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One of the best of the PS2 has to offer
on 18 July 2005
I initially ignored Killzone when it was released, owing to some fairly mixed reviews, and only picked it up recently after seeing the Killzone video at 2005's E3. Having had a chance to play the game however I could certainly recommend it as a great PS2 shooter. The environments are gorgeous, the combat and weaponary sufficiently pleasing and the atmosphere spot on.
The game pushes the PS2 to its absolute limits which is evident in almost every single aspect of the game. The AI of the Helghast is refreshing in that they simply don't just run into your gun fire and will only charge you if forced out of hiding or rush you with a partner.
The game is not without it's flaws - You'll hear your team repeat the same phrases an immeasurable number of times, and it's possible to get stuck in parts of the environment (this has only happened to me twice however). Some texture breakout can also be seen in more complicated scenes.
Whilst Killzone may not be all that the media hyped it up to be, it is certainly a better game than most would believe. It is worth a purchase even just for a taste of what Killzone 2 may offer on the PS3.