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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 My poor, lifeless body after my unsuccessful attempt to take down the tank
Killzone PlayStation 2 Each of your teammates has unique weapons and abilities to start with
Killzone PlayStation 2 Manning the machine gun
Killzone PlayStation 2 Across the frozen wastes and into the heart of the enemy

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 (954) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Halo what!? MAT (70372) 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

GotNext Dec 16, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
1UP Nov 03, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Nov 15, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
IGN Oct 29, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Freaks 365 2004 7.2 out of 10 72
Factornews Jan 28, 2005 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Nov 03, 2004 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot Nov 03, 2004 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Revolution Nov 29, 2004 C 50
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.

Information also contributed by Sciere

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