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Eurogamer Killzone 2 review – it’s a 9 [Update]

Thursday, 29 January 2009 17:02 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Update: IGN’s given it 9.4.

Update 2: More scores:

Eurogamer’s gone live with its Killzone 2 review, giving the game 9/10.

Snip:

This is a methodical shooter that makes few concessions to those not already interested in its single-minded approach to cover-based military action. I’ve compared it to Rainbow Six in the past, but it also calls to mind F.E.A.R, another tough tactical effort that was often misunderstood by those expecting a frag-happy spook hunt. Killzone 2 is a taut and muscular game, a shooter that gives back more than you put in, provided you have the intestinal fortitude. It may take its time revealing its true depths and pleasures, but the journey is well worth taking. Between Killzone 2′s unforgiving grit and Resistance 2′s alien-bursting excess, the PS3 finally has both ends of the shooter spectrum covered in grand style.

We’ll bring you more scores as they come up. Game’s out later this month.

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68 Comments

  1. Psychotext

    Just finished reading it and I think on the whole Dan was the right man for the job. Great review.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    From what I’ve been told it’s bang on the money. Very much looking forward to playing it.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. No_PUDding

    Am not reading any reviews….

    Major blackout. Do not want to see the Gamersyde vids either.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. phatb0y

    One of the better reviews I’ve seen for it.

    Everything else I’ve read has been a little too gushing to be taken seriously.

    9 is good. And its guaranteed one hell of a tardstorm in the comments section.

    Go go gadget pre-order!

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    IGN review? Not such an exclusive deal EG had then…

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    There’s loads of reviews showing up for it… so no, it doesn’t appear to be an EG exclusive.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Slyjss

    It seems Eurogamer had the exclusive in UK, Eurogamer in the USA, and no restrictions in the rest of the world. For example, in Spain a lot of webs have reviewed it, including Eurogamer.es: http://www.eurogamer.es/articles/killzone-2-analisis-review_1

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Slyjss

    Sorry, I meant IGN in the USA

    #8 6 years ago
  9. patlike

    Ja. It was regional exclusives, apparently.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Syrok

    Heh, regional exclusives on the world wide web. Fantastique idea! ^^

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    Technically that means that Sony can ask any other site in those ‘regions’ to take down their reviews till feb 2nd. its a decent deal they cut really.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. fearmonkey

    Glad to see it getting good scores. The dev must have been under alot of pressure to deliver an awesome game, and i’m glad they achieved it.
    If I had a PS3, which I may get one day, I’d like to try it.
    Didn’t read the reviews, but is it a 1080p game?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. TimClark

    Oh, now *everyone* likes it…

    #13 6 years ago
  14. patlike

    Heh.

    Just added some more scores.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Michael O'Connor

    How the hell does one take a review seriously when it was a paid for exclusive? Do they actually think people are they stupid?

    What next, honest reviews in “official” format magazines?

    I’ll wait until someone not paid by the publishers to review it.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Syrok

    @Tim: I still don’t care. :)

    #16 6 years ago
  17. TimClark

    I should probably have put a concessionary :) in case people read that the wrong way.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. TimClark

    Sigh, too late…

    What’s your take Pat? You must have code now. (And the suitcase of used twenties, obviously.)

    #18 6 years ago
  19. patlike

    I still haven’t played it, to be honest. I spoke to Tom earlier and he said he’d played through half of it and couldn’t fault anything Dan said in the EG review. From what I saw at EE it looked technically outstanding. If everyone says “9″ I have no reason to doubt them, frankly.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. patlike

    Just added some more.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. No_PUDding

    Fuckign spoilers everywhere :( :( :(

    I’d dock a point for Sony’s shtting amrketing showming me the game before I play it.

    Well… Not really I guess.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Redh3lix

    @ Fearmonkey “but is it a 1080p game?”

    Apparently it “upscales” the game (if on an HD TV) to 1080. 1080 isn’t the games natural resolution though as far as I know.

