Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 56 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 56
  2. Negative: 1 out of 56
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  1. Mar 19, 2019
    40
    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
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 1451 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Mar 12, 2019
    10
    Having a blast so far. Everything the Division 1 should have been. Gun play feels great, enemies less bullet spongy
  2. Mar 12, 2019
    0
    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
    9
    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 »