Killzone: Mercenary

  • Killzone: Mercenary
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  • Great controls.
  • Variety of weapons and tactics.
  • Kill-for-cash is good fun.


  • Short single-player campaign.
  • Crouch and sprint controls.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Expert Reviews on 100

Hands down the best FPS on the Vita right now. If you want a portable shooter, buy...

By TrustedReviews on 90

Killzone: Mercenary isn’t just one of the best FPS titles on the PS Vita, it’s the cream of the crop. It offers the premium AAA-grade console game experience on Sony’s handheld title and the multiplayer will keep you going long after you’ve battled through the compelling main storyline.

By 3News on 80

Killzone: Mercenary is a seriously impressive game. It’s a little on the short side, and has a few little quirks all its own, but there’s no question that Guerilla Cambridge have delivered the goods. I still can’t quite believe the technical feats it accomplishes, to be perfectly honest.

By GamesRadar on 90

Killzone: Mercenary is a gritty, intense experience that is welcome--if not desperately needed--on the Vita. From start to finish, its intensity draws you in and doesn’t let go. While there’s little in the way of innovation, that’s not the point. Mercenary is unapologetically big and bold, and is exactly the kind of game you’d hope it would be.

By LevelUP on 86

Killzone: Mercenary se suma a una lista, algo corta, de títulos que todo poseedor de un PlayStation Vita debe tener. No sólo es un FPS sólido y bien estructurado, incluso se atreve a proponer un esquema que recompensa distintos estilos de juego.

By Atomix on 85

En general, Killzone: Mercenary me parece una fantástica entrega para el PS Vita, un first-person shooter hecho y derecho, fiel a la serie y que aprovecha la capacidad de la consola. Aunque no viene a revolucionar el género, se suma a la biblioteca de los títulos que valen la pena en la portátil de Sony.

By IGN on 80

The wait has been long and arduous, but Killzone: Mercenary finally delivers what Vita owners have craved for over a year and a half: a first-person shooter that won’t only keep them busy for a long time, but one that helps justify their hardware purchase in the first place. Mercenary is a truly great shooter, one that was crafted with the hardcore shooter fan in mind.

By TheSixThaxis on 100

So, while Mercenary might not be the best shooter in the world, in its own field - as a handheld title - it’s almost perfect; there’s no other experience like this on a device as small as this. And, judging the game from that perspective, it’s an experience that will stick with you for a long time, much like GoldenEye, Call of Duty 4 and other revolutionary shooters...

By Metro UK on 70

It often feels like too little too late but almost by default this is the best portable first person shooter ever made, despite a struggle to distinguish itself in other ways.

By CVG on 70

Killzone Mercenary's other big issue is how stringently it sticks to the modern first-person shooter blueprint. Make no mistake, when we say it's just like Killzone on PS3, we mean it. The emulation is so successful that there's almost nothing unique about the game. There are no new ideas here, but many old concepts executed well.

By Stuff on 80

Killzone: Mercenary is a play-it-safe experience, a first-person shooter that relies on established methods rather than conjuring up new ideas. But, frankly, we don’t care. Camera issue aside, this is an enjoyable and fantastic looking first-person shooter that you can carry with you wherever you go.

By Joystiq on 70

The core mechanics of Killzone: Mercenary serve as a good lesson in how to create a shooter with a big-budget, console feel on a handheld. While it's hamstrung by flaky multiplayer functionality and a lack of new ideas, it is impressive just how well the first-person action of the Killzone franchise has translated to the Vita.

By VideoGamer on 60

The fact Mercenary has such strong on-paper ideas only makes its lack of ambition even more disappointing. It’s a smart, fun shooter, with the exact structure needed to slim triple-A FPS down to pick-up-and-play portability, but it never comes through and capitalises on its potential. It’s not Vita’s savior, but it’s proof that savior can definitely exist.

By Edge on 60

It is, in other words, a competent handheld version of Killzone, and those who bought a Vita on that promise will be amply satisfied. Others will squint, line up their sights on a speck in the middle distance, squeeze the trigger and hope for the popup confirming their aim was true, and wonder if this is really what handheld gaming should be.

By Digital Trends on 65

Killzone: Mercenary feels like half of a really promising game, and if it were twice as long, it would be one of the best games for the Vita. You could forgive this in a discounted downloadable title, but Killzone: Mercenary is a full priced $40. It's...

International Review By on

Название игры: Killzone: Mercenary Жанр: 3D-action Разработчик: Guerilla Cambridge Издатель: Sony Computer Entertainment Похожие игры: в своей весовой категории — Resistance: Burning Skies Платформы: PS Vita Дата выхода: 06 сентября 2013 года Официальный...

International Review By on

„Killzone Mercenary“ ist ein technisches Brett, bietet in seiner Kampagne einen wunderbaren Spielfluss und dank des Söldner-Systems und den vielen freischaltbaren Waffen und Gadgets auch ausreichend Wiederspielwert. „Mercenary“ versetzt mich außerdem in...

International Review By Computer Bild on

„Killzone – Mercenary“ weckt die PS Vita auf: Wenn es auf Vekta und Helghan kracht, läuft Sonys Handheld zur Hochform...

International Review By on 85

Killzone: Mercenary sijoittuu Killzone-kaanonissa jonnekin kakkos-ja kolmososien paikkeille. Helghast-invaasio on lyöty ja ISA vyöryttää avaruusnatsien kotiplaneettaa. Samaan aikaan konfliktilla rahastavat myös palkkasotilaat,...