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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 2.7
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.2
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Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

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97 (Nov 10, 2006)
Killzone: Liberation will set the standards for other developers interested in making a third person shooter for the PSP. This game is what a game should be for the PSP. An engrossing story line, solid controls, impressive visuals and audio, along with making the most of the PSP’s technology.
Gamerz-Edge (Nov 07, 2006)
With beautiful graphics, intuitive controls, and a very entertaining single player mode, Killzone: Liberation delivers on all fronts. With the advent of the immersive multiplayer options and the ability to download content online, the game surpasses every expectation I could possibly have had for it. This is a must-own title for anyone who likes action games.
Deeko (Nov 04, 2006)
Killzone: Liberation is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most highly-polished and brag-worthy games that the PSP has. A lot of time and money has gone into developing the game, and it shows. This makes KL an absolute must-buy, and was reason enough for me to keep my PSP rather than getting rid of it and relying on my DS. It's really that good, and with a huge single-player campaign and the satisfying multiplayer, it's a game I'm going to be playing for quite some time. Now strap up and get this game, soldier. I'll see you in-game.
90 (Nov 13, 2006)
Ich muss zugeben, dass mir die PSP-Version spielerisch auf jeden Fall weitaus besser gefällt, als das große Original. Bei manchen Passagen habe ich zwar wirklich geflucht, weil ich mehrmals abgenippelt bin, aber sobald man die richtige Taktik erkennt, funktioniert es wunderbar. Die Checkpoints sind außerdem wirklich human gesetzt, weshalb man nicht ständig ellenlange Abschnitte wiederholen muss. Ich wünsche mir deshalb einen PS3-Ableger, der das PSP-Gameplay mit NextGen-Grafik-Power kombiniert!
90 (Nov 21, 2006)
One of the most pleasing things about Killzone Liberation that it seems to have been polished to the point you can almost see your face in it, it's impeccably balanced, looks amazing and is full of little gameplay touches and ideas that only come when a game has been developed by people who truly care about it. The PSP (in fact any gaming system) needs more original well produced titles like this and it would be almost criminal for this to get ignored because of the legacy of the Killzone brand. As it stands now, this is one of the best PSP games out there and with the imminent promise of true online multiplayer it will only get better.
IGN (Oct 16, 2006)
It seems wherever Liberation can go the extra mile, it does. It delivers on all fronts, from a thoroughly engrossing single-player campaign to an addictive multiplayer component. Liberation also shames most other PSP offerings through its presentation, which blends excellent visuals and sound with a clean and user-friendly interface. It has a few quirks, but in the end, they seem almost negligible. Definitely recommended to fans of the action genre, but also to anyone who dislikes bad games.
86 (Nov 25, 2006)
Also gut Soldat, es ist soweit. Das hier wird kein Kinderspiel. Schalten sie ihren Kopf ein. Über zielloses Draufhalten lachen die Helghast nur! Tasten sie sich von einer Deckung zur nächsten vor, nutzen sie ihre Granaten und die richtigen Waffen. Und wenn sie Valasquez gut führen, werden sie für seine Unterstützung dankbar sein. Falls sie die Herausforderung lieben, dürfen sie sich auf einen anspruchsvollen Einsatz freuen. Allerdings auch einen sehr kurzen und auf Dauer wohl etwas eintönigen. Melden sie sich deshalb regelmäßig im Gefechtssimulator und zum Training. Da verbessern sie gleich noch ihre Fähigkeiten. Himmel, Templar, sie wissen doch, worum es geht! Kneifen sie die Arschbacken zusammen und genießen sie ihren Trip in den Süden von Vecta. Erfreuen sie sich an der großartigen Landschaft, wenn sie ihre Wunden verbinden. Und jetzt los, ihr Hubschrauber wartet schon! K:L minus Weg zum Softwarehändler.
Consoles Plus (Dec, 2006)
Ce FPS issu de la PS2 devient un jeu d'action tactique d'excellente facture et l'un des tout meilleurs softs sur PSP avec sa réalisation impec' et son gameplay particulièrement fun.
PlayFrance (Nov 20, 2006)
Complet, varié et magnifiquement jouable, ce Killzone Libération est un excellent jeu d’action indispensable à chaque PlayStation Portable. Après Syphon Filter : Dark Mirror, la PSP confirme sa domination en matière de jeu d’action sur console nomade. Une référence de plus.
