Sev! Sev! SEV!
Phwoar, remember Killzone 2? The PlayStation 3 exclusive hit with a bang back in February 2009, and it was the first time Guerrilla Games really blew people away with its mastery of Sony's tech. The Dutch developer would go on to craft the gorgeous Horizon: Zero Dawn on PlayStation 4, but let's just take a moment to remember the...
Sony’s trend of shutting down the servers on first-party games will continue beyond Gravity Rush 2, although Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 have enjoyed longer lifespans than Kat’s sophomore effort. Guerrilla’s confirmed that, from 29th March 2018, you’ll no longer be able to play the classic PlayStation 3 first-person shooters...
We already knew, of course
Long before loot boxes and horse armour, there was a different kind of gaming scandal engaging forum goers: was the Killzone 2 reveal trailer real or not? E3 2005 was a different time for the industry, with Sony’s hubris about to bite it in the buttocks, and the whispers behind-the-scenes were that the PlayStation 3 was...
Old orange eyes
Even though Dutch developer Guerrilla Games is hard at work on PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn, good guy director Herman Hulst has told Game Informer that the studio won't rule out the possibility of producing more Killzone games in the future. Hulst's comments come as no real surprise given the Killzone franchise's...
Killzone: Shadow Fall sure has its critics, but there are things to enjoy about this PlayStation 4 exclusive shooter. And if you haven't got around to the launch title just yet, Sony's discounted it on the European PlayStation Store this week, brining the price of entry down to just £11.99. That's not bad, and with the Season Pass selling...
There's more on the Horizon
Please excuse the terrible by-line pun, but there was no way we were ever going to let that one pass us by. Now, onto proceedings... This year's E3 has been chock full of mega announcements and reveals (Sammy is still not convinced any of it was real,) and while Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4 trailer had us reminiscing of...
Right under our noses
Guerrilla Games, you sly dogs! Much like The Last of Us teaser in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, the Dutch developer stuffed a Horizon: Zero Dawn hint in PlayStation 4 launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall – it's just taken us all this time to notice. One eagle-eyed Twitter user uploaded the embedded video, ensuring to copy...
Law and order
We live in a world where games can be taken to court for their graphics not being good enough, and Killzone: Shadow Fall is one such release. Those of you with sharp memories may recall the Guerrilla Games developed PlayStation 4 exclusive being sued to the tune of $5 million because its multiplayer employed a "temporal upsc
Seeking a resolution
As if Sony’s lawyers haven’t already got their hands full with hack attacks, a judge has ruled that pending litigation regarding the misrepresentation of PlayStation 4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall’s resolution can go to court. Those of you with sharp memories will recall one individual suing the platform holder
It’s been ten years since this fresh faced editor first read about PlayStation 2’s supposed ‘Halo killer’ Killzone in one of the many gaming magazines around at the time. The series hasn’t gone on to become quite the commercial juggernaut that many predicted, but it’s still carved out a sizeable fanbase for itself, with each...
If you need proof that PlayStation 4 launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall is an underrated gem, just look at its post-release support. It seems like we're reporting on some new free downloadable extra every other week. Indeed, it was only a few days ago that we learnt developer
Ten years ago, a little game called Killzone released on the PlayStation 2. The sci-fi shooter was falsely labelled a Halo killer by the media at the time, but despite being forced to stack up against such an iconic brand, the Helghast have waged war on four additional PlayStation formats since, across six critically acclaimed games...
Hig Hig hooray
Guerrilla Games’ next-gen launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall may not have received especially stellar reviews, but it’s still proved a gigantic success for the Dutch developer. Writing on Twitter, the company confirmed that the game has now surpassed three million unique players, which could include used copies, but is still an...
We’re not entirely sure why Sony’s opted to delay the PlayStation TV for a month in Europe, but those of you in North America will be able to wrap your hands around the nifty little microconsole starting from tomorrow. And in order to celebrate that momentous occasion, Guerrilla Cambridge has deployed a timely patch for Killzone:...
You're Kellan us here
Killzone: Shadow Fall may not be the best game on the PlayStation 4, but it undoubtedly ranks among the best looking. It seems that not everyone’s quite so keen on the first-person shooter’s uber-clean depiction of the future, however, as Sony is being sued over the next-gen exclusive’s graphics. Only in America, huh?...
