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PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter that delivers combat on a large scale with up to 2,000 players in a single conflict. It is a re-imagening of the original PlanetSide game. Battles take place with air and ground vehicles slugging it out alongside squads of troops. Whether in open fields, tightly packed urban centers or enormous structures, planning, teamwork and communication are essential. The game features continent maps with dozens of square kilometers of seamless gameplay space. Landmass has intrinsic value as the meta game is about territorial control of a continent split up into different sectors.

The game has a day-and-night cycle that influences the warfare, and soldiers can sprint, use iron sight and access regenerating shields. By gaining experience (battle rank) additional skills can be unlocked through certification points. There are three factions (Terran Republic, New Conglomerate and Vanu Sovereignty) with classes such as Light Assault, Heavy Assault, Medic, Engineer, Infiltrator and Mechanized Assault Exo-Suit. Players can switch classes and there is an overall skill progression, not tied to a specific class.

The premium part of the game allows player to purchase convenience items and cosmetic changes with real cash. Optionally a subscription can be purchased for additional advantages.


PlanetSide 2 Windows Recently spawned on a base.
PlanetSide 2 PlayStation 4 Driving a quad
PlanetSide 2 PlayStation 4 Commandeering an AA turret
PlanetSide 2 PlayStation 4 Mission loading and info

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Ten Ton Hammer Windows Nov 26, 2012 90 out of 100 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Nov 30, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.it Windows Dec 06, 2012 9 out of 10 90
IGN Windows Nov 30, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GamingXP Windows Jan 22, 2013 90 out of 100 90
Vandal Online Windows Dec 13, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Eurogamer.de Windows Dec 11, 2012 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de PlayStation 4 Jul 14, 2015 80 out of 100 80
Armchair Empire, The Windows May 09, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec 03, 2012 75 out of 100 75


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