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Halo Reach (Xbox 360) vs. Killzone 2 (PS3): Graphics

Since Halo: Reach was released we have covered a number of articles, from “What rank are you”, “Ranks, Armor, Achievements Explained”, to “Problems with the disc”. However, we have just discovered that the graphics of the game have been pitted side-by-side against Killzone 2.

If you visit Game Reactor, you will see a series of screenshots of Halo: Reach and Killzone 2 placed one above the other. You can click on the image to enlarge them — this will allow you to study them in detail to draw your own conclusions.

Halo: Reach was released on September 14th, and in that time has gone on and broken the online play record, which Jamie Pert has explained in more detail. Killzone 2 has been around since 2009, which leads me to this thought.

It is unfair for Halo: Reach to be compared to a game that is a year-and-half old. We would like to see Killzone 3 compared, since that is due for release on February 22, 2011, and since halo reach just come out, this is a better match up than the one Game Reactor did.

Written by Peter Chubb

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,iuz

oh you ps3 fanboys cry about an unfair comparison but you still compare the 2005 xbox with the newer ps3 = FAIL

someone
someone

both are really good games, i prefer halo reach but i can see why people like killzone, it's a good game. one thing i find unfair is that people say you can't compair halo reach with killzone 2 because reach just came out, but when killzone 2 was released everyone compared it to halo 3, if you think it's not right to compair them because of when they were released than it's just an excuse. killzone 2 looks slightly better than halo reach although they use very different art styles, graphics arre important but gameplay is even more important.

Specter098
Specter098

Both are good. just depends on your preferences.

Hoe-Zay
Hoe-Zay

Who cares about *****ing graphics what it all comes down to is the gameplay everyone always wants to compare halo to cod or kz!!!!! do you hear everyone around you talking about kz nope halo all the way, best game play i have ever seen and I've been a gamer for 30 years and none of you little kids know anything about that! I have more expirience than any of you since halo came out it killed everything out there no doubt about that so why argue just buy a copy of halo: reach and shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bob
bob

To be honest, i believe Halo:Reach is amazing, im not going to make some arguement over saying which one is better, i have played the killzone series, its a good game, but i prefer Halo, i feel like you should just go with that you enjoy, i enjoy Halo. im going to stick with that

fucku
fucku

Mark is such a poor baby loser

Mark
Mark

KIllzone2 is 10x the game Halo Reach is. All this demonstrates is how desperate Xbox owners are to get something worth playing. THey need to wake up and buy a PS3.

marhorn
marhorn

Yes it is down to which game you like better! more people play, have love for Halo, therefore Halo wins! The loading spots in killzone aint as bad as that, but by god they are bad!

Can you drive a ghost in killzone? no! HALO WINS!

marhorn
marhorn

Halo Reach owns killzone! The AI in Halo has always been the best and having huge indoor, outdoor hyper enviroments which you can traverse with any vehicle you want says A LOT! in killzone you have like a 10 metres of space you can explore! And the game loads like every 10 metres you walk, making it look like its continually loading (or skipping) HALO WINS!

Get over it

Yourself
Yourself

killzone loooks better, but halo runs at 60 fps instead of 20 to 30 fps like killzone. Halo has better controls and better online. if halo ran at 30 fps it would look as good as killzone. i own both games and they are both awsome. But halo is more fun

bob
bob

in all of the halo shots the player is moving and the picture is blured and the player is still on the killzone shots don't see how thats fair

Karl Harris

This is a joke right? Killzone 2 is over a year old and you are trying to compare that to a game that was released a week ago? Why not compare Halo Reach to Duke 3d or Quake, or Quake 2? That equally relevant comparing a new game to old ones…clown

That one guy
That one guy

Wow. Comparing an almost 2 year old game. I guess that’s a big blow to the 360 since it’s being compared to KZ2, a game that’s not even the best looking game on the ps3 yet still manages to beat halo: reach graphically, in my opinion

GordonShumway
GordonShumway

Halo Reach is great fun online, and has plenty of fans, but I don't see how we can compare it graphically to Killzone 2 Perhaps I am looking at a different game to everyone else, but I honestly don't think Halo's graphics are anything to write home about. Now, the number of units playing smoothly on-screen, that's good… the AI is smart… but comparing its graphics to Killzone 2 doesn't do Halo any favours. Killzone 2 is a more realistic looking game, and KZ3 looks insanely good from the previews. Still, I think Halo's developers knew what they were doing… Read more »

PermanentlyAngry
PermanentlyAngry

Very surprised anyone would do a comparison of an almost 2 year old game compared to a new game!!! Just finished playing Halo: Reach and thoroughly enjoyed it, its way better than the disappointing Halo ODST. As for the graphics comparison I'm going to have to say that KZ2 actually looks better. So I'm not too sure what Games Reactor's point is. Perhaps it shows the Xbox 360 is starting to show its age and is starting to struggle to keep up with the PS3 graphically, I mean KZ2 isn't even the best looking game on the PS3.

M T Mind
M T Mind

To continue from my last post… Halo Reach does address many of Halo 3's graphical shortfalls, and likewise I expect KZ3 to do the same over KZ2. And Rookie, I don't believe gamers are saying "it doesn't matter about graphics", what gamers are saying is that graphics should not be the ONLY thing that matters, which is the impression I get sometimes when reading comments on forums. Graphics is the icing on the gameplay cake, and hence given the choice between a cake that looks great but tastes horrible, or one that looks ok but tastes great, then I'll choose… Read more »

M T Mind
M T Mind

Anyone who's actually played Reach (rather than only looked at screenshots and videos) can see a great improvement over Halo 3, especially with the amount going on. Of course, it will generally look similar due to the graphics style, just as Killzone 3 will look similar to Killzone 2, just as UC2 looks simliar to Uncharted, just as Gears of War 2 looks similar to the first, etc. Getting back to those two games, although both are FPSs, comparing Halo to Killzone is still like comparing apples to oranges. Halo is more about advanced AI and large open more colourful… Read more »

Waldo
Waldo

I have no idea WTF the point of this comparison is. Two different games, different engines.

The only common link is that they are both FPS’s. is this merely a trolling experiment? Or is it fanboyism at a whole new level?

Achtung Games Reactor, Aghtung!

Rookie
Rookie

It about graphics not sale so you can compare them, Halo Reach which I haven't got yet waiting for it to have a lower price point. But vie seen on YouTube that Halo reach is like halo 3 with. A little bit better graphics. Killzone 2 kills it on graphics but not sales.

But people with say it doesn't matter about graphics well why have a next gen console. You rather pay xbox games or ps2 games

Ryan
Ryan

Killzone 2 is a year and 7 months older than Halo Reach and the graphics are still way above the quality of Halo. I'm suspecting a bit of foul play by the games company as the Kilzone pictures have 'preview code' written above them. If so they may be trying to use earlier less inferior code so the graphics don't look as good.

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