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    Killzone 2

    Game » consists of 8 releases. Released Feb 27, 2009

    Take the fight to the Helghast in this first person shooter from Guerrilla Games.

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    4.3 stars

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    Dazzling technical display that should have been so much more 13

    Killzone 2 reviewed on PlayStation 3 It is generally considered that to criticise something for what it does not do is fallacious. After all, it deserves to be judged on its own merits in isolation from what it may or may not have been, and to do so could prove a disservice to its creators. Killzone 2 is ostensibly a shooting game and what it does, it does pretty well. The control scheme is adeptly tailored to the two stick set-up, its visuals are gloriously bombastic and the action itself is m...

    15 out of 18 found this review helpful.

    A must have 0

    The Playstation brand has had a hard time distinguishing itself in the market. Aside from Metal Gear, and a few other titles, the PS3 never had its showcase game. The game that came out and said “bro, Playstation, it’s here to stay!” Killzone 2 is a phenomenal game that is arguably the best action game in years. Everything from the sound design, to the incredible visuals, this game is what PS3 owners have been waiting for. Guerrilla’s delivered a technical masterpiece, and set a new standard for...

    8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

    Guerrilla Delivers 0

    Killzone 2 probably has one of the most storied histories of any game in the past decade. In its now legendary E3 2005 premiere trailer it became the poster boy for the potential power of the Playstation 3. For the next four years speculation, and hype, or whether or not it could live up to this promise ran wild. Well, the game has finally arrived and I can honestly say that Killzone 2 has set the bar far above for any shooters to follow it on the PS3.You can't start any serious discussion witho...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    A great body without a soul (SP only) 24

    Killzone 2 is interesting pairing of fantastic game framework and an IP that is...weak, to say the least.This means much of Killzone 2's gameplay is really quite good. It might be the best looking game yet on a home console system. Dark, urban enviroments are slick and appear more detailed than any game before it - and they're filled with plenty of awesome effects, including some nifty lighting effects that blend colors together and give off a sweet hazy look. I'm not a fan however of the usage ...

    7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

    Retro review - Killzone 2 4

    OverviewNow, there are a lot of dark and dreary war is hell kind of games out right now, but the thing that makes Killzone 2 different is that it take that setting to the next level. The atmosphere is dark and depressing, and if you think you've seen this is games before, you've never seen it quite like this. From the brutal blood and gore to the downright depressing environments, Killzone 2 takes a worn out concept and makes it feel entirely new. But the thing that makes Killzone 2 so special ...

    11 out of 18 found this review helpful.

    Awesome close combat warfare. 0

    I hear a lot of people complaining about the ArcTower Landing map, saying it is to close combat and is no room for any tactical combat, well I can tell you they are wrong.Both maps are fairly close combat, ArkTower Landing being the more closed in map, but in saying that there are tons of areas people usually don't go to and use to there advantage, there are many corridors and rooms which can be used as a spawning area or even to set up hidden turrets.The Arktower features a dark and stormy sky ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Thrillhouse! (Or another flavour of the month shooter) 0

    Killzone 2 : Stop me when you’ve heard this pitch before. Imagine a first person shooter where you play as bulky space marines battling evil invaders. The kids will totally eat it up. Story : You play as “Sev”, part of a troop of marines on a mission to invade the enemy homeworld and capture their leader. The enemy is the “Helghast”, a literal army of British Darth Vaders with machine guns. It’s as if someone asked the designers to come up with the most evil concept design for armoured enemy sol...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Killzone 2 Review - Fight the good fight. 0

    I think it’s hard to imagine anyone not hearing of Killzone 2.  For the few of you that haven’t been following the game, here’s a quick rundown. Killzone 2 was first shown to the public back at E3 2005 to show what was coming out and what the Playstation 3 could do.  When that was shown, there were a lot of talks whether the footage that was shown was in game or pre-rendered. After that, the game went silent until E3 2007 and 2008, where more trailers were shown, was actually in game. Still, the...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Good but generic 0

