Update: IGN’s given it 9.4.
Update 2: More scores:
- Jeuxvideo – 17/20
- IGN AU – 9
- Gamereactor Denmark – 9
- Eurogamer Portugal – 10
- Eurogamer Italy – 9
- Eurogamer Spain – 10
Eurogamer’s gone live with its Killzone 2 review, giving the game 9/10.
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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