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New PS2 Classic Incoming: Killzone Priced & Dated

Sony’s offerings of PlayStation 2 ‘Classic’s on PlayStation Store have been of great variety with titles like Maximo, Odin Sphere, God Hand, & even a Harvest Moon. Every genre has been covered thus far & now one of Sony’s most hyped PS2 games will be making a comeback as the original Killzone gets added to the PS2 Classic library on PlayStation Store.

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Colwyn2111d ago

Sony take my money NOW! ::throws money in the air::

StraightPath2111d ago (Edited 2111d ago )

I remember playing this game has amazing visuals for PS2 but the game was terrible one of the worst on PS2. It was dubbed the " Halo Killer " and it became a laughing stock afterwards. Game had nothing on Halo. Good thing they removed the tag line for its sequels...or it wouldn't be nice either. Without the Halo killer tagline Killzone 2 & 3 were good shooters with amazing visuals. wow it got a medicore metacritic of 70%...everyone hated this game.

darthv722111d ago (Edited 2111d ago )

was it the media or the fans that gave it that moniker? in any case, I have tried to play it and I cant because the frame rate and clipping of the graphics. I really want to play through and see how it set up the adventures for 2 and eventually 3.

Sony should reconsider this as a ps2 game on psn and give it the hd treatment that god of war, ico and sly cooper have been blessed with. then again, to do all that for a single game may not seem as much value. God of war, ico and sly cooper were compilations and there isnt anything else to really bundle with a killzone hd remake. killzone liberation ported to ps3 maybe?

smoothdude2111d ago

After beating KZ3, I ended up watching all the cut scenes on YouTube. This game had a captivating story, however, I am not sure that I would want to play through it with all the other games coming out this year.

Ulf2111d ago (Edited 2111d ago )

Actually, I enjoyed the single-player campaign of the original Killzone FAR more than Halo. It did kill Halo in that regard, as far as I'm concerned.

Then again, Halo single-player was always terrible, compared to contemporaries like Half Life 1 & 2.

Minute Man 7212111d ago (Edited 2111d ago )

Ever played it using component cables? The game looked way better on a HD tv. The controls killed the game sadly

solidt122111d ago

I played this before playing Killzone 2 and it was a decent game but the frame rate was pretty bad, so bad I would get dizzy but an enjoyable game.

BiggCMan2111d ago

It would be great if they could turn the local mutliplayer to online matchmaking. Right then and there you have a better game than Killzone 3. Killzone was a really good game for it's time, and still to this day.

Soldierone2111d ago

I don't know a single person that played it that "hated" the game.

In fact if it was so hated BY FANS (not media) then why did they make another two in the series and put all their money into the second? lol GG wasn't that big, if it got hated they would of made a different game and not put all their effort in one game.

EVILDEAD3602111d ago

Awww..Why didn't they go the Killzone HD remake route..THAT would have been cool. Still nice pick up for people who never played the first.

Evil

DonaldBeck2111d ago

for me killzone destroys halo without even trying. anyways halo and killzone are nothing alike except there shooters straightpath. it would be better to compare halo to unreal tournament or resistance ect, killzone is way more realistic than halo.

snipes1012111d ago

I remember the press, sony and the fans all dubbing KZ a Halo Killer. I dont think it was just the press.

As an experience the game was alright but the enemy ai could be really obnoxious when you tried to play as the stealth character so that killed it a bit for me.

The multiple paths that you could take depending on the character you used was pretty cool though.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi2111d ago

The game was fantastic. It was plagued by too many glitches though. It was a bit too much for the ps2 to handle. Many people who played killzone2 and 3 and not the first one will be surprised at how different the first was from it's sequels. The weapons had alt fire, you could choose which of your team mates you would play as... rico's still a jerk. And the controls were fine. The only thing that had a curve to learning was the sniper.

Shepherd 2142111d ago

Halo has always had a terrible single player? wtf?

Halo is among the highest quality and refined shooters out there. Even if you dont like it, show some respect for that game that started the popularity and revolutionized modern console shooters.

BattleAxe2111d ago (Edited 2111d ago )

There are better games in the PS2 library that Sony should look at trying to re-release, like Socom 1,2,3 and Combined Assault, Tony Hawk 3 & 4, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005, Star Wars: Battlefront, Rainbow Six 3, Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm, GTA 3, GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, Gran Turismo 3, Gran Turismo 4, Black, and Red Faction.

I'm sure that people who are into RPGs could name a few more to add to my list. Killzone was average in every way, but the graphics were pretty good.

pixelsword2111d ago

- I asked Seb Downie on a thread (I think it was him) and he said that there was no plans to do a remake.

- Killzone was a pretty good game; Although I personally liked Halo better, Killzone did a pretty good job with it's online and Single Player (I used to play the online every once in a while [along with SW:B I & II], but I stopped a few months ago, Maybe I'll get back on).

- Sony liked GG because even then their engine could render large areas with little hiccups. K2 (& I think 3) uses the same engine.

- If you get access to the instruction booklet you'll also find out why Rico is so pissed-off all of the time: they sent his company (with all greenhorns) up against a planetary-scale invasion force. Needless to say they didn't do too well and ever since then Rico's been over-protective when a person has been under him, which explains his freak-out when Garza, Batton, and Natko along with two soldiers were held prisoner.

- Good and bad things:

+ You can play with different characters which gives you access to different weapons, abilities and different areas (not huge areas, but still the variance makes it worth going through each character when you play)

- Until you get used to it, the Sniper rifle is the worst rifle you'll ever play in the history of sniper rifles (in contrast, K2's sniper rifle is probably one of the best sniper rifles I've played with).

Graphics and other stuff comes out in the wash differently for each player.

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MAJ0R2110d ago (Edited 2110d ago )

you guys can't be serious, the original Killzone was mediocre at best.

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meetajhu2111d ago (Edited 2111d ago )

The only problem Killzone 1 had was fps dips with vsync cutting half the framerates made it unplayable or it would have been the best war game till date. This is day 1 buy and hope it runs at 60fps or Guerilla might pull out [email protected]

TheKindRoost2111d ago

Hell yeah!KZ1 was my favorite of the series It had much better cast ,environment variety ,gameplay variety( go stealth with luger or direct assault with rico).hope they fixed the ai and the horrid screen tear.

BigBoss19642111d ago

This game had a sick campaign mode and the bot mode was addictive as hell

Kran2111d ago

Shame it ain't a HD upgrade, but at least we get the game again in some form ;)