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Tom Clancy's The Division

An online action game that combines tactical shooter with elements of cRPG. Tom Clancy's The Division is a game made by Ubisoft Massive Studios in cooperation with Ubisoft Reflections. The game is set in a near future, when the United States is struck by a pandemic.

Action | TPP | RPG elements | network | multiplayer | TPS | co-op | Role-playing shooter

Tom Clancy's The Division cover

publisher : Ubisoft

Official website

Game mode: multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

game release date:

08Mar2016

XONE PS4 PC

Tom Clancy’s The Division for PC, PS4 and XONE is an action game with RPG elements that focuses on multiplayer. The production is branded with the surname of one of the most widely read authors of sensation novels, Tom Clancy, and is the initial installment of a completely new series based on his works. It is the first new Tom Clancy’s franchise in years, as well. It was developed by Massive Entertainment, known mostly for World in Conflict and the Ground Control series. Tom Clancy’s The Division was created under the aegis of Ubisoft, which brands a number of its games with the famous American author’s surname, including such popular franchises as Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell.

Despite the fact that The Division was being developed mostly with the 8th-generation consoles in mind from the very start, the game was released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC at the same time. Given the specifics of the last platform, the PC version offers incomparably bigger graphics configuration options, which translates into visibly better visuals in comparison with the console editions.

Story

The game’s story references the famous Directive 51, signed by George W. Bush, which ensures the continuity of the federal government in the event of an extraordinary threat to the country’s security. The developers from Massive Entertainment created an alternative vision of history, in which the fictional operation Dark Winter, so far only a simulated bioterrorist attack scenario, actually happened.

The action of The Division starts on Black Friday, the special offers and sales day that begins the pre-Christmas shopping period in the United States. This was the date that the terrorists from an unknown organization chose to paralyze the world with a deadly virus, transmitted by American banknotes that are passed from hand to hand. When, as a result of their operation, New York is struck with a pandemic and the panicked citizens are ready to do anything to survive, the Division, the eponymous secret agency, goes into action. Its agents, controlled by the players, not only have to face the deadly virus and its effects, but also deal with the terrorists responsible for the attack.

Gameplay

Tom Clancy’s The Division for PC, PS4 and XONE focuses primarily on cooperative multiplayer, combining elements of typical third-person shooters with open world and some RPG accents. The players, who assume the role of the Division operators, try to contain the situation in a city overrun by panic, which in practice boils down to free exploration of the game world and undertaking lots of primary and secondary quests. Their most important element is dynamic combat. Its mechanics heavily resemble the solutions known from such games as Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, offering opportunities for tactical maneuvers and hiding behind covers.

For completing quests, our character is awarded with experience points that can be spent on developing dozens of skills. They allow us to, for example, heal our teammates, scan our surroundings to detect nearby enemies, set up machine gun nests, or use remote-controlled mines that seek out hostiles and explode near them. The game world constantly changes as a result of the decisions made by the players. The retaking of New York is particularly interesting. For instance: after we secure one of the local police stations, the policemen stationed therein will attempt take control of its surrounding area and the restore order within it.

Game modes

Tom Clancy’s The Division focuses on multiplayer, therefore, similarly to most classical online games, the key to success is the skillful cooperation between team members. Should we not have enough friends to play with, we may use the matchmaking feature. One of the important aspects of cooperation is not only fighting together against the terrorists, but also trading the equipment gathered during the game. Furthermore, the developers from Massive Entertainment did not forget about the fans of competitive gameplay – The Division offers some PvP elements that allow for rivalry between player characters.

Technology

Tom Clancy’s The Division for PC, PS4 and XONE is powered by the proprietary Snowdrop engine that delivers impressive graphics on all platforms. According to the developers’ announcements, virtually all visible objects are rendered separately, which translates into incredibly detailed game world, as well as a number of additional visual effects, such as air escaping from punctured tires, car bodies penetration, or completely different trajectory of bullet cases ejected from weapons.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i7 3770 3.5 GHz/AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 290 or better, 40 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5 2400 3.1 GHz/AMD FX 6100 3.3 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 560/Radeon HD 7700 or better, 40 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit

Tom Clancy's The Division Game Guide

game guide 04 January 2016

Tom Clancy’s The Division game guide contains a wide range of tips and descriptions of the most essential elements of the game. You will learn how to survive in a fallen American metropolis.

Tom Clancy’s The Division Review: It’s decent, but where do we go from here?

Review 22 March 2016 14:40

Tom Clancy's The Division was supposed to be a terrific game aiming to attract a new kind of players to Ubisoft. Ultimately, we got a mix of ideas that don’t always add up, and you can really feel that the game is missing something.

The Division free trial, Last Stand DLC and Update 1.6 all launching today

News 28 February 2017 12:59

Players on PC and Xbox One can try out The Division for free starting today, 10 days ahead of their PlayStation 4-playing friends. The game has also received the Last Stand DLC, and the Update 1.6.

The Division 2 is not very far in development; The Division Season Pass 2 almost certain

News 17 January 2017 10:03

The Division 2 is probably in its conceptual phase right now, as Ubisoft is aksing players which city they would like to see in the sequel. This means that we won't be seeing it very soon.

The Division beta may start on January 29th, according to a rumor

News 11 January 2016 12:52

If we are to believe a rumor, Tom Clancy's The Division beta will start on January 29th. This date hasn’t been confirmed by Ubisoft; however, it is in accordance with what the publisher said about doing the beta in early 2016.

Tom Clancy's The Division Will Debut In 2016 Q1

News 13 May 2015 11:18

The latest financial report of Ubisoft reveals that Tom Clancy's The Division will hit the market in the first quarter of 2016. The production will be focused on online cooperation and released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tom Clancy’s The Division hands-on – the apocalypse in New York is near

Preview 15 January 2016 16:00

It’s only a few weeks now until the release of Tom Clancy’s The Division. The game is almost in its final shape, and we attended a special event where we could see how much the game resembles what the creators promised us in the first place.