Two of 2011's biggest first-person shooters are released on Friday, and with money being especially tight at the moment, we're here to tell you which you should buy. Graphics, Story, Guns, Multiplayer and Originality.
"Overall Winner: Bulletstorm It's a close one, but Bulletstorm edges this contest thanks to being a far more original take on the FPS genre, sporting a more fun storyline with likeable characters and offering some genuinely clever weapons. Killzone 3 isn't too disappointing, though, and is certainly worth a look if you're mostly interested in cutting-edge graphics and multiplayer gaming." LOL. I like how we see articles like this every time a major PS3 exclusive drops. It should be interesting to see how many people are playing Bulletstorm vs. Killzone a couple of months from now.
I'm picking up both games in 45 minutes from Best Buy
Its just a pathetic attempt by Xbox loyalist authors to make up for their pathetic and laughable 2011 line-up.. Why is it no suprising that we always get these comparisons with PS3 exclusives?
lol i played the bullet storm demo talk about repetitive I was really looking forward to it .. but it seems like doing the same thing over and over kick somebody the fly you shoot or something similar .. it can be fun for a while but it got way too repetitive way too fast and like the kz3 commercial said its like " shooting fish in a barrel" not hard at all
BulletStorm is much more original, faster paced, just a blast to play. Killzone3 is just more of the same.
This isn't surprising. BulletStorm simply outclasses Killzone in every way. Face it Killzone3 is just Killzone2 with more color and less controller lag. Fact.
Swearing is now cool? I thought people complained about it in Killzone 3 reviews, strange. Also people can fly but they can't jump? No deduction in points for lack of Co-op or being able to jump
lol. and sry they rated Bulletstorm lower than Killzone 3. *fanboy delusion crashed*
The problem with games like Killzone 3 and its gunna happen to Uncharted3 aswell, is the fact they set the standard for their franchises so fucking high in their last game that the next installment cant really make that big a splash. Its like doing a dive bomb into a kiddies inflatable pool. you can do 1 decent splash... but then there is no water left in the pool for the second. PS3 developers tapped the hardware limit faster than i think anyone thought achievable... but kudos to Guerrilla Games' and Naughty Dog... And anyone expecting anything new from a 3rd installment to a franchise is a dickhead. Of course a new IP is gunna get the originality vote... its new!
Bulletstorm, original??? ROFLMFAO @zootang Excellent point. @author Ok, I see the trend now. Whenever a major PS3 exclusive releases, it's compared to the closest multiplatform game they could think of. Followed by controversial conclusion for HITS.
"Killzone3 is just more of the same" KZ2 is Great, so KZ3 still being Great then :P
I played the Bulletstorm demo on PS3, and I thought it was stupid. Some of the "tricks" would be impossible with a controller because there's just not enough accuracy and response to pull them off. The game looked good enough, but it seemed more like a joke than something the developers are actually serious about getting people to play.
So Killzone 3 basically loses for not being something it wasn't trying to be in the first place...kay
Exactly, i'm sure Bulletstorm is a very good game but the nitpicking and hate towards Killzone is ridiculously immature from some sites. And Im not saying the best reviews of Killzone are those who gave it a 9 or 10, If a reviewer can back up a 7 or 8 then I'm happy but at least be consistent. Fair enough I can expect normal people who are fans of certain consoles to dislike a rival game for no reason (happens both ways), but seeing how some of the gaming media is being so blatantly inconsistent and bias with reviews is almost depressing. These people are supposed to be professionals and fair enough it's their opinion however they are not there to score a game based of their own personal likes and dislikes or if they like a certain console over another, the review is for a mass audience
Then you're gonna love the "Bulletstorm outsells Killzone 3 which is obviously massively surprising what with Bulletstorm being sold on multiple platforms!" articles a few days from now. I've got Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm(360 for GeOW3 beta) pre ordered (UK doesn't get them until Friday) I'm playing Killzone 3 first, then the multiplayer... I'll get to bulletstorm when I'm (temporarily) done with KZ.
