1UP: Killzone 2 Review

Shooters have replaced fighting games as the most over-saturated genre in gaming today, and it's increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd. However, with its unparalleled graphics, incredibly well-paced single-player campaign and in-depth multiplayer offerings, Killzone 2 has established its place among top-tier console shooters.

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arika3577d ago

i would have expected a B or B+ from them. nice! ok i think there is 2 more on our hate or hit list edge and gamespot. well see....

red5ive3577d ago

go killzone! each review gets me more and more excited! 24 days!

pswi603577d ago

So this will show up on Metacritic as 10/10 like Gears 2 did, right?

Ghoul3577d ago (Edited 3577d ago )

Awesome nuff said. This game is my most wanted shooter since gears1

GWAVE3577d ago

"unparalleled graphics"

Unparalleled: adj, meaning without peer or equal

You heard it here, folks.

jwatt3577d ago

Nice score, Can't wait to play it online!

Ghoul3577d ago (Edited 3577d ago )

"its unparalleled graphics, incredibly well-paced single-player campaign and in-depth multiplayer offerings, Killzone 2 has established its place among top-tier console shooters. Expectations on Killzone 2 had reached ridiculous proportions; here's one of those cases where the them."

- unparalleled graphics
- incredibly well-paced single-player campaign
- in-depth multiplayer offerings
- game actually lived up to the hype

wdit @ below :

blueshirt7749 Oh look another troll using his only bubble to post spam

negative3577d ago

Oh look now 1up isn't so bad is it? The sony fanboys got a score they wanted... LOL


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Ghoul3577d ago


WOW that review you linked is incredible, Sorry guys but that is one hell of a proof of a fanboy

TheSadTruth3577d ago

You people are retarded that think every single game reviewing site is biased towards Xbox 360. You kids need to realize the PS3 has had VERY few good games. The people HERE hype the games up so much that it's impossible to match your expectations.

Lair, Haze, ETC.

The sites aren't biased, they just don't like bad games, and now that the PS3 is finally getting some awesome games like Killzone 2 and MGS4 you nerds can quit crying and finally have justification for your $400 blu-ray player. I think I'll be buying one now too, because I like good games, not because I'm some nerd that buys a console because of it's brand.

Disagree with as many times as you can, hide from the truth.

poeo3577d ago

nah, that's not the truth.

i bought the PS3 _purely_ for gaming purposes in 2007, and it was a no brainer for me. i wanted to play Skate, Assassin's Creed, COD4 etc, but also wanted a reliable system that isn't noisier than my old PS2.

so, what choices did i have? :)

Masta_fro3577d ago

1up giving a ps3 exclusive a great score???????????

Sh!t, this is like microsoft publicly announcing that killzone 2 is too good to be true.

Seriously now, this is how it went..."but Bill! we cant give killzone 2 a low score, because then everyone will know you pay us monthly and we are secretly sucking your coc!< every night."

Blademask3577d ago (Edited 3577d ago )

Uncharted 1
Little Big Planet
Gran Turismo 5p
Valkyrie Chronicles
Ratchet & Clank


is a bit more than 2 terrible games. The 360 has more flops than it has exclusives, but thats what happens when you release quantity over quality. I think it literally has 500 JRPG's that all scored lower than Haze & Lair. The fact that you are here crying about how you are going to buy a ps3 because you're bored of pretending to look forward to Ninja Blade and Banjo 2 news is hilarious. Take a trip to neogaf to see how biased Games Radar is, take a trip to 1up's posts about KZ2 and its stupid AI... take a trip to sthu lane, its next to "too much variety" alley, and add my psn after you're done.

Did you really just mention haze? lol... you guys define GRASPING AT STRAWS so hard its pathetic at this point.

1up and all the other traditional Xbox Favoring sites(GamesRadar) aren't generating hits from dust bunnies aka 360 game news, so they have to please the horde of PS3 owners, with amazing games. They cant downplay it, although they try.. But more reputable sites make them look even more obvious. Just get used to it, things will all go back to normal when there is a new 40x40pixel image of Wake.

