Well, the response has been clear: our readers believe that Killzone 2 did indeed live up to the hype, and is now the greatest FPS ever made.

We have difficulty contending the point, as we can't help but agree. Perhaps the "best FPS ever made" part is more subjective at this point – maybe revolutionary titles like Wolfenstein hold a different sort of value in the annals of video game history – but we certainly believe it's the top FPS of the generation. I played both Halo 3 and Resistance 2 through to completion, and while I loved both, KZ2 is simply another step in a new and exciting direction. Every step is intense, the action feels more real and authentic than it does in any other FPS I've ever played, and there's no doubt that it's a significant challenge. Even though 2009 is loaded with potential gems, we're certain Killzone 2 will earn a spot in our coveted Game of the Year nominations when the year is finally over.

Now, we switch things up a bit. It's an extraordinarily subjective question and we only have places for 10 titles, so we're bound to leave out a few favorites. But you may have to think about the answer: what game has the best storyline ever? What might it be? Perhaps one can argue that almost all the main Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid entries should be included, but as we can't do that, we're only picking what we consider to be the best. Granted, you may disagree, but if so, simply choose your favorite on the existing list. And for the record, we really hope to see the continuing trend of better and better plots in the video game realm…people like Kojima need to keep their creative juices flowing!

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Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

You right on the money with K2 and MGS4 has one of the best if not the best storyline ever.

rell
rell
11 years ago

Kz2 story is ok, but the actions is intense it makes up for the story, it kept me on the edge of the sit, OMG salamun bridge is crazy I lost my mind on that mission. Mgs4 story is awesome.


Last edited by rell on 3/9/2009 8:39:23 AM

The_R0gue_Ninja
The_R0gue_Ninja
11 years ago

The game with the best story, I think, is Metal Gear Solid. There were many plot twists, and strong character development, but on top of everything was the revelation that the shot Naomi gave you in the beginning was the virus FoxDie. Once you discovered that, everything that you had done during the game changed. No other video game story has messed with my head like Metal Gear Solid for the PSX.


Last edited by The_R0gue_Ninja on 3/8/2009 10:29:31 PM

The_R0gue_Ninja
The_R0gue_Ninja
11 years ago

Hmmm, that doesn't really apply for the 2009 Game of the Years awards, though. Hahaha….

SerendipityDeus
SerendipityDeus
11 years ago

I'm sorry but its a definet tie between MGS, MGS4, and FFVII, but in the end I would really have to go with MGS, I've played through them all and I really love wat kojima did w/ the mgs series, in my eyes, mgs wins hands down

JcBball717
JcBball717
11 years ago

unchated will be sweet

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I absolutely love the KZ2 story, Ive played it a couple of times a is fresh each time I play it, as for the best story well I've never played none of the final fantasy's or MGS so I don't no.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Never? Blasphemy.

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

WAIT!!… travesty your no gamer. you should learn from the past before you play the future my friend.

chilker
chilker
11 years ago

I will not say you're not a gamer or anything silly like that, but it IS a shame you've missed out on those great games. Go back and pick some up. They can be had for cheap (well, except FF7…)
There's that MGS collection for $30 that has the first 3, and the 4th one is slowly dropping in price, and it's fantastic.
And several of the old Final Fantasies have been remade several times, so I'm sure you can pick up a couple for dirt cheap and catch up on some classics!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

KZ2 is not even in the top5 of FPS, IMO (which matters)

hart_attack
hart_attack
11 years ago

are you serious? explain yourself!

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

I feel the same way Limited

IonHawk
IonHawk
11 years ago

KZ2's defintiely a great game (I'm only halfway through, been pressed for time these days), but it's definitely not perfect. While I had no issues with the voice acting like a lot of others, I was bummed by strange graphical missteps like the Heavy Trooper's chain guns, which were animated really badly (or rather were not animated), lack of lipsync in the real-time cutscenes, and low-res textures here and there. Of course, the very fact that I'm having to hunt for graphical issues just underscores the fact that KZ2 is a visual and gameplay powerhouse. I'm planning to complete the campaign once and then go back to get the helghast symbols and intel for the trophies.

