Game details

Game:
Killzone: Mercenary
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Genre:
Shooter
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
September 10th, 2013
Release Date (UK):
September 4th, 2013
Players:
1
Online Players:
2-4
Developers:
Guerilla Cambridge
Publisher:
Sony Computer Entertainment
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PSVita:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Exclusive to PlayStation Vita.

About Killzone: Mercenary

Developed by Guerilla Games Cambridge, Killzone: Mercenary is an upcoming first person shooter for the PlayStation Vita. Play as the all-new Mercenary faction, taking on paid contracts not only from the dangerous ISA, but the vicious Helghast as well. There is no good. There is no evil. There is only the mission... And the money.

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PSU Review Score
9.0
Avg. user review score:
9.3

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Summary

The definitive PS Vita shooter and a must-have for any Killzone fan.

We like

  • Fantastic visuals
  • Great multiplayer
  • Solid gameplay, with unique twists like Valor Cards

We dislike

  • Some dull indoor environments
  • Main campaign is over too quickly
  • Characters are underdeveloped

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Written by - Mike Harradence The arrival of Guerrilla Cambridge’s Killzone: Mercenary couldn’t have come at a better time for PlayStation Vita. The struggling Sony handheld has been chomping at the bit for that triple-A, must-have release for a good while now, and what better way to end the software lull than with Guerrilla’s celebrated sci-fi IP? Killzone is synonymous with the PlayStation brand after all, ...

Killzone: Mercenary News

  • PS4 title in works at Killzone: Mercenary dev, hints job ad

    The developer behind Killzone: Mercenary has sparked speculation that it is chiseling away on a new title for PlayStation 4. Guerrilla Cambridge posted a job advertisement for a senior environment artist and senior graphics programmer, but what’s most interesting about the openings is that ...

  • PS Vita TV US release may land early 2014, according to Killzone: Mercenary dev

    The recent PlayStation Blog post by Guerilla Cambridge hints at a US release date period for PlayStation Vita TV. Shortly after announcing the next major updates for Killzone: Mercenary, Mark Green of Guerilla Cambridge finalized his post by saying that the team will be implementing Vita TV support...

  • Killzone: Mercenary to get PS Vita TV support, new maps and Botzone mode

    Killzone Mercenary, the PlayStation Vita-exclusive shooter, is about to get quite a bit better through impending game updates. On the PlayStation Blog, Guerilla Cambridge has detailed the updates that the game will receive over the coming months. These include two new maps that will be free of ch...

  • Gamestop now shipping PS4 games

    Retailer Gamestop is now shipping PlayStation 4 games earlier than what was thought to be their official release dates, as its U.S. website shows. Killzone: Shadow Fall is available to order now, and should ship within 24 hours. Other PS4 titles also coming out early include Call of Duty: Ghosts, ...

  • U.K. Charts: Killzone Mercenary makes Top 10, Saints Row IV still at no.1

    PlayStation Vita-exclusive shooter Killzone Mercenary has secured a place in the U.K. Top 10 following its launch on Friday. The Guerrilla Cambridge FPS debuted at no.8 on the U.K. All Format Chart; a respectable position considering Sony’s handheld isn’t exactly setting tills alight ...

  • New Killzone: Mercenary images unveiled, is this PS Vitas must-have shooter?

    Sony has unleashed a fresh bunch of screenshots for its upcoming PlayStation Vita shooter, Killzone: Mercenary. Have a gander at the Guerrilla Cambridge-developed FPS in our gallery. Killzone: Mercenary is due out exclusively for PS Vita in the U.S. on September 10 and in Europe on September...

  • Killzone: Mercenary gets multiplayer dev diary

    For those of you who did not get in on the recent Killzone: Mercenary multiplayer closed beta and have to wait till August for the open beta, the new dev diary released by Guerilla Cambridge will give you a little insight into Mercenary's multiplayer madness. Killzone: Mercenary is set for releas...

  • Killzone: Mercenary closed beta is live, open beta coming in August

    Check your inboxes, folks! The Killzone: Mercenary closed beta has officially launched. The closed beta sign-up was held a few weeks ago and differs from the PlayStation Home promotion that was held around E3 time. Those codes are for the open beta, which will be launching in late August. Killzone...

  • Sony opens Killzone: Mercenary multiplayer beta sign-ups

    Gamers are now able to sign up for Killzone: Mercenary’s multiplayer closed beta, Sony has announced. Those of you who are interested in taking part have until 2.00 p.m. PDT/10.00 p.m. BST on July 17 to sign up for the beta. Sony will then email those of you who are lucky enough to have bee...

  • PS Vita's Killzone: Mercenary gets meaty 17-minute gameplay video

    Sony has released a new, 17-minute gameplay demo of upcoming PlayStation Vita shooter Killzone: Mercenary for your consumption. As well as footage of the Guerrilla Cambridge sci-fi blast-‘em-up, the video also features some commentary from art director Tom Jones. Check it out below. Kill...

Killzone: Mercenary Features

  • Killzone: Mercenary review round-up

    PlayStation Vita’s hotly-anticipated Killzone: Mercenary hits stores across Europe and the U.K. this week, and there’s a lot riding on its beefy shoulders. After all, gamers have been clamouring for a defining Vita FPS for some time now, and developer Guerrilla Games has seemingly pulled...

  • Gamescom 2013 Awards: Best PlayStation Vita Game

     The Winner – Killzone: Mercenary PlayStation Vita has been badly hurting for a must-have title for a while now, let alone a defining shooter. Fortunately, Guerrilla Cambridge’s Killzone: Mercenary looks like it will comfortably tick both boxes. Not only is this shaping up ...

  • Killzone Mercenary: every deployable VAN-GUARD weapon revealed

    Yesterday, I had the chance to go hands-on with Killzone: Mercenary - the upcoming PS Vita-exclusive FPS from Guerrilla Cambridge - and came out impressed. The game hopes to live up to its console predecessors with eye-popping graphical fidelity and the weighty, realistic combat that Killzone fans d...

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