• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 31, 2006
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  • Summary: In Killzone: Liberation, two months after the events of "Killzone," (PS2) most of southern Vekta is still under Helghast control. The rules of war have been cast aside with the Helghast General, Metrac, employing brutal measures in order to seize the initiative and strengthen his positionIn Killzone: Liberation, two months after the events of "Killzone," (PS2) most of southern Vekta is still under Helghast control. The rules of war have been cast aside with the Helghast General, Metrac, employing brutal measures in order to seize the initiative and strengthen his position further. Returning as Templar, players will be sent on a mission to undertake a covert operation to save hostages captured by Metrac, while ISA troops continue the fight for liberty. Featuring an intelligent third person camera system, Killzone: Liberation allows players a more tactical surveillance viewpoint to view their action and read the enemy’s behavior during gameplay. Set in an intense postmodern war reminiscent of the previous PS2 title, Killzone: Liberation features the unique graphical style to showcase pure grit and realism. During gameplay, players will have access to variety of weapons that are unique and innovative, inspired by modern military equipment. [SCEA] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 56
  2. Negative: 1 out of 56
  1. 95
    Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most highly-polished and brag-worthy games that the PSP has.
  2. After the over-hyped console version, the handheld port fortunately delivers with a perfect blend of solid controls and challenging levels.
  3. Killzone: Liberation isn’t the greatest action title on the PSP, but it fills a huge void in the handheld’s library: a solid shooter. More importantly, it’s not just another direct port from the PS2.
  4. Besides the minor fault in the targeting system, Killzone: Liberation is a finely tuned, polished game that is worth the investment.
  5. Games Master UK
    78
    Tries too hard to be PSP's killer app, but is just too inhibited to ever really blow you away. [Dec 2006, p.76]
  6. games(TM)
    70
    Killzone: Liberation has considerable depth that really manages to please. [Dec 2006, p.130]
  7. 40
    Gameplay as a whole is woefully unbalanced, leading to death after death for no good reason. Each time, you will question your desire to persevere; it's a losing battle.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. BrentK.
    Oct 26, 2006
    10
    Absolutely amazing game. Pure fun. It is a shining example of what the PSP can do. Gameplay - Very good controls. Easy to grasp, and get Absolutely amazing game. Pure fun. It is a shining example of what the PSP can do. Gameplay - Very good controls. Easy to grasp, and get accustomed to. Barely any real learning curve. The isometric view point work perfectly for the PSP, and its screen. The games unique take on gunplay with this view pays off perfectly. A.I for the enemies and friendlies is very impressive. Vehicles add depth and fun to the game. Great level design. Sound - Great sound. Music is fantastic. Could use more during the game, but what is there is fantastic. Sound of the guns and everything else is crisp and clear. Use headphones to experience some of the best sound on the PSP. Graphics - Absolutely gorgeous. Extreme detail in everything. Great animation. Rag-Doll enemies save for fantastic death sequences. Characters don't look like midgets, and that is good for this type of camera angle. Environments and particle effects for those environments are fantastic, and are some of the best I've ever seen, on a handheld or console. Quite possible the best atmosphere in a game (feels like a true war, and race against time.) Story - Great, yet fairly basic story. Although it still carries the Killzone universe well, and that is all that really matters. Picks up after the first Killzone on PS2. Templar has to head behind enemy lines and liberate southern Vekta from the clutches of the evil Helghast general, Metrac. Story that will actually keep you engaged to keep playing. Multiplayer - Take my word... one of the best multiplayer experiences in gaming history. Trust me. Gather up a few friends and play some Ad-Hoc, and watch the bullets fly and death ensue. Chaotic with non-stop action. Never search for anyone, because the maps are of perfect size, and design. Infrastructure (online) play will be release soon after the release of the game on October 31st, and November 1st, in North America, and Europe. And finally, co-operative play (co-op) is in the game, and it is fantastic. You get to play as a special character, but I won't say anything. Great stuff, and extremely fun. Value - Great value. Downloadable content coming in the near future, including more challenge games and a new chapter (4 missions) for both single player, and co-op. Challenge games are fun, and add depth and replay value. Great selection of guns. Nice to go back and beat the game with each weapon. Easy game on easy mode. Short, but playing it on hard mode is intense, and will take you awhile to beat. Good to bring a friend along for the hard mode. Overall - 10/10. Great game allround, and a perfect example of what the PSP can do. Killer App for sure. This is a MUST BUY for any PSP owner, or soon to be owner. This game is worth picking up a PSP for. Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2012
    10
    Oh boy! This game trully rocks! Miltiplayer is a killer, single player is a bomb!
