Edge gives KillZone 2 7/10

Saturday, 7th February 2009 09:57 GMT By Mike


The latest issue of Edge, number 199 to be precise, has given Guerrilla Game’s nuclear-shooter a rather surprising 7/10.

This goes against the grain of the almost perfect scores the game has received so far.

Just what gameplay elements the magazine felt was lacking remains to be seen.

The full list of review scores in the issue are as follows:

  • Killzone 2 – 7
  • FEAR 2: Project Origin – 8
  • Halo Wars – 7
  • Race Pro – 8
  • House of the Dead: Overkill – 8
  • Let’s Tap – 8
  • Deadly Creatures – 5
  • The Maw – 5
  • Lord of the Rings: Conquest – 2
  • Tenchu: Stealth Assassins – 6
  • Crayon Physics Deluxe – 7
  • Flower – 7
  • Boing! Docomodake – 7
  • Klonoa: Door to Phantomile – 6




    Oh dear…

    So they rate FEAR 2 higher than Killzone 2 eh??

    Veeery interesting indeed.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Uh oh.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. jnms

    EDGE went downhill a very long time ago…

    #3 6 years ago
  4. dirigiblebill

    Jesus Christ, they’re going to get lynched. They’re going to get actually properly dragged out and hung up by their short and curlies in the village green.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Theres always one to give a game a lower score then everyone else, no surprise really.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. JesteR

    Good. Killzone 2 is way too hyped.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. dirigiblebill

    True, but scoring it the same as Flower and Halo Wars (much as I love them both) seems rather ridiculous. The single player might warrant 7 at a push, but the multiplayer yanks everything back up the scale.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. odessa

    I by no means hate Killzone, but I love Edge :) N4G will self-destruct!

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Retroid

    /Hearts Edge

    As I’ve often said, the more critical reviews of games are often the most interesting to read, that is if they’re not just slagging off for slagging-off’s sake.

    /Will almost certainly be buying Fear 2, Killzone 2, Flower & Halo Wars

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    UH OH, spagettio.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Walt1

    Well they would, being controversial is their trade mark if every one else had given the game 7 they would of given it 10.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. scuz

    fear 2′s actual game play was bad…the horror sections were beautiful but that’s more walk through horror than game play.

    so that scoring is really interesting

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Sanderson1

    Win some and you lose some I guess. Not too good though.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Michael O'Connor

    “Well they would, being controversial is their trade mark if every one else had given the game 7 they would of given it 10.”

    You never have actually read EDGE, have you?

    EDGE gave perfect scores for Halo 3, The Orange Box, Super Mario Galaxy, and LittleBigPlanet. Four games right there that scores extremely high scores across the board from the entire industry. Popular mainstream games like GTAIV, MGS4 and Dead Space also receive very strong review scores from the magazine.

    So no, “being controversial” isn’t their trademark.

    Lord forbid someone actually have an opinion different from the popular massages. Being the most popular opinion doesn’t make it the truth, or a fact.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Popular massages you say? Tell me more.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. gorman

    If the demo is *anything* to go by… colour me *not* surprised.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. tweakii

    It’s what Edge does best – create controvesy. If you want a good honest review which rates games by fun factor, playability, etc don’t go to Edge – go gametrailers, or get an average feel from the majority of professional reviews by the other review sites. Edge are simply up their own ass, if another Mario came out they would simply give it a 10 regardless of shiteness. Thanks to them 4 years ago I bought some right shite games and have never trusted them since. Flower gets a 7 next to Kilzone 2?! And FEAR 2 is ok but I’d suggest gamers to spend their good cash on Killzone 2… or at least try the demos yourself.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. rainer

    After playing the demo I’d say they are right on the mark, great visuals do not equal the perfect video game.

    That doesn’t meat KZ2 is tripe its just another run of the mill shooter with great graphics just like Crysis was.

