Genre: First-Person Shooter
With an endless selection of shooters emerging on a daily basis, it's becoming increasingly difficult to create one that truly stands out. Call of Duty has achieved a truly colossal fandom, both by the quality of the games and simple word of mouth. As Killzone is a PS3 exclusive, it may not garner the cross-platform audience of Call of Duty, but what PS3 owners have here is a shooter that can easily stand aside the best in the genre, if not slightly fall behind in unfortunately the most fundamental of areas.
Killzone's greatest fault is in its story, which seems slightly unoriginal and at times a bit bland. But this is made up by its greatest strength. Atmosphere. This war-torn world is distracting in the best possible way, with explosions gunfire and every sound in between as immersive as COD and its because of this you feel apart of the action, that what you do will actually make a difference, which is the one thing the best games always give the utmost attention.
Yes it falls flat in certain areas, but what Killzone 3 does good is excel in immersion: it transports the player into a world that zips by with some spectacular set-pieces that must have pushed Sony's console to its limit. Throw in a fun multi-player campaign and PS3 owners have a new headache on their hands.
Dare they put that copy of Black-Ops back in its case? Only time will tell.
Rent or Buy: Buy
Replay Value: 3/5
Reviewed By: Simon Rubbathan