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  • Summary: In Killzone: Liberation, two months after the events of "Killzone," (PS2) most of southern Vekta is still under Helghast control. The rules of war have been cast aside with the Helghast General, Metrac, employing brutal measures in order to seize the initiative and strengthen his position further. Returning as Templar, players will be sent on a mission to undertake a covert operation to save hostages captured by Metrac, while ISA troops continue the fight for liberty. Featuring an intelligent third person camera system, Killzone: Liberation allows players a more tactical surveillance viewpoint to view their action and read the enemy’s behavior during gameplay. Set in an intense postmodern war reminiscent of the previous PS2 title, Killzone: Liberation features the unique graphical style to showcase pure grit and realism. During gameplay, players will have access to variety of weapons that are unique and innovative, inspired by modern military equipment. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 56
  2. Negative: 1 out of 56
  1. 95
    Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most highly-polished and brag-worthy games that the PSP has.
  2. A must-own title that is definitely worth playing. Everything is great, and I really cannot think of anything I would change about what could be this year's greatest hand-held game.
  3. Regardless of some nagging technical and balance issues, Liberation manages to carve out a unique niche on the PSP, and Guerilla deserves a serious nod for at least getting the gameplay right.
  4. No, this is a balls-to-the-wall action fest that keeps the gritty battlefield presentation of the series perfectly intact. [Dec. 2006, p.78]
  5. Tries too hard to be PSP's killer app, but is just too inhibited to ever really blow you away. [Dec 2006, p.76]
  6. Killzone: Liberation has considerable depth that really manages to please. [Dec 2006, p.130]
  7. 40
    Gameplay as a whole is woefully unbalanced, leading to death after death for no good reason. Each time, you will question your desire to persevere; it's a losing battle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Apr 12, 2012
    10
    Oh boy! This game trully rocks! Miltiplayer is a killer, single player is a bomb!
  2. Jan 13, 2012
    10
    Killzone: Liberation for the Playstion Portable was a great game and the Bosses were a witty challenge to the game's original story line.It was a 10/10 for : graphics,music,voice acting and overall storyline.

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  3. Nov 23, 2012
    9
    Graphics, sound, story, and polish are great. Mission structure, controls, gunplay, and Ai are great as well. The game also has single player campaign, challenges, co op, and competitive multiplayer. No online play though, just local. Expand
  4. Nov 4, 2010
    8
    A good top-down shooter for the PSP. The missions are a good length for a portable game. They're rather linear, but in a portable you probably don't have a lot of time to go exploring, so I didn't mind that. Graphics are pretty good. Decent selection of weapons and upgrades. The challenges break up the missions well and are worth doing, earning some useful abilities. The story is nothing special, though not terrible either, and the gameplay should keep you going through to the end. Easily worth playing. Expand
  5. Nov 24, 2013
    8
    Quite addicting, but it's not all to easy to get into. Yes, if you loved the original killzone (or 2 and/or 3) chances are you will love this. It is fun, though while it tells a story, I never really played for the story, since the story REALLY is like killzone 1's story only without the parts where it actually explains WHY these two factions or teams or sides or WHATEVER are/is fighting. Also, some of the controls say "Press and hold" when really I held the button down without pressing it, and it happens to work anyways CONTROOOOLS! This game is still very fun and enjoyable, and if you like this, chances are you will be playing mercenary soon. Luckily, if you had a PS3 and a PSP when the networks were done with the long waiting (if you haven't heard of the hack that occurred on the PSN in 2011) you would get this FOR FREE (along with other games such as, LBP PSP and Police Force). It doesn't take a killzone addiction to love this game, really. This game is a great PSP shooter overall and is HIGHLY recommended.
    If you love killzone, play this.
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  6. Feb 27, 2012
    8
    Very good game, great production values, quick-paced action, well balanced gameplay. Might be a little frustrating at certain points (especially final level), but that's nothing for action game fan. Getting free DLC chapter 5 is a bit of a hassle though (have to download the data manually from developer's web site on PC and transfer to PSP), and without it the story does not conclude and is not to long. Recommended! Expand
  7. Nov 25, 2010
    7
    killzone liberation is an admirable attempt to turn the series into a top down shooter. Problems arise when aiming is inconsistent and the challenge becomes relentless. This game doesn't feel like much of a war and your AI partner on some missions are rather thick. Still the action is satisfying and manning turrets,tanks and even a hovercraft give this shooter good depth-the repetitive environments look great but are exactly that-repetitive, In all though it's a solid bit of handheld shooting fun with some decent longevity with challenge modes and a cool selection of multiplayer options but isn't going to satisfy everyone. Expand

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