gamers (82%) found this review helpful
Killzone 2 came first into my Q even through I put it as my 4th game, I had mixed thoughts about this game. Will it be cool? Will it have lag? I was wrong. It's story mode deserve a 7.5/10, but the online gameplay is amazing. For starters, it addicting, addicting, and oh, ADDICTING! Just the online by itself gets a 9/10. About 8 maps in the game, plus 6 more including DLC packs. Over 20 weapons, each one with it pros and cons, plus 2 new weapons, the boltgun, and the flamethrower, from the "Napalm and Cordite" pack. When you play online, or offline your character feels heavy, unlike in COD4. Overall, it worth checking out such a great game!
posted by DarkDream (BRATTLEBORO, VT) Jul 27, 2009
Member since May 2009
gamers (74%) found this review helpful
Killzone 2 has loads of great aspects but falls short where it counts to many times to be considered one of the "great" first person shooters.
If you played the first killzone you already know that the story is very generic, there's a lot going on apparently but all you are every really told is "Hey bad guys want this planet! Fight them!" So on and so on, The story is generic nothing special but no real holes in the plot to make you angry at the same time. (7/10)
From the very moment this game starts one thing is made very clear, you're experience with this game is going to be pretty, VERY pretty. From the char. models to the guns to environment, to blood details, to little corners in building you feel like exploring. Its pretty, no one will be upset with the graphics (10/10)
Sound is amazing, not much more to be said there...its a shooter so theirs guns, explosions, different sounds for how close a rocket passes over your head, different sounds depending what you are walking on...Sounds great and its what you expect from a big budget game like Killzone2 (10/10)
The controls to me is what knocks this game out of greatness down to average. It's funny to because I have been trying to think of ways as to why the controls were bad but I can't put my finger on it...There's auto aim or aim assist which is fine, I have been playing fps's for years and that has never bothered me before but this game, if you were within 10 feet of an enemy it seemed like a coin flip who would kill who first because I had such a hard time actually shooting him. No, I didn't have this problem because I'm bad at the game, you just gotta take my word on that it truly feels "wrong" when the game comes to aiming which obviously is a huge part of the game. (4/10)
little to no enemy variance so if you don't mind killing the same mindless drone over and over the great graphics and fun lvl design should be more than enough to let you enjoy this game for 1 play through (side note, F bombs galore)
gamers (69%) found this review helpful
Killzone 2 is by far the best game I've played on ps3 so far. It is absolutely amazing and I love it! The games starts with you just awaking from a nice nap on a starship and the next thing you know you are in the middle of a battle between the ISA and the mighty Helghast. You must battle your way around the city and complete objectives. Like taking out certain posts or helping out your ISA buddies being torn to shreds. The campaign is very action oriented and fast-paced and there are plenty of Helghast to gun down. But the campaign will only take about 8-10 hours which is somewhat shorter than what I expected. With how long they've been making this game you would think it would be the longest game in history. But with all the action on the battlefield you won't be thinking about the length of the game, trust me. You will probably be thinking more about what you want to do to the huge Helghast soldier that just came out in front of you with a very bug gun. The campaign is also surprisingly cover-based, if you run out in the open, guns blazing, you will die. This is very different than that of the first but it is a very good thing, it goes along with this game's sense of realistic controls. The controls make you feel like you are actually carrying a lot of gear and a heavy gun. They take a while to get used to, but once you are used to them you will agree that they are far superior than that of any shooter. But if you are playing or plan on playing online then you may want to turn the sensitivity way up in the main menu options because the realistic feeling controls also make your guy turn very slowly, and if you have ever played online before, you know this will be the death of you. Speaking of online, it is by far the best online set up I have ever played on. There are so many little details that make it so amazing. Like how you can choose a game with certain missions, like Body Count and Assassination and games can even have all the missions in one. -10 out of 10-