    Monoliths track record with FPS’s is also far better than Guerrillas so FEAR2 may not pack a visual punch but its probably just more fun which is why it got a better score.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. reask

    Wow 7 is bad. :)

    #19 6 years ago
  20. reask

    Sorry that was supposed to be a frown. unable to edit sorry. :(

    #20 6 years ago
  21. last1raven

    well no game is perfect, but this one sure comes close for its genre. to those of you who think the demo is what the game is going to be like, your wrong, Killzone 2 has already gone gold and a demo couldnt have been taken from that. The demo is probably from last years E3 but now just available to the public, the final build is 10x better, i guarantee it. It’s a game to get used to since its different from other FPSs in a way. Cover system is excellent in the demo, and the controls are good, COD controls arent the only controls for every FPS. If EDGE played killzone 2 like COD, then i can see why its a 7. But for any other reason is beyond me.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. No_PUDding

    I can’t wait to play the full game.

    But… Fear 2 better? No.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. No_PUDding

    Maybe Killzone 2 needed a gimmick for EDGE to be impressed. Who knows, but it really puts the dampers on my hype for it, so thanks a lot.

    Whatever, I’ll judge it for myself.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. tommccrossin

    edge also gave mgs4 an 8. i’d say they love the 360s a bit

    #24 6 years ago
  25. No_PUDding

    You know people are only human, you can’t expect everyone to be superhumanly impartial. But yeah, I wouldn’t give MGS4 an 8. Haven’t played Killzone 2 yet, which is why it kills the hype.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Tejstar

    After playing both demos, I found FEAR 2 more enjoyable. Will be buying both though.

    Can’t understand why everyone is getting into a pickle, it is their opinion after all. They don’t have to conform to consensus.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. No_PUDding


    I guess I can just wait and play it for myself. It does kill the hype though, which I was quite happily indulging in.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Bleak Harvest

    Haha, OH Edge.

    Published Troll Extraordinaire! This won’t end well.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. No_PUDding

    Dunno if it’s the ‘wife beaters’ (Stella’s) or just generally bad reading, but I thought you were Blerk for a second.

    And no chav jokes please. I drank a couple of Stella’s since it’s all we have.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Sanderson1

    “Killzone 2 has the technology and spectacle; FEAR 2 has class, direction and a mischievous sense of humour – and technology and spectacle. It doesn’t have that Hollywood shine or as modern a grasp of mp, perhaps, but it does have something infinitely more important. It has fun.”

    That is a doozy, wow.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Gekidami

    I hope we get a demo of that version of FEAR 2 rather then the crappy, horrid looking thing already released.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. No_PUDding

    I agree Gekidami.

    I gotta nsay, I found Killzone 2 DEMO really fun, and apparently that’s the least interesting and most scripted part.

    Maybe they only played the first level….

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    Why do you sound so concerned Pud? You enjoyed the demo, there’s obviously lots of good reviews out there… there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll enjoy the full game.

    Unless of course the demo didn’t convince you as much as you’re letting on. ;)

    #33 6 years ago
  34. No_PUDding

    I said, it ruined the hype.

    I just don’t understand the discrepancy.

    Will the rest of the game be reviewed on hype, or is it actually the 9/10′s it’s been receiving?

    The demo is not an extensive enoguh marker to make a judgement on the whole game for me. Reviews fill in the gaps.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    It’s a 7, tons of really good games have got Edge 7′s. If that’s as bad as it scores when hype is taken out of the picture then it’s clear that it’s still a good game.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. No_PUDding

    Although, I know what you want to hear. The only thing the demo disappointed me with, was graphics.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. No_PUDding

    Nah, with FEAR 2 scoring an 8. And the state of that demo.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    I wasn’t wanting to hear anything… I was genuinely curious.

    #38 6 years ago
  39. No_PUDding

    Oh well then, genuinely the review has me worried.

    Especially since I haven’t read it. All I know is the number. If they are just cross with it being a shooter without a gimmick, then I don’t care as much.

    If there is glitches and other details other reviews glossed over, then I am worried.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    Scans are here:

    But as I understand it you’re on a blackout so that probably wont help. :D

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Psychotext

    Well… I just posted a link to the review (a pic at least) but the comment monster ate it.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. No_PUDding

    Yeah.. links aren’t allowed here for some reason….

