Killzone has a universe going for it that - in my humble opinion - could actually best everything else that's out there (yes, even that OTHER sci-fi FPS for that OTHER console) if Guerrilla Games simply handled it properly where their single-player is concerned. Sadly, Killzone 2's campaign is a complete let-down almost from the moment you begin playing, thanks to a poor script, woeful voice-acting (almost) across the board, and more than a couple of missed set-piece opportunities. To make things even more disheartening, the opening CGI cinematic that plays on booting up the game is actually incredibly well done, and gives you a teasing glimpse at what Killzone 2's story could have been before you begin playing the depressing reality. It's not all bad, however. The graphics in Killzone 2 are quite possibly the best any console game has produced to date. There will be more than one occasion where you will be forced to stop playing and just stare open-mouthed at the distracting beauty of it all. Sound effects are highly impressive also, especially if you are playing on a good surround-sound system. Gameplay in Killzone 2 is a strange beast. It's definitely unique, and probably realistic to boot (after all, assault rifles and RPGs are hardly light instruments to bear to battle) but more often than not the downright sluggish movements of your Sergeant Sevchenko will simply irritate, rather than immerse. However stick with it, and it will eventually become tolerable, even if never completely ideal. As for the multiplayer offering in Killzone 2, well, as the title should suggest, it's excellent. Due to its nature, story is pretty much completely irrelevant in multiplayer, so that major issue is not a problem here, and as a result the game shines. It's a class-based system whereby your loadout is based on what kind of character you go for, eg. the Medic will have a healing gun which he can use to revive other players. It's actually one of the best multiplayer games I have ever played, and totally different to other mainstays. So, would I recommend this game? Overall, yes I would, even if it is almost entirely because of the multiplayer.