It seems that EA can do no wrong currently – just like last week’s Battlefield 1, we’re struggling to find a review score lower than 8/10 for Titanfall 2.
Consensus has it that it builds on the sturdy frame of the first game in a specular manner, with a kind of craftsmanship that’s second to none. Most critics also agree that it’s the game the first Titanfall should have been, thanks to the addition of a single-player campaign that’s darn good.
US Gamer was a little concerned about the lack of maps, but with all future DLC free other critics weren’t too worried about this. More will be released eventually. Give it time.
Take a look at the scores that dropped earlier today:
9.5 – GameInformer: “Titanfall 2 is that rare game where both its single-player and multiplayer modes are exceptional and highly entertaining in their own ways”
9.5 – God is a Geek: “Titanfall stands out as an example of how there is still plenty of room for innovation and newness in a crowded genre space. It’s superbly executed and incredibly fun to play”
9.0 – PlayStation Lifestyle: “Controls are tight, action is fierce, maps are intricately designed, and Titans are badass. The cherry on top is a campaign that is genuinely enjoyable, and one that fans of the first game are likely to be satisfied with, which expands upon the universe of the series. Group all of this together with an ambitious free DLC plan, and the choice of which shooter to buy this holiday season becomes obvious. Titanfall 2 is second to none”
9.0 – GameSpot: “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”
9/10 – TheSixthAxis: “On the one hand, you have Respawn’s short, but fun single player that’s more free and open than most FPS campaigns, and on the other, a multiplayer that’s an iterative improvement on an already fantastic game. In other words, Titanfall 2 is as exhilarating and refreshing now as the original was back in 2014”
4.5/5 – Digital Spy: “Now that it’s hitting PS4 as well as Xbox One and PC, Respawn’s giant-sized shooter is getting a second shot at the big leagues. Titanfall 2 richly deserves it: it’s a masterful piece of work”
4.5/5 – GamesRadar: “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”
8.5 – Xbox Achievements: “Respawn has studied everything that made the original game so enjoyable in multiplayer and built a solid story experience around those elements. The multiplayer is evolving, and whilst some may argue it’s getting top-heavy, we truly believe that every alteration Respawn has made to the core Titanfall experience has been for the better, resulting in a stronger, better and more robust sequel”
8/10 – US Gamer: “Although it’s a little on the short side, and its production values are a bit oldschool, 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”
Titanfall 2 is out Friday.