Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter, set in the future on a distant planet. You play as a "Pilot" who controls a giant mech called a "Titan" into battle. The gameplay consists of intense gunplay, parkour and mecha action.
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Pro Thrilling first-person shooter gameplay
Titanfall 2 is a great team-based FPS game with well-designed gunplay. Running and gunning with your team of six friends or online players is fast-paced, with tons of destruction on the battlefield all around you. You rely on twitch reflexes to gun down enemies as soon as you see one rounding a corner, or to react in time to someone shooting at you and taking you by surprise. Everything feels balanced in a way that's well thought-out, leading to frantic and intense multiplayer matches.
Pro You can use powerful mechs called Titans for their added defense and high-powered weapons
Aside from playing as a regular infantry soldier, there are also huge mechs on the battlefield, known as Titans, that you can control. As soon as a player gets in the cockpit, that's when you know that the tides are about to turn. Titans are big enough to act as tanks for your allies, soaking up damage and dealing a ton more with their specialized guns, giving your team a huge advantage just by having one with you. But they're not all-powerful, since a normal soldier can get on a Titan's back to dismantle it and take it down, even though it won't be easy. Titans are strong without being overpowered, turning battles into power plays to see who can take out the enemy team's mechs the fastest.
Pro Jetpacks and wall-running let you move around more freely
While playing as a regular soldier, you have great mobility with jetpacks that allow you to run on walls. Maps are designed with verticality in mind, giving players options to use their jetpacks to climb above the opposition for a better vantage point. It also gives you a leg up when facing against a Titan, since you can always run along a nearby wall to get on top of the mech to take it down. This helps to make sure than infantry soldiers aren't just weak fodder for Titans to take out, with their speed and parkour abilities as their main advantages.
Pro Gameplay makes you feel like a badass
The fast, fluid and powerful style of FPS gameplay makes you feel like you're taking on the entire army yourself. It's not just that you can kill a lot of people quickly, but the movement is so fast and dynamic you can simply out-maneuver everything. It's parkour meets Call of Duty with really fun weapons and abilities.
Pro Great singleplayer campaign
Titanfall 2 comes with a single-player story campaign that also acts as a warm-up for the multiplayer component. Whilst the campaign is short, it's a quality narrative with a great main protagonist and supporting characters. The voice acting is strong and the cutscenes are a spectacle to watch. For those who played the first Titanfall and were disappointed by the story, you can look forward to a much better one this time around.