• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2012
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  • Summary: Killzone HD is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of elite soldiers defending a colonial planet that has fallen under siege.
  • Developer: Guerrilla, Supermassive Games
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: Up to 16
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Oct 28, 2012
    75
    A just correct remake, with a lot of room for improvement. It does fix some issues present in the original game and improves the textures, but still it feels far from other HD remakes. One way or another, it is indeed the best way to get involved with the beginning of the series.
  2. Oct 29, 2012
    70
    Though there are issues with Killzone HD, it should be remembered that this is an HD port of a last gen title, not a complete remake, so some bugs should be expected. For fans of the Killzone franchise, or FPS fans on a tight budget, this is well worth playing.
  3. Play UK
    Nov 30, 2012
    65
    It's this lack of imagination in environmental design that takes Killzone down a notch. [Issue#225, p.83]
  4. Nov 13, 2012
    60
    Technically speaking, Killzone HD is a good remake. But it's too hard to play such an old FPS with other masterpieces available.
  5. Games Master UK
    Dec 18, 2012
    60
    Visually underwhelming. [Jan 2013, p.81]
  6. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Dec 23, 2012
    58
    Sony's infamous Halo-beater was gorgeous and clunky years ago; now it's just unattractive and clunky, even in HD. [Jan 2013, p.104]
  7. Nov 22, 2012
    30
    A substandard, lazy port only serves to highlight how dated Killzone HD feels. What could have been a brilliant reimagining of the originals dark, futuristic story in a more modern game engine instead brings back memories of yesteryear. Dated shooting mechanics, busted damage models and corridor-layouts with illusions of larger, open environments are only saved by the visual style and the sound engineering. Unfortunately, that's not enough to create an enjoyable gaming experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 16, 2019
    10
    A awesome game I had this on my ps2 when I was 6 years old I'm 25 now and I still play this it's the best 1st person shooter I have everA awesome game I had this on my ps2 when I was 6 years old I'm 25 now and I still play this it's the best 1st person shooter I have ever played I wish this game plus killzone 2 and 3 were on ps4 this game isn't halo but who cares it's good for what it is with a 10/10 story characters gunplay weapons and skirmish matches I have nearly platinumed the game but it won't work on my ps3 anymore for some reason it would be so much better if this plus all killzone games were available through purchase through psn on ps4 Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2012
    9
    A great idea remaster a classic as Killzone, was undoubtedly one of the best games for the PS2 and is now in HD on PSN. Just need toA great idea remaster a classic as Killzone, was undoubtedly one of the best games for the PS2 and is now in HD on PSN. Just need to remastericen Resident Evil 2 is a good chance to enjoy this game. No doubt the video quality you have is poor and is about the same as the PS2 version, so I had to increase you a little more quality but should also put some more as more players online or increase you new maps. A classic game for PS3 Expand
  3. Oct 9, 2013
    8
    When Killzone first released on the PS2, it was known as a game that didn't deliver on its promise of killing the Halo franchise. Believe me,When Killzone first released on the PS2, it was known as a game that didn't deliver on its promise of killing the Halo franchise. Believe me, it didn't. The game was marred by a shaky framerate and terrible AI. However, the was still very enjoyable, with a great storyline and a great selection of weapons. Rather than rehash a review I've already written of the PS2 version, I'm instead going to list what makes this version different (and in some ways, much better).

    The PS2 version obviously looked too good for the hardware, and when you start up Killzone HD, you can see why. The game is beautiful. Sure, it's dated by todays standards, but it still looks damn good. The animations are still as impressive as ever. Gone is a lot of the pop-in, and the game runs at a steady framerate, feeling buttery smooth compared to the original. The textures are crisp, and so are the models. The facial features for Templar, Luger, Hakha, and Rico are outright amazing during the menu selection. You'll probably wonder how this even ran on the PS2 at all (it barely did). The smooth framerate is a HUGE step up from the PS2 version, because not only did it make the game LOOK bad, it also made it PLAY terrible. Now, the aiming is corrected and you don't have to endure slow-motion gunfights and cinematic setpieces.

