HoG Review Score: 88%
Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. The sequel to 2014’s Titanfall, the game was released in October 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Titanfall 2’s plot focuses on a infantry soldier named Jack Cooper, who aspires to be a pilot of a Titan, which are mech-style exoskeletons used for war.
Similar to its predecessor, the game is a first-person shooter in which players can control both the pilot, and the Titans. The pilot has an arsenal of abilities which enhance their efficiency during combat, including invisibility cloaking and parkouring, such as double-jumping, zip-lining and wall-running with the use of a jump kit.
Titanfall 2 introduces seven new gameplay mechanics: a sliding mechanic, the pulse blade, the holo-pilot, a holographic pilot that mimics players’ action to confuse enemies, and a grappling hook, which can be used to slingshot players to a building or an enemy it attaches to. The game also features a progression system similar to the first game, but more weapons and weapon customization are included.
Titanfall 2 was released to positive reviews. Praise was given to the game’s addition to a deeper single-player campaign, multiplayer and gameplay, with many critics agreeing it to be a large improvement over its predecessor.