The critically acclaimed PS3 exclusive Killzone 2 has won Game of the year 2009 award from Gamereactor.
My personal GOTY as well many hours I spend killing ISA all in the name of Helghan
but TO ME KZ2 has the most intense MP battle system I loved the Fragfest although the HC gamers wont agree with me But i felt that KZ2 was truly for both casual and HC gamers
Killzone players are smaller in number but very, very devoted to the game I find. If the game was so casual-friendly then I would expect more casual players, but that is not the case. And in all honesty, I like it that way. I feel tense when I see some noob playing as the tactitian, throwing spawn grenades in enemy bases, beside enemy spawns, beside their OWN spawns, on TOP of the objectives, etc. I always found spawn points to be very tactical, hidden away from the action, not dropped into the middle. Oh well, that's how I always play with the tactitian.
KZ2 is a brilliant game. On reflection better than I thought at the time when I was heavy into it. Still got it so might have another go when I have time off work.
Killzone 2 is brilliant. Hooked me as only both Half Life's and Quake 4 managed to do it.
Yeah, spawn points are thrown pretty randomly. Which is a pity. Hey, you can even set what direction to spawn; that is always towards you (== against the direction you throw the spawn grenade). Nobody seams to take this into account and spawn campers have an easy game camping behind you...not too many good tacticians out there, though.
Ah, i guess i can let k2 slide. But My personal GoTY was Demons Souls *hides* ITS A GOOD GAME!
mw2=hype kz2=substance(love the cover system), im actually ashamed ps3 owners fell into the mw2 hype and didnt support a game as good as kz2...seems alot of ps3 owners are thinking more along the lines of 360 owners (no disrespect) who love hyped games nomatter how much of a con (halo odst,L4D2) instead of broadening their mind an realise that sonys exclusives push boundaries and graphics ps3 owners need to start supporting their exclusives, heavy rain (my already goty 2010) i hope sells 4 million we need developers to take risks and push boundaries like this lets support them
How exactly are people being "conned" into enjoying...never mind, this site is hopeless.
and 3 new maps which bungie themselves stated was an expansion yet microsoft knows they can con their fanbase so released it at full price, l4d2 needs no explanation,banning consoles just before mw2 launch knowing 360 owners would repurchase if they were that against modded consoles why not ban their hard earned gamertag profiles? halo wars...commercials show no ingame footage you would never know it was an rts need i go on?
I started playing it again about a week ago. It really does put modern warfare 2 to shame. If GG came out and released some co-op mission packs MW2 would have absolutely no leg to stand on. I personally dont see why GG haven't done it. It couldnt be that hard to script some 2 player missions. Id love that sh**.
I tried playing Killzone 2 again since you said it,and it was hard for me to get into it, because I'm so use the controls in Uncharted 2.
ODST started out as as an expansion pack and was made a full on retail game because of what they added to it. I personally got what I wanted out of it and continue to play it so to each his own. As far as L4D2, I have only played the demo, however, from everyone I know that has played it they really like the changes and additions that were made to the game. What your beef is with it, I'm not sure since you didn't say anything of substance, you just made some blanket complaint. Typical. You complain about a commercial for Halo Wars, but make no comment about the quality of the game. Like many of your examples, I'm guessing you don't know for yourself because you haven't played them yourself and more than likely you don't have a 360 to begin with. People getting banned off of XBL for modding consoles is a great thing. If your stealing games, you deserve to get busted. Game developers have families to feed and should be paid for their work just like anyone else. The timing is another issue altogether, however, I'll bet you anything that the same complaint you have against MS for doing so you'd praise if it were Sony. I prefer KZ2 to MW2 (My wife got my PS3 on Valentines right before it was released specifically for it) but I prefer H3/ODST to either of them. It's called preference, something real gamers believe in. It's not a con to see value in a product and get your moneys worth from it. We can discuss the merits of Halo or KZ2 or whatever, but you don't want to that, you just want to be negative and childish and I don't have time for that. Too not give credit where it is due simply because you have one system or that your so devoted to a console instead of the passion for gaming in general is weak it's pathetic and it's ignorant. I had been told that N4G's was a great site for gaming journalism and not the kinda place that fanboys run. I was wrong. Really, really wrong. With exception, I've never seen so many delusional fanboys, mainly consisting of America hating pissed of European Sony fanboys. I know it's not everyone but they would be the exception, not the rule. Instead of bowing at the alter of the PS3 how about you enjoy gaming. Newsflash, there are great games on all the consoles, that's why it's best to have them all instead of making yourself look ignorant in an effort to justify your purchase to yourself. Instead of telling people they've been "conned" as you put it, try and get your fellow Sony only brethren to support the games on the PS3 that are worth having. That would be a start. Now I know why Sony made all those arrogant comments at the beginning of this generation. They're just as big a douche as their fanboys are.
