• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2004
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  • Summary: Years ago, the success of planetary colonization resulted in the human settlement of several planets. The majority of these colonies have aligned to form the ISA. However, a ruthless, militaristic separatist faction known as the Helghast has distanced itself while secretly planning to scaleYears ago, the success of planetary colonization resulted in the human settlement of several planets. The majority of these colonies have aligned to form the ISA. However, a ruthless, militaristic separatist faction known as the Helghast has distanced itself while secretly planning to scale an all-out war. Killzone takes place during the initial Helghast blitzkrieg of the nearby colony of Vekta. When Vekta City's orbital defenses mysteriously fail, the Helghast land and deploy their troops rapidly and with ease. As the planetary defense forces are overrun and scattered into the city, your first objective as an ISA member is to escort a high-ranking official to an evacuation point. Drawing inspiration from classical military conflicts of the 20th century, Killzone captures the intense reality of warfare between the ISA and the Helghast. [Sony] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 67
  2. Negative: 3 out of 67
  1. AceGamez
    100
    It's graphically stunning, the sound effects and music immerse you into a tense and exciting atmosphere of total chaos, a strong story compels you through a long single player campaign full of variety and challenge against tough enemies and the fully online multiplayer mode can be played split screen with a bunch of bots for those without a network adapter.
  2. TotalGames.net
    84
    While the frame rate occasionally dips and pop-up hasn't been totally eradicated Killzone looks stunning. However, Killzone's total focus on fire fights means that anyone that doesn't relish the thought of scrapping for every inch of territory, yearning for puzzles, switches, vehicles to pilot or woe-betide, aliens, should look elsewhere.
  3. 80
    In spite of its sorted technical problems and humdrum story, Killzone provides a great ride; perhaps it's a testament to the game's surplus of style and ambiance that it remains enjoyable throughout.
  4. You PS2 owning FPS junkies are no doubt going to love this beast, and the rest of you will have some fun with this game too, just don’t be disappointed when you realize that Killzone's not the ground-breaking experience I think we were all expecting.
  5. The game is just too ambitious for the aging PlayStation 2. The frame rate, control and save game issues make the game a hard unforgiving slog rather than fun at times. But despite that there's a lot to be admired about the game.
  6. The innovative controls for the sniper rifle don't allow the player to pull off precise headshots when they're needed most, which leads to rising frustration.
  7. 30
    Like the game’s aiming, Killzone misses the mark by a mile. Afflicted with so many niggling problems it has ended up a shambles of game which barely delivers on any front.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 113
  2. Negative: 20 out of 113
  1. Jan 19, 2013
    10
    Killzone (PLAYSTATION) attempted to beat Halo (XBOX) and well they are both epic but I prefer Killzone because its really the Sci-Fi genre IKillzone (PLAYSTATION) attempted to beat Halo (XBOX) and well they are both epic but I prefer Killzone because its really the Sci-Fi genre I like in Video Games. Alot of people don't like Killzone because it tried too much to be the PLAYSTATION version of Halo but after Killzone 2 and 3 came out everybody shuted-up. I see on METACRITIC that K1 got 70/100 and K2 got 91/100 and K3 got 84/100, um I don't care what those guys say for me K1 is the best out of the trilogy, Its campaign is a real challenge, the graphics I'll pass on that one, the characters are Bad Ass and Killzone deserves 10/10. Expand
  2. Dec 8, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. added to wishlist ps2 istek listesine eklendi liste istek ps2 killzone 2004 Expand
  3. LouieK.
    Dec 28, 2004
    9
    A great game but they could of made it a bit better and a few more voice tracks but on the whole a wicked game.
  4. JoaoM.
    Dec 3, 2004
    7
    I've played it to the end without much truble, the IA is bad, inumerous bugs and your teammates are always behind you making them not I've played it to the end without much truble, the IA is bad, inumerous bugs and your teammates are always behind you making them not much help... It's a good effort though but it's one of those games that shows the development team is good but it lacks an exceptional brain among them to make the difference, like Kojima is to Metal Gear... Portugal Rules. Expand
  5. Aug 15, 2022
    7
    Killzone was hyped as a "Halo Killer". Released in 2004, the same year that "Halo 2" hit shelves, it did not live up to expectations. The gameKillzone was hyped as a "Halo Killer". Released in 2004, the same year that "Halo 2" hit shelves, it did not live up to expectations. The game looks great in screenshots, but it doesn't run well. The game features numerous glitches, limited enemy types and uninspired level design. Overall, it just feels unfinished. However, fans of sci-fi first person shooters might just enjoy some of it. I would rate Killzone with a 7.4 out of 10. Expand
  6. JasonM.
    Mar 21, 2008
    5
    70 is very generous... They paid too much attention to graphics and forgot to make the game good.
  7. Dec 24, 2016
    0
    The game is very very ... very bad, bad gameplay with poorly done animations that deform the modeling or the script of assassination thatThe game is very very ... very bad, bad gameplay with poorly done animations that deform the modeling or the script of assassination that sometimes does not execute the animation correctly, It is difficult to point out the constructions are very bad, and its history is like a movie Of class z, The multiplayer is more of the same, It is painful that something like this came from sony. Expand

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#5 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
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#2 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004