Variety of weapons and tactics.
Kill-for-cash is good fun.
Innovative use of touchscreen.
Deep load out system.
Challenging Contracts mode.
Short single-player campaign.
Crouch and sprint controls.
Some technical issues.
Doesn’t capitalize on its ideas.
Characters and story are flat.
Would benefit from R2 and L2 buttons.
By Expert Reviews on September 12, 2013
Hands down the best FPS on the Vita right now. If you want a portable shooter, buy...100
By TrustedReviews on September 09, 2013
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.90
By 3News on September 09, 2013
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.80
By GamesRadar on September 06, 2013
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.90
By LevelUP on September 06, 2013
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.86
By Atomix on September 06, 2013
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.85
By IGN on September 05, 2013
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.80
By TheSixThaxis on September 05, 2013
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...100
By Metro UK on September 05, 2013
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.70
By CVG on September 05, 2013
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.70