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  • Summary: In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates his own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master newIn Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates his own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home. In Destiny 2 players embark on a fresh story filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover. There is something for almost every type of gamer in Destiny 2, including gameplay for solo, cooperative and competitive players set within a vast, evolving and exciting universe. [Bungie] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 29, 2017
    100
    Destiny 2 is all that the veterans of the original game could want. It‘s also a great entry point for the newcomers. An addictive gameplay returns with tens if not hundreds of hours of entertainment. [Issue#278]
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 21, 2017
    90
    Whether chatterbox, lone wolf, newcomer, or old hand, Destiny 2 is unmissable. [Nov 2017, p.70]
  3. CD-Action
    Dec 19, 2017
    90
    I was surprised by how much this new incarnation of Destiny appealed to me. New worlds are brilliantly designed, sound and visuals are top notch, combat feels great (those headshots!). This is how the first Destiny should have looked. [12/2017, p.50]
  4. Sep 14, 2017
    85
    Destiny 2 returns strongly. The confidence of ex-players will be hard to win with their DLCs policy and a gameplay system that is too similar to the previous one, despite significant improvements. However, it hides one of the best and more entertaining shooters you can find today. The level of addiction it creates in players is insane. The best new IP of this generation is consolidated.
  5. Sep 17, 2017
    85
    Just when you think you’ve run out of things to do in Destiny 2, the game teases you with an additional 5-10 hours of gameplay. What I’ve reviewed doesn’t even include the additions of Iron Banner, Faction Rally, or the hard mode for the Raid. You’re getting a lot more game this time around.
  6. Sep 15, 2017
    85
    Destiny 2 rights many of the first game's wrongdoings and results in a stronger launch offering, with a finally compelling narrative experience and a more satisfying progression. What it lacks is greater variety in enemies and locations compared to the first game, so we're once again left hoping in future content.
  7. Dec 15, 2017
    75
    Destiny 2 is more accessible to the neophytes than the first game was, but still complex enough to get long-time players to invest hundreds of hours in the universe. The story of the campaign is less confused than in the original, but it’s not exactly good either. It went from painstakingly bad to ordinary, which is at least an improvement. Destiny 2 is the gaming equivalent of a Michael Bay movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 181
  2. Negative: 74 out of 181
  1. Sep 7, 2017
    10
    I find all of the "0" review scores absolutely ridiculous! Like many of the 10 scores, I am giving this game a 10 because as a direct responseI find all of the "0" review scores absolutely ridiculous! Like many of the 10 scores, I am giving this game a 10 because as a direct response to the 0 ratings. I honestly haven't played a zero game, but I have to say most games are not on the level of Destiny 2. I would say, for most people, the game would be rated between 7-9. Expand
  2. Sep 12, 2017
    10
    ALL im gonna say is look at the negative reviews... no one found them "helpful" lol they are all down voted... all the positive 10/10 reviewsALL im gonna say is look at the negative reviews... no one found them "helpful" lol they are all down voted... all the positive 10/10 reviews are up-voted.. its a shame these pathetic people have to rate such an amazing game so low, this game is wonderful people do not hesitate to pick it up and start having fun!! Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2021
    9
    Great game, the only problem is that, like most other games these days, it is not a complete game without DLC.
  4. Sep 3, 2019
    6
    Destiny 2 still fails to live up to the studios behind it.

    To preface: I've been a fan of Destiny ever since (2012?) where I saw the art
    Destiny 2 still fails to live up to the studios behind it.

    To preface: I've been a fan of Destiny ever since (2012?) where I saw the art for the Titan subclass, ever then I excitedly awaited the release of Destiny 1, and while Destiny 1 had its flaws, it's the first year was some of the most fun and memorable times I've had playing a video game. The same cannot be said for this game.

    While Destiny 2 has an actual story compared to Destiny 1 that had none. It still just falls back on an exciting and interesting first 30 mins then falls into mediocrity, as it relies on cliches, touches on interesting concepts and ideas that you'd expect from watching the trailers (At least the D1 trailers, D2 relies on the Call of Duty like way of storytelling.) but this game never is confident enough to go deep into interesting themes, and rarely likes to have our characters weak. And while this review is mainly for the base game, the Forsaken DLC story has the same issue, first 30 mins are amazing and emotional than just drop and die.

    That's kind of the issue with Destiny, it seems like so much more than it is. You want it to be a World of Warcraft like SCI-FI MMO, while it can deliver on the SCI-FI part, the MMO? Not so much. Destiny 2 (in its current state 9/3/2019 and it still was as boring during launch) is a weakly cobbled mess. There's little incentive to do anything anymore, you rarely need the best exotic gear to defeat a boss, just pick a loadout from this range of Subclass and a massive handful of weapons and you're ready to go! Which isn't really a bad thing, I actually enjoy not having to have one of two rocket launchers to let me raid with people (A feature of Destiny 1's DLC) But there's no incentive to do the raids, there's no incentive to anything really besides FASHION. As the gear you obtain will scale with you to the max, you don't need to beat the hardest challenges to become the strongest level. You just need to play enough. This game will hand you out items like Christmas, hiding away other more unique weapons behind long, (which is sometimes bad) and sometimes needlessly long quests. They vary in how pointless they are, with some being fun to do and others being a needlessly long slog, I'm all up for a challenge, just not intentionally wasting my time grinding a boring activity, which is what Destiny 2 becomes in the end.

    If you're new, you'll have plenty to do. It'll be fun, and cool and exploring Destiny 2's environments will be so cool and fun, getting exotics and legendaries will feel like a blast! Then you reach the max light and the game becomes a grind, there's no reason to keep playing besides fashion, any loot you want is too easily accessible (not saying it's EASY to get, it's just TOO for how hard it should be) The game incentivizes grinding through it's challenges and loot systems which is why I am writing this review, this is my fourth time I've been burnt out from this game. And won't be playing it again until Shadowkeep comes out, just for me to get bored of that as well.
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  5. Dec 25, 2017
    4
    This isn't Destiny 2, it's Destiny 1.5. No new enemies, no new planets. Everything is just reskinned assets from Destiny 1. Enemies areThis isn't Destiny 2, it's Destiny 1.5. No new enemies, no new planets. Everything is just reskinned assets from Destiny 1. Enemies are just slightly different color, planets are exactly the same, just a new map and then called a new planet.

    However I did really enjoy the story missions from lvl 1-20. But the end game is seriously lacking. Not a single friend of mine from Destiny 1 is playing Destiny 2 and I bought it during the Black Friday sale, so they all gave up on it in less than 1-2 months. Haven't seen a single one come back for the new DLC either.

    Don't like the loot being hidden behind the Ever-moremoney-Verse. Their "accidental" moving content behind the DLC paywall when it was part of the base game before.

    Upset with their complete abandonment of Destiny 1.
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  6. Jan 16, 2019
    2
    Bungie does not listen to the community.
    Hundreds! of problems and bad decisions from balance, ressources, matchmaking to UI, RNG and
    Bungie does not listen to the community.
    Hundreds! of problems and bad decisions from balance, ressources, matchmaking to UI, RNG and progression... not worth my time listing all of them.
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  7. Nov 19, 2018
    0
    A hard core fan was lost forever. I just can’t make myself get back into play after how poor the games was at launch.

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