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Full Killzone 2 PSM Review Leaked

The review embargo for Killzone 2 lifts on February 2, which is when the Internet will become flooded with tons of analysis from critics around the world.

But in the meantime, the first leaked review - and of course, it comes from a print publication as they need the extra time - has been found; it's the new PSM, as pictured here. You should be able to find the scans just about anywhere at this point, but why not simply check out the full review article in our forums? Yep, the whole thing is there so if you desperately want a sneak peek at one of this generation's most anticipated titles so far, feast your greedy eyes on that feature review. There's plenty to read, but for those of you who don't quite have the patience, the final sentence is this-

"Without a doubt Killzone fans, action, and shooter fans of any stripe will instantly tag this sequel as a powerful contender for the best game of 2009."

Yep, we've said something similar, haven't we? The final result is an easy 5/5 rating, which isn't exactly surprising, either. Some people want to learn all about a game as they play without any outside information, and that's a pretty in-depth review right there, so you might consider some of the info to be "spoilers." On the other hand, if you just want to get a quick education before you dive into the gritty goodness at the end of February, feel free to read it...virtual cover to virtual cover. In a few more weeks, you'll have much more to read, we promise you that.

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

1/13/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (44 posts)

Buckeyestar
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:09:01 AM
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I picked up this issue on Saturday.

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:23:29 AM
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Im going in to status while I wait...

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tlpn99
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 1:45:56 PM

Lol Dillon I take it you mean stasis, as status means to keep us informed like on Facebook thats a status, telling people what your doing but I got what you meant lol :)

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 3:26:30 PM

hehe... oops, thats what you get for replying on your phone.. stupidity.

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Frenchy17
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:25:50 AM
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Yeah I got my issue Saturday as well. The review is well written and pretty long. There is also a 5 star well written review of Street Fighter 4 in the issue.

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Qubex
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:34:20 AM
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Is this the beginning of the perfect 5 and 10 scores we will see across world internet and print-based publications!

"Score... or Score Not, there is no try"

Q!

"i aM hOme"


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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:37:41 AM
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I AM SO FREAKIN IN LOVE WITH THIS DAMN GAME! GIVE IT TO ME NOW!

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Qubex
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:38:26 AM

...and to think I played it for a month... how do you think I feel?

Q!

"i aM hOme"

Last edited by Qubex on 1/13/2009 11:38:40 AM

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snglbck26
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 6:25:01 PM

Too long a wait....huh Q?

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GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 7:58:02 PM

Thats harsh Q, it's like getting a puppy only to have it taken away a month later.

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Qubex
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 10:02:21 PM

Very harsh dudes... nasty business!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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fallingdove
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:39:05 AM
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It sounds like the reviewers biggest gripe was with the voice-acting.

I wonder if the Amsterdam based company attempted to utilize any American or UK consultants in developing the dialogue. From the trailers, it almost seems like this wasn't the case. -the language seems to be stereotyped based on bad Sam Jackson movies.

Hopefully they will tweak this dialogue some before release, cause Haze-esque conversations could possible hamper the experience a bit for me.

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Aftab
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 12:14:34 PM

I thought the same thing watching the trailers and clips.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 2:21:05 PM

hey! I like it when Samuel L. Jackson randomly looks a dude straight in the face and calls him a Motha Fugga. Thats freakin awesome.

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Random_Steve
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 2:50:15 PM

Exactly- Sam Jackson is legend. One of the best along side Chuck Norris and Mr T

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 4:04:02 PM

Honestly, if there was really some Sam Jackson-esque dialog ("THERE ARE MUTHAFUGGIN' HELGHANS IN THAT MUTHAFUGGIN FIELD!!!"), I swear I'd piss myself.

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Xanavi23
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 4:25:02 PM

Samual Jackson has an amazing way of speaking and is also damn good actor, who gives a rats ass if the dialogue is like his. That only makes the game better. Besides its obvious the main character will be from an American-esque army and Sam is American, fits.

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fallingdove
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 5:02:26 PM

@Xanavi23
It definitely won't make the game better if they overuse poor dialogue.

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ps92117
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 7:41:03 PM

don't like sj his a puss,he was scared of filming the snake on a plane movie and chuck norris come on, though mistert t is cool

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 4:14:47 PM

Chuck Norris could kick anyone's ass here, He's got my props.

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zerostar39
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 12:34:29 PM
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I usually don't buy into the hype for games, but this game really has my attention.

my only concern is that I never played the first one. think that'll be an issue?

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MetalHead09
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 12:52:42 PM

i tryed to play the first one but it hurt my eyes and gave me a headache so i gave it back to my friend. game was pretty cool though. we have deffinately come a loooong way with games. i dont think it will be an issue if you aint played the first one though but i cant be sure.

