Rumble My Joystick wrote: "First thing's first: Killzone 2 is an absolutely beautiful game. The visuals are the first thing that you're going to notice in when you boot up the demo, and trust me, it hits you like a brick. Crisp textures, gorgeous lighting effects, and impressive particle effects are plentiful. Each and every detail of the visual presentation of Killzone 2 will suck you in and you'll really feel as if you're part of a much larger conflict. You're part of a war, and this is one hell of a good looking one."