|a game by||Guerrilla Games|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||First Person Shooter, Killzone Series|
The game that came out of nowhere to propel itself as one of the most acclaimed first-person shooters has got a sequel. Yes, Killzone 2 comes into the fray to extend the fantastic storyline. Not forgetting the adrenaline-filled combat mechanics of its predecessor. Given how well received the first game was, the successor has some big boots to fill.
It can go one of two ways with these well-known sequels. Either it will fall completely short of what the first game offered. Or it will enhance what made it great. Given that first-person shooters are arguably more elementary than some other games, it's arguable that the only way is up - especially with the seeming passion behind Killzone 2. Let's see if it lives up to the hype!
If you had to explain Killzone 2 to someone who had not played the franchise before, it would be hard to define what makes this game so good. Yes, it's an entry that uses straightforward first-person shooter mechanics to make up its gameplay. But immediately upon entering this futuristic universe, you can tell this game isn't just another shooter.
There's an unseen enthusiasm behind the engine that makes the Killzone 2 experience one to remember. Subtle instances like the character development, the varied level design, and the emotion-driven storyline. All maximize the immersion factor for the player. Let's not forget the fantastic visuals that feel even ahead of their time.
The narrative is liberal enough that players need not play the first entry to understand what is happening. But the storyline is kind to dedicated fans continuing off from the first game, where the ISA seeks to counter the previous Helghast attack. Again, what seems simple in stature turns into a rollercoaster of a tale. The storytelling is simply excellent.
Without question, every aspect of Killzone has been tweaked and enhanced to deliver one of the most revered first-person shooter experiences in Killzone 2. The level of polish on gameplay both in multiplayer and single-player is unparalleled. With its only difficulty being some of the motion controls, the game sits as one of the best titles of its genre - perhaps of all time.
The Perfect Storm
Players should latch on to this rare occasion where the sequel is significantly better than the original. Killzone 2 is a masterstroke of how to create a fantastic first-person shooter. The story, gameplay, and high-octane action will always have you on the edge of your seat. It's quite the experience to behold.
The most respectable aspect in the development of Killzone 2 is how the game never strays away from the fundamentals of a first-person shooter. It simply uses all the core components to concoct an accessible, engaging, and exciting experience. Nothing too wildly experimental, just a holistic game for players to keep on playing. Even classic shooters like GoldenEye 007: Reloaded seemed to have been surpassed.
- Definitive of what a first-person shooter should be
- A fantastic storyline that grips players throughout
- Exciting combat painted through each level
- Integrated motion controls are a bit wonky
Download Killzone 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP