Destiny 2 - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Activision
  • SKU: 5807901
  • Release Date: 09/06/2017
ESRB Rating: Teen
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  • Destiny 2

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3355 out of 3589)

Product Details


  • Developer: Bungie
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Action and Adventure|Role Playing
  • Release Date: 09/06/2017

Synopsis


From the makers of the acclaimed hit game Destiny, comes the much-anticipated sequel. An action shooter that takes you on an epic journey across the solar system.

Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.

Features


Includes: Destiny 2 Base Game

Gameplay Features:

- Rich cinematic story campaign.

- Multiple cooperative game modes for epic, social fun.

- Intense 4v4 competitive multiplayer matches, including 5 different PVP modes.

- Expansive, never-before-seen worlds and spaces to explore.

- Customize your character’s weapons and armor with an all-new array of gear.

- Discover Lost Sectors, complete new Adventure missions, or rally to Public Events with other Guardians.

- Introducing a brand new Guided Games system that helps players find like-minded groups to experience Destiny 2’s most challenging activities, like the Raid.



Customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exciting game~

    Posted
    hanak347
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I'm a returning player to the world of Destiny. I really liked the first game, and my view on Destiny 2 will be more of the same - as it feels like a continuation of the first honestly. Destiny 2 feels more like an expansion v1.5 more than it does a complete sequel. Classes and combat seem to behave similarly as to what I'm used to. Destiny 2 seems more vivid, vibrant, and robust in it's visuals/graphics overall. Playing this game on a PlayStation 4 Pro, and a Curved 4K Ultra HDTV is absolutely stunning! Areas & Worlds don't seem as barren as they were in the first game either. The inclusion of a map this time around helps a bunch in finding my way around. The map now pinpoints NPC locations, points of interest, and open world events that are currently happening. The open world events are great, as the map gives a timer when they start/end - so you can prepare accordingly. One of the more noticeable improvements to the game are the Engrams. Engrams are now automatically decoded when you pick them up. You no longer need to store them, and go back to the Cryptarch to decode. Furthermore you no longer need to ensure that you're wearing your highest Light Level items (i.e. gear) to decode Engrams, in order to get better gear; The system automatically gives you the best chance of getting the higher Light Level items now (even from items stored in your Inventory). Now for the cons - which are pretty much the microtransactions this time around. I'll name a few here: • Shaders are now one-time use. Although they can drop randomly in the game world, they're a microtransaction purchase from the Eververse vendor now. • Sparrows (aka Speeder Bikes) aren't acquired until level 20. Although the Sparrows can be acquired randomly through playing the game, or through microtransactions from the Eververse vendor. While the Eververse Trading Company vendor still allows the purchase of the in-game currency Silver, you can still purchase Emotes. Emotes were a known a cosmetic item carried over from the first Destiny, so that's not really a surprise. However, the decision to add one-time use shaders is surprising since the system worked well in Destiny... there was no need to change it. This manuever by the publisher is an obvious cash grab to players, regardless to the fact that shaders can drop in the game - that's not the point IMO. If you've played Ovewatch, the purchase of so-called loot boxes will be familiar to you; Bungie is going the same route here, with random emotes, exotic weapon ornaments, shaders, sparrows, etc. dropping from opening these boxes with the purchase of Silver (from real world money). Overall the game feels more polished than the first game, and the exclusion of Grimore Cards was a good move. Game lore can now be learned in-game, without the need to use a website to look up information about what's happening with the story. Voice acting is superb, the music is wonderful & mesmerizing, and the cinematics are great. If you enjoyed Destiny, than you'll enjoy playing Destiny 2. If you're new to the franchise, you can still play Destiny 2 without the need to play the first game. With regards to PvP, there is no longer 6v6 - as it's now 4v4. While this is a point of contention among veterans of the game, it doesn't bother me since I really don't like to PvP. However, with a smaller team, things should feel more balanced (hopefully) - and less overwhelming going against a larger force. I personally like the decision, and this change may make me finally give PvP a try this time around. I give the game 4-stars overall, and I definitely recommend it. Especially if you enjoyed the first game. This is most certainly not a sequel though, but it's more Destiny goodness nonetheless. Two thumbs up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Franchise, Improvement Over First Title

