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Release Date: Nov 20, 2012
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Reviews

“Audacious. Sony Online built a multi-continental world wide enough for thousands of players on three factions to fight in the air, on the ground, and inside bases, and released it for free.”
PC Gamer

“Technically astounding mass-scale warfare that spews out gaming fantasy fulfillment.”
90/100 – PC Gamer

“With versatile classes, deep progression systems and various styles of air and ground vehicles, there’s no shortage of ways to contribute to a fight, and on a coordinated team in PlanetSide 2’s open environments, Sony Online Entertainment’s game of nonstop war can be a truly incredible competitive experience.”
9/10 – IGN

Just Updated

Update Includes:

  • You can try it before you buy it! Head over to the VR Training zone and test out all weapons, vehicles, and attachments without having to make a purchase.
  • Get ready to rumble in this killer new Vehicle Update for the Flash: A rumble seat has been added to the Flash allowing for a passenger to jump on and fire their weapons. Additionally, a new Wraith cloaking module and S12 Renegade shotgun are now available for the Flash.
  • Better tools for better soldiers The UI gets an update: The respawn screen and map have been merged giving players easier access to the information that they need while deploying. Additionally, a manual zoom has been added to the minimap.
Other anticipated features:
  • Fall in line recruits! We have some Platoon Management updates: Platoon leaders now have the ability to drag and drop players into other squads for easier platoon management.
  • Warp Gates Rotated: The warp gates have been rotated on all three continents.
  • Increased XP for vehicle kills: The amount of XP that players gain for destroying most vehicles has been updated. It currently looks like this:
    • Air
      • Galaxy: 400 xp, increased from 300 xp
      • Liberator: 500 xp, increased from 150 xp
      • ESF: 400 xp, increased from 75 xp
    • Ground
      • Lightning: 400 xp, increased from 100 xp
      • MBTs: 500 xp, increased from 100 xp

About the Game

Building off of the groundbreaking original, PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first person shooter (MMOFPS) that delivers truly epic, massive combat on a scale never before seen in stunning, breathtaking detail. Harnessing the power of SOE's next generation Forgelight™ engine, in PlanetSide 2 battles persist when thousands of players align with one of three unique Empires in intense land, air and vehicle gameplay.

Across the continents of Auraxis, thousands of players come together in enormous battles to win control of critical territories and key resources for their Empire. With an extensive skill tree and free-form class-based system, players are able to customize their soldier, weapons and vehicles to match their play-style, as well as the needs of their squad, outfit or Empire. The world of PlanetSide 2 is massive and persistent with every soldier capable of making a difference.

Key Features:

