• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jun 7, 2011
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  • Summary: Blamed for the destruction of Empire City and haunted by the ghosts of his past, reluctant hero Cole MacGrath makes a dramatic journey to the historic Southern city of New Marais in an effort to discover his full super-powered potential -- and face a civilization-ending confrontation with aBlamed for the destruction of Empire City and haunted by the ghosts of his past, reluctant hero Cole MacGrath makes a dramatic journey to the historic Southern city of New Marais in an effort to discover his full super-powered potential -- and face a civilization-ending confrontation with a dark and terrifying enemy from his own future. Gifted with extraordinary god-like abilities, Cole alone has the power to save humanity, but the question is-- will he choose to do so? Expand
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  • Developer: Sucker Punch
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Open-World
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Special Controllers: Move Compatible
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 90
  2. Negative: 0 out of 90
  1. Jun 20, 2011
    100
    inFAMOUS 2 is as solid as the original game if not more-so. Sucker Punch has nailed the superhero formula and created what could be the perfect superhero simulation for any platform. This game is the perfect way to scratch that desire in your imagination to be more than human...
  2. Jun 14, 2011
    90
    inFAMOUS 2 is another strong example of a super-hero game done right, and serves as a great example that sequels can expand on the original formula without being derivative.
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    90
    Whether you're a fan of the first inFAMOUS or new to the series, the amount of gameplay and riveting story should please all. A few small tweaks to the Move controls would go a long way in improving the overall feel of the game but an absolutely fantastic and worthwhile title nonetheless.
  4. Jun 14, 2011
    85
    Complaints aside, inFAMOUS 2 makes huge strides in almost every facet of development. Story and character, combat, environment, enemy AI, the powers, and visual polish all receive an upgrade in this iteration.
  5. Jun 27, 2011
    80
    It no doubt has several minor flaws, but is otherwise a fun sequel that clearly understands the weaknesses of the original and addresses them all.
  6. Jun 15, 2011
    80
    If you were a fan of the original Infamous, you should absolutely love Infamous 2. While it really doesn't do a lot to really push the game into new territory, it also doesn't try to fix a formula that isn't broken. Terrific presentation values, a long campaign, and tons of replayability round out a very solid title; but before you venture to New Marais just make sure to play the original game first!
  7. Jun 9, 2011
    60
    The game's second half descends into a fiasco...One thing's for certain: if there's a great action game in Infamous 2, no one's actually built it yet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 246
  1. Jun 7, 2011
    10
    Great game !!! Another exclusive to ps3 and again it's brilliant! The rest obviously have no taste if they insult this game!!!Thanks suckerGreat game !!! Another exclusive to ps3 and again it's brilliant! The rest obviously have no taste if they insult this game!!!Thanks sucker punch!!!Wow Expand
  2. Feb 25, 2013
    10
    This game is a masterpiece. The music, graphics, story, and gameplay are great. So missions aren't very memorable, but for the most part theyThis game is a masterpiece. The music, graphics, story, and gameplay are great. So missions aren't very memorable, but for the most part they are. This game is much better than the first, but I recommend you play the original first because it's also a great game. Keep it up Sucker Punch! Expand
  3. Sep 21, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is very well made and is even better than its prequel. The gameplay is very lively and intense, and has great replay value. Although at times the story may seem slightely weak. It completes the story on Cole McGrath. The only disappointment is the devastating ending which is the death of cole McGrath Expand
  4. Sep 8, 2011
    9
    Gameplay - 9/10

    Infamous 2 is third person open world action game set in New Marais. New Marais is a fictional city based on New Orleans.
    Gameplay - 9/10

    Infamous 2 is third person open world action game set in New Marais. New Marais is a fictional city based on New Orleans. Your character, Cole McGrath, has electrical superpowers. You roam around New Marais using all of your availible powers to defeat all sorts of baddies. You unlock the ability to unleash different electrical powers depending on whether you choose to be good or evil. To use your powers, you aim using L1 and press a button to use the corresponding power. The camera zooms in and looks more like a third person shooter perspective. You have limited electricity to use your powers, but it can be recharged by draining the electricity from a nearby object. No spoilers here, but at a certain point in the game, you can obtain either fire powers or ice powers. Simply put, I love Infamous 2's gameplay. Aside from a few problems, it is nearly flawless. The problems include: the camera occasionally gets a little out of control and that the meelee combat feels a little wonky and bland. But, as far as gameplay goes, it is one of the greatest of this generation.

