First online review of Killzone 2 awards game 4 out of 5 [Update]

Sunday, 11th January 2009 23:36 GMT By Mike


Swedish site GP has published what appears to be the first online review of Killzone 2, and has awarded the game 4 out of 5.

The reviewer sums things up thus:

[Translated from Swedish] The controls are good and the environments feel natural, raw and uncouth and that’s where Killzone 2 succeeds compared to many other shooters; it feels more personal, it’s easier to identify with your character and to feel connected with your teammates. Co-op is noticeably missing, which is odd, and Killzone 2 isn’t doing much new with the genre but it is great enough to succeed without launching for the Christmas Sales Period.

Killzone 2 is released exclusively on PlayStation 3 at the end of February.

Thanks, disc.

Update: The review has now been removed due to what is thought to be a breach of embargo.

By Mike Bowden



  1. theevilaires

    co-op online isn’t that important. show me another game on consoles with these specs and then complain about online co-op….though it still would have been nice :(

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Tonka

    OMG, the PS3 really is shit, isn’t it?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    You’re a retard tonka, go troll some place else.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Why is it the first online reviews of anything big always come from some unknown site within mainland Europe and always score the game lower than the internet wants it to? :-D

    #4 6 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    It’s an incredibly deep and thoughtful review too. All 3 paragraphs of it… It also looks like it’s a TV/Film website. So possibly about as trustworthy as a UK mainstream press review.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. that_happy_cat

    I think I just heard the sound of a Scandinavian PR manager getting bitch slapped. It was faint but…

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Kermit666

    This is a local newspaper in Gothenburg, Sweden. It’s not exactly known for it’s gaming reviews.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. mykem

    Other review by Gothenborg Post (GP):

    GoW2- 4/5
    GTAIV – 3/5
    Left 4 Dead – 3/5
    Call of Duty: World at War – 4/5
    Prof. Layton – 4/5
    LittleBigPlanet – 5/5

    #8 6 years ago
  9. SticKboy

    4/5? FLOP!

    Also, theevilaires smells of wee.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Alakratt

    The videogaming247 staff must be celebrating since it isn’t a perfect score…Let’s see if they post the first perfect-score review. Please guys, hide your preferences at least for this game, please…

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Bleak Harvest

    Okay Alakratt, I’m a PS3 owner and find all your fanboyish comments extremely annoying. This is only news worthy in that it is the first scored review from ANYONE, to my knowledge. The credibility of that website has nothing to do with VG247, they’re just reporting. So, if you feel insecure because of your purchase, please keep it to yourself and stop making the rest of us look as moronic as you (or Tonka, for that matter).

    Thanks for the link, guys.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Gamoc

    Well said, Bleak Harvest.

    Coming from a PS3-only owner. Who used to write for VG247. And may well do again.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    SticKboy said:

    January 12th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    4/5? FLOP!

    Also, theevilaires smells of wee.

    poor sad kid he’s still playing the original xbox looking on from the side lines while sucking 360fagboys off. stickboy how did you ever come up with that screen name hummmm? :)

    #13 6 years ago
  14. SticKboy


    #14 6 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    and you wonder why the school system is failing look up isuckms-stick-boy and find out

    #15 6 years ago
  16. g00nerz

    It’s gone now. Must have broken a review embargo or sumfink. Either that or their server couldn’t handle the entire internet having a goosy at their website at the same time.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Soong

    theevilaires is a WEE-WEE HEAD! LOL

    #17 6 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    stickboy/soong…? hummmm?

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Soong


    #19 6 years ago
  20. ashers2ashers

    The previous reviews given by the Gothenborg Post sound alright to me. Especially the 3/5 for GTA IV when most other critics gave severely overrated it as we all know

    #20 6 years ago

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