Destiny: Rise of Iron

Rating Summary

Based on 81 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

46%

Critics Recommend

Based on 81 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 4, 2016

Destiny's uneven final expansion fails to build on The Taken King's advancements.

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kasumi_

Top Critic

6.2 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2016

Rise of Iron has just enough new content to keep me coming back for a while, but it feels like the bare minimum. When I wasn’t absentmindedly grinding against reskinned enemies until I couldn’t do it anymore, I was falling down the rabbit hole of side quests and trying out new weapons while patrolling the Plaguelands. The satisfying but still not groundbreaking raid is a decent reward at the end. I wish this expansion had focused more on fixing Destiny’s repetition problems, because it has a few good ideas — but with all its pitfalls, this is just Destiny going through the motions.

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Oct 3, 2016
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6 / 10
Sep 27, 2016

The stuff that is genuinely new is very good, but there’s so little of it that the sense of déjà vu, in a game that is already so repetitious, becomes overwhelming.

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Sep 20, 2016

Assured creativity and a smart eye for systemic refreshment make for a confident and classy expansion.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2016

With each expansion, Destiny grows in depth and replayability; Rise of Iron focuses on player choice in what each individual might enjoy

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2016

Rise of Iron can be something more than run-of-the-mill, if you can get there

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6 / 10
Sep 26, 2016

In its third year, Destiny is showing signs of exhaustion, as it retreads old ground and struggles to find inspiration.

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Unscored
Sep 28, 2016

Rise of Iron is an arrival, a remix, and a remembrance. It puts a sloppy bow on the Destiny we’ve been playing for two years, introducing a final chapter that will stretch until Bungie wipes the board clean and starts fresh with Destiny 2. It’s fun, in a funereal sort of way.

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Sep 21, 2016

Although Rise of Iron's story campaign comprises some quite exciting and intense missions, it's really short and only takes a few hours to burn through. Fortunately, though, the expansion's endgame content offers a host of activities and objectives to keep players busy, with weapons, collectibles and secrets to uncover, and a well balanced PvP environment to enjoy. It all adds up to a solid expansion that should satisfy the Destiny faithful, even if it doesn't exactly wow them.

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