    Everyone told me that Killzone 2 was the first game to get when I purchased a PS3. They said it would blow my mind and keep me hooked. Well at first they were right but after a few hours I was just bored. The game did draw me in at the beginning with its gorgeous cinematics . But after playing for a while I found that it was just another shooter with your average tight ass space marines or whatever you want to call them. I didn't really care about the story. In fact I don't really even remember ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

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    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    A Must-Have for Any FPS Fan 0

     This is definitely Sony's answer to Halo. This doesn't mean Halo is a horrible game or anything, but Microsoft has Halo and now Sony can brag with it's Killzone.Before going into the technical aspects of the game, I think it's key to discuss the controls and story. The controls, regardless of the endless complaints, are just fine. Anyone complaining about 'stiff controls' should know they could just go into their settings and up their sensitivity for the Y and X axis of their analog sticks. I i...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Killzone 2 0

    Killzone 2 has been under the radar since its infamous debut trailer was seen at E3 2005. Nearly a year and a half before the PS3 was even out, the game was making enough of an impact to start gathering immediate attention. Since its predecessor failed to be the self-proclaimed "Halo killer" it was promised as, Killzone 2 had a lot to live up to. Four years later, after a snowball effect of hype, Killzone 2 was released and justified gamers' eager anticipation.A quick synopsis of the game for th...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Killzone 2 is finally out! 0

    Its amazing to think that a trailer shown in a video montage at Sony's E3 2005 Press Conference would be the biggest subject of controversy before the current generation would even begin. But despite the mass amounts of pressure put on the development team, Killzone 2 would be destined to be that game everyone got excited about when that first trailer hit. In short, Killzone 2 is quite possibly the most intense, and thrilling shooter you will find on the market today. Is it the best? Probably no...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    This warzone is definitely fit for the title of Killzone 0

    Though my time with the game may be short, it was enjoyed to the peak that the Playstation 3 really needed. With great graphics and gameplay, this game shows that it has what it takes to compete with those of the Xbox 360. The controls feel really picky in single player, but with the removal of the cover system in the online play, it feels like an FPS should.The singleplayer is not bad in any sense. It provides its own sense of enjoyment with little to no boring segments. It sucks you in, but I ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Great Despite unexceptional story 0

    Cross-posted with my site gammatesting.comKillzone 2 is an expertly made, AAA video game. It’s one of the best looking game I’ve played. The models and animations are fluid and life-like, the details gritty and immersive. This is just a flat out, no denying it, impressive visual experience. The game play is standard, solid First Person fun, on par and in line with next-gen classics like Call of Duty 4 — not quite that good, but in the same ballpark. You run around massive, war-torn neighborhoods...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Redemption 0

    The original Killzone suffered from an overabundance of hype. Billed by Sony as a Halo-killer, the game inevitably fell short of expectations when it turned out pretty average. In 2005, a trailer for Killzone 2 was unveiled at E3 showcasing incredible graphics and chaotic setpieces. Many doubted Guerrilla's ability to deliver on the promises of that trailer, and it seemed as if the second Killzone might go the way of the first. Luckily, the truth is far more inspiring; Guerrilla and Sony have pe...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Not a Killer App but Pretty Close 0

    My review is posted on my blog here but I'll just copy it here: (Pictures are from the wiki)During times like these, it’s difficult for a first person shooter to stand out. To be distinct from the massive crowd of shooters, a game has to offer a large dose of creativity. Those that don’t are often regarded as generic, and are soon forgotten. Killzone 2 seems to be a sort of exception to this observation. Although very little new gameplay elements are implemented, it proves to be an excellent sho...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Two is better than one, but for $6, more would still be nice. 1

    I think it's safe to say that everyone was/is a little skeptical about Steel and Titanium's hefty price tag of six dollars. I mean, come on, it's two maps. But I'd like to get this out of the way right now: it's totally worth it. Sure, it's only two new maps, but they're incredible new maps (which we'll talk about later), plus three new ranks. It's a little disappointing that no new classes were added, but the new ranks have high requirements that will keep you playing for a long time, since yo...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Sony's FPS Actually Awesome 7