Trump on your targets
While it may not be the most appropriate admission for the editor of a PlayStation site, this particular scribe wiled away many hours acting like an utter idiot in Halo 2. Back then, the only real tool for acts of humiliation was the crouch button – but Killzone: Shadow Fall is taking things to the next level with its...
In the zone
A dedicated co-op component has long been missing in action over the course of the Killzone series' multiple instalments. If you've ever wanted to blow up Helghast with a buddy outside of the franchise's sometimes disappointing campaigns, then you've always had little choice but to team up together for some competitive play – but now,...
Cut price combat
If you’re desperately searching for a new PlayStation 4 title to tide you over until The Last of Us Remastered later in the month, then a heavily discounted Killzone: Shadow Fall may be right up your alley. The title received mixed reviews when it released last year, but we’re big fans of the sci-fi outing’s online component,...
The Killzone franchise has always lacked a dedicated co-op component — something that many Helghast hunters have dreamed of. Thankfully, Killzone: Shadow Fall Intercept, a mode that focuses on four player teamwork, was announced back when the PlayStation 4 title launched, and it's finally got a release date. Launching on the 24th...
Developer inspired by lots of different sources
According to developer Guerrilla Games, the upcoming co-operative Intercept add-on for PlayStation 4 exclusive first-person shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall has drawn inspiration from a variety of different genres, including tower defence. Speaking as part of an interview on the PlayStation Blog, lead...
Studio states the obvious
PlayStation 4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall may have deployed less than six months ago, but Dutch developer Guerrilla Games is already starting to look to the future. In addition to fleshing out the first-person shooter with fresh modes and maps, the first-party outfit is also busy beavering away on a new intellectual...
A small army
As promised earlier this week, developer Guerrilla Games has lifted the curtain on Killzone: Shadow Fall's new multiplayer game mode, and to no one's surprise, the downloadable addition has turned out to be the title's long awaited co-op component. Over on the European PlayStatio
Hig on high
Killzone: Shadow Fall may have a narrative about as engaging as an amateur sci-fi epic conceived on the back of a Starbucks napkin, but its multiplayer remains a real underrated asset. And, as promised yesterday, developer Guerrilla Games is gearing up for a big announcement regarding the online component later this week. We already...
The updates just keep coming
We've said it before, and we'll say it again, Guerrilla Games' post-release support for Killzone: Shadow Fall has been absolutely phenomenal. With a slew of free updates, and a steady stream of tweaks and upgrades, the team has been rig
More free maps on the way
While Killzone: Shadow Fall's online component may not have the largest following in the world, developer Guerrilla Games has remained admirably faithful to the PlayStation 4 exclusive's multiplayer mode. Indeed, the Amsterdam-based studio has released a slew of free maps, as well as a constant stream of updates to the...
If you’re the kind of Killzone: Mercenary competitor that can complete a public multiplayer match without biting the dust, Sony needs your services for future Botzone Training programmes. In a case of unprecedented post-release support, the platform holder is planning to update its name database for the recently rele
For a price
One title that we suspect will be added to the PlayStation Plus instant game collection roster in the future, Killzone: Mercenary, is being patched up with a botzone software update. The portable shooter should now allow you to go toe to toe with up to seven computer controlled players, and you'll be able to switch up the teams however...
Despite the disappointing concurrent numbers, Guerrilla Games’ post-release support for Killzone: Shadow Fall’s underrated online multiplayer mode continues to be nothing short of exceptional. The Dutch developer may have donned its invisibility cloak when revealing the latest official Warzone to hit the release’s roster, but...
We need an Insurgent urgent
It may have had a weaker plot than your favourite daytime soap opera, but Killzone: Shadow Fall was a storming success from an online multiplayer perspective. As such, we’re seriously looking forward to trying out the title’s first premium care package, which is out now in North America and later today in Europe...
Out of all of Sony’s first-party franchises, Killzone is probably the least deserving of a big screen adaptation. There’s some immense fiction powering the property, but this is often substituted for one dimensional leads like Rico, who’d rather scream expletives than say anything of worth. As such, we’re pretty sure that...
