inFamous: First Light

Rating Summary

Based on 50 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

54%

Critics Recommend

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Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2014

Infamous: First Light gives us more of the great action of Second Son, but doesn't have the same super-powered variety.

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6 / 10
Aug 25, 2014

First Light's weird, limbo nature makes it a hard one to pin down. Considered as a DLC add-on, it's pretty generous and fans of Second Son will certainly appreciate the extra backstory and another chance to romp around Seattle. As a standalone game, it earns points for trimming the fat from the open-world template, but is also as generic as they come. First Light is an adequate diversion for fans but unlikely to dazzle anybody else.

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5 / 10
Sep 10, 2014

Relatively generous in size and scope, but being Second Son in miniature only helps to highlight what a hollow spectacle the game is.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2014

Fetch's origin story hits on several of the same notes as Delsin's tale – making it somewhat predictable – but the action is always great, and the final 20 minutes of this journey are exceptional

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6 / 10
Aug 25, 2014

Infamous: First Light benefits from Second Son's excellent fundamentals. Its missions and storytelling, however, lack spark.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2014

Infamous: First Light is at its best if you've never played Second Son

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Aug 25, 2014

Infamous: First Light is a standalone title, but it's more of a companion to Infamous: Second Son than a full-fledged game in its own right. It focuses the best power set from the previous game and cuts out all the extras. The Neon-powered Fetch is a charismatic character, but her story is a standard tale of loss and revenge. If you really want more Second Son, it's worth a go; if not, you can skip it.

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Aug 25, 2014

Her imprisonment and Sucker Punch's use of a familiar location at the crux of this story breathe new life into neon-powered gameplay loops that had already proven themselves one of the best open-world mechanics yet.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2014

Full stop, inFamous: First Light is more Second Son, which is a good thing. Although I wasn't nearly as invested in Fetch as I was with Delsin's story, this is a great way for fans to return to the super-powered world of Seattle, and an even better way for newcomers to get a taste of the series.

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7.4 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2014

For fans of the story, inFamous: First Light is somewhat dimmed by rewriting events and motivations, but it's carried along by Fetch's fast, agile gameplay and a strong closing chapter. It's not a must-play, but it's a good excuse to run another lap around Seattle.

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