- 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.… Expand
Nov 20, 2013Thankfully, 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.
Nov 13, 2013The 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.
Nov 18, 2013Killzone: 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.
Nov 13, 2013It 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.
Nov 13, 2013That 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.
Nov 15, 2013I 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 thatI 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!… Expand
Jan 6, 2014Killzone has always been a FPS that I enjoy. With each new installment they continue to grow and refine the experience. I think this is myKillzone has always been a FPS that I enjoy. With each new installment they continue to grow and refine the experience. I think this is my favorite FPS to date and I will tell you why. I also own BF4 and COD ghosts so I am comparing KZ:SF to the best out there.
I don't think I need to check the box but thought i'd give a fair warning to anyone who doesn't want even minor things revealed
Graphically for me Killzone shines above the rest, not just because it's so shiny. The graphical powerhouse is the best looking FPS in the console market to date. I'm not going to deny the abundant use of lens flare and particle effects, but where many are saying they are just there because they can, I think all of them make sense and are used effectively. The level designs are varied both in a corridor/open sense as well as a visual style sense. These include the beautiful city of Vekta to the oppressive Helgast cities we are used to as a visuals. But new surprises were nicely horrific space stations, container city slums and the cracked surface of Helgan that was destroyed at the end of KZ3. All this combines to be the most visually impressive and fun environmental games I have experienced recently. I have to say I am a bit biased as far as Sci-Fi anything to me is better than Modern Day. I just get more excited about things that could be instead of things that actually are
Gameplay is better than ever. I still like the heavy feel of guns in this game, big guns have Weight! The shooting mechanic is tight and reliable. If ever a mistake was made shooting it was my own and not bad controls. I really liked the change of pacing in this one with more focus on the stealth being a shadow marshal. This is what sets it apart from BF4 and COD for me. The action is intense in this one but it also slows down and allows you tactfully take on a battle. With gadgets and weapons focused on helping you achieve this. Example, I used an echo to see a mech through walls and waited patiently while it walked up a ramp underneath a large crate. I threw an EMP grenade to freeze it and shot the crate down smashing the mech like a pancake. Purely why I enjoyed KZ:SF more than COD or BF4. Those are great but all action. Many have complained about the "on rails" sections, I never felt this way. I think these sequences made sense and were very fun. As we transition into the new generation however I do hope they make things more and more open and less and less "on rails" but some of those bits are still very fun to me.
Story is great! many say it falls flat but I think it was quite enjoyable. A bit predictable but I think the dichotomy presented in this really highlights the idea of there is rarely a "good" or "bad" side, only your way of seeing it depending on which side you are on or if you are stuck in the middle. I think it's not the level of story telling say "Last of Us" or "Bioshock" (any of them) have achieved, but comparatively I think it's story is better than COD or BF4. Don't get me wrong I think those also did a good job, but for me KZ:SF just did it better.
Finally sound design is impeccable. Gunfire, explosions and the like are all spot on. The sci-fi sounds of hovering drop ships and electrified shield bursting are all great as well. no sound stood out as weird or wrong which is the way it should be. And on top of all that, the music straight blew me away! The whole game I was constantly saying to myself that this music is amazing. Non conventional in many instances and yet is still worked perfectly. Much better than COD although I thought BF4 had some nice music, KZ:SF has the best music by far. *SPOILER* the audio files and their presentation was the most unexpected, yet simple and perfect way for the player to experience them. The speaker in the controller needs to be used more like this because it made me feel like I picked up the audio file and played on my own personal device and was listening to it all the while the game, its sounds and music kept on playing like I was still in that world. Perfect really perfect. never thought something that sounds so silly would be so effective and engaging.
Oh and multiplayer is my favorite. have loved it since KZ2. now with prettier levels, but balanced, varied and fun levels at that. Probably about to go play now!
overall I think this game is great and anyone who says it's terrible or whatever are clearly not playing the same game I played. I recommend this 100% and give it 10/10 because my minor gripes are washed away in the sea of fun this game provides.… Expand
Nov 16, 2013Killzone S.F. is a fantastic game I hated Killzone 1 loved Killzone 2 thought 3 was good but not as good as 2.
K2 was my favourite mp gameKillzone S.F. is a fantastic game I hated Killzone 1 loved Killzone 2 thought 3 was good but not as good as 2.
K2 was my favourite mp game too. Right so as you can see, i'm a fan of Killzone but not to the extent that I would lie to promote a game. K: S.F. is beautiful i'm amazed by how gorgeous it looks, anyone who says otherwise is lying full stop The gameplay is pure Killzone but a little faster lighter. It also gives you a lot more freedom of choice the corridor gameplay of old has not been eradicated but there are more open environments to explore and traverse using various tactics. The OWL is genius it changes the experience completely for me in a positive way. Killzone is not perfect the A.I. misfires from time to time and the m.p. could do with a twist a game changing update maybe but it is still awesome. An improvement in those areas would give it a 10. I still prefer it over cod (cod4 amazing.. downhill from there). People scoring this game from 0 5 are talking rubbish lying in fact and something should be done to remove their score as it is for obvious motives. How can someone review a game they haven't played Metacritic?? Buy this game it is a beautiful..exciting showcase of what your PS4 is capable of.… Expand
Dec 9, 20137.5 would be my true score for this, 8 is a tad too high, 7 a tad low!
It's an enjoyable campaign, if a bit frustrating at times, the7.5 would be my true score for this, 8 is a tad too high, 7 a tad low!
It's an enjoyable campaign, if a bit frustrating at times, the shooting mechanics are strong, the combat isn't bad, the story is interesting, but at times the level design can be infuriating, what your aim is in a level is at times extremely vague, but offers no puzzle to figure out what you have to do, you pretty much just have to get lucky, that'd be the biggest flaw of the game for me.
It's not as short as other games released in this genre, which is refreshing.
Overall, 7.5/10, give it a go. … Expand
Feb 5, 2014A great launch title for the PS4. The action can definitely be intense. If you're not into COD or BF then this is the game for you if youA great launch title for the PS4. The action can definitely be intense. If you're not into COD or BF then this is the game for you if you are looking for an FPS. My review only covers the single player campaign. I never delved into multiplayer.
There isn't really any sort of customization in this game. You get your main gun, can pick up enemy guns, grab a couple different grenades, but that's really it. Some cool gadgets such as your OWL and scanner do give some semblance of tactics to this game.
My only real complaint is that the story and character development isn't overly strong. It had potential but seemed to be lacking effort.
That being said, the superb action makes up for it and helps keep the overall score up for this game.… Expand
Mar 15, 2014Killzone: 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
Apr 13, 2014The most boring launch game title ever released..... The single player is unplayable, it's so boring that I couldn't finish it and I don'tThe most boring launch game title ever released..... The single player is unplayable, it's so boring that I couldn't finish it and I don't intend to... I haven't given a chance to the multiplayer, although the most of review say the multiplayer saves the game. Don't waste your money and time in it.… Expand