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  • Summary: In single player, Titanfall 2 delivers a crafted experience that explores the unique bond between man and machine. Playable offline, the single player campaign in Titanfall 2 lets fans step out onto The Frontier as a Militia rifleman with aspirations of becoming an elite Pilot. StrandedIn single player, Titanfall 2 delivers a crafted experience that explores the unique bond between man and machine. Playable offline, the single player campaign in Titanfall 2 lets fans step out onto The Frontier as a Militia rifleman with aspirations of becoming an elite Pilot. Stranded behind enemy lines and facing overwhelming odds, players must team up with a veteran Titan to uphold a mission they were never meant to carry out. In multiplayer, Respawn is continuing to evolve their gameplay to provide a more robust experience that delivers expanded depth and variety that includes six new Titans, deeper Pilot abilities, more customization options, and a robust progression system that is sure to satisfy fans. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Oct 26, 2016
    100
    Titanfall 2 goes for feel above all else, and it feels fantastic.
  2. Nov 9, 2016
    90
    Titanfall 2 is everything for which you could possibly wish to find in a sequel, answering all of the negatives of its predecessor. While short in length, the campaign is an exhilarating ride that showcases everything that made the first game feel so refreshing, and the refined multiplayer will keep you consumed for months to come. This title is a must own for any first-person shooter fan.
  3. Oct 27, 2016
    90
    Titanfall 2 builds on the promises of the first game in every way imaginable. Rewarding gameplay innovations remain intact, providing consistent thrills in both multiplayer matches and the campaign. Fans of the genre will find themselves blown away by the unique level design, even if the narrative fails to stand tall.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 4, 2016
    90
    Cleverer and more creative than the first, this truly complete Titanfall is a game-changer. [Christmas 2016, p.71]
  5. Oct 25, 2016
    89
    Titanfall 2 is everything you would expect from a sequel. Packed with more adrenaline, tons of action and new titans. The new multiplayer progression system is a major change along with the new campaign. Titanfall 2 feels like a step forward into the franchise.
  6. Oct 24, 2016
    87
    Overall, I had fun with my time with Titanfall 2. The single player campaign is a huge improvement over that in the original game, and although it starts slowly it does eventually come around and provide for some enjoyable gameplay. The multiplayer gameplay is a lot of fun, both as a pilot and at the controls of a Titan, but a lack of modes may ultimately hurt the game's longevity.
  7. Nov 15, 2016
    70
    Consistency is a problem for Titanfall 2 in general, and it's a game that seems to struggle with a confident direction for its changes. The end result is a collection of fantastic mechanics across its campaign and its multiplayer that often feel hamstrung by difficult to understand design choices.

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  1. Negative: 9 out of 121
  1. Oct 28, 2016
    10
    I've got more than 100hrs in first Titanfall, which was in my opinion a really refreshing game to the genre. Because of this my expectationsI've got more than 100hrs in first Titanfall, which was in my opinion a really refreshing game to the genre. Because of this my expectations where very high when I ordered TF2.
    All that I can say right now is that my expectations were even exceeded.
    MP part is at least as fun as in the first game plus better and bigger maps and I love the new perks, finisher moves, new Titans, skins, customizations etc.
    All I can say about the SP Campaign, it's just stunning... really, JUST STUNNING!
    Besides that you always have fun while playing, you can really feel, that Respawn here put 100% in the whole game.
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  2. Dec 18, 2019
    10
    The best game on XBOX ONE ever in my opinion. The shooting feels satisfying, being in a titan feels like you're the strongest in the universe,The best game on XBOX ONE ever in my opinion. The shooting feels satisfying, being in a titan feels like you're the strongest in the universe, the graphics are great, and the campaign's story is breathtaking. The campaign takes around 10-12 hours to complete, which is a good amount of time for me. The multiplayer, however, is endless. Play to level up and get new stuff, which makes you stronger.

