You pre-ordered Killzone 2 at GameStop for a reason, didn't you? It wasn't necessarily to secure a copy for yourself come launch day, it was to get a small taste of the game before launch, right? Well, you've been sitting there patiently with your little code, and now, the wait is over.

If you log on to the PlayStation Store today, you can start downloading the hefty 1207MB demo, which will probably take a while. However, after playing, you'll realize you would've sat there all damn day for the operation to finish; KZ2 is just that glorious. This is the same demo that currently sits on the European PlayStation Store, and as the Videogaming247 blog reported earlier, SCEE says the demo is "flying off the servers." That's not exactly a surprise, and if you're wondering why Europe gets special treatment in this scenario, just remember that Guerilla is a Euro-based development studio. As far as we know, the demo won't arrive for everyone to download on the PlayStation Store in the U.S. until the week of the game's launch, so you're one privileged gamer to have that download code from GameStop. On the other hand, maybe you're certain you're going to buy the game anyway, and you don't wish to spoil your appetite by indulging in the demo at an early date. We can understand that sentiment, but you must have Godlike willpower…

Even if you're not a FPS fan, you should still be part of the KZ2 experience. While it may not be accurate to say the game is revolutionary, it would be accurate to call it evolutionary . And you don't want to be left behind on the evolution chain, do you?

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

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The Stig
The Stig
12 years ago

Its awesome, would have liked it to be a little longer tho.

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
12 years ago

OFF TOPIC:

Ben and everyone should check this out. Seems like you aren't the only one who's sick of M$

http://kezins.com/2009/02/xbox-360-rage-rrodhardware-failure-for-the-last-time/7395

www
www
12 years ago

Am downloadin' the demo with a big smile 🙂

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
12 years ago

"On the other hand, maybe you're certain you're going to buy the game anyway, and you don't wish to spoil your appetite by indulging in the demo at an early date. We can understand that sentiment, but you must have Godlike willpower…"

That was my stance yesterday. Today might be different though, lol.

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
12 years ago

Yeah, I'm trying to stick to my guns and not go to Gamestop to pick up my download code. But, it doesn't exactly take Godlike will-power when it's FREEZING out.

The_R0gue_Ninja
The_R0gue_Ninja
12 years ago

I agree with you, Thrax. The demo was much too short. Guerilla Games could have at least let it last until you use the sixaxis motion controls to turn a valve, and open the road for your squad. Guess I'll have to wait for the 27nth….

Frenchy17
Frenchy17
12 years ago

The demo is so short, I do not see a reason to wait, and it wont spoil anything.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
12 years ago

I got the pre-order from amazon to get the home skins but I am seriously thinking about throwing down 5 bucks just to play the demo

The Stig
The Stig
12 years ago

Psst, dont tell anyone but just go and get it from euro store for free.

pavlovic
pavlovic
12 years ago

I played the demo yesterday and was amazed. It's beautiful.

Too short, but leaved me salivating.

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
12 years ago

Does it really makes sense to limit the demo to only people who were going to buy the game anyway? I'm not a FPS fan, but I would try the demo and if I liked it enough it would get me to buy the game. No demo, no sale for me.

jgerbs
jgerbs
12 years ago

Yea…I agree. I went and pre-ordered it from gamestop to get the demo and then he said they were out. So I made another PSN account so I could dload the demo from EU PSN.

snglbck26
snglbck26
12 years ago

Yep very short indeed. I've heard others comment that the demo gave them motion sickness. I think I know what they're referring to but the motion, for example when you're running, didn't bother me. Thoughts?

The_R0gue_Ninja
The_R0gue_Ninja
12 years ago

The motion actually felt a little sluggish to me. Almost like there was a delay when you point left or right with the control stick to looking left or right in the game.

caliblue15
caliblue15
12 years ago

Guerrilla is looking into this issue there is a HUGE uproar in the community about the demo and the sluggish/laggy controls. It is even stated by gamespot 3 minutes into their preview.

Qubex
Qubex
12 years ago

Yes, I felt the same thing playing the demo… however what I did was ratchet up the sensitivity of the controls, and it seemed ok.

In fact the controls seemed better when I was playing the online Beta… regarding the graphics… definitely the best GFX I have seen; amazing propriety game engine… I don't think the COD games will come close, not even CODVI…

I am sure a patch will be released to fix these small annoyances… I still think it will be a great experience all around…

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

caddillac
caddillac
12 years ago

When I preordered it from Gamestop; they said that they weren't giving out codes at the store just through email. I never got an email. Has this happened to anyone else on here??

Frenchy17
Frenchy17
12 years ago

They will email you a code when it comes out for the 360 🙂

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
12 years ago

Yeah, my understanding is you'll only get the code by email if you pre-ordered online at gamestop.com.

hart_attack
hart_attack
12 years ago

i thought this was exclusive to ps3. since when is it going to 360???

Jed
Jed
12 years ago

we are giving them out at my store

The_R0gue_Ninja
The_R0gue_Ninja
12 years ago

I hope that, if Guerilla is tweaking the controls (which would be great), that it doesn't require the release date to be pushed back. However, I would be fine with it if they needed to do that to fix the issue.


Last edited by The_R0gue_Ninja on 2/6/2009 12:03:25 PM

The_R0gue_Ninja
The_R0gue_Ninja
12 years ago

The sluggish controls were also mentioned near the end of G4 TV's X-Play review of the game:

"After a bit, I had gotten proficient with the controls, but they never felt as sharp as I wanted them to be. Everything seems to be a bit slow. I certainly got accustomed to them, but I never stopped wishing that they were better. I would gladly sacrifice some of the heap of visual effects that Killzone 2 drapes over my screen in exchange for a peppier, more intuitive set of controls."

http://g4tv.com/xplay/reviews/1914/Killzone-2-Review.html.

