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  • Summary: The events of Killzone Shadow Fall take place thirty years after the events of Killzone 3. Set in a time of planetary colonization, the game focuses on the conflict between the Vektans and the Helghast, two rival colonist factions inhabiting a remote planet. For 3 decades, both factions have lived side by side, separated by an enormous security wall – but now their cold war is about to run hot. It is up to Lucas Kellan, a member of the military intelligence unit dubbed the Shadow Marshals, to try to protect the fragile peace that exists. A new warrior for a new era of war, Kellan 's missions will range from quiet infiltrations to all-out combat. Lucas will need to be methodical and ready to adapt, as any misstep could lead to mutually assured destruction. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 88
  2. Negative: 0 out of 88
  1. Nov 20, 2013
    91
    Thankfully, Shadow Fall handles far better than its predecessors that were hamstrung by the limited abilities of the PlayStation 3. It’s perfectly smooth to play, and there’s no longer a button to attach yourself to cover — simply crouching behind a chest-high wall will hide you, and pushing forward against it will let you stick your gun out to shoot.
  2. Nov 13, 2013
    85
    The single player is quite varied when it comes to weapons, levels and gameplay elements. The OWL also offers players a few interesting tactical choices, which make certain sections of the game highly replayable. Top that off with some great visuals and a high framerate, and we’ve got ourselves a great shooter that’s worth buying for the single player alone.
  3. Nov 29, 2013
    80
    It sets a very high benchmark for what can be achieved on Sony’s new console, while only giving a hint at what innovative gaming experiences are waiting to be discovered in the hardware’s future.
  4. 75
    Killzone: Shadow Fall isn’t the best game for the PS4, but it is the Trophy Wife of the PS4 launch lineup. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and you’ll love to show it to be the envy of all your friends. But beyond the good looks, she’s actually kinda dumb, lacking personality, and can get on your nerves at times.
  5. Nov 28, 2013
    70
    Shadow Fall shows what Sony's new machine is able to do in terms of graphics, but behind its beautiful façade there's a by the numbers first person shooter that you won't remember in a few months.
  6. It will dazzle players with its next-generation visuals and give them fun things to do with Sony’s newfangled controller...But when the launch hubbub dies down and you’ve played through your day one bundle of games, this probably isn’t the game you’re going to come back to for seconds.
  7. Nov 13, 2013
    50
    That absence of meaningful evolution might be Killzone: Shadow Fall’s biggest sin. For all the next-gen bluster of its visuals and the repeated blunt-force attempts to ram a message home, Guerilla’s first shot on the PS4 retreads shooter cliches, and poorly. In a launch lineup crowded with shooters, Killzone: Shadow Fall sits at the bottom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 76 out of 374
  1. Dec 16, 2013
    10
    Killzone: SF is a brilliant and challenging game with excellent AI and sublime graphics, gameplay and a far better Multiplayer than COD. Definitely one of the best single player FPS out! Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2013
    10
    1. Killzone shadow fall is probably the best looking FPS game right now for ps4.
    2. A game that offers a very good solo and multiplayer.
    MUST BUY for every ps4 owner Expand
  3. Nov 15, 2013
    10
    I just got this game, been playing it for hours.

    - Gameplay: Its Solid! the gun play is spot on very realistic in a way. Doesn't have that
    fast paced exaggeration from COD or BF4. Weapons feel heavy and the animation if fluid.
    - Graphics: Killzone shadow fall: Its probably the best looking FPS game right now. High res sharp texture, beautiful scenery and one best particles i have seen in a game.
    - Multi player, 24 players 60 fps, it has dedicated servers and its a blast to play, Maps are well designed not to big and not to small. And the custom Warzone multi player maps is pretty awesome.
    Single player: is around 10 hours, Story is decent but nothing spectacular good voice acting and facial animation, characters don't fell dull as in previews Killzone games.

    Buy it!
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  4. Nov 25, 2013
    8
    Don't listen to reviewers like scalan15. Looked up he's reviewing history and he's clearly an xbox1 fanboy. He gave Ryse a 10 lol.

    Anyway, I have yet to play the single player and I'll get around to it someday but I'm having too much fun playing multiplayer.

    I was pleasantly surprised that the Killzone weighty feeling feels heavier than it did in Killzone 3. I also liked the fact that GG kinda went back to their roots a little by bringing back mobile spawning and custom Warzone's, which really held back Kz 3 IMO.

    Another thing I've liked about the MP is that the class abilities and classes are very well balanced for the most part. Maps are well balanced as well with 3 exits in each side. So unless your team is awful you shouldn't be getting base camped.

    My two biggest complaints with the game is that there isn't in game voice chat. You have to set it up through the PSN chat. The other is that there isn't a clan system my place yet. However I believe this will be patched in.

    All in all the MP portion of game is great.
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  5. Dec 29, 2013
    7
    The graphics are incredible. However, the overuse of lense flare is ridiculous taking away the realism. Why games use lense flare and motion blur is beyond me as I rarely experience it in real life. If I did as much as this game uses it I would seek out an eye doctor or get better equipment to use in combat. Expand
  6. Nov 16, 2013
    6
    Started off fun and faded throughout with a few fun moments. There were a few occasions were I was able to reach areas in a map which I became stuck and could not move. Had to restart from prior checkpoint in order to continue. Expand
  7. Apr 5, 2014
    0
    Huge let down. A lot of great idea's - however most couldn't have been executed more poorly.

    In 30 years of gaming - I have never taken
    what's supposed to be a top tier game out of the console prior to completion - this was a first.

    Whoever came up with the free fall sections - should be fired.
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