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Killzone 1 in HD is a surprising thing of beauty

For an eight-year-old PS2 game it doesn’t look bad does it? These new Killzone 1 HD screens show off the remastered original which is part of the Killzone Trilogy. (Killzone, Killzone Trilogy, PS3, Retro)

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Dreamer09  +   685d ago
Does it still play terribly like it did on the PS2...
Perjoss  +   685d ago
i remember it having a really bad frame rate, but it did look good for its time.
BrutallyBlunt  +   685d ago
They will rectify that, it was the main issue for me.
Hatsune-Miku  +   685d ago
Gimme gimme now Sony. I can't wait for this game
himdeel  +   685d ago
Can I get a Vita version. PSOne and PS2 games I've never played are perfect for me on the Vita. I've tried to stay purchasing remakes I've already played but I want this on that oled screen :)
metsgaming  +   685d ago
im concerned about how the controls are, is it like kz2 or like kz3 or completely different feel? If its one i would be interested if its the other no thanks.
guitarded77  +   685d ago
I never played the first Killzone, so KZ HD is HIGH on my list of wanted games. At $15, I cannot pass it up. I too hope it comes to Vita, I've played MG, Ico and GoW HD remakes on Vita, and the system seems quite capable, and the games look incredible on Vita's screen.
BrianC6234  +   685d ago
That was the only problem with Killzone. It just didn't have a good framerate. It made it hard to play through a lot of the game. Hopefully this fixed the problems.
Sono421  +   685d ago
Define beauty...
darthv72  +   685d ago
between the two...
Dreamer and Perjoss are both saying the same thing. It just happens that one is a bit more forward about it.

The disagrees dont add up except the sensitivity of those who choose not to see what the meaning of both comments elude to.

I could not play the original. It gave me motion sickness. I have tried on both the ps2 and ps3 and in both cases the frame rate was low and there were lots of clipping in scenes.

I have been expecting a remake since the whole HD remake thing started. im really looking forward to playing through the first game as it will give me more back story on the whole war in general. No doubt the issues faced by the original will be addressed.

@Dreamer, No it wont play terrible like the ps2. It will play smoother and look better as all HD remakes seem to exhibit.

I say this because it flat out cant look or play worse. that is just an obvious common sense pov.

@Perjoss, it did look good and this version will do it justice and then some while addressing frame rate problems.
SilentNegotiator  +   684d ago
Like SotC, it's nice to see this game running on a system that can actually run it.
Zeixama  +   685d ago
What if the HD version sells more than second and third game combined? o O
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cpayne93  +   685d ago
Um, it won't.
DeadlyFire  +   685d ago
Come on now if you played 2 and 3 you can clearly see an effort in GG pushing to get better with the FPS. KZ 3 has very fluid controls compared to Killzone 1. MP could use some work, but its not to bad.
Conzul  +   685d ago
What if you were impaled from behind by a zombie unicorn - would that make you a faery?
Zeixama  +   685d ago
Well , when I said that, I wasn't trolling. Because I played Killzone I and in my opinion, it has better OP.
ElitaStorm  +   685d ago
you have been damaged by all that fanboyism,
Megaton  +   685d ago
No kidding. You can polish a turd, but it's still just a turd. Of the 100+ PS2 games I owned, it's one of the very few I couldn't finish. Terrible game.
bloodybutcher  +   685d ago
well,it was the first fps i really liked.or liked at all,before kz it was genre not getting much of my interest.
JellyJelly  +   685d ago
bloodybutcher - That's a shame because Red Faction which came out before Killzone 1 is a better FPS in every way.

I'd rather see HD releases of Red Faction 1 & 2.
Skizelli  +   684d ago
I take it you never had a N64? GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark were amazing.
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leemo19  +   685d ago
No everything supposed to been updated to have perfect frame-rate of 30fps, smarter A.I., smoother controls..etc
soljah  +   685d ago
nice to see the thread starting off with a stealth troll
Bloodraid  +   684d ago
Yeah, stealth troll...

