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Planetside 2

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Competitive multiplayer battle tests player skill, patience.

Game Windows 2012
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 18+


this has some extremely toxic players that will do every thing go harass you then, get your account banned. I would never let my kids play this game the amout of toxic pm i get, then when i try to complane i get my account banned for being toxic.
age 18+

3k Hours of pain

-Big Fights with 20-30fps -big fights 100vs10 -getting farmed by HE tanks -getting farmed by Air -spawnrooms are easy farmable due to the horrible base designs. -server side hit detection (if you dont know, it feels like a 200 ping, and if someone headshots you, you are technically dead before its even on your screen) -small fights always getting destroyed by Air -its ment to be 300vs300vs300 but its most of the time 600vs300 (double teaming -the performance is awfully bad -the graphics has been better 8 years ago (check youtube, lots of graphic downgrades) -a lot of balance issues. Overall a very bad game, with the only + point of having giant fights. 3k + hours.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Planetside 2 is a competitive first-person team shooter on a massive scale. Initially, it makes a poor first impression with its awful tutorial -- it presents a series of overlapping voice-overs, poorly triggered objectives, and annoying on-screen messages most players will want to speed through. Fortunately, the game makes up for that horrible experience once you dive into the real meat of the play experience, which is choosing among three factions and six combat classes before hitting the "Instant Action" button to join the battle. Instant Action tosses you into the heart of the fight on one of several huge and detailed maps. These are packed with interesting geographic details and strategic opportunities, not to mention guys who want to kill you.

You'll find early on that success in Planetside 2 means constant movement. The best players are able to make snap judgments on the fly, all while shooting, running, climbing, and driving. They'll also be adept at using the game's various vehicles. That means you'll need to invest a significant amount of time to master all these abilities if you want to be good in battle. Whatever your skill level, you'll earn experience and can level up by achieving objectives and racking up kills; higher-ranked players also earn the privilege to use additional items and upgrades. All in all, Planetside 2 is a standout multiplayer shooter. Ignoring the subpar tutorial, the game represents action on a tremendous scale that's literally nonstop. Anyone who's ever wanted to test her mettle against an army of enemies or find out what planet-wide battle might be like really has to give it a try.

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