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

Downloaded it from the Euro store for free rather than give Gamestop my money. That's for darn sure. You can get Jap stuff this way too.

rell
rell
12 years ago

enough with the complaining sluggish controls, This game rocks, Kz2 don't need to play like other shooters.

vicious54
vicious54
12 years ago

@rell

I agree with you, makes you really aim your gun like real life. If you shoot without looking down you barrel it moves much quicker again like real life.

isaya85
isaya85
12 years ago

downloaded it played it my verdict : 10/10 people go out and buy this game PLEASE

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
12 years ago

@Jgerbs and Caddilac

Yeah I went through the same jargon you guys wen through. I was at the worst Gamestop location when I pre-orderd Killzone 2, the mall location. They were out of Demo-cards there as well but the stupid clerk felt the need to tell me after I forked over my paper Abe. It doesn't matter because I should of asked first before I paid. I played it safe by going to a neighboring store and telling them my situation. They were really stand up and handed me a demo-card. So the lesson of the day is ask around if your nearest Gamestop is out of the demo-cards. Gamestop are idiots but are humans none the less, they probably saw the anguish on my face when I came barreling in there brandishing my recepit and crying about how the mall location was out of Killzone 2 demos.

eba101
eba101
12 years ago

wassup with not being able to pick up anothere main weapon stcking with the magnum all the time sucks and why does it have infinite ammo i thought it was suppose to be realistic and why cant u custome make ur controls dont get me wrong im trying to like this game but simple things that are excpeted are no there

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
12 years ago

I used four different main weapons…so don't know what you're talking about.

And as for the controls if you go to options and use control "Alternate 2" it plays just like COD4 except for the circle is used for action.

Don't forget to check the box for "Hold to zoom" for the L1 button.


Last edited by Tim Speed24 on 2/6/2009 1:31:31 PM

bearbobby
bearbobby
12 years ago

I believe he's referring to the fact that you can't swap out the pistol for another weapon in the demo. Meaning you can't have the rifle and the rpg for instance.

I found that somewhat frustrating as well, I'm cool with keeping the magnum, (it packs a great punch and has infinite ammo!) but it would be nice to have two slots for swapping found weapons.

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
12 years ago

Gotcha….yea, that would be cool to carry 2 assualt rifles or the rocket launcher.

I must have mis-understood.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Am I the only one who hasn't played it?

convergecrew
convergecrew
12 years ago

I havent either..but that ends today. 😉

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
12 years ago

I was playing it last night along with DocPain, I saw you got on. Why didn't you download it?

rell
rell
12 years ago

Yeah dude u are missing out

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Huge props to Beezledrop for giving me that code, it works and I'm downloading now. 🙂

The_R0gue_Ninja
The_R0gue_Ninja
12 years ago

Yep

DragonSphere
DragonSphere
12 years ago

That gamestop exclusive deal is honestly a bunch of crap… Technically the demo IS available to everyone, just as long as you're willing to make a euro account, that is. It takes like 5 minutes, tops, including the registration of a new email address if you don't have a second one lying around.

Back on topic: demo was fun, but short. Though that just means I'll play it multiple times to hold me over till the end of the month.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
12 years ago

@ eba
have u tried configuring the controls using a dif. scheme, i really like alternate 2 and ive seen others say that as well, it resembles COD alot and is very easy to use. as for the magnum its a B****** gun in fact just screwing around i went through the whole demo just using it despite when i had to blow the bridge, its very affective, why it has infinite ammo cant answer than one for ya. anyways played the demo yesterday played it today noticed new things everytime, it amazes me. I still have no complaints not even that its short cus in reality it comes out in 3 weeks lol why complain about a short demo when the finished product is literraly right around the corner, love it!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 2/6/2009 1:24:12 PM

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
12 years ago

This demo is Awesome….just going through to try and get a faster finish time now. Can't wait for the full game.

Use control "Alternate 2" everybody its what all FPS should use as a standard IMO.

FEAR and Turok use the opposite shoulder buttons…Why?

eba101
eba101
12 years ago

yeah if tried that but i aint use to COD controls more with Resistance 2 and sprinting with L2 and yeah i ment having 2 assualt rifles

dlte
dlte
12 years ago

I got it yesterday..

webberfan
webberfan
12 years ago

me too, with a gamestop code. its pretty good. i just wish id buy that 50+" samsung already, cuz my 20" piece of crap isn't cutting it.

photo K
photo K
12 years ago

20"? lol that's like the TV in my bathroom. I downloaded the demo last night, took me about an hour, but didn't have time to play, I plan to spend at least an hour tonite on the demo.

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
12 years ago

Yeah I felt it a bit odd slamming down R3 to ZOOM aim. I'm gonna start fooling around with the the other Control Types.

Ghosl
Ghosl
12 years ago

ALT 2 on controller setup is COD style but does not work well using cover when trying to zoom plus i used my gamestop code yesterday 🙂


Last edited by Ghosl on 2/6/2009 3:00:25 PM

rell
rell
12 years ago

controls alt 2 will work much better on mp theres no cover system in mp . I use the default controls because L2 is the cover button map out easy for me.

Zaben
Zaben
12 years ago

Got the code, downloaded the demo, changed controller settings, enjoyed the hell out of it.
Gone through the demo many times now, knifing is a blast.
I can't get enough of shooting those red tankers near the end of the demo so they fly around a bit then explode.
Then I canceled the pre-order from Gamestop and pre-ordered it from Amazon and saved $12.
KZ2SAVE5 promotional code to save $5 at Amazon.

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
12 years ago

Dude no freakin lie, I spend about 30 minutes screwing around with them. Shooting them in the bottom and then watching the take off like a torpedo, its small touches like that i love in games 🙂