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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.


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PlanetSide 2 Windows On the roof of one of our buildings
PlanetSide 2 Windows Guarding from the roof
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PC Gamer 2012 90 out of 100 90
Atomic Gamer Nov 30, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GamingXP Jan 22, 2013 90 out of 100 90
Ten Ton Hammer Nov 26, 2012 90 out of 100 90
GamesRadar Dec 06, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 Dec 20, 2012 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Front Dec 18, 2012 80 out of 100 80
Destructoid Dec 07, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Games (Germany) Dec 03, 2012 75 out of 100 75 Nov 19, 2012 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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John Roy (11) added PlanetSide 2 (Windows) on Feb 19, 2013
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