Destiny 2: Forsaken Reviews

Destiny 2: Forsaken is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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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7 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken isn't perfect, but it succeeds in giving Destiny the content filled shot it needs.

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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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7 / 10
Sep 26, 2018

All in all, Destiny 2: Forsaken is a welcome return to form for a series that's promised a lot and delivered little.

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7 / 10
Sep 16, 2018

Destiny 2 Forsaken is a generous expansion, with a lot of new and satisfying content, especially its campaign and the new Gambit mode, a fresh way to enjoy multiplayer.

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Sep 14, 2018

The end result raises the same question Destiny did right out of the gate: Who is this game supposed to be for?

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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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7 / 10
Sep 17, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken is an undeniable return to form for Bungie's shooter, boasting a very enjoyable campaign and breathing some much needed life into the overall experience. It reestablishes Destiny 2's status as a 'hobby' game, once again giving players good reason to come back on a regular basis, but your mileage will no doubt vary depending on your tolerance for the grind. With a hefty price tag, it's best to make sure that you know what you're getting into before lining up the shot.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2018

Forsaken's initial story salvo is entertaining, but there's still work to be done a year into the sequel. Given that the MSRP of everything so far has added up astronomically ($59.99 for the base game, $24.99 for the Season Pass, $40 for Forsaken, $34.99 for Forsaken's season pass) it might be a hard pill to swallow. If you're ready for a guaranteed momentary thrill ride pony up, otherwise you can continue to wait it out to see if the momentum continues.

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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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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2018
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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2018

Forsaken is what Destiny 2 should've been at launch, featuring a new PvP mode, a serious story filled with intrigue, and fairly compelling characters. While this is the best that Destiny has ever been, improvements can still be made

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8 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2018

A good expansion that restores the balance to the series, but you will have to pay a hefty amount for it.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2018

Destiny 2 has been trudging along, kept alive by the weekly log ins of its most faithful Guardians. Forsaken makes Destiny 2 fun again, giving more meaning to those log ins. The Tangled Shore and Dreaming City are visual treats and the Barons make for deserving recipients of those new Supers, but it may be the hefty collection of smaller changes that accompany Forsaken that make it feel all the better. The weapon slot revisions, return of random perk rolls, and other back-end modifications bring Destiny 2 closer in line with what it was expected to be from the start.

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4 / 5
Sep 12, 2018

Aside from some launch issues, Destiny 2: Forsaken is everything that it needs to be and more.

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8 / 10
Sep 25, 2018

This expansion succeeded in bringing a dramatic impactful story, At the same time it introduced challenges that are constantly rewarding you!

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8 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2018

Destiny 2 Forsaken is a step in the right direction for the title but under delivers in the story department. If you like Destiny 2, then this expansion is for you.

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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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Fandom
Top Critic
4 / 5.0
Sep 13, 2018

Never before have Guardians had such agency, and the ability to choose between well-balanced PvE components and PvP modes means there’s now good options for all, regardless of individual play style or weapon choice. Whether you play as a clan or as a lone wolf, there’s plenty to do… and best of all, a myriad of ways to do it, too.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2018

Destiny 2 Forsaken provides one of the best narratives the franchise has ever given us and the wealth of content available in both the Tangled Shore and the Dreaming City will undoubtedly be more than enough for players to enjoy for quite a long time. And with the promise of even more content coming out in Year Two, Destiny 2 is in the best place it can be right now and for the months to come.

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