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  • Summary: With 2 brand-new destinations to explore, and new weapons, armour and Supers to acquire, Forsaken takes players on an epic journey into the wild frontiers of our solar system where the lines between justice and revenge are blurred. Forsaken also features an all-new competitive andWith 2 brand-new destinations to explore, and new weapons, armour and Supers to acquire, Forsaken takes players on an epic journey into the wild frontiers of our solar system where the lines between justice and revenge are blurred. Forsaken also features an all-new competitive and collaborative endgame activity, called Gambit. A first-of-its kind for Destiny, Gambit is a new, hybrid 4v4 mode that merges both PvE and PvP experiences into an epic battle. This entirely new way to play Destiny 2 offers something for all types of gamers to enjoy, appealing to those who thrive on the competitive challenge of PvP gameplay, while seamlessly blending the collaborative and unpredictable elements of PvE. [Bungie] Expand

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Destiny 2: Forsaken - Spider's Powerful Weekly Bounty (Nov. 27- Dec 4)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2019
    90
    I was gravely disappointed with the first expansion (Curse of Osiris), so at first I wasn’t even interested in reviewing Forsaken. Now I don’t want to part with it. It does what Reaper of Souls did for Diablo III – not only it improves the original game, but it also noticeably changes the nature of experience, transforming Destiny 2 into a new, better game! What doesn’t change is the fact that in terms of gameplay mechanics and technical execution Bungie’s game is one of the best modern first-person shooters. [12/2018, p.74]
  2. Sep 18, 2018
    90
    If you loved the original Destiny, you need to play Forsaken. If you loved Destiny 2 at launch but fell off (as I did) because of the disappointing endgame and dumbing down of the core mechanics, then you need to play Forsaken. The only thing more surprising than the turnaround Bungie have achieved is that they have done it twice now – lets hope they don’t need to do it a third time.
  3. Sep 19, 2018
    90
    This update not only has improved Destiny 2 for those buying the expansion, but also for all players, regardless of the version they own.
  4. Sep 7, 2018
    85
    The Forsaken puts Destiny 2 into the good path again bringing an interesting story and some good ideas to the mix, plus fixing some of the game's mistakes.
  5. Oct 29, 2018
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Sep 9, 2018
    80
    Right now Forsaken seems to be taking Destiny in the right direction, giving us that killer combination of Halo and Diablo that we’ve always wanted.
  7. Sep 24, 2018
    80
    Forsaken is the shot in the arm that Destiny 2 needed. Now it feels like there is a purpose, something to push for in grinding the end game content, and this makes a difference.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  1. Jan 11, 2021
    10
    This DLC is fantastic. 3-4 new maps, Gambit mode, Dungeon, Raid, Blind well, 2 planets, hundreds of weapons. This is a fantastic DLC thatThis DLC is fantastic. 3-4 new maps, Gambit mode, Dungeon, Raid, Blind well, 2 planets, hundreds of weapons. This is a fantastic DLC that grants a fun surface level casual experience and an immersive endgame that is a challenge for all. The 0 reviews know nothing, this DLC is worth the cost of a new game and is available on Steam now for 25 dollars, including 3 more DLCs. Its insane how cheap and quality this content is. Love this DLC, although the game isn't the best now. Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2018
    10
    I thought id never come back to this game but forsaken has proven me wrong.
  3. Sep 9, 2018
    10
    Simply breath-taking. It's an amazing expansion and it breaks me to see that 90% of the negative reviews are from people who want to hate onSimply breath-taking. It's an amazing expansion and it breaks me to see that 90% of the negative reviews are from people who want to hate on Activision or haven't even played the campaign yet. The Narrative is unlike anything we have previously seen on destiny, the feel of the came is crisp (the new weapon system and TTK changes make sure of that), and for the first time in destiny history, there is a pvp-PvE mode. Just because Bungie made massive screw-ups (the curse of the disappointment and a less disappointing Warmind) we need to remember that they orchestrated one of the greatest franchise of video game history Halo. Let's not forget that they also made The Taken King, which it is seen and Destiny 1's savior. What I am trying to say is that Bungie is capable of creating an iconic and Forsaken is nothing short of a masterpiece. Oh, and for those oblivious who say that the expansion is overpriced and that you have to pay 150$ if you haven't got the expansions, there is a bundle that you can buy for sixty bucks that include Destiny 2, Curse of Osiris, Warmind, and Forsaken. In my opinion, that IS worth the sixty dollars. Take a look at the taken king. It was also 40$ and only included 16-18 GB of content. Forsaken is ALSO 40$ and it has 47 GB OF CONTENT. That is almost enough to make Forsaken a stand-alone game. Therefore, be happy that you got a full game worth's of story, content, lore, equipment, and exotics for just 60 bucks. Expand
  4. Sep 7, 2018
    9
    At the story alone, I laughed, I cried, I felt vengeful and glorious. They expanded the world in the biggest way they ever have. While notAt the story alone, I laughed, I cried, I felt vengeful and glorious. They expanded the world in the biggest way they ever have. While not technically part of the expansion they released weapon slot changes, time to kill changes, and uncountable quality of life changes that make the game an absolute joy to play. I was embarrassed to admit that I still played Destiny 2 throughout year one. Bungie kept dragging me along with a handful of decent changes in hopes that this expansion would fix the game. It did more than that, it made this the best version of destiny to ever exist. I will say, the reason I can't give it a 10/10 is the remaining lootboxes. They break my belief in the world far too often. They are bad for the consumer and while all of that is pretty bad in my eyes the game being good makes it less obvious. They have added a lot of things to mitigate the lootboxiness of it and I'm positive that if you play a decent amount every week and use your items wisely you will get everything (just like I did in season 3). Expand
  5. Sep 21, 2018
    8
    Reality check review:
    Was vanilla Destiny 2 bad and a step back from D1? - yes
    Is Forsaken a good expansion and is the content worth 40$ -
    Reality check review:
    Was vanilla Destiny 2 bad and a step back from D1? - yes
    Is Forsaken a good expansion and is the content worth 40$ - yes
    Is it ok to have new players pay 60$ for a game with 3 DLC and day one players 120$+ - No
    Is an Annual Pass (second season pass) a money scheme - yes
    Will it be worth to buy Destiny 3 - probably yes after a year at a discount price with all the DLC's
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  6. Sep 28, 2018
    5
    Destiny 2: Forsaken was an impulse buy for me. Wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it, but I can say that ultimately I did.

