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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 Opening cinematic showing Helghast's counselor.
Killzone 2 PlayStation 3 Playing a bot match
Killzone 2 PlayStation 3 There's a factory down there
Killzone 2 PlayStation 3 Bot match - (re-)spawn screen

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The Press Says

Gamereactor (Sweden) Jan 29, 2009 10 out of 10 100
GamesCollection Nov 26, 2009 10 out of 10 100
PGNx Media Mar 08, 2009 10 out of 10 100
GameZone Feb 02, 2009 9.4 out of 10 94
IGN UK Feb 02, 2009 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Revolution Feb 27, 2009 A- 91
IGN Australia Jan 29, 2009 9 out of 10 90
videogamer.com Feb 02, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Gamernode Feb 02, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Feb 21, 2009 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Killzone 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2009 – #2 Best PS3 Game of the Year
    • 2009 – #3 Best Sound Effects of the Year
    • 2009 – #5 Best Trailer of the Year
  • GamePro
    • 2009 - received the Best Reinvented Franchise award
  • Gamespot
    • 2009 - received Best Competitive Multiplayer (Editor Choice Awards)
    • 2009 - received Best Shooter award (Editor Choice Awards)
    • 2009 - received Best Sound Design (Editor Choice Awards)
    • 2009 - received Most Improved Sequel (Editor Choice Awards)
  • Gamespy
    • 2009 - received The Fulfilled Expectations Award (Game of the Year Awards
  • Golden Joystick Awards
    • 2009 - won the "PlayStation game of the year" category
  • IGN
    • 2009 - named Best PS3 Shooter (Game of the Year Editors' Awards)

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erbaltan (7127) added Killzone 2 (PlayStation 3) on May 24, 2009