PS3 Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | 10:54 PM

Killzone 2: Second downloadable content

Killzone 2: Second downloadable content

Sony also announced the second downloadable content for Killzone 2 today. Images and video inside!


DLC 2 trailer

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Commented on 2009-05-20 23:21:04
awesome trailer, and very cool looking maps. kinda wish i put more time into killzone 2's MP tbh. i was so busy when it came out i just didnt have the time to play it. and now i fear i've left it to a point where everyone will be pro's and i wont have a chance (kinda like a noob trying to play warhawk)
Commented on 2009-05-20 23:43:33
Hopefully it won't be $4.99. If it is, this better have more than two maps.
Commented on 2009-05-20 23:45:16
This looks good but it's another map pack I will skip due to my lack of interest in KZ2 MP.
Commented on 2009-05-20 23:47:05 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
awesome trailer, and very cool looking maps. kinda wish i put more time into killzone 2's MP tbh. i was so busy when it came out i just didnt have the time to play it. and now i fear i've left it to a point where everyone will be pro's and i wont have a chance (kinda like a noob trying to play warhawk)
i am in the same boat.lol
this trailer is kick ass. the more i look at it, the more amped i get to play some killzone 2 multiplayer online. those maps look incredible.

killzone 2 is still TOP GRAPHICS DOG TODAY!!!
Commented on 2009-05-21 00:03:14
I downloaded and like the first map pack, going to buy this one too almost certainly.
Commented on 2009-05-21 01:26:54
amazing graphics!! Wish it were on PC though...
Commented on 2009-05-21 01:28:15 In reply to skeetskeet
Posted by skeetskeet
Hopefully it won't be $4.99. If it is, this better have more than two maps.
Errr if im not mistaken it's 2 maps, and the price you stated is still cheap in this BS DLC that developers throw at us.....

Still im not moaning it looks awesome, KZ2 for me has really kicked the FPS up a gear.
Commented on 2009-05-21 01:55:40
This is a good start... now remake the rest of KZ1, Sony!
Commented on 2009-05-21 04:01:24 In reply to aphex187
Posted by aphex187
Errr if im not mistaken it's 2 maps, and the price you stated is still cheap in this BS DLC that developers throw at us.....

Still im not moaning it looks awesome, KZ2 for me has really kicked the FPS up a gear.
Ugh just checked it's $5.99. Oh well hope you guys have fun with it. I'll probably pick it up when it's cheaper. Having too much fun with FO3 right now anyways.
Commented on 2009-05-21 04:44:28
Good maps but, like most of the online crowd, I got bored with KZ2 after a short while and still think CoD WaW is more fun and that games new map pack i'm sure will be more worth while.

Still nice to see the Killzone fans getting some new maps. I might buy it just to see if I can get into the game again.
Commented on 2009-05-21 06:03:33 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
awesome trailer, and very cool looking maps. kinda wish i put more time into killzone 2's MP tbh. i was so busy when it came out i just didnt have the time to play it. and now i fear i've left it to a point where everyone will be pro's and i wont have a chance (kinda like a noob trying to play warhawk)
This is way off-topic but i know what you mean. I recently bought CoD 4: MW ( Have no idea why it took me so long..) and let me tell you, im gettin' my ass kicked so hard out there that it's not even funny! - my kill/death ratio is about 1 to 4 on a average cos' my mates think the only proper way to play the game is on Hardcore-mode...
Commented on 2009-05-21 06:49:59 In reply to pez_Q
Posted by pez_Q
This is way off-topic but i know what you mean. I recently bought CoD 4: MW ( Have no idea why it took me so long..) and let me tell you, im gettin' my ass kicked so hard out there that it's not even funny! - my kill/death ratio is about 1 to 4 on a average cos' my mates think the only proper way to play the game is on Hardcore-mode...
Hardcore is awful.. but you get all the necessary perks and unlocks very early on in Call of Duty 4. I still think this RPG progression stuff is sorta BS though. I don't play FPS to grind my "skills" up.
Commented on 2009-05-21 09:47:54
wow these maps are amazing looking...wish they were an sp dlc
Commented on 2009-05-21 11:37:09
Help!!! I downloaded the first pack it installs but when i try to launch the game with new maps it says: "you need to download the Steel and Titanium map pack". Have anyone got the same problem? This is why i doubt about downloading this content.
Commented on 2009-05-21 12:12:32

Help!!! I downloaded the first pack it installs but when i try to launch the game with new maps it says: "you need to download the Steel and Titanium map pack". Have anyone got the same problem? This is why i doubt about downloading this content.
Make sure your game's region matches the store you bought it from.