    Destiny 2 has set the bar
    Destiny 2: Forsaken was an impulse buy for me. Wasn't sure if I'd enjoy it, but I can say that ultimately I did.

    Destiny 2 has set the bar very low for DLC; Curse of Osiris and Warmind, to put it lightly, sucked. Bungie doesn't seem to understand how to tell the story of Destiny's universe without excessively long exposition and a stack of cards that give you the really juicy stuff, but nobody's actually going to want to read.

    Story was nothing to be amazed at. I felt that the driving forces behind the story were ultimately hollow, and didn't ring true for a majority of the enemies fought. Speaking of enemies, the Scorn are a very welcome addition, the first enemy type that ISN'T A COPY FROM THE BASE GAME OF DESTINY 1. They are a real pain to defeat, though, and I feel like the faction really ups the ante from any of the other five.

    The new areas feel far more barren than other Destiny 2 areas, and that's saying something. Destiny has plenty of barren areas. Somehow, Bungie managed to one-up themselves in the worst way in that sense. Missions are still long, tedious and repetitive, and I'm sure this review sounds hopelessly negative.

    There are, of course, positives. Your light level rises rapidly throughout the DLC, giving you a sense of accomplishment at every turn, and I can say that Destiny 2 hit it out of the park with the addition of Gambit, which is the most fun I've had with Destiny, period. The price point is a bit of an issue, and I hope they fix that soon, but overall, it is an enjoyable experience. Would I recommend it over most other RPG shooters? No. Go play Borderlands if you want a loot-based shooter, it's superior in every way. But is it serviceable, and a positive addition to the base game of Destiny 2? Yes. The price is far too high, but should it go on sale or drop in any way, pick this up. It will provide you numerous hours of entertainment, until you finally realize Bungie doesn't know how to do a post-game grind whatsoever.
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  7. Nov 7, 2018
    0
    you cannot play this game with 2 consoles on the same router and there's no split-screen so there's no way for multiple people in the sameyou cannot play this game with 2 consoles on the same router and there's no split-screen so there's no way for multiple people in the same place to do co-op, chat, party or be in fireteam. and no way to get your money back. i've worked hours with xbox live and router tech support and they all say it's the game Expand

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