    Posted
    Sirik
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    So, without getting too political, the situation around the publishing of this has gotten a bit rough. The concept of having "lootboxes", or engrams available for extra purchases is definitely a hot topic. For this review, I will note that I am definitely a bit miffed by all of this, but I will not let it sway my view too far. The game itself is beautiful. Whether you play on the base PS4 or XB1, or you have the advanced capability of the PS4 Pro, or XB1X, this really shines. Performance has been pretty stable since day 1, and has only gotten better. The few glitches that I have encountered have not been game-breaking, and actually were just kind of funny. I would love to run this for PC as well, but I haven't gotten around to it, so I won't delve into 60fps performance, or ding the consoles for not being able to run that way. The point is that while the first Destiny was hampered by having to bridge the old console generation and the new, this gets to take full advantage of the hardware. Storyline and characters are phenomenal, compared to the first offering in the Destiny Universe. By the time Bungie had added The Taken King expansion, they had dug themselves out of the hole, for the most part. But this time around, things were pretty solid from the beginning. Granted, they have tweaked a few things now that the first expansion is out (a separate purchase, FYI), but it mostly works just fine. Characters have been consistent, believable, and enjoyable, especially considering that this is primarily a first-person-shooter. Mechanics have to be solid, and story comes second, but they've stepped up to the plate this time. Packaging is okay. The cover art looked nice, at first, but has become somewhat dull. And since the install will require the same storage as the blu-ray holds anyhow (plus patches), you might be better off with a digital copy, if only to free yourself from having to switch discs. That is up to your preference with discs, having the ability to resell the game, how often you use the disc drive, or play other games/media. Overall, I'm willing to give it 4/5. The mechanics are beautifully handled, the story is great, the graphics look SO much better than Bungie's first Destiny, and the promise is that there is more to come. However, the kickback comes from the shenanigans about certain items being available from purchased engrams, and consumables (like shaders now), being limited, compared to the first game. Between the semi-pay-to-win silliness that Bungie seems to want to continue running, the current attitude toward "lootboxes", and some serious issues that have yet to be completely addressed regarding leveling, item drops, etc., I have to take it down at least one notch. BUT, it's still a great game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic game with few drawbacks

    Posted
    INKED
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    Coming from an average player of the original Destiny, to a seasoned Destiny 2 player - This installment improves on nearly every flaw that 1 had but also creates a few of it's own problems. First off, the game is amazing, extremely fun and addicting that grabs your attention over a longer period than Destiny 1 did. You will find tons of enjoyment in having tense battles with the enemies and collecting loot after loot to better level your Guardian so you can access the end game content (where the real game begins). After having a good amount of time with the game I feel like expressing some pros and cons of the game; PROS - Better loot system, easier legendary and exotic drops (seriously) - 4v4 PvP for more of a tactical and strategic multiplayer - Great story and gameplay - So far a good community - Can now add mods to weapons and armor for perks and leveling - Graphics and frame rate on the PRO or Original PS4 are perfect - Network is stable with no unexpected sever shutdowns (besides on Tuesday reset) - Updates and hosts events on the regular - The exploration and planets are better than ever before - The grind to power level 305 is actually fun, and not drawn out like in Destiny 1 CONS - Loot system is WAY to easy to get legendary and exotics - You can have all exotics in 2 weeks or less. Don't get me started on Legendary - it's a con/ pro, love/hate type thing :) - The lack of exotics and diversity in gear (armor specifically) - Some exotics not "looking exotic" - TOO FEW ARMOR SETS, this is my biggest gripe with the game. Especially with the hunter, THEY RE-SKINNED 3 FULL SETS OF ARMOR which leaves the hunter with barely any sets to work with. - Micro-Transactions, totally optional and I can careless but some people do. These provide you with emotes, shaders and other gear at RANDOM. You get one of these packs every time you level up so it's really unnecessary. - Same user Interface/map interface than the original Destiny, which is unfortunate honestly. - Servers go down for a very short time for the reset every Tuesday, again I don't care but some people do. Some tips to better enjoy your Destiny experience, JOIN A CLAN! A Clan for end game content is essential, not only do you earn "Clan Engrams" each week that give you POWERFUL gear to help level you up tremendously, if you find a good clan you will always have people to help you out with whatever you need. Pair this with the Destiny companion app (essential for finding fireteams to join and to talk to your clan via chat) and you will infinitely increase your enjoyment! Thanks for reading!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Destiny 1.5!

    Posted
    Leonnald
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    This game is not bad. It's just not good either. It uses nearly ALL the same assets, and world pieces from the first Destiny, including all the same enemies (The good designs, and bad ones. I'm looking at you taken). It's less like a sequel, and more like an apologetic retry, at 60$ a copy. The story is trite, and major plot points are either glossed over, or completely undone within minutes. Lose your light! Your human now! 5 minutes later, you get your light back. That was so intense! The gameplay is good. Which is understandable since the gameplay in the first game was good, and it's basically the same game. Again, controls are good. It's kind of hard to screw up standard FPS controls now a days with so many games that all use the same control scheme. The music is good-ish. I mean, it's good music, but whoever was the musical director apparently didn't know where or when to put the music into the game. So situations where there is nothing going on(no enemies, no battle), have these huge orchestral musical moments. And then there are times where your in an intense firefight and there is no music to be found. Just really inconsistent and somewhat distracting. There definitely is a lack of things to do in game though. After you complete the story missions (an average time of around 10 hours or so) all you have left are the strikes and raids and unless your like doing the same 6 strikes over and over, and the 1 raid your pretty much done. I realize I haven't touched on the pvp aspect of the game, and that's simply because I don't play it. I find most competition pointless. I play games to have fun, and I don't find that aspect fun, so I don't do it. Over all, the game is good, but not great. It reuses WAY too much of the original Destiny, and honestly I walk away feeling less like I bought a new game, and more like I got an expansion. If your looking to buy, either wait for a price drop (30-40$ seems about right to me) or when the inevitable 'Game of the Year' edition comes out with all DLC pick it up. Odds are you'll have 3-4 new strikes and 1-2 more raids. The content will justify a 60$ price tag, it just doesn't justify it right now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The good, the bad, the ugly