84 (Dec 04, 2006)
Im Gegensatz zum PS2-Orginal habe ich an Guerillias PS2-Debüt wenig auszusetzen. Die Niederländer haben sich bewusst gegen die auf dem Handheld nicht gerade glückliche Shooter-Formel entschieden und einen soliden 3rd-Person Titel in der atmosphärischen Killzone-Welt gebastelt. Doch warum musste man dabei auf eine spannende Story verzichten? Warum konnte das Spiel nicht umfangreicher ausfallen? Warum dürfen die Kampagne nicht gleich kooperativ spielen? Dennoch: Wer 3rd-Person Action und düstere SF-Szenarios mag, der kann mit Killzone: Liberation nicht viel falsch machen.
Gamer 2.0 (Mar 31, 2007)
Killzone: Liberation is a marked improvement over its console inspiration, and provides an entertaining and challenging experience to those who pick it up. Unless you have no interest in shooters whatsoever, Killzone: Liberation is a must buy for PSP owners who are looking to fill in and round out their collection. It’ll make you scream and curse your miniature avatar, but its challenge provides for one of the best experiences on Sony’s handheld.
The Video Game Critic (Sep 27, 2009)
The game demands a thoughtful, deliberate approach to each new area, some of which have multiple paths. In addition to enemy soldiers, you'll fend off attack dogs and dangerous "spider robots" which function like crawling land mines. Whenever you hear the clickety-clack of one approaching, it's pretty alarming! The checkpoints are generally frequent, but not always optimally placed. Sometimes you'll make slow, steady progress in an area, only to be instantly killed by a heat-seeking rocket. It's frustrating at times, but Killzone: Liberation keeps you coming back - like any good portable game should.
GameSpot (Oct 30, 2006)
While the single-player campaign is ultimately too short and devoid of story, and the multiplayer suffers from the lack of infrastructure play, Killzone: Liberation is still an excellent and engaging shooter. Its tightly woven shooting mechanics and tough enemy opponents create some of the most intense battles you'll find in any game on the PSP, and its great presentation and duo of multiplayer modes give it plenty of longevity. Some people might be put off by the difficulty and the brevity of the game, but most will find a thoroughly unique and enjoyable experience in Killzone: Liberation.
80 (Jan 05, 2007)
This is a game that provides a great deal of intense shooting action, with tough enemy opponents that don’t lie down and die easily. While the challenge does mean you’re going to die an awful lot, you won’t have to backtrack much. Throw in an ad hoc competitive multiplayer component and co-op play for the whole campaign, and you’ve got a thoroughly excellent package.
GameSpy (Dec 05, 2006)
And bringing a friend along is probably not such a bad idea, because Killzone: Liberation will sprain your thumbs with its difficulty level. Just turning it down to "easy" won't help that much -- this game is hard and that's all there is to it. Still, the profound difficulty and gorgeous graphics are Liberation's best features, so if you can wade through the baffling control bog, there is a decent game waiting for you. It's certainly not a game for everyone, but if you hunger for a serious challenge out of your PSP and are willing to forgive a few bumps in the road, you can't really go wrong with Killzone: Liberation.
Thunderbolt Games (Aug 07, 2008)
Killzone: Liberation is a fantastic shooter that combines strategic combat, excellent level design and some genuinely (and maybe too much so) challenging gameplay. It’s a game incredibly appropriate for PSP and its demographic, and an excellent addition to its ever growing catalogue of games. It’s an understated gem.
Lawrence (Nov 02, 2006)
I wouldn’t buy this game simply because you might have enjoyed the original PS2 title. It really shares nothing with it outside of environment and characters. However, I’d recommend giving it a shot if you’re a fan of tactical shooters.
UOL Jogos (Oct 27, 2006)
"Killzone: Liberation" mudou radicalmente em relação à edição para PlayStation 2, mas o novo formato é muito mais adaptado para um portátil. Isso não significa, em hipótese nenhuma, um detrimento da diversão - pelo contrário, a satisfação é muito maior que a de seu "irmão maior". Com um single player bem estruturado - porém curto - e um multiplayer empolgante, o novo "Killzone" é daqueles títulos luxuosos que só poderiam ser feitos no PSP.
