Killzone Shadow Fall

PS4 / Action / Release: Nov 15, 2013 / ESRB: U

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Killzone: Shadow Fall gets free King of the Hill multiplayer mode

Killzone: Shadow Fall gets free King of the Hill multiplayer mode

Guerrilla Games is continuing to update their PS4 shooter, Killzone: Shadow Fall. In addition to offering the Insurgent Pack, the studio is also giving Shadow Fall players a whole new way to play multiplayer with a free King of the Hill mode.

Read more: Shorter respawn times »

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Killzone Shadow Fall 'Insurgent Pack' coming in April, two free maps now available

Killzone Shadow Fall 'Insurgent Pack' coming in April, two free maps now available

Killzone Shadow Fall is preparing to roll out its next expansion, titled the Insurgent Pack. The expansion includes a new character class, three more abilities, three weapons, and two game modes. It's coming in April.

Read more: A stealthy class, defensive abilities, and more »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall patch lets you lock frame rate

Killzone: Shadow Fall patch lets you lock frame rate

The latest patch for Killzone: Shadow Fall adds a handful of new features, including the ability to lock the campaign frame rate. Even though the campaign aims for 60 frames per second, the occasional dip might distract you. If that's the case, you can keep it low from the Options menu.

Read more: Warzone discoverability, clans, and more save points »

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Nearly half of all PS4 owners bought Killzone: Shadow Fall

Nearly half of all PS4 owners bought Killzone: Shadow Fall

Perhaps the most high-profile release of the PS4 launch was Killzone: Shadow Fall. Guerrilla Games' shooter is arguably one of the prettiest games on the console, one that serves as a technical showpiece for next-gen. Unsurprisingly, it's sold pretty well, with Sony announcing sales of 2.1 million units worldwide.

Read more: 50% attach rate »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall phasing in clans in February

Killzone: Shadow Fall phasing in clans in February

Killzone: Shadow Fall is on the verge of patching in one of its most requested features. Guerrilla Games' Victor Zuylen has acknowledged the clamor for a clan system and notes that the PS4 launch title will begin phasing in the feature, beginning with patch 1.09 in early February.

Read more: Features to be based on feedback »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall's first free multiplayer DLC revealed

Killzone: Shadow Fall's first free multiplayer DLC revealed

As promised, Killzone Shadow Fall will offer free multiplayer maps for everyone. Whereas other shooters charge for new maps, Guerrilla and Sony are taking a different approach, putting additional game modes behind their Season Pass.

See: the two new maps »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall free multiplayer weekend coming soon

Killzone: Shadow Fall free multiplayer weekend coming soon

The better half of Killzone: Shadow Fall is the multiplayer. If you want to give it a try, Sony has announced plans for a free multiplayer weekend. The game's online offerings will be free from December 28 through 31.

Read more: Pre-load goes live tomorrow »

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Sony challenges players with First to Greatness campaign

Sony challenges players with First to Greatness campaign

Greatness Awaits! But who will be the first to reach it? Sony has laid down the gauntlet and is challenging players to complete up to 64 challenges, ranging through many of the PS4's launch games, like Killzone: Shadow Fall, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, and NBA 2K14.

Read more: 'Share' button submission »

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Weekend Confirmed 192 - PS4 and Xbox One

Weekend Confirmed 192 - PS4 and Xbox One

The next generation of consoles have all arrived and Weekend Confirmed is ready to celebrate with you. Join hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata, as they welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and "Indie" Jeff Mattas to break down both the PS4 and the Xbox One. The show re-visits some major titles from the PS4 launch, like Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Resogun, and Need For Speed: Rivals. To help move the Xbox One discussion, Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia joins in the final segment to briefly talk about Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, and Killer Instinct before "Indie" Jeff Mattas talks some Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and State of Decay. To send you into your weekend, the crew reels off a new round of Finishing Moves before the post-show Tailgate.

