• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Oct 28, 2003
  • Also On: PC
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8.2

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  • Summary: In a world on the brink of global conflict, you find yourself back on the front lines of battle. Only this time, you're not here to prevent a war... You're here to start one. Offensive Cover System: Dynamically use your environment as cover - conform to objects and terrain, popping out toIn a world on the brink of global conflict, you find yourself back on the front lines of battle. Only this time, you're not here to prevent a war... You're here to start one. Offensive Cover System: Dynamically use your environment as cover - conform to objects and terrain, popping out to fire from protected positions. Blindfire: Lay down suppressing fire without even looking! Sophisticated AI: Your enemies use all of the same tactics available to you, including cover and blindfire, but also communicate and work as teams to take you down. 18 Action-Packed Scenarios:
    Compelling story-driven campaign featuring diverse missions and objectives that span the globe. [Namco]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    It's filled with cool ideas and a control system to die for. You're not really sneaking around, but you are hiding a lot - and it's the mechanics behind the hiding that makes the game so damn satisfying. [Dec 2003, p.164]
  2. A good shooter, perched on the boundary between realistic and cinematic. It's got a great story, too.
  3. Although limited in its length, kill.switch manages to fit in innovative gameplay backed by intuitive, streamlined controls that are some of the best on the Playstation 2.
  4. Playboy
    75
    Finally, a shooter for cowards! Kill.Switch is the first game to let you hide behind objects and blindly fire around corners. [Oct 2003, p.37]
  5. Not essential by any means then, and it's probably not worth much more than a weekend's rental, but Kill.switch definitely proves that even a depressing list of rent-a-mechanic gaming clichés can keep us happy when administered in the right amounts.
  6. This otherwise ordinary-to-a-fault action game is given a shot in the arm by its relatively cool gameplay techniques, which--at least--make the game's short ride interesting.
  7. Fun to play but it's best in small doses. Running around, diving behind things and performing the no look with an M4 5.56mm is a lot of fun, until I realized that was all I was doing for two hours.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. KevinH.
    Nov 19, 2003
    10
    It'ts a great game.
  2. MonsterMash
    Nov 13, 2003
    10
    Great game, suggest highly.
  3. Armystuck
    Nov 19, 2003
    10
    Kill switch is the best the graphics is dope the blindfire is awesome you get to shooot the bad guys from blindfire i love this game.
  4. NateW.
    Nov 26, 2003
    9
    This is the best game ever try to replicate a gun fight. This has the most realistic combat engine ever. After playing this youll feel like This is the best game ever try to replicate a gun fight. This has the most realistic combat engine ever. After playing this youll feel like you just been through SWAT training. It has the exact pace and rythem of real life firefight. I would have givin it a 10 if it was i bit longer Expand
  5. RK
    Dec 30, 2003
    9
    This game is very good. The action never stops. My only problem is with amount of weapons. Most are the same but the controls, gameplay, and This game is very good. The action never stops. My only problem is with amount of weapons. Most are the same but the controls, gameplay, and graphics are great. Expand
  6. Metacritic
    Dec 9, 2003
    9
    Great game camera angels are funky to begin with but once you get the hang of em its all up hill. Perfect controls, and a good toughnessGreat game camera angels are funky to begin with but once you get the hang of em its all up hill. Perfect controls, and a good toughness level. There could have been more save points but w/e. Worth the money i paid. Expand
  7. TyC.
    Feb 22, 2004
    4
    This game was way too short, it wasn't challenging enough, and I think that the game makers could have at least put in a mulitplayer of This game was way too short, it wasn't challenging enough, and I think that the game makers could have at least put in a mulitplayer of some sort. I rented this game, and It took me less than two hours to beat it. However, the graphics are good, and sound is Ok. If you're the type of person who doesn't sit down for hours at a time, then this game would be ok for you. Expand

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