PS3 games aren't region locked but DLC is.
Commented on 2009-05-21 13:43:26 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
awesome trailer, and very cool looking maps. kinda wish i put more time into killzone 2's MP tbh. i was so busy when it came out i just didnt have the time to play it. and now i fear i've left it to a point where everyone will be pro's and i wont have a chance (kinda like a noob trying to play warhawk)
Very nice trailer. That second map looks very good and reminds me of Enemy Territories. But as I refuse to pay for DLC, I will probably never play them.
Korndog, you shouldn't be to worried about playing Killzone 2 multiplayer. I'm very bad at multiplayer shooters on console, but somehow even I manage to fit in with players that have gained more perks than me. So, you should be fine. You won't have the noob feeling ;o)
Commented on 2009-05-21 15:38:57
The water effects are awesome.
those volumetric dust clouds at 00:17 totally leave crysis behind(at least cryEngine 3 for consoles).
its amazing how much they can pour in with this engine's modification. partical effects, light scattering and character properties are just uncomparable.
Commented on 2009-05-21 17:45:29 In reply to Thor
Posted by Thor
The water effects are awesome.
those volumetric dust clouds at 00:17 totally leave crysis behind(at least cryEngine 3 for consoles).
its amazing how much they can pour in with this engine's modification. partical effects, light scattering and character properties are just uncomparable.
No it doesn't leave Crysis behind. After 2 years there still isn't any game that matches the graphics of Crysis. Ofcourse after 2 years there still isn't a single GPU graphics card that can run Crysis at 60 fps.
That doesn't mean Killzone 2 doesn't look great. But comparisons with Crysis are doomed to fail.
Commented on 2009-05-21 19:41:46
^ Very true. Crysis does things on a huge scale that other games on a small scale can't do. I always wonder why Helgan is so damn windy though. I also wonder if the game would look half as good without said wind blowing stuff around and distracting the eye, lol...
Commented on 2009-05-21 20:49:24 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
^ Very true. Crysis does things on a huge scale that other games on a small scale can't do. I always wonder why Helgan is so damn windy though. I also wonder if the game would look half as good without said wind blowing stuff around and distracting the eye, lol...
seeing as not all the levels are windy, i'd say yes it does look just as good. although the wind makes things a whole new level of impressive. it's a jaw dropping game no-matter what's going on.
Commented on 2009-05-21 23:09:36 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
No it doesn't leave Crysis behind. After 2 years there still isn't any game that matches the graphics of Crysis. Ofcourse after 2 years there still isn't a single GPU graphics card that can run Crysis at 60 fps.
That doesn't mean Killzone 2 doesn't look great. But comparisons with Crysis are doomed to fail.
Ive played both...in art + tech KZ2 impressed me as much as crysis...its just so intense
Commented on 2009-05-22 10:26:46 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
No it doesn't leave Crysis behind. After 2 years there still isn't any game that matches the graphics of Crysis. Ofcourse after 2 years there still isn't a single GPU graphics card that can run Crysis at 60 fps.
That doesn't mean Killzone 2 doesn't look great. But comparisons with Crysis are doomed to fail.
Come on, we all know the fact that Crysis is using almost an infinite level of assets. had those RAM and GPU specifications available to Guerilla games, Crysis would have been history for Crysis is vastly an unoptimized game. the water is still total a shader thing without any true water physics.
Commented on 2009-05-22 12:03:38 In reply to Thor
Posted by Thor
Come on, we all know the fact that Crysis is using almost an infinite level of assets. had those RAM and GPU specifications available to Guerilla games, Crysis would have been history for Crysis is vastly an unoptimized game. the water is still total a shader thing without any true water physics.
What exactly do you mean with water physics? Crysis uses 3D-ocean technology. Throw something in the water and it will react according to almost real-life physics. Throw an oil barrel in the water, shoot it and oil will disperse in the water (never used in any other game). Through adjusting config files and flowgraphs, you can make the ocean in Crysis look like calm steady water or you can create big waves (no other game has this feature).
The only game that has been released that uses water physics on a water particle level, is Cryostasis. The original Crysis (vanilla) is not fully optimised, but you can download mods and config tweaks (like realifesys), that not only make the game look better, but even make it run at higher framerates. I have Crysis tweaked with realifesys and some config tweaks, making it look incredible and in benchmarks I can achieve 55 fps average in 1680*1050 resolution.

Killzone looks great, no doubt about that, but it is still far away from Crysis. When the first game from Crytek will hit the consoles using CryEngine3, there will be a new benchmark for consoles.
Commented on 2009-05-22 19:41:26
you are right droezelke,

yes that technology is named Ocean Wave Technology. but damn, its nowhere near 3D. I know they are calling it that but I've yet to see that. there is a lot of hidden stuff happening in crysis but with visuals effects that could be done on PS2. like if you shoot sludge drum, the black oil that comes out is exactly the same as the darkness out of a Colossus in Shadow of the Colossus.

and upon that, crysis uses sooo much more resources than Killzone 2 or GT5. with Crysis' resources it should've looked ultra-photoreal and this and that. but its nowhere near that.

lets just see TRUE 3D water effects...as are in Resistance 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyuY3-SLuDA
Watch this video to the end and enjoy.
Commented on 2009-05-22 21:11:05 In reply to Thor
Your example of the drum: I know that shooting a drum with oil is not new (it was already in games like Medal of Honor: Allied Assault). What's new, is that the dispersion or diffusion of oil in water has not been done before in any game. The water effects in Resistance 2 are very good, but the rest of the game is average to good in the graphics department.
I agree Crysis uses a lot of resources, but it shows incredible graphics. Remember this game is built on technology from 2007 for dual core processors. The PS3 has a cell CPU with 7 SPE's @ 3.2GHz. Crysis is as such dependant on the graphics card GPU. So the resources can't be compared. But it is impossible with the current PC-hardware (2009) to produce photoreal games. The best estimate hardware developpers have made about this possibility is 2012 or later. Unless you count in cinema 2.0 from ATI. So your statement that Crysis should look ultra-photoreal does not make sense.
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