    This is simply one of the best games I have ever played. A must-play.
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  3. Nov 24, 2016
    10
    this game is a blast to play. I would be one disappointed fan if this one does not turn out to be a market success (especially with EAthis game is a blast to play. I would be one disappointed fan if this one does not turn out to be a market success (especially with EA launching BF1 at the same time). Respawn has really gone out of their way to incorporate feedback from its previous installments. Some of them being:
    1.) Single player campaign (7 hrs long but has a lot of heart, and is way better then any COD and BF games have done so far, including BF1)
    2.) Put a lot of depth in their MP gameplay & customization
    3.) Free DLCs - we as gamers need to appreciate this fact, not a lot of developers do this now a days

    This one is an easy grab among the three (i.e. including COD: XYZ, BF1). And as per my standard one of the best science fiction based FPS till date.
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  4. Feb 28, 2017
    9
    Titanfall 2 is an outstanding game, and if you are a fan of the FPS genre, I recommend that you go out and buy this game. Apart from beingTitanfall 2 is an outstanding game, and if you are a fan of the FPS genre, I recommend that you go out and buy this game. Apart from being exceptionally fun, EA listened to its fans and gave us more content and value as well as removing the season pass from Titanfall 1. As for the overall gameplay, it's even more fun and polished than the first one. Wallrunning still feels great and they gave us many more abilities and weapons to use. However, I was curious to see how the wallrunning and titan gameplay would work in a campaign mode. I was completely surprised, as it is one of the best campaign modes I've played in a while, and it is the best part of this game. The missions, while mostly linear, never feel boring or repetitive. There is much more than just running and shooting. You strategically use your cloak and wallrunning abilities to evade enemies and get the drop on them, which is really important when you're playing on hard or master. And to break up the gunplay sections, they include some extremely well designed and innovative quick timing and jumping puzzles as well as time travel mechanics. The two missions that stand out to me are Effect and Cause, where you have the ability to work your way through a facility by jumping back and forth between timelines, which is important because there might be a door shut or a fire blocking your way in one timeline, forcing you to quickly jump to the other. Switching timelines is seamless and can be done with the click of a single button. I don't want to spoil too much of the level. The other mission has you navigating through a facility making prefabricated homes. Precise timing and wallrunning is essential here, and there is often more than one way to reach the next objective. Things are not always clear to you and you have to work it out for yourself. The game ends with an awesome chase sequence where you are jumping from ship to ship with your titan. It's all in first person, so these moments can give you make you tense up a little. As for the story, it's nothing amazing, but it is certainly entertaining. The relationship between you and your titan is well done. He never feels too much like a human, or too much like an uncaring robot. You can choose your dialogue, and he'll take your comment extremely literally like a robot should, and then later, he'll crack a sarcastic joke and it just throws you off a little and helps you feel more attached to him. Overall, there is never a dull moment in the campaign. However, it is quite short. I beat it in about five hours, and it is a little too easy on normal. I actually played it again on master and it took me about 7-8 hours that time. I recommend playing it on at least hard. Multiplayer, while extremely fun, is not quite perfect. They do include a ton of new weapons, modifications, abilities, whole new titans, and skins for your pilot, guns, and titan. That is much appreciated. The maps are designed well just like the last game. Pilots can stay competitive against titans if they know how to traverse the map. However, they did make changes that I wasn't happy with. Titans in this game feel incredibly weak. They die extremely quickly compared to the last game. If you're playing attrition and you're on a **** team, the match can be a nightmare. The entire enemy team will be in a titan because your teammates don't want to help you do damage to them. When you eventually call in your titan, you can get surrounded and killed within a matter of seconds, even when you're using a titan that has max health like scorch or legion. It can be extremely annoying. I don't like how they made titans weaker. A good titan player in the first game had the ability to take on multiple titans at a time if he used his abilities well. Now, it