Last time I checked, Official 360 magazine was covering Killzone2. Times a changin.


Ooo, 360 fanboy 101. Jump to another argument.. now the games have to be "killer games" and as defined by you its ... COD4, TF2 and Halo with Real friends? Yea thats a bit different than trying to BS everyone with Lair & Haze. WHen confronted with games you run away to something else.

Well, You can spin this into anything since you dont have any solid argument other than "BUH BUH I personally dont like the games you've mentioned" I enjoy all games. Especially Xbox360 "exclusives" like L4D, on my pc hooked up to my tv & gamepad. And I love the "personal" attacks too!

As I said, add my psn when you save enough milk money to buy a ps3. Until then, keeeep on crying about why you dont have a ps3.

TheSadTruth3577d ago (Edited 3577d ago )

Lol at "you guys" as if I have some kind of motive, as if I care what the little kids here buy

I have a life, and I don't type essays to defend "my console" because I don't have a console, I just buy good games. I'm sorry that you consider games like

Valkyrie Chronicles
Ratchet & Clank

to be killer titles, some of us have higher standards. I'll be enjoying CoD4 and TF2 on my PC and playing Halo 3 with *gasp* real life friends and you can masturbate to Killzone 2 footage while you wait until the end of February. Rofl. And then guess what? I can play it too while you're stuck playing just PS3 games because you're a fanboy who spends 6 hours a day reading PS3 news on this site.

Ghoul3577d ago

whatever makes you feel loved mate

Lifendz3577d ago

1up can't even hate on it. lol. This game is a monster. It sleeps cold winters to wake up and spit summer.

Can't believe it. Hope Sony advertises the hell outta this because they have a critical hit on their hands.

Bubble Buddy3577d ago (Edited 3577d ago )

Sad Truth, name your good 360 exclusives.

Bioshock 2..oh wait.
Mass Effect 2...oh wait.
Lost Planet 2...oh wait.
Dead Rising 2...oh wait.
Left 4 Dead...Oh true, but possible to come to PS3.
You can always suck the [email protected] of master chief and Marcus Fenix every year.

Sad Truth, you know cod4 and TF2 is on PS3. o_0. And Halo 3 came out 2 years ago.

callahan093577d ago

@ SadTruth:

If you don't think Warhawk is a killer title, then you've clearly never played it. Therefore, I will just ignore everything you have to say about the PS3, because chances are you're just biased against it, thus the comments I see you making here. I can't stand it when people comment about things they don't know anything about. You say those games aren't killer, and I say you've never played them, so your opinions are worthless.

morganfell3577d ago (Edited 3577d ago )

Dan Hsu was responsible for this cover:

He talked about how guys at Sony were invited to a get together. He showed them the cover and then he said he laughed when he saw their faces. The PS3 had been out mere months and this is the cover EGM chose. I am so glad that magazine went under. They damned well deserved it. Did they not think that such covers when the PS3 was in it's infancy were unfairly damaging and would cost Sony employees their job? And people want to feel sorry for EGM? Screw EGM and screw Dan Hsu.

Just a question but wouldn't a billion dollar expense because of faulty hardware warrant it's own cover?

Have you seen a RROD 360 main picture on the cover with a caption that says, "Xbox 360 in trouble. What went wrong (and what Microsoft has to say about it.)

No you certainly haven't. Why not? A billion dollar error and it isn't cover worthy? No it isn't when you do things with an agenda.

cmrbe3577d ago (Edited 3577d ago )

high standards ?.

Most of the games you listed like MLB, RC TOD, Motostorm, Valkyrie Chronicles, WipeoutHD and warhawk have are without equal on the x360 or are one one of those gamers that think that FPS is king and other genre are for girls?. Yeah whatever you say kid.