    Okay, this game has lived up to the hype - graphics, music, action, controls, etc. On top of all of that good stuff, it doesn't have shitty load times or some bigass install for your HDD like many other titles. Killzone is a technical giant that rides your PS3 like Armstrong rides a bicycle. Whatever that meant; I actually cannot describe how positive my feelings are about the game. So what sucks about Killzone 2? Crappy dialogue delivered by bad voice work and a story that is just so lame that ...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    Well worth playing, but doesn't live up to the hype 30

    Story: You play Sev - a special forces grunt who's at the frontlines of an operation to take down the dictator for the Helgast planet, who's violent and extreme ways have made him an unacceptable risk to the univers.. To put it short the Helgast is pretty much a mix of evil commies and Nazis with British accent and low IQ's.. and the game's story follow you trough the war and the fall of the dictator.. Gameplay: Killzone 2 is a fairly liniar first person shooter - you aim, you shoot, you reloa...

    8 out of 26 found this review helpful.

    Killzone 2 Review - Great game! 12

    Killzone 2ForewordSo here we are ladies 'n gentlemen, Killzone 2 has finally arrived at your local store and you probably can't wait to buy it, well since it came out 25th for me I already blasted myself trough the campaign and played some hours on the online, and hey what can I say? Well..."The hype could not live up to the game" and that's the way it is. Killzone 2 does almost everything perfect!Instead of going for something "innovative and new" it chooses to do the old things excellent inste...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    Killzone 2 singleplayer not all it could be 8

    I felt a bit dissappointed with Killzone 2. I was expecting a grand single player experience with good story, interesting characters and great visuals and sound. I felt I only got delivered the last two, the game has awesome visuals and sounds and good production values overall. However; I feel the story and characters are real big dissappointments. The story is real basic and has no real drive, it's actually quite boring. And the characters all seem flat and uninteresting. I don't play multipla...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    A Good Game that is far from Perfect. 9

    Everyone has read about this game and it has had a lot of expectations and hype since the initial E3 trailer which was claimed to be real time gameplay.  I have to say the look and feel of the game very much delivers on what we say in that first trailer, the look of the game and the feel, it is very cinematic.  The gameplay is solid while the campaign does a good job of keeping you entertained while you are offline.  Killzone 2 is not perfect, however, because of some minor flaws here and there,...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Can You Survive in the Killzone? 0

    WARNING: May contain Spoilers and/or Bad Language!Now, I never played the first Killzone.  In my opinion, it's because the DualShock 2 isn't designed to play FPS games (having used the Xbox controller for Halo).  I watched my brother played it and he said it wasn't that great but the A.I. bots were good.  Anyways, 4 years and a lot of hype later - we have Killzone 2.  Here's what I thought of the game:You play as Sev, one of the marines of the ISA Special Forces Alpha Team.  You and your team...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Killzone 2 is a masterpieice of graphics and gameplay. 0

    Killzone 2 had some big shoes to fill when it came out. Between all of the trailers we've seen up til then, and the infamous pre-rendered trailer from 2005, people were expecting that world and more from the game. Putting all that aside, let's take a look at the game as it is, for what it is, and put aside all of the hype surrounding it.Graphically, the game is amazing, if you go back and take a close look at the 2005 trailer then you'll most likely agree with me when I say the final game looks...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    My Killzone 2 review (Mostly spoiler free) 3

    Note: This is a review I did for my fellow clan members of THE SYNDICATE. I have finished the single player, and have played all objectives of MP in all maps with bots. I will also try to keep this as spoiler free as possible. I hope you find this informative. Please let me know what you think, i'll be happy with either comments or brickbats. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to ask. I was not sure how to add a review on the KZ2 page, or to my own page, so I thought i'd put it up here. ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    High average scores a case of fanboyism, or is my game broken? 0

