The Division is a lot of things. First and foremost, it’s a competent, if unimaginative, third-person shooter. It’s an RPG as well, with plenty of loot to collect and experience to gain and skills to choose from. It also shares a great deal in common with the modern MMO, in that you’re never more than a few button presses away from teaming up with other players online.
This kitchen sink approach has doomed other equally ambitious games, but The Division manages to stay afloat, even underneath the weight of all the adjectives that describe it.