Submitted by eezo 700d ago | news

First Killzone: Mercenary Review Score Arrived

The first review of Killzone: Mercenary has arrived, all thanks to Official Playstation Magazine Benelux. (Guerilla Games, Killzone Mercenary, PS Vita)

Raiz  +   700d ago
near perfect score... this game deserves it..........
badz149  +   700d ago
great score! not that I have doubt or anything as mine is already pre-ordered! now I'm just playing the waiting game...GoW Ascension too!
Blastoise  +   700d ago
What is the score? The site isn't working for me
ZodTheRipper  +   700d ago
If the single player alone is a 9 out of 10 then this is a good contender for Vita's game of the year. Damn my huge backlog :/
gaffyh  +   700d ago
The beta proved to me what I expected Resistance to prove to me, and that's that FPS games can work and work incredibly well on the Vita. Killzone Mercenary is made by Guerilla Games Cambridge, not even the main branch, and it is absolutely fantastic from what I've played. Very addictive. I hope these guys make a new IP for Vita soon, because they've already proven that they can make a great game imo.
GreenCharles  +   700d ago | Helpful
@ blastoise. The score is 9/10.
Blastoise  +   700d ago
Awesome, have a helpful bubble
chestnut1122  +   700d ago

9/10 not including the multiplayer mode ;)
kayoss  +   700d ago
I love the beta version. The only gripe I have with the game is that you cant lie flat on the ground. I told myself that i will never play another FPS after Modern warfare 3 but im a big supporter of the Vita and i will come out of retirement damn it.
sinclaircrown  +   700d ago
Picked up a Vita when the price dropped to $199. The KZ Beta was the first thing I tried.

I suck at the game, although I'm improving a tiny bit now... However, the game is so frickin sweet. I can't wait to try the single player. The online beta has to be the new bar to beat in handheld gaming.
NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   699d ago
loving the beta, can't wait to get this
GribbleGrunger  +   699d ago
Surely Polygon aren't going to make it look obvious this time ... ?
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iamnsuperman  +   700d ago
"Not counting multiplayer"

really. The beta cemented my faith in the multiplayer part but I was concerned about the single player. Good to hear
eezo  +   700d ago
right... we already know how good multiplayer portion of Killzone: Mercenary via recent beta... question regarding single-player portion is answered here......
G20WLY  +   700d ago
So it has an awesome online multiplayer mode AND single player campaign mode! Day one buy. :)

Nice to see them bothering with a single player campaign, I heard certain games aren't bothering next gen...that bugs the hell outta me! >:(
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NukaCola  +   700d ago
The beta blew me away. I can't even imagine how amazing the campaign is going to be.
Stsonic  +   700d ago
This does look like a great game but you can't really go by a review from a PlayStation magazine without some bias.

We will soon see the beta is fantastic even if it is one map.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   700d ago
Maybe for some sites.
Saying that though the official Playstation magazine can be quite harsh on exclusives, they gave Playstation All Stars a 6/10. I wouldn't of said that was a biased score.
SandWitch  +   700d ago
OPM magazines aren't biased. Their scores are pretty much always accurate even for a PlayStation first party games
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neoMAXMLC  +   700d ago
Uhh... there's no bias here. The Official Playstation magazine is owned by Future publishing who also own the Official Xbox magazine.
NukaCola  +   700d ago
This... they are just the PS team as Future covers Xbox as well. Even IGN and Gamespot has teams dedicated to specific consoles and game types.
ZodTheRipper  +   700d ago
Why are they called Official xxx Magazine then? Who gave them the permission, to call it "official"?
I honestly thought until now, that they have some kind of connection to Sony/MS.
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neoMAXMLC  +   700d ago

Read Sevir's post below. He explained it best.
sincitysir1  +   700d ago
i already knew this. god sent me the answer last night in a dream...amen
nosferatuzodd  +   700d ago
Nice now u just wait for its bigger brother on ps4 shadowfall can't wait
Septic  +   700d ago
I have very little doubt that this game will be nothing but brilliant but lets wait for reviews from someone other than Official PlayStation magazine before we party up in here home slices.
Sevir  +   700d ago
Again with people thinking Official **insert console manufacturer here** magazine is ran by corresponding console staff... Give it a rest, Official just means the magazine focuses on games that release on the platform, they are not own, operated or independently sanctioned by any of the first party companies.

