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Killzone (PlayStation 2)

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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 Main screen
Killzone PlayStation 2 Multiplayer can be played online, or offline with bots.
Killzone PlayStation 2 Trying (quite badly) to shoot a tank
Killzone PlayStation 2 First level, trench warfare

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 (943) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Halo what!? MAT (66286) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
Killzone is a highly enjoyable, epic soldiers-heroes story. re_fold (282) 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

The Press Says

Fragland.net Dec 15, 2004 88.5 out of 100 88
1UP Nov 03, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania Dec 10, 2004 79 out of 100 79
GameZone Nov 15, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
Digital Entertainment News (den) Nov 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Nov 03, 2004 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpy Nov 02, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Revolution Nov 29, 2004 C 50
videogamer.com Nov 21, 2004 5 out of 10 50
PSX Extreme Dec 10, 2004 4.9 out of 10 49

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Trivia

Killzone was hyped as being a "Halo-beater" well over a year before it was published. When it was finally released, it was so to mixed reviews...

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