Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 29, 2017
    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. Sep 20, 2017
    It is no exaggeration to say that the final mission of the game, one that takes over an hour to complete, has more story in it than the whole of the first game. Better writing, a story (and a good one at that) and a series of vast new worlds to explore make Destiny 2 a must play for anyone who like aliens, guns and shooting aliens with guns.
  3. CD-Action
    Dec 19, 2017
    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. Nov 2, 2017
    Destiny 2 is one of the most enjoyable games I’ve played this year, and tackles one of the biggest issues with the first game. Featuring a stellar, albeit easy, single-player campaign, excellent combat and class mechanics, and the most enjoyable cooperative multiplayer I’ve seen in a shooter since Gears of War 4, Destiny 2 is a must-buy.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 21, 2017
    Whether chatterbox, lone wolf, newcomer, or old hand, Destiny 2 is unmissable. [Nov 2017, p.70]
  6. Oct 4, 2017
    Destiny 2 takes the groundwork set out by its predecessor and refines some of its rough edges, especially in terms of its plot. Bungie hasn't changed the fundamentals of the game but has made it feel a lot more accessible to new players. They've increasing the number of activities there are for players, although the grind does eventually set in. That said, it doesn't quite feel like a sequel. There isn't much in the way of brand new content — a lot of what has been added is the same as before but just repackaged in some way. The title does still have plenty of room to grow and if its life cycle is anything like that of the original Destiny, the game may look and feel different in two years time. With two expansions already on the horizon, we may even see a few changes in the very near future.
  7. Sep 18, 2017
    Destiny 2 is an overall improvement over the original with changes that make the game more rewarding, valuable of your time, and gameplay that anyone could get into.
  8. Sep 15, 2017
    Destiny 2 is a very solid game that is so much better than the first, and with that being said, it will be interesting to see where the journey takes gamers from here.
  9. Sep 13, 2017
    Destiny 2 has renewed my faith in Bungie, the series as a whole, and is easily what the first Destiny should've been as it fulfills on everything that it originally seemed it would be and more.
  10. Sep 18, 2017
    Those who tried playing Destiny but didn't stick with it should probably give Destiny 2 a try as it has addressed a number of issues that were present in the original game. Regular Destiny players will undoubtedly have their own personal list of complaints about the sequel, but none of them should be a deal-breaker and after an adjustment period of getting used to the changes they should find themselves playing Destiny 2 as much as they played the original. As for new players, Destiny 2 provides enough content through its campaign and related mission that you'll get more gameplay out of it than you will a standard shooter even if you don't continue playing much beyond the campaign. And after that, many of you will find yourself getting hooked on the drive to push for better gear so that you can take on the top challenges the game has to offer.
  11. Sep 15, 2017
    A great improvement over the first installment, but not a perfect game. Its history is good, but not great and its gameplay looks like an evolution of what we've already played.
  12. Sep 17, 2017
    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.
  13. Sep 15, 2017
    Destiny 2 is a blast out of the gate thanks to its excellent co-op shooter gameplay and strong storytelling in the campaign. Not all the features I’d expected to find are here, but it does deliver the same kind of highly social gameplay and rewarding, loot-driven progression that helped the original keep me hooked for hundreds of hours. The main concerns right now are a few bugs and lack of event options, but I’ll definitely be sticking around to see this big, action-packed universe develop over time.
  14. Sep 15, 2017
    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.
  15. Sep 15, 2017
    While the first Destiny had its shortcomings, they're not quite so evident here. Destiny 2 does everything that the release version of the original failed to do, with a worthwhile story and plenty of other activities to complete, right out of the box. A fantastically enjoyable and insanely addictive shooter, Destiny 2 is certainly well worth your time.
  16. Sep 14, 2017
    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.
  17. Sep 11, 2017
    Bungie does it again with Destiny 2. The game will certainly please veteran players, but is also a good starting point for newcomers. Most of the changes made are positive ones, but unfortunately not all.
  18. Sep 10, 2017
    Those who’ve been spurned by Destiny only to be won over by rich DLC will feel right at home in Destiny 2. Those who passed on the original title because of its weak launch will find this is a completely different experience, one with Halo‘s DNA interwoven through Destiny‘s addictive core gameplay. It’s definitely worth a try.
  19. Sep 19, 2017
    It's now good enough that you no longer need to make excuses about why you play so much Destiny. Destiny 2 may misstep in a couple of ways its predecessor didn't, but it also shores up its fundamentals so thoroughly that the future for Destiny fans looks bright indeed.
  20. Sep 16, 2017
    Success through strong teamwork is absolutely the best part of Destiny 2.
  21. Sep 11, 2017
    If anything, Bungie has clearly refined upon the first Destiny, building upon what made the game so good, while avoiding some of its weaknesses. For those who enjoyed Destiny the first time around, Destiny 2 has so much to offer – even for returning players. But at its core, those who weren't fans of the original won't find major revelations in this sequel.
  22. Dec 15, 2017
    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.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 650 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Sep 6, 2017
    Game is a joke way to short DO NOT BUY AT THIS TIME!!!!!!!! It is not even close to what was promised the game would be at launch. Get readyGame is a joke way to short DO NOT BUY AT THIS TIME!!!!!!!! It is not even close to what was promised the game would be at launch. Get ready for all the DLC to milk your wallet dry. Full Review »
  2. Sep 6, 2017
    this game is a lie in a 60$ box. It is not what we have been waiting for it is not "better longer with more to do" the story is complete childish ****
  3. Sep 7, 2017
    I want to like this game but as others have said it's just a rehash of the original game... more like Destiny 1.5. I was hoping for some realI want to like this game but as others have said it's just a rehash of the original game... more like Destiny 1.5. I was hoping for some real mmo features but they must have to keep this game dumbed down for the masses. Why isn't there an economy wtih trading? Why is the loot so generic? Why aren't there any new classes? End-game content is spoon fed to players. Destiny is stuck somewhere in the middle of an epic FPS that is one of the most beautiful games I've ever played. And a really lame attempt at being an mmorpg... and that is what kills this game for me. It's pretty sad that the first raid isn't even up yet... not even a complete game. I was hoping there would be two or three raids open the day the game released so that players had a ton of progression to look forward to but they don't. The first raid will be completed in one day by some elite gamer crew then everyone will rinse and repeat. Then you'll be standing around town with nothing to do but kill the same **** you've always killed with much better gear then when you completed the raid... it just doesn't make sense why we have to buy the next expansion to get the next raid. Money? More then likely... There should higher end raids that only a handful of people get into but there is not. This is a rpg made for the masses and its obviously brought down to that level because of it... that is why Destiny 2 suffers to achieve what it set out to do originally. Here's to looking forward to Destiny 3... Full Review »