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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. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 88
  2. Negative: 0 out of 88
  1. Nov 20, 2013
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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: 82 out of 409
  1. Dec 1, 2013
    I half to say i'v Been playing this game for hours, the multiplayer is awesome the single player is a bit short but I enjoyed it either way. Graphics are awesome, guns are great, sound is amazing. All in all an awesome experience so far, alot of unlockables and content i half to give this game a score of 10 because of how amazing it is. Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2014
    Good long campaign picks 30 years after killzone 3 has great reply value fun multiplayer GREAT launch title for the PS4 better than call of duty,battlefield 4 highly suggest it. Expand
  3. Nov 15, 2013
    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!
  4. Feb 17, 2014
    As a single player game, Killzone: Shadow Fall is a huge letdown. It's by the books and doesn't do anything special to make you want to keep playing. It's primarily there to showcase how powerful the PS4 is. Killzone: Shadow Fall makes up for that with its stellar multiplayer though. Its implementation of classes and how it portrays warfare makes you want to keep playing. The graphics from the single player are a downgraded a bit, as with every other game, but still looks fantastic. Expand
  5. May 15, 2014
    Shadow Fall is quite a spectacle for those testing out their shiny new PS4 consoles, but some will criticize it for lacking in a true next-gen experience. Visuals are top-notch as is game play, but we have come to expect these from Sony powerhouse Guerrilla Games. However, while the OWL and other features are welcome additions, there is an overall feeling of something lacking in the evolution of the series, particularly for the first installment on the PS4. FPS fans as well as fans of the franchise will no doubt get their fix from this title, but there is little memorable here; an experience that is soon forgotten, and one that will quickly be overshadowed by the wealth of promising titles coming soon to next generation consoles Expand
  6. Apr 6, 2014
    Having a hard time deciding between a 5 and a 6 for this game...

    The gameplay was incredibly frustrating. There was very little to offer
    that was unique, other than the last mission which was a very nice change of pace. The story was interesting, but not enough to keep me interested for a long play session or for playing once more than every other day. The multiplayer felt too clunky for me to enjoy, but that's more on personal preference. The graphics were incredible, but what matters for interactive media is the interactivity, so the gameplay is what really matters here, and it is not up to par with what it should be.

    I'll go with a 6.
  7. Aug 8, 2014
    Guerrilla Game's self proclaimed "halo killer' launches alongside the release of Sony's PS4. In an attempt to steal the thunder from Microsoft's storied halo franchise, Killzone Shadow Fall has instead been the killer of it's own franchise. Expand

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