Listen: Weekend Confirmed Episode 192 »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall review: half-bred

Killzone: Shadow Fall review: half-bred

The Killzone franchise has always been caught in a struggle against early expectations. First billed as a "Halo killer" in the PS2 era, then needing to live up to a pre-rendered lofty "visual target" in the PS3 era--Shadow Fall now has the burden of being Sony's biggest exclusive launch game for PlayStation 4. And while this is Guerrilla's fourth step at bat, it appears they've not learned the lessons from their previous efforts, making the same missteps of Killzone 3.

With Shadow Fall, Guerrilla has once again upped the ante in all the ways you'd expect: the graphics are even more colorful than before, with enough lens flares to blind J.J. Abrams. From sweeping vistas of a futuristic city, to scenes with dozens of dazzling light sources, Shadow Fall is designed as a visual feast, meant to celebrate the arrival of a new generation of consoles--and it largely succeeds. As a technical showcase, Shadow Fall makes good to showcase all of PS4's fancy new tech, including the sometimes-gimmmicky new features thrown into DualShock 4 (your controller will turn red when low on health, and you'll swipe the touchpad for additional commands).

Read more: Finding a balance between KZ2&3 »

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Weekend Confirmed 191 - PS4 launch, Super Mario 3D World

Weekend Confirmed 191 - PS4 launch, Super Mario 3D World

The PS4 launches today and it's time to celebrate with Weekend Confirmed. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and The Escapist's Andrea Rene to usher in a new generation of consoles, but first, they discuss this past weekend's Blizzcon and all of the exciting news to come out of that event. Then the topic turns to next-generation consoles, where everyone discusses the PS4 launch lineup, including Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Need For Speed: Rivals, and more. They also talk about what to expect from next week's Xbox One release and discuss why Nintendo may be a real force to be reckoned with this holiday season, thanks to the upcoming Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The show sends you to your shiny new PS4's with new Finishing Moves and the post-show Tailgate.

Listen: Weekend Confirmed Episode 191 »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall launch trailers show off story and tech

Killzone: Shadow Fall launch trailers show off story and tech

Killzone: Shadow Fall is ready to deploy in time for Friday's PS4 launch. Two new trailers have been released to help whet some appetites, one highlighting the ongoing narrative and another displaying some of the tech used to power Guerrilla Games' latest.

Watch: Story and tech on display »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall video shows combat flexibility

Killzone: Shadow Fall video shows combat flexibility

The Killzone series tends to emphasize bombastic setpiece moments--it is called "Killzone" after all. But Guerrilla wants to give you a little more flexibility in Shadow Fall, and a mission showcase details some of your options heading into a typical encounter.

Watch: 15 minutes, four styles »

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Killzone: Shadow Fall requires 7.5GB initial download before play

Killzone: Shadow Fall requires 7.5GB initial download before play

One of the new features Sony promised when unveiling PlayStation 4 was the ability to play games as they download from the PlayStation Store. With games like Killzone: Shadow Fall clocking in at nearly 40GB in size, it wouldn't be practical to sit and wait for such a huge download to finish before playing. Through a feature Sony is now calling "PlayGo," you'll be able to select which part of the game you'd like to download first--single or multiplayer--and then play the game as it downloads.

In reality, PlayGo won't be as immediate as many had imagined. For example, Shadow Fall will still require a 7.5GB initial download before it can be played when purchased digitally.

Read more: PlayGo will become 'friendlier' in future games »

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Look at the graphics of this Killzone: Shadow Fall story trailer

Look at the graphics of this Killzone: Shadow Fall story trailer

Sony and Guerrilla Games have released a "story trailer" for Killzone: Shadow Fall. And sure, you're totally going to be watching it for the story, not for the graphics.

Shadow Fall takes place on Vekta, where Helghast and Vektan have called an uneasy truce. Lo and behold, there are factions within both sides trying to stir up trouble, with the Black Hand trying to start a civil war. Players control a Shadow Marshal, who must deal with the growing unrest before it escalates any further.

Watch: But you're really just going to look at the graphics »

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