Destiny 2 (Series) Review
Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.
It's set in a science-fiction world shared with other players. You play the role of a Guardian of Earth's last safe city, tasked with reviving a celestial being called the Traveler. Along the way you develop your character and earn equipment and costumes by completing missions. These have you either working with other players to take on large enemies or battling other players. These move the narrative forwards as well as your abilities.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 16 players online. In addition to normal story missions that are taken up with up to 16 other players, there are short three-player battles and six-player raids. There are also traditional deathmatch games where you battle to be the last player standing.
Cross-Play: You can't play with people on a different system to the one you are on. But the Cross-Save feature enables you to move from PlayStation to Xbox and retain your progress.
Destiny 2: Beyond Light Deluxe Edition
Destiny 2: Digital Deluxe Edition
Destiny 2: Forsaken: Complete Collection
Destiny 2: Game + Expansion Pass Bundle
Destiny 2: Legendary Edition
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4. The following content is available for Destiny via in-game purchase and season pass:
- Destiny: The Dark Below (2014) Expansion I
- Destiny: House of Wolves (2015) Expansion II
- Destiny: The Taken King (2015) new content also includes Expansion I and Expansion II.
- Destiny: Rise of Iron (2015)
- Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (2017) post-release paid content
- Destiny 2: Warmind (2018) Expansion
- Destiny 2: Forsaken (2018) Expansion
- Destiny 2: Shadowkeep (2019) Expansion
- Destiny 2: Season of the Forge (2018) via Annual Pass
- Destiny 2: Season of the Drifter (2018) via Annual Pass
- Destiny 2: Season of Opulence (2019) via Annual Pass
- Destiny 2: Season of the Worthy (2020) via Annual Pass
Much of this content is bundled in the following purchases of the main game:
- Destiny: The Collection includes all the content from the first game.
- Destiny 2: Upgrade Edition includes Forsaken and Shadowkeep as well as the current season pass.
- Destiny: New Light provides a free-to-play option that grants access to a huge amount of content but doesn't include the latest adventures.
The following in-game purchases are available:
Destiny 2: Beyond Light + 1 Season
Destiny 2: Season Of The Chosen Silver Bundle
Destiny 2: Season Of The Splicer Silver Bundle
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.
Rated PEGI 16 for depictions of realistic looking violence towards human-like characters, and sustained depictions of death/injury to humans. The majority of the violence consists of humans attacking various alien species, however, it is possible to attack other human characters, specifically during multiplayer matches where human players attack one another either individually or in teams. Characters react to the violence in a realistic manner, they make pained noises when injured, and when they have been defeated their bodies remain on the floor for a short time before they respawn.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
There are options to switch between holds and toggles for aim-zoom, sprint and crouch but not in all cases. Weapon firing, class jump ability, charging grenades, drawing a bow still require a hold.
Our Destiny 2 Accessibilty Review details 9 accessibility features:
DifficultyAssistance: View Control Mapping
ControlsGamepad: Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks
Mouse And Keyboard: Mouse and Keys
Remap Controls: Select Preset Controller Mappings
Remap Controls: Remap Buttons
Remap Controls: Invert X/Y Axis
Button Combinations: Rapid Pressing Optional
Controller Vibration: Vibration Optional
Sensitivity: Adjust Mouse/Stick Sensitivity
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