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  • Summary: Destiny: Rise of Iron is the next expansion to the Destiny universe. It features an all new cinematic story campaign set within The Plaguelands, a brand new location on Earth. Under the command of Lord Saladin you will face a new faction of Fallen Devils, the Splicers, while unravelling theDestiny: Rise of Iron is the next expansion to the Destiny universe. It features an all new cinematic story campaign set within The Plaguelands, a brand new location on Earth. Under the command of Lord Saladin you will face a new faction of Fallen Devils, the Splicers, while unravelling the mystery of the Iron Lords. Rise of Iron features new weapons, armor, and gear, as well as a new cooperative three-player Strike, a new mode and maps for the Crucible competitive multiplayer, and an all new six-player cooperative Raid. [Activision] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 66
  2. Negative: 0 out of 66
  1. Sep 26, 2016
    93
    Rise of Iron is the answer to the fans' calling for more content. It inspires gamers to play Destiny again, and all the downloadable content together make Destiny a game that is very much worth your time.
  2. Sep 26, 2016
    80
    Even with its few faults, Rise of Iron is an impressive expansion. Just when everyone thought Destiny was finally dying and we were moving to the sequel, Bungie went and spiced it up again with something fun and challenging.
  3. Oct 4, 2016
    80
    The story remains on the surface, which is unfortunate, since the rest of the game - new quests, missions and artefacts included - is more than interesting enough to sustain your interest.
  4. Sep 23, 2016
    70
    Destiny: Rise of Iron is a weird cookie. Bungie clearly put its live team in charge on this one, as there's nowhere near the amount of completely new-feeling stuff packed in as there was in Taken King -- and with so many people getting winded, a step that big was really needed. Yet, if I assess Destiny right now as a total package, with four expansions under its belt and hundreds of [good] tweaks and patches, it's easier to recommend.
  5. Feb 10, 2017
    70
    Rise of Iron breathes new life into a game that was starting to get old. This expansion pack is filled with enough new contents and modes to keep players engaged again.
  6. Sep 29, 2016
    70
    There's few bigger additions in Rise of Iron and the latest expansion certainly won't make you feel like you're playing a brand new game, but gathering fresh loot and discovering secrets can still be engaging.
  7. Sep 27, 2016
    50
    In the end, Rise of Iron is literally just more Destiny. It doesn’t address any of the issues that you might have had with the original, and it doesn’t really flush out the existing world either. It is simply a new set of story missions, a strike, some quests, and another raid.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 81
  2. Negative: 36 out of 81
  1. Sep 20, 2016
    10
    Original destiny reflected problems, but also pointed out what people could expect of the series and how easily was fall in love. DestinyOriginal destiny reflected problems, but also pointed out what people could expect of the series and how easily was fall in love. Destiny features spot-on first person controls – the best a console has ever seen. Rise of Iron, as TTK before, brings more of the expected Y1 promises - a living changing world, with great storytelling in a great fantasy world. All with improved looks. amazing arsenal of weapons and a gorgeous world to explore – all wrapped in the particularly RPG trappings that fans have learned to loved for years. Gameplay? The best, as always was! Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2016
    9
    While this is a small expansion, I am very much so enjoying what has been given to us. The story of Iron Banner is deep with lore andWhile this is a small expansion, I am very much so enjoying what has been given to us. The story of Iron Banner is deep with lore and nostalgia even though I have only played since The Taken King. No spoilers, but some of the quests are quite fun. I must say that the score for this expansion is AMAZING. Expand
  3. Sep 21, 2016
    7
    While a good expansion in so far as the extra content is concerned, I certainly can't condone the re-skinning of a main faction as the mainWhile a good expansion in so far as the extra content is concerned, I certainly can't condone the re-skinning of a main faction as the main antagonist again. Seeing as this is the last intended expansion for Destiny 1 the introduction of a new race could of been the perfect bridge to Destiny 2. A squandered opportunity on Bungie's part to add an added level of anticipation to the coming of the next Destiny.

    While the story is rather ho-hum high fantasy nonsense, it does at least peak your interest...But and it's a big but. The voice acting is dry, poorly timed and badly written, with some of the same corny script work that plagued the original act of Destiny Year One.

    It's worth buying if your a Destiny fan, if you're Destiny fan, you've already bought it anyways.
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  4. Sep 23, 2016
    5
    I am a sucker for a good cutscene,and graphically this was top notch.
    The first couple of missions where new then I started playing old
    I am a sucker for a good cutscene,and graphically this was top notch.
    The first couple of missions where new then I started playing old missions back to front.
    Almost anything of interest is a reskin.
    The raid is better than I thought,eventually we will complete this in half an hour,but playing blind it was very much a challenge.

    Non of the above can I moan about as two dlcs have been the same.
    Worth the money definitely,but I hope they start taking it seriously with destiny 2,and not just a way to sell vanity items.
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  5. Sep 24, 2016
    3
    Ugh. I was very excited and bought the expansion when the first gushing reviews came out.

    Looks like bungie's marketing team did a great
    Ugh. I was very excited and bought the expansion when the first gushing reviews came out.

    Looks like bungie's marketing team did a great job paying people off... for $29, this is not a steal but theft.

    The new story is great in principle, but poor in execution - recycled content, a very short narrative arc, finished in just a few hours with no real conclusion, full of cliches, tropes and absolutely pointless missions.

    It's more like HOW than TTK, and I don't mean that in a good way.

    I'd strongly suggest staying away from this latest expansion, it's an expensive rip-off.
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  6. Sep 25, 2016
    1
    An update that is OK but that should be free. Seriously, look at what Rockstar did with GTAV, all online content is good and free.

    I just
    An update that is OK but that should be free. Seriously, look at what Rockstar did with GTAV, all online content is good and free.

    I just hope that Destiny 2 will not follow this way, or it's gonna be without me.
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  7. Mar 13, 2017
    0
    For $30 "Expansion" Rise or iron feels more of a sloppy cash grab update. Copy and pasted guns, content, game play, old locations, and evenFor $30 "Expansion" Rise or iron feels more of a sloppy cash grab update. Copy and pasted guns, content, game play, old locations, and even more reskined enemies. Literally the same stuff different day. Still a mediocre story (about 2 hours long). The "expansion" Pack which is more of a patch should have been free. barely any new content and the content we got is copy and pasted literally. Feels more of a cash grab sadly which is why im giving it a fat O/10 Expand

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