GSY Video Vita

We received a copy of Killzone: Mercenary a few weeks ago and as usual, because we're always so busy and the team small, we haven't been able to translate our full review for you guys. That being said, we wouldn't you to feel left out, so you're getting all our homemade screenshots, our off-screen gameplay footage and most importantly our verdict. Everything's inside so what are you still doing here?

Verdict


Killzone: Mercenary is clearly worth your money if you own a Playstation Vita. It looks fantastic and plays just as well as the PS3 episodes, which proves once again that first person shooters have their place on a handheld. Story-wise, don't expect to deliver something as strong and immersive as titles like BioShock Infinite or The Last of Us, but if you like action games you won't be disappointed. It's just a shame that the melee attack are so cheated, making the game way too easy at times in normal mode. Other than that, you pretty much get the same experience as you'd expect from a first person shooter on PS3 or Xbox 360, which is impressive to say the least. The single player campaign is rather short as it took us about 6 hours and a half to reach the end but there is replayability to unlock all the weapons and armors, to complete the challenges which unlock after completing the game, etc. And there's multiplayer, which is also great fun from what we could see (we could only play the beta. In short, Killzone: Mercenary is a great action game for the Vita and the fans will be pleased, but on a more personal note, we think there is still something missing to make it memorable in the long term.

21 homemade images (sp)

  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 21 homemade images (sp)

15 homemade images (multiplayer)

  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
  • We reviewed Killzone Mercenary - 15 homemade images (multiplayer)
Stoffinator
Stoffinator
Commented on 2013-09-04 09:12:15
Looking forward to this. As most would say, "time to dust off the Vita".
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GFreeman
GFreeman
Commented on 2013-09-04 09:46:43
Hurry up Friday! Can't wait for this! :D
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Commented on 2013-09-04 11:41:37
The characters in this game look and have better design to them in personality as well than the typical masked with helmet guy on Killzone Shadow Fall.
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Megion
Megion
Commented on 2013-09-04 12:17:40
Considering the lack of any quality fps games on Vita it is worth a purchase.
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2013-09-04 13:15:39
the beta is awesome. been playing it at work (when our connection isn't a bag of shit) so i'm psyched to get the full game. graphically you could easily mix it into a PS3 killzone trailer and not see the difference. and it's FINALLY an FPS that feels great on the vita. something resistance and COD simply didn't manage to achieve. should have it today when i get home from work.
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GFreeman
GFreeman
Commented on 2013-09-04 13:22:01
Posted by droezelke
Getting very mixed reviews. Going from 55 to 100 on metacritic. And it's pretty clear which reviews are biased (or paid for) if you read them. I guess I'll pass (again) on a PS Vita game that is first party. I was looking forward to it though.
Or you could just buy it and make up your own mind about how good/bad it is? Sitting at 77 right now on metacritic after 25 reviews, not a bad score at all for a handheld shooter.
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tuwdc
tuwdc
Commented on 2013-09-04 16:19:20
just bought it :)
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catfish
catfish
Commented on 2013-09-04 17:08:44
Just bought it. To me this looks better visually than a lot of fps I played this gen on home consoles.
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scoobs0688
scoobs0688
Commented on 2013-09-04 21:20:40
Posted by droezelke
Getting very mixed reviews. Going from 55 to 100 on metacritic. And it's pretty clear which reviews are biased (or paid for) if you read them. I guess I'll pass (again) on a PS Vita game that is first party. I was looking forward to it though.
Or you could form your own opinion.... just a thought
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GFreeman
GFreeman
Commented on 2013-09-05 15:43:39
Had a wee peak at one of the environment videos. Good god it's stunning!
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GangStarr - Inhibited Sony Lover
GangStarr
Commented on 2013-09-06 20:10:48
This message is in "Boulet Time" (TM), If you still *really* want to see it, click here
best looking game on PS4
Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2013-09-06 20:11:51 In reply to GangStarr
Looking for a ban now are you?
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Commented on 2013-09-06 20:13:03 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Looking for a ban now are you?
GangStarr.. trolling? Never.

People just need to reaffirm their personal choices by belittling the alternative. Welcome to the internet.
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2013-09-06 20:53:31 In reply to GriftGFX
Then maybe I need to reaffirm my personal choice by using the ban button to belittle GangStarr?
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Doom_Bringer - I have terrible taste
Doom_Bringer
Commented on 2013-09-06 22:49:56
the beta was awesome! I pre ordered the game after e3 but since I am poor, my pre order was rejected (visa declined)

feels bad man

btw hopefully Shadow Fall will have some awesome sky scrapper jumping moments as seen in the environments video
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2PintsOfInsulin
2PintsOfInsulin
Commented on 2013-09-09 16:14:56
This is the first game that I've been impressed with for the Vita. Good job!
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    Seth I would have prefer if it was ps5 only game tho. Ah well. (2 Days ago)

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    Seth @KORNdog: hah you mentioned tlou II, i cancelled my pre-order because i'm too hyped for next-gen now, but when the hype kicks in i'll buy it at release most likely. (2 Days ago)

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    Seth PC for me is best available platform, thanks to the huge games library and 60fps for all games.But still getting a new console for first parties... (2 Days ago)

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    Seth sry my mistake, ye i wanted to say that they are huge fans of first parties and ready to move on and wait ages for eventual pc port. (2 Days ago)

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    KORNdog there are people out there who are going to wait for PS5 before playing last of us 2. but even that sort of wait sounds far too excruciating to me. (2 Days ago)

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    KORNdog @Seth: i mean, it's a viable option, but if you were a big fan of sony exclusives to begin with you'd need to have an insane amount of patience to wait 3 years to play it on PC (2 Days ago)

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    Seth @KORNdog: yeah i don't see this happen anytime soon. it's why i find funny some people suddenly say ''i'm done, after 25 years with ps, moving to pc''. (2 Days ago)

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