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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: 55 out of 221
  1. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    I was skeptical of Part 2 b/c of the horrible closed beta, Ive put in nearly 900 Hours in Part 1 of The Division, and upon the release of theI was skeptical of Part 2 b/c of the horrible closed beta, Ive put in nearly 900 Hours in Part 1 of The Division, and upon the release of the full game, to say that I was highly impressed the further I get into the game, is an understatement.

    After you get past the first 2 hours of tutorial , everything opens up and you begin to see the true potential of this amazing game. there is just so much to do! So much detail, Graphically spectacular, and Gameplay wise, This will be the roadmap for all Looter shooter live services for years to come. Well Done Massive. WELL DONE.
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  2. Mar 20, 2019
    10
    Its been a long time since ive been genuinely hooked by shooter and the first time ive been hooked to a looter shooter at all.

    The Division
    Its been a long time since ive been genuinely hooked by shooter and the first time ive been hooked to a looter shooter at all.

    The Division 2 gets so many things right from the sounds and atmosphere, to the progression and most importantly, its sustainability to have to you keep coming back for more content.

    My hope is they can keep this momentum going well into the end game.
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  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 5, 2019
    9
    The style and the setting may not be for everyone and that should be noted as many of the other reviews may tell you. This as a TACTICAL andThe style and the setting may not be for everyone and that should be noted as many of the other reviews may tell you. This as a TACTICAL and COVER shooter, and you should enter it only as such. If that is not your cup of tea you are not goin to enjoy the game. This is what I consider a difficult game as well, so keep that in mind.

    Now from there on I can say this is what the division 1 should have been, a good looter shooter finally at launch, the endgame will need some tweaks but I can honestly say I enjoy it and the systems in place are very rewarding. If like cover shootes and looters, this is definitely a MUST.
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  5. Jun 5, 2019
    8
    The Division 2 is the big surprise of the year. An excellent shooter-looter.

    A story made to continue the plot and little else. At some
    The Division 2 is the big surprise of the year. An excellent shooter-looter.

    A story made to continue the plot and little else. At some point it may seem interesting, but it's just about to fill. Of course, it is well done, although the missions could be more varied.
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  6. Jun 20, 2019
    5
    Positives
    + Graphics
    + Gadgets (skills) Negatives - Story is boring - Quests are dull - Voice acting is terrible -
    Positives
    + Graphics
    + Gadgets (skills)

    Negatives
    - Story is boring
    - Quests are dull
    - Voice acting is terrible
    - Requirements to get signature weapons are ridiculous (or buy the year pass....)
    - Small enemy variety
    - Repetitive zones and quests
    - Gear “upgrades” don’t feel rewarding
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  7. Apr 24, 2019
    0
    They took their launch success and crapped all over it. Quit a month ago when they nerfed everything into the ground, destroyed their itemThey took their launch success and crapped all over it. Quit a month ago when they nerfed everything into the ground, destroyed their item drops (you can farm for 6 hours and not get a single item that's useful), and generally made the game unfun... Tried again today, still unfun. Checked out their reddit and Test Server patch notes... guess what? More nerfing crap to the ground... The first month of the game would have gotten a 10 from me... I was playing nonstop, it was so much fun, lots to do and the game felt rewarding... now, I'd rather watch scrubs for the 47th time than play this game.... Good job massive, you took a great game and crapped all over it. Expand

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