Gamespot: Killzone 2 wins Shooter of the Year award

The original Killzone will forever be remembered as the "Halo killer" that wasn't, a game that ultimately collapsed under the weight of its own promise and hype. Clearly, the odds were stacked against its sequel from the start, which makes its victory in this category all the more impressive.

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Pennywise3223d ago

Gamespot is earning much respect with their winners. Anyone who puts KZ2 above MW2 gets my respect.

Nambassa3223d ago

Yesss i enjoyed Killzone 2 more than Modern Warfare 2 actually... Definately deserved the award.

Ragz0173223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

Best Shooter - Killzone 2
Best RPG - Demon's Souls
Best Platformer - RnC Acit
Best Action Adventure - UC2
Best Writing - RnC Acit
Best Graphics - U2

lol O.W.N.E.D

saint_john_paul_ii3223d ago


A. they want to be at peace at PS3 fanboys


B. They realized that they were dead wrong of the PS3 in the First Place and acknowledged that the PS3 had the Best Games this year.

Good times indeed for the PS3 owner, and more to come with 2010.

ViRaL-3223d ago

real stupid right now.

SasanovaS19873223d ago

haha pathetic kotaku, il be damned if i ever take anything they say seriously anymore...truely one of the worst websites around...why is there no article that depicts the worst of the worst gaming websites, and give facts and past articles they released to justify their picks? kotaku has to be top 5 haha

Tinted Eyes3223d ago

Buuu Buuu Kotaku said it was a disappointment!!!

Lol Owned

Chubear3223d ago

Take all the accolades you can get PS3 fans and bolster the defences. You never know when the next s* storm wave will blow by XD

Killzone 2, well bloody done GG, well bloody done.

Ragz0173223d ago

GS Competitive Multiplayer of the year is KZ2 mp..

BadboyCivic3603223d ago

Congrats Sony,KZ2 and the rest of there 2009 exclusive lineup...job well done...

Saaking3223d ago

Damn, Gamespot is in love with PS3 exclusives. Awesome choices.

Danteh3223d ago

DARKSIDERS got the first review... and it's a 100!!!!!!!!

Maaan I wasn't sure which one to get (Bayoneta or Darksiders) but being a PS3 now it's clear. ANd they sayit's like a giant Zelda... enough said :DDDDD

BattleAxe3223d ago

KotaKooKoo....... what a joke lol

Digitaldude3223d ago

All these great decisions made by them. Well well deserved.

solar3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

i think GameSpot meant "Put You To Sleep After 20 Minutes of Generic Gameplay That Console Gamer's Eat Up and Think is Amazing Award". then i agree with the award.

@ below

nt. both the HL and L4D series has changed how games are played. HL1 with the storytelling, HL2 with the physics and facial animation, and L4D with the co-operative nature of MP games. and KZ2 did what for the FPS genre? awesome graphics on a console? hardware which will be dead in a few years? awesome!!


weazel3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

zzzzzzzzzzzzz.....sorry dude, wasn't paying attention there. were you describing the half-life 2 award or the left 4 dead 2 award?

@edit in response to solar's edit: Half-life 1's 'story' was ripped wholesale from king's short story, 'the mist', while half-life 2 had physics that don't stand up to modern expectations perspectives. (Go and look at the gravity gun again.) How is L4D's multiplayer defined as revolutionary? Fun, maybe, but you're just being silly claiming it's innovative. (Facial animation was also a bit of a stretch, but I let that one slide) How many times have you actually played KZ2? The particle physics, Vapor trails, Light diffusion, Enemy A.I, and level design were outstanding. Just quacking about 'teh grafix' makes you sound like an uneducated troll who hasn't played the game and is just commenting for attention. (ahem)

CrazzyMan3223d ago

Atleast in terms of games. =)


evrfighter3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

Hell YES!!!

KZ2 imo was a crappy game but MW2 was beyond crappy

In no way, shape, or form should a lazy, piece of junk, like MW2 ever win Anything Of The Year...

GJ Gamespot GFJ

All in all 2009 was a pretty mediocre year...Next year is lookin to be the best year in gaming since 2005

Oldsnake0073223d ago

you say that because the only console you own is a 360

raztad3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

Well guys I'm gonna say this.

Gamespot is gaining a lot of respect putting its weight behind those awards. I think their reviews need to be respected whether you like them or not. It's just a matter of consistency. We can safely say the "too much variety" Gamespot is gone for good.

@oldsnake above

evrfigh is a PC gamer (thats why he think this year is mediocre) but he has a PS3.

specialguest3223d ago

I wouldn't rank KZ2 anywhere near top 5 shooter of all time, but if you compare it to the shooters of 2009, yes it deserves to be FPS of 2009. I use to be a big MW fan, but with MW2, it only looks like a slight upgrade from MW with new skins and stage.

mgsfan3223d ago

yea Killzone was the best .....i think of topic does anyone know a laptop that can play up to date games but is kinda cheap lol

evrfighter3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

I picked up MGS4 and I'm really enjoying it. But that was a 2008 title otherwise I would have bitten my tongue.

