Helldivers II Reviews

Helldivers II is ranked in the 89th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Feb 13, 2024

Helldivers 2 is a refreshingly fun power fantasy, where mastery through teamwork breeds satisfaction. Diving out of a charging bug's way and firing into its exposed back or blowing up a machine dropship before it can deploy its forces feels incredible. The game's tone is finely tuned so that getting caught in a friendly airstrike and seeing your own character's limbs go flying isn't frustrating, it's a hilariously minor setback. All told, the modestly priced, always online game takes a measured approach to its monetization while being built entirely to bolster its main gameplay loop, making Helldivers 2 a shining example against $70 live-service titles that nickel-and-dime their players.

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90 / 100
Feb 15, 2024

Helldivers 2 is an Action-Third Person Shooter Co-op game that is entirely community-driven. The game offers an entire list of difficulties to find the perfect pick that you can handle with your squad. With a long list of planets to discover and prevent infestations by performing various operations, you are guaranteed to devote yourself to fighting for democracy for hours. With an actual seamless, optimized, efficient performance of the game and multiplayer, I was always in for a good time while playing the game.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2024

Helldivers 2 is a fantastic co-op game with lots of content (and arguably the best structure to live service I’ve seen in a long time) wrapped up in a nice $40 package.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2024

Helldivers II provides an exciting, explosive, and tension-filled experience unlike anything else on the market right now. While the game skews any arbitrary grind or level scaling, allowing you to take the game on at any experience level and have the same enjoyable experience. Some questionable progression systems and server issues hold the experience back, but I hope to see the developers address these soon.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2024

Helldivers 2 might just be the best damn space shooter ever made - an exceptionally fun co-op experience packed with intense action, humour and style.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2024

Crafted with intelligence and brimming with chaotic good vibes, Helldivers 2 sets the kind of tone many others in the action space should take notice of, overcoming some early tech issues by being a sheer delight to play.

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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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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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9 / 10.0
Feb 17, 2024

Helldivers 2 has single-handedly reinvigorated my love for live service games. The lighthearted yet intense gameplay feels like a throwback to multiplayer games from the PS3/360 era where the focus was on fun first and monetization second. Everything is on point with this game, from the immersive environment aesthetics to the great arsenal of weapons to the diverse enemy factions to yes, even the friendly-fire hilarity.

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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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88 / 100
Feb 16, 2024

Despite a complicated launch, Helldivers II has become one of the most fun experiences of the year. This is a clear example of how a game as a service can be positive.

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4.4 / 5.0
Feb 18, 2024

Helldivers 2 is a lot of fun, assuming you can get into a match to actually play it with other people. If you're not interested in the co-op aspect of the game, then it might be a tough sell. You can technically play solo, while still being online, but there are no bots to assist, and the difficulty curve is largely designed to be tackled by multiple people. I can't guarantee the game would be anywhere near as enjoyable played like this.

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8.8 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2024

Democracy never felt this good! Helldivers 2 is a love letter to Starship Troopers fans. A squad-based mayhem, met with explosive laughter & tactical depth, to become one of the best chaotic, and unforgettable gaming experiences in recent years.

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87 / 100
Feb 20, 2024

HELLDIVERS 2 is a third-person shooter focused entirely on online cooperative play - it cannot be played offline - that has surprised by its solid gameplay, its Starship Troopers-like humor, and above all by the fun and addiction it offers. Arrowhead Game Studios has found the formula for success with this second installment of its HELLDIVERS franchise, and all that remains is to improve the online infrastructure - imperative - and grow the game to maintain its new community.

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87 / 100
Feb 20, 2024

Despite its flaws, HellDivers 2 offers players real fun. Black humor disguised as democracy, propaganda, chaotic gameplay, and the relief of victory are among the game's greatest strengths. The fact that the price is more affordable compared to the newly released games increases the attractiveness of the game. However, in order to unlock the true potential of the game, it is necessary to play with the right friends; That is, friends who can laugh at the chaos and friendly fire that will occur in the game.

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
86 / 100
Feb 15, 2024

Server issues aside, Helldivers 2 is a bombastic, strategically engaging and funny squad shooter.

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8.6 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2024

Helldivers 2 is the rare game that honestly benefits from being live-service. Just within a week we’ve already seen new missions being added with new objectives for the community to work towards that will allow all players to reap the benefits. Arrowhead’s dedication and constant communication to enhance the experience for players deserves to be commended. Alongside those rewards, there’s also compensation for players who didn’t get proper rewards for their missions and XP bonuses to make up for time lost under server maintenance. Under the right conditions (working servers and your misfit group of friends), Helldivers 2 is simply one of the greatest co-op games to come out in recent memory. The feeling of fighting for my life waiting for extraction while the orchestra is blaring away is the greatest movie I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking part in. Unfortunately, it’s not always going to be available due to factors outside the game. Yet when it all comes together, democracy has never felt so good.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2024

Arrowhead Game Studios has been able to release a sequel that improves in every aspect what was seen in its first video game. One of the best cooperative titles we've probably had in a long time, where fun and madness go hand in hand, something that, sometimes, is difficult to watch in a video game of this type. So, if you want to have some fun time with your buddies on a rainy afternoon, I think Helldivers 2 is the best thing you can play right now. Now it's your turn to be the next Helldiver.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2024

Helldivers 2 was a pleasant surprise and represents the perfect evolution of that twin stick shooter that made many players fall in love with it back in 2016.

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85 / 100
Feb 22, 2024

As a Starship Troopers fan, I almost get excited every time I jump into my Hell pod and I don't miss the intro video every time I start the game, as a good defender of democracy. The truth is that Helldivers 2 has hit hard in my nineties heart and from what I have seen, also in the hearts of many. The question is whether it will be enough in the medium or long term for the gaming community, because it shows that you don't need to have a huge AAAA-style promotional campaign like Skulls & Bones or Suicide Squad to succeed. And that's another signal that players are giving to the big companies. Despite being a PS5 exclusive, I'm happy for the success of Helldivers 2, but even more so, because it proves that locking a game into one platform is becoming more and more of a mistake.

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