is an honest review. II normally don't post game reviews, but seeing all the 0 or 10 reviews I'm hoping that people can see what I feel is an honest review. I played Destiny 1 from the very beginning all the way to the end and picked up Destiny 2 for PC on release. I also play Warframe and consider Warframe and Destiny to be completely different games; it’s like comparing Devil May Cry to Call of Duty.

    Pros
    -Visually a beautiful game. I often find myself just stopping and admiring the scenery.
    -The gunplay feels really good. I love first person shooters and everything about shooting feels really well done to me. Yes, it is very upsetting for my rocket to barely miss the enemy because he lifted his arm up, but great that it’s not just one big hitbox where the enemy is.
    -It’s fairly easy to progress. There aren’t any random modifiers on items; if you and a friend both find the same gun they will be the same gun. No hoping for the best rolls on a drop; once you’ve got the item, you’ve got the item. Evens the playing field, no more complaining that your teammates doing better with the same weapon because they have better modifiers on theirs.
    -For Destiny 1 players: you can fast travel to select locations when doing patrols. Definitely beats running around the whole area just to get to a certain area. I was really happy not having to run around the dreadnaught all day to alternate between Court of Oryx and finding all the calcified fragments.
    -Destiny 1 had an upgrade system where you had to “level up” your items and required additional materials to unlock the upgrades such as relic iron and spinmetal. You could find and collect these resources spawned in random nodes on planets, by doing patrol missions, or by turning in a special currency called legendary marks. If you loved having a large variety of items like I did you would be farming a lot just so you could actually use your items to their full potential.
    -You can actually get emotes from bright engrams which you get when you level up. In Destiny 1 if you wanted a specific emote your only choice was spending silver, which cost real-life money.

    Cons
    -Features from Destiny 1 didn’t make it into Destiny 2(yet). I’ve heard it was because that once Destiny 1 was released the team who made it went straight into development for Destiny 2 and a different team did the rest of the content for Destiny 1. Strike specific loot, choosing the pvp mode, replaying story missions/strikes at will, daily heroic story missions, and secret patrols are all missing from the game at the moment just to name a few. They’ve recently reintroduced heroic strikes again with the first dlc; no scoring, medals, or modifiers though.

    -Pretty much no customization for abilities compared to Destiny 1. You get two skill trees for each subclass. Destiny 1 had many nodes you could mix and match with to create a more unique playstyle with for your character which also affected your stats. In Destiny 2, you can only change your stats via your armor.
    -No general chat and the ability to receive whispers is disabled by default. Makes it pretty difficult to find groups if you aren’t dedicated to searching for groups.
    -You can’t buy specific weapons/armor from vendors besides 1 item during faction rally. You’re at the mercy of RNG for most items in the game now. No more buying hung jury to wreck PVE content.
    -The story isn’t very engaging in my opinion. At least it was better than Destiny 1 where the story upon release was just a mess.
    Neutral(These can be seen as pros or cons depending on the players)
    -Pvp is much more teamplay focused than Destiny 1. The amount of players in a pvp match was also lowered from 12 total to 8 total so it also feels a lot slower to me.
    -Shaders are a single use item that you individually apply to gear to change its color. Similar to Chroma from Destiny 1. Some people complained about this system but I love it. I play about 8 hours a week and I have a ton of shaders. Since they can be individually applied I can make myself look like a great neon rainbow of colors. The only shaders I miss from Destiny 1 are Glowhoo and Ascendant Plane.
    Some other notes
    -Destiny 1 had the same amount of strikes on release as Destiny 2. It really sucks that you can’t choose to play individual ones and play through them at random; but it is the same amount as Destiny 1 on release.
    -To me, the game is the most fun when you play with your friends. I enjoy challenging myself and soloing the nightfall and the raid entrance; but I really have the most fun doing patrols, strikes, and pvp with my buddies. There’s not a whole lot for solo players in my opinion but that is kind of blanket statement; I think most games can be fun when you have friends to play with.

    Too long; didn’t read
    -Destiny 2 is more casual friendly than Destiny 1. No grinding for hours a day every day.
    -Gunplay and visuals are great.
    -Not a lot of content for more dedicated players.
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  4. Oct 29, 2017
    2
    Boring game which surprisingly is a step down from its predecessor. I put Destiny 1 down after around ~1000 hrs of playtime while this gameBoring game which surprisingly is a step down from its predecessor. I put Destiny 1 down after around ~1000 hrs of playtime while this game was dead for me after ~40 hrs. Would recommend to stay away. Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2018
    1
    Bungie has a real problem allowing network manipulation in PVP modes. Total cheat to win and it is ridiculous. Only after more money, notBungie has a real problem allowing network manipulation in PVP modes. Total cheat to win and it is ridiculous. Only after more money, not better playability. Will not purchase another expansion until they resolve this issue. Expand
  6. May 2, 2019
    0
    Pros:
    Cool weapons?
    Cons: Unrealistic copy and paste reloads, unbalanced pvp in all categories, not solo-player friendly, ultra grindy,
    Pros:
    Cool weapons?
    Cons:
    Unrealistic copy and paste reloads, unbalanced pvp in all categories, not solo-player friendly, ultra grindy, terrible story line, microtransactions, community is really toxic, upgrading gear is a grind, **** and expensive dlcs, a retarded refund policy, too much grind makes the loot not worth it,forsaken expansion is a joke, and super repetitive gameplay, game devs don't really listen to the community unless everyone **** about it, the graphics aren't that good even if you run SLI with latest GPU(I've tried, RTX 2080Ti)
    P.S: All those **** NPCs that keep talking through this repetitive **** needs to have a option to make them Shut the **** up without turning all the dialogue off
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  7. Nov 7, 2017
    0
    Look, im not going to lie, the first 15 hours playing the game you`re going to have a decent amount of fun. Constant gear upgrades, you feelLook, im not going to lie, the first 15 hours playing the game you`re going to have a decent amount of fun. Constant gear upgrades, you feel like you are actually exploring a game, going to new zones meeting new characters. After this however it all turns bad, VERY bad.

    I am going to give you an example. After the story was done, i had hit lvl 20, and gear level 265, i was hungry for more content, so i went and did EVERY SINGLE adventure in destiny 2, i spent about 6 hours on it, thinking, i am going to get the sickest reward for all this work. What did i get, not a f*cking thing.

    This is destiny 2 in a nutshell. The story is OK at best, short, predictable, lazy, after the story, the game i basically over. Even the grind to aquire better gear level is so boring i actually logged out of the game and went downstairs and asked my girlfriend how her day was, she looked at me and asked me if i was feeling well. No, i wasnt feeling well, i felt **** sad.

    This game has so much potential, how about one huge open world, with stories, events, quests for legendary gear, pvp, treasure hunting, constant progression, perks, so many different weapons you could have a loadout not everyone playing the same class as you had. a game that rewards exploring, crafting combining recources with shaders and mods to get armour pieces that were utterly unique, That would be amazing!

    instead i am left with an impression of being scammed, this game promised so much, had so much potential, the game looks gorgeous. Just imagine, if one of the zombies working at bungie had said; guys, lets make this game the mother**** best game open world rpg shooter the world has ever **** seen. Lets make the god damn World of Warcraft of shooters. No, instead they make a theme-park piece of crap that looks golden but has less content then my Instagram DM`s.

    Dont buy this game, its a cheap moneygrab and feels like a gold plated potato. i give this game a 2/10 because it looks nice.

    - Alex
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