How to Sev a life
First-party outfit Guerrilla Games is one of the most fascinating studios in the industry at the minute. While its PlayStation 4 launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall was flawed in places, the Dutch developer’s earnest approach to responding to community queries has been nothing short of staggering over the past four or five...
Practice makes perfect
No console is complete without a customary white controller, and the PlayStation 4 is finally set to get a bright DualShock 4 device. The problem is that you can’t have it. Game director Steven ter Heide tweeted out the above image overnight, which shows a customised Killzone: Shadow Fall peripheral. These are being sent...
Pricing gaffes are quite common on digital storefronts, but we reckon that Sony will be ruing the error that it made with Killzone: Shadow Fall overnight. Originally spotted by money saving specialists Hot UK Deals – and verified by a slew of excited Twitter accounts all over the web – Guerrilla Games’ first-person exclusive could...
Gun to go
The system may be selling like crazy, but if there’s any injustice about the PlayStation 4's launch it’s the lack of appreciation that Killzone: Shadow Fall’s multiplayer component has received. Guerrilla Games may have once again fluffed its opportunity to tell a compelling tale, but there’s no denying that peppering online...
A spanner in the works
While the PlayStation 4 has been comfortably leading the next-gen hardware race since its release last November, it will face its biggest test in the form of semi Xbox exclusive Titanfall next month. However, never one to shy away from battle, Sony has announced an initiative clearly designed to steal a little thunder away...
Dead at the depot
Like a heroic medic in the heart of battle, Guerrilla Cambridge has zapped PlayStation Vita favourite Killzone: Mercenary with a free update today, adding two new multiplayer maps to the first-person shooter. The subterranean Tharsis Depot and multilayered Blood Gracht will be instantly familiar to franchise fans, as these...
Time to finish the fight
Fresh from announcing some staggering sales figures, Guerrilla Games has reiterated that it’s far from finished updating its PlayStation 4 exclusive first-person shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall. And in preparation for the
Shadow Fall's sales soar higher than an ISA Cruiser
It’s arguably the most divisive franchise in Sony’s first-party stable, but the Killzone brand has proved itself to be a best-seller time and time again. That’s especially true of PlayStation 4 launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall, which has already exceeded sales in the region of 2.1 million...
Yes we clan
Zealous Killzone: Shadow Fall admirers have been tearing into the title's terrific multiplayer suite for a few months now, but the ability to create and manage clans still remains notably absent. Fans of the frenetic first-person franchise can now breathe a sigh of relief, though, as developer Guerrilla Games has announced that the...
On the Helghast
Killzone: Shadow Fall’s single player campaign may plummet faster than an ISA Intruder that’s out of fuel, but its online multiplayer never gets old. The competitive component has a clever progression system, some great guns and gear, and a hearty helping of maps – and its roster of arenas is set to get even bigger over the...
Hig hig hooray
Japan’s tolerance for first-person shooters may have increased, but the region has never been particularly accepting of the Killzone franchise. Sony understands that, opting to hold back the PlayStation 4’s launch in its home nation in order to deploy alongside heavy-hitters such as Yakuza Ishin rather than Guerrilla Games’...
Sony wants to see the year out in style – and it’s not adhering to the desperate pleas of parents in order to do so. As hinted at late last month, the hardware manufacturer will be opening the gates to Killzone: Shadow Fall’s multiplayer mode this festive season, and anyone with a
Please think of the children
Your mum only has one wish this festive season, and it doesn’t involve David Beckham and one of those motorised bow-ties. A report on Babies.co.uk – it's a real website, apparently – reveals that PlayStation 4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall is right at the top of the list when it comes to gifts that parents would...
Long time readers may remember that decidedly strange advertisement for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale masterminded by Robot Chicken. If you don't recall, we really can't blame you – we've been trying to forget it, too. In any case, it seems that the Robot Chicken team is at it again, unleashing this equally stymieing...
