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  • Tom Clancy's The Division

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2666 out of 2920)

Product Details


  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Release Date: 03/08/2016

Synopsis


Tom Clancy's The Division is a revolutionary next-gen experience that brings the RPG into a modern military setting for the first time. In the wake of a devastating pandemic that sweeps through New York City, basic services fail one by one, and without access to food or

water, the city quickly descends into chaos. As an agent of The Division, you'll specialize, modify, and level up your gear, weapons, and skills to take back New York on your own terms.

Features


SEAMLESS MULTIPLAYER: THE DARK ZONE

— Collaborate with other players, or attack and steal their loot.

A LIVING, BREATHING WORLD

— Use the environment for strategic advantages to dominate fights and ambush your enemies.

URBAN JUNGLE

— Fight the Cleaners who wield flamethrowers, take on thugs who roam the city, and encounter enemy factions.

GEAR UP AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR AGENT

— Customize your agent and your backpack. Level up your weapons, gear, and skills.

CUTTING-EDGE TECH

— Choose and upgrade your skills, and synergize with teammates to increase your chances of winning in combat.



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 2919 reviews

92%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    doc8998
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    The Division is a funny game to rate. I initially had no interest in this game, but as reviews began pouring in and I took notice of the story and gameplay, it piqued my interest to invest in the purchase. What I found was beyond a pleasant surprise. The balance it has struck in an "MMORPG" style game, but with plenty to play solo is very well done. I had hoped a couple friends might also invest in The Division, but they haven't as of yet. But, here's the thing... Unless you're planning on entering "The Dark Zone" it's unnecessary to group up. Some missions may be more difficult to tackle solo, but through level 15, I've hit everything thrown my way with some challenge, but no major frustration. Certainly, The Dark Zone is where the game wants you to go at some point, but UbiSoft's bugs and issues have been well-documented, and, as a minimum of level 10 is necessary to enter, I've stayed away until they iron things out. The DZ itself has an interesting concept; the best loot and hardest enemies are located there, and the entire zone is multiplayer, friendly-fire enabled. All loot grabbed here is contaminated, and must be airlifted out. Once you've collected your goodies and send up a flare for pick-up, all players in the zone will see said flare, essentially giving away your location and telling all players "here I am, with some great stuff!" As there's no in-game voice chat, players approaching you may be there to help protect you or kill you and steal the loot you just spent time collecting. Even players you have teamed up with inside the Zone can be using you to help kill that big bad boss, only to turn on you as you await pickup. That said, there is a downside... Agents who do this end up with a "Rogue Agent" title within the Zone, and those who choose to can, in turn, hunt them down for bonus XP and also steal their loot with no "Rogue" tag applied. Returning to the single player for a moment, I've never seen an MMORPG-style game accomplish what The Division has on such a scale. Upon leaving your safe house or base, the entire whole of New York becomes an "instance" for you (no other players will be there with you, UNLESS you group with them prior to leaving). While you must be connected online to play, I've played the entire story out as a single player game. Another interesting thing they've accomplished happens within the main base; as you run missions and collect necessities around the city, the interior of the base changes. More vendors, more refugees, the interior, it all reflects what you've accomplished. However, as a hub for this community of players, others will only see the base as far as they've "fixed" it. Very cool. As a gun-based MMORPG, The Division plays out very much like a hybrid- as opposed to say, World of Warcraft or Guild Wars, where a ridiculous amount of hits may be necessary to kill opponents, The Division falls back into a Gears of War style of play, where falling behind cover is necessary, as 1, 2, 3 hits may take you or the enemy out, with some exceptions in MAJOR boss fights. There's occasional "bullet-sponginess" that occurs, but I find that to follow the typical tropes of MMORPGs. A sniper rifle head shot however, still takes out an opponent in one hit. The Division also features a crafting system like most MMORPGs, but at this moment, it's very light. Recipes are handed out at levels and story missions- there's no hunting for them in obscure places in the world. And while this ease of only a few materials is nice, one thing I haven't encountered is recipes that give specific bonuses. Every crafting session is a gamble on whether it will add a stat you're actually hoping to get. Hopefully, this is something they'll change, as it has led to some frustration. The Division takes a lot of chances in a genre that seems to be content with their typical gameplay, and they're better for it. Not every gamble is perfect, and there's still some ironing out to do (not unexpected in the genre) but the game is excellent for the majority of it, and the ability to enjoy it as a single player game is an unexpected bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Fun Time

