Destiny 2: Forsaken Reviews

Destiny 2: Forsaken is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2019

Destiny 2's Season of the Drifter gives you some compelling weapons and armor to chase while adding a renewed focus on storytelling. It's unfortunate, though, that the only unique armor is tied to Gambit Prime and that while acquiring Thorn you hit a wall near the end of the quest.

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Geeks Under Grace
Karen Kennedy
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 2, 2019

If you are a Destiny veteran, this is just the right expansion to draw you back to the battlefield. You will not be disappointed.

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8 / 10
Nov 13, 2018

Bungie might've lost a portion of their player base for good, but for anyone that wishes to continue playing - or hop in now - Forsaken does a lot to fix Destiny 2, while forging its own identity.

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VG247
Top Critic
Unscored
Nov 2, 2018

If you've been looking for an excuse to revisit Destiny 2, the hunt for Cayde's assassins offers a killer package. Don't disappoint your dead droid chum, eh?

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9 / 10
Oct 18, 2018

Impress your warden, yes? With strong MMO mechanics, continued punchy gameplay, a brand new Raid, outstanding PVP/PVE modes and more loot than Varik's personal stash for those willing to grind for it. Forsaken gives players both old and new the content they deserve.

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Oct 11, 2018

This big year-two expansion irons out most of Destiny 2's wrinkles and offers some of the most mysterious, enjoyable content the series has seen so far.

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8 / 10
Oct 4, 2018

Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion is dense and rewarding, though it does require a bit of patience.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2018

Forsaken looks and feels like the Destiny 2 we all wanted at launch. It now has to stand the test of time, but the first few weeks of the game are a solid indication that Bungie has learned from their mistakes, and are on a path to perfecting what the game should be. Good story, great core mechanics, a satisfying and rewarding grind, and a really exemplary unique game mode mark Forsaken as one of the best expansions in the life of the series. If you were holding out or looking for the moment to dive into Destiny 2, this is it.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2018

The Forsaken expansion is tough to score, because even after 20+ hours I'm not sure how I feel about it. Certainly I feel like Destiny 2 is better than when I stopped playing all those months ago, but the reality is that most of the things I am excited about is Bungie reverting changes that were bad ideas from the beginning. It's hard to give a lot of credit for fixing something to the person who broke it originally. Still, it's a fantastic shooter experience, and I found myself doing things that weren't really going to advance me just because I was having enough fun that I didn't care.

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8.8 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2018

There is still work to be done, but the core of the experience is fixed. And what we have is a new version of that original game I poured hundreds of hours into. A version I am looking forward to pouring in hundreds more.

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Digitally Downloaded
Lachlan W.
Top Critic
Oct 3, 2018

Destiny 2 Forsaken is a whole new game, a whole lot of game, but it's also the exact same game. It's "fun" – Destiny always was – but it's a loop of endlessly increasing numbers and loot and numbers and loot and more numbers and not enough numbers and I just don't know why I'm doing it anymore.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2018

A no-brainer if you want to get back into Destiny 2, Forsaken changes everything about the game and applies a coat of awesome to every layer. This is how expansions should be, always.

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8.2 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken is an excellent expansion that completely overhauls the experience you know with a deeper story and a better world to explore.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2018

At first, players may be thrown off by the $40 price tag, but patience is key to fully enjoy The Forsaken. There truly is $40 worth of content here.

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7 / 10
Sep 29, 2018

Overall, this Forsaken expansion has made Destiny 2 a journey worth returning to. The daily grind feels a lot more manageable, with more chances to obtain end-game gear. There are some exciting new modes to dip into, and the new bounties system really encourages players to dig deep into the world. Destiny 2 is still an end-game grind, but with all the new and interesting ways to obtain your favourite gear, it's a much more rewarding experience than before.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken manages to merge nearly every positive aspect of both games in the series while leaving behind most of the negatives in order to create an immersive, compelling first person shooter experience. With Forsaken as the template for the future, Destiny's future is looking brighter than ever before.

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82 / 100
Sep 27, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken brings a fresh gameplay experience, but the tough Grind may scare casual gamers.

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9 / 10
Sep 27, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken cements itself as the savior that was desperately needed to reinvigorate a dwindling player count. It has been a long road, but Bungie has been committed to turning the development of the game back to the very loyal and adamant fan base. While some of the changes feel that they were done to appease the dedicated players and leaving everyone else on the outside looking in, there is indeed some great ideas that can be expanded upon. The inclusion of in-game triumphs tasks dozens of various tasks to be completed, some of which you'll already have done. Not to mention, all of the game's lore can be read and viewed from within the game. The collection section includes every weapon (all rarities) you have collected, as well as ghost shells, ships, and more. You could reacquire any item if you previous dismantled it for a reasonable cost.

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Sep 27, 2018

By channelling community feedback into an all-encompassing package, Forsaken finally makes Destiny 2 feel essential again

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9 / 10
Sep 27, 2018

Bungie has done an excellent job in, not just creating enough content for the game's fourth season and start of the second year, but in reviving a game that stuttered after its initial launch. Whether you're glued to PvE or PvP, Forsaken caters for both players even with its fun and unique new Gambit mode and range of bounties across all current and previously introduced areas. The one problem I've found is that while the content is great, it can be a bit too grindy on the road to the Raid level requirement. That being said, we all wanted more content and got just that. If you're unsure about this game, don't be: Forsaken is the best that Destiny 2 has ever been.

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