    The beta was fan-dabby-dozy, so I suspect the full game will be fantastic.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    Yeah, they advise 720p but it is capable of upscaling internally so you don’t have to rely on whatever shitty scaler is in your TV.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Retroid

    I can’t believe anyone was actually thinking this would be a 1080p game! :D

    Considering pre-ordering this now.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Gamoc

    Michael: You’re full of shit. Exclusive and official does not equal biased.

    This…is outstanding. I’ll have to get this game.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. No_PUDding

    It is also good for 1080i, apparently.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Whizzo

    I can’t believe anyone was actually thinking this would be a 1080p game! You mean there’s not another 256 meg of video RAM on the BR? How lame! ;-)

    It was easily the most impressive thing being played at EG Expo, I’d like to have had a go but unsurprisingly it was rather popular.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Robo_1

    I’m counting the days for this one. Loved the first game and the PSP version, I’m really pleased (and relieved) to see Guerilla have delivered.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Quiiick

    Yeah, me too! Loved the first one (despite all the bad press) and will definitely buy Killzone 2.
    But I will miss the replays with different characters which made the first Killzone so great.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    I watched the cutscenes from the first game yesterday. Nothing too complicated obviously, but at least I have an idea of what’s supposed to be going on.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. theevilaires

    well well well, lookey lookey, what do we have here. i see a lot of beautiful people in this crowd today.over here we have the faithful crowd who never doubted the killzone devs,good evening people.and here we have the “on the fence” people who have to see to believe, nice of you to join us.And omg who is that hiding in the back now pretending to be among the hopefuls…??? why its yours truly, the one and only xbot troll…..______________,give him a round of applause people :P

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    Don’t do it TEA. See the discussions from today? Yeah, all good natured and well reasoned… until you arrived.

    Which is unsurprising really.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. No_PUDding

    Ahhh that’s who you meant by TEA…

    Yeah he can be a pain in the ass.

    TEA, let me be the PS3 fanboy. I’ve won awards for it you know.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. theevilaires

    hey i didn’t offend any one by name. i left that up to other peoples choice…but take a guess who’d i choose to go on that blank line :P

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    Ha… I didn’t actually read your post (I try not to for the sake of my health) but I knew what you’d be going on about.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. theevilaires

    no no pud-ding its my turn dammit, vg247 isn’t paying me to pos…. umm i mean stop being greedy :P

    #36 6 years ago
  37. theevilaires

    you got me psycho_______ bang bang you got me but i do like how you jumped to my post and commented to me without me ever mentioning your name? ohhh thats right you have no life,moving along

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    A few of us were discussing when you’d turn up and spout your usual bullshit. I actually lost the bet on when you’d arrive though. :(

    #38 6 years ago
  39. theevilaires

    so you and the rest of the village people are taking bets on me? i’m flattered but let me guess since you lost you’ll be receiving instead of giving? :P

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    Ahh… another gay quip. Is there no end to your witty repertoire?

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Cort

    Can people PLEASE stop responding to ANY of theevilaires’ posts?

    That would help.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. theevilaires

    i don’t know,do you not have to squint your eyes to see your willy…then you have your answer

    #42 6 years ago
  43. theevilaires

    cort you’re being a party pooper…. killzone rocks by the way

    #43 6 years ago
  44. No_PUDding

    Cort, the reaso we speak to him is becuase he’s so wildly entertaining.

    No Psychotext there is no end. He’s clearly a genius.

    Anyway, I just keep on seeing fuckign spoilers for this game. Wish people would keep their footage in their pants, and let me not have to see it.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. theevilaires

    so you’ve seen his willy…now thats just wrong :( killzone is great btw :P can’t wait

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Psychotext

    A genius you say? Perhaps a savant?

    #46 6 years ago
  47. No_PUDding

    Yeah… willyology.

    But his concepts were way before his time.

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Psychotext

    :D

    #48 6 years ago
  49. theevilaires

    killzone2 people….like hello stay on topic :P

    #49 6 years ago
  50. No_PUDding

    Well you know you so much about willy’s, so it’s fair you found it difficult to stay on topic.

    We’ll just talk about Killzone 2 while you think about them.

