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  • Summary: Set in Washington D.C., the game takes place 7 months after a deadly virus was released in New York City and the nation has become a shell of its former self. While the virus has been contained, its effects are most evident in the devastated streets of the nation's capital where survivorsSet in Washington D.C., the game takes place 7 months after a deadly virus was released in New York City and the nation has become a shell of its former self. While the virus has been contained, its effects are most evident in the devastated streets of the nation's capital where survivors cling to hope and struggle to rebuild. Enter The Division, a unit of civilian sleeper agents who now must work to stop enemy factions from completely taking over the city – and ultimately, the nation. As a universally-regarded seat of power, if D.C. falls, the nation falls. With civilians helpless and fearing for their lives, players will be the last line of defense in preventing the total collapse of society. [Ubisoft] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 4, 2019
    100
    The Division 2 is exactly what the fans wanted from the first game. It's bigger, has much more content, and with laser accuracy focuses on hardcore players who spend hours in the end-game. [Issue#294]
  2. Mar 21, 2019
    90
    The Division 2 is a substantial evolution on the mechanics of the first game, with a more immersive world to boot. This is an impressively complete game, with heaps to offer players across all of its content prongs and a level of polish that belies the size of the game’s open world. Sure, it’s story is utterly forgetful to the point where you may not even realise it has one, but all the other components have been tuned to near-perfection.
  3. Apr 12, 2019
    90
    The Division 2 is one of the best looter shooter games available, and puts other to shame. This sequel is perfectly built on original by implementing and perfecting ideas that work fantastically in post-apocalyptic Washington D.C.
  4. Mar 19, 2019
    85
    For those who finished the first Division game, this second episode will probably lack some new and exclusive features. That being said, The Division 2 is definately a great game that mixes polished gameplay and a huge amount of content, especially for the end game.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Apr 25, 2019
    80
    This is a case study in how to get it right the first time - and, finally, students of this genre will discover what happens when devs don't have to spend the first 12 months of a loot game's life knocking it into shape. For one, the future looks bright. [Issue#332, p.108]
  6. Mar 21, 2019
    80
    Recent games have reminded me that sometimes great execution is better than a noble failure, and The Division 2 executes on its concept with finesse. The story is lackluster, and the real-world aesthetic will turn of some players, but it doesn't matter because the core and flow of this looter shooter is great. There are something things that could be tweaked, like enemy density and their ability to one-shot you, but overall The Division 2 is a sequel done right.
  7. 60
    An improvement over its predecessor, with visuals that wow. Occasionally repetitive combat and an unengaging story are the main flaws that might deter budget-conscious gamers from buying at full price.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 63 out of 234
  1. Mar 21, 2019
    10
    Detail is insanely well done, and the game is constantly engaging and super fun to play. The launch had a few bugs but Ubisoft has done anDetail is insanely well done, and the game is constantly engaging and super fun to play. The launch had a few bugs but Ubisoft has done an amazing job at fixing bugs in a quick matter of time and I hope they continue to update this game. Expand
  2. Mar 17, 2019
    10
    I liked Division 1. DIvision 2 is a great step up in every aspect. Love it! Enemies are less spongy, environment is great, missions not asI liked Division 1. DIvision 2 is a great step up in every aspect. Love it! Enemies are less spongy, environment is great, missions not as repetitive and the sound is amazing. Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2019
    10
    TL;DR Looter-shooter done right. With excellent gameplay, beautiful world and tons of great content at launch.

    Pros: + Great gunplay.
    TL;DR Looter-shooter done right. With excellent gameplay, beautiful world and tons of great content at launch.

    Pros:
    + Great gunplay. Every weapon feels good. Sound/Look/Punch - everything is there.
    + Loot system. Tons of different guns, gear and mods with awesome recalibration system for end-game min/maxing. Crafting recipes that you gather through leveling will get upgrades to high-end tier.
    + Skills are interesting enough. But I think there will be a lot of fine tunning and nerfing.
    + Environment is simply gorgeous with absolutely insane amount of detail. Every piece of the city handcrafted and every mission/location is instantly recognizable. Just running around exploring is enjoyable on it's own and there are secret locations.
    + World activities are quick, rewarding, scale with your level and sometimes can turn into some epic fights. Like elite convoy wandering into you while you are in the middle of firefight and simple skirmish becomes last stand.
    + AI is good, not always, but good. Using flanking, skills, resurrecting allies, different faction tactics. Fights are far from boring or monotonous. You will die, a lot.
    + Great UI. Small, efficient and customisable.
    + Character customization is good (so far!). Micro-transactions are for rare cosmetics/skins/emotes. You can find lots of regular cosmetic items exploring/lootin. While I was leveling (30 hours) I got 43 different pieces of cosmetics including 4 items from rare sets, plus 5 paints. But if you want specific full rare set, getting it in game will take forever.
    + End Game looking good. With min-maxing paradise, new faction taking over the city, bounties and incoming raids.

