Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critic Reviews

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  1. Positive: 49 out of 56
  2. Negative: 1 out of 56
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  1. Mar 28, 2019
    I would highly recommend Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 to just about anyone, even if you weren’t a huge fan of the first game. This feels like a much better attempt all around, and certainly scratches the same itch that games like Diablo and Destiny did for me. It also has plenty of initial content to explore, making it feel like a worthwhile purchase while the developer irons out the finer points. So absolutely give The Division 2 a chance, you won’t be disappointed.
  2. Mar 25, 2019
    In The Division 2 your time is always rewarded. You are welcomed back with open arms to try new things and take on harder challenges. This is a game that will continue to grow but currently stands on its own two feet not just out of sheer competency but because of thoughtful, intelligent decisions made by a team that understands what players want from a game they prefer not to put down. The Division 2 is more than a sequel, it is a new, high bar of quality in a genre where those things should be commonplace.
  3. Mar 22, 2019
    The Division 2 earns a spot among the best games of 2019. The game keeps all of the fundamental aspects of the first entry while improving each and every one of them.
  4. Mar 19, 2019
    The Division 2 has far more content than the original, it is set in a bigger and more varied city, and it shows great balance in loot and character levelling. It is too conservative in gameplay and level design, but we still love its gunplay and cover systems.
  5. Jun 3, 2019
    Tom Clancy's The Division 2 has thrown its hat into the ring for being a possible 'Game of the Year' contender for 2019. The post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. is such an eerie site to see, and Agents can roam around solo or in groups to complete missions and earn better loot to upgrade their characters. With more content well on the way, the base game is still packed with heaps of stuff to do - and the huge variety in gear types and stat boosts, modifications, and skills means that 1000+ hours can easily be put into this title over the course of the year. The only bane to these sorts of titles is the 'always-online' internet connection that is required, which does remove some parts of the gaming population from being able to play it, unfortunately.
  6. May 9, 2019
    The Division 2 is easily the best of its type; it has the right balance of fun, challenge, dopamine loot drops, and sweet graphics that all but guarantee I’ll be playing this one for a long, long time to come. If you haven’t jumped in yet and think this might be for you, hesitate no longer - Ubisoft has absolutely nailed it the second time around.
  7. 90
    I will say that I wish that Tom Clancy's The Division 2 had more to say. The thin story is not helped much by its characters and stands in sharp contrast to the intriguing setting and mission development. These tasks certainly provide more interest than the simple fetch-quests found in most games, and it is interesting that mission characters are often more interesting than those who help propel the primary storyline forward. Despite this concern however, just about everything else The Division 2 does is fantastic, and I have found myself logging back into it over and over again as I further explore what the game has to offer.
  8. Mar 28, 2019
    The negatives are vastly outweighed by all the brilliance The Division 2 brings to the table. There's a genuine argument to be made for the game's main campaign as being worth it on its own, far before the endgame gets its hooks in you. That's a genre first.
  9. Mar 25, 2019
    The Division 2 is a great addition to the franchise. It's not just very challenging, it gives that great feeling of accomplishment when you finally get the mission done. The endgame could have been a bit better though.
  10. Mar 21, 2019
    It might not have much to say, but The Division 2 is a perpetual cycle of tension, relief, and reward that's difficult to stay away from.
  11. Mar 20, 2019
    The Division 2 is the best loot shooter I’ve ever played. The cover shooting mechanics are refined, enemy AI is smart and punishing, and the mission design is varied and surprising. Ubisoft has created a wondrously detailed post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. that compels you to keep scouring for loot. The story flounders, but the activities soar all the way through the lengthy story and engaging endgame. The Dark Zones don’t feel as consequential as the main map at the moment, but they still offer additional fun.
  12. Mar 20, 2019
    The Division 2 is great for what it is, and a vastly superior product when compared to the original, with the sequel having improved upon practically every feature found within The Division 1. While it doesn’t exactly blaze adventurous new paths for the genre or deliver a glut of surprises, it nails what’s most important in a loot-based shooter – it’s fun and motivates players to come back for more.
