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  • Summary: 3 years following the events of GOD EATER: Resurrection, a mysterious red rain sparks a fatal pandemic called the Black Plague. With no established cure, this scourge has a mortality rate of 100% once infected. Members of the Special Unit "Blood", an Affiliate of the Fenrir Organization, are3 years following the events of GOD EATER: Resurrection, a mysterious red rain sparks a fatal pandemic called the Black Plague. With no established cure, this scourge has a mortality rate of 100% once infected. Members of the Special Unit "Blood", an Affiliate of the Fenrir Organization, are sent to assist and investigate. Assume control of their newest recruit as you master incredible weaponry, challenge enormous monsters, and cooperate with an iconic cast of characters fighting for humanity in GOD EATER 2: Rage Burst. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Sep 13, 2016
    95
    Definitely a worthwhile game to pick up if you’re even remotely interested, featuring a really solid story and combat, this is a time sink and a half of content.
  2. Sep 5, 2016
    80
    God Eater 2: Rage Burst inadvertently feels less like a sequel to God Eater Resurrection than a very substantial expansion, becoming a refinement of what came "before" than a genuine step forward. While it's impossible to deny the mechanical improvements in the game, many players' enjoyment of it will largely hinge on how much more God Eater they wanted to play, or if this is the only one available to them.
  3. Sep 9, 2016
    80
    Those who tough it out and take the time to learn the game’s subtleties will be in for a treat, though. Once you get your head around Rage Burst's combat, the game gains a wonderfully strategic edge, and hunting down each big-game Aragami becomes a unique and rewarding challenge.
  4. Sep 5, 2016
    73
    A good hunting game, deserving of being put up there with Monster Hunter. Too Bad it seems to shy away from the seriousness of its own dark setting by putting on the front unrealistic and unlikable characters.
  5. Sep 18, 2016
    70
    If people can stick with the game to get past the initial effortless difficulty, I fell they will find something to enjoy either by themselves or with friends when the tough beasts are introduced.
  6. Aug 30, 2016
    70
    God Eater 2 Rage Burst is the easiest hunting game I’ve played yet. Standard missions and hard missions never presented a genuine challenge for me to overcome, and I can’t imagine veterans of the genre will feel any different.
  7. Aug 30, 2016
    60
    Even with the horrid framerate, I couldn’t help but press on. Fighting a growing roster of more powerful beasts as I tested my skills against any Aragami that crossed my path is difficult to resist. The boss gauntlet that God Eater 2: Rage Burst eventually becomes is quite satisfying in ways that I wouldn’t have imagined.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jul 12, 2018
    10
    Much better than the first game
    The story is great imop and the gameplay is even more fun
    The ost is very good and i recommend this game to
    Much better than the first game
    The story is great imop and the gameplay is even more fun
    The ost is very good and i recommend this game to every rpg/jrpg fan
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  2. Sep 2, 2016
    8
    God Eater II Tick's all the right boxes for fans of the anime and expands on the foundation set by the previous game. It brings a tacticalGod Eater II Tick's all the right boxes for fans of the anime and expands on the foundation set by the previous game. It brings a tactical 'monster hunter' experience to P.C. owners and a high octane one at that. It has some issues with bland textures as is the norm with most ports and isn't free from missions feeling repetitive after a while when grinding. The combat is where this game shines and a noteworthy honorable mention to Bandai Namco for some excellent character &
    monster designs as well as a abyss deep overall customization system. Covering
    everything from your weapon, ammo, character & chosen party to a satisfactory extent. The combat is fast, tactical & addictive! Interesting plot development add an extra layer of depth to the God Eater story.
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  3. Sep 16, 2016
    8
    People seem to get upset when comparisons to Monster Hunter are made (presumably because it highlights the deficiencies of the game inPeople seem to get upset when comparisons to Monster Hunter are made (presumably because it highlights the deficiencies of the game in question), but you can't not make the comparison. And regardless of whether or not MH created the genre, it did (and still does) define it. It is the benchmark against which all games of the genre will (and rightfully should) be compared.

    God Eater 2 is a solid game, and I give my stamp of approval. If you don't play MH, and are into these kinds of games you'll love it. If you DO play MH it becomes less a little less appealing though. The game has its strong points (story, beautiful anime artstyle) but it's not as engaging, the hunts are far too quick and the areas are smaller. Im playing it just because I like to diversify and see what's out there. I enjoyed the first but I think it just got a little stale for me in the sequel. So I'm scoring it an 8 despite having grown bored of it, cause it's at least as good as Resurrection which I did enjoy.

    Idk. It's a good game and I recommend. Not as good as Monster Hunter (nothing ever is) but enjoyable all the same. Especially good deal since it comes with Resurrection
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  4. Apr 12, 2019
    0
    Same as the first one but with an actually worse story/characters.
    How did they manage that ?
    I also spent 44 hours on this which adds up to
    Same as the first one but with an actually worse story/characters.
    How did they manage that ?
    I also spent 44 hours on this which adds up to nearly three entire days on this abomination of a franchise.
    No more.
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