• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 21, 2014
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  • Summary: inFAMOUS Second Son is an action adventure game in which, surrounded by a society that fears them, superhumans are ruthlessly hunted down and caged by the Department of Unified Protection. Step into a locked-down Seattle as Delsin Rowe, who has recently discovered his superhuman power and isinFAMOUS Second Son is an action adventure game in which, surrounded by a society that fears them, superhumans are ruthlessly hunted down and caged by the Department of Unified Protection. Step into a locked-down Seattle as Delsin Rowe, who has recently discovered his superhuman power and is now capable of fighting back against the oppressive DUP. Enjoy your power as you choose how you will push your awesome abilities to the limit and witness the consequences of your actions as they affect the city and people around you. [Playstation] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 90
  2. Negative: 1 out of 90
  1. Mar 20, 2014
    100
    Second Son is easily the best game Sucker Punch has ever released, easily the best game available so far on the PS4, and easily the one game that every PS4 owner should purchase.
  2. Mar 20, 2014
    90
    It doesn’t stray off the series’ beaten path too much, but there are enhancements in terms of gameplay and some stunning effects put to good use to create the PS4′s most fun and best looking game yet...While the narrative might not have the same impact as previous games, it’s somewhat more of a down-to-earth tale of an ordinary man with extraordinary powers, and that’s an exciting new direction for the series to take.
  3. Mar 20, 2014
    87
    It plays great, and it looks even better, but its advancements also beg it to be held to a higher standard, one that its overall story and morality systems struggle to reach.
  4. Mar 20, 2014
    80
    At times, Infamous Second Son delivers great fun with its combat mechanics, yet a repetitive formula, combined with some hiccups and balancing issues, ultimately can't be ignored. It's an entertaining and visually beautiful piece of software, but it could've been much more.
  5. Mar 21, 2014
    80
    Second Son is better than the first two games: it's faster and much more satisfying. It's just a shame that Sucker Punch has not been able to make it the best of the genre due to a few slips and imprecise behaviors.
  6. Mar 25, 2014
    75
    InFamous: Second Son is good but unmemorable — essentially the diner food of video games.
  7. Apr 8, 2014
    40
    Second Son looks fantastic and from a technical perspective, it’s a pretty impressive feat especially given that the game is out less than six months from the release of the Playstation 4. Unfortunately the gameplay isn’t up to par with the light show. Like the neon that Delsin channels, it’s all light and no heat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 835
  1. Mar 21, 2014
    10
    Buttery smooth action, intelligent AI, well written story and script, decent choices to make, beautiful graphics, vibrant city. Each infamousButtery smooth action, intelligent AI, well written story and script, decent choices to make, beautiful graphics, vibrant city. Each infamous seems to improve on the last. Well worth the money. Expand
  2. Jul 6, 2014
    10
    Infamous second son is a brilliant looking game and as most people say plays great as well. The problem is that some people keep leavingInfamous second son is a brilliant looking game and as most people say plays great as well. The problem is that some people keep leaving reviews saying the like the graphics are good or it looks good but they don't like one aspect so they give it 0/10. This is ridiculous the reviews for this game which is very good especially if you look at majority of reviews, is getting dragged down lower than it deserves. If people like something about it than give it a proper review because this site can actually help people. This games average should be around 9 Expand
  3. Mar 21, 2014
    9
    Infamous is ALWAYS a game seen as mediocre, when in fact its the exact opposite of that it is amazing. From the characters to the smooth flowInfamous is ALWAYS a game seen as mediocre, when in fact its the exact opposite of that it is amazing. From the characters to the smooth flow of platforming and the beautiful visual experience. The game is totally new from the previous 2 and still lovers of the previous games are bound to enjoy this. What I like most about it is the fact that we can see the developers put their passion into this game and produce something totally unique and always an amazing experience worth every cent of the full R.R.P. Also you can play it twice because you can go evil or good and this alters the story line (although these choices aren't exactly too accurate)

    Aside from a few problems this game is a SOLID 8.5-9
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  4. Apr 11, 2014
    8
    The series was palatable; for me this time out but still I enjoyed completing the side quests more than the story....... Infamous just isn'tThe series was palatable; for me this time out but still I enjoyed completing the side quests more than the story....... Infamous just isn't my thing anyhow but Seattle was nicely realized and the game in general technically impressive - on a side note is a pity it can't maintain that upwards of 60fps it often touches on but may well be a hardware issue let's see how things pan out. Expand
  5. Apr 26, 2015
    8
    A prime example of PlayStation 4's power. And a good sequel to an amazing franchise. Although the story is quite weak compared to the otherA prime example of PlayStation 4's power. And a good sequel to an amazing franchise. Although the story is quite weak compared to the other games in the franchise its fun enough to play for a second run. Voice acting is solid and the gameplay is extremely fun offering 4 powers to have fun with. [8.5/10] Expand
  6. Apr 11, 2014
    7
    Infamous 2 came out in 2009. I played it, with no knowledge of the first one, and after finishing it two times, it made me want to play theInfamous 2 came out in 2009. I played it, with no knowledge of the first one, and after finishing it two times, it made me want to play the first entry as well. Years later comes a totally different entry in the universe, with Troy Baker leading as new hero Delsin Rowe instead of the two-voiced Cole McGrath. How is it? Well, it is good, fun, but not fresh nor rewarding. Is an Infamous experience waiting to be forgotten.
