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GF Rating
8.5

16574 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

a true super hero origin story

posted by symbolkid (FREMONT, CA) Jun 9, 2011

Member since Apr 2011

7 out of 9 gamers (78%) found this review helpful

He starts out like any ordinary guy just doing his job, then he gets super powers and Cole McGrath's world changes forever. In many ways, he's just like Spider Man with the whole "with great power comes great responsibility" thing. As much like Spider Man he is, he also resembles Spawn as an anti hero.

In pretty much every way, InFAMOUS 2 is way better than the first game. New evolving powers, new and better melee attacks, more boss type enemies, new ways to travel the world, and two endings depending on what path you take. The random events like stopping muggings are actually pretty cool. They make make it more like a open world game than it already was. The only problems would be the ones present in all open world games like the random minor glitches like parts where you can fall through the ground or the sometimes oversensitive camera, but they don't ruin the game.

Bottom line: InFAMOUS 2 is such an awesome game that every PS3 owner should have this game in their collection. the story is the classic heroes journey, the characters are are true to themselves, shooting lightning in all its many forms is really fun, getting around the city flying, zipping on power lines, and climbing buildings is really fun, and beating up bad guys rocks. To put it simply, this game is awesome.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Outstanding, a huge improvement from the first.

posted by Giraffle (SPRING, TX) Jun 9, 2011

Member since Aug 2007

2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Over all I saw inFamous 2 was getting the same scores as inFamous, but when Gamespot gave it a 7.5, I was getting a little worried. However, once I started playing inFamous 2, I knew that Gamespot was wrong.

InFamous 2 is overall MUCH better than the previous game. The graphics are beautiful, the city is alive and colorful, and you really do feel like you're making an impact. I just got done with my first playthrough (as a Hero), and I must say that they did a great job making you feel connected to the characters, and caring about them. The original powers are back, and instead of standard up-grading, you can acquire new versions, and "evolve" your powers as well, being able to freely switch between any of the different versions.

The karmatic system in the game is PERFECT. In inFamous, it really only changed some dialogue, your powers, and maybe the last few bits of the game. In inFamous 2, however, your karma choices can affect the entire game. You will meet two support characters who reflect your karmatic choices, Nix (Evil) is chaotic and controls fire and oil, Kuo (Good) is diplomatic and controls Ice. Eventually you will be able to get samples of their powers, reflecting your karma.

Over all this game is amazing, I was hooked and couldnt put the controller down, it's entirely immersive, not too hard and not too easy, and provides enough material to be a blast. The mode creator feels thrown in at first, but given practice it makes for even more hours of entertainment. I highly reccomend this game if anything about super powers get you excited.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

GREAT GAME BETTER THAN THE FIRST!

posted by NyQuiiL (SUITLAND, MD) Jun 9, 2011

Member since May 2011

2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Let me start first by saying if you haven't played the first inFamous GO DOWNLOAD IT RIGHT NOW! It will be free for the next month on PSN.

inFamous 2 improves on almost everything from the first game. infamous 1 was a good game but it did have its faults. They improve on everything i didn't like about the first. The missions aren't as repetitive as before, New Marais is a lot more bright and fun to explore than Empire City was. The new powers are great, and most of the old powers are still in too. the controls work well and let you pick your old powers and the new ones. The new pop-up menu is great for switching between powers on the fly. The one thing that i hated most in inFamous 1 was having to go to a powerless part of a city, finding a sewer and powering up that part of the city. it was really repetitive. But it's not as bad this time around. There are still missions that require you to power up sections of the city but there actually fun this time. The story is told in comic book form like before which is still cool. They used motion capture for the cut scenes so the characters don't look as stiff as before. The new female characters are cool addition. so now cole isn't alone anymore out there. On certain missions they will assist you but it still feels like your out there all alone. (NO CO-OP?!?!) Sometimes you do feel overwhelmed with having to take down so many enemies at once with little help from the A.I. The User Generated Content is a nice plus but i REALLY wish there was co-op this game is begging for it. maybe inFamous 3!

If you liked the first game you'll love this game it improves on so much of the bad from the first it's a must buy. cant wait for inFamous 3!

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