BrianC6234 asks... "How does Bulletstorm beat Killzome 3 on story? That is one dumb story. Pirates?" My answer? Because it is NOT a PS3 exclusive. Funny how PS3 exclusives get points deducted for not having certain game modes...but games on multiple systems or 360 exclusives do not. Again, the blatant bias against the PS3 shows. KZ2 got raked over the coals for NOT having co-op, KZ2 and KZ3 reviewers bitched and moaned about the story...yet this game story is barely mentioned in reviews (even the joystiq review says its generic yet this game gets a free pass and does not have it NOR does it have multiplayer)...yet because it is NOT a PS3 exclusive it gets a free pass. Go ahead and tell me I am just a PS3 fanboy who is making baseless arguments...I don't care...anyone who looks at this over the years with an open mind can clearly see the blatant bias game after game. From the Joystiq review on Bulletstorm "There's a story, and ... well, let's just say there won't be any novelizations around the adventures of its protagonist, Grayson Hunt. (They'd simply read, "He killed a lot of people. The end.")" Yet they complained about the KZ3 story here... "I'd much rather have nothing than the heavy-handed, absurdly edited tale of Killzone 3. There's a feature length film's worth of cutscene tucked away onto the Blu-ray disc, and were it placed into theaters you would walk out in anger and ask for your $12 back. The performances are strong, but the script is miserable. The lack of characterization makes it difficult to care about the plot, and the cutscenes' inability to convey something as simple as cause and effect makes it impossible to even try." Unless you have your head in the sand....THERE IS YOUR BIAS....pathetic this generation "journalists" are. Even so...the PS3 has IMO the best games, most diverse library, best motion control, best media, best graphics, best sound, best versatility, best realiability, best developers, a company that cares about the casual AND the hardcore.....so let the reviewers continue the bias against the PS3... It will not nor will it ever stop all the great games that PS3 gamers like myself get to enjoy year after year courtesy of the best and biggest FIRST party group of developers in the gaming industry. Whatever makes you feel better biased gaming media, 360 fanboys.... Vega75 writes (btw...you kill me with this comment...I am still laughing) "I getting Bulletstrom. After playing the demo and the gears beta is enough for me. I'm not spending $64 on KZ3 when it's only 4.5 hours with out all the cut screen and I've never been interests in KZ's MP. So it's not worth the buy" So a game with NO multiplayer, NO co-op and a maybe 6 hour game length IS WORTH your money? Hahahahah......ahhhhhhhhhaaaa aa...yer so funny. @Karlnag3....yes I did...."christ you nailed it" bravo
Christ, you nailed it! (cwutididthur?) EDIT @ Disagree: Jesus, don't get cross.
Agree. If Bulletstorm was a PS3 exclusive....it would have gotten much lower scores because "the game has NO competitive mp" and "No co-op". Let kz3 come out with just a single player and horde mode...it would be 3's and 4's all over the place
@doG beLIEfs "Even so...the PS3 has IMO the best games, most diverse library, best motion control, best media, best graphics, best sound, best versatility, best realiability, best developers, a company that cares about the casual AND the hardcore.....so let the reviewers continue the bias against the PS3... " No bias from you then? nice speech!
@tudor Can't form a proper response eh?
Excellent post. If KZ3 had launched without competitive multiplayer (what kind of FPS doesn't at least let you play deathmatch?) it would be getting ripped apart in reviews. Instead, Bulletstorm is getting 9s.
I remember when all these articles were coming out when Sony dropped Infamous. The 360 loyalist wanted prototype to win. It didn't happen. KZ3 will out shine bulletstorm. It will take a combine effort from the pc, 360, and PS3 to outsell KZ3. Oh and a gears 3 beta code. Majority of people are getting the game for that reason only.
Cheers - you just saved me by not sending traffic to that bullshit article.