    +/- Story is ok(ish). Can't say anything about PVP atm.

    Cons:
    - Early access for preorders is a bad practice.
    - Lootboxes...
    - No major bugs. But. In 3 days of early access I got few animation glitches, 2 disconnects and 4 crashes.
    - Even fully upgraded stash size is too small for the amount of loot we get.
    - Some skills are very gimmicky or useless. Grenades and skills targeting is a bit wonky.
    - Clans are only 50 ppl.

    Overall, nearly perfect looter-shooter. I was considering buying Anthem over this.../shivers
    It feels weird to applaud developer for delivering finished, working, content full product and disclosing (in detail) contents of season pass and monetization before launch. When all of this should be norm.
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  4. Apr 7, 2019
    9
    If you like these kind of looter shooters then this is a great game. If you did not really like the first one then this one is not reallyIf you like these kind of looter shooters then this is a great game. If you did not really like the first one then this one is not really substantially different, more of a tweaking. Personally I have
    really enjoyed this so far with some really great and tense battles.
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  5. Mar 28, 2019
    8
    Perfectly restore Washington, a reasonable data system,About the new features was great but not enough,gun shooting is feeling much better andPerfectly restore Washington, a reasonable data system,About the new features was great but not enough,gun shooting is feeling much better and slippery AI makes the game more interested.

    8.1 Good
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  6. Mar 26, 2019
    4
    you can basically disregard any reviews on this site that mentions the product name an abundance of times. Most of these 10s seem very...you can basically disregard any reviews on this site that mentions the product name an abundance of times. Most of these 10s seem very... strange. r/hailcorporate Expand
  7. Sep 30, 2019
    0
    The Division 2 is proof that a good game is not made of graphics or good movement! despite having these two qualities and even more ... theThe Division 2 is proof that a good game is not made of graphics or good movement! despite having these two qualities and even more ... the game is broken in many ways, but I will cite just my reason which is the main mechanic of the game: The Loot!
    1- What is expected of a Looter Shooter game, whether it is the progression of loot quality as your level progresses, but that's not what you have (in parts), the amount of Trash ... I mean, Loot is high, but even at tier 5 and Heroic difficulty, the purple item rate is still HUGE, making it harder to play on a higher difficulty! The game doesn't reward you for playing on a higher difficulty, it only increases the damage, amount and armor of the enemies, ONLY!
    2 - As already mentioned the quality of rarity of the loot, let's talk about handling your equipment, talking about armor: where you have the Brands, Attributes and Talents, where armor can have a range of attributes (Life, Armor, Rate Critical Damage, Critical Damage, etc.) and can add up to 4 Attributes and 3 Talents (if I'm not mistaken) then we have there (suppose) 7 parts inside a piece of equipment, where you can only choose ONE to trade, ONLY ONE, doing so that its progression in making any build is practically IMPOSSIBLE, when I decided to make a build focused on certain attributes, it took me almost 4 hours to try to get a piece of equipment, and yet, I couldn't, not even close to what I wanted, because In addition to you only being able to change only 1, the attributes that come in the equipment are random completion, Ex: (on the same equipment: Life, Skill Acceleration, Weapon Damage and Hazard protection) (this example at best, bas amount of attributes) and there are categories in these attributes: Offence (red circle), Defense (blue shield), Utility (yellow battery)
    then set up the scenario based on the above equipment (not counting the talents):
    Defense: Life, Hazard protection
    Offence: Gun Damage
    Utility: Skill Acceleration
    Now you can only exchange ONE, and this exchange can only be done by one of the same group: Utility by Utility, Defense by Defense, Offense By Offence, not counting talents, which you cannot change if you change attributes!
    Now for a Fact, my reality, I have 389 hours of play, and I was able to do just a single build and yet it is not 100% the way I want it, Based on Skill Acceleration and Explosives, I got 6 parts of my gear, each giving me 20% explosive damage totaling 120% explosive damage plus my grenade launcher class which increases further, they report that all talents will change, making it a unique talent where I once had 120% For all 6 parts, now I have only 40% in one, not accumulating the other pieces ... after this news I decide to abandon the game, 389 game in the trash! Remembering that I'm just saying about the game system ... and I didn't mention the Hundreds of bugs in the game ...
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