Killzone PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Years ago, the success of planetary colonization resulted in the human settlement of several planets. The majority of these colonies have aligned to form the ISA. However, a ruthless, militaristic separatist faction known as the Helghast has distanced itself while secretly planning to scaleYears ago, the success of planetary colonization resulted in the human settlement of several planets. The majority of these colonies have aligned to form the ISA. However, a ruthless, militaristic separatist faction known as the Helghast has distanced itself while secretly planning to scale an all-out war. Killzone takes place during the initial Helghast blitzkrieg of the nearby colony of Vekta. When Vekta City's orbital defenses mysteriously fail, the Helghast land and deploy their troops rapidly and with ease. As the planetary defense forces are overrun and scattered into the city, your first objective as an ISA member is to escort a high-ranking official to an evacuation point. Drawing inspiration from classical military conflicts of the 20th century, Killzone captures the intense reality of warfare between the ISA and the Helghast. [Sony] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 67
  2. Negative: 3 out of 67
  1. AceGamez
    100
    It's graphically stunning, the sound effects and music immerse you into a tense and exciting atmosphere of total chaos, a strong story compels you through a long single player campaign full of variety and challenge against tough enemies and the fully online multiplayer mode can be played split screen with a bunch of bots for those without a network adapter.
  2. While the frame rate occasionally dips and pop-up hasn't been totally eradicated Killzone looks stunning. However, Killzone's total focus on fire fights means that anyone that doesn't relish the thought of scrapping for every inch of territory, yearning for puzzles, switches, vehicles to pilot or woe-betide, aliens, should look elsewhere.
  3. 80
    In spite of its sorted technical problems and humdrum story, Killzone provides a great ride; perhaps it's a testament to the game's surplus of style and ambiance that it remains enjoyable throughout.
  4. You PS2 owning FPS junkies are no doubt going to love this beast, and the rest of you will have some fun with this game too, just don’t be disappointed when you realize that Killzone's not the ground-breaking experience I think we were all expecting.
  5. The game is just too ambitious for the aging PlayStation 2. The frame rate, control and save game issues make the game a hard unforgiving slog rather than fun at times. But despite that there's a lot to be admired about the game.
  6. The innovative controls for the sniper rifle don't allow the player to pull off precise headshots when they're needed most, which leads to rising frustration.
  7. 30
    Like the game’s aiming, Killzone misses the mark by a mile. Afflicted with so many niggling problems it has ended up a shambles of game which barely delivers on any front.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 92
  2. Negative: 16 out of 92
  1. CheeksBuns
    Nov 6, 2004
    10
    GOD, u guys are so stupid! look ur basing ur view towards this game off a review on a DEMO. All the annoying glithes, lags online, and even GOD, u guys are so stupid! look ur basing ur view towards this game off a review on a DEMO. All the annoying glithes, lags online, and even the AI has been perfected by sony for the retail version! This 75 and 70 reviews are off the crap version that has these annoying things. The game u buy at the store will not have these. I had the demo version and i have the real one now. If the demo version was actually the real game, which it would never be id probably give it a 70 or 80 but the new version took made everything perfect. definitly a 90 or 100 i said a 100 just so someone would read this. Honestly im very disappointed in ign, gamezone, and others who played the demo, and rated it without even investigating if the annoyances would get fixed. Fortunately enough, there's still one good rating service. PSM played the demo and randy nelson of psm talked to sony about the glitches, lags, and AI and sony told him what i told u, this is just the demo, kudos the psm, and im pretty mad these other rating services are putting a bad name on this terrific game. Expand
  2. TheGreatGabeNewell
    Nov 14, 2004
    10
    Killzone is nothing compared to my new game Half-Life 2, which will be released on tuesday the 16th...this game killzone, is what gamers callKillzone is nothing compared to my new game Half-Life 2, which will be released on tuesday the 16th...this game killzone, is what gamers call a flop...The AI is terrible, you cannot jump, and was just an overall lame experience, Half-Life 2 does not have anything below a 95 on this website, killzone's lowest score is a 60! can you believe that! what bad game! Expand
  3. Jan 19, 2013
    10
    Killzone (PLAYSTATION) attempted to beat Halo (XBOX) and well they are both epic but I prefer Killzone because its really the Sci-Fi genre IKillzone (PLAYSTATION) attempted to beat Halo (XBOX) and well they are both epic but I prefer Killzone because its really the Sci-Fi genre I like in Video Games. Alot of people don't like Killzone because it tried too much to be the PLAYSTATION version of Halo but after Killzone 2 and 3 came out everybody shuted-up. I see on METACRITIC that K1 got 70/100 and K2 got 91/100 and K3 got 84/100, um I don't care what those guys say for me K1 is the best out of the trilogy, Its campaign is a real challenge, the graphics I'll pass on that one, the characters are Bad Ass and Killzone deserves 10/10. Expand
  4. DarthMoon
    Mar 14, 2006
    8
    This game is very interesting.It has great atmosphere and amazing settings witch inspire the player to keep on playing.All the problems This game is very interesting.It has great atmosphere and amazing settings witch inspire the player to keep on playing.All the problems killzone has are technical,the graphics look very nice but the game feels it has a hard time running on the ps2 and its not very solid. The story is interesting but it doesint get too deep.The overall atmosphere of the game amazing and has a lot of style. The characters are good but it needs a more deep and mature main character.It can be much better even a classic with a few improvements!. Expand
