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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 haveThe 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. Collapse
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: 90 out of 444
  1. 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
    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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  2. Dec 3, 2014
    10
    This game is beautiful. A really solid launch title that has benefited greatly from a few patches over the year since its release. First offThis game is beautiful. A really solid launch title that has benefited greatly from a few patches over the year since its release. First off the story is surprisingly impressive. The previous two console installments fell a bit flat during the campaign, particularly Killzone 3. In Shadow Fall you're fighting a different war and it shows. David Harewood and Jamie Gray Hyder are exceptional in their roles.

    The multiplayer lives up to its predecessors. Killzone has always been different from other FPSs in that it takes getting used to. If you stick with it you'll find the most tactical squad based game play available on consoles. The array of weapons and abilities puts the like of CoD to shame. The classes are perfectly balanced and once you find your style you can really start to run games. Snipers will once again love this entry but there is fun to be had for offensive and defensive players.

    The maps are well balanced too. If graphics are your thing, sometimes you may just stop and take a look around because the settings are inspirational. Spawning happens in a guarded base where the enemy cannot enter so you can adjust your classes and setup without any worries. Although running support will allow you to set spawn points wherever you choose for you and your team mates.

    The only downside to the game is that the developers got a bit greedy. If you want to play co-op which is already packaged with the game, you'll have to pay extra for it. Same with the fourth class and a few weapons. It's not enough to worry about even if you really enjoy the game, but it should have been included.

    Overall a truly exceptional exclusive.
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  3. Nov 15, 2013
    9
    This game is such a fun game and runs very smoothly. I must also add that the game sounds and looks beautiful. They did an amazing job withThis game is such a fun game and runs very smoothly. I must also add that the game sounds and looks beautiful. They did an amazing job with the sound of each gun firing. Warzone is one of the best multiplayer game types, switching from different game modes and team objects and the perks for different classes are really fun and can add depth to the game to see which works best for you and for your gun type. For example....I enjoy sniping and if I get hit and don't see exactly were the shot is coming from and I'm about to die, I can transport to different location to take me out of harms way. And the multiplayer is only going to get better since the the community can customize their own game modes to choose from. Definitely recommend Expand
  4. Jan 16, 2014
    8
    The Playstation 4 I purchased is the first Playstation I've ever owned, so I was REALLY Excited to try this exclusive out and boy was I NOTThe Playstation 4 I purchased is the first Playstation I've ever owned, so I was REALLY Excited to try this exclusive out and boy was I NOT let down. This game, from a graphics and mechanics standpoint, is the definition of a next-gen game. They were freaking incredible, the details in everything from rain dripping down a characters face, to the tiny pebbles and cracks littered all over the rocky cliffs; it was absolutely insane. Movement felt very realistic in that doing things like sprinting would make the screen move as if the character were actually running and not just floating as it feels in many other FPSs.

    As for the campaign, I found the gameplay itself to be a lot of fun, however there were several parts in it that were very non-first-person shooter, that I felt took a little bit of the enjoyment out of the campaign. The story was very tough to follow and found myself having no idea why I was doing what I was doing, but at the same time I was enjoying myself (this also could be because I've never played a KIllzone game before). There were some parts of the campaign that were challenging, but overall I moved through the campaign with relative ease even when playing it on the hardest difficulty. So while the story itself was difficult to follow and there were some parts of the campaign that had no right being in an FPS in the first place, overall the gameplay was a lot of fun and definitely helped prepare me for the multiplayer.

    Personally LOVE the multiplayer in Killzone Shadow Fall. I've been playing Warzone which is basically a combination of every FPS game type known to man combined into one single game. So basically every 5 minutes or so the objective of the game changes from Team Deathmatch, to Search and Destroy, or to a Domination style game type, to a beacon retrieval game type. The game type utilizes every corner of the maps and with the objective constantly changing it keeps you on your feet and results in a really intense and enjoyable experience. Multiplayer utilizes a lot of the guns, abilities, load out options that you experienced in the campaign as well as incorporates some new aspects as well, still giving you that slight feeling of uniqueness. Most, if not all, of the load outs abilities provide some benefit to you and your team so it does a good job of promoting group cooperation and allows for those high-five moments you get when assisting your buddies. Overall I think the Killzone: Shadow Fall's multiplayer is extremely fun, and think anyone that is a fan of online shooters would thoroughly enjoy this game.
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  5. Mar 27, 2014
    7
    This game isnt a so much badassed game, but it have good graphics and a good gameplay, but the problem is the story and that it isnt aThis game isnt a so much badassed game, but it have good graphics and a good gameplay, but the problem is the story and that it isnt a badassed game, but is fun. Expand
  6. Mar 15, 2014
    6
    Killzone: Shadow Fall tries to start the franchise fresh on the PlayStation 4 with new characters, a new setting, and a new art design. ShadowKillzone: Shadow Fall tries to start the franchise fresh on the PlayStation 4 with new characters, a new setting, and a new art design. Shadow Fall's story has a very interesting set up, Helghan has been destroyed so now the Helghast now live on Vekta and the only thing that separates the races is a giant defense wall. After the set up the story fails to take off and turns out to be a bland tale about deception and war. The game play is slightly changed, mainly the controls, as they are simplified to be more fast-paced for shooting. The environments are more open and are very similar to Crysis, where you are free to dispatch your enemies in your own way. The multiplayer is very simple but that is what makes it so good. It feels different from other first-person shooters where you are constantly leveling up and being rewarded. In Shadow Fall you start with all weapons and abilities, and are free you use whatever you like. The graphics are definitely the best looking of the launch titles for the PS4. Unlike other Killzones, Shadow Fall is bright and colorful instead of the dark and gloomy settings of the past Killzones. Killzone: Shadow does some new and different things that are great, but it also still has some short comings that the series is know for. Expand
  7. Sep 19, 2014
    0
    This sort of complete rubbish game is making me regret buying a PS4. How can gaming companies relase s@#$ like this nowdays. The story sucks,This sort of complete rubbish game is making me regret buying a PS4. How can gaming companies relase s@#$ like this nowdays. The story sucks, the characters are unliakble. The levels are boring and don't look as goof as anything from PC for the last few years. Random parts of the game have"bosses" with nfi what is going on. No explaination about what your charater is doing and then you get things like this free fall with 0 explaination how to not die at the end of it after countless deaths, it requires looking on forums to find out go for some slightly shiny spot, that might work. Please stop making games, was free with the PS4 and Im just going to sell this rubbish, not even worth completing as there has been no charcter development anyway. Expand

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