80 (Nov 09, 2006)
Killzone Liberation change la donne en délaissant le genre FPS pour s'en aller vers des chemins plus orientés troisième personne. Très prenant, aussi bien en solo qu'avec un ami, bourré d'action et nanti d'une construction sans temps morts, ce second épisode de Killzone souffre simplement d'une durée de vie beaucoup trop courte et ce malgré les défis supplémentaires ou le mode online. Cependant, il serait dommage de passer à côté de ce titre stimulant faisant à priori la jonction entre l'épisode PS2 et le futur opus PS3.
I found Killzone: Liberation to be pleasantly surprising. I don’t know why but it somehow reminded me of that old Capcom game, Commando, that I used to play back in the 1980s. The decision not to make an FPS on the PSP was a wise one as this third person perspective version works much better. In fact it’s fair to say I enjoyed the game. It’s just a shame you can’t play online. Had support for infrastructure mode been supported it would have made the game an excellent overall package. Killzone: Liberation is easily one of the better games we’ve seen on the PSP and unlike the game that appeared on the PlayStation 2 is worthy of your attention.
Extreme Gamer (Nov 10, 2006)
Killzone: Liberation might not be the follow up you expected, but don't let the lack of perspective fool you. Killzone: Liberation still offers the same level of action, dramatic storyline and strategy that a FPS would have exulted. Besides, the minor fault in the targeting system, Killzone: Liberation is a finely tuned, polished game that is worth the investment. I recommend you check out Killzone: Liberation. and gamers who like their action with a little strategy, this is one of the top ten games for the PSP.
Killzone: Liberation is a completely different game from its PS2 namesake that came out a couple years ago. Instead of a FPS, developer Guerilla has made a top down third-person action game that tries to emulate the intense gunplay and war-torn atmosphere established by the first. Sadly, the tight controls of a FPS didn’t make the trip over to this portable frag-fest. Don’t get me wrong, the action in Liberation is good, and at times intense, but it still seems to lack that visceral experience I like to have with my action games, first person or otherwise.
Video Game Talk (Dec 04, 2006)
Killzone: Liberation is a strategic real-time shooter that features a third person view of the action. The game is great for gamers looking for a shooter-style game that makes you think strategically and tactically. What it does is offer a fairly addictive game that is great for on-the-go-gaming. The missions are challenging and generally offer some excitement as you blast your way through the Helghast forces. In the end, "Liberation" comes recommended for gamers who enjoy shooter-style games with a decent storyline.
70 (UK) (Nov 21, 2006)
Killzone: Liberation is an intense, challenging and well-designed game, simple enough to come off extremely well on the PSP and strategically engaging enough to keep cerebral players involved. It is undeniably extremely frustrating at times, and occasionally it can appear to be wilfully obtuse in the way that it forces you to play certain sections again and again before allowing you to progress, but there is nothing else like it on the PlayStation Portable and it suits its format an awful lot better than most of its third-person-shooter competitors. It's a shame that so few PSP owners will be able to enjoy the multiplayer; six-player online strategic shooting might just have made this into an essential purchase.
Game Infowire (Mar 16, 2007)
So should you get this game? If you're like me, the answer is a big "no"--I couldn't care less about the "Killzone" universe, and I prefer games that allow me to succeed without getting lucky (or just being really, really persistent). I'm also not a big fan of the "Metal Gear Solid"-style top-down perspective; I'd have preferred an over-the-shoulder perspective that might have allowed me to pick out my targets more successfully. If, though, you're looking for a handheld military game that's difficult but not particularly deep or long, this might be the one.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Nov 06, 2006)
Killzone: Liberation är ett helt okej actionspel som innebär en helt ny spelupplevelse för fansen istället för den där trötta PS2-konverteringen som alla hade förväntat sig. Samtidigt kan nog många av seriens fans skrämmas bort av den nya inriktningen spelet tagit som inte har mycket gemensamt med originalet. Men tar man det bara för vad det är - ett bärbart actionspel som fungerar utmärkt i små doser - och inte förväntar sig en regelrätt uppföljare till Killzone fast till det lilla formatet så är spelet värt att kika närmare på. Åminstone om du är en sucker för tuffa militärer, krig och bajsbruna miljöer.
G4 TV: X-Play (Oct 31, 2006)
Yet again, the Killzone franchise fails to deliver. Last time, it was a mere me-too FPS that didn't live up to considerable hype. With Killzone: Liberations, it's a whole other, more sinister beast entirely: just a flat-out crummy game. Thankfully, PSP has its share of decent shooters either here already -- like Syphon Filter -- or on the horizon -- Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops -- so fewer gamers will feel compelled to enlist with this sorry squadron.