your comments go way off the point to try an validate your answers,halo wars maybe a great game but it uses false advertising for parents,odst got panned in many reviews as being ligthweight and nomatter what you believe that game should not have been $60, l4d2 i didnt going into because you can google what people think on that subject,as for modded consoles i agree its harmful to the industry but ms only did it to sell consoles for mw2, why not do it in the summer or beginning of the year? if they were truly upset ban their profiles aswell that would send more of a message across but ms wouldnt do that because there is a less chance of people repurchasing...my points are valid you went off track. and yes i went against sony for their attitude at the start of the ps3 era but atleast thats somewhat improved i dont bash i just state facts sorry if i hurt your feelings, yes my preference is ps3 i dont own a 360 but that doesnt qualify a person as a fanboy, blindly bashing competition qualifys someone as a fanboy...and surprise surprise arron greenburg and turn 10 come to mind
You can tell yourself that I went off topic and that my quote "feelings got hurt" or some other nonsense, if you so choose. The fact is, I addressed your opinions and gave you legit points. I went into fanboy territory based on your comments during this post. Having to use google to get some comments about a game doesn't make you anymore "right". There are just as many people complaining that love it but you probably didn't bother reading any of those because it doesn't fit your point. Your bring up Greenburg but I wonder if you thought the same thing when Sony was saying the craziest crap I've ever heard any company say in order to hype a product, when speaking of the PS3. Why don't you google that, just to refresh your rather selective memory. At the end of the day it's not important. I'm not going to argue with someone on the other side of the planet over something so trivial. Go ahead and think what you want. I'm going to continue to be a gamer and support gaming not a corporation. Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I might play some KZ2 before bed.
and your corporation comment which you should realize you do everyday in your life from clothes you prefer to wear,car you prefer to drive,make of food you prefer to eat,shops you prefer to go to,football team you prefer to support so your point is exactly?your mindlessly creating issues to portray yourself as some heavenly christ of gaming sorry mate ....your not
Yeah KZ2 is an amazing game indeed, but @wages of sin i only started coming to N4G a year ago and only signed up recently to comment and as far as i know, this site used to be "360 fanboys" ruled and always seeing articles talking down onto the ps3 but everyone seemed to be fine with that. Now that PS3 is getting true success and recognition, I guess some owners would do what the 360 fanboys did. All articles used to be all American "360 fanboy" articles and this site seems to love it, but i hate how now people thinks this site sucks now that Sony seems to be getting their recognition.
Wow dude, emotional much? Whatever, your "facts" are still jaded at best. It's obvious that we make those decisions in life as you chose to mention (to make a moot point at that) but at the end of the day preference is different than blind allegiance, And I'm not your mate.
i agree man. i came to this site because of killzone 2 actually. everyday i looked for killzone 2 related news and then i eventually made an account for this site. it was definitely pro-360, but it really didn't matter to me. people who complain about a site being completely pro-sony/360 shouldn't get their feelings hurt about it. it's just the media speaking their minds/agendas based on gaming. at one point the ps3 really didn't have much of anything and i can see why a lot of people would rag on the ps3, but now that things are changing, people are getting upset with the sony fanaticism. get a grip people, quit posting the same thing about the site being nothing but a bunch of sony droids or whatever. maybe there's a lot of ps3/sony praising because they actually offer top quality products. you can't deny facts like murkerr stating microsoft's false advertising of halo wars, or the fact that ODST was originally suppose to be DLC but eventually evolved into a full retail priced-game, or maybe that another L4D was released despite valve stating they would give good after-release support. i sure as hell would be pissed if killzone 3 came out next year as a matter of a fact.
great to see this industry is not yet entirely full of sh!t
cant wait for killzone 3.
im pretty surprised by this, i thought most sites had forgotten how awesome killzone 2 was and jumped on the hype wagon that is MW2 its good to see killzone 2 get what it disserves
Perhaps the love has to come from Europe.
have you seen the comotion over halo reach trailer which showed no in-game footage? or natals demo which f*cked up and showed exactly what is was...recorded footage yet usa journalists hail it as the second coming of christ, or motorstorm2 which still today is the best looking racer but pure got more props, infamous amazing exclusive,yet the terrible terrible prototype got the props its beyond a joke but these sites are harming themselves because its transparent
I do believe it's something cultural, but of course I'm not a psycho analyst. It's like how I constantly keep reading and hearing in the American media for instance, how Killzone 2 has no story at all. This while it actually has a vast background story. It's only not thrown in your face, like other ( american? ) games. I think Europeans can appreciate small things like that more than Americans. But again, it's just a guess, And I fully agree about Motorstorm 2 and Infamous; beautiful games they are.
Unbelievable. So let me get this straight. KZ2's story which is nonexistent unless you go online and read the history (which is rich and detailed) is somehow acceptable but Halo which has a bigger, richer, better story...get's dissed as not having a story, or one that you have to read about. Hmmm, how does that work again? The assumption that we as Americans can't appreciate "small" things is ludicrous at best and arrogant at worst. It's obvious that you know nothing about Americans let alone American culture but it's cool, your press isn't exactly honest so it's expected.
The last thing I wish to do is to say that one culture is better or worse than the other. I hope you didn't get that from my statement; if so than I apologize for that. Blame it on my poor use of the English language. It's true that I am no expert on anything American ( or any culture for that matter ). It's only that I noticed a trend in almost all the American gaming sites ( which I do read a lot) when it concerned their gripes about this game in particular. And a lot less in the European sites. That's all.