"It should be interesting to see how many people are playing Bulletstorm vs. Killzone a couple of months from now." honestly though, thats not really something you should be saying in Killzone 3s favour based on Killzone 2s miniscule daily player count. players dropped Killzone 2s online like a sack of $hit within months, quickly dropping down to less than 10k unique players a day. will Killzone 3 be different? im hoping so, as the only reasons i stopped playing Killzone 2 online were the input lag and the rocket spamming, both of which have been removed for Killzone 3. after playing both the single player demos, i had more fun with Bulletstorm and it was graphically more impressive to me. higher resolution textures, more realistic lighting, and i prefer its art style. not saying Killzone 3 looks bad, but it just wasnt that impressive given its years since Killzone 2 and it really hasnt improved that much graphically. Bulletstorm is a throwback to the old days of shooters, which most people on here werent around for, so they dont appreciate what its doing. i on the other hand absolutely love what theyve done.
I just can't get excited by Bulletstorm.
lol I'm with you.. I tried the demo.. I'm tryin' my best to see what's "original" about bulletstorm lol
Bulletstorm is actually pretty good on the first playthough but it can get old pretty fast. The skill shots are a fun gimmick but they should at least made them more fun to do frequently like Vanquish.
amazon.com top ten for reference 1. Killzone 3 (PS3) 2. Bulletstorm (360) 3. Just Dance (Wii) 4. LBP GOTY (PS3) 5. Pokeman (W) (DS) 6. Pokeman (B) (DS) 7. Black Ops (360) 8. MJ Experience (Wii) 9. SM All-Stars (Wii) 10. Black Ops (PS3)
Notice that only the 360 version is on the Amazon top ten, its pretty easy to realise that PS3 owners are purchasing KZ3 while X360 Bulletstorm, both seem like very good games for very different reasons and both are coming with a highly anticipated Beta for exclusive titles. Very interesting when you think about its not exactly something I consider a competition. I wonder what it would be like if KZ3 was also on X360, how Bulletstorm would've fared then(just from curiosity).
are you serious? Who cares were they rank. Why do people root for sales. I understand that they help drive future games but come on. I prefer killzone others may not and that's fine. I don't care if bulletstorm outsells killzone or vice versa. They are games just enjoy them.
its just interest, its not like I'm saying "hahaha Just dance is better than LBP GOTY", I mean why must everything be either fanboy or not, sometimes curiosity on sales is just curiosity. Its not about claiming one game sells better and thus its the better game its about figuring out why people buy what they buy and what motivates them to do so, at least for me, you don't see me using sales as an argument in any game related matter.
My comment wasn't directed towards you. It is @Roah. Your point is very valid and I do agree with you on that. While I don't know his true intent of his post most people on this site (not all) only use that info to troll or go on about sales and other crap. I could have jumped the gun on that. Maybe this site is just getting to me. AHHH
lol relax.. someone else was smart enough to catch it and made a fair comment... it shows where the gamers lean.. amazon is not the end all be all but its up there as a metric system alongside metacritic etc.. like someone mentioned.. its obvious the ps3 owners are buying k3 and 360 owners are buying bulletstorm.. if you go into the top 20 or higher you'll see some kinect, ps3 goty titles.. point is that its actually bad for bulletstorm.. yeah you want to compete and xbox wants to show that it sells more third party.. but your going against an exclusive and a good majority of the ps3 players are hooked on killzone.. some may never know how great bulletstorm is.. i hope it was worth it for epic to release on the same day.. then again, could the 360 crowd really have flocked to it if the ps3 didnt have killzone?
Whoa! LBP is still selling! :O
Two different shooters. But bulletstorm style seems more fun for me.
Of course it would since you dont have a ps3 :)
And? This stops me from playing KZ3? I played it in a friends house, and BS style seems more fun to me.
@Kon...."and BS style seems more fun to me." I think people know your all about BS
Got a Ps3, and I prefer BS. Why people are getting upset because it's getting a very slightly better review score, when they can play it anyway is beyond me. Typical Sony ONLY cry babies.
@kon You must be 13 years old
That's cause you don't have a ps3, so of course you'll like bulletstorm more. You've never touched KZ a day in your life.
