- Publisher: SCEA
- Release Date: Feb 27, 2009
- Summary: Two years after the Helghast assault on Vekta, the ISA is taking the fight to the enemy's home world of Helghan. The ISA goal is direct: capture the Helghast leader, Emperor Visari, and bring the Helghast war machine to a halt. Assuming the role of Sev, a battle-hardened veteran and a memberTwo years after the Helghast assault on Vekta, the ISA is taking the fight to the enemy's home world of Helghan. The ISA goal is direct: capture the Helghast leader, Emperor Visari, and bring the Helghast war machine to a halt. Assuming the role of Sev, a battle-hardened veteran and a member of the special forces unit known as the Legion, players lead a group of highly trained soldiers on a mission to take out the Helghast threat. For Sev and his squad, the invasion of Helghan is just the beginning. Tasked with securing Pyrrhus, the Capital City, the team quickly discovers that the Helghast are a formidable enemy on their home planet. Not only have they adjusted to the planet's hostile conditions, they have also harnessed a source of power they can now use against the ISA. Sev discovers his squad isn't just fighting enemy forces – their fiercest opponent may be the planet itself. [Sony]… Expand
- Developer: Guerrilla
- Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Arcade
- # of players: Up to 32
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Sony E3 2005 PlayStation 3 Game Demo Showcase 1
Positive: 90 out of 94
Mixed: 4 out of 94
Negative: 0 out of 94
Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)It's true that Killzone 2 is filled with moments that can handily be described as inspiring awe. Each scene is incredibly well detailed, from the gaps in jerry-rigged cover points letting you sneak in a killing headshot to scarred and scratched textures, the planet feels entirely believable... Without a doubt Killzone fans, action and shooter fans of any stripe will instantly tag this sequel as a powerful contender for best game of 2009. [Feb 2009, p.38]
Killzone 2 rises from the ashes of the E3 2005 trailer to prove itself as even better; the most outstanding, immersive and technologically advanced first person shooter available for any console on the market. The dark and grim world created by Guerrilla hosts a crude conflict on Helghast soil, divided in 10 acts packed with a variety of situations portrayed with an epic tone. With a polished enemy AI, a huge multiplayer, a well balanced and powerful arsenal, 7.1 sound, great voice acting among some other strong points, few complaints can be made; only the lack of coop and some roughness in the allied AI. The rest is faithful and loyal to the promise Guerrilla made 4 years ago. Mission accomplished.
This is easily the most immersive FPS game you can play now, or anytime in the near future.
Killzone 2's been hyped waaaay, too much, of course. And, no, it doesn't live up to the hype, because if it did it would be the greatest FPS of all time, which it isn't. But it is the best PS3-exclusive to date.
Killzone 2 is a rock solid First Person Shooter, developed with care and essential for the PS3 Line Up. It’s a peculiar title, realistic in the approach, dark and gloomy, conveying a strange perspective about war and obedience. The single player experience is linear and not that long, but the multiplayer is perfect, stressing a tactical aspect that is not so diffused in the other exponents of the genre.
This is an average, generic experience. For all its lofty ambitions and hype it is an unbelievable failure, a real disappointment for all PlayStation 3 owners.
Positive: 211 out of 319
Mixed: 73 out of 319
Negative: 35 out of 319
JasonDApr 26, 2009Obviously, the people who said the controls dont work are either the same person or Xbox 360 fanboys, because Guerrila patched the controlsObviously, the people who said the controls dont work are either the same person or Xbox 360 fanboys, because Guerrila patched the controls about 2 weeks ago. They also allowed you to customize it anyway you wanted.
RE5 close to Killzone 2? LOL. What an idiot. RE5 doesnt come close to Killzone 2 visuals.… Expand
Mar 6, 2012BES FPS EVER!!! , I CANT believe how some people gave this game such low scores! Its a **** AWESOME! game.. I recommend this game to everyBES FPS EVER!!! , I CANT believe how some people gave this game such low scores! Its a **** AWESOME! game.. I recommend this game to every "REAL" gamer out there.… Expand
DanielBMar 4, 2009While I was part of the minority who thoroughly enjoyed the first Killzone, I have to say that Killzone 2 is a major leap forward for the While I was part of the minority who thoroughly enjoyed the first Killzone, I have to say that Killzone 2 is a major leap forward for the franchise. Guerrilla has taken their FPS & made it a gritty, visceral experience that gave me an honest sensation of uneasiness about entering its fields of combat (yes, I almost felt afraid to enter the game it immersed me that much). They have achieved this not only with incredible graphics & environmental detail (from lingering dust in the air & your rifle scope after close explosions to rebar seen under bullet shattered concrete pillars), but they have succeeded in fleshing out the Helgast enemies. They are no longer just the 2 dimensional cardboard cutouts that pop out in fixed locations for me to shoot. From the opening speech of Helghast leader, Emperor Visari (again masterfully portrayed by Brian Cox) I knew this wasn't going to be any ordinary arcade shooter. Guerrilla has given us an enemy as tenacious & fanatical about fighting off invaders of their homeland as the SS was in the later days of World War II. They run & duck under cover when shot at and they cry out in pain when shot. The have become actual characters for me to know & fear. People who have long forsaken any diplomacy (I say people because I felt like I was fighting people, unlike other games such as COD4 online, while a superior game, still felt more like a game of tag) Alas, there is a little bit on the down side. Some of the in game dialogue did get a bit repetitive (Nice shot! yadda yadda) & somewhat juvenile. But even that wasn't enough for me to drop the score down a whole point. This is a game that deserve every one of its five stars from Playstation Magazine. To me, well worth the new release price.… Expand
Mar 18, 2019Killzone is a a rare series where the sequel is the best in the series , among-st borderlands and banjo kazooie. killzone2 rose from the mildKillzone is a a rare series where the sequel is the best in the series , among-st borderlands and banjo kazooie. killzone2 rose from the mild dumpster fire that was killzone 1 to forge an identity for it self and make a huge splash despite the advertisement debacle.