Future/backbone publishing owns and runs and staffs OXM, OPM and NP. So caution because official = console bias has no merit... if they only reviewed Exclusives and no multiplats and all exclusives received high scores there would be some credence of being biased.
Williamson  +   700d ago
The vita went through 2 poor fps so I feel happy that it got a great game like KZ mercenary!
dredgewalker  +   700d ago
3rd times a charm as they say.
GreenCharles  +   700d ago
Yeah, I hope this will be a system seller. Can't wait to buy a Vita this October :D
Protagonist  +   700d ago
It has been a while since I´v been hyped for game and since I´ve enjoyed Killzone for the PSP and the PS3, I think I will preorder Killzone Mercenary.
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CocoWolfie  +   700d ago
great! ^-^
eezo  +   700d ago
don't be too surprise if you see some sorts of growth in PS VITA sales just because of Killzone: Mercenary
Kingthrash360  +   700d ago
Sony's plan....price drop right before a AAA game......smart guys over there.... if only they'd advertise more. smh
dredgewalker  +   700d ago
I don't need to rely on the review scores this time. The beta was enough to convince me this game is special. Already have my money ready when this game releases. I can't believe how smooth is the multiplayer, I tried tethering my vita to my phone and it was still smooth with very, very little lags. I hope to see you all in the multiplayer arena.....of course behind the scope of my sniper rifle :)
cell989  +   700d ago
dude I was surprised how good the game looks and runs, the beta has me hooked, one miserable map and I have been playing it over and over for the last 5 days
sinclaircrown  +   700d ago
Same here. I haven't had any issues with multiplayer. No lag, nothing. Only having one map on this Beta is killing me, but its highly addictive.
Kingthrash360  +   700d ago
my wallet hurts from ps4......time to inflict more pain.
gamingisnotacrime  +   700d ago
advertise the game sony!!!!

is like they chose GTA5 over their own AAA vita game, come on the game is sick!
kwiksilver99  +   700d ago
any ad's of killzone mercenary show up yet?
nosferatuzodd  +   700d ago
Yes and the add is sick it goes some like this against man against machine
Fight clean fight dirty For the glory for the money war it's our business
kwiksilver99  +   700d ago
really hope this game becomes a big hit on the vita.
Plagasx  +   700d ago
Can this be??.. An actual reason to buy a Vita now??!!
Hicken  +   700d ago
Guess you missed the first dozen or so, like many others.
mohuz2  +   699d ago
Nah, the the 3DS probably gave him several thousands of reasons to purchase one instead.
dcj0524  +   700d ago
I guess you missed 18 months worth of games.
cell989  +   700d ago
the first real FPS on a handheld, the graphics are impressive on this one, and plays very solid, the beta is addicting
GuruStarr78  +   700d ago
I figured it would be a 9 or 10.. good to hear... I'm glad I finally platinum'ed Soul Sacrifice so I can devote all my time to this when it comes out!

It'll be all Dragon's Crown and the Beta for this until then!!! (oh, and of course some Killer is dead and SR4)
mt  +   700d ago
I am playing the beta right now I am having blast with the multiplayer. I don't know how to do melee though or throw grenades.
DarthBigE  +   700d ago
when near an enemy press triangle then you have to swipe your finger in the direction the arrow tells you to. As for grenades you have to buy them first from the arms dealer and equip them..then you will get a virtual button under the switch guns button. tap that then throw!
I was having trouble figuring out how to hack those capsule things (forgot what they're called)..but figured it out like after the 20th try lol
slivery  +   700d ago
Open beta starts today. I think. Wonder if they will switch the map.
DarthBigE  +   700d ago
9/10 for single player only!
I'm hooked on the multiplayer beta cant wait to check out single player.
Ripsta7th  +   700d ago
WTf is up with this site ? SO now that its by the Official PS magazine is not bias but when Halo 4 got a perfect score by the oxm everyone called BS and a payed review. I will remember this for future references though
Hicken  +   700d ago
... do you not pay attention? Both Official PlayStation Magazine and Official Xbox Magazine are owned by the same company. Since neither of them actually has anything to do with the companies they cover, respectively, what bias could there be for EITHER one?
greedybear88  +   699d ago
The PS Vita has now got two great shooters in Killzone Mercenary and Unit 13 but also two bad ones in Resistance and COD. Glad more good games are coming to the Vita :)
superterabyte  +   699d ago
This is cheaper than most new ps3 games which makes the deal or the more amazing

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