FFXIIIon360
FFXIIIon360
11 years ago

I got KZ2 last week it's easily on the best games so far this year but it isn't on of the best FPS's ever not when it has Halo 1, Halo 2, Halo 3, Bioshock, and COD4MW to go up against. And for best storyline it is easily FFVII with the MGS series if you missed one game it is impossible to understand the storyline.

keaton
keaton
11 years ago

I have not played Killzone 2 multiplayer yet, but the campaign mode is far better than any of the Halo games. I mean it is on another level. I couldn't even play through the entire Halo campaigns. The AI is mildy retarded. It just never grabbed me and brought me into the plot or game as K2 has done.

But this is strictly opinion and we each have our own 🙂

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

The more i play the game the harder it is for me to understand how this didnt get a 10 in the gfx department. I dont think the game deserves a 10 total because the voice acting was mediocre and the story could have used a little work, but the visuals are un-freaking-believable.

Idk if i told this story before, but i will again just in case. I was playing in the desert level place (forget what its called) and met a guy as i was going up the steps. I fired off a quick shot with my bolt gun and the bolt caught the tail of his jacket and pinned him to the wall, kicking and screaming, until it blew up. THE TAIL OF HIS JACKET! I died 3 seconds later because i was dumbstruck and amazed that they actually rendered his coat tail and made it integral to the gameplay.

The volumetric effects are great for a console too. Often games just use pre-rendered sprites for explosions, but KZ2 actually creates smoke that interacts with the environment.

One more little bit that amazed me:
Go to Visari's palace where you fight Radec's troops and look at the door to Visari's office. See the gas lamps? Shoot their stands, gas tanks are in them. If you hit the right ones they will catch the tapestries on fire and you can watch the flames climb up the fabric, slowly devouring it pixel by pixel.

KZ2 really is the new Half Life, imo. I believe KZ2 will be used as a benchmark for console shooters for this generation.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Oh god, you're actually making me choose between FFX and MGS4? :O

I can't choose…

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

@nosmokingbandit
you hit it right on its amazing to me as well, and i know alot of people hated the voice acting and dialogue but i find it ammusing not brilliant but not rediculous either! on another note it is my fav. FPS the MP is awesome and i cant tell you how great it is too have a game actually support clans to a great extent unlike COD where i can have a clan tag and thats it!
Btw got my VALOR CITATION trophy today (top 1% in KZ2) aww i can smell the platinum trophy now!!!!
As for best story i gotta say mgs series, prob. MGS4, i really like GoW series also.


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 3/8/2009 11:17:21 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I've never actually BEEN to war but from the stories I've heard, you don't have time to come up with the best banter. Maybe KZ2's dialogue isn't so off mark after all.

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

This is too hard. hey Ben i see that you left out one of your fav FF tactics, lol. I would have done the same. but in my case now, you got like 6 to 8 of my fav and I don't know right now.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

Omg im still going for FFX xD!!!! woohh!!!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

As did I, 🙂

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

KZ2 is the best, most authentic FPS I've ever played. S'all I know. It ain't perfect, but that gritty realism that I don't even feel in COD is there, that unpredictable AI that's constantly pulling tricks on me that Halo titles attempt and fail at is there, and I'm just gonna sit on this one until the next groundbreaker because I can't see anything matching it soon.

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

i have not picked it up yet. only played the demo.

keaton
keaton
11 years ago

shin don't judge the game on the demo, the demo was alright but I was like this isn't what it was hyped up to be. But then, I played the game and there it was!! You'll know what I mean when you play it, if you must I suggest atleast renting it and giving the full game a chance.

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

I have not judge it yet. Just waiting till i got some $. don't want to sell any games.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'd never sell this puppy.

rell
rell
11 years ago

@WorldEndsWithMe I agree with u. In my opinion COD4 lack horse compare to Kz2, COD4 actions never make me feel like Im at the war but Kz2 does excellent with that. Now Sony will separate "True Next Gen Experience" from last gen. Congrats gg on hard work. Lets see what COD4 MW2 has to offer Im looking for the next best thing.