seems much harder to do that, unless the enemy has no idea what they're doing. They took away burn cards, which I wasn't too upset about, but they replaced it with a special ability with a long cooldown. It's not a bad thing, it's just not as unique as burn cards were. As with titans, you can no longer customize a titan loadout, but you select from a wide range of premade titans with unique abilities. These titans are all fun and different in their own way, so I didn't miss the option to customize too much, especially since I'm sure they were trying to balance them. 1v1 titan matchups are as fun as ever, and if you're outnumbered you can use a new "core" ability that can nearly wipe out an enemy titan. Overall with multiplayer, if you like fun fast gameplay but also playing smart and strategic, you will love the multiplayer here. I hope this game eventually gets more sales, because it deserves it. Expand
  5. Apr 20, 2020
    9
    "Titanfall 2" Is a vast improvement with a great campaign and a perfect multiplayer.
  6. Oct 28, 2016
    8
    Everything about Titanfall 2 is a step up over its predecessor. There's a full-fledged campaign with a narrative that's much easier to follow,Everything about Titanfall 2 is a step up over its predecessor. There's a full-fledged campaign with a narrative that's much easier to follow, explaining the IMC/Militia war on what is known as the "Frontier" (life away from Earth as humans push to populate and reap the resources of other planets) and the intricacies of Pilots and their Titans. Overall I find the narrative to be a solid selling point of the game, though at least in its early-goings could use a little polish. The overarching theme feels a bit like Pacific Rim but doesn't always land the intimacy that the many facets of the story are aiming at. That's not to say that it's bad, or even just so-so - I found it to be pretty engaging (I hadn't expected a whole lot from this side of the game). A lot of the crew making this game are remnants of the team(s) involved with Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2, so the quality that's there is of no real surprise. However, while the campaign is the new blood to the series in its still-infancy, the multiplayer continues to be the most honed of the game. Though Black Ops 3, Halo 5 and Advanced Warfare have taken their stabs at improved mobility in the midst of fast-paced combat. There's a few obvious additions to multiplayer: more weapons, new abilities, new Titans, new maps... mostly expected of a sequel. But what's really special is how these additional elements are tastefully added to the already-competent mix to help further motivate a game that's big of movement, strategy, and big-metal combat to broaden its horizons without deviating from its roots. You'll find that Titanfall 2 firmly entrenches itself as the new behemoth on the block, challenging Call of Duty, Halo, and even the fantastic Battlefield series by being more imaginative than the competition. Lastly, you'll find the environments in Titanfall 2 to have considerably more detail. It's mostly nuanced, but level design is noticeably improved over the first game. Lighting effects sometimes catch your eye and nearly pull you out of whatever moment you find yourself in, only to be snapped back sharply when a couple transformer-looking mechs come steaming through, forcing you to strategically proceed or get the heck out of dodge. Titanfall 2 does a lot to be better than its foundation-setting predecessor - converting missed opportunities into good ideas, not trying to be everything to everyone but simultaneously taking into consideration fan feedback to begin to hone what I think is going to be called the best shooter of 2016. If you loved Titanfall already, you're just going to love Titanfall 2 more. If you were on the fence before or just couldn't fully embrace Titanfall for the long-run, this game could seriously change your mind. Only those with a great distaste for this genre of video games will walk away without any feeling of satisfaction. Expand
  7. Nov 25, 2016
    0
    Way too much rubbish filler in the story mode. For God's sake, I didn't buy this game to just wall run endlessly and jump on platforms withoutWay too much rubbish filler in the story mode. For God's sake, I didn't buy this game to just wall run endlessly and jump on platforms without floors to my death. On some levels you can't even see where you're supposed to wall run to even after dying many times so the runner is useless.

    It requires endless repetition to get it right not skill as it's just a matter of luck if you get it right.

    No enjoyment whatsoever, a tedious task.

    Waste of knee, waste of time.

    Should have bought Call of Duty or Battfield at least I would be playing and not jumping through endless hoop after hoop so to speak.

    Terrible filler and terrible company that puts out such trash and wastes my good money on a wall running demo.
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