inFamous: Second Son
Top Critic Average
Second Son is a departure in tone for the Infamous series, but its superpowered action lives up to expectations.
A beautiful game with a handful of interesting ideas that simply doesn't give you enough to do with its tools. Second Son is a great example of the PS4's power, and works as a decent stop-gap until bigger and better exclusives appear.
The graphics are a great advert for the power of the PlayStation 4, but in terms of gameplay and story this hasn't moved on at all from the previous generation.
For the third time, Sucker Punch has crafted a game that is worth playing through twice
The gorgeous world of Infamous: Second Son is brimming with delights, setting you loose in Seattle to partake in fast-paced, inventive combat that's an absolute blast.
Second Son is more of the Infamous you already know
Second Son provides a great example of how to transition a sereies to a new generation of dedicated hardware with a tangible sense of evolution in almost every aspect.
Second Son is a focused open-world game that offers terrific graphics and enjoyable abilities, but it would definitely benefit from a little more variety.
Infamous: Second Son is the first real reason to jump completely into the next-generation of consoles. If you wanted to show someone what next-gen can do, this is the game to show them, with great image quality and amazing lighting/particle effects on display. A magnificently-realized Seattle is your playground and players have a host of abilities to run, fly, and fight across it. Delsin Rowe is a charismatic protagonist and the Sucker Punch has pulled out all the stops on PlayStation 4 to make his first adventure a fun one. It's not perfect, but hopefully we see him again.
Second Son is by far the best inFamous yet. If you're a fan of the series, then checking this one out is a no-brainer, and if you're not, consider jumping in with Delsin. You don't need any prior knowledge of the franchise to do so, and if you have any appreciation of open-world superhero games, you'll enjoy it.