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Destiny 2 - Windows

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 490 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hours of good fun... for a price.

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    Makkusu
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    I am enjoying myself in Destiny 2. It has a lot of good things that in my opinion out weight the bad or annoying things you find in games now days. The PC interface is the same as consoles, so it is a little weird to navigate BUT you can use a controller in the game also and for PC it has both config options built in for mouse/keyboard and controllers and that is nice if you are into that, so it is a good compromise there. The gameplay is great and nothing has changed here when it comes to shooters and for me that is awesome. For PC, you can tell that some of the skins that were used in the game are not as high as other PC games, it does not surprise me since this is a multi platform title. The game still looks great and the things that need to look great look great. I just wish there was a way to download an HD pack for PC, but what are you going to do. The rest of the game. The story mission I enjoyed a lot as well as the side missions. The side missions compliment the main mission a lot and add hrs to the story mode if you are into that. A downside is that it is still too short for a story mode and it feels super short. The cut scenes are amazing and I enjoyed each one of them and for me that was a plus. Once you are done with the main story then the world opens for different types of missions that add a little bit of story but not much. You already had public quests and they are still available and seems to add endless dailies to the game. Around the map you will also find mini dungeons and patrol quests that reset every so often. But all this content is repeatable and it could get old fast for some people. The strikes and raids will also unlock at different parts thru the game. The strikes are fun for me and it is a fun activity you can do with your friends. I wish there were more now, but they will come as more DLCs get added to the game. The same with raids, to access them you need to have a certain gear level. Now, the DLC thing. I wish we would have more content to start off the game instead of waiting for a DLC we need to purchase. I am totally ok with expansions but I also like content but I understand that between PvE and PvP in the game, right now, there are multiple hours of content. But how many players engage in all of the available content or have interest in it before the next DLC ? I know I am not one of them but I do enjoy me some PvE and the end game content is pretty minimal and by December I will have to spend moar moneyz if I want to play the next available content... IT is good hours of fun!... for a price. Just keep that in mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good port but locked content behind DLC 6 weeks in

    Posted
    Patrick
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    I have been enjoying this game on PC. Runs like a dream compared to the xbox with better graphics and framerate, and plays well with a mouse. However, with the release of the $20 Curse of Osiris DLC today, Bungie has removed the ability to play Prestige Mode Raid and Prestige Mode Nightfall, as well as making it nearly impossible to get the Legend of Acrius exotic weapon. Prestige Mode Leviathan Raid and Nightfall were both available as part of the base game, but Bungie has now changed them to require buying the DLC, without actually changing anything about them other than changing an in-game number from 300 to 330. They never said anything publicly about this and in fact have still not issued any statement with an explanation or apology for taking away content from PC players after 6 weeks. One of the main reasons I picked this up on PC was to check out the prestige raid at a decent framerate, as it suffers major performance issues on Xbox One. I would not have bought it at full price if they had stated we would lose major portions of content 6 weeks after launch. Unfortunately unless they fix this I can no longer recommend this game as who knows what they might lock off next without warning and require you to pay to get it back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Short but sweet, but the DLC is coming...

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    Pacmanownsyou
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    Anyone that isn't familiar with Destiny might not know that the base game is quite enjoyable, but remarkably short. As much polish as the story missions have, the bulk of the gameplay here is decidedly MMO-oriented, with missions, instances and raids designed for 3 to 6 people. Destiny is very much a game you buy to play with people you know. Trying to play with pubs is a nightmare waiting to happen, as communication and coordination are vital in raid scenarios. There are a number of competitive multiplayer modes ranging from simple deathmatch to capture-and-hold and others. I do have to admit, online PvP is quite well balanced and rarely feels as if you've simply been stomped on. This is in contrast to games like CoD WW2 and Battlefront 2, where in-game purchases can shoot you up the leaderboards. Destiny 2 for PC is buttery-smooth on modern hardware, and will run on lower spec machines just as well as it does on console - but having a decent rig will provide you with excellent dynamic lighting and a constant 60-fps. We have to discuss paid DLC - it's on the way and there will be LOADS of it. Anyone that played Destiny on console will already be familiar with the constant stream of new missions and raids that will come - each with a price tag. Much like true-MMOs such as World of Warcraft, if you don't buy the latest update, you're going to be left out in the cold with nothing to do. So, if you're keen an a RP-lite 1st person shooter and have a decent number of friends also willing to plop down the cash, Destiny 2 is a worthwhile buy. The only thing keeping it from being a 5-star release are the short base game and the fact that the first paid DLC will already be a requirement come next month. Sure, console players had 3 months to kill in the base game, but PC players will only have 1.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Eh. Fun but not great.