    Sucker Punch, firstly, has really pushed the limits of PS4 to boundaries that really makes the future of the console look exciting. I mean the visual quality of this game is astonishing. Seattle has never looked prettier. The textures are crisp, the lightining is just amazing and the way the game's atmosphere develops is just mind-blowing. Just look at the puddles on the street after it rains. It truly is a very detailed experience.
    Sucker Punch also learned from PlayStation's sweetheart studio Naughty Dog, and that's why they casted Troy Baker to play a more Nathan Drake-ish hero in Second Son. Delsin, at the beginning, is a complete dirtbag. I guess they tried to make a Nathan Drake with powers but ended up getting a more Dante Sparda vibe. I also didn't give a damn about his brother or any of the particular other characters you meet for split seconds and then vanish until the last mission. His brother is throughout the story though.
    The story, from the beginning, I knew where it was going. I know games shouldn't be compared to movies, but nowadays the game industry has really developed its narratives, developing amazing story-driven games like Gone Home, The Last Of Us, Bioshock or The Walking Dead. So yeah, story in Second Son is not so good. The chemistry between the brothers eventually pays off, but really, the narrative is so predictable that what you think will happen to them will eventually happen, no matter what path (Good or Evil) you take.
    Now, this game took a lot of criticism about the karmic decisions, described as pretty extreme or not extreme enough. I always thought these were the worst thing about the Infamous games, because they always seemed to favour being bad instead of good. This game has really found a balance, making either of the choices to play equally badass and I found that very satisfying.
    Gameplay, meh. It is not revolutionary. In fact, it is a very, VERY easy game and instead of being compared to previous Infamous, the most logical of comparisons would be to tie it up with Saints Row IV. Hell, even the open world structure is very similar to Saint Row's. In other words, the humour, the map, the side missions. It is all very Saints Row-y. And that's the problem with gameplay in Infamous Second Son. It seriously lacks originality.
    You still feel like an unstoppable Sylvester Stallone when pulling out those special moves, but they get repetitive quickly, and as you gain more and more powers, difficulty starts being more about overwhelming enemies than strategic gameplay. The enemies are also very repetitive, and the boss battle, while long, is one of the worst boss battles I have ever played in my life.
    InFamous Second Son lacks tons of polish. It is not a bad game, by any means, but it is barely good really. The writing is chuckle-worthy, the powers are fun, Delsin Rowe is amiable, so is his brother, but there is nothing that wants me to play it again, unlike the two previous InFamous.
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  7. Nov 13, 2021
    0
    Играю с 1996. Много всякого повидал, но это одна из худших игр, в которые я играл.
    Повторяющийся геймплей, корявое управление, тупой сюжет,
    Играю с 1996. Много всякого повидал, но это одна из худших игр, в которые я играл.
    Повторяющийся геймплей, корявое управление, тупой сюжет, идиотские персонажи. Позорное пятно на репутации плейстейшн.
    Остерегайтесь этого ужаса.
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