Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Sep 24, 2018
    90
    Destiny 2: Forsaken is Destiny at its best. Many of the systems that players loved from the original have returned, and many features from Destiny 2 have been refined. If Bungie continues to produce expansions like this then Destiny will certainly last for ten years as promised.
  2. Sep 19, 2018
    90
    This update not only has improved Destiny 2 for those buying the expansion, but also for all players, regardless of the version they own.
  3. Sep 18, 2018
    90
    Destiny 2: Forsaken is shooting and looting at it's best. Taking down Uldren and conquering the Dreaming City is an absolute blast. And with the changes and additions to the sandbox, there are more ways to be a badass than we've ever seen before. Destiny is back, baby. And this time it's in it for the long haul.
  4. Sep 18, 2018
    90
    If you loved the original Destiny, you need to play Forsaken. If you loved Destiny 2 at launch but fell off (as I did) because of the disappointing endgame and dumbing down of the core mechanics, then you need to play Forsaken. The only thing more surprising than the turnaround Bungie have achieved is that they have done it twice now – lets hope they don’t need to do it a third time.
  5. 90
    A year of updates and a ton of great new content to explore is making Destiny 2 feel fresh again. There’s always been a great base in place for Destiny 2, but now there’s more than ever to sink your teeth into.
  6. 90
    I found myself pleasantly surprised by Forsaken. I hesitantly dipped into it, but found myself jonesing for more whenever I put it down. Between the fun new story, excellent new game mode, and the buckets of new loot and equipment, I can seeDestiny 2 fans having a lot less to complain about… for now.
  7. Sep 28, 2018
    87
    Much more content comes to Destiny 2 with Forsaken. A good expansion that only fails in not knowing the immediate future that the game will have.
  8. Oct 29, 2018
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  9. Sep 11, 2018
    85
    In the grand scheme of things, if you can afford it, Destiny 2 is now easily the best shooter on the market. I absolutely love where Destiny 2 is now, and hope the Forsaken expansion is a glimpse at things to come.
  10. Sep 7, 2018
    85
    The Forsaken puts Destiny 2 into the good path again bringing an interesting story and some good ideas to the mix, plus fixing some of the game's mistakes.
  11. Sep 30, 2018
    80
    For the average player, this expansion has a much longer tail than previous iterations of Destiny 2. The variety and flexibility of activities established in the base game still work to make grinding a good time, and Gambit adds a consistently entertaining mode to the roster. The endgame, while difficult to reach, is also where the most satisfaction can be found.
  12. Sep 24, 2018
    80
    Forsaken is the shot in the arm that Destiny 2 needed. Now it feels like there is a purpose, something to push for in grinding the end game content, and this makes a difference.
  13. Sep 17, 2018
    80
    Despite how grand Forsaken is, exemplary storytelling is a must nowadays. That's where Forsaken truly fails. Even though the expansion features the most diverse content, the poor storytelling brings down the score.
  14. Sep 17, 2018
    80
    Forsaken is a bit of a reset for pretty much everything about Destiny 2, and it’s one that gives me hope that the franchise is making a turn for the better.
  15. Sep 9, 2018
    80
    Right now Forsaken seems to be taking Destiny in the right direction, giving us that killer combination of Halo and Diablo that we’ve always wanted.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 56
  2. Negative: 25 out of 56
  1. Sep 4, 2018
    0
    More of the same. If you quit D2 because of the shady business practices, they awful storytelling and the repetition of gameplay, ForsakenMore of the same. If you quit D2 because of the shady business practices, they awful storytelling and the repetition of gameplay, Forsaken isn’t the answer. Pack it in, bungie. Full Review »
  2. Sep 4, 2018
    0
    Worthless. They release a game for yet another 70€ and the servers are down. Don't release a game if you are not ready. This was the last timeWorthless. They release a game for yet another 70€ and the servers are down. Don't release a game if you are not ready. This was the last time I bought a destiny game. What a ripoff Full Review »
  3. Sep 7, 2018
    7
    Destiny 2: Forsaken offers a solid story and a very intuitive new game mode in "Gambit". The new weapon class of bows adds a fresh new way toDestiny 2: Forsaken offers a solid story and a very intuitive new game mode in "Gambit". The new weapon class of bows adds a fresh new way to defeat your opponents in PvE and PvP. The main problem comes with the final boss fight. *SPOILERS* The fight starts out solid with you killing the final baron. The problem is if you have two people the fight is very difficult. Bring in a third and its a breeze. You run through hordes of enemies afterwards to get to the final fight. The fight you expected with Uldren turns out to be a fight with a floating monster that is nothing short of disappointing. The boss is just another bullet sponge that isn't very challenging to defeat. After you fight the monster you are treated with a cutscene where you appear to kill Uldren, but it isnt what you wanted when you saw him kill Cayde. Full Review »