Average User Score: 7.0Feb 2, 2014Killzone Shadow Fall is a fascinating game with a lot of good ideas but it falls short on a few points. First the graphics, Killzone ShadowKillzone Shadow Fall is a fascinating game with a lot of good ideas but it falls short on a few points. First the graphics, Killzone Shadow Fall looks incredible, easily the most the beautiful game I've played, from sprawling, bright vistas to dingy, dark and narrow corridors this game never fails to amaze. The story is very deep with plenty of lore but fails to fully engage due to weak and somewhat predictable plot points and an uninspired protagonist in Lucas Kellan. The gameplay is stronger than most other linear FPS games such as the COD franchise due to some unique new features such as the owl which is a cool little flying robot which you can use in either in offensive or defensive ways during combat. Deciding what you would like the Owl to do is done using the dualshock 4's touchpad. You also have the ability to scan an area before entering to locate the position of enemies which allows you to set up how you want to enter a situation wether it be stealthily or guns blazing both are enjoyable and satisfying. The voice acting is passable but doesn't impress and unfortunately the lip syncing is poor which distracts from the game's beauty at times. Towards the end of the game the gameplay starts to feel like a grind and the story was the only thing that kept me going.
The multiplayer is a very enjoyable experience with tight and intense gameplay and uses a game mode that is unique to the Killzone series called warzones which combines multiple game modes into one match and also allows you to create your own games which lets you tailor the game modes to what you feel like playing at the time.
Overall Killzone Shadow Fall is a good game but not great. At times it feels like a tech demo, showing off what the PS4 can do and it succeeds at this. Killzone Shadow Fall's single player campaign is enjoyable enough but the multiplayer presents the lasting value. Killzone Shadow Fall shows off the potential of the PS4 and is a fine way to kick off the next generation of gaming.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Sep 17, 2013As someone new to this series I was expecting a fair bit. I had been told that it was "the ultimate stealth game". In some ways it lives up toAs someone new to this series I was expecting a fair bit. I had been told that it was "the ultimate stealth game". In some ways it lives up to this, it definitely made me feel like a badass spy plenty of the time, but there were also times I was left frustrated after carefully lining up the reticule on an enemy's head, ready to take them out when suddenly the shot would miss. I found this inaccurate reticule very annoying and found myself often using the mark and execute "win" button when taking out enemy's. unfortunately this game also had extremely sub par graphics, especially on faces which is pretty unacceptable for a game coming out at the end of this cycle of consoles. Despite these issues lots of the time I found myself feeling like a badass, shooting out the lights with my silenced pistol and then proceeding to take out everyone in the room without being noticed. This game also features a fantastic multiplayer with online and split screen co-op which allows for endless amounts of fun with friends along with spies vs mercs which provides plenty of tension. If you are looking for a great stealth game that makes you feel like a badass then this is one of the best you will find but don't be surprised if you find yourself frustrated sometimes!… Expand
Average User Score: 9.1Sep 17, 2013This game is amazing. It provides an unrivalled story experience which other developers will be hard pressed to match. It's story is leaps andThis game is amazing. It provides an unrivalled story experience which other developers will be hard pressed to match. It's story is leaps and bounds better than anything you have seen this generation or even the generation before it. The game play and story go hand in hand providing this deep and dark experience which definitely sets the mood for this game, it shows the dark truth of what people are really like through amazing character development throughout this experience. If you miss out on playing this game then you are denying yourself one of the games of this generation and maybe even one of the great games of all time.… Expand