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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
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  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. KassraR.
    Aug 27, 2008
    This is by far THE BEST psp-game I've eva played. When my friend bought it for me on my b-day, i was ratha thinkin it wud be anotha average shoota 4 the psp where although the superb graphics and gameplay really were stunning, the incredibly short campaign and no online play let me down. Then when i heard dat there was a multiplaya patch out 4 this game and that there also was a new chapta added increasing the campaign length and finally letting us know where R****(Spoiler) was taken i gave the game a second look and also tried the online play. I wud have neva been thinkin dat it cud replace mgs po or socom ftb2 which i was regularly playin at dat time, but well it did. The most important reason y it did was dat this game was mainly relyin on communication between team mates in order for a team to win. I can remememba where it seemed like our team was winnin in a team death match and we were moving in a group of 4. We all saw an opponent running ova a bridge in front of us and just when we were abt 2 go onto the bridge i shouted stop into the microphone and every1 waited cus i was assuming dat the opponent was running away from us because he laid a mine on the bridge so i told my team mates 2 wait and slowly approached the bridge, then i saw the mine, and I quikly rolled away when the opponent detonated it. I saved my otha 3 team mates Collapse
  2. Jan 13, 2012
    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.

  3. BenT.
    Jan 5, 2007
    Once again another good game. I have the first Killzone on PS2 and its slightly better but this game is so cool.
  4. VijayS.
    Dec 18, 2006
    Its a very good game with the right amount of strategy and action.
  5. JarredH.
    Mar 4, 2007
    Guerilla Games really gambled with this new style of gameplay, and they passed with flying colors. Everything here seems to work together flawlessly, and the upcoming infrastructure patch should be a blast. The only gripe in the game is its difficulty. This really makes the game almost inaccessible to casual gamers, as the difficulty will most likely drive them away. Other than that, Killzone: Liberation is one of the best PSP games to date. Expand
  6. Nov 24, 2013
    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.
  7. NickB.
    Dec 31, 2006
    Average game, with a top-down perspective; one might equate it to a glorified Contra. I went in to this game with high expectations based on all the flowery reviews and was disappointed with the aiming issues and difficulty in control; could just be me, but I found the game a let down, would have preferred a FPS format for this series. Great cut scenes though. Expand

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