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  • Summary: A devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services are failing. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, a classified unit of self-supported tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, TheA devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services are failing. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, a classified unit of self-supported tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, The Division agents are trained to operate independently of command, as all else fails.
    Fighting to prevent the fall of society, the agents will find themselves caught up in an epic conspiracy, forced to combat not only the effects of a manmade virus, but also the rising threat of those behind it. When everything collapses, your mission begins.
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 18, 2016
    100
    So what is Tom Clancy's The Division? Addictive action RPG in a beautiful coat that grabs you and doesn´t let go. [Issue#263]
  2. Games Master UK
    May 18, 2016
    87
    An immensely thrilling action-MMO hybrid, but good for 30 hours rather than the hoped-for 300. [May 2016, p.70]
  3. Mar 21, 2016
    85
    This game that could've gone so wrong, so easily, is already off to a great start with more content both free and paid set to come over the next year.
  4. Mar 10, 2016
    80
    The Division is a very good game. Mixing singleplayer and multiplayer in a splendid New York setting, the map offers plenty of content and the Dark zone is a really nice PVP/PVE place to play. The gameplay is simple, the AI is far from good, but the entire experience is a must.
  5. Mar 15, 2016
    80
    I may wish a plague of locusts on Ubisoft support, but I tip my hat to the masters over at Massive Entertainment.
  6. PC PowerPlay
    May 9, 2016
    70
    Fun for a while, but less than the sum of its parts. [Issue#250, p.57]
  7. Mar 8, 2016
    60
    I don’t think it’s very good, especially if you’ve a mind to play by yourself. It’s certainly addictive, and it certainly has plenty of stuff for you to do. That goes doubly for people who plan to roll with a squad of friends. As in Borderlands, the general tedium of loot-grinding is more fun when you’ve got people to chat with. If you’re looking for a mindless way to kill a few days/weeks, The Division exists...But don’t expect to remember much of it when it’s over.

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  1. Mar 9, 2016
    10
    Great game so far. Love the RPG elements. Having a great time playing with friends. If you are looking for an RPG this is for you.. if youGreat game so far. Love the RPG elements. Having a great time playing with friends. If you are looking for an RPG this is for you.. if you want a COD like shooter, look elsewhere Expand
  2. Mar 9, 2016
    9
    I really like the word, the coop and the graphics. Everything is very well done! The maps, menus & lack of guidance makes the game a littleI really like the word, the coop and the graphics. Everything is very well done! The maps, menus & lack of guidance makes the game a little confusing from time to time, but I guess that's all, in parts, what the game and it's world is about. I'm already looking forward to the endgame, I hope it's enough and keeps me playing for a while. So far do I not regret buying the game, it has some problems like all MMOs at start, but i'm pretty they will be gone in the next couple of days. Expand
  3. Mar 8, 2016
    8
    I gave this 9 because its a good pc port actually, I like the rpg style of this game, the graphics looks like nice to me, all the settingsI gave this 9 because its a good pc port actually, I like the rpg style of this game, the graphics looks like nice to me, all the settings like hbao+, ambient occulsion works fine in my case, ok story, nice multiplayer Expand
  4. Apr 11, 2016
    6
    Some odd scores here -- both high and low. Which is odd for a game that does absolutely nothing new (and mostly because it only does a handfulSome odd scores here -- both high and low. Which is odd for a game that does absolutely nothing new (and mostly because it only does a handful of things OVER AND OVER AND OVER), but really does nothing wrong.

    The Division is an odd mix of an ARPG Lootershooter and an MMO, without ever truly being either due to a woeful lack of meaningful character customization and loot. The best description of the game really is a shell -- because it could have so many great things, but instead it gives you 3 and you do them over and over for 30 levels in pve, and 50 or so of them in pvp.

    The pve mode is enjoyable, but prepare to do a lot of the same things over and over with a different voice telling you what you're doing. 5-6 side quest missions per area with a different voice over in each area, and a main-story-ish mission per area... and when I say main story, I mean something vaguely linked to the last thing you did in the area to try and save the city.

    Pvp is incredibly lackluster, and suffers from typical problems -- no balance between weapons and skills leading to a dominant weapon type and skill set, oh.. and it only really exists in the "dark zone". Sure, it sound ominous but it really means about 8 blocks worth of area you have to repeat kill stuff in for 50 levels. Yes. 50.

    End of the day Destiny is a far better game, but it lacks the gritty ambiance of The Division -- which on systems that can support 4k resolutions looks fairly amazing. The problem with the game is what rests on the inside, and in that space there just isn't that much to do.
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  5. Mar 12, 2016
    4
    Now this is an honest experienced review. I have beaten the game's final boss and completed the whole story and since this is anNow this is an honest experienced review. I have beaten the game's final boss and completed the whole story and since this is an MMORPG(Believe me, it is) I will judge it like it is an MMORPG.
    Pro's-
    -The story is well written
    -The gunplay is nice.

    Cons-
    -The cover system is utter garbage and very confusing...you'll often have to break out of it just to move to another place to take cover.
    -The A.I. is awful. They don't even know how to react to the players so they either charge at you or stay behind cover as you blow them away.
    -The enemies are generic and pretty much the same.
    -The side missions of the game are all the same thing:
    1. Rescue hostages
    2. Defend your Position
    3. Kill enemies located in a specific area
    -The shops are awful. Everything sells for too low of a price(Or everything costs too much. Depends on which side you'll take).
    -You cannot trade with other players....I am serious.
    -Character creation is very limited.
    -Glitches, glitches everywhere.
    -Uplay(It adds DRM to the game :/)
    -Exploring the open world is actually pointless as whatever you pick up consists of mostly the same thing(Unless it is for crafting but no one crafts anything).
    -The crafting system is useless as you can buy much better gear from the stores :/
    -Grinding is useless as getting experience takes quite a while(Unless you do those big missions...but they are quite boring as well).
    -Graphical downgrade from what was shown..yadadadada!
    -Gear pretty much looks the same(Excluding the guns and the appearance choices).
    -There's barely any late game content except the dark zone...which is basically the rest of the game but with PvP and no quests-Oops I mean "Side Missions"
    -There are only THREE classes! THREE! When most MMOs have more than that(And yes Destiny may have had three classes but those classes had three varieties...something The Division doesn't)
    And the ultimate sin is that The Division is basically a modern Destiny clone in essentials. If you want a good MMORPG go play something like Warcraft, or Archeage. This is just another Ubisoft game made to steal your money.

    If Tom Clancy was still alive he'd be sad to see what Ubisoft has done to his name
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  6. Mar 9, 2016
    2
    The main criticism is repetitive. The game mechanics are decent but the experience is terrible. The world is not really "open world" asThe main criticism is repetitive. The game mechanics are decent but the experience is terrible. The world is not really "open world" as previously advertised, the supposedly RPG aspect of the game is too lacking that it does not seem like an rpg at all. The major pvp area called the dark zone simply feels like a game mode with horrible balancing. As a whole, the game is repetitive, boring, and lacks far too much content for it to be a full fledged PC game. Feels like a 10$ mini game in a lot of ways. Expand
  7. Apr 2, 2020
    0
    This game is filled with bug and the developers don't even care of fixing it.

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