Gazette: When Sony announced the PlayStation 3 at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo, its centerpiece was a breathtaking chunk of footage from a game called "Killzone 2." The clip, which showed a squad of troopers descending on a city and battling alien forces, was so dramatic that many viewers questioned whether the game itself could possibly live up to it.
Four years later, the verdict is in: "Killzone 2" ($59.99) is awe-inspiring. With crisp, cinema-quality graphics and immersive sound design, this first-person shooter feels like an interactive version of a big-screen war epic.
When the original "Killzone" was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2004, it was hyped as the game that would take down Microsoft's landmark "Halo." It fell far short of that goal, with sloppy controls, inconsistent graphics and weak AI.
In "Killzone 2," Guerrilla has answered all those complaints - and given the mighty "Halo" franchise something to live up to.
This review was unclear about whether this was 3.5 out of 4 or 5 stars. Having no luck finding their review criteria, and based on the tone of the review, I chose 4.