• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2013
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  • Summary: The events of Killzone Shadow Fall take place thirty years after the events of Killzone 3. Set in a time of planetary colonization, the game focuses on the conflict between the Vektans and the Helghast, two rival colonist factions inhabiting a remote planet. For 3 decades, both factions haveThe events of Killzone Shadow Fall take place thirty years after the events of Killzone 3. Set in a time of planetary colonization, the game focuses on the conflict between the Vektans and the Helghast, two rival colonist factions inhabiting a remote planet. For 3 decades, both factions have lived side by side, separated by an enormous security wall – but now their cold war is about to run hot. It is up to Lucas Kellan, a member of the military intelligence unit dubbed the Shadow Marshals, to try to protect the fragile peace that exists. A new warrior for a new era of war, Kellan 's missions will range from quiet infiltrations to all-out combat. Lucas will need to be methodical and ready to adapt, as any misstep could lead to mutually assured destruction. Expand
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  1. Positive: 46 out of 88
  2. Negative: 0 out of 88
  1. Nov 20, 2013
    91
    Thankfully, Shadow Fall handles far better than its predecessors that were hamstrung by the limited abilities of the PlayStation 3. It’s perfectly smooth to play, and there’s no longer a button to attach yourself to cover — simply crouching behind a chest-high wall will hide you, and pushing forward against it will let you stick your gun out to shoot.
  2. Nov 13, 2013
    85
    The single player is quite varied when it comes to weapons, levels and gameplay elements. The OWL also offers players a few interesting tactical choices, which make certain sections of the game highly replayable. Top that off with some great visuals and a high framerate, and we’ve got ourselves a great shooter that’s worth buying for the single player alone.
  3. Nov 29, 2013
    80
    It sets a very high benchmark for what can be achieved on Sony’s new console, while only giving a hint at what innovative gaming experiences are waiting to be discovered in the hardware’s future.
  4. 75
    Killzone: Shadow Fall isn’t the best game for the PS4, but it is the Trophy Wife of the PS4 launch lineup. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and you’ll love to show it to be the envy of all your friends. But beyond the good looks, she’s actually kinda dumb, lacking personality, and can get on your nerves at times.
  5. Nov 28, 2013
    70
    Shadow Fall shows what Sony's new machine is able to do in terms of graphics, but behind its beautiful façade there's a by the numbers first person shooter that you won't remember in a few months.
  6. It will dazzle players with its next-generation visuals and give them fun things to do with Sony’s newfangled controller...But when the launch hubbub dies down and you’ve played through your day one bundle of games, this probably isn’t the game you’re going to come back to for seconds.
  7. Nov 13, 2013
    50
    That absence of meaningful evolution might be Killzone: Shadow Fall’s biggest sin. For all the next-gen bluster of its visuals and the repeated blunt-force attempts to ram a message home, Guerilla’s first shot on the PS4 retreads shooter cliches, and poorly. In a launch lineup crowded with shooters, Killzone: Shadow Fall sits at the bottom.

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  1. Nov 15, 2013
    10
    I just got this game, been playing it for hours.

    - Gameplay: Its Solid! the gun play is spot on very realistic in a way. Doesn't have that
    I just got this game, been playing it for hours.

    - Gameplay: Its Solid! the gun play is spot on very realistic in a way. Doesn't have that fast paced exaggeration from COD or BF4. Weapons feel heavy and the animation if fluid.
    - Graphics: Killzone shadow fall: Its probably the best looking FPS game right now. High res sharp texture, beautiful scenery and one best particles i have seen in a game.
    - Multi player, 24 players 60 fps, it has dedicated servers and its a blast to play, Maps are well designed not to big and not to small. And the custom Warzone multi player maps is pretty awesome.
    Single player: is around 10 hours, Story is decent but nothing spectacular good voice acting and facial animation, characters don't fell dull as in previews Killzone games.

