Killzone 3 review (PS3)

hennessey86 | 1283d ago | User review
Reviewing: Killzone 3
There are no words
There are no words to describe how good this game is, for a long time Half life 2 has been my faviroute single player game but not anymore. The reviews this game got from the so called experts are laughable on the evidence i've seen. From beggining to end the game sucks you in for a truly remarkable adventure. The set pieces are stunning and you fight in some epic battles through out. Halo games have always provided me with a great single player experience but killzone 3 blows them all out of the water and yes that includes combat evolved.

Lets get on thing straight, i'm no graphics whore. The game is stunning to look at but its very rough around the edges, with some very bland textures and some dodgy AA. I'm told the game uses MLAA, for the most part this seems to be the case but there are some occations when it gets very jaggy indeed. Overall though its a beautiful game and I think i'm being picky but I thought I should mention that it does have its flaws. My most memorable moment came when I was standing at the edge of the scrapyard level and it had one of the most beautiful vistas I have ever seen, I felt like my PS3 should be atleast coughing when trying to produce graphics like this. But no not even a hint of screen tearing anywhere.The story is one of the reasons some reviewers dropped the score down, well I can't see why. Its really easy to follow, it makes you feel part of a huge battle and its engaging from beginning to end. I'm going to be very interested in seeing what crytek can do on the PS3 because GG have set a very high benchmark we may not see broken untill the arrival of Uncharted 3.

The one thing that put me off killzone 2 was the controls, people tryed to say it was realism but it was lag, simple as that. I bought the game again when they patched the controls and it was perfect. Killzone 3 improves further in the control department, it keeps its heavy feeling while still being very responsive which it needs to be in the more hectic battles you engage in. I'm sitting here writing this review while listening to the menu music, they have done an incredible job with both the sound ingame and the musical score that accompanys it throughout the game. I think a special mention should go to the music because Halo always seems to get applause for its music and killzone 3 is right up there with halo. I put the single player at a good 8 to 10 hours to get through on legendary, which I think is more than enough for this type of game.

The multiplayer is something i've no tryed yet but after playing the beta i'm really looking forward to sinking my teeth into that part of the game, I might even do a review.
Ups
graphics
sound
story
Downs
slight graphical issues
I would be just being picky
Score
9.8
Graphics near perfect
10.0
Sound no other game can do what killzone does
9.8
Gameplay epic from begginning to end
10.0
Fun factor If you like fps theres none better
1.0
Online I havn't tried it yet
9.8
Overall (out of 10 / not an average)
teething  +   1281d ago
How about finishing the game before reviewing.
hennessey86  +   1281d ago
errrrrm
i have im on my second play through
oweowe  +   1281d ago
I am a military veteran ranked Major. After playing this game, I felt I went back to the war zone again, simply amazing!
Tommykrem  +   1281d ago
I think 9.8 is perhaps a bit much, but I must admit that the campaign got me by surprise. Some of the weapons are incredibly awesome.

Review is a bit inconsistent, but not bad :)
hennessey86  +   1281d ago
thanks for the feedback
I,m qiute new to this reviewing thing so any constructive critisism is welcome. I gave the single player a 9.8 because i think its near perfect and the only thing what really brought the score down was the slightly rough edges graphically
BiggCMan  +   1280d ago
I'll be honest here, I thought the story was boring, and uninspired. I was very much looking forward to it because of how Killzone 2 ended, but I was just shaking my head the whole time. There are such obvious references they have taken from a Call of Duty game. The stealth mission, the vehicle missions, the shooting from the sky missions, the over the top action. They tried to be Call of Duty with the single player, and it easily showed. The story was weak, and completely unoriginal. Everything else is spot on from the awesome new weapons, the jaw dropping graphics, the butter smooth gameplay. Its just the plot of the story was agonizing to sit through. The story in Killzone and Killzone 2 were great, but I was just so disappointed with the approach they took in 3. The multiplayer is very good though thankfully so that will keep me hooked.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   1280d ago
Excellent review for an all-round excellent game.
DigitalRaptor  +   1279d ago
It's not a 9.8 or 10/10 game but it's clearly outstanding in what it achieves. Completely triple-A.

The only thing I can truly pick at, is the fact that certain parts of the storyline and dialogue are cliched and slightly generic.

These reviewers are seriously on crack or something.

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Killzone 3

Average Score 8.5 Reviews(345)
Release Dates
PS3 Release Dates
US 22 February 2011
EU 25 February 2011
AU 24 February 2011