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Killzone: Shadow Fall - Intercept

SCEA, Guerrilla
Jun 24, 2014 - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

56%

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Eurogamer
7 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
Game Revolution
4 / 5
Destructoid
7 / 10
God is a Geek
9 / 10
ZTGD
8.5 / 10
PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10
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8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Killzone: Shadow Fall - Intercept

Still, it's hard not to be impressed. The fact Intercept is due for release as a standalone product later in the year suggests Guerrilla intends to offer continued support. The meagre number of maps means repetition soon kicks in, but the gorgeous visuals, frenetic carnage and demanding teamwork make for the tightest Horde variant since Mass Effect 3's. A surprisingly good time for all.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall Intercept's mishmash of co-op ideas doesn't make for the most compelling of experiences.

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Knowing your role makes Intercept one of the better cooperative experiences available on PlayStation 4 right now.

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Intercept is a surprisingly enjoyable experience that entwines havoc, synergy, and drama into a lovely bundle. It's a tad repetitive and light on content, though, so I certainly hope Guerrilla Games continues to support the expansion as it nears the standalone release.

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It's a massive shame that so few people are playing Intercept so soon after release – and that the number is only going to go down – because Intercept is excellent, a diamond finally cut from the rough potential of Killzone Shadow Fall. Fragile systems that must be balanced during relentless assaults, clever enemies and perfectly built maps combine to make it the best mode in the game.

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Overall, for $10, Intercept is a pretty fun mode. I will say, if you plan on picking it up, make sure you have a few people to play with. Playing this solo or with only two players can be very challenging. Still, if you're looking for more Killzone, or if you want to jump back into it, this is a really fun mode to play and it's well worth the money.

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Killzone Shadow Fall's Intercept expansion uses fresh ideas to raise the dramatic intensity on both ends of the win-lose spectrum, but the novelty wears thin, leaving predictable co-op fun that struggles to make a lasting impression.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall - Intercept's focus lies firmly on the franchise's fantastic gunplay, and it's all the better for it. Requiring a good amount of coordination and teamwork, the expansion won't suit everyone, but victory tastes all the sweeter because of its often intense difficulty. The DLC is let down by a dwindling online user base, but get a group of friends together, and the reasonably priced add-on will almost always hit the mark.

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