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Destiny 2: Forsaken

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Rating Summary

Based on 83 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

85%

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Based on 83 critic reviews
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Reviews Summary

Major Improvements
Rewarding Grind
Newcomers Need Not Apply

Summary: Destiny 2: Forsaken brings things back to balance, presenting the sequel that many Destiny fans wanted in the first place. It may not be great for those who still haven't dived in, but it's a vital expansion for existing players.

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 4, 2018
Xbox OneSep 4, 2018
PCSep 4, 2018

Developer: Bungie

Publisher: Activision

Genres: RPG, First-Person Shooter

The Reef has fallen to lawlessness, and now the most-wanted criminals in the galaxy - the Barons & Uldren Sov - have organized a jailbreak at the Prison of Elders. You and Cayde-6 have been sent in to bring law and order back to the embattled facility, but things do not go to plan. Facing insurmountable odds, Cayde-6 ends up paying the ultimate price. Beyond the Vanguard’s authority, you’ll venture into the Reef alone and take justice into your own hands. Explore new regions, awaken new powers, earn a wealth of new weapons, and uncover lost Awoken secrets. The hunt is on.

- Hunt Down the 8 Barons and their Crew
- Two New Destinations: The Tangled Shore and The Dreaming City
- A Brand-New Raid
- Introducing Gambit, a 4v4 Competitive PvE Mode
- Wield New Powers with Nine Additional Supers
- Collect New Exotic Weapons, Armor, and Gear
- All-New Weapon Archetype, Legendary Bow
- New Story Missions, Adventures, Destination Activities, and more

Where to Buy

Amazon

Review Data

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Strong Head
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Fair Head
8
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Trailers

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Destiny 2: Forsaken – Official Gambit Trailer

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Destiny 2: Forsaken - E3 Story Reveal Trailer

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Destiny 2: Forsaken – Official Reveal

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IGN

7 / 10.0
IGN

Destiny 2's Season of the Drifter gives you some compelling weapons and armor to chase while adding a renewed focus on storytelling. It's unfortunate, though, that the only unique armor is tied to Gambit Prime and that while acquiring Thorn you hit a wall near the end of the quest.

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PC Gamer

86 / 100
PC Gamer

After a precarious first year, I'm finally enjoying Destiny 2 again. It feels good to have it back.

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GamesRadar+

GamesRadar+

By channelling community feedback into an all-encompassing package, Forsaken finally makes Destiny 2 feel essential again

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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.

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Recent News

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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will see reduced player numbers, damage buff changes

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will see reduced player numbers, damage buff changes

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Bungie is retooling Destiny 2’s PvP this fall, teasing the return of Trials

Bungie is retooling Destiny 2’s PvP this fall, teasing the return of Trials

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Bungie is reworking the pursuit of Power in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

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Destiny 2 Armor Changes: Here's What You Need To Know

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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep armor customization explained

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep armor customization explained

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