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  • Summary: Across the continents of Auxraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons,Across the continents of Auxraxis, thousands of players will come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players will be able to customize their soldier, weapons, and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or empire. Battles can last for days or weeks, so players will need to build alliances and specialized combat outfits to take on long-term strategic and tactical initiatives. With air, ground and seaborne combat, the battles will be larger and more intense than ever. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jul 14, 2015
    85
    Planetside 2 gives you a massive and fun online shooting experience, and it’s completely free. Yes, there are microtransactions, but they are very unobtrusive and do not give nearly enough of an advantage to be labelled “pay to win.”
  2. Jul 15, 2015
    80
    It will take a little to get used to the coordinated chaos that is PlanetSide 2. But the more time you spend on Auraxis the more fun you will have. If only the artdesign and engine performance were optimized.
  3. 80
    One of the most interesting things to happen to both massively multiplayer online games and shooters in years, and already a hugely enjoyable game in its own right.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 5, 2015
    80
    A totally fresh proposition. [Sept 2015, p.89]
  5. Jul 15, 2015
    78
    After a pretty tough starting phase, you'll find a great game with some pretty neat battles and tons of content. The best of all is that it is really free to play.
  6. Jul 23, 2015
    78
    Planetside 2 is entertaining, huge and still a work in progress. It’s certainly worth a go, if you have the available time on your side.
  7. Jul 9, 2015
    70
    Like so many big games with dozens of complex moving parts, your enjoyment of PlanetSide 2 on the PlayStation 4 rests on how forgiving you are of technical hiccups you would properly expect to be vanquished.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 11 out of 34
  1. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    Planetside 2 puts u in the real battlefield. With gorgeous gfx, huge scale battles and solid gameplay, everybody with a ps4 must try this gamePlanetside 2 puts u in the real battlefield. With gorgeous gfx, huge scale battles and solid gameplay, everybody with a ps4 must try this game out,. It's easily one of PS4's best online experience and it's FREE! Expand
  2. Dec 27, 2015
    10
    It's not Battlefield or Call of Duty so MOBA players go elsewhere. This game requires an investment of time to explore the weapons andIt's not Battlefield or Call of Duty so MOBA players go elsewhere. This game requires an investment of time to explore the weapons and vehicles and master each of them to become a good player. It also requires playing and coordinating with others. When you do these things you will find this one game contains the type of gameplay that exists in dozens of others. It's free but if you pay you gain access to fashion accessories. I have had experiences in PS2 that I have had in no other game -- some of the greatest MP experiences I've ever had. There is a learning curve though. Squad up and use your headsets to learn the game, it's no lowest common denominator game like Call of Duty. Expand
  3. Jun 27, 2015
    9
    I tried the PC version when it came out at a friend's house (my PC can't handle it), was in the PS4 beta, and finally played the final consoleI tried the PC version when it came out at a friend's house (my PC can't handle it), was in the PS4 beta, and finally played the final console version for a few hours hours. All i can say is that this is my kind of shooter!

    Sure it's not as polished as some 'AAA' shooter out there, but no game offers this level of freedom and scale. I'm also surprised with how well the console handles the big battles. I have experienced a few battles with a few hundred players, and the framerate always looked to be above the 30fps. Impressive, especially considering the beta struggled with 20 or 30 players on screen.

    + Massive scale and player count.
    + Great graphics and performance (for a game of this scale).
    + Nice gameplay and pacing (similar to Battlefield and the opposite to CoD, which is perfect to me).
    + Free to play but not pay to win.

    - The menus are still a bit slow and buggy (nothing compared to the beta, though).
    - It would be nice to see the actual number of players per continent before jumping in.
    - Instant action should take you to the area you are pointing at, instead of being random.

    All in all, i just hope that this game turns popular. I know it's not for everyone, but those who like large scale shooters, and give this game a second, third try, will love it for sure.

    I would give it 8/10 if i had to play for it. 10/10, since it's free and great, even for 'AAA' standards.
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  4. Jan 16, 2017
    7
    A free-to-play shooter that tosses you into the middle of massive multiplayer battles. There's a lot to figure out going into it.A free-to-play shooter that tosses you into the middle of massive multiplayer battles. There's a lot to figure out going into it. Unfortunately the game's total lack of tutorials means that you have to figure it all out on your own. Something that alone has the potential to turn off many players who just don't have the time to make sense of the game's many menus and countless icons.

    Those who take the time to learn everything and put up with what is perhaps dated techincal presentation can find a solid multiplayer game lying underneath. The free-to-play model of the game does have the expected microtransactions for things like gear and cosmetic options. However this is in no way a pay-to-win game. Skill and strategy determine how firefights go for you. There's something satisfying about being able to jump in and out of these never ending matches at will. It makes for a game that's both great for few minute sessions or long gaming marathons.

    By far the most disappointing aspect is the game can feel barren at times. If you don't know where to spawn you can end up in a section of these massive maps where nothing is really happening. A problem amplified by the lack of tutorials. How are you supposed to decifer what all those icons mean when just starting out.

    It's just a never ending multiplayer match. One solid enough in execution to be worth the attention of FPS fans strapped for cash. It requires that you learn everything on your own and it's not always the most populated game. There's also issues with the sense of progression. It's hard to feel like you're actually gaining anything from leveling up when it takes so long to buy anything with the in-game currency. Yet, if you can look past these issues, Planetside 2 can show you massive battles unlike anything else out there. It's got flaws, but it's also completely free so still worth a look as a result.
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  5. Jun 28, 2015
    6
    So let's begin. This games is a Free to Play, so don't expect an awesome game without payment methods.

    At the beginning you choose a
    So let's begin. This games is a Free to Play, so don't expect an awesome game without payment methods.

    At the beginning you choose a faction and create your character, The creation of your character is so bad, you only choose between American (White), African (Black), Asian (Yellow) or Latin; it's just a SKIN COLOR choice. The queue it's terrible, you need to wait more than 3 minutes to join. This games counts with some sort of "premium" accounts that doesn't requires to wait so much.

    As i said before, this is a Free to Play. As many other games, there is a shop where you buy weapons with game currency or with real money, of what i have seen there isn't advantages, you just save time to earn game money. Gameplay feels not so bad, sometimes its hard to control your soldier, vehicles are a pain to drive. Also, audio fails constantly.

    This game needs huge attention.
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  6. Jul 30, 2015
    4
    The only reason you would play this game is because it's free and you have no other games to play. **** 2 drops you into a world filled withThe only reason you would play this game is because it's free and you have no other games to play. **** 2 drops you into a world filled with islands. There are small islands and rather large islands. Each island is uniqe in it's own way. Whether it's the biomes or just the size... or the number of red team on the map thats about to r a p e your butts. It's so annoying having to prepare my a n u s everytime we (the purple team) go into battle. There are hardly anyone on the sucky azz blue team. The objective of the game is to see who can stay at a,b,or c and not die the fastest. Period. The people with the most objectives eventually take over the island which is total b u l l s h ! t because they just go to the next one. Theres lag and generic looking players which is kinda racist if you think about it. I would rather go to CGULLZ t a i n t solutions and have my t a i n t have a hole drilled in it than play this game. thanks for the pepperoni pizza-yours truly-dohnkie Expand
  7. Oct 15, 2015
    0
    There is no killstreaks, no perks, and no Papa Emeritus. This game was designed by Donald Trump because it takes all your money and asks youThere is no killstreaks, no perks, and no Papa Emeritus. This game was designed by Donald Trump because it takes all your money and asks you if you have read my book Art of the Deal! Expand

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