    #50 6 years ago
  51. Psychotext

    I’m trying to talk about Killzone 2, but it’s hard not for me to spout my filthy fanboy lies and oppress the harmless PS3 owners here. :(

    I’m so green with envy you see, because I’m poor and I can’t afford one. >:(

    #51 6 years ago
  52. No_PUDding

    theevilaires the savant.

    Psychotext the peasant.

    #52 6 years ago
  53. theevilaires

    lol you two are on a roll today and by roll i don’t mean each others balls…really i don’t. keep up the effort make us laugh boys. oh i forgot killzone 2 is awesome

    #53 6 years ago
  54. Psychotext

    I can’t any more. The shelter turns the power off at midnight. :(

    #54 6 years ago
  55. No_PUDding

    Haha….

    I don’t know if we should laugh looking into the near future.

    Anyway, for February, all I have to worry about is Killzone 2.

    #55 6 years ago
  56. theevilaires

    great its midnight hey everyone lets talk behind psychobitch back about how much of a xbot homo he is :P shit keep forgetting killzone 2 ftw (have to stay on topic)

    #56 6 years ago
  57. SticKboy

    Only nine out of ten?

    FLOP!

    OMG, PS3 exclusives really are shit, aren’t they…

    #57 6 years ago
  58. No_PUDding

    You’re right Stickboy, lets see if Infamous will be the saviour of the PS3 instead.

    This game is shit.

    #58 6 years ago
  59. Gamoc

    theevilaires; you’re stupid.

    Anyway, as I’ve said. I must get this game. I must.

    #59 6 years ago
  60. Michael O'Connor

    “Michael: You’re full of shit. Exclusive and official does not equal biased.”

    You’re kidding, right? A review on a site that made contractual deals with the very developers themselves to promote a game is… unbiased?

    Right.

    #60 6 years ago
  61. DrDamn

    @Michael
    The review was done and scored before the exclusive deal was made.

    #61 6 years ago
  62. Gamoc

    Michael, you’re paranoid and very untrusting. It saddens me.

    #62 6 years ago
  63. theevilaires

    #
    Gamoc said:

    January 30th, 2009 at 2:20 am

    theevilaires; you’re stupid.

    Anyway, as I’ve said. I must get this game. I must.

    oh yea ?

    #63 6 years ago
  64. Gamoc

    Yeah.

    #64 6 years ago
  65. No_PUDding

    Well, I’d usually agree about official soruces, but having played the first Motorstorm extensively… I dunno how it got that score.

    OR how Warhawk got it’s score.

    But yeah EXCLUSIVE reviews are always dodgy.

    #65 6 years ago
  66. theevilaires

    #
    Gamoc said:

    January 31st, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Yeah.

    oh really

    #66 6 years ago
  67. XDamage

    There is quite a commotion going on in the Norwegian game community after the country’s biggest gaming site Gamer.no posted a rather negative 6/10 review of Killzone 2 yesterday morning.

    It contained obvious flame-bait phrases like:
    Title of the review: “The false prophet”

    “Playstations long expected trump card is finally out of the sleeve, and it’s rather a jack than an ace.”

    “To aquire a contender against Microsofts Master Chief has long been a high priority with the Japanese Giant (Sony), well, at least amongst the screaming coir who call themselves Sony-fans.”

    “It holds a high star in the church, and I will soon curse from the pulpit infront of the Playstation-community”

    Well, those sentences pretty much sets the standard for the rest of the review, which contains more mentions of Halo 3 and Gears of War than Killzone 2 itself…

    But that’s not the end of the story. An hour after this review was posted, Edda Media, the media house which owned Gamer.no, kicked the site prematurely out of the network.
    (It was announced the day before that they would separate from the network, but continue to be hosted by Edda Media as long as next week, but now Gamer.no is no more. They were separated because of a seemingly unrelated event, but no details were given.)

    I can’t imagine what would happen if IGN or Eurogamer posted a review like that! :D

    The original review in Norwegian can be found here:
    http://www.tek.no/hvaskaljeghete/artikler/killzone_2/67522

    This is what remains of Gamer.no today:
    http://www.gamer.no

    #67 6 years ago
  68. Norlick

    At this point, getting 9′s and 10′s is kinda expected for KZ2, but originally I expected it to be a failed attempt at meeting the ’05 trailer — Instead it looks really fucking awesome, do want.