MySwordIsHeavenly  +   684d ago
That's a 70, bro. 70 is a fairly good score.
clevernickname  +   684d ago
Previous articles on the HD remake described how the frame rate and control responsiveness are much improved, the control improvements in part due to the better performance of the DualShock controller.
demetreHG  +   684d ago
The Game never played terribly , you just always sucked at it =D
Shikoro  +   684d ago
Shots fired. XD

I agree. Same goes for KZ2 and its controls. :)
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   684d ago
Yes it does. I played it the other day and my eyes were literally crying because this game's visuals were THAT bad!!
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   684d ago
I loved killzone 2 & 3, but this one looks like a brightened ps2 game. Hardly hd.
medziarz  +   684d ago
Quote from PSBlog comments:

Q: How so have the Dualshock controls been tweaked?

A: Sensitivity, deadzone etc. on DualShock3 all differ quite a bit from the old PlayStation controllers, so we’ve adapted them accordingly. In addition, the button layout is now more in line with what you’d expect from recent Killzone titles.
bacrec1  +   684d ago
Sorry Fan boys its real talk. I Like 2&3 though.
Sevir  +   684d ago
From what we know the game runs as a locked 30 fps
The only issue the game on PS2 was the frame rate issue. But they also said in the fact sheet that the game also has new controls.
ChunkyLover53  +   685d ago
It didn't look bad when it originally came out, but it was a bad game that had a lot of issues.
DoomeDx  +   685d ago

The only issue i had were the bad framerate and bad controls.

which are fixed in the HD version
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coolbeans  +   685d ago
I found more than just that.
- The enemy AI was terribly bland

- Despite Vekta supposedly meant to be 'Earth-like' the team decided to coat most settings with this gray lens filter. Most locations didn't feel realized like they should.

- The inception of Rico

I wouldn't say it was a bad title though. The "Halo-Killer" title will-unfortunately-always loom overhead, but past the hype it was still a decent FPS.
LightofDarkness  +   685d ago
Chest high walls syndrome. Or in this game's case, chest high grass/hedges. The environments were insanely repetitive, the story was terribly weak (even for the time), the controls were clunky, the shooting wasn't that much fun... it had a pretty good laundry list of problems.
Eyeco  +   685d ago
i agree with it being a decent game if you overlook the horrible frame rate ,the ps2 just simply couldnt handle the game. I've said this many times before that in terms of level design and replay value it was probably the best killzone campaign.

But my biggest gripe with the game is that it seems to suffer from the same problem as Halo, in the sense that its supposed to be this huge global invasion war yet there are like 5 enemies on the screen, what the hell. In fact at least Killzone had an excuse being on the ps2,but Halo 1-4 being mostly on the 360 there's just no excuse.

In retrospect i think Killzone 2 is one of the few FPS ever released that actually make you feel that your involved in a huge war.
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spartan112g  +   685d ago
@DoomeDx Having bad framerates and bad controls pretty much define it as a bad shooter. I hated Killzone until 2 released at which point I was like, "This isn't half bad." Still not as good as Halo, but it's getting better
for we are many  +   684d ago
I remember it being one of the slowest, most boring, overhyped FPSs I've ever played.
lategamer  +   684d ago
Glitches. Tons of fucking glitches. One one level as Templer I had to kill a group of enemies to pass the level, and an enemey fell through the ground. So I had to restart the whole mission over.
Angerfist  +   685d ago
Yes, back then it looked good on a small TV and with a few nice Effects but the Graphics in these Screens looktoo clean , it shows the blocky Characters and muddy Textures, i dont remember KZ1 like that, can it be that the PS2 Version hat better Effects to make the Game look better? i remember it prettier.
cpayne93  +   685d ago
We usually remember older games looking better because we weren't spoiled by today's graphics back then. No, I've seen it more recently, and it definitely looks better now.

Edit: Check out their review at the bottom of the page to see how muddy it looked.
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bubblebeam  +   685d ago
Wasn't planning on logging in, but dayum, those screens are amazing.

