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Destiny 2: Lightfall

Bungie, Bungie, Inc
Feb 28, 2023 - PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

IGN
6 / 10
PC Gamer
68 / 100
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
Destructoid
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
Hobby Consolas
75 / 100
IGN Italy
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Destiny 2: Lightfall

A couple exciting additions like Strand don't stop Destiny 2: Lightfall from feeling like a disappointing step backwards.

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A disappointing campaign, and a sandbox rework that shows promise, but feels like it's still some major balance patches away from leaving the game in a good place.

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I may have found the campaign uninspired and its legendary difficulty a slog characterized by bullet-spongey foes. But an expansion to a game this big is more than just its opening story. Lightfall sets up some strong possibilities – narratively and in the gameplay sphere – for a rewarding year of adventure ahead. Despite some frustrations, Destiny 2 continues to make strides in catering to a diverse player base characterized by disparate desires. Lightfall is hit and miss, but any stumbles shouldn’t be enough to derail players’ enthusiasm for continued adventure or the excitement of seeing the epic conclude over the next year.

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Lightfall's new gameplay mechanics and evolved systems position it as a turning point for Destiny 2, but the expansion is let down by the poor narrative of its campaign.

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Solid and definitely has an audience. There could be some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun.

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Destiny 2 is still one of the best feeling games to play, but compared to the inventive, personal story told in The Witch Queen, Lightfall is dull and totally inconsequential. What a disappointment.

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Even when you have the game with the best gunplay on the market, it does not always hit the target: Eclipse is one of the weakest expansions of Destiny 2, especially when it comes to campaign. But, like the Guardians, Bungie has a chance here to stand up and prove that they are capable of getting it right again. Like so many other times.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Destiny 2: Lightfall is an expansion with two opposing aspects, that can be seen as the mirror image of the previous The Witch Queen. Weak in narrative content, it shows its best in perfecting the gaming experience, understood as that set of tools to fully enjoy the potential of our guardians. The hope now is that Bungie will put an extra effort into delivering Seasons full of content and capable of keeping the attention high towards the end of a saga a bit… paracausal.

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