  13. Mar 19, 2019
    The Division 2 is a seriously accomplished looter shooter, with a gameplay loop that keeps on giving, and an endgame that will keep you playing for months (or years) to come.
  14. Mar 18, 2019
    Story failings and technical hiccups aside, Ubisoft has a winner on its hands with The Division 2. The strong combat, interesting missions, and compelling loot loop kept me invested through the endgame, and I don’t plan to stop playing anytime soon. For a live-service game just getting out of the gate, that’s quite an achievement.
  15. Mar 17, 2019
    Ubisoft has succeeded in making The Division 2 contents so long and deep to keep us entertained for the whole length of the main campaign, and even after that. The end game is what you could expect: shoot, loot, rinse and repeat, but at least there are many ways to approach it.
  16. Mar 26, 2019
    Even after more than 100 hours in Washington DC, The Division 2 is still engrossing. And despite having some minor issues with the cover system this is a great shooter in a fascinating gameworld - the best of its kind.
  17. Apr 4, 2019
    The Division 2 takes a step forward on the original in just about every area. In a world where so many titles in the genre stumble out fo the gate to fall flat on their face, this is a sequel where the developers really listened to the shortcomings of the first effort and came up with real solutions to overcome them. It's not the fantasy I wanted, but it's a game that really delivers the vision it has. And by every measure looks to have a roadmap to keep it well supported and reasons to keep grinding for the next year to come. It might suffer from a lack of a cohesive narrative, but it offers a vibrant open world with so much going on you can write your own stories on its canvas.
  18. Mar 25, 2019
    Ubisoft just nailed it. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is the loot shooter you've been waiting for. Great Game.
  19. Mar 18, 2019
    The lack of narrative elements and a true plot are the only cons of The Division 2, a well-designed more of the same.
  20. Mar 18, 2019
    It offers a decidedly solid base for the future of the Ubisoft branded work.
  21. Mar 25, 2019
    The Division 2 sets a new bar for online loot shooters with fun and diverse encounter design, and more importantly, once again sets the expectation of releasing a feature complete product. It’s not the prettiest pony out there, nor does it possess a strong narrative, but the amount of sheer fun on tap either solo or with friends is sky high.
  22. Mar 29, 2019
    The Division 2 takes the best elements from the first game, mixes them up with bits and pieces the community has requested over the years and delivers an experience with massive content and great combat mechanics that will satisfy those who wish to dedicate all of their free time in Ubisoft's latest. There is, of course, room for many improvements, but we're sure that The Division 2 can only become better as the months go by.
  23. 85
    The Division 2 nails the reasons that players enter the gameplay loop and grind out new gear, making repetition feel dynamic and fresh. completing that promise of a “Diablo as a third-person shooter.” This is one you’ll want to get into on the grind ground floor.
  24. Mar 21, 2019
    The Division 2 is everything a player could want in a sequel. It reinvents and recalibrates where it must, but it also wisely builds off all the work Ubisoft put into refining the first Division. This sequel definitely makes you work for your rewards, but its fine-tuned gameplay and expansive suite of different activities ensures the journey towards earning those rewards is one worth taking.
  25. Mar 21, 2019
    The shooting and looting of The Division 2 each are strong enough on their own that a lackluster story and proliferation of glitches aren't enough to sour this trip to America's capital for a bit of R&R in the Dark Zone.
  26. Mar 21, 2019
    It is very impressive what Massive has done with The Division 2. The game is more beautiful and more atmospheric and it offers a greater variety in gameplay than before. It is an amazing game for the fans.
  27. 85
    An ultimately conservative though meaningful improvement upon the previous Division title in every way, Tom Clancy's The Division 2 stands as a sterling third-person loot shooter experience that is best enjoyed with friends and is one which plays host to an evocative setting that lingers in the memory.