Bulletstorm is 87 on metacritic while Killzone 3 is only 85
That's pathethic. Let's see what excuses the PS3 fans are going to give 1- Bs reviews 2- Scores doesn't matter 3- You're lying 4- Killzone is still better than this avg shooter 5- Ok, bulletsrom is better(this will never happen)
different games, different rating criteria and who cares which gets higher metacritic scores, it doesn't matter what game it is the actually review and the points made by reviewers and whether they are valid or not is what should even influence a person on how good a game is not a dumb number.
at least, let's wait for more reviews I think both looks cool
FYI kiddie games always score better than hardcore games been like that since sega days
The funny thing is, we get to play BOTH! AAHHHAAHHHAAAH lol
@arup02 im going to with #2 and use gt5 sales to back up my reason LOOL!!
I can't wait to play both.
"only" an 85 huh? BS embargo just ended. Oh and why aren't you posting the user review score average? Oh that's right, because they don't suite your agenda. You are wasting your time anyway. The game is already a smash hit, it's too late.. --->
Exclusives are gonna have a hard time competing with multiplats this year, it's a big year for gaming.
Next Comparison. Infamous 2 vs Prototype 2 (A multiplatform), lol. Is Bulletstorm an Exclusive?
We had LBP2 with 91 we had KZ3 with 85 and we have bulletstorm which will be around the 80's. What do you have Arup02. Thats right you have no games :)
@Arup02 Let me explain to you, what ALFAxD_CENTAURO is implying is that, even if KZ3, an Exclusive game for the PS3, got lower review scores compared to BS a Multiplat game, that can be played in a PS3 the same way as KZ3, there is no lose for PS3 Owners, cos PS3 owners can play both games, meaning if BS end up being "better" than KZ3, that doesn't stop PS3 owners to enjoy BOTH games, I hope this help you understand XD
Bulletstorm is higher then KZ3 on metacritic
Based on 12 reviews. And by a whole 2 points thus far. So what's your point?
bulletstorm doesn't look like such a great game. I think KZ3 should win based on replayability. And in terms of story, there are no winners. I doubt Bulletstorm's plot is anything to write home about.
Shitstorm vs Pwnzone 3 There no doubt regard who win
Bulletstorm = Rent Killzone 3 = Helghast Edition
lmao!!!! are these pple serious,with all the work and technical prowess shown in killzone3,pple are gonna seriously sit here and say bulletstorm is a better game.most pple buy fps for the multiplayer,and i want to see who will be still playing this after a month or so. Story:its a freaking FPS!!! juss shoot the damn pixels Guns:okay guns bulletstorm myt take it,but they are diff games,kz3 is supposed to be realistic with a bit of sci-fi. Originality:kz is an established franchise why wld any1 expect any kind of originality.BS is sumthng new and therefore inherently original
A gameshould be fun! KZ3 is not fun if you like "pretty" go pick some flowers. BS with 3 of your friends is way more fun the kz3 dumb down mp
Dood you are wasting your time, and you are proven multi account troll. If you are not just computer software, please realize that NOTHING you can do will ruin the success of KZ3 and just move on with your life. You've already blown your cover. Now why don't you head on over that way ---->
play KZ3 today. Sucks! poor textures are still in there, shamefully hidden by all the post effects to make the game appear prettier than it really is. BS co-op was really f'n fun!
its interesting tht u complain abt textures while in ur reply to my post u seem to think good graphics don matter by saying "if u want pretty go pick flowers".so BS gets the pass but kz doesnt. textbook trollin'.if u don like the game,ur loss
poor textures my ass, kz3 has some nice textures, and what post effects? it doesn't have any anymore and still manages to look even better than kz2, it's all nice and clean now, it doesn't need post effects to look good
He has multiple accounts and has been trolling killzone 3 threads all day posting the same randomly generated lame trolls. Happens to coincide with the release of an alternative FPS, go figure... KZ3 is AMAZING and most reviewers and gamers agree.
Yeah, right, a game with no story, extremely repetitive, no co-op, weak multiplayer is much better then killzone 3. The main problem of Killzone 3 is the fact that its only on PS3.
KZ3, Bulletstorm, Crysis = will buy them all. Well done to the devs that gives us such brilliant titles.