Killzone 3 Game Review
Review by Euroganer 8/10
As the saturation point looms, the first-person shooter pie has been sliced increasingly thin in recent years. The difference between some games is only a few crumbs wide and players have become connoisseurs almost by default, able to discern the subtle shift in flavours between games that, to the untrained eye, are practically identical. We’ve become fussy gourmands, favouring a Call of Duty or a Medal of Honor based on tiny changes to the recipe.
Review By Gamespot 8.5/10 (Great)
Like its predecessor, Killzone 3 is immediately striking for its gorgeous landscapes and glowing lighting, which provide a hostile, not-quite-familiar backdrop to the heart-pounding first-person firefights that often occur on the planet of Helghan. But to dismiss this sequel as a mere visual showcase would be a disservice to the core action, which maintains the excellence that distinguished Killzone 2. There’s a heft as you move, jump, and shoot that you rarely feel in shooters, but it works for Killzone 3, giving every shot that finds its mark a satisfying sense of impact and keeping you mindful of where you step before you wade into a sea of gunfire. Set-piece battles energize this foundation, mixing up the pace by putting you in a jetpack or inside a lumbering armored suit. It’s unfortunate that not every aspect of the game maintains the same high standard of quality. The storytelling is so awful as to be embarrassing, yet there’s so much more story than before, and its frequent interruptions injure the flow of the single-player campaign.
Review By IGN 8.5/10 (Great)
A lot of games can place you in first person and put a gun in your virtual fingers, but few of them manage to make you feel like you’re in the shoes of a person, that you’re more than just a moving camera.
It’s this idea that separates a run of the mill first-person shooter from what I like to think of as a first-person experience. And Killzone 3, Sony’s latest PlayStation 3 exclusive, is definitely the latter. Every action you do in Killzone is immersive; the combat more intense and savage than other shooters. It’s this design that makes Killzone 3 so engrossing and fun despite its weak story. With the fantastic pacing and set pieces in the campaign, along with the improved, fun multiplayer, Guerilla’s crafted a must own for PS3 shooting enthusiasts.