    Posted
    NOTW116NOTW
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    The Division is a fun open world game with an interesting concept. Exploring a quarantined Manhattan around Christmas time after a virus outbreak felt very surreal. There are a few animals and NPCs wandering the streets; some of which may request an item from you, or are being harassed by the enemy gangs in the city, or just falling over and dying. They do a good job making this world feel alive in a bleak and desolate way. There is hundreds of collectible intel to find, such as phone recordings or echos, that give you small stories of both important and unimportant characters. After you reach level 30 you get access to the World Tier mode and there is daily and weekly orders to complete that give you more to do. You can also play the whole game by yourself or with a couple of friends including plenty of co-op and PVP things events and modes. There are a few smaller problems with the game. First off there is no button mapping so I couldn’t swap the X and O for the vault and cover controls which was backwards in my mind and took me almost half the game to adjust to. Character control itself was problematic for me once in awhile but that could just be collision problems too as I had troubles once in awhile getting around objects or trying to quickly move between cover manually. The hud is very annoying! You can turn it off but if you turn off your weapon/health bar hud it just gets replaced by a prompt to turn it back on. This wouldn’t be as annoying if it wasn’t placed in the middle of the screen! As with every Ubisoft game you get repetitive mission types. They might change slightly but mostly you are just doing the same few types of missions in different areas throughout the game. And finally, the game has no offline mode! It is online only and has server maintenance every week during the time that I play so I lose at least 1 day of play time every week. I would much appreciate an offline mode in future installments so that I can play even when Ubisoft servers are down. I spent over 50 hours playing The Division and enjoyed my time with it. I didn’t think I would enjoy the game as much as I did after my first experience with it when it came out but coming back, it has definitely improved. If you are someone who played it when it first came out and didn’t like it it might be worth giving it another chance. If you’ve never played The Division then I would recommend this to you if you like shooters with light RPG elements. 4 out of 5 stars

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You NEED ONLINE ACCESS to play the game.

    Posted
    WookieeBlue
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    **If you haven't looked up reviews of this game on the specialized gaming websites yet, be advised you'll need online access to enjoy this game. There is no offline solo campaign . I was apprehensive on making a purchase at first. Turned out the game is a lot of fun. To sum the game up, It's a not-too-distant future third person shooter with role playing mechanics. Destiny has nearly the same mechanics set in space and obviously a first person shooter. The Division is best enjoyed with a group of people to assist in completing missions or exploring. The standard players vs game enemies (PvE). Then once you get the gameplay mechanics smoothed out you can either explore the Dark Zone (DZ) or run around the huge map completing missions or getting into random PvE skirmishes. The DZ is where the fun occurs. It is a free-for-all player vs player (PvP). It can be explored solo, which is not advised, or with a group of very trusted people. This area of the game is similar to a standoff and will push the boundaries of trust within your gaming group. You gain points and collect contaminated items that cannot be found in the PvE. The fun and also A LOT of frustration begins. Once you collect your loot, you have the ability to call in a support helicopter at a designated pick up zone to pick up contaminated items for "cleaning" and allow to use it in any area of the game. When you call in the helicopter using your flare gun at the pick up zone, the 1 minute and 30 second countdown timer begins. Amongst your group, This is where you learn that in 1 minute and 30 seconds who you can trust and who will backstab you. On top of having to watch your back, the flare also summons those seeking easy pickings and computer controlled enemies. The flare is like a light bulb and the human and computer controlled scavengers are like moths. I likened it to waking up a hornets nest and beginning epic standoffs and showdowns. The player that assisted you on helping get through a few squads of computer controlled enemies a few streets down can now be the guy that punches your ticket and steals your payday. Also be aware if your mic is on while you are running around and you mentioned you have a particular piece of loot out loud, any player within earshot will hear you, pretend to help you out until you summon the support chopper. OR they may be a white hat and help you fight scavengers that are drawing into your location to steal your items. You just never know. This is probably the most fun you'll have in the game. Now for my cons, there is no pause within a mission or a firefight. Ensure you have done your real life responsibilities, Put the kids to bed, get your clothes ready for school or work, kiss the wife good night (throw in a back rub for good measure), take out the trash, feed the dogs, make sure you paid the bills, empty your bladder; because you're not going to want to stop playing. You're going to want to see what the next loot drops will get you and you're going to want to level up as much as you can until you get to that point where you can sleep for a few hours and a few cups of coffee will get you through your work day. Another fallacy is using the mic. If you enjoy going solo, you don't own, or don't like using the mic, you're going to have a difficult time getting through areas where you might want to group up to speed up the leveling. The DZ is an area you will need to talk yourself out of some sticky situations, gain trust with people, or talk smack when you steal their loot or say something with a very colorful vocabulary when someone steals your loot. Have fun and enjoy the game. Overall, I give this game a solid 4.5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beta player