  28. Mar 19, 2019
    For those who finished the first Division game, this second episode will probably lack some new and exclusive features. That being said, The Division 2 is definately a great game that mixes polished gameplay and a huge amount of content, especially for the end game.
  29. Mar 18, 2019
    Ubisoft Massive learned from its errors in creating The Division 2, which is somehow similar, but bigger and better for the most part.
  30. Mar 16, 2019
    As someone who plays nearly every shooter on the market, I was inescapably drawn in by how tightly wound The Division 2 really is. Nearly every weapon feels satisfying to wield and the skills (which range from drones to self-firing turrets to revive grenades) are just wacky enough to make for some appreciable moment-to-moment gameplay.
  31. Apr 1, 2019
    Apart from some minor repetitive issues throughout the game including endgame content, of which I haven’t managed to explore it all. It seems that Ubisoft has learned a number of important lessens from the first game, I can’t say enough how pleased I am that ALL year one content is free for all players, this is the kind of stuff more developers should be implementing for the longevity of their games.
  32. Apr 18, 2019
    The Division 2 is jam-packed with things to do and it does an excellent job of rewarding you with exciting loot. Just make sure to join up with other agents as traveling the streets of DC alone can be both dull and excessively difficult.
  33. Mar 21, 2019
    The Division 2 is the game that was promised us with its predecessor, but we ultimately didn't get. So forget about Manhattan and free up 40 hours of your time for an alternative city trip to Washington. This is a strong cover shooter with plenty of things to do and an excellent RPG system.
  34. 80
    It all adds up to one of the finest games multiplayer role-player shooters out there. This is how gaming with friends is meant to be.
  35. Apr 28, 2019
    The end result is a loot shooter far more confident and coherent than what we’ve seen before. Ubisoft Massive has learned from past mistakes, side-stepping those same pitfalls to deliver a sequel that feels dense without becoming tangled. There are still some rough edges and the burden of carrying a limp story but, ultimately, The Division 2 triumphs over everything else this genre currently has to offer.
  36. Apr 1, 2019
    The Division 2 improves upon the original in nearly every way, offering a staggering amount of content to engage with. The Dark Zone still stands apart, delivering tense multiplayer scenarios, and the ability to play either solo or co-op is something we don’t take for granted as it’s not always easy to coordinate game time with friends or family. While we’ve grown accustomed to rocky launches from similar games, it’s easy to recommend The Division 2 as it is today, and the year one road map makes us incredibly excited for where the game is heading.
  37. Apr 1, 2019
    This is a game where the grind itself is the context for enjoyment, and while that’s not a bad thing, when that grind runs its course, there’s going to be nothing left to hang your hat on. Thankfully though, the foundation is just that good, and I don’t regret the hours I have poured into The Division 2. If only other loot shooters, released earlier in the year, had learned and applied the lessons Ubisoft did.
  38. Mar 30, 2019
    The story is a bit shallow, but missions are well written and exceptionally designed, leading to an endgame built around tons of content and a deep loot system.
  39. Mar 22, 2019
    The Division 2 is the game that the first one should have been from the start. End Game content is especially fun and engaging.
  40. Mar 22, 2019
    The Division 2 is an excellent shared-world shooter and a how-to guide for big franchises looking to make a sequel.
  41. 80
    Although The Division 2 is not a perfect game, most evident in its story and murky politics, it improves on almost everything from the original.
  42. Mar 20, 2019
    The Division 2 is larger and more expansive than its prequel and the focus has in part shifted to end game content which adds a lot to the overall package. Coop is a lot of fun and the game surprised us continuously with its wide variety of environments. Lots of content and solid gameplay make for a very competent title. The AI could use some TLC though because it tends to be extremely dense most of the time. The texture pop-in is another minor annoyance as is the somewhat clunky user interface. These minor issues notwithstanding, The Division 2 is a great game that has plenty to offer. Recommended.
  43. Mar 20, 2019
    Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 raises the bar for the looter shooter genre. Put simply, it is the complete package.
