Killzone (PlayStation 2)

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During the era of space exploration, a faction of humans colonized the planet Helghan. In order to survive in the harsh environment, these people mutated to the point of no longer remaining human. They developed a passionate hatred for mankind, and eventually formed the Helghast Empire, attacking the planet Vekta controlled by the Interplanetary Strategic Alliance (ISA). As Helghast soldiers invade the planet's perimeter, the ISA forces are trying to hold the ground and find a way to stop them.

Killzone is a sci-fi-themed first-person shooter. The game's stand-out feature is the ability to control any of the four different protagonists, each with his or her own strengths and weaknesses. These characters are: Templar, the balanced squad leader; Rico, who prefers heavy weaponry and is on a quest for revenge; Luger, the team's only female member and a specialist in stealth, who can access special areas; and Hakha, a half-Helghast who can use Helghast weapons and proximity mines.

Up to sixteen players can compete in the online multiplayer portion, which includes eight maps and six modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Assault, Defend and Destroy, Supply Drop, and Domination.


Killzone PlayStation 2 Main screen
Killzone PlayStation 2 My poor, lifeless body after my unsuccessful attempt to take down the tank
Killzone PlayStation 2 You start the game as Captain Jan Templar which remains commander of your squad throughout the game
Killzone PlayStation 2 Some lovely views for the ol' PS2.

Alternate Titles

  • "杀戮地带" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Hey, a modern shooter that doesn't suck :O! Pixelspeech (955) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Halo what!? MAT (102215) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
Killzone is a highly enjoyable, epic soldiers-heroes story. re_fold (281) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Eat your heart out, Master Chief. Kain Ceverus (34) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews Dec 10, 2004 83 out of 100 83
GotNext Dec 16, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Nov 29, 2004 16 out of 20 80
GameZone Nov 15, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
Jolt (UK) Nov 30, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Factornews Jan 28, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Daily Nov 26, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Apr 22, 2007 6 out of 10 60 (UK) Nov 25, 2004 5 out of 10 50
PSX Extreme Dec 10, 2004 4.9 out of 10 49


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Some of the armor (most obvious is seen on the Helghast) and some of the weapons seem to have been lifted from the anime movie Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade.

References to the game

The game makes an appearance in the 2005 film Princess Aurora where two characters can be seen playing the game on a large screen.

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Iain Howe (10) added Killzone (PlayStation 2) on Dec 16, 2004