Story: you play as sev an isa soldier who is part of a small what seems to be spec ops division of the isa. the story is probably the weakest part of this game , and characters are kinda boring . rico returns from killzone 1 but he was much more over the top in killzone one , here he is still a rough tough angry and violent man but he cares about his friends and squad mates . Sev being the player character is mostly silent and when he dose show emotion it dose feel awkward and unwarranted , like when one of the characters dose die ( wont tell you who) he gets angry and him and Rico start fighting and that felt out of place to me. besides little awkward moments the story flowed really well and had excellent pacing
World building: killzone's best aspect to it is 100% its world building and killzone 2 builds on the first killzones lore in big ways . and this really just feels like one event in a bigger story, to the way every thing looks to the helgan planet to even the helgans ideologies vs the ideology of the isa every little bit of lore is in service to either the game play or the story. i like the world war 2 feel to the lore but with a sci fi spin on things makes for a truly great world
World building: 10/10
Graphics: killzone 2 looks great , animations are very dynamic alot of thought was put into the reload animations , mostly because they are well made fictional guns . lighting is well done and the colour pallet is dark and neonish witch over all helps set the gritty cinematic tone for the game. for the ps3 this game looks great and even holds up today in 2019
Gameplay: first person shooters are a dime a dozen these days but killzone 2 manages to set it self apart in terms of game play in little ways. like how most guns are actually inaccurate and shooting for center mass is a legitimate strategy in this game where in other games id be aiming for head shots. the cover system in this game is innovative taking cues from 3rd person cover shooters but done in a first person view it makes it so much more immersive. the games difficulty is just right and a solid game direction makes for a great cinematic game a huge step up from killzone 1
sound design: for killzone 1 sound design was poor even having no battle music, BUT killzone 2 said none of that this time , all the music is cinematic and has an industrial feel to it witch goes along with the lore and story , and voice acting has greatly improved as well , lines are well spoken and not super cheesy ( maybe a little cheesy but not super ) all the guns sound cool and makes them a joy to shoot .
killzone 2 is a triumph over its predecessor and breaks the mold to become one of gameings greats… Expand
Aug 2, 2022Killzone 2 is a must have for the PS3, a huge improvement over the first Entry in the series.
Even in 2022 the graphics are stillKillzone 2 is a must have for the PS3, a huge improvement over the first Entry in the series.
Even in 2022 the graphics are still impressive, the gun play feels nice, there are even some vehicle section, also the game is overall challenging compared to other FPS of that era.
But even Killzone 2 has some bad bits.
A lot of Environments have this yellow-bronish filter, there are constant enemy swarms that are plain annoying, some Enemy's are bullet sponges, also while the protagonist of the first game is present in the game, your main character is just a normal soldier with absolute no background.
The Story is nothing special, but it's alright.
Still would recommend to play it at least once if you are a fan of the genre.… Expand
MichaelFMay 27, 2009Graphics (10/10) - Some of the best I have ever seen in video game history. Sound (8/10) - Explosion's and some gun fire sound great. Graphics (10/10) - Some of the best I have ever seen in video game history. Sound (8/10) - Explosion's and some gun fire sound great. Too bad that's really it. Gameplay (6/10) - Apart from the sluggish controls which were implemented into the game for realism. This is incredibly bland in every aspect of a shooter. The cover system was really the only interesting thing to the entire summary of it. Story (6/10) - ...There really wasn't a story to this. Just "We're invading their planet because they invaded us." Content (5/10) - 20 guns. 11 of which are in multiplayer. 8 maps (10 if you spend $6.99). 10 ranks which are almost pointless except for unlocking classes. 7 or 8 different specs to play as. A badge system where half of the badges are completely useless to get by the time you hit rank 10. And then a total of 5 game modes. This game has an EXTREME lack of content compared to many shooters out there. Final Verdict: This game is beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous. But that's it's saving grace. Every other aspect of this game is bland. Call of Duty killer? No. Halo killer? Not in the least bit. Maybe if this game had the extreme amount of content that most people expect from shooters, it would be up there. The weapons are nice, but they all fall under the same class. Firing the rifle is the exact same as firing the Helghast rifle. 2 Rocket launchers with different sights. 1 sniper rifle. etc. This game is a rental.… Expand
KenTranMar 9, 2009Wow! Talk about an average game with great graphics. While the game is not actually a zero game, the way people are hyping it with 10'sWow! Talk about an average game with great graphics. While the game is not actually a zero game, the way people are hyping it with 10's is most likely because of the wow factor of the graphics so I have to give it a zero to even it out. lol… Expand
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