    Posted
    Halaster
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    So my review is only average because while playing this by the time I had reached the end I found that I really did not care at all about the story or what was going on in the slightest. The entire story was just not engrossing at all. Every time, of the very few times, the main villain was shown I had zero interest at all in what he was saying and was just waiting for him to shut up his stupid monologues. The actual gameplay is still very well done and very fun, with the class variety being a blast. The public events are well done and offer a good variety of challenge, especially with the heroic modes that can be triggered by doing certain conditions. Now on to the actual public events. The dialog for them is an absolute nightmare. The game is built around the idea that players are going to be doing the same events OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER, yet they all have a single dialog chain that occurs when they trigger, so you get to hear the exact same words to the point of insanity. Each event should have 30, 40, or heck 100 different possible dialog chains that can occur so you do not feel like you are hearing the same thing so many times that it drives you crazy. When I played the drop rate of items and character growth was at a reasonable pace. Not too fast, and not too slow, with a good amount of rare items appearing. For the would I recommend this to a friend. This fits very much into the... maybe category. For my friends that love grinding and loot hunting ad infinitum I would recommend it. For the rest I would definitely not recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's good but has pros and cons

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    JohnyB
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    This game is more like 3.5 stars for me but that is not an option, so I bumped it to 4, beware. It's a good game with really nice graphics and pretty good game play. Pros: Plays nice on a fast PC or console, fun with friends, very good weapon play and selection, pretty decent story/quest mode, a couple of new features in this version that weren't in the first release, plus Blizzard uses server versus some of the peer-to-peer model it had in version 1, no crazy cheating yet, not laggy. Cons: It takes 4-8 hours of playing to unlock the multiplayer mode, It's not very challenging in story mode, multiplayer could be great but it's a bit random, it's really not a game for a person that might only have limited time for a gaming session, the story mode isn't long, and it all kind of seems like it could have been quick DLC for version 1. No matter, it's still pretty fun. It's easy to get $30-40 value out of it in a week or so, going to be hard to quantify the full price and any micro transactions in game. I'm kind of a fan, just not 100% convinced that the content is going to match the dollars if you already owned Destiny. For sure buy it if you like shooters and you do not own Destiny. I'll recommend it, but it's kind of a maybe and not a solid recommend. Some of my battlefield teammates did their refund 3-5 levels in and abandoned the game. So I am a little torn, but for me I had some credits and it was cheap.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Flawed game

    Posted
    IMRavnos
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    As someone with dozens of hours in Destiny, I was hoping that all of the negative vibe around Destiny 2 was just people who are whiners and who complain because that is the trendy thing to do. I was wrong. Destiny 2 is a capable game wrapped up into a twisted ball of mediocrity and downright anti consumer systems. If you are a fan of having loot boxes shoved in your face constantly and of being a slave to RNG, you might enjoy this. I'm not saying the game is terrible because it's not. However, there is ZERO reason for this to be a sequel and force people to buy an entire new game. It makes tiny strides forward from Destiny while at the same time taking huge steps backwards. Destiny 2 is the opposite of a developer learning from a title and than delivering a streamlined more tight experience in the sequel. It's as if someone at Bungie got mad at the fan base and set out to create a vastly inferior sequel to punish the fan base. Listen to the angry internet nerds and just avoid this game. I got this for $18.39 and I am returning it. No joke, it's that bad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall Good!

    Posted
    Coco
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    To be honest, I never played Destiny 1, so I had no basis to go off of with this game. I think overall I like the gameplay and the feeling of the general game. The guns feel good, every time I shoot a pistol or a rocket launcher. I feel like I am actually making some damage and they feel heavy or powerful. Playing the game feels great, of course coming from the same company and possibly people who worked on Halo. I guess the overall run and shot mechanic will feel good. The story is average; it's pretty good and intriguing. It doesn't feel too boring where I forget what I am doing; the characters are a mixture. Cayde being my favorite along with AI from Nessus. It's not a bad game, once again I never played Destiny 1, so I can't compare the two. Overall will recommend to first timers and would say if you're looking for a good feel shooter. This is the game. It's been such a long time since I felt a game that made shooting a gun feel this good. I play with the hand cannon or sidearm most of the time. And shooting it feels so good because of the sound effects and the damage. I fell in love with the shooting mechanic. Overall, good game, not the best but its a good no-brainer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game but a little shallow so far