    Buy it!
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  2. Nov 21, 2013
    10
    This is the definitive Killzone experience that was long pass due. Now only is it the best looking game Next-Gen thus far, it takes elementsThis is the definitive Killzone experience that was long pass due. Now only is it the best looking game Next-Gen thus far, it takes elements from Cryteks Crysis series while still holding true to the Killzone style that makes this game a wonder to behold. This game is entirely a must buy for PS4 adopters and with it's 13hrs length, it'll definitely keep you going for quite some time. The Multiplayer is deep and balanced and all the while addictive—it's deep with it's very own custom Warzone along side the classic game modes, deep class editing and weapon attachments and leveling up based on kills is scrapped for a more fluent point system. 1500 challenges to unlock and the more you unlock, the more it shows next to your PSN ID. Buy this game, it's worth your time. Expand
  3. Nov 3, 2015
    9
    Hands down one of the best games for the PS4 simply because the graphics are truly next gen and the Owl drone is a innovative way to dispatchHands down one of the best games for the PS4 simply because the graphics are truly next gen and the Owl drone is a innovative way to dispatch enemies. This game utilizes all the features of the PS4 including the touch pad! The environments are constantly changing and fresh and everything just feels next gen.

    I highly recommend this FPS!
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  4. Aug 14, 2020
    7
    I m a bit sad to rate this game only 7/10 but I feel like its missing quite a bit of substance. The graphics and the world design is prettyI m a bit sad to rate this game only 7/10 but I feel like its missing quite a bit of substance. The graphics and the world design is pretty good for being "that old". The sound design is okay although the surround could be better. The gameplay is pretty much straight forward but I feel that the game is too short to make use of everything in it.

    Besides that sometimes I felt lost which is not a good sign as I do play games of different tiers on a regular basis. Details you need to spot drown in details of the world. Sometimes I just didnt know where to go or what to do. Even worse sometimes I reached the entry from behind, so there you go in terms of confusion.

    The weapons feel great although the variety lacks and some types are even recycled. So variety gets a negative from me but the weapon design, handling and shot satisfaction gets a plus. Enemy variety is also a so-so. There is a certain difference in enemies. Some are standard, some come with shield and some with energy barriers in between a are tank-like creatures and thats about it.

    The story is another "okay". Its not bad but it wont blow your mind by any means.

    Conclusion for me is that I m good with my buy for 10 bucks, although I feel I would not have missed anything if I didnt buy it. I was truly amazed by the graphical power but the rest is just too mediocre to be outstanding. If you like scifi and shooter you will probably be pleased with the 8 to 12hrs of straight gameplay.
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  5. Jun 8, 2014
    6
    This review will come from a ones killzone lover, ps2 and ps3 games were amazing, the stories were mind driven, and great graphics.

    Shadow
    This review will come from a ones killzone lover, ps2 and ps3 games were amazing, the stories were mind driven, and great graphics.

    Shadow Fall ones however failed to impress.
    With a story that makes no sense, and no connection to previous games of the franchise (or pretty bad ones) it was a deal breaker for me.

    Amazing graphics? check, facial expressions? check, balanced multiplayer? not really.
    Story that makes sense? nope.

    [multiplayer]
    Even the season pass wont be worth 20 bucks, the updates are slow, the balance fixes are slow, and the devs aint seem to be that active at talking to fans about the game.

    2/10 - The E3 trails looked better the the final project, such a shame..
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  6. Nov 25, 2013
    5
    I thought past killzone games was fairly mediocre first person shooters good for 24 hour rentals. the good news is Killzone on ps4 is not asI thought past killzone games was fairly mediocre first person shooters good for 24 hour rentals. the good news is Killzone on ps4 is not as mind numbingly boring as the first game on ps1. the bad news it is about as interesting as killzone 2 and 3 and those games was not that interesting.

    It is the same gameplay as killzone 3. only in far less interesting setup of bad guys that run at you in very dumb fashion much like in the stupid AI of quake 2 on the pc. The game does not do that much to keep it fresh.; Other than the new glitzy future type enviroments I dont see much here that is updated and it seems there is less of it.

    Also this game does not look that great cysis 3 on PC looks much more impressive than this and so does battlefield 4 4 to say I am underwhelmed by how this game looks is an understatement.
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  7. Apr 25, 2020
    0
    واقعا سطح پایین ترین بازی ممکن که حتی نمیتونی تیر بزنی
    از سونی همچین افتضاحی بعید بود
    دوربین بد هوش مصنوعی احمقانه
    واقعا سطح پایین ترین بازی ممکن که حتی نمیتونی تیر بزنی
    از سونی همچین افتضاحی بعید بود
    دوربین بد
    هوش مصنوعی احمقانه

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