    The AI is still broken. Most of the guys just stand there, waiting for you to pump bullets into them just as they did in the original. The difficulty spike is still there in the later missions (as in, grenade launcher Helghast out of nowhere killing you right before another checkpoint). The awkward animations are still there for your allies and enemies. It's good that they fixed the problem with the aiming, but the AI still being dumb still hurts the gameplay a lot. Still, nothing is as bad as...

    No Online multiplayer. Yes, you can still splitscreen with a friend and take on the AI, but the AI is so braindead that you'll just be fighting for more kills instead of actually trying to stay alive. Multiplayer servers wouldn't be populated, but at least, if you wanted, you could hop online every now and then and maybe find a game. The multiplayer is impressive because it has a good variety of game modes and maps, but without online, it just seems pointless. After beating the campaign, there just isn't much else to do since online is gone, which kills the replay factor.

    So, overall, the HD improved the visuals, framerate, and aiming, but kept the bad AI and took out the multiplayer. If that sounds like a fair tradeoff for $15, have at it. It's still a good shooter. Great, even. Just held back by the AI and lack of online. I would suggest playing it, definitely, but do expect the problems I have listed. If you can live with bad AI and a game that's over with when you beat the singleplayer for $15, then by all means, get this game.

    +Sharper visuals
    +Less pop-in
    +Smooth Framerate
    +Smooth Aiming
    -AI still sucks
    -No Online Multiplayer

    Overall: 8/10
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  4. Nov 7, 2016
    7
    Not as good as the original, easier on the eyes though. There are little things which make gameplay awkward such as the night vision being wayNot as good as the original, easier on the eyes though. There are little things which make gameplay awkward such as the night vision being way too bright and the sniper rifle being near impossible to use in some parts due to how bright the orange is. Expand
  5. Mar 26, 2013
    7
    The first Killzone was very good at its time, but even then there was some very annoying mistakes. There were bugs everywhere, and the oneThe first Killzone was very good at its time, but even then there was some very annoying mistakes. There were bugs everywhere, and the one player campaign was too monotone, so it got boring really easily. Of course, they couldn't change the gameplay itself, so I don't consider it a mistake, but they should have fixed at least the graphic bugs. Expand
  6. Dec 22, 2019
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I’m not sure if this contain spoilers, that’s why I add a warning just in case.

    Killzone is developed by Guerrilla Games and it’s published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, and it’s about people who had rebuilt their planet, Helghan, and attacks ISA (Interplanetary Strategic Alliance) by invading the planet Vetka and Captain Jan Templar has been assigned with Shadow Marshal Luger and Rico Valasquez to find an ISA operative named Gregor Hakha. I like how the story of the campaign was made, and how the visuals were designed; however, no matter which difficulty you’re on, the way the game was played is disappointingly hard unless if you play one of the characters once you unlock them later. My biggest issues with the game is the way how to play it. You know how in Halo and Call of Duty, you have to either press the A button if you’re playing both Halo and Call of Duty on the Xbox, or the cross button if you’re playing Call of Duty on the PlayStation, Your character jumps? Well, in the first Killzone game, you can’t do that. Why? My other biggest issue with the first Killzone game which really annoys me and almost bores out of my mind, until I played only one character throughout the campaign, is how you have to reach the checkpoint when you get to the middle of the level you’re playing on the campaign. I feel like that was unnecessary. It should’ve had more checkpoints the same way as Halo and Call of Duty did. On a positive note, if you’re planning on playing the campaign and once you have unlocked all 3 of the 4 characters, I highly recommend picking Rico throughout the campaign, because he is easy to play and easy to beat the game. In the end, it’s a fun game in the way how the story was told aside from the poorly script writing that I’ve heard about, and I’m looking forward to playing Killzone: Liberation if I get a PS Vita, and Killzone 2 sometime soon and I hope that they’re better than the first one as far as I’m playing those games in my own experience.
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  7. Jun 9, 2019
    6
    Shooter en primera persona que no destaca en nada ademas de ser muy basico. Fue muy sobrevalorado en su momento.

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