    Posted
    Cancan
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    The mechanics in this game are solid and while it is similar to the first Destiny it's new on PC and I much prefer it here. The leveling up process is relatively fast although there's only one path so multiple characters may become repetitive. It's also pretty easy. Not quite a cake walk but you won't find major challenges until the end. That said it's quite satisfying as you learn to play. I'm a major FPS player for several decades now, even some amateur competition, and I've still died a couple times leveling up and end game activities more so. At the end of the day though, it's not the gameplay that lost this game a star; content is where it's lacking. Now, this is a review of it's launch state and they already have content improvements planned. But as of writing this there isn't a ton to do in the end game. If you're a super high level player type to power to max level and max out on gear you'll be done pretty quickly right now. The game is very broad but not very deep. Luckily, with such solid core mechanics and systems this should be solved relatively easily by Bungie. The game has still earned many hours of my gameplay time and I've had fun playing it so I'd still recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun game, but not worth $60

    Posted
    Ashe
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    Went into this game not knowing anything. Haven't played the first one, so I wasn't sure what to expect. PROS: Game is well optimized. Gameplay is smooth. CONS: Lack of content, the endgame is nonexistent. The social aspect of the game of the game is nonexistent, you have to use Bungie's forum/third party sites to get groups (aka Fireteams) going. There is no public chat in the game. There's a player hub where you can see other players...but you cannot talk to them. Well, you technically can, but you have to adjust a setting that by default is disabled. From what I've read, some quality of life features that they implemented in the first Destiny did not make over to this Destiny. Theyv'e removed features that was in the first game just to implement it as microtransactions. The game has been dumbed down. They're trying so hard to balance the game around PvP (which runs on a P2P network, where other players have DDoS other players), that it's affecting how fun the game is. Meh.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Such a disappointment

    Posted
    theICON3000
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    Long time gamer of Destiny 1. Excited for Destiny 2. after 2-3 weeks, no more content to play...the game had such promise but ended up being such a disappointment. other than that. The game plays and looks great on PC!! especially playing in 4K ;) I would definitely prefer playing on PC over console any day. Another negative part of play on PC is that some times matchmaking takes a long time in any game mode. Regardless of how much i feel the base game disappointed me. After many updates (that should've already been in the game to begin with) it's getting better. And becoming more like the game i enjoyed over the years. For anyone that hasn't played the game, i would still recommend it. For those that put in hundreds and/or thousands of hours on Desinty 1. I would not recommend until the Forsaken update releases.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good game that was shorter than expected

    Posted
    Anuzen
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    Let me start by saying that this game feels great to play and if you have a regular squad to roll with is a great way to hang out and spend the time. The game isn’t perfect but improves on almost everything that I disliked from the first Destiny. If you didn’t like the first one because of the grind. This one fixes that. This is a better more improved version of he first Destiny. It looks great, the shooting and moving around feels great, and the story is easier to follow even if it still is nonsense. My biggest gripe is that there is no match making for the Strikes or raids. That is done through a clunky phone app or on your computer. It only took me two to three weeks to blow through the games content. I’d say it’s worth the full price even better if you can get it on sale. Just know that it is more Destiny, an improvement but Destiny 2.0 so to speak

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's Destiny 1.5

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    DukeSparrow
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    Honestly, I really don't understand all the hype around this game. It's decent, don't get me wrong. It just feels generic and bland though. I mean, just in the first couple levels it became obvious that textures and models are recycled constantly. Is there more than 1 model of a junk car in this game? The junk cars are everywhere, but they are all IDENTICAL. I've played indie titles with way more polish and variety than Destiny. Also, it's WAY too easy of a game, and there is no difficulty setting at all. It's one difficulty level for everyone. All those complaints aside though, I have to concede that the shooting mechanics are good and the game-play feels tight. There might be a good game here, but of all the millions spent in the budget for this game, I think the lion's share went to marketing and voice-acting (which isn't even great). It is what it is.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid foundation but buyer beware

    Posted
    DSar
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    For the most part Destiny 2 is a solid, loot collecting, shooter. It runs really well on my PC with a 5 year old graphics card and makes many improvements over Destiny 1 in many regards. However, after hitting top level you'll quickly find out you need to buy expansions to continue to enjoy the game which is a real bummer for a game 6 months old. Not to mention the developers have been really mismanaging the game with having undocumented changes that favor in-game purchases and locking event gear and goodies behind paywalls. I got the game to play though the core story and missions and some multiplayer matches without the expectation to go much further beyond that and would recommend the same unless you want to shell out more money, and have a group to play with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very disapointing