    Graphics - 8/10 (This section also includes sound and voice acting) Infamous 2's visuals are sharp and pretty. The environments are fairly varied for a game set in a city. The game runs at a steady framerate, and the animations are fluid and entertaining. The electrical powers light up the screen and are beautiful to watch. The sound is great. Cole's voice actor has changed from the original game, making him sound less pissed off and angsty than the first game, and it definately matches the less dark mood of Infamous 2 when compared to the original Infamous. Cole wouldn't be able to make the few jokes that he made in Infamous 2 if he still had the gravely voice from the first game. Overall, the other characters are voiced very well. The music does a very good job of immersing the player in the experience. The only problems I have with the visuals and the sound are that the visuals are great, but nothing that pushes the boundries of the ps3 and the same goes for the sound.

    Story - 9/10

    The story of Infamous 2 is simply fantastic. Like I said earlier, I will keep this spoiler free. It has happy moments, sad moments, and even a bit of humor tossed into the mix. The side characters, especially Zeke, were developed very well. Both the good and evil paths give slightly different stories throughout the game, but at the end, they give two drastically different endings. Both of them are extremely emotional, and one of them actually made me cry. The one gripe I have with the story is how black and white the karma decisions are. You can find out more about what I have to say here. It should be noted that the story is better enjoyed if you played the first game. This is hard to talk too much more about the story without spoiling anything, so all I need to say is: I thoroughly enjoyed Infamous 2's story, and you will too.

    Replay Value/Length - 9/10

    Infamous 2 will take you about 20 hours to complete all of the story and side missions, with about another 5-7 hours to find all of the collectibles such as blast shards and dead drops. You will definately want to play through the game again with the opposite karma, adding on another 25-ish hours. Also, there is a deep UGC mission creation tool. It allows players to make very complex missions, but it is very confusing and there is not real tutorial as to how to use it. There are a few good missions now, and I'm sure there will be more to come, but I doubt it will ever pan out as well as LittleBigPlanet's UGC community. Closing Comments

    Infamous 2 is one of my favorite games this generation, much less this year. It is beautiful, lengthy, it has a great story, and above all, it is tons of fun. This is one of the top reasons to own a PS3, and if you don't own a PS3, this should go on to your list of games to play if you ever pick up a PS3. Overall score - 9/10
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  5. Jun 8, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I preordered the Hero Edition months back, because I was DYING to get it. Now, Ive been real excited up until i finished the game 22 hours after recieving it. Flawless. I loved it. Much better than the original with updated graphics, fun powers, and a 'either-you-love-it-or-hate-it' voice cast. Now, I DO wish the story ended differently, not that it ended poorly, just that none of us knew it'd be the last game. I for one am saddened that there will not be another inFamous installment, but they did end it very well. My recommendation: Buy. This. Game. You will not be disappointed. Expand
  6. Oct 15, 2017
    8
    inFAMOUS 2 is a great sequel that improves the original formula in a lot of ways. The combat and shooting is more fun than before, theinFAMOUS 2 is a great sequel that improves the original formula in a lot of ways. The combat and shooting is more fun than before, the mobility of Cole is greatly expanded and the new powers are really entertaining. However there are some issues. The karma system feels really underdeveloped in the story department, and the combat, although great, rally does not innovate much by third person shooter standers. Still, this is a great exclusive for the PS3 and a emotional conclusion to Cole Mccragth´s adventure. Expand
  7. Apr 24, 2012
    0
    It's disappointing and overall very frustrating experience! It's also copy and paste nothing really new! Just disappointing...It didn't makeIt's disappointing and overall very frustrating experience! It's also copy and paste nothing really new! Just disappointing...It didn't make me finish it... Expand

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