  • THREE EMPIRES: Players will have their choice to join three different Empires:
    • Terran Republic – A militaristic government that uses its authoritarian might to impel humanity to peaceful coexistence through any means necessary.
    • New Conglomerate– Freedom fighters struggling against the tyranny and oppression of the corrupt Terran government and the soulless Vanu cultists.
    • Vanu Sovereignty – A technocratic society that believes humanity can only evolve by rediscovering and tapping into the lost technology of an ancient alien race.
  • MASSIVE WARFARE: Battles take place not between dozens of troops, but thousands; with air and ground vehicles slugging it out alongside squads of troops. Whether in open fields, tightly-packed urban centers or enormous structures, victory requires strategic teamwork and a quick trigger finger to survive the massive battles.
  • BATTLE FOR TERRITORIES & RESOURCES: The core gameplay of PlanetSide 2 is about holding key territories and controlling resources. Each battleground holds valuable resources and key positions, and the Empire that can conquer (and manage to hold) these territories are rewarded with tech bonuses, greater access to equipment, and more.
  • PERSISTENCE: In PlanetSide 2 battles last for days or even weeks, and finally taking control of the base means it’s yours until someone can take it back. Working strategically as a team to capture key tactical positions such as power plants and ammo depots have long-lasting effects that can shift the tide of battle.
  • METAGAME: Large scale, persistent and coordinated effort required by hundreds of players working together to accomplish continental domination.
  • ENORMOUS MAPS: PlanetSide 2 features incredible continent maps with dozens of square kilometers of seamless gameplay space; every inch of which is hand-crafted, contestable space. With the new territorial control meta-game, landmass has intrinsic value.
  • CLASS-BASED COMBAT: Players are able to build their soldier to match their play-style, or to match the needs of their squad, outfit or Empire. With 6 distinct classes, each combat role, vehicle and weapon has extensive certification skill trees. These cert trees allow players to grow characters laterally, unlocking weapons, attachments, equipment, specialized skills, and more.
  • OUTFIT TEAMWORK: Outfits (guilds) have access to unique customizations– allowing outfits to have their own identity, reputation and role in the ongoing war.
  • VEHICLES & WEAPONS: Players are able to access a huge array of weapons and vehicles which can be extensively customized for player preference or purposed with unique attachments and add-ons earned in game to fit each player’s style.
  • BUSINESS MODEL: PlanetSide 2 is Free-To-Play with an additional in-game RMT marketplace with items that range from cosmetic camouflage patterns and armor paint jobs, to things like XP accelerators. Items that affect gameplay, such as weapon side-grades will be purchasable via resources earned in-game through gameplay and achievements.
  • VOICE INTEGRATION: Players are able to communicate with their squads both through keyboard and voice chat.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 or higher / AMD Phenom II X2 or higher
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GeForce 8600 series or higher / AMD or ATI 4850 series or higher
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel i5 processor or higher / AMD Phenom II X6 or higher
    • Memory:6 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GeForce 540 or higher / AMD HD 6870 or higher
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
598 of 682 people (88%) found this review helpful
36 products in account
1 review
30.3 hrs on record
This game is everything I could've wanted from a MMOFPS, and for good reason. Battles are massive, epic, and get the blood pumping like no other FPS I have played before. The sheer beauty of battle is unmatched by any other shooter I've experienced. Combat mechanics, customization, and leveling are all done very well, as the advantages they give are not game changing, and they can all be unlocked without purchase. (Excluding purely cosmetic items, they are for purchase only) Squad mechanics are extremely deep, and are the most polished I've seen out of any game; it allows for levels of strategy I've never before seen in a shooter, and is all too fun creating a warpath with your buddies. Planetside 2 used to be extremely unoptimized, and was the bane of all but high end cards; however, thanks to some recent optimizations, I am easily running a solid 60 frames on ultra settings with a single GTX 660. As for the negatives, this game is very heavily reliant on team work. If your faction, squad, and individual soldiers are not all on the same page, it can quite easily ruin battles. My suggestion: form squads with your buddies, whip out your headset, and take command. Overall, Planetside 2 is quite easily the most polished F2P shooter available on steam, perhaps even surpassing TF2. If you have a computer that can handle it, definitely give PS2 a shot, it is worth it.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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389 of 450 people (86%) found this review helpful
345 products in account
5 reviews
643.6 hrs on record
This is one of the most awesome FPS avaiable right now. Why? Let me tell you why!
First of all, this is the biggest true MMoFPS right now, true - I mean - nearly 2000 players at once at one map, without any loading screens (appear only if you are at once spawning in cartain location), hundreds vehicles at once, epic battles where we can fight agaist 200 players with another 200 players on our side. Are you playing claustrophobic Call of Duty or small Battlefield? Well, this game isn't for you.

Here you have 2000 players on the map, which has a size of 8 by 8 kilometers, it's much more than just small maps in CoD where 16vs16 is normal, or 32vs32 in BF. Here you have 500vs500, and such battles are kinda normal. Battle without any rounds, battlescreens, resets. Whole worlds is live and fighting 24h, all day and all night.

Also this is pure F2P game - everything in the game you can test FOR FREE in Virtual Training mode. Everything, even 90% of premium gear. So, before ingame points transaction or before microtransations you can test everything as long as you want. Cool? Cool!
How about pay-to-win or pay-to-play? Planetside 2 is one of most pure F2P shooters. Each weapon bought for $ has the same stats and the same modifications as its free counterpart. Even if you are 5 lvl and fighting in great battles this cool pre-unlocked weapon doesn't make you a god - this weapons ins't killing 50 enemies at once. And has just 50 people is a typical branch of the enemy squad in this game! FIRST SKILL, THAN P2P. Also, you can't buy any character perks for $ - only skill is something that determines whether you are good or noob.

Three fractions. Three huge maps (8x8 km). Near 2000 players per map. Hundreds of vehicles. 48-players squads. No rounds. Free to Play.

This game... is my dream. And dreams comes true!
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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358 of 459 people (78%) found this review helpful
191 products in account
3 reviews
231.5 hrs on record
It's free-to-play, recently optimized, and large scale like no other FPS; why shouldn't you play it?
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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238 of 316 people (75%) found this review helpful
84 products in account
5 reviews
61.2 hrs on record
While not necessarily the best when playing alone, The game is fun and rewarding for playing with friends, and especially playing in an outfit.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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209 of 280 people (75%) found this review helpful
153 products in account
5 reviews
72.1 hrs on record
The game that puts the "Massive" in MMO, PlanetSide 2's scale is simply unmatched by any other game in the market. Despite having a rather long grind in order to get the items you want, the game's good teamwork based gameplay makes it a thoroughly enjoyable game for any FPS fan.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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