The Division 2 builds on the strengths of its predecessor to deliver a thoroughly engaging loot shooter. The Division 2 builds on the strengths of its predecessor to deliver a thoroughly engaging loot shooter.
The Division 2 is good. In fact, it gets even better the longer you play. After spending 35 hours in the main campaign, and another 20 hours playing the endgame and exploring the Dark Zones, I can confidently say that The Division 2 is the best loot shooter I’ve ever played.
Each mainline mission stands out despite following the same core loop from the original. Diverse environments with different vantage points and hazards promote a wealth of strategies while helping to highlight the varied enemy design and excellent, improved gunplay. The vast, well-realized open world accompanied by a sublime loot system, features a wealth of differentiated weapons and gear.
All of these systems come together to further shine in the endgame. More fleshed out than its predecessor, the lengthy mission path winds up being even better than the already excellent campaign, and while the Dark Zones don’t feel like game changers at the moment, they are welcomely open to both hardcore and casual players.