Killzone 2 PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2009
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 94 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 94
  2. Negative: 0 out of 94
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  1. But without the first game’s ambiguities,? ?a sense of humour or even an ounce of? ?intrigue,? ?its story stinks.? ?It’s so slight you could play the levels in random order to? ?little ill-effect,? ?and it assumes knowledge of everything and everyone,? ?not once recognising the real-world echoes of its premise:? ?an allied invasion of an enemy? ?the allies themselves created.?
  2. Zero - that's how many fresh ideas Killzone 2 brings to the table. Had it been released alongside Soldier of Fortune or Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, it would have made a big fuss. Today, after Call of Duty 4, Gears of War 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode Two, its gameplay looks weak. Very few enemy variations, cliched situations repeat over and over again, and there is not enough story to fill a Saturday morning cartoon.
  3. One of the best looking games ever, but also one of the least ambitious in terms of anything else.
  4. This is an average, generic experience. For all its lofty ambitions and hype it is an unbelievable failure, a real disappointment for all PlayStation 3 owners.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 1537 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 282
  1. GrantC
    Mar 6, 2009
    8
    John P, clearly you are new to playing games, maoning about the load pauses, which only lasts a couple of seconds and in between fire fights. John P, clearly you are new to playing games, maoning about the load pauses, which only lasts a couple of seconds and in between fire fights. Alot of games do this, half-life for example, to moan about it is like moaning about bread having crusts, dont be so stupid. Onto my thoughts, im enjoying the game, the single player is short, story and characters are terrible (rico!) but the gameplay is solid and fun enough. The multiplayer is where the game truly comes alive, really enjoying that so far. The controls can be tricky but all it takes is some setting changes to what you like and some practice and thats it. Clearly some folk like John P and Gav (didnt like gears or halo either!? why did you even buy this game if you dont like good shooters!?) are just bad at games and blame the games for their own short comings. Not saying everyone has to like the game (its not for everyone) but the reasons these guys gave were moronic. Full Review »
  2. Aug 16, 2010
    4
    I am disappointed by Killzone 2. Even though it has received rave reviews by the critics, i have to say, i find it quite difficult to come upI am disappointed by Killzone 2. Even though it has received rave reviews by the critics, i have to say, i find it quite difficult to come up with positive things to say about it.
    The graphics are pretty nice yes, but unfortunately, games like Uncharted 2 and God of War 3 are available on PS3 and they have much more eye candy. The graphics of Gears of War 3 on Xbox 360 (I own both consoles) are almost on par.
    And, well, that's about all the positive things i have to say about this game.

    The story is a total fail. From the start i couldn't understand what we were doing on Helghan and why we were doing it. I couldn't even understand why we were supposed to be the good guys. Sure, the enemies looked menacing with all the nazi-like styling, but apart from that, the gamer doesn't have a clue what is going on, because the story is non existent.
    Just like the story, the characters and their conversations are completely disappointing as well. I can't say much because i just don't remember anything. My brain has immediately deleted any relevant information because it considered it junk i guess... Uncharted's story and script is light years better.

    The controls are adequate. I didn't like the covering mechanism -there were times that even though i was supposed to be covering, the enemies could still see me and shoot me dead- and the unimaginative way the developers chose to use the dualshock's accelerometer.

    Overall, a mediocre game, way worse than Gears of War series, Call of Duty, Crysis or Half Life.
    Certainly the biggest disappointment of all the ps3 exclusives.
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  3. guywhohateskillzone
    Jun 11, 2009
    0
    cause it sucks major ballz i hate the shitty graphics, i mean c'mon people lets b serious, it looks like friggin pack man and thecause it sucks major ballz i hate the shitty graphics, i mean c'mon people lets b serious, it looks like friggin pack man and the gameplay is like putting an elephant dick in your throut, impossible, no i do not have a ps3, and this doesn't help me, i,m glad with my 360, ps3 sucks major balzzzzzz Full Review »