    Posted
    CaffeineKing
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    Destiny 2 is an odd game for me, since Destiny in its final days was perfect to me. Side note, I have spent around 1455 hours playing Destiny over 3+ years. When Destiny received it's last expansion, the team that developed it tried to fix all of the grinding and monotony in the game. They made it easy to progress in level by giving you plenty of options to choose from. Most in-game activities had the potential to give you gear that helped you level. Now, with Destiny 2, it feels like they left that way of thinking behind. Destiny 2 is a real grind-fest in order to level up. Adding to the grind-fest is the severe lack of things to do in the game after you finish it and are trying to hit the current level cap of 305. With each weekly reset you have a few activities that give you random rewards to help you level. The problem is that you don't always get what you need, and that means you have to wait another week for another random chance at leveling up. After I beat the game, it didn't take long to notice the game didn't have much to offer. I hope Bungie fixes the game as time goes on. For more info, search the web for problems with Destiny 2. With all of that being said, Bungie still hits the mark with their control setup in the game. The controls are super responsive and feel natural. For now I wouldn't recommend this game to an individual looking for a game with a lot to do in it. Maybe wait for a later release that includes the DLC if you are on the fence.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wtf?

    Posted
    Kolivia
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    Very strange game. Playing through felt like a bad essay. The story was nearly pointless. Very very short game. The coop play does not make it more fun. Pros: 1. great guns, melee combat is really fun. You can pretty much knife the whole group of enemies if you want. 2. Over and over, the game made my stomach drop when dropping far distances. It felt like I was on a roller coaster and uncharted is the only other video game that has done that. 3. Graphics are good... 4. Safe game for kids & teens and I think it would be great for a kid who is just starting on video games. Granted, this game feels like a bad coop Ratchet & Clank. 5. Having dogs rush me on nearly every mission was quite repetitive and almost ruined this game for me.... though this game is not the worst and not the best. Far Cry Primal is the worst game. Cons: 1. The video game Bloodborne is better because the coop system works better and the enemies are sometimes hard enough to require help, they add small details to the game, and most of the bosses are unique. 2. this game leaves a lot to be desired. It was obviously rushed and didn't have the loving details that some games like Bloodborne have It is unfortunate that the game has good graphics but such a poor plotline. 3. I'm not a veteran gamer but this game makes me question the taste of a lot of my friends... really don't understand the appeal when there are so many other games that make coop fantastic. I can't recommend bloodborne enough, especially for coop!! Get it!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Return To Your Legend

    Posted
    Acadius
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    I was hesitant to willingly get excited about Destiny 2. I was impressed with the beta but that was merely a taste. I remember anticipating the original Destiny game in 2014. I played it non-stop for the first six months. I felt conflicted regarding as to whether or not Bungie had delivered the game they had promised. Would the final product deliver? I am happy to say that it did. Let me quickly mention that you do not have played the original Destiny in order to understand this sequel. New players are quickly brought up to date in the beginning. Destiny 2 improves on everything. A cohesive plot with improved visuals, a fantastic soundtrack, and a far better reward loot system. The game isn't perfect but I wasn't expecting perfection in an online-only MMO. After you finish the campaign, you will find that there's plenty to do with side quests and side adventures that will further the grind of leveling up your character. The multiplayer (PvP) has been improved as well. I thought it would be a mistake to lower the player count from 6v6 to 4v4 but I was wrong and find myself enjoying the competitive play more because, with smaller teams, we have to REALLY work together to win. It seems that Bungie is really trying this time around in putting out new content to keep players coming back week after week. I enjoy traversing planets and taking in the gorgeous landscapes or seeing how deep the caverns go on certain planets. I think there is something for everyone in Destiny 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game & great customer service

    Posted
    IseadorIseador
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    This review is more about Best Buy's customers service than the game. I preordered the game a few months ago. Delivery date was the day before official release (makes sense to have time to download game & servers actually opened for preorders 9pm night before release day). Shortly before 5pm I get a notification that the package was delivered. Check the mail, no game. Since there was no where to comment on Best Buy or USPS about the order since it had a status of delivered, I was stumped. Now, to be fair, mail in our neighborhood isn't always reliable. We don't live out in the woods, our mail person is simply bad at their job. (The entire neighborhood has complained numerous times.) But I didn't know if the game would show up later in the week or if it was lost forever. And the entire point of reordering a game is to get it when released. If it would have said on tracking delayed or what have you, it would have been fine. But if it says delivered, I expect it to be in the mailbox... also, we have cameras so there was no possibility of theft. Thinking I have nothing to lose, I call best buys customer service. I spoke to a very nice woman that said she would reship the game 2day express and send a gift card for my trouble. Only if the original order does come through, return the replacement or I'd be charged for the second one. Original order came in a day later, with the replacement a day after that (went and returned replacement in store). The giftcard came in the following week.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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