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  • Summary: In Destiny (from the creators of Halo) you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth. You are able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the vast dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. BecomeIn Destiny (from the creators of Halo) you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth. You are able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the vast dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Become legend. Embark on an epic action adventure with rich cinematic storytelling where you unravel the mysteries of our universe and reclaim what we lost at the fall of our Golden Age. The next evolution of the first-person action genre that promises to provide an unprecedented combination of storytelling, cooperative, competitive, and public gameplay, and personal activities that are all woven into an expansive, persistent online world. Venture out alone or join up with friends. The choice is yours. Personalize and upgrade every aspect of how you look and fight with a nearly limitless combination of armor, weapons, and visual customizations. Take your upgraded character into every mode, including campaign, cooperative, social, public, and competitive multiplayer. Expand
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  1. Positive: 60 out of 95
  2. Negative: 1 out of 95
  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Sep 18, 2014
    100
    Videogame worlds are rarely this rich and addictive. No matter your pleasure - story-based campaigning, co-op comradeship, or adversarial annihilation - Destiny delivers on all fronts. Frighteningly, this really does have the framework of a 10 year obsession. [Nov 2014, p.68]
  2. Sep 15, 2014
    88
    Even with its stumbles, the initial release of Destiny is a colossal achievement in interactive design, integrating a number of differing genre elements into a smart and unified whole. Bungie’s latest futuristic opus is one of the first true event games of this new generation, and while it still has room to grow, it’s worth your attention right out of the gate.
  3. Sep 11, 2014
    85
    Destiny suffers from a serious case of rough edges. A number of elements, from the repetitive mission design to a weak early game, are a lot rougher than expected from an otherwise polished game. There isn't one glaring problem that detracts from the experience, but a number of minor issues hurt the game. Beneath those flaws lies an extremely enjoyable MMO-styled shooter that plays excellently, looks great, is extremely addictive, and has a strong and varied endgame.
  4. Sep 11, 2014
    80
    Destiny, isn’t just set in space, it an allegory of space. It is beautiful and fascinating, but oh so cold and immense, and the past engulfs everything.
  5. Sep 15, 2014
    75
    If you just accept that it was always going to be about multiplayer shooting, and the rest might be underdeveloped gravy; you’ll probably have tons of fun. And if you look to the future and see what Bungie has created – a very solid foundation – you should be excited by what the team will deliver in the coming months and years.
  6. Sep 17, 2014
    70
    You won't find better gunplay and online features out there, but at the same time you wont find much to do in this huge project that seems to need tons of new and better content, improved writing and some of the "magic" Bungie failed to include in the initial package.
  7. Sep 18, 2014
    45
    In its current state, Destiny feels unfinished and unfocused, but I imagine that things will be looking quite different in a year's time.

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  1. Sep 9, 2014
    10
    Great Game.One of the Best Shooters Ever made and spectacular multiplayer.Is a game that misture Halo and Skyrim,and do it very well.AwesomeGreat Game.One of the Best Shooters Ever made and spectacular multiplayer.Is a game that misture Halo and Skyrim,and do it very well.Awesome Game,recommended! Expand
  2. Sep 14, 2014
    10
    Destiny has been very enjoyable for me and I can see myself playing the game on and off over the years much like I do Diablo 3.

    Here is
    Destiny has been very enjoyable for me and I can see myself playing the game on and off over the years much like I do Diablo 3.

    Here is what I like:

    - Very easy to link up with friends and play together.
    - Great co-op experience, probably the best I've had since Left 4 Dead.
    - Top quality shooting mechanics - gun play is superb.
    - Top quality sound effects
    - Top quality Graphics (I played the beta on a PS3 and now own a PS4 - just blown away how good it looks)
    - Good progression system, although loot may be a tad weak. This can be easily remedied.
    - 3 man dungeons with scaling difficulty, as they get harder you will need to use tactics & teamwork. Very satisfying.
    - PvP was frustrating at first as I learned the maps/game but I am improving and as I do its naturally becoming more and more enjoyable. Very well done.
    - Patrol missions can be viewed as repetitive, I see them as a way to mindlessly shoot stuff for when i want to play at a lower brain function.

    Things that I don't like:
    - I honestly could not find one thing I didn't like about the game.
    - I can't even find anything to critique.

    This is the game I needed right now after experiencing severe MMO burnout and being coerced into buying a couple "indie" games by reviewers that were utter crap. I still like to read reviews but my BS meter is improving.

    -signed gamer of 25+ years.

    PS Bungie, fantastic game. Now please find some time to make a sequel to Myth:Soulblighter!
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  3. Nov 10, 2020
    9
    One of the best multiplayer only shooters on the market. Would highly recommend. Great gunplay, Great challenging boss fights to encounter,One of the best multiplayer only shooters on the market. Would highly recommend. Great gunplay, Great challenging boss fights to encounter, competitive multiplayer the crucible is a blast to play. Overall a great fun multiplayer first person shooter from Bungie Expand
  4. Nov 11, 2014
    7
    So destiny has now been out a while and i bought the game on Day 1.
    First of all i loved the game when it was out. It was fresh. I'd played
    So destiny has now been out a while and i bought the game on Day 1.
    First of all i loved the game when it was out. It was fresh. I'd played COD, BF and such but this took that genre in a new direction.
    Large amount of Customisation, Storyline Co-Op endless possibilities.
    The last one is still correct but in the time between Day 1 and its first expansion pack (due Dec) is way too long. I got very board of replaying the same old missions in the same old places just with higher ranked enemy's. When my friends left to play other games i got board of playing the game by myself and wanted couldn't play unless it was Co-Op.
    Then there was a couple of bugs which after the fulfilment of defeating a boss with your friends which took a lot of teamwork and sometimes up to an hour to achieve you was left with worthless items as a reward.
    I've not played Destiny for about 3 weeks after it come out as I'm board of same missions, raids and searching the same places.
    Bungie have a great idea for a platform but the lack of content to keep it fresh is not their.
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  5. Sep 13, 2014
    5
    Disappointed. Was expecting much more from story/campaign mode. Very dull. Has nothing to do with the voice acting. Peter is an accomplishedDisappointed. Was expecting much more from story/campaign mode. Very dull. Has nothing to do with the voice acting. Peter is an accomplished actor. Bungie gave him nothing to work with. World is actually quite small. Just because levels are named Venus, moon, earth doesn't make them large. Empty places with repetitive enemies. Other titles are more fun to play. When you are putting hours into playing a game and question yourself if you are having fun. Then you are NOT having any fun. Pvp online is only marginally better. Graphics don't make a game. Bungie shoots itself in the foot this time. Expand
  6. Nov 6, 2015
    4
    While I thought the gameplay was solid, that was about it. The leveling system, the simple rehashing of enemies, the lack of a system to findWhile I thought the gameplay was solid, that was about it. The leveling system, the simple rehashing of enemies, the lack of a system to find other people for "raids," and simply doing the same "missions" over and over again became tiresome. I've heard rumors that there was something approaching a story in Destiny -- that seems false. Expand
  7. Apr 3, 2022
    0
    It's Bungie, that's for sure. They made the **** Halo tp Halo Reach games that are as **** as Destiny. This studio just can't make good games.

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