It did suffer from fps drop back in the day, but it was to be expected. The graphics were a technical feat on the ps2, absolutely amazing back then. The HD makes it even better, and provided the performance has been improved (of course it will) the game is not to be missed.

Now, anyone want to use a chain gun with a rocket launcher attachment?? I know I do ;)
FinaLXiii  +   685d ago
I hope they make a demo for this just to see it for myself what they changed.

I already own the original copy so there´s that.
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josephayal  +   685d ago
I beat this game in 18 hours years ago, Def a
nother AAA Exclusive for the PS3
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r21  +   685d ago
Gorgeous just gorgeous! Cant wait to play with the old KZ gang, Hakha, Luger and the infamous Rico :)
Blastoise  +   685d ago
Wow looks pretty good
Kratoscar2008  +   685d ago
The original was good (Not perfect) so im up for this as i havent got KZ 2 and 3.
cyberninja  +   685d ago
Haters gonna hate, i loved original killzone.
Slugg3r  +   685d ago
Me too! Got in the series by playing Liberation on PSP and loved it, still one of the best PSP games around IMO. Was little suspicous about KZ1 though since the mediocore reviews. But one day when I visited my local game store, there was a steel case collectors edition on the shelf. Couldn't resist and bought it and I didn't regret it. It was a great game, I didn't even notice it's short comings back then.
Imalwaysright  +   684d ago
Well there isnt much to love about it! One of the worst games i had the displeasure to buy and one of the few games i couldnt force myself to finish. Reloading animations were pretty cool though!
cyberninja  +   684d ago
Well, sucks to be you. I've had a blast playing it. Helghans are one of the most coolest enemieis you can fight in a videogame imo.
abzdine  +   685d ago
looking good for sure. i never played it but i'll definitely give it a shot.
Holeran  +   685d ago
I'll get it but wish it had some multiplayer in it as well.
Azmatik  +   684d ago
I believe it does. The ps2 version did but not sure if theyr bringin it back, google it.
Straightupbeastly  +   685d ago
Killzone is Sonys most overrated franchise. There is never more than 500 players online a month after release, and the campaigns are always average. Sony is obsessed with trying to make Killzone it's Halo. Not even close.
Hicken  +   684d ago
Keep telling yourself that, buddy. Maybe, one day, you'll believe your own nonsense.
kikizoo  +   684d ago
exactly hickens...

but stupid fanboyz without exclusives will always hate the best things they don't have !

not even close ? lol, it's just an unreal tournament ripp off, killzone is great and not a clone.
Bowzabub  +   685d ago
Hope that this collection will be playable remotely like Ico & GoW collections. Mmm
wiiu_peeu  +   685d ago
Day one for me. The crazy thing is that i never played original KZ. By the way im one of the ppl that preferred Kz2's weighty controls over KZ3. Kz3 killed it for me and i was highly upset.
spartan112g  +   685d ago
The weighty controls made Killzone unique, but everybody whined and they changed it.
And that's the story of how I lost faith in PS3 players and went back to Halo.
wiiu_peeu  +   684d ago
I hear u Spartan. Now you have Halo 4 to look forward too. But kz3 is one of my fav. FPS of all time and the doc levels were so beautiful. It's a shame the ppl that still play only play radec academy.
Azmatik  +   684d ago
The change would never make me go play a halo game lol but i did very much like KZ2 controls and the fact they took out 32 players in KZ3 and made it 24 sucked also. I miss the frantic rpg, grenade flying, stationary robots massive explosions everywhere game that KZ2 was
Emme  +   685d ago
Looks like the same happened with KZ1 as happened with PoP: ported to HD looses 50% of its style and atmosphere. Its too clean, where is all the grit, dirt and fog ?
masa2009  +   684d ago
I have the PoP comp and it's one of the worst HD remixes.
KZ is not as great a game as PoP but visually, the tech behind it is much more solid and the port will probably be less of a rush job since it's handled by Guerilla.
It will hold up much better than PoP as a remix (not as a game).
PoP HD was done by an small inexperienced team.
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DivineAssault  +   685d ago
This is going to be a sweet trilogy to own.. I dont like shooters either
GrahamGolden  +   685d ago
i hope the next killzone for ps4 will be more like the ps2 version wich was the best for me

