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Wolfenstein 2 vs. Destiny 2: Which Should You Buy?

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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus vs. Destiny 2

These past few weeks have been trying times for a gamer’s bank account. As if Super Mario Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus all getting released on the same day wasn’t enough, you can’t forget the fact that an onslaught of other highly anticipated titles all released shortly before that. One of those highly anticipated releases was also one of the most hyped games of the year so far — Destiny 2.


Upon first glance, two highly successful AAA shooter franchises releasing around the same time feels like a special treat for fans of the genre. If you don’t have enough spare cash or time to dedicate to both of these titles, however, it could leave you with a serious dilemma. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and Destiny 2 have both erupted onto the gaming scene as highly rated successors to their respective franchises. Both games pick right up where its predecessor left off, continuing the story and offering some meaningful improvements to gameplay.

In terms of what these games manage to accomplish, they have a lot in common. In terms of their actual stories, environments, mechanics, social features and replay value, on the other hand, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and Destiny 2 couldn’t be any more different. So if you want to find out which game deserves your hard earned cash, you’ll have to first figure out what elements of a shooter matter the most to you.

Story and Setting

If you are looking for a new shooter that has a compelling story both Destiny 2 and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus will be worth your money. Creating an immersive environment that serves as a great backdrop to a complex story is one thing that both of these games get right from beginning to end. While both of these worlds are crafted beautifully, however, the way they deliver the story and introduce players to their new environments are drastically different.

Destiny 2 continues an intergalactic journey across a vast solar system. The story picks up where the previous game left off — having players revisit the crumbled remains of the The Tower. A devastating invasion led by the Red Legion commander, Ghaul, has forced the Guardians to rebuild after humanity’s last safe city has fallen. The environments are still a dream come true for lovers of all things sci-fi and futuristic.

Wolfenstein 2 is on the other end of the spectrum, taking players back in time to 1961 and reimagining America as a country controlled by Nazi rule. There are no other worldly creatures here but there are certainly tons of monsters — and it won’t even take an hour of gameplay for you to see what I mean. Rather than create an entirely new world pulled strictly from a designer’s imagination, Wolfenstein 2 creates alternate versions of real American cities. That decision makes some of the game’s darker themes hit that much harder when you see familiar places suddenly riddled with hateful propaganda. Exploring in Destiny 2 will often leave you gushing over beautiful scenery but Wolfenstein 2 focuses far more on pulling you deeper and deeper into a dark world.

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