But ya I don't support shoddy hardware aka I don't own a 360. The only console game that I actually wanted to play this year and didn't buy on a whim because it was cheap, used at gamestop was Assassins Creed 2. I don't get to try that one out till xmas though.

sikbeta3223d ago

Damn, I'm so late to the Party

GG you did an AMAZING JOB with KZ2, I'm already expecting for KZ3

QUALITY > everything

badz1493223d ago

at least more deserving than MW2! and by miles!


I don't think evrfighter even has a PS3! I've never seen someone who hates something that he's keeping as passionate as him! at least ion here! plus, he only hates Sony!

happy_gilmore3223d ago

unless starcraft 2 and diablo 3 are released, i don't see anytime special.. unless you have a ps3. GT5, modnation racer and GoW3 in the 1st quarter alone.

besides, how is this year mediocre? we had uncharted 2, which is the best game of this 4-year old generation.

paskowitz3223d ago

As far as the act of shooting is concerned, KZ2 nails it. Even if you do not like slower paced shooters, you have to admit the game was at least intense. Sure the story is meh and the writing is silly but guess what, the same can be said for MW2. L4D2 is a great game no doubt but best shooter... no. Borderlands seems like a great game but judging by the sum of its parts KZ2 is by far a more impressive package. MW2's MP took over a month to get straightened out. And to be honest it was an annoying month. KZ2 had no such problems. To me this is a factor. Oh yeah not to mention if KZ2 takes actual skill and teamwork in order to rise in the ranks.

Aleusia3223d ago

You deserve some bubbles for that statement, finally somebody to oppose modern military propagandafare.

Aleusia3223d ago

Man have you seen the first 20 minutes of the game? Darksiders is a day one purchase for me but I'm kind of put off by how bulky the dude is, he can still be muscular and badass looking but not be so akwardly proportioned. He looks like a WoW character. Everything about War is absolutely awesome from his clothes to his long flowing white hair but...his body is messed up.

pixelsword3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

The media said that, not GG.
Gamespot was one of them.

The ONLY reason why these flame-baiters are giving Killzone 2 the respect the game deserves is because MW2's currently known failures and the whole blow-up on MW2's threads was exposed. I don't and probably never will trust Gamespot's intentions.

evrfighter3222d ago

wrong I do not hate sony. I just dislike ps3 fanboys. Though some are hilarious, like the ones that believe the ps3 is still advanced tech and has no hardware limitations (the majority).

I've already posted pics of pc setup. My ps3 is connected to my 23" LED monitor here on my desk. It's native 1080p so if a ps3 game is 720p upscaled (almost all of them) it looks like a jaggedy pile of crap. But still there is a competitive edge against players who are playing on 40"+ tv's. It was ridiculously easy seeing snipers crouching in a bush in Bad Company 2 beta.

PS3 fanboys simply remind me of the apple zealots I've come across throughout the years in many different forums.

AAACE53222d ago

The strange thing is, alot of you about a year ago said Gamespot was worthless because you said they took money from MS to boost scores.

Now, alot of you say they are respectable now that they agree with something you believe!

Try to stay consistant people... don't hate something because it doesn't say what you like and then turn around and agree with them and kiss their *ss when they say something you like.

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TOO PAWNED3223d ago

i am shocked that gamespot gave so many awards to PS3 exclusives....

Chubear3223d ago

You and most of the gaming community I'm sure lol

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cyclindk3223d ago

I see you have constructed a new avatar... your skills are complete, indeed you are powerful as the emperor has foreseen.

Ricco never told you what happened to your father..

I.. am your father!

solar3223d ago

im not because ps3 fanboys are the most vocal and butthurt group of all the platforms. if someone like Sessler has to defend a perfect score for KZ2 because of a fanbase.....its pretty sad.

cmrbe3223d ago

Defend the 100% score for KZ2 from PS3 fanbase?. You don't make sense.

ico923223d ago

".....because ps3 fanboys are the most vocal and butthurt group of all the platforms..."

im not sure if you noticed but you're the most butthurt person on this article right now.

Aleusia3223d ago

You really don't seem to contribute anything but hate here which is why I have taken it upon myself to vote to shut you up, I suggest anybody who actually values a solid gaming community to do the same. Not because you're a 360 fanboy but because you bring nothing to the table but ignorance and hate.

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saint_john_paul_ii3223d ago

Killzone 2's only flaw was its story, it wasnt bad, it was decent. but everything else was awesome. Kotaku..I mean S**taku only like to talk crap like they always do.

cmrbe3223d ago

The story is your standard fare. I agree. What i hate the most though is the script.

