Although it began amidst controversy with lower-than-anticipated review scores, those scores have been on the rise recently, and fans are definitely ready to pick up Killzone 3 today.

According to PunchJump , high pre-order sales allowed Guerrilla's excellent sequel to be ranked as the top-selling product at Amazon.com's video game division, and there also seems to be demand for the special Helghast Edition, which comes complete with bonus content and even an exclusive Cloaking Helghast Marksman action figure. If you did pre-order at Amazon, you'll receive a $20 Bonus, access to 3 Unlock Points that can be used on a weapon or ability in the multiplayer aspect of the game, and a Retro Map Pack. It will never achieve the ridiculous sales of other FPSs but then again, KZ3 is exclusive, so comparison of sales numbers won't make much sense. Still, to have such a positive response at Amazon is a good sign. To learn more about the game, check out our in-depth analysis and some helpful helpful commentary , which seemed to go over quite well.

If you like great games, we say Killzone 3 is a can't-miss title. Plain and simple.

Related Game(s): Killzone 3

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Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
9 years ago

Great. I'd hate to see KZ3's sales damaged by some mediocore reviewers. This could be a good sign; GT5 was top seller before it released- look at the sales now. I'm not suggesting KZ3 will reach those numbers but…looks promising 😀

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

Killzone 3 europe sales will be impressive

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I contributed to that Amazon number =)
I eagerly anticipate getting off work today then studying for a test, and finally tearing off the KZ3 plastic wrap and giving it a good play.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm studying as we speak. Ugh, this can't turn out well by the look of it. If KZ3 was waiting for me I'd be in even bigger trouble.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 2/22/2011 11:40:46 AM

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

In soviet russia,test studies you!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

It's all about experiencing the game yourself. The beta really blew people's minds. It truly is an amazing game. Really miss the weight of the characters, but other than that the game looks as good as anything this gen.

F Gamestop, Amazon takes the lead!

Mr Bubbles IGR
Mr Bubbles IGR
9 years ago

will be getting this game along with the playstation move sharpshooter… my ps move has been collecting dust lately…

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

just be sure to make gun noises with your mouth while playing the sharpshooter 😉

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I'm curious how the Bulletstorm vs KZ3 sales will compare.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

Im sure most ps3 only owners will pick up KZ3, or KZ3 and Bulletstorm, rather than just Bulletstorm.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
9 years ago

Bulletstorm looks pretty good, though a bit ridiculous. I picked up the PC version but i havent gotten around to playing yet. I expect Bulletstorm to sell about the same or a little more. It doesnt seem super popular, but with 3 platforms to play on it will pick up a few more sales.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Bulletstorm shouldn't even be in the same league as KZ3. It's just cheap gimmicky crap. Kicking people in the air for point bonus', which by the way, the point system is terrible.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Bulletstorm tries too hard to be funny.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
9 years ago

While Bulletstorm has its flaws, its still tons of fun. I'm not going to pretend its bad just because it is directly competing against a ps3 exclusive.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

@ nosmokingbandit

I would not suggest that you do, if you are having fun that is what matters, but I hated it and felt that the point system was broken.

I can still understand your love for it as most of my favorite games this gen, some people consider less than ideal.

MadPowerBomber
MadPowerBomber
9 years ago

I bought both, 'cause Bulletstorm's demo made me laugh.

I'm very much enjoying Killzone 3, though.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Tonight, me and my sharpshooter go online.

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

Glad to help Amazon on this one! They just had the best deal out there.

I'm on call tonight so I wont get to play this until tomorrow – kinda bummed about that!

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

That sucks man.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'll look after your patients for you 🙂

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

Yeah it does, but the mother in law is in town, so it's nice to be out of the house! 😉

World, there's no way you can study AND cover my patients with KZ3 staring at you from the corner of your eye! I know the minute I get home, no matter how tired I am…it's Helghast slayin' time.

AStiffyIffy
AStiffyIffy
9 years ago

I haven't played Killzone, except for Liberation on the PSP. We just got a Sony 3DTV and a family member wants to buy this game because of the 3D aspect. Will it be necessary to play the previous games for the story? Or is it something I can easily go to Wikipedia for? Also, if anyone wishes to play the game with me, feel free to add me. My PSN is the same as my ID here.


