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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    100
    The death of Cayde-6 was redeemed by a pile of content that finally attracts players to Destiny 2 as much as they were attracted to it with the great The Taken King. But the road to another success was long and tricky, for both fans and developers. [Issue#291]
  2. Sep 17, 2018
    90
    I loved Destiny 2: Forsaken and I liked Destiny 2. Now that the floodgates are open, I am really interested in seeing what Bungie is planning next. In any case, if you're having any kind of doubts about Destiny 2, that you won’t like it or that it might not be for you, Forsaken should dispel them.
  3. Sep 19, 2018
    90
    Thus far, Bungie has delivered on all fronts and even admitted its mistakes with the launch and first year of Destiny 2. Now it’s not only brought back what made me love the first Destiny when it was at its best, but also added a ton of requests that fans – myself included – have wanted for years.
  4. Sep 26, 2018
    85
    Forsaken implements several smart changes for the current season of Destiny 2 along with telling a thoughtful, yet darker story of vengeance. It's a comeback for Bungie.
  5. Oct 5, 2018
    80
    Forsaken continues Destiny’s great tradition of taking a lackluster opening salvo and beefing it up with content that makes the game feel complete. Were it not for the superhuman light level climb in front of me, I would have absolutely no issue recommending this the same way I recommended The Taken King. If there was a version of original Destiny you had to play, that was it, just as Forsaken is the definite version of Destiny 2 - as long as you’re willing to make that climb.
  6. Sep 12, 2018
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. 60
    Destiny 2 Forsaken is a whole new game, a whole lot of game, but it’s also the exact same game. It's "fun" – Destiny always was – but it's a loop of endlessly increasing numbers and loot and numbers and loot and more numbers and not enough numbers and I just don't know why I'm doing it anymore.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 35
  2. Negative: 12 out of 35
  1. Sep 18, 2018
    10
    As someone who never got the original game when it came out, I got the legendary edition which includes the base game, two mini-expansion ANDAs someone who never got the original game when it came out, I got the legendary edition which includes the base game, two mini-expansion AND Forsaken expansion for $60 and if you ask me, it's a fantastic deal. So if you're new and like me didn't get in till now, don't listen to people telling you it's a ripoff, it's actually the best time to get into the game.

    As for the expansion itself: it's awesome. As a newcomer, it has so much content it's unbelievable. I and my buddy genuinely feel overwhelmed with the amount of stuff to do. Simply put it's now the game that was actually pitched by Bungie.
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  2. Oct 2, 2018
    10
    Let me start by saying I'm a D1 Veteran and had over 3000+ hours in the game. I thought Destiny 2 was done with until I had seen the ForsakenLet me start by saying I'm a D1 Veteran and had over 3000+ hours in the game. I thought Destiny 2 was done with until I had seen the Forsaken Trailer I had hope. Anybody who thought Destiny was done with I highly recommend returning back. This DLC has everything Destiny 2 needed I'm more than happy to se one the of the title's I like so much go in the right direction. Forsaken has the perfect blend of story and secrets. I love the lore behind the dreaming city and the new additions to the games arsenal. I'm really looking forward to the future of the game. Good work Bungie. Also, I really just wanted Uldren dead :D. Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2018
    10
    Thought id never come back but was proven wrong with this beautiful love letter of an expansion to everything that makes the community enjoy destiny
  4. Oct 10, 2018
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Forsaken is the newest expansion to Destiny 2, bringing Lots of content including great new story. Bungie Listened to the community and fixed many problems, in terms of weapon slot options, stat randomization, pvp ranks introduction, new activities (gambit), bounties etc. The gunplay is deeply satisfying, while you're playing in many different breath-taking environments (hours' worth of rewarding exploration) with gorgeous visuals , playing through new content, which lasts for hours. The game is available on most platforms, and is open to casual and serious players while bringing a challenge to everyone, either with pvp or the endgame raid.

    However, the grind can become repetitive and sometimes I struggled to see the endgame and the point of continuous repetitive grind, once I had done everything (takes a long time to get to this point). Also, it is quite expensive and bungie killed the only interesting character in the destiny universe, Cayde-6.
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  5. Oct 7, 2018
    5
    Do you enjoy PvP? Skill based matchmaking is gone and protection from groups for randos has also been nixed.

    Enjoy a refreshing gun meta?
    Do you enjoy PvP? Skill based matchmaking is gone and protection from groups for randos has also been nixed.

    Enjoy a refreshing gun meta? Pulse rifles/Hand cannons and shotguns in the special slot are all you will see.

    Like PvE action? There's a great deal of amazing content and lore to explore here. However... to progress your power level (light level) to fight more powerful enemies, you will eventually need to complete weekly rewards, daily rewards, and find random powerful drops. The weekly rewards involve going through eight (Gambit counts given the group stomping) matches with the aformentioned problems. People have begun to use "honor buddy" like tools to feign activity while AFK. I can't blame them for doing it given the matchmaking failure.

    Like intense Raid end game? The previous raid encounters do not scale, so you will always find the enemies to be rather laughably easy for what is considered a raid. Most bosses are now single-phased (also problematic is that while there used to be caps on damage for each class of weapon, newer exotics blow right past these and become "must takes" for max DPS). For the newer raid, it is obviously more difficult now and enjoyable. But to get to the power level to raid (550) you will need to grind weeklies and dailies from 500. Which means PvP, which means the aforementioned issues.

    Not giving it less than a 5 as the single player experience is truly quite good but hot dang, they really let the PvP aspect go to the dogs.
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  6. Sep 19, 2018
    3
    I remembered why I quit D1 after TTK... While gunplay remains top notch, the grind and story/lore being relegated to things you have to readI remembered why I quit D1 after TTK... While gunplay remains top notch, the grind and story/lore being relegated to things you have to read to get the clear picture is where it continues to fall short. Requiring previous DLCs and charging $60 to basically bring the game back to the finished version of D1? Yea... I'd recommend to look at other MMO-ish games if you have that itch. Sadly I'm out $60 and I'm deeply into buyer's remorse as punishment. Expand
  7. Dec 6, 2018
    0
    The forsaken expansion.

    The whole story is a mess with low build up and proper ending, the campaign is short with a few missions stretched
    The forsaken expansion.

    The whole story is a mess with low build up and proper ending,
    the campaign is short with a few missions stretched out ( you walk alot with nothing happening) pretty mush the same with the to other so called expansion lol.

    after that there's nothing really to do other than girding weapon and armor skins.

    if you are looking for a great game with story and fun with friends you wont find it here,
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