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Killzone: Liberation (PSP)

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Killzone Liberation is the sequel to the PS2 game Killzone. You once again take the role of Templar, two months after the events in the previous game, taking the war to the Helghast. The ISA managed to push them back previously, but they reorganize and and you need to defeat the insidious General Metrac who has occupied most of southern Vekta, in 16 missions.

New to the franchise is the top-down/third-person perspective, instead of the PS2's first-person pure FPS approach. During the action, you can switch to a tactical overview to plan your actions. The screen zooms out and the actions are slowed down, while icons pop up to show the different actions and objectives. You will sometimes fight alongside a soldier named Rico, to whom you can issue orders and also commandeer vehicles. The missions require you to plant explosives, sabotage installations, rescue hostages and infiltrate military territory. Aiming is simplified by a drastic amount of auto-aiming, but the game presents many simultaneous enemies appearing in return.

Prior to each mission, you can customize your character with points. Up to three upgradable abilities can be modified before each new task, to carry more ammo for specific weapons, or to inflict more damage. These points can be earned during challenge missions where you need to show your shooting skills or complete actions such as disarming mines in a limited amount of time.

The game comes with a full range of Ad Hoc settings for multiplayer, with co-op and competitive play modes included, such as Deathmatch, Assault and Capture the Flag for up to six players.

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Killzone: Liberation PSP Start weapon selection screen. Here you also can upgrade some weapons.
Killzone: Liberation PSP Enemies are not limited to Helghast’s soldiers…
Killzone: Liberation PSP In some mission you need to set up C4 to blow up objects.
Killzone: Liberation PSP Main menu

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Gamerz-Edge Nov 07, 2006 9.7 out of 10 97
Deeko Nov 04, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
4Players.de Nov 25, 2006 86 out of 100 86
PlayFrance Nov 20, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania Dec 04, 2006 84 out of 100 84
The Video Game Critic Sep 27, 2009 B+ 83
Extreme Gamer Nov 10, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Deaf Gamers 2006 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 21, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Game Infowire Mar 16, 2007 7 out of 10 70

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PhoenixFire (83) added Killzone: Liberation (PSP) on Dec 04, 2006