The Killzone franchise has earned itself a place as one of gaming's more turbulent properties. All sorts of self-perpetuating controversies seem to spring up in its wake, often providing a disservice to the games themselves. As arguably the biggest exclusive the PlayStation 3 has ever had, its performance is certainly an important part of the so-called console wars.
It's a shame that Killzone 2 can't simply stand on its own and shirk the responsibility that die-hard Sony fans have unfairly heaped upon it, because this is definitely a game that deserves to be taken on its own merits, free from fanboy rage.
Nevertheless, it's out and we've been playing it until both we and the disc are exhausted. Read on for our full review.