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Release Date: May 19th, 2015 Movie Release Year: 2015

Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves

Overview -

'House of Wolves' is the second paid expansion and the last of the season pass content for 'Destiny', following December’s 'The Dark Below'. Instead of the undead Hive faction, 'Wolves' focuses on the Fallen, four-armed aliens with a dislike for humanity. The House of Wolves is a sect of Fallen that has rebelled against the Queen, an Awoken who has proclaimed herself ruler of the Reef, a space station found in the asteroid belt.

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Release Date:
May 19th, 2015

Video Review


'House of Wolves' relies less on rehashing visual assets than its predecessor does. The new environments are beautifully rendered, from the Queen’s purple-hued social hub in the asteroid belt to the aforementioned boss battle against Skolas. The Crucible maps all look and play very nicely - Bungie’s experience in this area is evident. Also, the Egyptian-themed gear from Osiris is pretty slick.

Audio Review


Little of note to report here. I didn’t notice much in the way of new music, but weapon sound effects are as powerful as ever. Voice acting comes in the form of Queen’s servants Petra and Variks, the latter of which is quite good.

Final Thoughts

'House of Wolves' is a better attempt at post-release content than 'The Dark Below', although that particular achievement is of questionable difficulty. We get some fun new things that have the potential to hold our attention for awhile, at least. I wouldn’t say it’s worth $20, but if you’ve already purchased the season pass and have been neglecting 'Destiny', it might be worth your while to come back and take a peek.