      Review for the single-player part of Killzone 2.  When it comes to FPS games I am the kind of guy who sits down and plays them through in one go. I'd do this with any games I come across, but FPS games have the decency of being short enough for it to actually be doable. I played Killzone 2 on the Veteran difficulty, on my first playthrough, and this is what I have to say about it:  Summed up, Killzone 2 is not remarkable, and certainly not the "Answer to the 360's Gears of War", it is in fact...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    The Nemesis Reviews: Killzone 2 0

    Hey, my fellow g1s, nemesis274 here and what I am about to give you is my very first review on a Playstation 3 exclusive. This game was just so awesome I think I might be considered a somewhat fanboy towards it. What is that game you may ask? Well, to those g1s who I communicate via Skype, they probably know what I am talking about, but to those who did not know, it’s none other than Killzone 2!Now just to let you know, I was not originally a fan of the Killzone series. I never played the first ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Absolutely Stunning Title! 5

    I've been playing it for a little over 5 hours and already from the jaw-dropping visuals to the absolutely incredible multiplayer I can tell this was well worth the price of admission. Although the story isn't exactly the most compelling thing you will find, there are tons of extra things to do inside the campaign and all sorts of unlockables that you will re-visit the campaign. From the campaign there is the incredible multiplayer, which at first glance is a lot like any other multiplayer game ...

    1 out of 5 found this review helpful.

    The Bitbag reviews- Killzone 2 0

    Killzone 2 hype began during E3 2005 when Sony first unveiled their infamous teaser trailer. Everyone believed it was CG and rightfully so. A week later former SCEA vice-president Phil Harrison stated that in fact, all the games shown at E3 2005 were done to PS3 specs. Since then the hype machine started growing bigger and bigger and many believed it would be Sony’s answer to Microsoft franchises Halo and Gears Of War. Has KZ2 delivered on all promises? Killzone 2 starts where Killzone: Liberati...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    A series of failed promises lives up to its reputation. 0

    My skeptic alarm was going off when the initial trailer hit for Killzone 2 showing a mesmerizing battle that blurred the lines between gameplay and cutscene. I wasn't so interested in the "is it pre-rendered?" conversation as I was about the fluidity of the gameplay. And wasn't all this a bit suspicious after "Killzone" tried to push the same "wow" hype only to come up empty? Guerilla didn't learn apparently, and Killzone 2 turned out disappointingly (if predictably) static. Much more polished, ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Killzone 2 0

     There are games that I buy when they first come out, games that I can afford or dont have time to buy when they first comes out, and games that I just dont want when they first come out. Killzone is the latter of those three. I decided to pick it up now just to give it a go and I am pleasantly surprised. It's actually a bloody good game. It's a lot of fun to play, the shooting is immensely satisfying, the graphics are at times breathtaking and the campaign condensed and excellently paced. It's ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Killzone 2 is the first must have FPS of the year! 0

    I was aware of the hype going into this game. I can say with confidence it has certainly lived up to it. This is an absolutely fantastic FPS experience that has already provided me with several fun hours, and many more to come. The story takes you to the Helghan planet where the ISA intends to over throw emperor Visari who initiated the attack on the Vektan planet in the first Killzone. This is pretty much all the story you get in Killzone 2. The paper thin story comes with very little charac...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.


    ENTER THE KILLZONE FOR ONE OF THE PS3'S FINEST TITLES!Hype can be a deadly uncontrollable disease to a videogame, it can ruin a games enjoyment within seconds and in today's tough financial times, destroy a whole development studio. As the gaming industry gets bigger and bigger each year, the expectation of gamers do to. Gamers expect more for their hard earned buck nowadays and already hype as killed off many a game in these past two years alone. Though one could argue that often, it's the deve...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Medicore DLC 0

    Vekta Cruiser is a small map good for no more than 20 players. The map feels claustrophobic and repetitive.Wasteland Bullet is a little more fresh than Vekta Cruiser and hazards on the map forces the player to stay on his/her toes and warry of the environment. However, this only has short term appeal. Once the novelty of dodging pillars wears off, it just ends up being annoying.Overall, this map pack doesn't do much to freshen up the multiplayer experience. The second pack is much better in this...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Great new maps 0