    Posted
    MustangNights
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    I was highly anticipating this game that when I got my beta code, I instantly went to download it. Logging in to the beta was a bit slow which was kind of expected. The character customization screen was really limited but again it was a beta. So you start off in a makeshift disaster camp, talk to this person, talk to that person routine and then you head out with the missions you received. Once you leave the safe zones is the only time your weapons come out and they are automatic, you cant ever empty your hands. I did a couple missions while exploring the part of the map that was available. Found supplies that had no use in the beta. Finally I stumbled across the base camp that you are shown you can grow in the trailers by completing things. Unfortunately the only one of 3 areas (Medical, Tech, and Defense/Soldier area) that you can expand is medical and once you complete the mission to unlock it, you can only unlock 2 additional parts to the medical. When you unlock the additional parts you gain more skills, again not available in the beta. The beta consisted of 1 mission which is what unlocked the Medical area, which leads me to believe that there is only 3 main missions, and then a few side missions (more obviously in the full). Once you've completed them, those side missions completely go away, no respawn mission times for more supplies... after you complete all you can do in the general player vs player friendly area, you can go into what they call "the dark zone" here you will find tougher enemies but also able to get better gear. The trick to get the gear you pick up is that you have to call in a chopper to take it out as everything is contaminated. Now this takes over 1 minute to extract and if there is a bunch of PvP type players could be nearly impossible to extract for they will be killing you as you try to extract and therefore causing you to drop the picked up gear and dark zone currency. I know on the PC version people were complaining of hackers in the beta, I'm sure that could pass to consoles too. So basically if you've done everything in the player friendly area and there is nothing but people killing other players in the dark zone, this game becomes annoying and pointless. There is no single player to it, just as Tom Clancy's Siege had no single player. I don't know what Ubisoft is thinking going this way, but honestly its the same reason I didn't like Star Wars Battlefront (which had huge potential for me as a Star Wards fan). It had elements to be really good, but fell short for me based on MP required for advanced areas. It does look really good graphically though. Based on the overall map size with the areas beta players couldn't explore and how I saw missions and side missions set up, the overall fun experience would last a few hours, but if you wanted to grind for the best gear, it could take substantially more.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Division is a unique twist on a tired genre

    Posted
    TheRealRuffy
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    Info: I played the beta for ~25 hours. I stayed up all night playing the actual game (roughly 7ish hours) and am writing this review before I go to sleeeeeep. I'm focusing on a brief hit of the major topics to help you make an educated decision. In-depth stuff takes time and since the game has been out only a few hours total, I cannot pretend to cover everything. Pros: -How does the game run on PS4? Terrific. Booted up after install (I downloaded the game, no hard copy). No crashing issues, which some ppl were reporting during the beta. -The game actually has depth in the RPG elements. First, Ubi really tries to make it seem like there is a good reason you are going to be spending hours killing guys. From ppl. coming up to you asking for help and breaking up robberies, it all seems like you have a purpose. The skill trees seem like they have greater depth than would appear at first glance, but I have barely delved into them, so they aren't factored into my star-rating. -The side quests, or whatever you want to call them, actually have bearing within the framework of the story. Ppl are getting robbed by gang-bangers, so you take them out. Nothing groundbreaking, but better than fetch quests only (there are some of those, but I only recall 2 in my 8ish hours of playtime). -Matchmaking is very very easy and fluid. If you want to play solo, you can do that, but it honestly is more fun playing with randoms than solo-at least at this point, since it is all so new. -Graphics are very solid. Lots of attention to detail..it reminds me a lot of The Last Of Us. Another cool thing is when there are constant overlays of the city's maps, and from an outside perspective it seriously looks cool -As cheesy as it sounds, the game makes you feel like you are an agent of a top-secret organization doing your thing to preserve life in post-apocalyptic NYC. It really does, and that is what matters to me. Cons -Really, the only cons at this point are the minor technical issues I encountered, such as clipping or textures not loading in the environment. Very minor stuff. -Some might say the microtransactions should automatically be here, but the fact of the matter is I've paid them no mind and I never cared about them b/c I just don't spend money on them. Take that as you will. -Accidentally shooting a teammate when you are trying to shoot someone who is rogue is absolutely infuriating and honestly needs some tweaking, in my opinion. I swear that a couple times I've gone rogue on accident for this very reason. FYI: Since everyone compares this game to Destiny I wanted to state that I did not like Destiny, for a lot of reasons. I do believe that I will get a lot of time out of this game, however. Take that as you will.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun, but multiplayer is limited...

