• 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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  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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  1. Negative: 7 out of 284
  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. Nov 2, 2013
    10
    If you don't like Infamous 2 it is hard to believe you like video games at all! It is awesome. Can't wait for Infamous Second Son!!! SuckerIf you don't like Infamous 2 it is hard to believe you like video games at all! It is awesome. Can't wait for Infamous Second Son!!! Sucker Punch is a Masterpeice Expand
  3. Jun 10, 2011
    10
    I'll be brief...if you enjoyed the original you will absolutely love Infamous 2. It is truly a fantastic gaming experience and should beI'll be brief...if you enjoyed the original you will absolutely love Infamous 2. It is truly a fantastic gaming experience and should be recognized as such. Sure some of the side missions are stale but that is a trivial complaint. Infamous accomplished what it set out to do...to make you feel powerful and it does it as good as any game on the market. Couple that with excellent gameplay, stellar acting, and a good story you end up with Pure Gaming Goodness. What are you still doing here? Play the game! Expand
  4. Aug 1, 2011
    9
    Just to start out Sly 2 Band of Thieves has always been the perfect gam for me, but Infamous 2 comes pretty darn close. There are so manyJust to start out Sly 2 Band of Thieves has always been the perfect gam for me, but Infamous 2 comes pretty darn close. There are so many similarities between the two because they were made by the same company, i love it so much. New powers help soo much in this game. user-generated content provides endless amount of gameplay. and a story that will blow ur socks off. i also love the new melee system. Gameplay: 9.5 Great new melee system, awesome new powers Graphics: 8.5 Not top notch, but a great improvement from previous game Sound: 8.5 I really like the old coles voice, but the new one is ok. Other cast is stellar Lasting Play: 9.5 Ugc is awesome, still wish they had multiplayer Expand
  5. Aug 10, 2021
    9
    Man, the game is pretty good. the story is very well built, with the good and bad endings and the powers give hours of fun mainly in the openMan, the game is pretty good. the story is very well built, with the good and bad endings and the powers give hours of fun mainly in the open world. it's just kind of annoying that after the main story, you almost don't see the militia in the game anymore, just the ice guys practically. but apart from that the game is great! Expand
  6. Apr 1, 2020
    8
    It's much more enjoyable then the original but still doesn't feel all that great. 78/100
  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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