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Killzone 3 Reviews (PlayStation 3)

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games xtreme (Feb 24, 2011)
Is it worth it, I say yes. I presume many of you will also say yes if your only console is a PS3 and you're stalwartly refusing to believe anything that comes out for it could be bad. The good news is that Killzone 3 isn't bad, it's good, it's so good that it might just turn you into a Sir Psycho Sexy Killing Machine that can snap the neck of a full grown gorilla whilst yodelling at the top of a mountain, wearing Old Spice and surrounded by legions of adoring female gamers demanding you partake in Snoo Snoo right now.
Lens of Truth (Mar 20, 2011)
Even with a lacking plot and lack of online Co Op, Killzone 3 is a fantastic shooter and a must play for PS3 owners. The visuals are crisp, the performance is solid, and the game in all aspects is just plain fun. Whether you are looking for a game to sink hours into multi-player or just looking for something to try out that new PS Move you got recently, this is a game is worth every penny.
88 Gaming Portal (Feb 20, 2011)
Ako ste fan Killzonea igru vam nećemo preporučiti, čisto zato jer to nema smisla - kao fan vjerojatno ste već na prvom viđenom screenshotu obavili predbilježbu. Možemo vam samo reći da razočarani nećete biti. Ako pak Killzone prije niste igrali i tražite odličan FPS za svoj PS3, znajte da je Killzone 3 vrijedan svoje cijene jer nudi detaljno, dugotrajno i impresivno iskustvo - kako za jednog, tako i za više igrača.
Pelit (Apr, 2011)
Pleikka nousee Killzone 3:n Move-ohjauksen myötä minun kirjoissani parhaaksi FPS-konsoliksi (boksin ohi). Vaikka yhtälöstä poistettaisiin tuloksia dramaattisesti parantava Move ja sen aiheuttama euforiani, viihdyttävä ja tyylikäs Killzone 3 sijoittuu tukevasti Pleikan nettiräiskintöjen kärkikaartiin.
85 (Mar 01, 2011)
Though its story lacks imagination and its one-note pacing cries out for greater variety, Killzone 3 looks fantastic and contains an incredible wealth of detail and excellent action. It plays every bit as good as it looks and a compentent multiplayer component guarantees an extended life beyond the single-player campaign. The story may disappoint you but squaring off against the Helghast is still remarkably satisfying.
GameSpot (Feb 03, 2011)
In some ways, Killzone 3 is a step forward. Set-piece battles will be drilled into your brain for some time after you experience them. There's more variety in both the environments and the action, and the game is better off for this diversity. On the other hand, the excruciating story's tendency to intrude just when the action intensifies has an adverse effect on the pacing. The competitive multiplayer isn't hampered by such infantile excess, focusing instead on what the shooter does best: delivering solid action in a visually dazzling context. Killzone 3 isn't the game it could have been, but when it comes to capturing the madness of larger-than-life planetside battles, few games do it better.
85 (Feb 22, 2011)
Der kurze Kampf auf Helghan ist zwar dynamischer und ansehnlicher als vor zwei Jahren, aber er wirkt trotz cleverer KI und immer noch ausgezeichnetem Trefferzonensystem gleichzeitig leichter, durchgestylter, weniger zäh, mit seinen zahlreichen Fahrsequenzen scheinbar eher auf Movetauglichkeit als kriegerische Gnadenlosigkeit getrimmt. Und so spektakulär der eine Bosskampf auch ist, so harmlos wirken manche andere der besonderen Gegnertypen, allen voran die strunzdummen Kapereinheiten. Anstatt einen 3D-Effekt oder einen technisch schwachen Splitscreen-Modus, hätte ich mir endlich eine kooperative Online-Kampagne à la Gears of War gewünscht. Anstatt mehr Action auf Schienen habe ich mehr erzählerische Hintergründe, noch offenere Level oder die coolen Waffensysteme in der Kampagne vermisst, die auch im Mutiplayer für subtilere Einsätze sorgen - erst da ist mehr Taktik, Täuschung und Tarnung gefragt.
