Helldivers 2 Lacks Content, Should You Buy it?

Mahir Faisal
By Mahir Faisal
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Despite the popular launch, some players raise questions about the lack of content in Helldivers 2.

Helldivers 2 is a third-person co-op shooter developed by Arrowhead Game Studios. It is a successor to 2015’s original. The latest title feels like an expanded version of the previous top-down style. Everything, even the enemies, seems a lot bigger in third-person mode. Fans of this franchise have excitedly accepted the new entry as the game reached the top spot on Steam’s sales chart.

Helldivers 2 costs 40 USD on Steam. Currently, it has received mixed reviews from users, as they are facing a lot of issues running the game. Apart from these bugs and crashes, which developers are working on fixing, the gameplay itself is exciting and fun. However, as the game doesn’t contain any story mode, some players may find this repetitive and lacking in content.

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Helldivers 2 Gameplay Explained

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In Helldivers 2, you join a Starship Troopers team with three other teammates. Your goal is to defeat various types of alien creatures and defend your galaxy. To do so, you and your team will get equipped with a strong arsenal consisting of items like recoilless rifles, rocket launchers, explosives, and many more. You must sync your loadout with your team, strategize for each mission, and collaborate to fulfill goals.

Helldivers 2 doesn’t contain any story modes. The missions are objective-based while continuing to fight off the enemies.

How Long Does it Take to Complete Helldivers 2?

With the current contents, it will take you roughly 11 to 12 hours to complete the game if you only focus on the primary objectives.

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Is it Worth Buying?

Helldivers 2 might seem lacking in content and feel like a short game to complete in terms of hours. However, this is basically a co-op title that you can enjoy with your friends and take part in objective-based survival-style gameplay together. This kind of resembles titles like Left 4 Dead 2. Even though the gameplay doesn’t follow typical story progression, the missions carry replayable values.

Titles like Helldivers 2 might contain limited content at the time of release. However, there is always scope for the developers to add more content to it, which was the case with the original Helldivers. As for now, you can try tweaking up the difficulty modes if you find the game too easy to beat.

So, to conclude, is Helldivers 2 worth buying for the content it offers? Well, there is no definite answer. However, if you are a fan of co-op objective-based survivals, then this might be worth a shot.

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Mahir, an Electrical Engineering student currently working as an FPS writer at GameRiv, prefers to introduce himself as a video game enthusiast. Mostly keen on competitive FPS titles like VALORANT and CS: GO, he also enjoys exploring casual story games.