It would be easy to wax lyrical about how the game looks; it’s great visually and one of the prettiest titles available on handheld. But Killzone: Mercenary is more than just a pretty face. Sure, a few more additions to multiplayer and a bit more attention to immersion kicking niggles wouldn’t have gone amiss. However, with strong gameplay, lots to do and a genuine console feel, even those who dislike Guerrilla’s shooter series won’t find a better outlet for their mobile shooting needs. Killzone: Mercenary is the new gold standard for handheld shooters, and what other developers will have to match from here on out.