IGN writes: With just a little less than a month to go before the release of Killzone 2, many PlayStation fans have been clamoring to hear how this long awaited game has turned out. IGN was the first site in North America to post its review, and now reviews have started to trickle out from other sites and magazines around the globe. With a total of 22 reviews compiled on the critic collector website GameStats.com thus far, game buyers can begin to get a sense of how this game is being received and how it stacks up against other games of its caliber.
This impressive start is more notable when compared against the reviews its predecessor on PlayStation 2. The first Killzone (which IGN also had gave its first review, scoring it a fairly high but at the time controversial score of 7.5) was all over the map with reviews, eventually settling at a combined Press Score of just over a 7; Killzone 2 has so far not scored under 8.5. This being one of the biggest titles so far produced by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for PlayStation 3 (and perhaps even more notable, the biggest game ever to come out of The Netherlands), it should be interesting to follow the differences in review trends in Europe, North America, Australia and eventually Asia and the rest of the globe."