I'm about to play the campaign again. After months of neglecting this game, i decided to dust it off. Ive been playing multiplayer for two weeks straight and enjoying the hell out of it. KZ2 was the first game i bought for ps3 and i have to say that of all the games i bought, i'm getting the most bang for my buck with this one.
I liked Uncharted 2 dont get me wrong but Killzone 2 gave me more enjoyment and got more play time than any of the other games I bought this year. I played Gears 2, MW2, AC2, UC2, GOW: Collections, LBP, R&C, Batman:AA, and inFamous all this year and none touch on the playtime I had with Killzone 2. Simply one of the best FPS's I have ever played. Single Player was great and the voice acting was good too, I cant believe how many people look over Visari and Radec's voice actors. They were simply amazing. And the map packs had (IMO) the best maps ever created. I have never seen so much detail in a multiplayer map like Beach Head, simply breath taking. I mean the rain, thunder, wind, dust, particles, everything thats going on at once is insane. These are the reasons why this game is my GOTY.
Gamereactor aint "random" its kinda huge in finland-sweden-norway
Best FPS game this year!
Love it, second only to UNCHARTED 2 this year. Glad it's got some recognition rather than be lost in the sea of screaming haters.
KillZone 2 + Uncharted 2 + R&C:ACiT!!! ;-P Hmm...ONLY ON THE... .____........___...____ .____||......||.......____|| ||.........___||.......____|| 'Triple'A'Station 3' ;-P
it deserves it on every level. i think alot of people forgot kz2 came out this year and also forgetting what a mast piece it was.. i would love to see what every one would of thought if it came out along side mw2...i think peoples reaction would of been more positive towards kz2 someone do a side by side of kz2 and mw2...than you will see what im talking about
should have gotten more of these =( top notch "hardcore" FPS =)
thats awesome. i def think it's the shooter of the year. but i think uncharted 2 is still the goty. i absolutely think that killzone 2 sh1ts all over MW2. i think mw2 is an ok game and def worth my 60 bucks. i'm about two thirds of the way through the campaign on veteran and it's pretty good. online is pretty good. but killzone beats it in every aspect. and destroys it in terms of graphix.
Sony is hitting on all cylinders.... UC2 and KZ..when was the last time we saw to GOTYs from the same company..
Killzone 2 is my personal FPS GOTY Too! This is Great!
KILLZONE 2 GOTY 2009 ! Gunshots never were any more realistic than Killzone 2's magnificent Bullet Ballets. Its a Visceral Experience.
Uncharted 2 and killzone 2 is the only one deserving of this award .
Thanks very much Gamereactor. Hopefully this will give recognition to Geurilla Games. These guys worked tirelessly on K2nd listened to the fans consistently after the game was released (for patches). Nice...!
GOTY i mean is just like playing a CGI movie is more than a game the only real "next gen" game i will say also U2 its the other real only "next gen " game other games are just more of the same and this two are more than just games. and soon we will have, gow3, gt4, hr. and the masterpiece The Last Guardian
Wow! That's awesome and unexpected. I was just playing last night, that flash and thunder pack is seriously awesome.
it deserves. personally, Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2 were the best games i've played this generation,followed by inFAMOUS and Ratchet and Clank Future: ACIT. if anything, i don't mind KZ2 beating out UC2 in instances like this, because UC2 is getting so much praise, while most people have swept Killzone 2 under the rug, as if it wasn't an amazing console FPS (and i more than just visuals).
It really is about time this game is singled out for its positives. As an owner of both consoles, and a fan of all games, I definately feel for the developers on this one as I feel GG has put more time, more effort, more passion into these games than most others. Naughty Dog is another developer I truly respect and am very happy for both. Watching VGA's I was definately feeling the same way for Naughty Dog till the end haha. I mention GG deserving more respect because many aspects that contributes to the overall killzone experience gets overlooked. These guys went above and beyond providing the players with a little bit of everything to accomodate those stat junkies, competative gamers, casual gamers etc. What often gets overlooked is the ingame clan / tournament / universe as well as squad system. I haven't seen clans since Halo 2 and this builds upon that. It should be a part of every game much like the Halo 3 Theatre / replay stuff. Another system I do love is the character progression system. I could go into detail but I won't for the sake of all the reading involved here, but I'm sure other Killzone fans would agree. I also like the fact that they brought in Killzone for PSP and let you link up the account to your killzone.com profile, which by the way, is also an incredible system being the stat whore that I am. I know this stuff does not effect Gameplay but you can really start to see how GG cares for their customers, and recognition like this is truly deserved. wtb killzone 3
To me both KZ2 and UNCHARTED 2 win GOTY, i mean KZ2 started 09 with such a BANG! and UNCHARTED 2 finished it with a BANG, aaaa...damn imma go play some KZ2 now! [email protected]@@
I'm glad it got some recognition, even with Uncharted 2 dominating scores and praise, and MW2 dominating sales. Killzone 2 was a masterpiece. If there weren't so many great games this year, that probably woulda won GOTY mostly everywhere.
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