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Arvis
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 12:53:56 PM
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The magazine being quoted is actually abbreviated P:TOM. But I suppose most anyone would still know it as PSM.

So, if SF4 got a 5/5, then I suppose I had better preorder it, post-haste.

-Arvis

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Orvisman
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 1:42:43 PM
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It's not really a leak if subscribers already have it and if you can buy it off any magazine rack is it?

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tlpn99
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 1:48:39 PM
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Well is it considered a possibly online leak ? maybe so anyhow who cares somethign extra to read while we wait for Ben or Arnold.

Who will do the article is it you Ben or you Arnold ? Now lads don't fight over the keyboard to tell us or will you both do a review so we get both your opinions :)

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Advent Child
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 9:44:04 PM

Arnold has the game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 1:49:27 PM
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Since it's a Playstation magazine the non-believers will still be jibber jabbering, but soon my friends, the streets will flow with the blood of the non-believers!

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Banky A
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 2:27:04 PM

The sewers will run red..

:P

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Random_Steve
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 2:51:53 PM

'jibba jabbering' you are now a saint lol

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Prevent
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 2:01:58 PM
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i got that issue in the mail on sunday

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Orvisman
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 5:41:02 PM

You get mail on Sunday? Mine was in the mail on Saturday.

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N a S a H
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 3:24:01 PM
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IMO COD6 is still going to be better. I know that no one has played it yet but if it's anything like COD2 or COD4 then it is automatically GOTY if you ask me.

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 3:31:07 PM

if by CoD6 you mean CoD MW2 then I know someone who knows someone who has played the current code, and I have been told that its amazing.

still, I have played Killzone and knowing what that is like, CoDMW2 might be awesome, its also a hell of a long way off, and not exclusive to the PS3.. meaning that as per usual multiplatform games are held back by the very consoles its made for.

KZ2 will rock your soul, CoDMW2 will come in time, but for now enjoy the best FPS you have played on a console.. if not the pc.

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Xanavi23
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 4:25:53 PM

Ill be owning both, so i won't have to make the call. Im forgetting COD5 and rebuying COD4 soon.

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N a S a H
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 3:02:42 PM

I was in the KZ Beta and I was REALLY impressed with it but I just prefer Socom. I'm waiting for 1.30 to come out whenever that is. it's not even out in EU for crying out loud.

COD5 is a load of rubbish IMO. COD4 is the way to go.

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Arvis
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 3:24:07 PM
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You heard it here first: I'm issuing a 95% Guarantee that GameInformer will not be giving Killzone 2 a perfect score, and a 50% Guarantee that they'll give it less than a 9. From the flavor of their preview of the game in their January issue, they're all set up to hate on the game.

-Arvis

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 4:48:58 PM

Update us on this Arvis, cuz I never check gameinformer.

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ps92117
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 7:46:16 PM

yeah i stopped liking them a while ago, just got bored

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Qubex
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 10:04:21 PM

Idiots!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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Xanavi23
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 9:43:57 PM
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i can't wait for this game. Thankfully, the cover systems is identical to Vegas2s so i have some complacency with it. It should be better looking than Vegas2(though Vegas 2 looks good when lag free). It should also play a little smoother. The story is guaranteed to be amazing here.

I would just wish theres good variety in weapons, 20-3 assault rifles, 2-3 snipers, shotguns and such but i doubt there will be, not that i mind.

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Advent Child
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 9:46:49 PM

If you mean the multiplayer there is no cover system, and the cover system in the single player campaign is very different from the Rainbow Six Vegas games. Also there will guns more on par with like R2 than COD. They don't make a lot of guns that you can't truly tell apart. Each gun feels and handles differently and is better at situations than the other guns.

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 8:47:28 AM

In Vegas, why you wall cover, the view switches to 3rd person, in KZ2 the view stays first person.

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Xanavi23
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 8:47:53 AM

All good, in High Stakes mode in R6 Vegas, the view from cover is almost non existant so it forces you to use it very rarely, pie-ing around corners manually is way more effective, so im still cool.

The weapons sure as hell better be way more balanced than R2s. After playing last night(r2) i had half a mind to trade the game and sell it. Story and co-op is great but online licks the cats @$$ cause the weapons are so stupidly balanced and programmed.
Im sure you're right about weapon variety, but having only one of each type of weapon is very boring. Thats what made COD4 so good, each weapon, specifically snipers felt different.

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Arvis
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 1:12:04 PM
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@WorldEWM,

Will do. I don't have a subscription to GI myself, but the mags regularly end up in my office restroom.

If you're in a store and you spot the GameInformer issue with Uncharted 2 on the cover, just flip to the previews section and find their page about K2. They basically just said "meh...yawn" for their entire preview.

-Arvis

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