A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You play as a member of an elite military group tasked with stopping an intergalactic threat by using extreme violence. You must also deal with a group of nuclear weapons.
Violence & Scariness
Players use weapons such as assault rifles, boltguns, shotguns, rocket launchers, and grenades to kill enemies. Most opponents will spurt blood when shot, and blood will sometimes splatter onto the screen. Some weapons can decapitate the enemy. In one video scene, players will watch as a mortally wounded soldiers takes his own life by shooting himself in the head. Players can continue to shoot enemies after they are dead with the result showing more blood.
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The single-player campaign includes lots of cursing, with words such as "f--k," "s--t," and "a--hole."
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Products & Purchases
This is the second game in the Killzone series.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a violent shooter intended for mature audiences. Players use an array of weapons to kill enemies, including assault rifles, shotguns, rocket launchers, and grenades. Blood often spurts from enemies as they're hit, and will sometimes splatter onto the screen. Head shots which result in decapitation are possible. Players will witness a wounded soldier killing himself by shooting himself in the head. The game is also playable online, so players may hear language that is not filtered and can be quite colorful. The star rating given to this game is based on quality of gameplay within this adult genre of video gaming and is not an endorsement of the violence within the game.
Is It Any Good?
Killzone 2 is perhaps the best looking first-person shooter available. Environmental effects such as swirling winds look amazing. Computer-controlled enemies are quite intelligent. They will carefully hop in and out of cover, or toss grenades to flush you out of a safe spot. The single-player adventure is great at slowly building intensity, resulting in an exhilarating and incredibly satisfying finish.
The multiplayer mode is really where this game shines. The ability to gain experience and earn promotions and warzone ribbons give players plenty of incentive to return to the action. It also provides an interesting experience as well. Each match consists of changing challenges. For example, the first couple minutes might involve defending your position. Once there's a winner, the challenge might switch to finding intel and returning it to base, or a team deathmatch. The multiplayer is excellent at keeping players on their toes. It's also one of the many reasons Killzone 2 is a must-own game for the PlayStation 3.
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