ByALex Paul, writer at Creators.co
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A devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services are failing. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, a classified unit of self-supported tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, The Division agents are trained to operate independently of command, as all else fails.Fighting to prevent the fall of society, the agents will find themselves caught up in an epic conspiracy, forced to combat not only the effects of a manmade virus, but also the rising threat of those behind it. When everything collapses, your mission begins.

Tom Clancy's The Division has players assume the role of Division agents in which they find themselves caught up in an epic conspiracy, forced to combat not only the effects of a manmade virus, but also the rising threat of those behind it.

When the Division arrives this March, there’s bound to be many a comparison made between this new Ubisoft IP and other games already on the market.

With its strong multiplayer integration, the first one will be Destiny. And for its persistent open world – GTA 5, Witcher 3 and even Watch Dogs.

In fact, you could say The Division is the game that Watch Dogs should have been, crossed with everything that’s good about Destiny. And so much more.

Firstly, there’s the setting. You find yourself in New York in the middle of a crisis. A smallpox outbreak, a targeted chemical attack, has begun on Black Friday – the disease has been spread on banknotes. The emergency services and national institutions have buckled, citizens are rioting and there have been massive casualties.

And what’s even more terrifying is that The Division’s plot is actually based on a real simulation carried out by the US in 2001, called Dark Winter.

There’s also a way that you can get a bit of PVP action. Head into the Dead Zone, a large red area in the centre of the map that’s completely unpatrolled, and you’ll come face to face with other players.

It’s recommended that you don’t attack them, but if you see a yellow contamination bag hanging off their back full of loot, you may just try your luck. It’s then that you’ll turn rogue, painting a big red target on your back for any other player or AI teams.

Even if you don’t go rogue, you’ll need to extract your loot by finding a landing zone, calling in a chopper and defend your loot until it arrives. You’ll then be able to strap your laden yellow bags onto the dangling rope, and then have to guard it again until the helicopter takes off and deposits your decontaminated swag in the stash at base.

It’s tense, exciting and ridiculously difficult unless you work together in the Dark Zone.

Rating: M

Official Site: http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubi.com/

Developer: Massive Entertainment

Genre(s): Action

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