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9 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2015

Destiny: The Taken King is an awesome upgrade with many quests to keep me busy long after the campaign has ended.

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Recommended
Sep 24, 2015

The Taken King focuses Destiny's story and lets players forge a more memorable experience, lifting the entire game as a result.

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7 / 10
Sep 21, 2015

All the changes and additions are for the best, and a great step forward for Destiny in general, but they come at a price – both literally and figuratively.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2015

Streamlined interfaces and new content make this a must-play for Destiny fans

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2015

The Taken King is the make-good effort Destiny players have been waiting for

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8 / 10
Sep 21, 2015

Bungie's newest expansion not only offers a compelling experience in itself, but transforms Destiny altogether.

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Yes
Sep 30, 2015

Refines and improves the things that made Destiny great while fixing things we didn't realize were broken.

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Sep 29, 2015

Destiny's biggest expansion to date makes the game a whole lot more enjoyable and easier to recommend.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2015

Slowly but surely, Bungie is morphing this chimera of a game into something more presentable.

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Sep 22, 2015

One year after its release, Destiny is finally becoming the game most of us wished. The Taken King improves the experience in nearly every way. Destiny still has a few issues that could be sorted out, but The Taken King brings hope that future Destiny expansions will fix those too.

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9 / 10
Sep 5, 2015

The Taken King and the patch that it brought with it have been a grand revisionist move by Bungie. Very few parts of how the game works haven't been touched, tweaked and altered in some way to improve upon the flawed aspects of the game's original release. With a fun new story, plenty of content that runs alongside it and an outstanding new raid, it's a good time to be playing Destiny.

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8.7 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2015

It's evident Bungie has been listening to fan feedback this last year and has worked hard to reinvent Destiny. The story is presented better than ever, the new subclasses offer different playstyles and draw players together, and the grind is alleviated thanks to a plethora of post-game missions and the Dreadnaught patrol zone.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2015

It's been a year, and the coming of The Taken King has finally made Destiny the game it always should have been.

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Sep 18, 2015

Destiny: The Taken King and the Year Two Update is a significant step forward towards making this game something more enjoyable rather than a chore, but it still focuses very narrowly on pleasing its existing player base.

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Unscored
Sep 16, 2015

A streamlined menu system, with quests now receiving a dedicated tab coupled with the ability to track bounties and quests via the Ghost's UI, better storytelling with engaging characters and a more consistent drip-feed of genuine rewards for the player means Destiny 2.0 feels like the opportunity taken that Year One badly missed. While there are still many things Bungie can do to improve things, there's now a sense of optimism for players, as this content proves that the developer is listening.

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90 / 100
Sep 29, 2015

Destiny finally feels like the big deal that Bungie wanted us to think it was last year.

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9.5 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2015

Bungie decides the best way to fix Destiny is by changing less than you might expect

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95 / 100
Sep 19, 2015

Destiny: The Taken King made me a believer. It is an enormous step in the right direction for Destiny, and improves upon Destiny in almost every regard.

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Oct 2, 2015

The Taken King is a sophisticated return to Destiny that makes it the best its ever been.

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Sep 22, 2015

The shine of novelty may have worn off, after Bungie took a year to fix it, but what remains is – at last – a good game

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