Review: Killzone 2


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Developer: Guerrilla Games
Genre: Sci-Fi First Person Shooter
Platform(s): PlayStation 3
Release Date: February 27, 2009
Compatability: 52MB Mininum Space | SIXAXIS Motion Sensitive | DUALSHOCK 3 Vibration Function | HD 720p | Network Players 2-32
Rating: 9.5

Killzone 2 is one of the most exciting and outstanding games on the PS3 having a packed single-player campaign and an immense online play. Looking at an in-game video or just playing the demo available will make you want to buy this game immediately. First person fans will surely spend a substantial amount of time playing the online version of the game which has a large amount of rewards that can be achieved throughout.

Visually stunning, Killzone 2 consists of fighting and assaulting various enemies in the planet called Helghan which is mostly inhabited by the Helghast soldiers. The visuals are incredible and these are reflected in the landscapes and maps available to play in. Killzone 2 is constantly action-packed and it’s very rare not to shoot a single bullet in just 60 seconds. This leaves you no choice but to continue playing the campaign from one battlefield to the next against one of the best AI enemies. The Helghast won’t just come out at you shooting randomly but they will take cover behind obstacles to make it more difficult for you to kill them. At times they will also flank you and if enemy soldiers are taking cover, it doesn’t mean you can take them out because they will shoot blindly from their hiding spot.

Visuals are impressive.

Weapon variety is also included in this Sci-Fi First Person Shooter starting from the effective M82 which is one of the best weapons for both short and long range shooting. Shotguns, bolt guns and lightning guns can also be found at different places in maps. These and more will surely help you go from one objective to the next. The sound effects are very realistic and these compliment the movement of the player itself while taking down enemy tanks and soldiers.

The environment is a futuristic one with non-stop thundering in the sky of the planet Helghan. The action is really smooth and this makes the game different from others. Even when jumping, the way the player lands on the ground makes you feel weary and tired with all that gear you are wearing. Technically, Killzone 2 is massive and this is reflected in all the small details throughout the campaign. The rain swerves in the wind, lightning flashes in the sky and bullets going close by are just some examples of the outstanding gameplay this game holds.

Realistic environments.

Finishing the single-player campaign does not mean putting the game aside. That is just the beginning. Online play is what makes this game a complete one. A large amount of rewards are given to the player which can be classes and new weapons in your arsenal. The classes are obtained by completing a number of objectives and these become more difficult as you go higher through the ranks. In other words it’s a leveling system that gives special bonuses.

Killzone 2 has got it all. In a recent interview with the Guerrilla Team, I read that Killzone 2 can really show what the PlayStation 3 is capable of. And that is true. Immense graphics and fantastic gameplay action with extraordinary AI makes this game a must buy for all PlayStation 3 owners.

Reviewed by Barber – September 3, 2009

Stunning visuals made this game what it is. The graphics are outstanding and even if you don’t like the genre, you have to admit that the presentation of the game is immense.
Battlefield sounds and soundtrack are also impressive and complement the realistic visuals. The only negative point here is that the dialogue is difficult to understand especially during a battle.
One of the most important aspects of the game is that it is fun to play. Not only the multiplayer part but also the single-player campaign. Enemy AI completes this.
Final Score



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