    After the mediocre first DLC pack, I wasn't sure Id like this pack. But both these maps are wide open and interesting, with a design that encourages tactical play.Southern hills has a nuclear blast that will kill players outdoors, so controlling the centre building is of key importance. Useful placement of repairable turrets makes engineer's secondary ability more usefull than on most maps. Teamwork is rewarded on this map since controlling the centre requires a number of key locations to be pro...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Fantastic! 0

    First of all, after playing the game for over 40 hours, this is one of the finest games you will play in this generation.  Usually, I don't talk about graphics, sounds and all that good stuff in my reviews, because I am mostly worried more about gameplay and the mechanics then how pretty a game looks.  With that being said, the game does look and sound pretty damn good.Ok, so before I talk about the good stuff, some people still have doubts about the "slow" controls.  To be honest, I was in the ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    One hell of a shooter 0

    Pros:-Amazing visuals; some of the best ever made-Campaign is intense and fun-Multiplayer is deep, addictive, and very fun-Guns feel and shoot great-Enemy AI is highly intelligent and provides a great challenge-Cover system is unique and solidCons:-Weak storyline and forgettable charactersKillzone 2 is quite possibly one of the most technically stunning games ever created, but great tech and visuals alone doesn't make a game good. Fortunately, Killzone 2 plays as amazing as it looks, and it offe...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Killzone 2 looks great, but is merely solid on all other accounts 0

      When Guerilla Games showed off its first trailer for the second Killzone at E3 2005, it looked so amazing that people couldn't help but go crazy for the prospect of getting to play it themselves. It was to be one of those games that would show off the PS3's advantage in terms of power compared to other platforms. The trailer turned out to be pre-rendered, and as such the pressure was on Guerilla to crank out a game that came close enough to that original trailer to satisfy the fans. It was pr...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    A great shooter - worth buying a PS3 just to play it 0

     After playing this game – I now want a PS3. It’s a shooter, nothing unique about it I suppose, but it’s done really well. It’s slick, the graphics are fantastic, and it’s hella fun. Plotwise there’s really not much to it, but it really doesn’t matter. Definitely the sort of game worth buying a PS3 for. Four stars.    ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    An exciting thrill ride but not a perfect one. 0

    Killzone 2 follows what seems to be an ongoing trend these days of an FPS having a fantastic but short rollercoaster like experience where it is fun and exilerating while it lasts but when it's done your not satisfied and even more so in Killzone 2 than most games and it makes up for it with amazingly addictive multi-player. Killzone 2 has one of the most disappointing endings I have experienced since halo 2, that dosen't make the experince itself any worse but is is disappointing. However the q...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    A Guerrilla threw up on my face 0

    That's right, that's what I said. A Guerrilla threw up on my face, or at least that is how I felt after I finished KillZone 2. Now before everybody out there that LOVES this game, and feels it is the second coming of FPS's goes off the deep end and starts throwing out words like "Fan-Boy" or "Noob", sit back, take a deep breath and just give me a chance to explain myself. Have you ever been on a blind date, or even on a date with someone that you "kinda" knew about, or on a second date where ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    A few problems hamper an otherwise great multiplayer experience.. 0

    Killzone 2 will take some getting used to.  Even for veteran FPS players, the controls will feel a bit unwieldy even after a few hours of playing.  Giving up on Killzone because of initially frustrating controls would be a bad idea though.  The single player experience is nothing to write home about with the exception of its visuals.  The weather effects alone on the alien planet will cause you to pause for a moment in awe.  The AI is admirable in that I never noticed the enemies doing anything ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Pretty good tactical maps 1

    Both these new maps are well designed and encourage tactical gameplay. The new map-specific weapons that are introduced are fun, but don't really  alter the gameplay experience as much as the developpers would have you believe.The Suljeva Cliffs level is small and suitable for no more than 20-24 players. Beyond that, things get too chaotic. However, it provides a great environment for small scale battles with a map unlike any other small levels in the game (in other words, it's a viable alternat...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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