Killzone: Shadow Fall PS4 reviews begin, get all the scores here

Wednesday, 13th November 2013 14:05 GMT By Dave Cook

Killzone: Shadow Fall reviews have started, leading up to the launch of PS4 in the States this Friday. We’re posting all of the scores as they drop here.

The numbers follow our big gallery of Killzone: Shadow Fall review screens, and Stace’s own appraisal of the game and the PS4 itself. Hit the links to see both articles.

Guerrilla Games’ shooter is out this Friday, November 15 in North America, then November 29 across the UK and Europe.

The scores are as follows:

Destructoid – 9
Eurogamer – 7
Polygon – 5
IGN – 8
OPM – 8
CVG – No score
Game Informer – No score
GameReactor – 8 – 8
Toronto Sun – 3.5/5
Kotaku – “No”
Gamespot – 7
Gametrailers – 8.8



  1. KineticCalvaria

    #1 11 months ago
  2. gswat85

    Poor AI on everything I’ve read….crappy launch for ps4

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Dragon

    This should be interesting…

    #3 11 months ago
  4. Rockstar Vienna


    #4 11 months ago
  5. Hcw87

    Great console, shitty games. Still keeping my preorder though.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. dontbescaredhomie92

    So the only exclusive AAA offering is a mediocre, clunky shooter, just goes to show graphics don’t make the game.

    #6 11 months ago
  7. mistermogul

    @5 – Exactly. I’m in it for the long haul, not just launch month!

    #7 11 months ago
  8. TrickyAudio

    ^ Welcome to the first year of next gen.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. lhurley

    8/10 from OPM UK. Full review here, not just the video:

    #9 11 months ago
  10. polygem

    @5: same here…

    …but i wont buy many games or peripherals for it. i have finally decided: naked ps3 and controller, killzone shadow fall, resogun, contrast, soundshapes (already bought that on vita but haven’t played it much yet-it’s good though), warframe, blacklight, zelda link between worlds, mario 3d world…not too shabby. looking forward to my winter gaming.

    #10 11 months ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    @9 – Cheers.

    #11 11 months ago
  12. Fin

    I’m impressed by the no scores, shows some maturity.

    #12 11 months ago
  13. Max Payne

    Gametrailers 8.8

    #13 11 months ago
  14. DrDamn

    KZ seems to be what I expected it to be (very pretty, nothing new gameplay wise but a decent SP campaign). Happy with that.

    #14 11 months ago
  15. Legendaryboss

    Only two “bad scores” and the rest are okay it ain’t no Knack nor is it reaching Killzone 2 levels.

    #15 11 months ago
  16. polygem

    @14: yep. same here. nothing wrong with that. i think it’s good value. th mp looks fun too. it’ll have free dlc maps as well. looks like a solid launch game to me.

    #16 11 months ago
  17. jomac3db

    I’m happy with it too DRDAMN

    #17 11 months ago
  18. Arcnail

    @12 agreed…

    #18 11 months ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    I played this a few weeks ago at Sony HQ in London on a 4k screen. It was only 10 minutes, so I couldn’t gauge the game itself, but the graphics were honestly nuts. Very pretty.

    #19 11 months ago
  20. Erthazus

    I saw crappy AI from a mile even without playing it. How Guerrilla is going to make new iP with technical problems at launch?

    I said long time ago and I’m saying it again. Guerrilla games should go away and they could invest more time in inFamous:SS that was delayed with people that made this game.

    #20 11 months ago
  21. DrDamn

    On the AI point I have to wonder how many reviewers played it on the non-regular difficulty level? They wouldn’t actually have had time to play it through more than once would they?

    #21 11 months ago
  22. Erthazus

    Gameplay is also not it’s strong points.

    In general they made Crysis gameplay but without a suit. But that’s the whole point of a Crysis game where you have a suit with a tons of abilities and a lot of choices on the battlefield. In Killzone you have bad AI, no abilities at all (except for stupid flying thing that AI does not want to kill for SOME reason.)

    and as a launch game for a next gen game, graphics are not there. Infamous:SS which is an open world game looks much better from a smaller studio. Shame it is delayed. These guys could help them with the assets.

    #22 11 months ago
  23. DrDamn

    Infamous:SS was never a launch game and therefore never delayed.

    #23 11 months ago
  24. monkeygourmet


    Infamous SS would have really helped out.

    Im quite happy to wait now i’ve seen the (unfortunatly predictable) scores for the launch exclusives come in.

    #24 11 months ago
  25. game_on

    Guerrilla Games used to be a Dutch company, so this must be good. And cheap.

