The Boston Phoenix review Killzone 2:
"Even given the slow progression, the on-line play is addictive. The different game types include your standard team deathmatch, some capture-and-hold scenarios, and "Assassination," in which one player is randomly designated as the target. Scenarios segue smoothly into one another without pausing the action. Your commanding officer barks new orders and off you go. The variety keeps things interesting from one match to the next. So though I don't know that Killzone 2 is one of the best first-person shooters ever made, I'm willing to hear its case for a while longer."