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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 PlayStation 4 You can select a faction, gender, and face for your character
PlanetSide 2 PlayStation 4 Mission loading and info
PlanetSide 2 PlayStation 4 A view from atop of one of your base structures
PlanetSide 2 PlayStation 4 Commandeering an AA turret

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Critic Reviews Windows Dec 06, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Windows Nov 28, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Atomic Gamer Windows Nov 30, 2012 9 out of 10 90
PC Gamer Windows 2012 90 out of 100 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec 06, 2012 87 out of 100 87
Vandal Online Windows Dec 13, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85 Windows 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamereactor (Sweden) Windows Dec 20, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Destructoid Windows Dec 07, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75 Windows Nov 19, 2012 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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