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7 Games until Xmas: Killzone 3

24 Games until Xmas is our special feature to build up to the end of the year, however that is not all.

Each member of staff was asked to provide their top twenty four games of the year; we have taken this list and will reveal a game each day until December 24, at which point we will unveil our number one game of the year.

There are some fantastic titles on the way and when the final game is revealed, that’s where you come in.

Once the number one game has been revealed we will then create a poll with all 24 games and ask you to vote on your own personal game of the year, this poll will run from December 24 until January 2nd, at which point we will announce the ShopToNews readers Game of The Year 2011.

We hope you are enjoying counting down our best 24 games of the year with us and if you have just joined us then make sure you check out the other games in the list.

Here’s the next…

7 games until Xmas – Killzone 3

Killzone 3 is a tough one, it takes much of what was good about the second entry into the series and improves it; but it also isn’t as strong in terms of story as Killzone 2. However, that doesn’t stop it being great fun slaughtering Helghast by the thousands and that is something that you will do.

The single player game picks up just after the second game finishes with Sev and Rico, along with the rest of the ISA army trapped on Helgan after the death of Visari in Killzone 2. Visari’s death spurred the Helghast army into a fit of revenge, which caused the ISA’s ships to pull back and leave many of their soldiers on the planet to fend for themselves.

The game has developed a far more meaty feel to things as each of the weapons have been given more weight and strength. Not only that but it has been given some truly epic set pieces, showing that Call of Duty isn’t the only one that can produce destruction on such a scale.

The multiplayer offers up some excellent and solid gameplay, with large maps that allow for a freeform style of play that is only reflected in Battlefield 3. Taking on a field of up to 16 other players in a brutal arena brawl feel extremely satisfying. Added to this, the match modes brings a mix of different gameplay into a central story-based fight, giving a deeper immersion than that of some other game’s in the same genre.

We don’t have a review for Killzone 3 but the game does hold a 84% rating on Metacritic. You can order Killzone 3 from ShopTo here.

Do you own Killzone 3? Have you played it or are you considering it? Let us know in the comments field below.

Edited On 18 Dec, 2011

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