  44. 80
    The Division 2 is the complete package and sets a new standard in the 'loot shooter' sub-genre. It includes almost everything I have come to expect from games of its ilk and packages it up with solid gameplay and an addictive grind for loot. The Division has come a long way, and in doing so puts pressure on its competitors to step it up.
  45. Mar 20, 2019
    Some who want a deeply-engaging story for a memorable solo gaming experience may feel let down, but someone who wants competitive and team-based gun battles could easily get several dozen or maybe even hundreds of hours of enjoyment from this title. The RPG elements allow players to make their characters truly their own and allows the freedom to build within their preferred playstyle.
  46. Mar 19, 2019
    In an age where it’s become all too common for live service games to release as incomplete products that require a few months’ worth of patches to become the game we were “promised,” The Division 2 is a revitalizing breath of fresh air.
  47. Mar 18, 2019
    All of the good traits from the first game have been amplified, and the changes feel like better implementations of the original ideas. The endgame content is substantial, and the introduction of classes so late in the game changes things enough to make the experience feel renewed. Add to that the promise of lots of free future content, and you have a loot shooter that is well worth your time.
  48. Mar 20, 2019
    The Division 2 is a lot of fun to play, with loads of content to tackle both solo or in co-op. The game's end game is massive with plenty of variety and new enemies. Although, overall, the game does not truly innovate, but more builds upon the original game.
  49. Mar 16, 2019
    With a decent end-game experience, The Division 2 becomes much better than its prequel, and I believe it's even better than Destiny 2 and far superior to Anthem. However, the PS4 version has suffered a serious Bug which repeatedly crashes the game since its initial release day.
  50. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 10, 2019
    Though fugly and unrefined, a clutch of decent missions and ever-engaging shootouts mean The Division 2 is just about worth signing up for. Only just. [Issue#161, p.93]
  51. Mar 22, 2019
    The game doesn’t rely on narrative reasons to entice the player, leaning instead on endorphin-releasing gameplay hooks.
  52. Mar 22, 2019
    Right now, The Division 2 stands strong as an addictive, well designed, and complete looter shooter. For how dynamic and intricate it is, its open world sets the bar for the genre, and its tense, tactical combat is, for the most part, a real joy. Unlike its competitors, this cover-based outing rarely feels like it's wasting your time -- there's always something worthwhile to work towards. However, the experience does stumble every now and then, usually due to a notable bug or gameplay balancing issue -- but these aren't unsolvable problems. Even before they're fixed, The Division 2 earns a recommendation, but with a few key adjustments, Massive Entertainment is onto something special with this sequel.
  53. Mar 18, 2019
    An unambitious but competent sequel that already has some of the best endgame content of any similar game… if you can stomach the offensively apolitical, and thoroughly boring, storytelling.
  54. Mar 15, 2019
    I never once thought I was experiencing something exciting, unique, or creative when I played this game, yet hours of my life seem to have vanished. Loot shooters are an increasingly crowded space, and The Division 2 is fighting a losing battle for my attention.
  55. Mar 22, 2019
    If you find this game’s story distasteful, especially considering the modern American political climate of misused government overreach, I really can’t blame you. Everything is political, it’s just that many don’t realize that things like the status quo or basic power fantasies fall into that category whether they like it or not.
  56. Mar 19, 2019
    It’s remorseless violence, repetitious and ingrained after only a few hours. The Division 2 becomes a passive activity, blind to basic narrative technique and crass in form. No characters stand out, no personalities prove memorable, while the ultimate purpose seems to only instill an eventual tyranny.
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  1. Apr 16, 2019
    The Division 2 is the new standard for how to launch an evolving game and an experience I’m looking forward to playing and following for a long time.
