I was greatly impressed with this game. If you like shooter games then this is the one for you. Filled with action packed shoot outs. I think the overkill is much cooler and easier to use than the back to back that was in the first game. Replay value is high if you are into doing achievements and unlocking guns and such. The only negative thing I have to say is about having to pay to play multiplayer. The reason I bought a PS3 was for the free online. If I wanted to pay to play online I would have kept my Xbox 360. Overall I give it a 9. Great storyline and easy to follow if you played the first game, good graphics, good weapons. Would recommend a rent for sure and possibly a buy.
I love the series, story, guns, and game play of the first 2 but this has almost nothing to do with them. Keeping away from spoilers, they kill too many story characters. It locked up on me once and the last battle had to be played twice because the AI died just before ending movie kicked in. Game play was ok but without all the stuff I love from the others, I was not impressed. All my favorite guns were taken out and you play as new characters.