Percentile Rank

PlanetSide 2 is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

47%

Critics Recommend

Based on 15 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Jul 5, 2015

All of which makes PlanetSide 2 a real outlier at a time when major console releases are either utterly broken or blandly efficient. This is a game with some fairly major problems, but the rewards are so unique, so thrilling and occasionally thought provoking that even dropped frames, obtuse direction and dumb players can't diminish it for long. This is a game that will not appeal to everyone. Many will fall by the wayside when it fails to play like a normal FPS in the long term. Others will drift away, wearied by the endless churn of battle. That's why the game's free-to-play status is a good thing - those players will have lost nothing for their trouble. For those who click with PlanetSide's cold relentless vision of mass warfare, it can easily become an ongoing obsession. The only way to find out is to sign up and see for yourself.

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Scored Reviews

MMOGames
8.9 / 10.0
MMOGames

Top Critic

8.9 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2015

The game is an appealing blend of shooter and RPG, and it offers some truly unique opportunities to participate in some really large-scale battles. If I were a little better at shooters or I had a larger group of interested friends, then PlanetSide 2 would definitely be a game I would like to try out on my Playstation 4.

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COGconnected
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jul 14, 2015

Planetside 2 gives you a massive and fun online shooting experience, and it's completely free. Yes, there are microtransactions, but they are very unobtrusive and do not give nearly enough of an advantage to be labelled "pay to win."

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 18, 2015

PlanetSide 2 is a staggering achievement that feels right at home on the PS4. For a fun, engaging battle-'em-up that doesn't cost a penny, it delivers potentially unlimited hours of adrenaline pumping excitement – there's nothing out there quite like it. Now if you'll excuse us, we have some Terrans to shoot.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2015

Rarely does a game resonate with me enough to keep playing beyond review, but for PlanetSide 2, it feels as though my journey is just getting started.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

8 / 10
Aug 20, 2015

PlanetSide 2 is an amazingly good game for its price tag, or rather, the lack of one. The only price to mention is the optional one for buying weapons, mods, and abilities, and they're not overly expensive. Besides, it is fairly easy to get weapons without paying at all; it just takes some work to get that privilege. Anyone who likes online shooters should give this game a try, and should look past the designation of 'F2P game.' Not everything that's free is garbage - in fact, this is a gem.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 5, 2015

One of the most interesting things to happen to both massively multiplayer online games and shooters in years, and already a hugely enjoyable game in its own right.

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Game Informer
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2015

PlanetSide 2 is one long grind, but the scale and competitive feel are wholly unique

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Digital Chumps
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2015

Planetside 2 is entertaining, huge and still a work in progress. It's certainly worth a go, if you have the available time on your side.

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IGN
7.6 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7.6 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2015

PlanetSide 2's massive-scale multiplayer warfare takes some getting used to, but it's a battle well worth fighting.

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Polygon
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2012

Though it struggles with scale, PlanetSide 2 provides a unique, fascinating view of war.

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MMORPG.com
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2015

Technical faults aside, Planetside 2 remains a wonderful online experience capable of absorbing dozens upon dozens of hours. That endless tug­of­war might seem exhausting from the outside, but once you're in the thick of battle it is as thrilling and engaging as few games ever manage to be.

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GamesBeat
75 / 100
75 / 100
Aug 6, 2015

For better or worse, Daybreak didn't design PlanetSide 2 for instant gratification. I've had hours of playtime where enemy forces were so overwhelming that I barely got anything done. But I've also had hours that were full of tense battles filled with explosions, multicolored lasers, and missiles. When you play at night, it looks like a chaotic fireworks show.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 8, 2015

PlanetSide 2 on the PlayStation 4 suffers from a lot of technical issues--but not enough to dissuade you from the rigors of its massive battles.

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GamesRadar+
Jul 28, 2015

Epic multiplayer warfare at the starting price of absolutely nothing. Though battles often feel a little too big, there's nothing quite like it on PS4.

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