This game will make you jump from the edge of your seat, and leave you in awe for more of this great series. My best friend from college who's also an ultimate gamer, suggested that I played this game, and it's a good thing I listened. He believes that Halo is outdated and Call of Duty is just the same every year. Well, to each his own, because I still like Halo and Call of Duty, but I'm not like those low-down fanboys.
Plot. During the events of Killzone 2, Helgast leader Emperor Scolar Visari is killed by Tomas "Sev" Sevchenko and Rico Velasquez, but the war is far from over. The Helghast forces had mounted a brutal counterattack, prompting the ISA (Interplanetary Strategic Alliance) to smoke out the evacuation of planet Helghan. The ISA finds itself outmanned, outgunned, and outnumbered as the Helghast have new battalions, arsenal and weaponry. Sev and Rico are led by Captain Jason Narville, and must now find a way to escape Helghan and defeat the enemy, but there will be twists and turns. Meanwhile, one of the Helghast officers, Jorhan Stahl has machinations of his own.
Boss battles in campaign mode such as the one against that huge bipedal tank in one of the game's stages makes this game absolutely epic in terms of fighting against bosses in this game. Also, I really enjoyed playing online, getting my ass kicked or kicking someone else's ass. I mean how cool is that?
Concept. Players in Killzone 3 take the role of Tomas "Sev" Sevchenko, and are accompanied by Rico Velasquez in some missions and also with Captain Narville as well. Even with Visari dead, the Helghast continue to fight against the forces of ISA. Players need to learn more about their enemy and use new tools, weapons, and arsenal to continue the fight.
Design. The graphics of this game are very well designed during in-game such as shooting enemies, melee, and scenario sequences that will blow you away. As you can see, this game graphically is awesome, that makes you think that you're watching a futuristic action-adventure movie. But the graphics are not the only thing I like about this awesome game. The story is also very well written. The DLCs were also a great addition to the game's multiplayer system.
Voice Acting. Some Hollywood stars such as James Remar (Dexter, Mortal Kombat Annihilation, The Warriors), Malcolm McDowell (Tank Girl, Star Trek Generations), and Ray Winstone (Beowulf) have lent their voices in the game. The character of Captain Narville fitted James Remar very well, developers were so damn wise in casting him as the badass captain of both Sev and Rico. Malcolm McDowell was very epic as the maniacal Jorhan Stahl, I think that Malcolm fits the Machiavellian-psychotic villain very well.
Rantings. What I don't like about this game is the damn capture troopers. The Helghast capture troopers always pissed me off to my very core, because it will be impossible to be revived by your comrades once they have stabbed you. Also, the boss fight against the massive bipedal tank was tough at times, especially when Helghast forces came out of nowhere to attack you. Talk about a long, boring, tedious fight. Also, some weapons run out of ammo so quickly that you have to find an ammo crate and refill it before you're killed by the enemy.
Good Aspects. The story, music, gameplay, and graphics truly defined the game's epicness. The highly acclaimed first person shooter series has my respect since I played Killzone: Liberation on the PSP. Also, I'm thankful that my friend suggested me to play this game. This and Battlefield are like my favorite FPS games since GoldenEye for the N64. The game's replay value is very high, not only for campaign, but also for the multiplayer experience. Also, you can download some of the downloadable content for the game fro $9.99. I highly recommend this game to fans of FPS games. Little by little when they play Killzone, they will forget slowly about Halo and COD.
Overall. Killzone 3 is like one of the best games of 2011, and it has my vote on Spike TV's Video Game Awards of this year. This game gets a 10 out of 10.