Killzone (PlayStation 2)

Mature
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Genre
Perspective
Gameplay
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72
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3.7
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Killzone PlayStation 2 Using grenade thrower against a tank is not a wise move
Killzone PlayStation 2 Trying (quite badly) to shoot a tank
Killzone PlayStation 2 You can use stationary weapons, such as this machine gun
Killzone PlayStation 2 Some lovely views for the ol' PS2.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Hey, a modern shooter that doesn't suck :O! Pixelspeech (952) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Halo what!? MAT (117911) 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

Fragland.net Dec 15, 2004 88.5 out of 100 88
GotNext Dec 16, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania.de Dec 10, 2004 79 out of 100 79
PGNx Media Nov 15, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
IGN Oct 29, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Factornews Jan 28, 2005 7 out of 10 70
UOL Jogos Nov 18, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy Nov 02, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Edge Nov 25, 2004 6 out of 10 60
videogamer.com Nov 21, 2004 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Inspiration

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