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  • Summary: Set in Washington D.C., the game takes place 7 months after a deadly virus was released in New York City and the nation has become a shell of its former self. While the virus has been contained, its effects are most evident in the devastated streets of the nation's capital where survivorsSet in Washington D.C., the game takes place 7 months after a deadly virus was released in New York City and the nation has become a shell of its former self. While the virus has been contained, its effects are most evident in the devastated streets of the nation's capital where survivors cling to hope and struggle to rebuild. Enter The Division, a unit of civilian sleeper agents who now must work to stop enemy factions from completely taking over the city – and ultimately, the nation. As a universally-regarded seat of power, if D.C. falls, the nation falls. With civilians helpless and fearing for their lives, players will be the last line of defense in preventing the total collapse of society. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. Mar 25, 2019
    95
    In The Division 2 your time is always rewarded. You are welcomed back with open arms to try new things and take on harder challenges. This is a game that will continue to grow but currently stands on its own two feet not just out of sheer competency but because of thoughtful, intelligent decisions made by a team that understands what players want from a game they prefer not to put down. The Division 2 is more than a sequel, it is a new, high bar of quality in a genre where those things should be commonplace.
  2. Mar 17, 2019
    90
    Ubisoft has succeeded in making The Division 2 contents so long and deep to keep us entertained for the whole length of the main campaign, and even after that. The end game is what you could expect: shoot, loot, rinse and repeat, but at least there are many ways to approach it.
  3. Mar 20, 2019
    90
    The Division 2 is the best loot shooter I’ve ever played. The cover shooting mechanics are refined, enemy AI is smart and punishing, and the mission design is varied and surprising. Ubisoft has created a wondrously detailed post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. that compels you to keep scouring for loot. The story flounders, but the activities soar all the way through the lengthy story and engaging endgame. The Dark Zones don’t feel as consequential as the main map at the moment, but they still offer additional fun.
  4. Mar 16, 2019
    85
    As someone who plays nearly every shooter on the market, I was inescapably drawn in by how tightly wound The Division 2 really is. Nearly every weapon feels satisfying to wield and the skills (which range from drones to self-firing turrets to revive grenades) are just wacky enough to make for some appreciable moment-to-moment gameplay.
  5. 80
    Although The Division 2 is not a perfect game, most evident in its story and murky politics, it improves on almost everything from the original.
  6. Mar 20, 2019
    80
    Some who want a deeply-engaging story for a memorable solo gaming experience may feel let down, but someone who wants competitive and team-based gun battles could easily get several dozen or maybe even hundreds of hours of enjoyment from this title. The RPG elements allow players to make their characters truly their own and allows the freedom to build within their preferred playstyle.
  7. Mar 19, 2019
    40
    It’s remorseless violence, repetitious and ingrained after only a few hours. The Division 2 becomes a passive activity, blind to basic narrative technique and crass in form. No characters stand out, no personalities prove memorable, while the ultimate purpose seems to only instill an eventual tyranny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 212
  1. Mar 12, 2019
    10
    Having a blast so far. Everything the Division 1 should have been. Gun play feels great, enemies less bullet spongy
  2. Mar 14, 2019
    10
    Para mí, el juego que más me engancha. Soy nivel 20 y todas las misiones son especiales y diferentes. Mucho mejor que el primero, en todos losPara mí, el juego que más me engancha. Soy nivel 20 y todas las misiones son especiales y diferentes. Mucho mejor que el primero, en todos los sentidos Expand
  3. Mar 19, 2019
    10
    I have to be honest, after division1, I have so little faith in the franchise that I wasnt expecting anything, especially after seeing theI have to be honest, after division1, I have so little faith in the franchise that I wasnt expecting anything, especially after seeing the trailer, it didnt look anything special. However after playing the game, I was thrown away by its meticulously designed gameplay, smart but exploitable AI, a meaningful progression system, an extremeably believable world, and its hidden elements.

    To dicuss The Divsion 2, one has to understand looter-shooter as a genre. If you're looking for epic story like god of warFallout(before), you wont get it here. This genre is about the sense of progression gained by the constant stream of MEANINGFUL rewards. Think of this game as a TPS DiabloPath of Exile set in realisitic America, then you'll get the picture.

