Just days after the release of Battlefield 1, another big first-person shooter from EA, Titanfall 2, makes its debut later this week. The first reviews hit the web today, and we've rounded them up for you below.
Titanfall 2 marks a departure from the first game in that it's available on PS4 in addition to Xbox One and PC, and it features a proper single-player campaign. Notably, despite being an EA game, it's not a part of EA or Origin Access, meaning there's no way to get your hands on it early.
The game does feature PS4 Pro support right on the disc, though you won't be playing that version at native 4K. For that, you'll need to be playing the PC version, the system requirements for which you can see here.
Read on for a look at the reviews.
- Game: Titanfall 2
- Developer: Respawn Entertainment
- Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
- Release Date: October 29
- Price: $60
GameSpot -- 9/10
"Titanfall 2 demonstrates a vitality that its predecessor couldn't. Whereas the first Titanfall kept up its breakneck pace throughout the entirety of every match, Titanfall 2 understands that sometimes, dialing things back for a few moments can make the long run much more enjoyable. In many ways, Titanfall 2 feels like the game Respawn should have made in 2013. It's a fantastic sequel. It's a fluid shooter. It's a spectacular game." -- Mike Mahardy [Full review]
Polygon -- 7/10
"Consistency is a problem for Titanfall 2 in general, and it's a game that seems to struggle with a confident direction for its changes. The end result is a collection of fantastic mechanics across its campaign and its multiplayer that often feel hamstrung by difficult to understand design choices. There's clearly more here than before, and the package is offering something more 'complete' by today's standards. But Titanfall 2 throws the series' dynamics off enough to make for something that just doesn't quite click together as well as it did before." -- Arthur Gies [Full review]
GamesRadar -- 4.5/5
"Titanfall 2 might well be this year's best surprise. The original game's gorgeously tactile, flowing traversal systems always had great potential as the fuel of a single-player campaign, but the care and craft that Respawn has instilled into creating that adventure will blindside you. It's immediately gratifying on a moment-to-moment basis, but as a complete work and experience, it's one of the most creative and rewarding FPS in recent memory." -- David Houghton [Full review]
USGamer -- 4/5
"Although it's a little on the short side, and its production values are a bit old-school, Titanfall 2's single-player campaign is a really enjoyable experience while it lasts. It's very inventive and fun, and a great warm-up for the game's excellent multiplayer component, whose gunplay and controls are absolutely outstanding. All it needs is a few more maps and modes." -- Jaz Rignall [Full review]
NZGamer -- 8.2/10
"Titanfall 2 is the game the original Titanfall was trying to be. A compromise on some multiplayer content has made a better envisioned game with a story that's resonant in the smaller moments but extraneous in the larger ones. It's very much a direct translation from Titanfall's multiplayer. Being uniquely eclectic, Titanfall 2 is designed just well enough, and with enough layers so to not be entirely derivative. Hero simulations are so vastly abundant in this industry--so if you're going to play one, you might as well choose from those who do it the best." -- Ben Wilson [Full review]