  3. KassraR.
    Aug 27, 2008
    10
    This is by far THE BEST psp-game I've eva played. When my friend bought it for me on my b-day, i was ratha thinkin it wud be anotha This is by far THE BEST psp-game I've eva played. When my friend bought it for me on my b-day, i was ratha thinkin it wud be anotha average shoota 4 the psp where although the superb graphics and gameplay really were stunning, the incredibly short campaign and no online play let me down. Then when i heard dat there was a multiplaya patch out 4 this game and that there also was a new chapta added increasing the campaign length and finally letting us know where R****(Spoiler) was taken i gave the game a second look and also tried the online play. I wud have neva been thinkin dat it cud replace mgs po or socom ftb2 which i was regularly playin at dat time, but well it did. The most important reason y it did was dat this game was mainly relyin on communication between team mates in order for a team to win. I can remememba where it seemed like our team was winnin in a team death match and we were moving in a group of 4. We all saw an opponent running ova a bridge in front of us and just when we were abt 2 go onto the bridge i shouted stop into the microphone and every1 waited cus i was assuming dat the opponent was running away from us because he laid a mine on the bridge so i told my team mates 2 wait and slowly approached the bridge, then i saw the mine, and I quikly rolled away when the opponent detonated it. I saved my otha 3 team mates Expand
  4. MartynH.
    Jan 15, 2007
    9
    Killzone: Liberation is a highly polished and well balanced game that offers very intense and atmospheric gameplay. The package offers a very Killzone: Liberation is a highly polished and well balanced game that offers very intense and atmospheric gameplay. The package offers a very solid, if slightly short, campaign mode and a wide host of multiplayer options through many gritty, detailed levels all tailored specifically to the PSP. A very worthwhile purchase, let down only by the harrowing difficulty. Expand
  5. Nov 24, 2013
    8
    Quite addicting, but it's not all to easy to get into. Yes, if you loved the original killzone (or 2 and/or 3) chances are you will love this.Quite addicting, but it's not all to easy to get into. Yes, if you loved the original killzone (or 2 and/or 3) chances are you will love this. It is fun, though while it tells a story, I never really played for the story, since the story REALLY is like killzone 1's story only without the parts where it actually explains WHY these two factions or teams or sides or WHATEVER are/is fighting. Also, some of the controls say "Press and hold" when really I held the button down without pressing it, and it happens to work anyways CONTROOOOLS! This game is still very fun and enjoyable, and if you like this, chances are you will be playing mercenary soon. Luckily, if you had a PS3 and a PSP when the networks were done with the long waiting (if you haven't heard of the hack that occurred on the PSN in 2011) you would get this FOR FREE (along with other games such as, LBP PSP and Police Force). It doesn't take a killzone addiction to love this game, really. This game is a great PSP shooter overall and is HIGHLY recommended.
    If you love killzone, play this.
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  6. Nov 4, 2010
    8
    A good top-down shooter for the PSP. The missions are a good length for a portable game. They're rather linear, but in a portable youA good top-down shooter for the PSP. The missions are a good length for a portable game. They're rather linear, but in a portable you probably don't have a lot of time to go exploring, so I didn't mind that. Graphics are pretty good. Decent selection of weapons and upgrades. The challenges break up the missions well and are worth doing, earning some useful abilities. The story is nothing special, though not terrible either, and the gameplay should keep you going through to the end. Easily worth playing. Expand
  7. NickB.
    Dec 31, 2006
    5
    Average game, with a top-down perspective; one might equate it to a glorified Contra. I went in to this game with high expectations based on Average game, with a top-down perspective; one might equate it to a glorified Contra. I went in to this game with high expectations based on all the flowery reviews and was disappointed with the aiming issues and difficulty in control; could just be me, but I found the game a let down, would have preferred a FPS format for this series. Great cut scenes though. Expand

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