Parents' Guide to

Killzone 2

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Mature shooter has impressive graphics; multiplayer excels.

Game PlayStation 3 2009
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 17+

Good game great sequel!

This is a huge jump from Killzone a ps2 limit pushing shooter with language and minimal blood. As far as tech and adult themes this goes way beyond. Firstly blood is about 3 times and much seen headshots can be gory and often best for survival. Melee is not to bloody, but explosives can be and there are scripted deaths in form of executions and suicide. The cursing is greater there is also a fair bit of sexual innuendo and crude humor. I would let my kids play this but keep an eye out if you want to keep them from too much violence. There is also a good deal of thematic or scary/disturbing situations as this is pretty much a war epic. Basically its rated r just like a scifi war movie Oh on the technical side you must use a real PS3 controller with sixaxis to play!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 18+

Awsome graphics unfortenetly too Violent and very blasphemous

Lots of blasphemy and using the name of our lord in vain every 3 -4 times you get shot too many profanities to mention the violence is really high it is way too violent than the first game you can even poke soldiers eyes or even through a sniper rip someones head off. it is an unhealthy game there are other games that are not as gory. it shows you how horrible is war. the graphics are truely amazing one of the best graphics i have seen but the blasphemies is just too much there is also a level where one of the bad guys commits suicide. this game is not for anyone due to the violence as well as profanity and blasphemies. even one of the bad guys shoots a woman in game. I recommend other games.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (23 ):

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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