Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 14, 2019
    85
    Destiny 2 Bastion of Shadows is like coming home: it's played like always and it's very, very fun, but with the new armor and weapon systems, Bungie manages to create a deeper system, and the seasons promise to entertain us for a long time. It's not as big as expected, but it's a good start of Bungie flying by themselves.
  2. Oct 8, 2019
    85
    Shadowkeep sounds like a love letter to the fans. Lots of plot revelations, a beautiful moon to explore and many new challenges, this expansion has many qualities, despite a very short campaign.
  3. Oct 10, 2019
    82
    Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is the first strong opportunity for Bungie to spread their wings and give us the experience it wanted to from the beginning. Returning to the Moon is a blast, and the narrative for Shadowkeep’s campaign is interesting and engaging, setting up for something truly epic in the future. The core gameplay isn’t exactly reinvented and it doesn’t need to be. Shadowkeep offers just enough new content to keep us satisfied until the next update and there are plenty of secrets to uncover. With cross-save, all new gear, revamped armor, and the finishing blows added to what was already a solid shooter, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is a worthwhile successor to the Forsaken update and a genuine treat for anyone who loves shooters.
  4. Oct 8, 2019
    79
    Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is a big step in the right direction for Destiny, even when it feels like the first chapter in a larger story and subjects you to a brutal grind.
  5. 75
    The humanisation of Eris Morn, a once bleak caricature shrouded in mystique, along with a number of brave narrative turns help Shadowkeep along to a thrilling conclusion that sets Destiny up for another year to come. Though the core tweaks haven't all landed, Shadowkeep takes a beatseat to only two before it in terms of delivering rounded, high-quality expansion experience.
  6. Oct 8, 2019
    70
    Destiny 2: Shadowkeep elevates the gameplay, but falters on a storytelling front.
  7. Oct 8, 2019
    70
    The lore of the series is confused at best, but Shadowkeep does an excellent job at presenting a simple problem, the Darkness is coming, and getting you interested in seeing what the outcome will be.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Oct 8, 2019
    4
    Thats just little to no story at all. Just 2 Cutscenes and the rest of the missions is just not worth talking about. Forsaken was so greatThats just little to no story at all. Just 2 Cutscenes and the rest of the missions is just not worth talking about. Forsaken was so great (storywise) but this is totally not a story expansion for me... Full Review »
  2. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    The new gameplay feels much better and the story finally is building up to the bigger story that the destiny universe holds. To those sayingThe new gameplay feels much better and the story finally is building up to the bigger story that the destiny universe holds. To those saying the story sucks, I want to say that the story of this year is too large to be told in one campaign. This story will span the entirety of this year and probably for the rest of destiny 2 Full Review »
  3. Oct 3, 2019
    2
    Its the same game the only thing it adds is a very very very short mission and few maps.
    It is a disappointment for me. I GAVE IT A 2 BECAUSE
    Its the same game the only thing it adds is a very very very short mission and few maps.
    It is a disappointment for me. I GAVE IT A 2 BECAUSE YOU ONLY GET ABOUT 20% MORE GAMEPLAY
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