more characters to choose "except the like of rico"
SegaKnuckles86  +   685d ago
Never played the first Killzone, so I might get this.
smashcrashbash  +   685d ago
Killzone was actually a pretty good game. It getting the HD treatment is a good thing to smooth out the rough edges .I don't know what people are always talking about it controlling so bad that they couldn't finish it. I beat that game with none of the games hiccups stopping me from beating it. You must be just lame.
masa2009  +   685d ago
It did control bad.
To their excuse, a lot of shooters from that era did.
Try playing Area 51 today and you're in for a shock.
Or Darkwatch.

But compared to the absolute top console shooters of the day like TimeSplitters 2/3, Halo 1/2 (here come the disagrees), yes it did control very poorly.
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andron666  +   684d ago
Well some was down to PS2 being pushed beyond its limits for 3D games. But I had no problem with the controls in either KZ, Area 51 or Darkwatch on PS2.

Another great PS2 fps games were Cold Winter and Rocksteadys Urban Chaos...
Legion21  +   685d ago
Looks like a high quality psp title
JoeSchmoh  +   685d ago
I only liked this game because you can play offline with bots, just like time splitters
Imalwaysright  +   684d ago
True that was the only reason why my copy didnt end up in the trash.
Azmatik  +   684d ago
KZ2 also had that feature
masa2009  +   685d ago
Not surprised. It looked strong on the PS2 as well, with a lot of anglular buildings and fairly spartan concrete textures.
Among the non cartoony games, it has to be one of those that lends itself the best to an HD update.
On the PS2, it had horrendous texture load problems, which should be gone as well, and bad controls, which Guerilla says have been adjusted to be more in line with the PS3 games.

But I remember being kind of torn when I played it in 2004.
It had tremendous atmosphere and some good sound design for the guns, but the levels were sometimes a bit cut and paste, with very little environmental interactions, and the AI had spectacular lapses.

I wonder if playing the new version 8 years later will make the uneven design even more apparent, or if the better controls will allow me to savor the great atmosphere more.
It's a toss up.
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Incipio  +   685d ago
They don't need to redo any of the textures, just somehow include the lighting and effects from KZ 2 or 3 and you're good. And maybe some Anti Aliasing, lol.
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Dread  +   684d ago
Halo killer confirmed!!!

I kid, I kid

I am looking forward to playing this again, but this time hopefully with better framerate and graphics. The game looks beautiful. eventhough it did not play as good at the time, it was one of the best looking console games of its generation..much respect.

it also has very good value, since it includes the three games in one pack. I hope Sony continues the trend.

Cool beans!!
ninjahunter  +   684d ago
WOW, that almost looks as good as the conduit >_>
RevXM  +   684d ago
If that was a jab at this game then you sir failed hard.

If so comparing Killzone 1 to a game on a system that came out 6 years after ps2 just makes this game much more awesome.

The HD remake looks damn fine to me. Now Id like to know why it isnt in 1080P and how it plays. I think Im getting it though.

Now with KZ1 HD coming our way, Id like to see BLACK getting the HD treatment also. BLACK was hands down the prettiest fps on the Ps2 and it had style!
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MDC31  +   684d ago
this game gave my ps2 ylod
stragomccloud  +   684d ago
I never played the original game, so I'm really glad that I have another chance to play it!
IaussieGamer  +   684d ago
Will it be sold separately as I already have 2 and 3
Chapulin  +   684d ago
Only on PSN digital download.
andron666  +   684d ago
Can't wait for this. Original KZ for PS2 got a lot of flak, but I really liked it.

It had some framerate issues here and there, but it played and looked better than most PS2 fps games.
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