Kleptic3577d ago

Morgan...isn't Hsu gone now though?...I thought all the EGM staff were let go...including bettenhausen, whom seemed to do more work for 1up than the mag...

either way...1up did have its share of retards...but they were slowly picked up by MS over the last 2 years (I seriously am not kidding)...and just before the whole place about flatlined a month was really turning into a cool place...

the 1up yours podcast...was by far...the best gaming podcast sucks it not around anymore...

what was cool though was listening to Ellis (the writer of this review) going from unimpressed with killzone having it replace his evenings on gears 2...when he first got into the beta...he hated it...claiming the control was awful and that he hated the 'feel' of the game...

2 weeks later he came on the same podcast claiming he was putting more free time into the killzone 2 beta than gears 2 and R2 combined...that it was that good...

i'll definitely miss that podcast...but giantbomb's is pretty good for the 'old school' casts...

morganfell3577d ago (Edited 3577d ago )

Yes Hsu left before EGM and 1up augered into the ground. He did the damage, most of it with his policies, grabbed the only parachute and bailed before flight 1up and flight EGM spread their wreckage over half of the gaming countryside.

I don't deny that there were a few good people there but they were very few. A good acquaintance of mine used to work for 1up and she left, moved to Ubisoft and now works for Redstorm. But a great many of the people there were "Dan is the man" homeboyz or whatever you want to call that pack of game maligning retards.

The few decent people there were not necessarily collateral damage. They decided to keep living in the neighborhood and supporting known game thugs and when the 1up and EGM punk bad guys were taken down they went with them.

N4360G3577d ago (Edited 3577d ago )

LOL I never saw this coming,1UP giving Killzone 2 an A? It looks like no one can deny Killzone 2's awesomeness,I can't wait to play Killzone 2 for myself in just a few more weeks!!

Danja3577d ago

wow great score wasn't expecting 1UP to give this game an A.....

blackpanther253577d ago

"Begins to slow clap"

I like the way the you talk. It reminds me of me lol. You sir are being added to my ps3 friends list (psn: BLooDLustz)

jammy_703577d ago

so if A is 100 then whats A+ ?

wanderofys3577d ago

Gamespot will likely give this game a good a review. Regardless of their tendencies to downplay PS3 games in previews, they usually give credit where credit is due when it comes to reviews (see: MGS4's perfect 10 review, or R2's 9.0, the same score they gave Gears 2).

TheBlackSmoke3576d ago

Critically acclaimed, well done guerilla games launch day cant come soon enough.

FrankenLife3576d ago

1up actually said something positive. I am so proud of them. They are growing and learning.

.......naw, this glimpse of honesty, was probably just a glitch. But a glitch that I will take.

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TheHater3577d ago

that was a relatively short review compare to their past reviews of games as hype as Killzone 2.

Kleptic3577d ago

dude...the place barely exists now...over half the staff is gone...this guy probably has 6x the work load he used to...

Gerry Mark II3577d ago (Edited 3577d ago )

wow, maybe those firings at 1Up did something good.

Blademask3577d ago (Edited 3577d ago )

lol. thats bad taste man.

caladbolg7773577d ago

Here's to hoping that the Microsoft firings have a similar effect.

pwnsause3577d ago

WTF? 1up gave the game a A/A+ oh SNAP!

Alcohog3577d ago

Wait why did Bloodmask submit this if its a good score?

Gerry Mark II3577d ago (Edited 3577d ago )

because he needs to meet his quota of being the biggest nerd on N4G.

I heard he just sits in front of a computer submiting stories all day. Everytime he needs to crap, he does it in the bowl next to his PC.

arika3577d ago

bloodmask has a change of heart. all i can say is welcome to the club. the force on k2 is too much for anyone to resist.

krouse933577d ago

He probably didn't read it and just figured 1UP would have given it a bad review so he just copy pasted and submitted.

Ghoul3577d ago

gerry popsocketing ?

a sad sad world of warcraft and mmo invention ^^

Marceles3577d ago

I remember he submitted the Universal dropping HD-DVD however bad it hurts to submit them, if it's getting 1000 degrees it's definitely getting posted.

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