    Posted
    Cody
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    I loved Destiny 1 and wanted to love Destiny 2. The game is fun and Bungie knows how to still make a great feeling FPS but that’s as far as it goes. From the shallow, unimpressionable campaign to leveling up and getting to the even shallower end game. (There is no end game worth mentioning). If you always wanted Destiny 1 to be a much more casual game they did that well but unfortunately all other decisions have been revolved around selling you loot crates and shady practices involving invisible nerfs to your xp and the now one time use shaders. The whole thing is a mess and I have broken out and recovered from my stalkholm syndrome to tell you all the truth. This isn’t the game we were peomised and were waiting for... will play again in year 3. Until then, uninstalling and not buying DLC period.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    fun for 8 hours

    Posted
    wally
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    got the game, first thing i noticed all the enemy's are exactly the same as the first one. 1 new enemy, a dog. even the bigger stronger enemy's are the same just recycled not even new skins. 2nd thing i notice, all the environments are very similar, same colors and details. i am giving it 2 stars because it was fun for 8 hours, after that i noticed it got really repetitive and easy. Bungie really dropped the ball on this one, there is no insensitive to play. don't wast 60$ on this. id wait for it to drop to 20$, which will be very soon, the population is decreasing very rapidly. i wish i could get my money back and get something that i would use for a long time like a new mouse. my last purchase from bungie, fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, i cant get fooled again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Real old, real fast

    Posted
    JackBurton
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    Destiny 2 has the fluid movement/combat one would expect from a AAA game and decently impressive visuals. However, once the shock and awe of playing a new game are over and you have reached max level, there is not much to do. You have a plethora of side quests, treasue hunts, and public events to hold you for a time but these become repetitive. You end up falling into the rut of logging in once a week and completing the weekly quests. There is not much depth to the game and that becomes apparent fast. I enjoy games where you get gear and upgrade said gear/ get new gear. However, Destiny 2 misses the mark on quality content to sustatin a thriving player base and as stated in the review summary. Real old, real fast.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't beat the price. Glad I got it.

    Posted
    Gidanoc
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    Since being a long time fan of bungie games all the way back to Oni on the ps2. I wanted to try it and see what all the talk was about from this series. I picked up this game for 30$ about a month ago. Never did play the first one. I don't think you have to, to enjoy this game. It's a pretty solid Si-Fi game, with light RPG elements and other elements from dungeon crawl games/mmo's. Don't get it wrong though it's still a FPS at core. With a good amount of activity's to do, weather you want to fight along side your friends or stranger's taking down the baddie's in the pve area's. Or jump in and vs. other player's in the multiplayer arena's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great shooting mechanics, a bit repetitive

    Posted
    Andy
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    Destiny 2 has some amazing graphics and shooting mechanics. And the PC port is one of the best ports I've ever played. The main story is fun, if a bit nonsensical (especially if you haven't played the first game). It has a lot of flash, but after beating the main story, there isn't much else to do with a lot of substance. There are a number of missions such as Strikes, Nightfalls, and the Raid (which I haven't done), but the incentive to do these things isn't really there, outside of loot. I like Destiny, and it is a worthwhile buy, but it grew old faster than I thought it would. There just isn't enough enemy or quest variety to make it a truly great game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Had Potential Until...

    Posted
    Ezina
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    I waited until after the first expansion to find out if Bungie learned anything from Destiny 1. Mistakes were made. The game had the most potential to beat the competition, but due to some greediness Bungie blocks your end game through expansions and not only that they re-released old content from Destiny 1 into the first expansion making it what I feel like destroyed the games reputation over night. The game still has dedicated fans and players but they will eventually tire out of what was given to them again. Sorry to say this game isn't worth the money it should be sold for $20 already due to the blocking of the expansions.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best version of Destiny 2

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    Tito
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    PC gamers where left out on playing Destiny 1 because it was only released on consoles. Bungie has redeemed themselves with releasing a PC title that surpasses the console versions. The PC version has the frame rate unlocked to be at 60 or more, true 4K support, high FOV slider options: console 75, PC over 100, better texture resolution, and anti aliasing. The game runs pretty smooth even with slower cards list at the minimum specs. The game play is solid with an improved story and balance from the first game. If you are a Destiny 1 veteran, you will notice game mechanic changes and less of a grind which does reduce replay-ability.

    I would recommend this to a friend