  5. BillD.
    Mar 28, 2006
    7
    This was hyped as a Halo-killer, and I'll at least give it that because Halo was garbage. Pretty fun even though quirky aiming systems This was hyped as a Halo-killer, and I'll at least give it that because Halo was garbage. Pretty fun even though quirky aiming systems and some major slow down stop it from being a great game. Expand
  6. Oct 9, 2016
    6
    When you look at Killzone franchise today it is hard to swallow that the franchise began with a game of this level. When it was announced by aWhen you look at Killzone franchise today it is hard to swallow that the franchise began with a game of this level. When it was announced by a British publication already called '' Halo Killer '' is that the game has not received even half of Microsoft game marketing. Beyond that it had not been Sony and yes the British publication said he had spoken this months before the game´s release. plus the damage was already done and many expected something they could butt heads [ and who even knows CRUSH ] Halo. Finally criticism: on ambiance and art direction is a positive thing in the game to show well the horrors of war both claustrophobic scenes of fighting when the destruction of sites. without wanting to mention it again [ more being needed ] the nickname '' Halo Killer '' gets to be ironic seeing how many elements the game took his '' victim of death '' as a limitade number of weapons,rifle butts able to overthrow enemies and strategic combat with small troops [ to name many others ] show inspiration. the system is more functional to not delay or 2 phases and is repetive and surprise either do not help improve the situation [ not to mention the terrible artificial intelligence ]. the gameplay is hard and forced many parts and other sensitive targeting system that will make you get annoyed and frustrated in no time. even the ambiance is something positive happen problems as objects appearing out of nowhere and details polygons connection problems are some [ up many problems ] for the chart that the game has. the history of the game has even more thanks to the potential problems of gameplay and sights [ and the lack the charismatic characters and potential of history thrown away ] do not be a campaign more TOTALLY forgettable. the game also has multiplayer that can give a better interest more failure for lack of creativity. It´s even more fun there are much better options on the PS2. in brief Killzone is just another generic shooter that '' Halo Killer '' has nothing. the way the game is [ that talking about it at launch ] isdifficult to know what that Britannic publication saw the months before the game out of '' Halo Killer ''. Furthrmore if you see the previous history to this game of Guerrilla Games was not to espect much seeing that the studio [ that was not Sony at the time ] could be called fifth-studio by well forgettable games. then we are talking about a studio [ until then of course being that the studio was great after ] fifth grade playing the game with not much marketing is expected as a '' Killer ''. Fortunately Sony gave a second chance to series and from Killzone Liberation of PSP,Killzone 2 and 3 of PS3,Mercenary and Vita and Shadow Fall of PS4 franchise got quality games turning the FPS Playstation and Guerrilla in a large studio Sony. even having importance in the emergence of the series, the first Killzone game is a disposable [ even the biggest fans of the series ] Expand
  7. Dec 24, 2016
    0
    The game is very very ... very bad, bad gameplay with poorly done animations that deform the modeling or the script of assassination thatThe game is very very ... very bad, bad gameplay with poorly done animations that deform the modeling or the script of assassination that sometimes does not execute the animation correctly, It is difficult to point out the constructions are very bad, and its history is like a movie Of class z, The multiplayer is more of the same, It is painful that something like this came from sony. Expand

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#4 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#2 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004