    Posted
    Mokti
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    ...and the single-player story, while occasionally interesting, is mostly just a platform to get you into the PVP Dark Zone, which can be hellish if you don't have a team to back you up. Honestly, I really like the single player campaign. It's full of collectables and has an interesting skill progression system that is entirely dependent on completing missions and earning faction currency in the three main Division sub-sections (Medical, Tech, and Security). Most of the story is gleaned from these missions and the plethora of disjointed sources of evidence you can collect through encounters, pickups, and side missions. The lore of the world is top-notch... it's just sad that the endgame is repetitive and PVP dependent. Once you finish the main story, you're pretty much locked into diving into the Dark Zone for better gear and challenges... which is all well and good, but a very dangerous proposition. It takes hard work and luck to solo the DZ and is only recommended for the best players. Everyone else should bring or join a group... and pay attention to when matchmaking players drop out of said group because they're probably about to turn on you. Still, for all the bad Rogue Agents can inflict on you, I've seen plenty of cooperation in the DZ, too. Players who are willing to risk their bounty for people they're not grouped with. Both hostility and generosity are surprising common in the DZ. Weird. Do I recommend this game? Cautiously, yes. Endgame is a loot grind that can be very frustrating since there are often Rogues trying to steal your thunder... but the basic story is enough to draw you in and the skill system is fun (even if many skills overlap). Just make sure you have online access and a friend or two to back you up. You're gonna want to run in packs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Combat, Shallow Gameplay

    Posted
    JHoov714
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    The Division is fun to play with friends! You'll have a good time working together, facing challenges, and earning a few tense victories against both the NPCs and other enemy players. If you mainly play solo, it will be fun for two weeks while you level up, and then you'll likely get bored with it. The game has great 3rd person cover based shooting. I don't think I've ever had more fun sniping in a console game than I did here. "Run & Gun" Shotgun style combat by aggressively switching cover and flanking was also fun. However, the gameplay is very shallow. Aside from a few minor distractions with "ECHO"s that show the backstory, its primarily one shooting gallery after another. Over and over again. This would be less painful if it weren't for the severe lack of enemy variety. There are guys with Hoodies, and Military guys... that's it. Some dudes use a shotty, some dudes a rifle, others snipe. The flamethrower guys are pretty much the only unique thing here. Attack dogs, axe wielding fanatics, suicide bombers... ANYTHING would be good to keep you on your toes. I'll have to give Destiny credit here as enemy variety was top notch compared to this game. The game has only been out a month at the time of this review and they have a lot planned for this game throughout the year. I think they view it more as a platform they will continue to update. Considering how well the game is selling, I think they will support it. Hopefully they see these flaws and it will be a more complete game soon. I recommend the game if you have 2-3 people that will play it with you consistently or you're quick to make new friends online. Otherwise, you'll eventually get bored with it as the "End Game" Dark Zone area is not a place you want to be by yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Had a lot of potential

    Posted
    DenneyWho
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    I've played Destiny and did enjoy the game for a time so immediately I was interested in what The Division had to offer. To start they took a lot of things that Destiny struggled with and made them better. The crafting system is great and gives that game a sense of uniqueness because each gun is very different and can be modded differently. The same goes for the gear. If you guys are familiar with Diablo III, you'll recognize that a lot of the game is trying to get better gear and perfect your build. I loved this about the game. I also loved the concept of their PVP or the Darkzone. Once I played the Darkzone for awhile with friends I realized how amazing it could be but also realized that the developers did not effectively capitalize of its potential. It didn't take people long to find ways to force others to accidentally go rogue and kill them to gain extra experience. People could easily travel in groups larger than 4 people by abusing the system and completely dominate a server. Darkzone also didn't do a great job of putting people into the same gear level. Anything above gear score 161 are lumped together. If you play the game a lot you'll realize that it's actually pretty easy to get to 200+. Suffice it to say the Darkzone still needs a lot of work. Actually, the whole game needs a lot of work. It feels like a incomplete product and their servers and constantly lagging or going down. When I played Destiny at least it felt like a finished product even though they didn't have as much content. The Division did get it right by allowing you many options to get gear and not forcing you to do one thing over and over. But had their developers cared about their work enough to say it's not ready this could have been a great game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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