Guerrilla Cambridge: A Leading Game Developer Responsible for Creating Futuristic Shooter Games

The tech scene in Cambridge, UK is not only overpowered by hardware companies but video game developers are also another important contributor to the local area’s high-tech business. One of these video game developers that have made a name for themselves is Guerilla Cambridge. This high-profile developer is working with Sony in creating console games that are used often to show off the power of the PlayStation system. They are best known as the creator of “Killzone 2” and “Killzone 3”

Killzone 2

This first-person shooter video game is the second main installment in the Killzone series and had its worldwide release late February 2009. Just like its predecessor, Killzone 2 chronicles the war during the 24th century between two human factions; the Helghast and the Vektans.

The plot of the game takes place two years after the events of the first installment and features the battle of protagonist Tomas “Sev” Sevchenko and his unit against the Helghast. Other protagonists from “Killzone” who returned with a supporting role are Rico Velasquez and Cpt./Col. Jan Templar. This game offers a first-person view and allows the player to use a variety of weapons.

There was a huge anticipation before Killzone2 was released. True enough, Guerilla Games did not disappoint the fans. This game received high praises and positive reviews from critics and fans. Critics praised the presentation, graphics, gameplay, intense action of this game.

Killzone 2 debuted at number one in UK sales to become the fourth fastest-selling Sony published title. In the United States, its debut sales were 323,000 within 48 hours of launch. In Japan, the game debuted at number 3, selling 41,000 units. On April 16, 2009, Sony announced that sales of Killzone 2 had surpassed one million worldwide.

Killzone 3

The critical and commercial success of Killzone 2 led to a sequel. Killzone 3 is the fourth installment in the Killzone series and was released worldwide in February 2011.

There is a strong resemblance to the gameplay of Killzone 2 and Killzone 3, though several changes and tweaks were made. Just like with the first installment, the he game takes place in various harsh environments such as lethal alien jungle, Arctic landscapes and nuclear wastelands. A notable new feature in this series is having the ability to use jet packs in the game and a revamped close combat melee system. A new weapon called the WASP has also been added, which acts as a multi-firing rocket launcher firing in spiral formation.

Killzone 3 is not only the first game in the series to include motion controls using the PlayStation Move but it’s also the first to be presented in stereoscopic 3D.  It received positive reviews since its release. PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) gave the game a rating of 9/10, stating that “on a visual level, as a 3D breakthrough, this feels like a watershed moment in a revolution affecting all of gaming”. Click here to read more reviews about Killzone 3.

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