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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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  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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  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. Oct 27, 2017
    7
    Now by no means is Destiny a perfect game, to some it might not even be a good game. But it sure is a fun game, after the campaign... it'sNow by no means is Destiny a perfect game, to some it might not even be a good game. But it sure is a fun game, after the campaign... it's "story rich" Campaign leaves a lot to be desired, with it being only about 10 hours long, if that. The villain is actually rather bland, they could have done more with his inner conflict but chose to leave that out of the game? I don't know why, on the surface he is a conflicted villain who wants to obtain the light the "right way" but then chose to do it by force... huh? He wanted to go against his teacher's teaching and then decides to just say screw it I'll do it the wrong way, very confusing. Also I think the only character I actually cared about in the campaign was the Cade and his trusty sidekick Colonel Chicken. I think the only game that I've beaten the story mode faster in was mortal kombat X (In one sitting) Destiny only took me two sittings. Campaign was quite lackluster.

    Alright now we are getting to the juicy goodness of Destiny 2. If you have a friend that plays PC, you better tell him/her to get this game right now, it is the best CO-op experience on the market with the PvE format, nothing comes even close to what Destiny 2 can do. The strike missions are the icing on the cake and the goal of all Destiny players to complete, the prestige mode is also a welcome challenge to the game that I hope to get to come day... Which leads me to my next topic... The grind... is very real, it might be the reason why the campaign was so short (maybe it was like a tutorial for the real game actually...). If you don't like grinding, just get out now, there is no game for you here. Those that do however, you are going to get such a rush when you get the one armor piece that you've been grinding for hours to find and when you get it, the feeling is like magic, for real, you feel like you're on cloud nine, there's nothing else like it in any other FPS.

    Okay, now time for the dumpster fire that is PvP, seriously, what were they thinking? Is the matchmaking run by baboons? How come In PUBG I can match up with nearly 100 players instantly, when in Destiny 2 it not only takes 2 minutes, but I get matched with three randoms vs a group of four in a clan... seriously? How is this even possible? And don't even get me started on the Aim Assist problem, come on really? If you need a controller to play a FPS on PC than why did you buy the game on PC in the first place!?!?!?

    *sigh* Okay, the rant is over. I have to give credit where credit is due to the developers of this game... Vicarious Visions, these guys deserve an award for bringing a game that was meant to be played with a mouse and keyboard to the PC, these guys have done a phenomenal job for making the PC version of this game beautiful, and I don't get enough credit for this achievement in video gaming history. From a technical standpoint, this is how a good game on consoles can be infinitely better on PC, thank you Vicarious Visions, for setting an example for the game development community.

    You may be pondering on the score of 7/10, and I was thinking about it myself... doesn't just mean that the game is average? Barely passing? It means both of those things, but it also means that there is room for improvement as well. Destiny 2 in it's current state is an average game but with incredible potential, so many things are locked behind closed profit doors. Will I probably open those profit doors? Yes, yes I will. Battlefront 2 is making steps in the right direction saying that ALL DLC will be free. I hope Bungie's dip in profits from the last Destiny show them that most of the gaming community will not stand for this kind of pay more to play more scheme, it worked with EA, why not Bungie? Come on guys, you are so close, just make the DLC free and everyone will play your game till the end of time. Just make the DLC free and this score will instantly go up 2 points.
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  4. Feb 18, 2018
    3
    After 5 months of gmaeplay, I really know what I am talking about.
    Situations and moments that are much more frustrating than fun.
    Much more
    After 5 months of gmaeplay, I really know what I am talking about.
    Situations and moments that are much more frustrating than fun.
    Much more PvP events, then PvE events.
    No changing of items that comes from Destiny 1.
    So much time and money for a Copy and Paste game.
    Sorry, but there's nothing that Bungie can do about it.
    And nothing will change the fact that they killed their own game.
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  5. Nov 4, 2017
    1
    Go look at the Help Forums before you buy - because they care so little for the people who bought their game there is no customer support,Go look at the Help Forums before you buy - because they care so little for the people who bought their game there is no customer support, anyone with a problem has to go there.

    Usually either can't connect to server or I can load a mission for a handful of seconds before getting booted back to the main Orbit screen. Gives me different error codes but they all lead back to the same exact text pinning the problem on my ISP or networking. None of the other online games I'm currently playing seem to have this issue at all. Soooo this product becomes largely unplayable. Can't contact support. Have to post on the forums.

    On the occasions when it is playable it's pretty fun but then I'll randomly get booted to orbit in the middle of a strike and lose my progress and won't get a chance at the final boss or the loot at complete random.

    Oh and then when I do manage to finish a mission, apparently I can go and decrypt an engram, have the new item popup screen appear for its contents but then they don't appear in my inventory. Again, they dont have customer service so I have to post on the forums only to hear "Bungie doesnt restore lost or deleted items"

    Probably would've given it a solid 6. But if you buy this game there's a chance it'll be pretty fun but if you're like all the people with connectivity issues and I can't imagine what else, there's a good chance you wasted your money and again, there is no customer service to contact to help you fix whatever issue you encountered.

    Just because its on the Blizzard downloader dont expect a Blizzard level of polish for their patches/releases, this company has no issues with selling products purely through hype then meeting release dates with subpar products and literally nonexistent customer support.
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  6. Oct 2, 2019
    0
    Allow me to build this turd sandwich for you one layer at a time, like Bungie did:

    *Broken on release *Nothing fixed in subsequent 2 years
    Allow me to build this turd sandwich for you one layer at a time, like Bungie did:

    *Broken on release
    *Nothing fixed in subsequent 2 years
    *Constant barrage of MTX
    *Pay to win PVP (your level is locked to a lower one if you don't pay $60USD/year)
    *Almost no appreciable content till very recently and even then it costs more than AAA pricing
    *Launched on steam without enough servers for 1/4 the playerbase
    *No support whatsoever offered for any Bungie title or product
    *Game is currently unplayable for over 60% of the playerbase with up to 30% unable to access their saved games

    Just avoid this mess. Bungie IS activision these days, just without the QA budget.
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  7. Nov 27, 2017
    0
    This game purchase was my biggest mistake this year... I thought I get a Destiny 1 remake, but no, this game is crap... no content, no pvpThis game purchase was my biggest mistake this year... I thought I get a Destiny 1 remake, but no, this game is crap... no content, no pvp modes, no raids, weapons, all the same, public events are boring like hell, Strikes are the same... 1-2 maps and you do them over and over again, not even difficult to do, just turn off your brain and press the click ... and then comes the optimization ... with every update they make it even better .... the game has micros frezees.... and with the last update my pc just turns off when it freezes .... after a god year of games like Nier, Horizon, Zelda etc I made the mistake to buy this nothing .... Don't waste your money and time with this game, there is a lot of games of better than this. Expand

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