How did the game fare? We've compiled a list for you to see:
Eurogamer - 9/10.
Taken as a whole, Killzone 2 doesn't initially seem to offer enough to justify the superlatives that have been dutifully set aside by the PS3 faithful. Despite the often-stunning graphics, it's often derivative of other titles and doesn't - on the surface - seem to have much that distinguishes it from the herd.
It's deceptive though. 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.
Eurogamer.es - 10/10.
Eurogamer.pt - 10/10.</blockquote>
Swedish GameReactor - 10/10.
Rough translation: This is just so monumental powerful, so dramatic and so beautiful too super cool. Buy it. Play it. And be captivated by the heaviest and most vicious war in video game history.</blockquote>
Spanish Meristation - 9.5/10.
What we like
- Technically the best in any console
- Great story, specially the awesome ending
- Inmersive, you won't forget your first play through
- Fun multiplayer, with plenty of variations, will never get old
- Enemy AI, level design, physics, encounters planning... delicious.
- Offline skirmish mode for those who are not online
- Great Spanish localisation, with Dutch accent dubbing (????)
What we don't like
- Yes, you knew it... it doesn't have a co-op mode
- Campaign mode a bit on the short side
- Friendly AI needs some tweaking.</blockquote>
IGN UK - 9.4/10.
Killzone 2 is only a short month away from hitting shelves, but the game will definitely be worth the wait. The single-player experience is a truly enjoyable campaign across the Helghast home world that will test your skills, particularly on the higher difficulty levels, and the game simply looks phenomenal for a console shooter. But perhaps the strongest segment of the game is the extremely deep multiplayer, which gives seven basic classes with which you can create your own customized super-soldier after performing your class-specific duties. Not only did Guerrilla achieve a milestone of delivering a great exclusive title for Sony's PS3, it delivered one of the better shooters to come along in a long time. Get your hands on this game.
Vandal.net - 9.6/10.
Killzone 2 complies to the high expectations and becomes one of the indispensable for Playstation 3.</blockquote>
PSLife.net - 9.5/10.
Rough translation: That alone to Killzone 2 live up to the visual expectations are incredibly impressive that the game is so much more than just an incredibly beautiful game, but also offers an entertaining singleplayerdel, a deep and tactical multiplayerdel and a gameplay that takes all the best from the best games in this generation and create a unique gaming experience is something you can not have nothing but respect for. <span class="google-src-text" style="direction: ltr; text-align: left;">Killzone 2 leverer på det grafiske og formår at imponere på alle andre punkter, og det skaber en af de titler, der er med til at definere Playstation 3 som en konsol. Killzone 2 delivers on the graphic and manages to impress on all other items and creates one of the titles, which helps to define as a Playstation 3 console.</span></blockquote>
Gamepro (Spain) Video Review - 10/10.
<span onmouseover="_tipon(this)" onmouseout="_tipoff()">IGN AU<strong> - 9.0/10.
End line, Killzone 2 is, by IGN's definition, outstanding. It is consistent in every respect and is testament to the talents of the developer as well as the power of the PS3 in the hands of a team that knows how to use the hardware - and who have the full support of Sony behind them. In the same stroke, it is not the be all and end all of console shooters, or even shooters on the PS3 - but if you've read this far and you're one of the Killzone devout, you probably won't care anyway. You can rest easy knowing it was ultimately worth the wait.</blockquote>
- Official Playstation Magazine US: 5/5.
It's true that Killzone 2 is filled with moments that can handily be described as inspiring awe. Each scene is incredibly well detailed, from the gaps in jerry-rigged cover points letting you sneak in a killing headshot to scarred and scratched textures, the planet feels entirely believeable... Without a doubt Killzone fans, action and shooter fans of any stripe will instantly tag this sequel as a powerful contender for best game of 2009.
- MEGamers: 9.9. (it's on MetaCritic so I'm counting it but I recommend taking this site with a pinch of salt).
Killzone 2s secret ingredient is the fluidity in gameplay that we have come to enjoy more than its graphical prowess or jaw-dropping visuals. And thats what games have always been about... We're surprised to see Killzone 2 blows our expectations out of the water with a memorable SP campaign and a stellar MP component. To put it short, this game makes "Gears of War 2" look like a high school attempt at gaming and that is a HUGE compliment!
- Gameplay Magazine (Croatia): 20/20.<em>
(rough translation) </em>When compared to all other console titles - while on PC Crysis remains only true competitor regarding graphics - Killzone 2 takes every of it's moment to justify it is the first true and pure Next-Gen title in every mean imaginable.
- 576Kbyte Magazine (Hungary): 9.7<em>.
Killzone 2 is one of the most gorgeous and atmospheric FPS ever released, surprassing easily everything the PS3 has to offer. It's easily one of the best games of 2009. What will happen with the franchise in the future? We hope that it will be successful, reaching heights of happines never reached before and bringing a real conclusion to the unfinished saga. When and how it will happen? Only God knows - he likes to be called Guerilla Games nowdays.</em>
- Official Playstation Magazine Australia - 10/10.
Killzone 2 lives up to the hype and should stop the naysayers saying "nay". The campaign is full of surprises and delivers a good narrative, showing the Helghast as more than just cartoony super villains. Just superb.
- Official Playstation Magazine UK: 9/10.
- Maxim Magazine: 3.5/5.
Total reviews so far: 15.
Average review score so far: 94.4.