    #25 11 months ago
  26. fihar

    They were competent enough to do Botzone in KZ3, so I know for a fact that they know how to program an AI.
    It’s a bit weird that they messed up now of all time, considering how important this could be.

    Just goes to show how rushed this console launch was I suppose. A couple more months and that co-op mode wouldn’t even need to be made as DLC.

    #26 11 months ago
  27. Erthazus

    @23, It was a launch game in theory. It was said at the first event. But then the later date they gave to Second Son.

    #27 11 months ago
  28. DrDamn

    See my comment @21 – normal mode on games is getting easier and easier. Not that I complain as that’s about my level with my ageing reactions :).

    #28 11 months ago
  29. Phoenixblight


    It was never said at the launch event that Infamous was a launch title. Launch window, yes. Launch title, no.

    #29 11 months ago
  30. DrDamn

    Show me where they said it was a launch game.

    #30 11 months ago
  31. monkeygourmet

    ^ Now now, lets not get bogged down in semantics!

    Launch title or not, ISS would have helped this decidedly average showing! :)

    Your basically buying into ‘what is to come’ when it comes to exclusives with both of the next gen machines.

    There is barely a ‘killer app’ between both machines.

    #31 11 months ago
  32. DrDamn

    Absolutely – the previews coming out of the event this week were glowing. Just pointing out it wasn’t delayed.

    #32 11 months ago
  33. monkeygourmet


    Have they already shown new game previews? I thought that was tommorow?

    #33 11 months ago
  34. Phoenixblight


    Right. Why else would anyone get a console at launch other than for what is to come? I got it for ISS, whatever Santa Monica and Naughty Dog have in the oven.

    #34 11 months ago
  35. monkeygourmet


    The PS4 is more attractive in that situation (price), Xbone has more(better?) exclusives but it’s price point puts it out of that territory IMO.

    For £429 it has to kill it on launch, and the games sofar seem okay at best.

    Ironically the Wii U had quite a varied launch line up in some respects (Just nothing else for about 8 months! ;))

    Both PS4 / Xbone have been saved somewhat by the multiplats.

    #35 11 months ago
  36. Phoenixblight


    The WiiU definitely looks enticing now especially with Mario and DK but I will wait another year when hopefully a new Zelda comes out along with a price drop.

    #36 11 months ago
  37. DrDamn


    “Both PS4 / Xbone have been saved somewhat by the multiplats.”

    This. Best selling titles beyond Forza and KZ will be third party from the rest of the top 5 or more.

    #37 11 months ago
  38. polygem

    only problem for me personally…the third party games that are available do not interest me much. i’m tired if cod bf and i am not a fan of the asscreed games. i don’t play sports games either. i wish there would be at least a game in the dimension of skyrim or at least a diablo ps 4 port. but well, it is what it is, i have a ps+ sub already, will pick up killzone and then mario and zelda. that will keep me busy for a while.

    #38 11 months ago
  39. SameeR_Fisher

    I’d like to say something, I am not that big of a fan of Killzone, but truth be told Shadow Fall is my kinda of game, I love everything that was shown and I could care less about the reviews.

    Heck some of my most favorite games got low reviews, Darksiders franchise, Castlevania Lords of Shadow, Batman Arkham Origins, among others.

    So seriously check the game there are tons of footage around, then decide for yourself if the game is worth it or not, simple as that, and this isn’t just about Killzone and the PS4, NO, sames goes to Ryse Son of Rome and Xbone, heck any title.

    #39 11 months ago
  40. Nephilimator

    hahah xbone

    #40 11 months ago
  41. SplatteredHouse
    Revision 3 Games: 3/5

    #41 11 months ago
  42. POOhead

    dont get why people are surprised by this, all sony games get a mixed bag of reviews

    #42 11 months ago
  43. Legendaryboss

    Nice controversial contribution.

    #43 11 months ago
  44. POOhead

    Because “Only two “bad scores” and the rest are okay it ain’t no Knack nor is it reaching Killzone 2 levels.” was lol


    #44 11 months ago
  45. Legendaryboss


    #45 11 months ago
  46. Playmaker

    @40 there is necrofiliace lol. Halo killer lol lolllllolol this game sux. Linear gameplay hahah. Look at he all time sales figures for KZ = nada. Necrofiliac u eat what shu shoots out butt

    #46 11 months ago
  47. redwood

    well. I personally liked Kz 2 but kz 3 was certainly not at par with it. Will definitely be checking out k:SF when i get my ps4.

    also that kotaku review is bollocks!!!. It clearly shows the reviewer’s bias towards KZ or +bias towards that heap of crap called cod. I saw the COD ghosts review and it got a not yet! and kz gets a NO.. for exactly what?

    #47 11 months ago

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