• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 21, 2014
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  • Summary: inFAMOUS Second Son is an action adventure game in which, surrounded by a society that fears them, superhumans are ruthlessly hunted down and caged by the Department of Unified Protection. Step into a locked-down Seattle as Delsin Rowe, who has recently discovered his superhuman power and isinFAMOUS Second Son is an action adventure game in which, surrounded by a society that fears them, superhumans are ruthlessly hunted down and caged by the Department of Unified Protection. Step into a locked-down Seattle as Delsin Rowe, who has recently discovered his superhuman power and is now capable of fighting back against the oppressive DUP. Enjoy your power as you choose how you will push your awesome abilities to the limit and witness the consequences of your actions as they affect the city and people around you. [Playstation] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 90
  2. Negative: 1 out of 90
  1. Mar 20, 2014
    100
    Second Son is easily the best game Sucker Punch has ever released, easily the best game available so far on the PS4, and easily the one game that every PS4 owner should purchase.
  2. Mar 20, 2014
    90
    It doesn’t stray off the series’ beaten path too much, but there are enhancements in terms of gameplay and some stunning effects put to good use to create the PS4′s most fun and best looking game yet...While the narrative might not have the same impact as previous games, it’s somewhat more of a down-to-earth tale of an ordinary man with extraordinary powers, and that’s an exciting new direction for the series to take.
  3. Mar 20, 2014
    87
    It plays great, and it looks even better, but its advancements also beg it to be held to a higher standard, one that its overall story and morality systems struggle to reach.
  4. Mar 20, 2014
    80
    At times, Infamous Second Son delivers great fun with its combat mechanics, yet a repetitive formula, combined with some hiccups and balancing issues, ultimately can't be ignored. It's an entertaining and visually beautiful piece of software, but it could've been much more.
  5. Mar 21, 2014
    80
    Second Son is better than the first two games: it's faster and much more satisfying. It's just a shame that Sucker Punch has not been able to make it the best of the genre due to a few slips and imprecise behaviors.
  6. Mar 25, 2014
    75
    InFamous: Second Son is good but unmemorable — essentially the diner food of video games.
  7. Apr 8, 2014
    40
    Second Son looks fantastic and from a technical perspective, it’s a pretty impressive feat especially given that the game is out less than six months from the release of the Playstation 4. Unfortunately the gameplay isn’t up to par with the light show. Like the neon that Delsin channels, it’s all light and no heat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 660
  1. Mar 30, 2014
    10
    Easily the best game on PS4 yet. Gorgeous graphics throughout the entire game and intuitive controls make Second Son a must-have forEasily the best game on PS4 yet. Gorgeous graphics throughout the entire game and intuitive controls make Second Son a must-have for PlayStation owners. I wish the story would've dug deeper in a few instances, but it was never that big of a deal because I was having too much fun trying out kick-ass superpowers in a pretty good recreation of Seattle (where I live). Fingers crossed for DLC content soon. Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2014
    10
    Fantastic game. It feels so good to fight and run around Seattle. Extra side content really adds a lot to the game, but I do have say that theFantastic game. It feels so good to fight and run around Seattle. Extra side content really adds a lot to the game, but I do have say that the main story was surprisingly short on the normal difficulty. This game is definitely the best PS4 game and probably the best superhero game. Its certainly one of my favorites. You really do "Enjoy Your Powers." I give it a 9.5. Expand
  3. Mar 21, 2014
    10
    Buttery smooth action, intelligent AI, well written story and script, decent choices to make, beautiful graphics, vibrant city. Each infamousButtery smooth action, intelligent AI, well written story and script, decent choices to make, beautiful graphics, vibrant city. Each infamous seems to improve on the last. Well worth the money. Expand
  4. Mar 31, 2014
    9
    It's fun being GOD ..... loved it. shows off what the PS4 can do. looking forward to any DLC. i personally like having a good selection ofIt's fun being GOD ..... loved it. shows off what the PS4 can do. looking forward to any DLC. i personally like having a good selection of game genres : -Shooter , Stealth , Platform , Car and now GOD Expand
  5. Nov 3, 2014
    8
    The gameplay in this game is one of a kind, the story is pretty good, characters feel alive, the graphics are outstanding. The combat neverThe gameplay in this game is one of a kind, the story is pretty good, characters feel alive, the graphics are outstanding. The combat never gets boring, AI is pretty good, and the karma mechanic is cool. If you own a PS4, get this game. Expand
  6. Mar 23, 2014
    7
    The game isn't the best I've played but it also isn't the worst. The action and movement in general feel smooth and keep the game reallyThe game isn't the best I've played but it also isn't the worst. The action and movement in general feel smooth and keep the game really entertaining. However, the open world city lacks things to do. Occasionally you can stop a drug bust if you're good, or assault a street musician if you're bad etc. But these things just don't feel like true side missions. Buy this games for the visuals and the superb action. You won't be disappointed or bored but you will still feel like you want something more out of the city. Expand
  7. Feb 22, 2016
    0
    Infamous represents all that is wrong with the current AAA videogame model: it's epic, but superfluous; its main game mechanics are shallowInfamous represents all that is wrong with the current AAA videogame model: it's epic, but superfluous; its main game mechanics are shallow and boring; its plot is full of Hollywood clichés and, in the end, it feels more like a marketing tool than a real effort to provide gamers with something meaningful and with value. I completed this blah-fest in only 5 hours, I have no idea why it has a user rating of 7.8. Expand

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