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  • Summary: In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates his own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master newIn Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates his own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home. In Destiny 2 players embark on a fresh story filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover. There is something for almost every type of gamer in Destiny 2, including gameplay for solo, cooperative and competitive players set within a vast, evolving and exciting universe. [Bungie] Expand
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  1. Positive: 89 out of 95
  2. Negative: 1 out of 95
  1. Oct 1, 2017
    100
    Destiny 2 is an epic: a story with an ever expanding scale made greater by the heroes of whom the story is told with tragedy, struggle, and redemption. It is very fitting that the score to accompany it must be, too. And it is. There were moments that I had to put the controller down and simply listen, taking in the scope of what I was experiencing.
  2. Sep 14, 2017
    91
    Destiny 2 is a perfect evolution of the original´s concept. Campaign is solid and full of CG sequences, the new activities, progression system and raid complete a unique experience between FPS and MMO. And Bungie brings the best gunplay back.
  3. Sep 15, 2017
    90
    Destiny 2 is a massive and rewarding game that offers the potential for hundreds of hours of fun and discovery with friends. Quibbles aside, Bungie has crafted a fantastic follow-up to a wildly popular formula, and one that no other developer has come close to equaling in sophistication. Many of the streamlining choices welcome a new crop of Guardians into the mix, but also make this new game more playable and understandable for even returning players. As I settle in for what I hope to be another several years of adventures, I hope Bungie can nail the elusive balance between depth and accessibility.
  4. Sep 21, 2017
    85
    There’s a lot to enjoy here both solo and as a co-op experience. Any fan of Destiny 1 should take a look at this game, and anyone that has had interest in it but hasn’t pulled the trigger on it just yet should rest easy knowing that while it has a few issues here and there, Destiny 2 is a great game that champions over the first game in so many ways. I highly suggest it to both FPS and RPG fans alike.
  5. Edge Magazine
    Oct 12, 2017
    80
    For the more casual - OK, more sane - player, however, Destiny 2 is almost a triumph. It is a game much better at explaining itself, that wants to be enjoyed and understood, and is happy to reward players for simply being there. [Dec 2017, p.102]
  6. Sep 17, 2017
    80
    Destiny 2 isn't perfect, and I hesitate to recommend it for solo players, but for anyone that hopes to play in a group - there really is nothing else like it. I can't say if there's enough new here to draw returning players to the game, but Bungie has done nothing if not craft one of the most beautiful engaging co-op experiences of 2017.
  7. Jan 23, 2018
    35
    Even if Bungie backtracks on some of these horrendous missteps, there’s evidence that the dev team is either flailing around without a clear idea of the experience they want to present, or even worse, they’re happy to offer the least amount of mediocre content possible until the player base starts pushing back. When free-to-play titles like Warframe and Let it Die seem monumentally more generous and offer vastly more entertainment value than a triple-A sixty dollar release built with a budget large enough to feed whole continents, it’s clear that something has gone horribly wrong.

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  1. Sep 16, 2017
    10
    Completely Addicting & Amazing game!! Was completely surprised as to how much better it is than the original and it is a leap of faith I tookCompletely Addicting & Amazing game!! Was completely surprised as to how much better it is than the original and it is a leap of faith I took with buying it and I'm so glad I did! Expand
  2. Jun 22, 2020
    10
    I spent nearly 600 hours in this game and still have a lot of things I never done. Community tends to cry and be toxic around "omg so manyI spent nearly 600 hours in this game and still have a lot of things I never done. Community tends to cry and be toxic around "omg so many grind" but its a looter shooter. Game is literally about grind. And there is 5 story campaigns(2 big and 3 small), around 5 raids, 3 dungeons, a lot of pvp regimes(lol) and just tons of fun.
    Bungie has created big and evolving action MMO game that, after 5 years, still strong and one of the most played games on steam and ps4.
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  3. Sep 7, 2017
    8
    Smooth gun play, good soundtrack with some truly breathtaking masterpieces and nice graphics. If you're a fan of D1 you're going to like this.Smooth gun play, good soundtrack with some truly breathtaking masterpieces and nice graphics. If you're a fan of D1 you're going to like this. My biggest gripe with the title is the vast amount of recycled content – I kinda wish that Bungee would've been more ballsy with the reforms and improvements.

    I'm still hooked though :)
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  4. Mar 7, 2022
    5
    5/10. The concept is there, a coop looter shooter in space with different classes with different abilities and skills. Grinding out to get5/10. The concept is there, a coop looter shooter in space with different classes with different abilities and skills. Grinding out to get that gun or armour you want as a reward is something that interests me. However, is executed fairly poorly. Significantly more fun with friends, but costs a trillion dollars to play in full. Expand
  5. Sep 6, 2017
    3
    I am writing a review based off of the beta and Bungie's pricing strategy... C'mon Bungie... get with the program. I was a huge fan whenI am writing a review based off of the beta and Bungie's pricing strategy... C'mon Bungie... get with the program. I was a huge fan when Destiny 1 came out, was imperfect, but new and refreshing. I Played D1 for quite a while, once I got the majority of everything I wanted from raids I would play Trials. But what really urked me the wrong way was you have a ton of micro transactions, along with already charging for DLC... $100!?!? for part of the game now and more later? Yeah right... There is a reason Overwatch got game of the year... Awesome Story, Patches thing regularly !Listens to the damn players!, and Oh! what do ya know? all free DLC! AGAIN GET WITH THE PROGRAM, Paying for the Queens DLC was just a reiskin of quests you already had, Whos brilliant idea was it to say, "Oh! lets take a quest, make all the enemies another color, and sell it as new content!." If you ask me keep micro transactions for people to make their character look cooler, like armor skins and weapon skins, or dope ass emotes, but not engrams. Stop listening to share holders and start listening to the damn players. Overwatch was so good if they make a game about pigs riding ponies in the amazon I will probably buy it because it will have free DLC's and a good story line. Are you taking notes Bungie? Expand
  6. Sep 17, 2017
    1
    This game doesnt deserve a fair review, because of Activision, DLC already made and announced, and is paid, and the game is 60$, andThis game doesnt deserve a fair review, because of Activision, DLC already made and announced, and is paid, and the game is 60$, and microtransactions as well, meanwhile we have tons of free content for games in the same genre that are not even as popular as Destiny.

    The game itself is decent, graphics are not that good and 30fps are inexcusable in 2017, but in general it has an addictive loop gameplay and good humor, lore is good as well, but i cant take this launch seriously at all, at this point, and i cant believe the reviewers are putting numbers like 9 or 10, just, sad.
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  7. Sep 26, 2018
    0
    The game is great and but i want to make it beter by suggesting that they add a report menu also we get confused of story and pehaps thereThe game is great and but i want to make it beter by suggesting that they add a report menu also we get confused of story and pehaps there should be an article about lore too Expand

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