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GF Rating
6.3

1769 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Only (Current) Next Gen Must Play Title

posted by BungaHead (CLINTON, MO) Jan 31, 2014

Member since Oct 2013

This BY FAR, and I have both machines X1 and PS4, is the only game I'm still playing since launch. The campaign is interesting for a first person shooter, it's different kind of game than COD and Battlefield in many ways.

For those games, I always skipped the stories to just play Multiplayer. Killzone I found it's story more compelling and interesting than those franchises. It's such a pretty game, it was a pleasure to play with an intriguing story. With latest patches, they cleared up any problems early adapters dealt with.

Multiplayer is incredible. I have put so many hours into this aspect of the game alone, I've easily got my moneys worth. I actually just got the Jack of All Trades trophy :] (look it up). If you are a trophy hunter you will spend most of your time in this area.

Maps are interesting with strong variation between them, some maps are good for sniping, some arenot etc, which all are for free, no mandatory DLC purchases. Mild variation between multiplayer modes though, you can bet on 700-900 people playing at anyone time, maybe over 1k on a weekend. Which this game deserves more than that.

Most common are Warzone and TDM ranging from 7v7 & 12v12 arrangments. After matches, the top players are shown on a special splash screen and the top player can execute the enemy's top player which is a interest touch. As of 1.31.14 you can purchase new executing moves, which are AWESOME. Really anger people with those.

The abilities are special enough, to say that for me, it's dethroned Battlefield altogether. I have no interest after headaches and the beta called BF4. Killzone has three classes with specific abilities, attachments and side weapons to unlock will keep you busy for a long time. The maps are interesting and base turrets keep players honest from Base Camping, for the most part. All in all, it's an excellent experience and I've met so many cool people that have now become good friends.

It's been a perfect launch game. Rent Worthy.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Solid, Arguably the best to date.

posted by JRStocker (AMES, IA) Jan 30, 2014

Member since May 2010

First thing, the graphics are the best you've ever seen. There is a point in the game when you're flying through the city taking in the view and it's absolutely amazing looking. There is actually a button sequence you have to press during to not die and I had to re-do it 2 times as I was taking it all in. The campaign story is alright. Not great, not terrible. Gameplay is great. They could've done a better job with the stealth part of the game, sometimes it's basically impossible to go the stealth route instead of goin Rambo. My biggest complaint is the lack of direction. It says it has a button to lead you to your next objective but you'll find that at some parts it's impossible to find and you'll spend a half hr wondering around looking. It was VERY frustrating. But overall it was right up there asone of the best Killzones to date. The 2nd Killzone still holds up as the best story but this one's gameplay is far better. Both had groundbreaking graphics for the time. It's a must have for any PS4 owner.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Worth Renting and Playing

posted by russr1123 (HILLSBOROUGH, NJ) Jan 25, 2014

Member since Sep 2010

Generally, I don't like FPS and I like multiplayer FPS even less. However, given that there aren't too many first party titles out on PS4 yet, I decided to try this.

I thought the single player campaign was pretty good. At times I thought it was a bit difficult, but I managed to finish it. It didn't blow me away, although the graphics in some portions were nice. The story wasn't something that really captivated me, the way something like BioShock Infinite or the Last of Us did.

The multiplayer seemed very chaotic to me, especially the warzones. I couldn't figure out what the heck was going on at times.

This is not a game I'd recommend buying, because the single player is not something you'd want to play over and over again. The multiplayer for me at least was more of "play a few matches and then move on". This game is definitely worth renting.

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