Helldivers II Reviews

Helldivers II is ranked in the 89th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Yes
Apr 3, 2024

Helldivers 2 is my forever game, one that I will play for years, and where I look forward to each day, because who knows what new additions the ongoing galactic war effort will bring? Today a mech? Tomorrow a new weapon? Who knows, and that’s the beauty of it!

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7 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2024

As the first official live-service game from Sony, Helldivers 2 manages to stand on its own despite a certain lack of content. Its gameplay thrives by embracing the chaotic opportunity of its systems: from the hordes to friendly fire, to the multiple in-game effects (meteor showers, muddy terrain. Etc.). And its narrative consistency rarely fails to entertain, by feeding its ultracapistalist and fascist worldview.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2024

To put it plainly, Helldivers 2 is one of the best cooperative games in recent years. An uncomprisingly fun shooter, which may even stand up with the titans like Left 4 Dead 2, Monster Hunter World and Halo Master Chief Collection. Games like these, as well as Helldivers 2, are the ones I have spent hundreds of hours in, and will most likely continue to play for years to come. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to spread some managed democracy. Freedom don’t come free!

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8 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2024

Helldivers 2 is truly a game of the year contender. The gunplay and gameplay is excellent. The variety invites you to keep hoping into one mission or another. The difficulty ramps from fun barrel shoots to harried and hair-raising struggles on the edge of a knife. However, the overall experience greatly suffers when playing as a solo player. If you have a group, dive in to hell. If not, be careful out there, soldier, and watch your back. The bugs aren't your only enemies.

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8 / 10
Mar 13, 2024

In that way, Helldivers 2 could become an important inflection point in the games business, too. And its larger implications aside, the game is an authentic co-op shooter that keeps you coming back for more. Playing Helldivers 2 took me back to some of my best online experiences in Battlefield games, where a large part of the fun feels organic and player driven. It's hard to find that sweet spot, to carve a distinct identity amidst a glut of online shooters and live service titles competing for player attention. But Helldivers 2 takes a deceptively simple path to walking the complicated ‘games as a service' tightrope without tripping and falling down. It is refreshingly funny and self-aware, in addition to being mechanically sound. It never takes itself too seriously, but also doesn't force the humour. Most generic live service games feel like clueless products trying to jump on a trend and pretending to be hip. Helldivers 2, on the other hand, consistently appears to be in on the joke.

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Lee Mehr
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2024

Between wonderfully-addictive combat, encouraged comradery, & consistent tongue-in-cheek humor, Helldivers II is a fantastic way to spread liberty & prosperity through patriotic destruction.

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Yes
Mar 11, 2024

Arrowhead shines with Helldivers 2, a very funny sequel, which surprises both veterans of the series and those who had never heard of the name until now. A unique, entertaining and identity-filled title that awaits with open arms anyone willing to supply a little democracy at the point of a shotgun.

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Gamefa
Top Critic
9.2 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2024

with ample content, amazing co-op and intriguing combat, Helldivers 2 is a must play game in 2024!

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4.5 / 5.0
Mar 9, 2024

Each aspect of Helldivers 2, from its combat to the progression, feels so unique that I can’t help but continuously gush over it.

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8.1 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2024

I had an exceptional amount of fun with HELLDIVERS 2 and will happily boot it up whenever I want to experience some frantic co-op shooting action. Throw in a superb sense of humour and oodles of rewarding unlockables and you're left with a cape-worthy offering. 🎖️

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2024

HELLDIVERS 2 is worth going through hell to experience its gameplay and world, but server issues and glitches will rain on that campaign. Still, there's nothing quite like diving in, feet first.

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Gameblog
_SutterCane
Top Critic
8 / 10
Mar 3, 2024

Helldivers 2 is one the best co-op games ever made. It's a full packed-action title with huge references to Starship Troopers and Terminator that will resonate among fans. A full sequel with far greater ambitions and a sense of destruction like Battlefield series. Don't hesitate, buy it on PS5 or PC.

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9.4 / 10.0
Feb 29, 2024

Helldivers 2 is a massive success and a breath of fresh air for the entire industry. Arrowhead Game Studios surprises with an exceptional game that delivers an epic cinematic sensation, keeping you on the edge of your seat without any pretensions. All of this is achieved without succumbing to the vices of the industry, where players are often exploited with predatory monetization schemes. This deserves to be celebrated. At the moment, we can only highly recommend Helldivers 2; it is a much-needed triumph in the current gaming landscape.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2024

Helldivers 2 is not a perfect experience, and it is not a game that offers innovative or distinctive ideas, but it is a simple game that offers what anyone desires from a cooperative experience with his friends, which is spending an enjoyable time, due to the availability of a set of aspects that serve the cooperative play experience, with a slight Cinematic touch, and a dazzling visual level.

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GameSpace
Brau3er
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2024

Helldivers 2 is an exciting adventure for a group of friends who have long dreamed of immersing themselves in cooperative action and spending time together. Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony worked together to surprise the community, create a very high-quality game and open a portal to an incredibly fun universe.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 26, 2024

After an impressive start to the year with Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, the momentum continues. Helldivers 2 is incredibly fun, action-packed and full of highlights. You'll have the time of your life with the soldiers you meet on your adventures. Battlefields will be filled with scenes worthy of the best cinematics, and memories will be made. While Helldivers I wasn't as successful as Helldivers II, it's good to see that this one has been a hit since its release. Now we'll just have to see what the future holds. Because between you and me, Helldivers 2 could easily take the top spot in terms of hours spent on a game this year. It's enough to keep my interest renewed on a fairly regular basis. So it's in the studio's hands to stay relevant at all times. But for now, the game is fantastic. And that's what I'll remember in the end. Long live democracy!

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4 / 5.0
Feb 26, 2024

Arrowhead Games Studios has delivered an impressive sequel that elevates the concept they introduced back in 2015, and has established a commendable foundation for a live service title. I can already see Helldivers 2 being at the top of people’s minds when they are faced with the question – do you have any co-op shooters to recommend?

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2024

Helldivers 2 is an excellent Live Service that has the ability to capture players and keep them glued to the screen for hours on end. So many mechanics that are accessible to all are the key to the success of Arrowhead Games Studio's title, which must continue to support the game not only on the content side, but also on the technical side.

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4 / 5.0
Feb 24, 2024

Helldivers 2 is a highly intense and immersive cooperative multiplayer with much more content than one can count. Of course, you can fight the creatures and droids going solo, but the ultimate experience you’ll receive is with peers. If you’re hoping for a story mode to get on, you won’t be getting much of that here. However, what you’re getting, including the enthralling missions and objectives, won’t matter much. And this game should give you hope for the future of online-based video games.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2024

Helldivers 2 is one of the best multiplayer games in recent years: it's funny, entertaining, brutal and challenging in just the right way.

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