GG should fire their writers and get ND writers for KZ3.

mrv3213223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

Bu... bu...

Scroll down to Killzone 2 and laugh at

In some areas, it succeeded. It certainly looks, and sounds, expensive.

You mean better than anything we'll see on the 360?

'But only to a point; the rest of the game is equal parts forgettable and offensive, poor characters propelling you through a dreary wasteland of a game, populated solely by clichés and a world so depressing you wish Rainbow Brite would pop in and make a cameo.'

ODST??? I believe the game you are looking for is ODST.

Oh surprise you mentioned Halo

'Halo succeeds in much the same way Uncharted and Modern Warfare do:'

'Killzone, who do you love? What makes you remember the game aside from an endless parade of grey buildings and a guy who swears too much?'

How about?

Oh wait... forget those because then you'll not be able to accept the truth that Killzone 2 was an outstanding game who is only being knocked down by xbots unwilling to admit they GOT no great exclusives games... comparatively of course.

Dacapn3223d ago

The only thing that held the game back from being one of the best fps games in gaming history is it's rancid party system. Unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to play with a friend :/

Other than that, MW2 has nothing on this game.

rob60213223d ago

I agree the story came off as 'standard fare,' but it wasn't terrible, I would say it's well above average for an FPS I'd wish GG would have dug into and explained some of the excellent backstory of the killzone universe - it's very well imagined. Sadly you have to do a separate trip to to find out about it, which no one did.

Nikuma3223d ago

It is actually a pretty damn good back story too. Shame they couldn't really bring any of that good story into the actual game though. It really makes you question who the good guys actually are. :P

ExgamerLegends23223d ago

I thought killzone had an average story when i first played it but then i read the full story online and i was wow'd. Seriously, the story deserves more than it gets credit for. After reading what REALLY happened with the Helghast i now wish THEY were the protagonists instead of the ISA.

cmrbe3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

That is the sad thing about it all. The campaign story could have been so much deeper which would have resulted with an epic SP. The basic storyline in KZ2 is as simple as they come . ISA invading Helgan to stop Vasri, very very narrow representation of the bigger conflict. It didn't diverge much more from that and show other bits of the overall KZ story.

Anyone that played KZ2 would't know much about the other Non aligned worlds. Most won't know about the UCA and that they are not happy with Vekta's ISA invasion of Helgan. The KZ univers is so detail and so realistic because it mirrors much of Earths early 20th century European history that it make the storyline more believiable enven though its a SCI-FI FPS. Thats really why i like KZ2. Its very grounded. No super beam/weapons, no super alien race trying to kill off humanity. Nothing over them top but till very fresh.

I Just wish that GG would expand the story more in KZ3 and provide multiple point of views of the overall conflict. It would allow for better pacing, varied gameplay scenarios.

@Extreme. Thats the beauty of it. Helgast came of as ordinary Germans in early 20th century that are victims of circumstances that were not within their power to control. The great thing about the KZ history is that nothing is black and white. No one is absolutely right or wrong. No one is without fault which makes it more realistic imo.

Commander TK3222d ago

I think the controls is the biggest of the few flaw of KZ2.

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cmrbe3223d ago

They really couldn't give the awards to any other.

This is something that any gamer with half a brain would have done as well.

The truth is and we all know this is that, all of these PS3 exclusives is quality and they deserve it!. For example. No one can argue that U2 or KZ2 and even RC ACIT dosen't have the best graphics this year. No one can argue that Demon Souls is not the most innovative and most fresh RPG this year. No one can argue that RC ACIT is not the best platformer this year, what else is there?. New Mario?.lol. Shooter we have MWF 2 but the problem with MWF 2 is 1. Its a glitch fest online, 2. Lesser graphics than KZ2. 3. Didn't innovate as much as KZ2.

Gamespot has completely earned my respect back. They did what is right and award the awards to these PS3 game purely on merit. They could have played it safe and give awards to the most popular games and spread the awards around but no.

Kudos to Gamespot.

ryano232773223d ago

no open world/sandbox genre.

another PS3 award - inFamous

Cartesian3D3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

I played Killzone2 single player to death (now about 50 F***ing Hours just in single player)

its FUN to kill REAL AI enemies.. its FUN .. thats why we buy games.. no other shooter can make the same feeling of KILLING..

BEST Blood spray
BEST death animation
BEST gun feel
BEST FPS graphics
BEST Dolby sound

what do you want for a PERFECT killing ?
lol I sound like a real killer..

EDIT: Gamespot earned my respect too.. Demon's souls, R&C ..etc all of them are the best in their genres ..

ALL PS3 exculsives (REAL exclusives:P) won the awards. the only game I enjoyed same as PS3 exclusives was Dragon age PC version.

DecoyOctopus3223d ago

i agree this game totally deserves this award, the single player is awesome but the multiplayer is also fantastic!