THE GOOD: Weapons. Variety of Character types. Campaign. Graphics.
THE BAD: No Jumping. Sniper Scope.
SUMMARY: Killzone has to be the best first person shooter on PS2, I am a Halo buff myself but thats only for its multiplayer. Since I don't own a Xbox and only get to play when hanging out with friends. But Killzone acts very much like Halo without being a cheap rip off.
First off are the controls they are super similar, with the two joystick config. The only major differences I noticed were, no jumping and slapping people was a little more difficult. Since you have to run up to them, and wait for your little icon to appear then hit the action button. Being able to jump would've been an added improvement, although you could hurdle certain objects with the action button.
There wasn't much story involved in the game, which was a good and bad thing. Basically you are thrown into the fray from the very beginning and you are given a little story throughout the game. They never really giv...
THE GOOD: Brilliant graphics Lots of weapons One of the most realistic games ever Online stuff Great story 4 characters Great levels Seemless gameplay
THE BAD: Where's the colour Glitches and fogging Won't you die
SUMMARY: Killzone is Sony's answer to the Halo series on Mr. Gates' machine, the Xbox. It is not that good but Killzone destroys almost every PS2 first-person shooter.
Killzone is set in the future and it is on a planet called Vecta. Your enemies are the Helghast, relentless soldiers dressed in black and they cause utter chaos. The Helghast soldiers are the most scary looking enemies I have seen in a while.
During the game you play as four characters and they have different skills depending on who you pick. They are Capt. Templar (All Rounder), Luger (Stealth Woman), Sgt. Rico (Potty-mouthed Heavy Weapons Guy) and finally Hakha. (Spy and is half Helghast) During missions you need to work out who is needed when. For example if you wanted some massive firepower go for Rico or it's a stealth...
SUMMARY: First, lets have some background, you a soldier fighting the ISA (I don't really know what it stand for...) fighting the invading enemy, the Hellgast. That's all the background you need. Killzone is truely the best First Person Shooter for PS2, Halo has a big competitor. First off, the campaign is very fun, after playing other FPSs for PS2 (Call of Duty, ect) I got bored with the campaign, but Killzone somehow keeps it fun. Also, the weapons are MUCH (In my opinion) cooler than Halo, for example, Your main assult weapon is much more realistic, and more generaly, I love how the weapons fire bullets, instead of lasers, ect. in Halo, which is a great change. And now you can play single player with other bots in an Instant Action type of thing, which Halo doesn't have and it gives Killzone much needed reap...
THE GOOD: > Great Graphics > Online Multiplayer > Very Realistic > Excellent Sound. Even better with surround sound. > Enemy AI is okay. > Replay Value is high.
THE BAD: > No jumping. (??) > Annoying sniper rifle scope.
SUMMARY: Killzone is by far the best First Person Shooter I have played on the PS2. Excellent graphics and sound, and incredibly realistic, this game makes for an excellent buy. Chances are you will be entertained by it for over half a year.
All that's wrong with it is that the campaign mode is a little too easy, as enemies scream jibberish right before engaging you, and there is no jumping function. Also, melee attacks cannot be used in multiplayer modes.
If you're into FPS titles and don't own an XBox, buy this game, you will not regret it.
THE GOOD: -Amazing atmosphere, very warlike, places are in ruins yet somehow very beautiful. -Good Voiceovers (except for Rico) -lots of action, very exciting shootouts -4 Different playable characters -Good multiplayer deathmatches
THE BAD: -Levels are a little too linear -could have used a slightly larger selection of weapons -No jump feature
SUMMARY: Alright this game has gotten some pretty crappy reviews from magazines and websites, ignore those reviews, I don't know what they were thinking.
Killzone is certainly the best FPS available for the PS2, it is exciting and your trigger finger will get a workout. I want stealth games to focus on strategy, I want my FPS to be about shooting things. Pretty much the only strategy you will need in this game is figuring out which character you want to use, and the usuall duck and cover.
The levels are pretty good, they are fairly long and contain a lot of badguys. Occaisionally there will be some mounted machine guns you can use to fend off massive wave...
> Smart and durable AI for both allies and enemies
> Multiplayer for up to 12 players with the addition of 2 player offline using AI 'bots' to make it a game similiar to online
> Gameplay is simple but still fun and back in 2004 that was all it needed to be
> The story isn't a very original concept but has enough shine to stand out, deliver and keep you going to the ending
> Great sound score
> Glitches galore at times
> Unrealistic physics
> No online split screen mode, which seemed like a must if it supported a online like game for two players offline
> Online now at this point is dead and at the time it was active it was littered with cheating and required two updates to correct it
Killzone, developed by Guerilla Games and produced exclusively for the Playstation, was hyped in the mid to late 2003 fiscal year as a 'Halo Killer'. Now many games have gone under that hype, Haze being the latest and Killzone's sequel the newest...
SUMMARY: This game is ACE! Seeing as this is in the PS2 section - why are people comparing it to Halo?! (yes, it was meant to kill Halo bla bla bla!) This is the best FPS game for the PS2. The graphics are amazing, the gameplay is great, there's lots of kick ass weapons to choose and you can pick different characters to bring out the best in you. I haven't completed it yet, but have just got all 4 characters. So far its great! The only drawback is the AI - the speech is repetative, but not too annoying, and your team mates tend to get in the way rather than help you out. This is a game you can play over and over again - just to try doing levels using the different characters, which use different weapons, and (i think) have different paths through levels. Lets hope they make a second one!
THE GOOD: Pretty damn good graphics for a PS2. Nice concept and atmosphere. Awesome guns. Multiplayer is where the fun is. Cool character designs. (Helghast) Enjoyable time killer. Kickass SFX. Nice Presentation. Bot support? OMG! Realistic. Cool Box-art.
THE BAD: Crapola Frames Per Second. Guns are unbalanced. Bugs everywhere. No melee in multiplayer. No ladder climbing or vaulting in multi. Lighting issues. Motion, there's a lot.
SUMMARY: In a nutshell, Killzone is a balls-to-the-wall FPS game. Ironically, it has a bad FPS. Killzone may not be raising the standard very high, but it definitely needs some work. Although Guerilla games have been paid a hefty sum to make this game, it has high production values but the end product is about as good as a poor man's Halo 2.
The game basically revolves around to factions; ISA and the Helghast, fighting for the planet Vekta after they breach the SDs. The plot is fairly generic and the character voices are highly overused. The game's campaign isn't very exciting...
THE GOOD: Great graphics considering the PS2 capabilities. Pretty sweet gameplay, fighting alongside teammates and watching them die in front of your eyes could never be so fun. There are some amazing weapons you can use throughout the game which are always a blast. AI of the enemy is great - there actually is some moderate difficulty within the game. The offline multiplayer is alright.
THE BAD: The gameplay can get repeditive at times. Shoot at soldiers over and over again. Especially the offline gameplay. It my opinion, there's lots of room for improvement. The teams don't work together, they just follow waypoints and don't act intelligently, like in single player missions. Also, it seems as if there isn't a variety of weapons to use during offline battlefield. Shotgun, standard machine gun you spawn with, occasional grenade launchers, and that's all. Weren't there 27 weapons? The offline multiplayer probably will wear out, and you'll get sick of it.