• 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: 47 out of 792
  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. Sep 8, 2014
    10
    inFamous Second Son may be the greatest superhero game of all time. It offers beautiful graphics, an interesting story, with some veryinFamous Second Son may be the greatest superhero game of all time. It offers beautiful graphics, an interesting story, with some very emotional writing, and amazing gameplay. The different powers are all brilliant, and you can never walk into a mission the same way. The characters are well written, and they seem to fit in naturally with the story. The karma decisions are fair, and the endings end well, with no open plot holes. The gameplay is also very fun, with a deep upgrade system, and the combat flows very well. Overall, inFamous is worth every penny of its price tag, and more. Expand
  3. Mar 21, 2014
    9
    After seeing some mixed reviews I wasn't sure what to expect. On the other hand I knew that a lot of people didn't like the first three gamesAfter seeing some mixed reviews I wasn't sure what to expect. On the other hand I knew that a lot of people didn't like the first three games and that there would be trolls knocking it as people do exclusives these days.

    As other reviews have said, if you liked the others, you will most likely like this one. The powers offer a nice change up to the game play and makes the experience fresh and precise. Deslin is far more likable than I thought he would be and the story is quite good too.

    I have to say that the only down side is that the city, being based off of a real city, just is not as good as Empire City. Which, in all honesty isn't too bad seeing as in my opinion, neither was New Marais and again, in my opinion Sucker Punches Seattle is gorgeous and better than New Marais was.

    So to recap: If you were a fan, you will like it! So that's great news for people like me. The graphics are great, performance is good.

    I'm giving this a 9 because I feel that it deserves in between a 8/9 as a fan. It's better than Infamous 2 but still no infamous 1 (Although the game play is the best the series has offered.) I will not stoop to giving it a 10 just to fight off the trolls scoring the game low.
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  4. Apr 14, 2014
    8
    Best Infamous yet...but Sucker Punch needs to get out of their comfort zone and let the series grow. What we do have is a very pretty, veryBest Infamous yet...but Sucker Punch needs to get out of their comfort zone and let the series grow. What we do have is a very pretty, very fun, but "safe" entry into the series. Good stuff, though.

    PS: Metacritic opinions, both professional and otherwise, should be taken with a grain of salt--as should all critics and/or fans.
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  5. Feb 15, 2015
    8
    If you're a fan of the infamous games you will injoy this one. New playerss will find it more difficult but after a while you should get aIf you're a fan of the infamous games you will injoy this one. New playerss will find it more difficult but after a while you should get a hang of it.
    Graphic and the open world part of the game are it's strongest parts. One of the best looking games on tne PS4. Seattle looks amazing and grim at time. The sun and light effects are stunning. Game is a great looker.
    Story isn't anything new but it's good enough. I liked the more goofy stuf that the first infamous did. Second son is more serious. The moral/karma aspect of the game is ok. Would like some more choice or choicr that makes more impact.
    Combat is fast and responsive with a good mix of powers and upgrades. As always you have karma specific powers and appearance like in previous infamous games. There could have been a little more powers for my taste. Fights are interesting and bull rushing isn't the best way.
    Overall inFamous:Second Son is a good game with stunning graphics, responsive combat and a good story. If you liked the earlier games it's a 8 out of 10. If you're new to the series pick it up and try ;)
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  6. Apr 14, 2014
    7
    Just finished doing both play throughs both good and evil karma. good points of the game, the graphics are smooth and vibrant (next gen!), iJust finished doing both play throughs both good and evil karma. good points of the game, the graphics are smooth and vibrant (next gen!), i enjoyed the story and the characters within the game and overall its alot of fun. however there are bad aspects :/. i personally felt that the game was way too easy (even on expert)especially to get trophies. i would of liked to see a bit more variation when doing the side activities for example taking control of sections of the map by destroying the D.U.P sectors and gaining shards is just too much the same and the novelty can wear off quickly. also i would of like to see a bit of character customisation within the game instead of just being able to change his jacket. the bad parts are only my opinion and dont really hinder the game, overall its enjoyable. Expand
  7. Oct 28, 2014
    0
    Worst game of the who series.... i dont really know what they were trying to do here to make it seem cool with this hipster trash but i wasWorst game of the who series.... i dont really know what they were trying to do here to make it seem cool with this hipster trash but i was really mad with this game. not fun at all Expand

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