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Killzone 2 (PlayStation 3)

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Description

Killzone 2 is the third game in the Killzone franchise and continues the story two years after the events of the first two games. The game takes place on Helghan, the home-world of the Helghast who assaulted the Interplanetary Strategic Alliance's colony on Vekta. The ISA retaliates on the Helghan's own ground with the aim to secure the Helghast leader, Emperor Visari, and bring the Helghast war machine to a halt. Assuming the role of Sergeant Tomas "Sev" Sevchenko, a battle-hardened veteran and a member of the special forces unit known as the Legion. Under his command, players lead a group of highly trained soldiers on a mission to take out the Helghast threat.

The gameplay consists of what the developers describe as Hollywood Realism, focusing on scripted, cinematic gameplay. The game is played entirely from the first-person perspective, except for the portions with vehicular combat with a tank and an exoskeleton. A large portion is dedicated to seeking cover and peeking from behind objects to open fire. Next to the single-player campaign, there is squad-based multiplayer called Warzone with five different kinds of missions (Assassination, Search & Retrieve, Search & Destroy, Bodycount and Capture & Hold) based on seven kinds of classes. There is support for up to 32 players, with the addition of bots to fill the remaining spots.

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Killzone 2 PlayStation 3 Follow Garza to the launch bay, the invasion is about to begin.
Killzone 2 PlayStation 3 Use your SIXAXIS to turn on the wheel.
Killzone 2 PlayStation 3 Looking at yourself in the mirror.
Killzone 2 PlayStation 3 Soldiers are very enthusiastic about the assault.

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The Press Says

GamesCollection Nov 26, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Game Over Online Mar 31, 2009 95 out of 100 95
Playstation Universe Feb 02, 2009 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN UK Feb 02, 2009 9.2 out of 10 92
Gameplanet Feb 03, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Pelaajalehti Feb 05, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Console Obsession Mar 25, 2009 9 out of 10 90
videogamer.com Feb 02, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Mar 01, 2009 8 out of 10 80
DarkZero Mar 27, 2009 8 out of 10 80

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Awards

Killzone 2 won the "PlayStation game of the year" category in the 2009 Golden Joystick Awards

It was named Best PS3 Shooter in IGN's Best of 2009 Game of the Year Editors' Awards.

In Gamespy's Game of the Year Awards 2009, Killzone 2 received The Fulfilled Expectations Award.

Killzone 2 received the award Best Reinvented Franchise in GamePro's End of the Year 2009 Awards.

The game received four awards in Gamespot's 2009 Editor Choice Awards:
  • Best Shooter
  • Best Competitive Multiplayer
  • Most Improved Sequel
  • Best Sound Design

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erbaltan (7140) added Killzone 2 (PlayStation 3) on May 24, 2009