    I’ll find it if it’s out there.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. JonFE

    No_PUDding, the truth is out there ;)

    There’s a thread on the EG forum discussing these scores where you can learn what they said about KZ2…

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Michael O'Connor

    Gotta love the constant accusations and opinions not based on fact.

    “if another Mario came out they would simply give it a 10 regardless of shiteness.”

    EDGE have rated many of the gimmicky Mario games quite poorly, the most recent example being Mario Kart on the Wii. So no, they don’t give Mario games a 10 “regardless of shiteness”

    “Flower gets a 7 next to Kilzone 2?!”

    Yeah, imagine them liking a charming, relaxing game over a first person shooter. HOW DARE THEY!

    You do realise that 7 in EDGE = quite a good game with some noticeable flaws but is still quite enjoyable. Wait, you obviously don’t. You’re clearly bred on the outdated attitude the gaming press has where 7 = shit.

    “edge also gave mgs4 an 8. i’d say they love the 360s a bit”

    That’s why they gave LittleBigPlanet a 10, right?

    And how does 8 make them 360 fanboys? An 8 means that the game is extremely good bar some small flaws, which sounds pretty accurate in reference to MGS4.

    “Published Troll Extraordinaire!”

    It’s become increasingly common over the years for the internet to equate anything that makes a critical analysis of a popular product to labelled as “trolling”. And we all know how sensitive the fanboys get when someone doesn’t agree with them.

    #44 6 years ago
  45. tommccrossin

    Michael O Connor go back to jacking off to edge magazines

    #45 6 years ago
  46. ecu

    Edge deserves some defence. It’s one of the few decent publications left, and quite probably the only place left that actually scores on a 1-10 scale. It’s the fact that every other place scores on a 7-10 scale that makes Edge’s reviews seem much harsher, but in reality it’s that every other review is far too generous. The worst part is that the people who complain never actually read the reviews.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. Blerk

    The mag arrived on Saturday and I opened it while we were sitting having lunch. So I’m flicking through and I get to Killzone 2 and start laughing. The missus asks why the review’s funny, and I say it isn’t – I’m just imagining what the internet looks like right now. :-)

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Michael O'Connor

    “Michael O Connor go back to jacking off to edge magazines”

    Why? Because I’m actually using some FACTS that back up my arguments about other people’s ignorant assumptions?

    There’s plenty of reviews that EDGE write which I don’t agree with; games I think were rated too highly, games I think were rated too low, games I enjoyed despite an average score by the magazine.

    What’s *funny* and entertaining about most people’s replies is how they act like the magazine is some sort of try-hard, deliberately controversial magazine because it doesn’t always agree with *their* opinions.

    ecu pretty much hit it on the nail. Most people commenting don’t even seem to realise how EDGE’s score system works, and that 7 is considered a decently polished, quite enjoyable game with a few niggling flaws. And they act like over-defensive fanboys because they assume that means the magazine thinks the game is shit.

    Maybe they should start realising that it’s other magazines with the fucked up scoring system. Any game that scores under 70 in those is assumed to be of unplayable quality, and they seem incapable of understanding why 5 might = average and every above it = good.

    Of course, there’s the fact that most magazines are so reliant on the very industry they’re reviewing for profit that if they ever started being HONEST and CRITICAL, they’d go bankrupt.

    EDGE and GamesTM are the only magazines left on the shelfves that 1) have a mature understanding of the industry, 2) can actually write like professionals.

    #48 6 years ago
  49. Shatner


    #49 6 years ago
  50. tommccrossin

    see this is what happens when you get too attached to a magazine, it manipulates you into defending it on internet blogs with 10 paragraph comments multiple times, when really its just using you for your money. there’s lots of other publications out there Michael O Connor. go on out there and play the field champ.

    #50 6 years ago
  51. theevilaires

    O’Connor you use to be calm and cool. You’re losing your “edge” buddy. :P

    #51 6 years ago

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