RebelExtrm02
RebelExtrm02
11 years ago

I'm still waiting for it be available to rent. I was pumped to buy it the day it released until I saw it didn't have split screen multiplayer. Splitscreen is a must for me because I prefer to play with my friends in the same room and none of my friends have a ps3 to play online anyway.

To me videogames are for having fun with your friends.


Last edited by RebelExtrm02 on 3/8/2009 11:38:06 PM

Neurotoxiny
Neurotoxiny
11 years ago

Legend of Dragoon has the best story. However my opinion is biased because I love that game :p

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
11 years ago

My friend you get a cookie lol I LOVED THAT GAME!!

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Me too!
+1 thumbs up foar evrywun!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

@ hart_attack

I think the graphics were amazing (especially for a console) but other than that I didn't think there was anything that would even put it in the same sentence as a HalfLife or HalfLife2. I think the storyline was weak and I didn't care for the controls. I believe a better statement would be "KZ2 is one of the best console FPS ever", I will admit to that.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Oh cmon, don't be a PC monkey.

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

the storyline was pretty waek in terms of it being basic and u know we've seen it b4 however for what it was…it wass very atmospheric when playing and the scenes were amazing

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

How was Half-life 2 on the PC? I'm not trying to pick a fight here, but when I played Orange Box on the PS3, I thought Half life 2 kinda…well sucked. I didn't even play through it all. I tried to like it because everyone has always been so excited by the game, but I just didn't like it. I think part of the problem is though that by the time they ported it to the console, there were other games that were out already that had far better gameplay. But that could just be my own personal speculation….

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Well, FFT has one of the best stories ever in MY book, certainly. I just knew it had no chance against most of the games listed.

ThugNificent101
ThugNificent101
11 years ago

I completely agree with you Ben.
I enjoyed the story line in FFT a whole lot, easily one of my favorites of all time.

Fatcat3788
Fatcat3788
11 years ago

Agreed but I am very happy you put in Xenogears. Now that story is great and very f'd up.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

You can get it if you want but FFTA is NOT the same as FFT. Not…even…CLOSE.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I wish ICO and SOTC combined storyline was up for a vote. I know there is very little dialogue and a lot of user interpretation within both games stories but combined they make for such an amazing thought. I could lose myself for hours just thinking of the world of ICO/SOTC. The ending to SOTC is unmatched by any game and most movies IMO.

firehahahahaha
firehahahahaha
11 years ago

I agree with vertigo about the SotC and ICO in that list, but I had to vote for FFVII. That's the last game besides SotC that I really really got into the story, and it was just so good and imersive that I loved it.

As for KZ2, I really really love it, and I can't stop playing it online, which is something for me cause I never play online. Amazing game.

Acehiroku
Acehiroku
11 years ago

Damn you Ben ! Why do you leave me with this difficult choices ? Out of that list, I really liked 7 of them and you want me to choose only one ? Preposterous ! 🙂

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

I tried to make it difficult. 😉

raztad
raztad
11 years ago

OMG KZ2 SP campaign is so intense! I can NOT play it more than two hours straight. Best FPS EVAR!!!! 😀 Playing it on Hard, going through a watch-me-die fest, but I LOVE this game I dont want it to finish. KZ2 is the way a FPS should be played. WAR.PERFECTED. Maybe GG can do a rehash of KZ1 like Starbreeze is doing with Butcher Bay. Only wishful thinking 😉

MGS story is awesome tough a bit convoluted. Havent completed any FF game so Idk.

Quote from Old Snake: "this is real life not some fantasy game" :D.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

You all go to bed way too early, it's only 2am here and the site is dead. BLA

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

where's haze on that list???? 😉

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

After that patch MUST agree!

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

why do all the reviews (not PSXE's one i dont think) so that the story is average. All my friends, both my brothers and from ive played at their houses, its amazing. Its the same with R2.