    #68 6 years ago

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    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]

  • Here’s an overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

    As new gameplay overview trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, culled from the Active Time Report, stream has been sent over by Square Enix. The video provides a look at the history and environments of the Kingdom of Orience; the 14 memebers of Class Zero; the battle system with customizable magic spells; and the ability […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video gives you a look at the game’s wildlife

    A new video shown by Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata during the latest Active Time Report, contains a look at the game’s wildlife and ecology. You can watch the full stream two hour stream through here, or a smaller clip courtesy of GamesHQMedia below.

  • Lionhead ventures into the free-to-play space with Fable Legends

    Fable Legends will be free-to-play when it launches on PC and Xbox One. According to Lionhead, the one versus four cross-platform title borrows from MOBA games such as Dota 2 and League of Legends as it will contain free, rotating heroes which will be added to a roster for a two week period. Once the […]

  • Win! 5 pairs of tickets to the Call of Duty European Championships

    We have five pairs of tickets to giveaway for the Call of Duty European Championships, taking place in London this weekend. The event takes place this Saturday February 28 and Sunday March 1 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Winners can watch teams will go head to head for a $10,000 prize pot […]

  • Republique Remastered has released on Mac and PC

    Republique Remastered, which was announced earlier this month, is now available for Mac and PC. The game is 20% off through Steam, GOG and the Humble Store for $19.99 until March 4. Thereafter, it will run you $24.99. The Remastered edition contains all five episodes of the game, with 1-3 available now and the remaining […]

  • LA Cops coming to Xbox One in March

    Isometric shooter LA Cops is coming to Xbox One on March 13. Already on Steam Early Access, the game looks like it’s been heavily inspired by Hotline Miami. Walk into a room, open fire, leave bloody puddles in your wake. It’s being published by Team 17. Check out the video below for some 70s cop […]

  • We have $500 of Steam Wallet funds to giveaway!

    We’re giving away 10 Steam Wallet prizes worth $50 each to VG247 readers, courtesy of Bundle Stars. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning $50 Steam credit is to enter your details below. Join the Bundle Stars Steam group for entry in the sweepstake, and gain extra entries for […]

  • Lapsed Final Fantasy 14 players tempted back with 10 day freebie

    Square is offering lapsed FF 14: A Realm Reborn players a chance to come back to the game for 10 days worth of free adventuring. Provided you’ve already bought and registered an account you’ll be able to play free of charge from Feb 27 to March 9. Square wants you to sample the new content […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Sledgehammer looking at “opportunities” to recreate classic Call of Duty maps

    Sledgehammer Games has told VG247 it’s looking at opportunities to recreate classic Call of Duty maps in Advanced Warfare. According to co-founder Michael Condrey, players of the latest Havoc DLC are asking how Exo abilities and verticality can be added to classic franchise maps. “We’re taking a look at some opportunities to really highlight the […]

  • GTA Online reader playlist week 7: and the winner is…

    Stuff was shot. But only one player emerged victorious. GTA Online player e031271 won last night’s VG247 reader playlist, beating myself, Matt and regulars solidorwot and Revolting. Congratulations, Mr e031271. A deserved victory. We play a GTA Online playlist in an open session every Wednesday on PS4, because it’s both funny and fun. Anyone’s welcome […]

  • Leaked screens reveal The Reef as Destiny’s new “social space”

    A handful of leaked Destiny screens seem to confirm that The Reef location will be the new social space in Destiny. The new addition is likely to be revealed as part of the upcoming House of Wolves expansion. Reddit user Megamanexe4 dropped the screens on the site earlier this morning, along with grabs that reveal […]

  • Darksiders creator teases Battle Chasers game

    Joe Madureira, creator of Darksiders, has released art that strongly suggests a Battle Chasers game is in the works. Battle Chasers was a comic book from the late 1990s that suffered notorious production problems between issues and was never finished. Madureira formed Airship Syndicate after the collapse of THQ, where he co-created Darksiders. His latest […]