Something to chirp about
A quick glance at the PlayStation Store reveals a treasure trove of free-to-play PlayStation 4 treats. DC Universe Online, Warframe, and the similarly named War Thunder are all eager for you to chomp on their microtransaction buffets, while Escape Plan, Flower, and
Orange eyes on the big screen
Sony’s been pretty coy about the possibility of PS Vita TV launching in Western territories – but there’s a chance that Guerrilla Cambridge may have let the Helghast out of the handbag. A PlayStation Blog post detail
For the glory of next-gen
Killzone: Shadow Fall takes place shortly after the events of PlayStation 3 exclusive Killzone 3, as the ISA and Helghast are forced to co-inhabit the planet Vekta. Living together in peace is not on the agenda for either faction, however, as the Helghast fight to push the humans out of their own home. This location has...
XP dropped in favour of a challenge-based system
Success in Killzone: Shadow Fall's multiplayer mode won't grant you experience points — instead, the game will feature challenge system which allows you to improve your rank by performing achievement-style kills. Rising to a better rank grants more weapon enhancements and character skills...
Despite not demonstrating the next instalment of Guerrilla Games' franchise live on stage as many predicted that it would, Sony opted to show a new gameplay trailer for Killzone: Shadow Fall – and it sure looks good. We got a decent look at some of the new and improved brutal melee kills, high-tech weaponry, a very helpful-looking sentry...
Guerilla's in the mist
The planned re-release of the original Killzone has been put on hold indefinitely, according to a tweet from the official Killzone account. The message simply says: With regards to KZ1 for PS3, not sure what happened but I've been informed that it's been delayed indefinitely. The game was originally supposed to be released in...
If the PlayStation 3 marked your first foray into the gritty universe of Killzone, then it seems as though Sony's got your back
After a series of rumours (and leaks), the platform holder has announced that a port of the original Killzone title is coming to the PlayStation Network on January 24th. It appears to be a straight port, so don't expect any...
The Killzone franchise didn't really make its mark until the PS3 came along
While the original PlayStation 2 title was dubbed as Sony's "Halo killer" at the time, the final product ultimately fell short. Sure, the PlayStation Portable spin-off, Killzone: Liberation, remains one of the best entries in the series — but it wasn't until...
Guerilla Games' Killzone 3 looks set to raise the bar for motion-controlled shooters, but how did the company set about sketching out ideas for its pointer-based system? Lead programmer Tommy de Roos explained to Ars Technica that the studio began its experiments with past title Killzone 2, looking to create an on-rails version of...
Get it while it's hot
The much-anticipated, Move-enabled multiplayer beta for Killzone 3 is on its way to PlayStation Network users across Europe and North America today. Take to the battlefield in the Frozen Dam level in one of three online game modes – Guerrilla Warfare, Warzone and Operations, or the offline Botzone gametype. You'll only be...
Just a little longer
If you missed out on the PlayStation Plus and invite-only beta for Killzone 3, today was supposed to be your chance to wage war on Helghan, but the beta's seen some last minute technical hitches and now won't launch until tomorrow. From 10am Pacific Standard Time tomorrow, you'll be able to battle in the game's Frozen Dam level...
Plus more sharpshooter info
Will they, won't they? The ongoing saga of whether DualShock 3 and Move users will be able to pit their skills against each other on the battlefields of Killzone 3 has taken many a twist and turn, but now the word has come from the o
Clear some shelf space
Remember the majestic Helghast Edition of Killzone 3 announced for North America in October? It's coming to PAL regions next year, Sony has confirmed. The good news is that the contents are identical to the North American version, but if you don't fancy having a replica Helghast helmet taking up valuable living space then the...
Three little words: giant Helghast helmet
If the current Killzone 3 beta has you so excited about the upcoming shooter you're willing to spend anything to get the best Killzone experience possible, you're about to be very happy indeed. Sony has just announced the ultimate edition of Killzone 3, known as the Helghast Edition, which will retail with...
PlayStation Plus subscribers only
When a company says "details will be available in the near future", the near future can be anything from weeks to months. Sony's just beaten the world land speed record for more details arriving, with the Killzone 3 beta details officially announced just days after being teased. Launching on October 25th,...
Killzone is one of the biggest exclusive franchises in Sony's arsenal
But it hasn't always been. Back in 1999, Guerrilla Games created a concept video for their first meeting with Sony. The video, which Hulst believes showed off the studio's "technical competence" practically has nothing to do with the Killzone we know now; but it marked the first steps towards a franchise which would go..
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