Last edited by AStiffyIffy on 2/22/2011 10:31:49 AM

AStiffyIffy
AStiffyIffy
9 years ago

Correction: I also played some offline multiplayer of Killzone 1. The game was fun, but kind of slow. I didn't like it much. How do the new games compare to it? And how do they compare to Call of Duty, story-wise and multiplayer-wise ? I played the campaign of Black Ops and I loved it. I don't do much online of Black Ops but it is fun. Minus the pros that can kill you in two seconds.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

i'll give ya the jizzt without big spoilers,wiki killzone to see what happens at the end of KZ2!!
*SPOILERS* SORT OF…
Helgast seperates from the ISA.
Helgast sets up a colony on veckta,Earth & the ISA don't take kindly to this and remove them.Years later helgast invade veckta:Killzone 1
War continues on veckta:Killzone liberation
ISA invades helgan:Killzone 2
*end spoilers *
Wiki will give u a deeper acount of characters and events but basically this is the story so far!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Woah, for a second I thought I changed my avatar back to squall without knowing it 🙂

AStiffyIffy
AStiffyIffy
9 years ago

@Lord carlos

Thanks for that. I kind of had a small grasp of the story before, but this is helpful. I'll check out the Wiki if I actually do get the game.

@World

You aren't the only Squall fan, haha. By the way, how did you make your avatar? Looks like something that came from BioShock (I know it's from BioShock, but I mean that it looks as if it would actually be in the game).

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Yeah it's the "Who is Atlas?" propaganda poster. I managed to kipe it off the internet somewhere and then altered it for my purposes. Figured I deserve my own propaganda poster 🙂

PANICinc
PANICinc
9 years ago

"seems to be demand for the special Helghast Edition, which comes complete with bonus content and even an exclusive Cloaking Helghast Marksman action figure."

You forgot about the Heghast Helmet Replica included with the Helghast Edition!

This game is awesome! Split screen co-op, beautiful graphics, easy controls, and that perfect mechanical feel to the weapons that only KillZone has delivered.
If you have a PS3 and you're a shooter fan, this is a must buy!!!

AStiffyIffy
AStiffyIffy
9 years ago

Split screen co-op? For online or campaign? Also, was this feature in Killzone 2?

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

Offline campaign. And this was not in K2

AStiffyIffy
AStiffyIffy
9 years ago

Is 2P a random guy, like in Resistance 1? Or is 2P a character that's part of the story a la Resident Evil 5?

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

From what I read, its another character from the game and not a "random" person.

leatherface
leatherface
9 years ago

I think your co op partner is Natko from KZ2

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Now I need to think of where my $20 credit should go.

*downloading Dragon Age 2 from LIVE now*

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

It will be interesting to read about any nefarious differences between the PS3 and Xbox versions of DA2. After ME2 on PS3 I'm more inclined to trust Bioware.

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
9 years ago

I'm using my Amazon credit towards inFamous 2

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

yep, I'll be sure to compare them 😉

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

I bought it on Amazon as well. They definetly had the best deal for this game.

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

Does anyone know if you can still play custom music online? I LOVED that in Killzone 2. It let me set the mood……to Kill!

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

I had no idea you could do that in Killzone 2. I hope it's still an option in 3.

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

@Jawknee
Yeah man, you could grab all your music and make a playlist of them and rock out while slaying some n00bs!

I adored Killzone 2 for custom music online (in-game) and LBP 1 for being able to do the same while you're in your pod.

Im gonna be a bit peeved if you cant listen to your jamz while murking online.

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
9 years ago

Never mind setting the mood to kill. Try it with some Frank Sinatra etc. It's epically funny 😀

booze925
booze925
9 years ago

im glad to say i did not contribute to kz3's sales in any way.
bargain bin purchase for me. killzone 2 is better anyway

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

Making your mind up before the experience is foolish,my young apprentice.

AStiffyIffy
AStiffyIffy
9 years ago

Shouldn't you play the game before passing judgment?

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

I gotta agree with these guys – I think you should actually PLAY Killzone 3 before saying that 2 is better.

And I hope you're not basing your judgment off of a demo either.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
9 years ago

What kind of thought process is this? You make no sense.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

That's wonderful. Thank you for sharing your disdain for a game most of us enjoy. Now go back to playing Black Ops.

AStiffyIffy
AStiffyIffy
9 years ago

@ Jawknee

You make it seem as if Black Ops is a bad game.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

🙂