Managing Director Guerilla Games: Hermen Hulst
Years after he First Helghan War with Earth, Helghan forces bypass Vekta’s thought-impregnable defence mechanisms and start the Second Helghan War under the charismatic leadership of Scolar Visari. Though, it has to be said, calling a conflict The First Helghan War is probably tempting fate and a return engagement was somewhat predictable.
Accomplished military first-person shooter which makes good use of the PlayStation 2’s tendency to make graphics look muddy and unimpressive. The level design is consistently good giving the player enough tactical decisions and choices while the enemy and ally AI is generally more than good enough. Mildly inaccurate weapons and bullet-sponge enemies make the combat feel less crisp than other genre entries but whatever shooters need to be fun, playable and engaging, Killzone has it. It’s never more than a good first-person shooter but that is certainly enough. Laying out the manual like a newspaper was also a really nice touch.
This game contains sexual swear words and extended gun violence in gameplay, some graphic and extreme gun violence and strong melee violence in cut scenes.
Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.
A small update regarding a couple of games I had not listed before and one which stops working a short period into the game. You can access the full list using the 360 PS3 BC link at the top of the page.
- The game is new to this list because I have purchased or borrowed it or it has been added to the Xbox 360 BC list.
- The game was already on my list but its status has changed.
Backwards Compatibility Lists
PlayStation 3 (PS3) 60Gb PAL:
No known issues
|Viewtiful Joe 2||SLES 52868||2.42|
Should play on PLAYSTATION®3 with some minor issues
Very minor audio distortion during pre-rendered sequences.
Not Compatible with PlayStation 3
| Aeon Flux
Controller stops functioning inside the game after a certain time after a certain point in the first, non-training, level. PS button and menu still work.