    Division 2 is a very correct step towards the "game as service" model, and I think Ubisoft is really redeeming themselves by pushing out solid games like this and the constant maintenance of them.
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  4. Mar 14, 2019
    10
    If you liked div 1, you will love this. More polished, more activities, smarter NPC's, seemingly more intelligent loot system. Really likeIf you liked div 1, you will love this. More polished, more activities, smarter NPC's, seemingly more intelligent loot system. Really like it so far :) Expand
  5. Mar 18, 2019
    9
    I can say that i'm impressed by what the developers have achieved here, The Division 2 is a bundle with a lot of mode and more to come. TheI can say that i'm impressed by what the developers have achieved here, The Division 2 is a bundle with a lot of mode and more to come. The PVE side of the game is so huge and immersive. The downside for me is PVP in the Darkzone, for sure the DZ has new interesting elements such as rogue activities but PVP in general is way different than the experience we had in The Division 1, because of a lack of fluidity and a slow "slow" movement mechanic.
    In general its a good game so far with some nice improvements.
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  6. Mar 17, 2019
    8
    This game can be a bit repetitive at times but for a loot shooter its quite worth the money with loads of content, nice graphics, a goodThis game can be a bit repetitive at times but for a loot shooter its quite worth the money with loads of content, nice graphics, a good soundtrack and ofc: loot.

    I ve played The Division 1 but never reached late game back then. Still the game impressions took me at surprise and so I wanted to be dedicated to Division 2 from Day 1 on. After a good 20-30 hours of gameplay I do not regret my decision. The game looks nice, playing on PS4 Pro I never had any crashes or slow downs after the early patches. Graphics have some pop-in issues that could be resolved but overall it looks decent. The cosmetics are awesome and seeing the loot develop my characters appearal is great!

    The atmosphere is done right. It feels a bit like Walking Dead even, might be a strange comparison to some but it was the first thing that came to my mind. The city looks nice, there are lots of jobs to do and many settlements to develop. Loot is everywhere and the progress of loot is according to the players level, leaving not much to complain for. The sound is decent. Weapon sounds are gorgeous. I like the OST but it could be a bit more intense sometimes. It still suits the atmosphere very well.

    I m around level 18. Perk and skill unlocks are well progressed. I was able to do every job, quest, bounty solo so far. Some assaults are hard and a bit grindy but it works out if you do it tactical. Some bugs have to be resolved around popping in enemies around the player. But I did not encounter many bugs at all so far. Ubisoft did a good job at early patching.

    Coop with friends is done easy and works well. Fast travel and some quality-of-life implementations help to enjoy The Division 2 quite a lot. The game gets grindy at times but I guess thats what you buy with a loot shooter. Still hopping between the different mission types helps to soothen the problem and always brings cool new story locations up which are really fun and I have to give Ubisoft a thumbs up for those. The loading times are okay so far. I think they tried their best on the graphics. The PS4 pro sounds at least as it is at its peak trying to dish out the graphics.

    For people who enjoy looting and a bit of grinding combined on a solid solo or coop shooter, they will not be disappointed with The Division 2 I think. For sceptics I would wait a bit for a drop of 20-30% in price. At least the 69.99 price tag on the PSN seems to much. 40-50 is deserving for this blockbuster shooter. Enjoy your time, agents!

    What has to be -for me- done for a 10/10?:
    - Stop overpricing. 69.99 is already high, the gold and ultimate editions are ripoffs imho
    - Push the graphics a bit in terms of sharper textures
    - Reduce the loading times a tiny bit
    - Some minor AI glitches should be improved
    - I feel the story is nice but it fades away in between the grinding which is a bit sad
    - Some missions should be a bit rebalanced, e.g. Supply Drops, which are really hard for solos
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  7. Mar 21, 2019
    0
    there is nothing different then the 1st one. The gun play is trash, the pvp is full of Chinese hackers, and the missions still bug out andthere is nothing different then the 1st one. The gun play is trash, the pvp is full of Chinese hackers, and the missions still bug out and cannot be completed. I grind for 30 hours just to get insta-killed by other agents and NPC alike. Ubisoft shows us that they have learned nothing from their past mistakes. This game is lipstick on a pig Expand

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