  2. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 has stuck its landing. Like other games of its ilk, it could do with learning a lesson or two from its competitors, but it has arrived playable, polished, and with so much stuff to do that most players probably won’t even reach its sizeable endgame — which, at this point, I’ve only read about — for weeks, if not longer. I’m not ready to give it a numbered score, but I do feel comfortable saying this is one loot shooter you can dive into with confidence on day one. [Review in Progress]
  3. Mar 13, 2019
    One of the things that has surprised me during my first hours in The Division 2’s ravaged Washington DC, is just how thoroughly competent it all is...If that immediately sounds like damning Ubisoft’s militaristic looter-shooter with faint praise, that isn’t the intention. Launching an persistent online game in the vein of Destiny et al and having it hold together is bloody hard. Just ask Anthem...Several hours later, I’m still enjoying a compelling, mechanically satisfying --if aesthetically uninspiring-- shooter. And that’s with very few technical hiccups, aside from the odd floating corpse and texture pop-in.
  4. Apr 1, 2019
    The combat and gunplay have also been quite challenging at times. The AI is some of the best I’ve experienced in the genre as enemies don’t always just run up to you in open space (though, they tend to do so at times) but also attempt to flank you while you’re trying to take down a sniper from afar. Movement and cover are key to staying alive. The “bullet sponge” effect does still seem to be prevalent with mini-bosses and bosses despite the new armor system which intended to make gunfights more strategic. I’m still holding hope for some more interesting boss battles later in the game.
  5. Mar 19, 2019
    The Division 2 is one of those unique games that I keep playing, and even enjoying, despite being very bored by it. It's compelling in its tedium...Deeply flayed, and suffering under the weight of its own "live service" requirements, The Division 2 can be quite fun, but the loot fatigue sets in quick.
  6. Mar 15, 2019
    At least it’s enjoyable to play, adding new elements to a shooter that broke the mold in a notoriously dusty genre. And when it comes to politics, they’ll always be there, and players will see whatever they want to see.
  7. Mar 18, 2019
    There’s a compelling endgame, there’s loot that actually matters, and missions don’t feel like they’re copy and pasted to bulk out the runtime. If some of the frustrations can be ironed out, it could be the best of its genre. But for the love of god, please let your writers say something if you ever make another one.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 1573 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Mar 12, 2019
    Having a blast so far. Everything the Division 1 should have been. Gun play feels great, enemies less bullet spongy
  2. Mar 12, 2019
    This game is an absolute embarrassment. It's literally a copy and paste of the first game. All they did was take the snow off and did a fewThis game is an absolute embarrassment. It's literally a copy and paste of the first game. All they did was take the snow off and did a few tweaks here and there. The graphics are a joke. Despite bad graphics, the game manages to have horrible framerate. The developers were too lazy to polish this joke of a game. The physics are beyond horrible. The lighting has that same garbage look that most Ubisoft games have. It lacks so much detail. The missions are boring and repetitive wih bullet sponge enemies. Story is bland.

    Apparently, there will be a 90 GB day 1 patch. That makes the physical copy pointless. You expect to believe that this game takes up more space than GTA V and Uncharted 4 combined? It's obvious that they were too lazy to compress their game. It's pathetic that developers are starting to use this tatic to be lazy and greedy. They are too lazy to make the game fit in 1 disc, and too greedy to provide us with 2 discs. The only good thing in this game over the first, is that there is finally female hairstyle options for female characters.

    There no offline gameplay. So once the developers decide to switch off the servers, this game will end up in the trash can. Charging $60 for a game with no offline campaign is a cashgrab. And they have the audacity to charge $110 for the Gold edition without an offline campaign. It's getting ridiculous that developers have gotten so lazy and greedy, they are only giving us half of the game at full price. When I buy a game that costs over $60, I want both the singleplayer and the multiplayer. Is that too much to ask for? I don't recommend this cancerous game at all.
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  3. Mar 12, 2019
    Giving this game a 9 for Ubisoft nailing it on their launch after so many other companies have failed recently. The game play is more or lessGiving this game a 9 for Ubisoft nailing it on their launch after so many other companies have failed recently. The game play is more or less what we got in the betas. The enemies are less spongy, the loot is great, haven't reached 30 yet but so far I can't put the game down and I need to get to bed soon. If you enjoyed the original Division you'll love this one Full Review »