Platforms: Xbox One, Playstation 4, Windows
Release Date: October 28, 2016
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
It’s a shame that EA set Titanfall 2 up for commercial failure by having it compete directly at retail with the newest Call of Duty and Battlefield releases (it was released during the same time period). This is especially since it absolutely blew Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare out of the water in terms of quality and content offered. Seriously, Titanfall 2 looks absolutely stunning, has the best campaign I’ve ever played in a FPS game, and has endlessly repayable, addictive and intense multiplayer action. Gamers will complain endlessly about low quality, glitch-filled major release games, loot boxes, predatory DLC, etc. and then allow a polished, content rich, and basically perfected AAA game like this to flop at retail. Sure, part of that is on EA for releasing this game during an obviously bad time period when the market was oversaturated with more established FPS series. But the other part is on the gamers who let this absolutely stunning release become bargain bin fodder just a few months after it launched.