Conclusion: Killzone 3 is the best first-person shooter on PS3, with its varied and stunning single-player campaign and all-out action-packed multiplayer. If you care about your PlayStation 3, you will feed it with many hours of Helghast-castigating.
Summary: [ Note: Review originally posted February 3, 2011. Since Killzone 3 released today, ten thousand years after our review went live, we're reposting it for your viewing enjoyment. ] Halo and Call of Duty are often held up as the twin peaks of online first-person-shooters. Meanwhile Killzone is regularly overlooked or outright disregarded, and that's a remarkable shame, since Guerrilla's efforts with Killzone 2 led to perhaps one of the most vivid and powerful shooters on...
Excerpt: I don't envy the guys at Guerilla Games. From the start, the Killzone franchise was saddled with pressure - whether from consumers, the press or its publisher. The first was instantly labeled a " Halo -killer," a moniker it didn't quite meet. Killzone 2 managed to shut up naysayers, but not after spending months as the poster child for unfulfilled graphical promises.
Conclusion: Killzone 3 brings this franchise back with a punch a kick and a knife to head of the nearest Helghast soldier. Although the story is a bit light, Sony and Guerilla do an excellent job in immersing you into the story that is there and the characters that you play with and interact with. The graphics are on par or even better than any other game on the market.
Excerpt: You know what is a stupid term? "Halo-killer." When was the last time you actually played a first-person shooter that was anything like Halo? When did you play a game that made you stop and think, "This makes me never want to touch Halo again." What is this, 2002?
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Latest Videos Off-screen Killzone 3 footage features mayhem and massive mechs Some two years ago, Sony released the Guerilla Games FPS, Killzone 2 and while there was a fair share of first-person shooters on the PS3 already, few could match Killzone’s astounding visuals and intense combat. Fast forward two years and the FPS landscape on Sony’s system has developed quite a bit.
Conclusion: Ask us if we can remember what happened in Killzone 3 and we'll reply "No." Ask us whether we had a good time playing it and you'll get a resounding "Hell yes!" Killzone 3 is one of those games that delivers an enjoyable movie-like experience that grabs the player by the throat and takes them for one hell of ride.
Summary: Killzone 3 counters a lackluster story and disappointing multiplayer mode with stunning visuals and great FPS action, resulting in a solid follow up to 2009’s Killzone 2 . Although Killzone 3 doesn’t quite pack the same punch as its predecessor, it further establishes the franchise amongst the top of FPS games.
Pros: We get to pick up right where, Bigger, more detailed levels, Gorgeous lighting and textures, Realistic ambient effects, Masterful surround sound implementation, Good responsiveness, Very satisfying shooter combat, Non-stop action keeps you on your toes, Fun, class-based abilities, Constant patches seek to improve multiplayer shortcomings, Good length single player campaign
Cons: Very thin story with little correlation between cut scenes and in-game proceedings, Score and in-game music are forgettable, Unintuitive button lay-out, Annoying cover mechanic, Poor balancing, Nondescript level design, Very bare-bones interface, Overall difficulty is a bit too easy