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  • Summary: Expand your Destiny adventure with a myriad of weapons, armor, and gear to earn in new story missions, 3 new competitive multiplayer maps, and a new cooperative Strike. Expansion II introduces a new competitive elimination mode in the Crucible and an all-new arena activity – The Prison ofExpand your Destiny adventure with a myriad of weapons, armor, and gear to earn in new story missions, 3 new competitive multiplayer maps, and a new cooperative Strike. Expansion II introduces a new competitive elimination mode in the Crucible and an all-new arena activity – The Prison of Elders. The Reef is open. Join the Awoken and hunt down the Fallen rising against us. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Jun 8, 2015
    88
    House of Wolves makes even more addictive a game that was addictive already, flattening the way for September's expansion. Watch out if you enter the Reef: you may not leave.
  2. 80
    It’s not quite perfect, but if the improvements made in House of Wolves are any indication of the future, then I’m eager to see what kind of stuff Bungie comes up with to support and evolve Destiny next.
  3. Edge Magazine
    Jul 17, 2015
    80
    Puts Destiny's first expansion to shame. [Aug 2015, p.118]
  4. May 27, 2015
    70
    The new expansion proves to be better than The Dark Below, but still it seems that it could've been even better.
  5. Jun 9, 2015
    70
    What came out on the market is undoubtedly a DLC of great quality that far exceeds its predecessor and will give the hardcore fans hours of entertainment and rekindle the fire of enthusiasm that went dying.
  6. 70
    If you're still playing Destiny on a regular basis, I don't think you'll be disappointed if you pick up House of Wolves. Between the new arena mode and the additional competitive multiplayer content there's a lot to do here and it should keep you busy for some time.
  7. May 22, 2015
    50
    Bungie took a rooster, slicked its hair back, and dressed it up as a human. House of Wolves is the Chicken Boo of video game DLC.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 62
  2. Negative: 40 out of 62
  1. May 19, 2015
    10
    The new content in the expansion pack is ALREADY great, and that's not including the upcoming Trials Of Osiris and raid! The Strike,The new content in the expansion pack is ALREADY great, and that's not including the upcoming Trials Of Osiris and raid! The Strike, bug-fixes, gear ascension, Prison of Elders, Reef, etc! It's all AMAZING! Best part is, it fixes EVERYTHING that made people iffy about The Dark Below. This expansion is amazing, and I highly recommend it to everyone! Expand
  2. May 22, 2015
    8
    So I have been (and still am) a huge fan of destiny since about a year before the game came out. Now before I get jumped on for being biased,So I have been (and still am) a huge fan of destiny since about a year before the game came out. Now before I get jumped on for being biased, please understand I use to logic to justify this consumer review. This game had enormous potential and still does. However, that should not increase or decrease anyone's score. I believe the game looks beautiful and plays extremely well. I do wonder, if we were just running run through parts of the maps we have already been to, then why did this DLC take this long. I have only taken 2 months off from playing this game, and I will say that I had hoped for more upon returning. Now, as of this review I have almost finished the main story line and have a group ready to play the prison of elders (POE) and will be playing the Trials of Osiris (TOO) when that is released. I really want to see more of this beautifully designed world, in the beginning I used to just run around enjoying the world and the attention to detail, now it's only running through a few small new areas. I think that they have shown that a truly full game could potentially give bigger franchises and games a run for there money. The story of both DLC so far, seem like solid side quests in a much larger story arc. I think the new armor and weapons and not mention, the minor changes in the fallen you encounter shows the detail bungie has taken. I think, the fact that they have added in a couple new modes as well as designed a new and interesting social space shows that they are building a world that could deserves a 10/10. However, the mistake in why this game only gets a 8/10 is the fact that bungie has failed to flush out a bigger story at this current point in time, and fails to expand the universe inc contributing to the over all story arch. Destiny, is still an addiction I cannot shake, and a game I still highly recommend if you can accept the fact that bungie is taking there time revealing the whole story. I draw comparisons to the modern warfare series since I beat and enjoyed all those stories. If you remember the story has always been around 5 hours in length, and in the beginning the story was not all that impressive either. I think that this world has far more depth, and if bigger and better things are to come I am excited. Plus, between how great POE and TOO look, and how even the "haters" give credit to how good they are, should make you excited if theres a chance that a raid will be added on top of that. I give this a 8/10 because despite it's faults it delivers another couple hours of great story (although in a familiar place) and a new mode that seems to hit all the right points. Expand
  3. May 19, 2015
    6
    The intensity of new content,the action packed battles, dazzling story missions and the new social area.... bungie is improving Destiny withThe intensity of new content,the action packed battles, dazzling story missions and the new social area.... bungie is improving Destiny with each passing day 9/10 Expand
  4. DGP
    Jun 7, 2020
    3
    Positive Points worth mentioning are, the music continues to shine in the game and the end game treasure room, reminiscent of a dragon'sPositive Points worth mentioning are, the music continues to shine in the game and the end game treasure room, reminiscent of a dragon's horde, speaks to the high creative standards.

    Negative Points worth mentioning are, the release has a few story missions which are all presented via the original game maps but in reverse, a story you will forget about by the second mission, uninspiring characters and more platforming. In the vanilla game Vault of Glass raid, two of the primary grumbles are "Oracles" and the platforming, both of which were included here in the expansion to remind you of how much you disliked them originally.

    Conclusion: You can complete the entirely new content in an evening, by which time you will have gotten all of the PVE content completed and most of pleasure from the release. If you have the season pass it is a worthy distraction on a rainy day, but if you do not, then feel free to keep clear safe in the knowledge that you have not missed anything of merit
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  5. May 20, 2015
    1
    Nothing new to see here just move along. The maps are reskinned, the 1 new boss fight is a reskin, there is no new content sorry folks. ThisNothing new to see here just move along. The maps are reskinned, the 1 new boss fight is a reskin, there is no new content sorry folks. This "expansion" isn't worth anything higher than a 2. Expand
  6. Jul 16, 2015
    0
    a "MMO" expansion that discourages clans. this destroyed my close nit 30 player clan. we raided regularly every night, every weekend 30+ hrs aa "MMO" expansion that discourages clans. this destroyed my close nit 30 player clan. we raided regularly every night, every weekend 30+ hrs a week easily. then this garbage came forcing my clan to downsize teams because the content is so time consuming with restrictions to when you can play it. now every weekend is pvp all day every day and nothing else just to keep up. all those who don't pvp much or only have the weekends to play cant do anything if those clan mates that do are stuck in TOO all weekend. not a single person in my clan plays destiny anymore Expand
  7. May 20, 2015
    0
    Garbage!
    Activision and Destiny are perfect examples of everything that is wrong with the present gaming industry. What's sad is most
    Garbage!
    Activision and Destiny are perfect examples of everything that is wrong with the present gaming industry. What's sad is most consumers are oblivious to what is happening to this industry. This 'pay as you play' instant reward culture is destroying the quality of our AAA games. The fact that this game was designed for ppl with addictive personalities speaks volumes about Activision's and Bungies' character.
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