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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: 34 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 95
    Forsaken will persistently be a different game with new things to do and discover each and every week, and I don’t see that slowing down anytime soon.
  2. Sep 27, 2018
    90
    Bungie has done an excellent job in, not just creating enough content for the game’s fourth season and start of the second year, but in reviving a game that stuttered after its initial launch.
  3. Oct 3, 2018
    88
    Ultimately is Destiny 2: Forsaken worth the price of admission? Let's be honest, Bungie bungled vanilla Destiny 2 about as badly as they could have, saving turning it into a 2D side scroller (what up Zelda II: the Adventure of Link!). In the past year they have rolled back every major change implemented from D1 to D2. This is the game we should have had from the beginning. There is still work to be done, but the core of the experience is fixed. And what we have is a new version of that original game I poured hundreds of hours into. A version I am looking forward to pouring in hundreds more.
  4. Sep 17, 2018
    80
    Destiny 2 is redeemed at last, with a weighty expansion that brings back the best elements of the past and adds some welcome new ideas to the franchise.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Oct 28, 2018
    80
    The sequel’s best expansion by a distance. This update delivers a lively campaign that deserves to lure lapsed players back into the Fallen fold. [Issue#155, p.97]
  6. Sep 27, 2018
    80
    By channelling community feedback into an all-encompassing package, Forsaken finally makes Destiny 2 feel essential again.
  7. Sep 6, 2018
    70
    If this review reads like a roller coaster of emotions, that's because Destiny 2: Forsaken, like all things post-2010 Bungie, is lopsided.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 74
  2. Negative: 17 out of 74
  1. Sep 12, 2018
    10
    Killer expansion: easily the best storytelling in any Destiny (wasn't that hard tbh..) and GAMBIT IS AMAZING. God rolls are back, loving it!!
  2. Sep 5, 2018
    10
    First of all, ignore the spiteful and sad reviews of people that never even played this expansion! I've been playing Forsaken for a bit nowFirst of all, ignore the spiteful and sad reviews of people that never even played this expansion! I've been playing Forsaken for a bit now and it is so, so, so much better than the previous expansions. The story is awesome, the cutscenes are great and the amount of things to do is just insane. I'll never ever be able to finish everything, which is exactly what I'd want from this game. Admittedly it took way too long for Bungie to fix Destiny 2, but they really have and people should play and give it a chance, it'll make your life as a gamer better. Game on, guardians. Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2018
    10
    Amazing. Great storry, new weapons, new gear, Gambit is amazing, new puzzle for weapons. Good job Bungie.
  4. Sep 10, 2018
    9
    Adds a lot of fresh, new content to what was becoming a dull game. Has a compelling story that, somewhat carries over into the endgame, atAdds a lot of fresh, new content to what was becoming a dull game. Has a compelling story that, somewhat carries over into the endgame, at least far better than any other story in Destiny 2 has. Regardless all the missions are interesting and unique and the new bounties offer creative missions and bosses to fight against. Really impressed so far, but we wont see the full scope of this expansion until around three weeks in. Not to mention the new Gambit mode is absolutely fantastic. For the most part its won me back. Expand
  5. Sep 13, 2018
    8
    If you look over my Metacritic profile for reviews you will see that I have not given Bungie a pass with their last year of endeavors. They'veIf you look over my Metacritic profile for reviews you will see that I have not given Bungie a pass with their last year of endeavors. They've deserved every bit of criticism thrown at them for dragging their IP through the mud and insulting their dedicated fans with a shameful launch. It was a regression in every way for Destiny. Alas, it has been a difficult year and Bungie has now "turned the ship around" so to speak. So what does Forsaken have to offer to those hoping for a Destiny resurgence? I am happy to say Destiny is back, in some ways even more so than before. There are some growing pains here which are noticeable, but for the most part things are back in swing. The primary changes made with the DLC and Sept/August update are; random rolls, weapon slot changes, faster TTK, new mods system, armor perks, collections, triumphs, bounties/challenges, economy changes, etc. All were welcome changes and necessities for what was a dying game. In addition to gameplay/system changes, you have new play spaces and activities. Of course you have the new DLC campaign. It seems strange to say but Bungie actually put together a solid narrative and an engaging campaign to run through. This isn't to say this story is anything on the level of a narrative like GOW or Uncharted, but it has enough mystery and intrigue to justify playing through till the end. You have 2 new game spaces, The Tangled Shore and The Dreaming City. The Tangled Shore doesn't give you that much incentive to come back to it after the main campaign but it is still nice to have it. Within the Dreaming City you have many secrets and items to go after as well as a new court of Oryx type activity. The new game mode is gambit. This one is a real standout addition, and is almost unilaterally praised. There are some new strikes, pretty standard stuff. Adventures, though not new content, have gotten reinvigorated with new rewards and powerful gear worth pursuing. The only thing I've yet to experience is the Raid, which I am sure will be great. With all the good there is here there are also some missed opportunities and missteps. The planetary vendors from vanilla Destiny have not updated any of their inventory to have random rolled gear. all of your planetary tokens and materials are basically useless. A real disappointment there. Also Bungie has still not added any sort of loadout system in-game for your gear, which is a bit ridiculous for a looter shooter. Many of the end game activities still do not have matchmaking. I understand the Raid, but there is no excuse for the other activities. Generally there are a lack of in-game systems to help the player streamline their experience. If you have a group of friends ready to jump on with you it won't be as much of a problem, but for everyone else, they are out of luck. It is great to see the game moving in the right direction and fulfilling its potential. People will praise Bungie when they do good. The community isn't just a group of angry gamers looking for something to yell at. Most are just people wanting a good game to play. Luckily there is one here for them. Expand
  6. Sep 5, 2018
    5
    Ok for a fair comment.... It happy this games is going on the right way but that how a games should be from the start so i only can said goodOk for a fair comment.... It happy this games is going on the right way but that how a games should be from the start so i only can said good luck but if want to say it the best still got a long way to go... Forsaken only give destiny 2 a good start but it does not mean it going to be as great as the past.... Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2018
    0
    bad villain killing the one liked character was the only thing they could think of? only looks good in comparison to the mess that is d2

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