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  • Summary: Tom Clancy's The Division has players assume the role of Division agents in which they find themselves caught up in an epic conspiracy, forced to combat not only the effects of a manmade virus, but also the rising threat of those behind it.
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  1. Positive: 50 out of 63
  2. Negative: 1 out of 63
  1. Mar 11, 2016
    100
    There's no getting away from the fact The Division is the best open-world that Ubisoft has ever created, while the gameplay is consistently entertaining and cohesive. The deep RPG elements and tactical gunplay just add to that. Plus, the fact you can get so much enjoyment out of being a solo player, with that experience heightened by buddying up, is quite a feat.
  2. 90
    Post-pandemic New York City is a terrifying vision, but it's not one that you’ll likely want to leave for some time.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Mar 31, 2016
    90
    Intelligent mechanics, intense gameplay, well thought-out mission structure and plotlines are all winners in our book. Bring on the endgame antics! [May 2016, p70]
  4. Mar 11, 2016
    83
    I wouldn’t go so far as to say The Division is the online shooter experience that will usher the genre into a new golden age, but it is a worthy alternative for those who are looking for a more methodical and immersive experience than what games like Destiny can offer. There are still no guarantees about The Division’s long-term sustainability, but the strong out-of-the-gate showing it has already made is certainly a good start.
  5. Mar 17, 2016
    80
    The Division is an immersive online action game that delivers an interesting story, impressive environments and great gunplay. The main question is how fun it will be in a month or two, but we have faith in Massive's long-term plans.
  6. Mar 10, 2016
    80
    The Division is not a perfect game. There are flaws. But the flaws are mostly because it's straddling genres, and this is also what gives it so many different things to enjoy. There are complicated inventory systems, daft explosives, a big open world to explore, and incredible multiplayer, but you don't need to get invested in any of them to play the game. The Division is not a perfect game, but it's really fun. Which is sort of the point, isn't it?
  7. Mar 29, 2016
    42
    Acknowledging its major flaws and noteworthy highlights, the whole of The Division is an average shooting game with online elements, loot progression, and some bugs.

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  1. Mar 8, 2016
    10
    I can't believe it has been 3 years already. This game is a blast! I can't believe all the different styles of games they fit into one. TheI can't believe it has been 3 years already. This game is a blast! I can't believe all the different styles of games they fit into one. The guns are awesome, the graphics are awesome, the coop is amazing! Just a great game. Well done Massive! Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2016
    10
    The Division is a game many have been wanting for years. I'm talking about before it was even announced 3 years ago. Gamers have beenThe Division is a game many have been wanting for years. I'm talking about before it was even announced 3 years ago. Gamers have been looking forward to a good RPG Shooter that satisfied both Shooter and RPG enthusiasts in equal manner since shooter games existed. The Division is that game.
    It is clear and apparent that a lot of time was put into the development. In many ways it does so many things right and in few areas does it sell short.

    GAMEPLAY - The best aspect of this game so far is the core gameplay. Forget about the RPG elements for now. This is a cooperative tactical shooter at heart. Is it the most realistic? No, but that is to be expected. Its a video game after all. If you want simulation play ARMA. The ability to fire and maneuver and play tactically with a team of 4 is exactly what you'll get with The Division. It is a fun cooperative shooter. Now the enemies are a little "spongy". Some are complaining about this saying " its unrealistic humans would die faster in real life". Yeah that is correct... Good observation, but, nobody complains when their fighting a dragon with a sword that's flying around spitting fire and talking at the same time. Nobody is sitting around saying "this doesn't happen in real life...."
    Now when we start talking about the RPG aspect it is a little different than most and it doesn't have the depth that some RPG's on the market offer such as The Witcher. However it still satisfies. This is a numbers game and is a little complicated to soak in at first but any fan of the RPG genre wouldn't complain. After all that's what an RPG is all about. You can explore, buy, sell, craft, upgrade, and loot just like any other RPG out there. The Loot system so far for my play through has been a little unsatisfying but at this point I have not completed the game and cannot fully comment. I spent a few hours in the Dark Zone as well and seemed to have trouble finding something I wanted. Maybe I'm just picky.
    Next I want to comment on the controls. I have only one small complaint here. I would pop out of cover all the time when I didn't want to and move around corners when I didn't want to. Well, apparently someone in the dev. team felt the same and put it in the control options to fix both of these issues. Now of course this was purely personal preference and not a legitimate complaint.
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  3. Mar 8, 2016
    9
    UbiSoft did it! They create interesting and cool game with funny COOP and cool story. After 3 years of waiting i really love that game.
    P.S.
    UbiSoft did it! They create interesting and cool game with funny COOP and cool story. After 3 years of waiting i really love that game.
    P.S. If you want to play on PS4 - buy GOLD edition.
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  4. Mar 8, 2016
    8
    More fun than a COD retread. Its a good looking game. The guns are awesome. No lag. I cant wait to score another sweet piece of loot. TotallyMore fun than a COD retread. Its a good looking game. The guns are awesome. No lag. I cant wait to score another sweet piece of loot. Totally addicting. Expand
  5. May 17, 2016
    7
    The story is....forget the story, lets head out there make a party and kill some outlaw gang out there. lvl up quick and wait for DLC.

    It's
    The story is....forget the story, lets head out there make a party and kill some outlaw gang out there. lvl up quick and wait for DLC.

    It's like destiny but more entertaining altou the mission are like copy paste and the enemy looks the same(but slighty stronger each time). But more mission than Destiny at launch.

    give it a 6/10 for the entertainment it gave me but definitly not a game to rememeber. 7/10 for Co-op.

    It's game not worth 60-70 Eur/ Dollars, more like 40-50Eur/Dollars.
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  6. Mar 23, 2016
    5
    The Division is one of the new half MMO half shooter games akin to Destiny. The game is fun enough to play but has a very boring open worldThe Division is one of the new half MMO half shooter games akin to Destiny. The game is fun enough to play but has a very boring open world with many repetitive tasks to do. Destiny had this issue as well but what kept me invested in Destiny The Division lacks. Destiny had exceptional music and design throughout but The Division has boring music and boring art direction. Playing the game becomes boring quickly if you are not doing a main story quest or playing with your friends in the dark zone. The dark zone is the best part of the game but also its major downfall. The dark zone is really the only endgame activity and it gets boring very quick. Destiny had the raids which were designed well and kept you engaged throughout. The Division is fun to play but lacks the hooks to keep me playing. Expand
  7. Jan 1, 2017
    0
    So I waited a while before giving this game a punt. Now all I have to do is wait a week or two before all the updates seep through thisSo I waited a while before giving this game a punt. Now all I have to do is wait a week or two before all the updates seep through this countries sad communications infrastructure. Perhaps Unbsoft should put out a tutorial for the best way to download quickly? Meanwhile, I'm looking at +99 hrs Expand

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