PlayFrance (Feb 14, 2011)
Toujours aussi éblouissante techniquement, la saga Killzone change ici légèrement d'orientation en adoptant certains standards des FPS dits modernes : les déplacements sont moins lourds qu'auparavant, les décors plus variés, et l'action très diversifiée, au risque peut-être d'irriter les fans de la première heure. Il faut toutefois reconnaître que l'ensemble reste d'une efficacité redoutable, grâce notamment à l'intelligence artificielle des ennemis qui donne lieu à des affrontements mémorables, et à une cohésion des séquences bien travaillée, tout juste troublée par la narration un tantinet décousue. Bref, nous sommes là en présence de l'un des tout meilleurs FPS de la PS3, qui saura vous séduire aussi bien en solo que face à vos amis sur la toile. Un incontournable pour les fans du genre !
Gameplay (Benelux) (Mar 01, 2011)
Killzone 3 volgt de strategie van de grootste gemene deler, waardoor het zich nog amper van de concurrentie weet te onderscheiden. Wie daar voorbij kijkt, ontdekt echter een uitstekend totaalpakket.
Giant Bomb (Feb 21, 2011)
Killzone 3 delivers an experience that's a little too similar to its predecessor in spots, but it still has plenty explosive moments to see both online and off.
Games Finder (Sep 13, 2014)
The game is definitely one of the better FPS games out there, it doesn’t innovate by any means but it does deliver a game with plenty of polish.
80 (UK) (Feb 03, 2011)
Fans of Killzone 2 will love the improved multiplayer, but may find that the single-player side of things has lost a lot of its identity. It's always polished and breathlessly paced, but it no longer offers a distinct change of pace from the rest of the shooter herd. Killzone 3 is a powerful, impressive game that sets an imposing standard for Sony's 3D, Move-enabled future output; it's just a shame that in doing so, it's lost just a little of what made the series stand out in the first place.
GameSpy (Feb 11, 2011)
Oh, and it's taken three games, but the team at developer Guerrilla Games has finally provided players with the definitive Killzone multiplayer experience. While the action is largely the same as in Killzone 2, some notable additions improve upon the non-combat elements. Being able to just spend your earned points on gear is a big plus, as is the dialed-back class selection (Killzone 2's spread felt a bit bloated). I'm also a big fan of the new Operations mode, which plays out almost like a large-scale, head-to-head co-op match, complete with cut-scenes. Between that and the still-entertaining Warzone mode, PS3 fans will find enough to keep them happy until the inevitable Killzone 4. Maybe that will be the game to finally make me fall in love with the series.
80 (Feb 22, 2011)
Une très bonne note que certains jugeront sans doute trop sévère mais qui tient avant tout à la nature de la campagne solo, plus courte, très convenue et sans doute moins prenante que celle de son aîné en dépit d'une poignée de séquences chocs. Car le fait est que Killzone 3 est avant tout une gueule, un FPS à la réalisation époustouflante qui laisse parfois le joueur épuisé, mais rarement surpris. Doté d'une fantastique atmosphère, Killzone 3 s'avère en effet trop sage pour faire vraiment grimper aux rideaux les boulimiques de FPS. Le titre constitue néanmoins un excellent défouloir et une belle vitrine technologique pour la machine de Sony. On attend impatiemment la suite.
Thunderbolt Games (Mar 21, 2011)
Sadly, Killzone 3 misses the mark on too many occasions to be considered a good game. It’s at best a functional title that looks quite pretty. Lamentably, when compared to the masters of the genre, ‘functional’ just doesn’t cut it. Killzone 3 has done a great job of blending back in with the crowd. It’s precise, practical, ticks boxes and has been too quick to shed its defining credentials; credentials that made the earlier games a must buy for any enthusiast. Killzone 3 feels generic, rushed and greatly unloved by its creators. A huge, huge disappointment.
The Video Game Critic (Mar 29, 2012)
All in all, Killzone 3 is mediocre. it has its moments of excitement and visual splendor, but the game lacks polish and I never felt comfortable with the controls.