• 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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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 264
  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. Jun 11, 2011
    10
    Adding to Playstation's exclusives in 2011, inFamous 2 is the sequel to Sucker Punch's first endevour on the PS3. Now, this is the sequel andAdding to Playstation's exclusives in 2011, inFamous 2 is the sequel to Sucker Punch's first endevour on the PS3. Now, this is the sequel and and it manages to become one of the best titles I've played this year. Picking up from where the last game left off, inFamous 2 requires some knowledge of the previous game, but you won't be left in the dark if you haven't done so. The game is open and your free to do what you want. There are two paths to go down (good or bad) and each one comes out with differing results, so you will get replay value in that sense. The graphics are great for an open world game, with no pop ins what so ever. Misson variety is expanded from the first and no mission ever over stays its welcome.What really moved me through the game was its story. I have never beaten an open world game with 100% so quickly in my life. Not because its short, but because the story is driving the experience. Only issues really were the enemy variety and camera issues every once and a while. This game is amazing, and it pushes Portal 2 and LA Noire out of my top spot for 2011. Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2011
    9
    I enjoyed this game so much that I started and finished it in a single sitting, my only complaint is the mortal choice system doesn't makeI enjoyed this game so much that I started and finished it in a single sitting, my only complaint is the mortal choice system doesn't make much sense, so you either need to be maximum evil or maximum good to get the powers, so the "What would I do?" idea goes out the window, unlike in Mass Effect where I could be good, but if someone starts annoying me I could push them out a window, I can't do that in inFamous because then I won't get the best powers. Expand
  5. Jun 16, 2020
    9
    Continuing after the events of the first game, inFAMOUS 2 is a much improved sequel, both story wise and gameplay wise. There's much moreContinuing after the events of the first game, inFAMOUS 2 is a much improved sequel, both story wise and gameplay wise. There's much more content and stuff to do in inFAMOUS 2. Everything from Story missions, side missions, UGC missions, free roaming, finding collectibles, etc. Leaving you with hours of fun open world fun. Expand
  6. Mar 29, 2018
    8
    I expected more from this game. I enjoyed more the first infamous although this time I only did a few extra missions, so maybe because of thisI expected more from this game. I enjoyed more the first infamous although this time I only did a few extra missions, so maybe because of this I felt it was quite short. Also, I felt that some main missions were not really interesting. Another thing I didn't like was that you had different powers with the same buttons and because of this you had to go to the menu and change it. In the first infamous you may had less things but it was easier to use them. Graphics are a little bit better than in the first one and you can appreciate more light. It's more colorfull. A good game but, in my opinion, the first one was better. 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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