Rated 8 out of 10 by Cartoonicature93 This game is definitely under-rated.
I have been reading a lot of reviews for this game and I must say it is very under-rated. It is not as bad as people are making it out to be. The graphics aren't horrible for all you graphics junkies. It's not your gears of war but it's decent. Controls are pretty straight. Story is good and has some creepy parts into it. The gameplay is pretty fun and can be challenging at times. I am enjoying it. The sounds are okay. However this game is not all flawless. There is no map so it can take forever to find out your destination. You can't jump. Also when you are in a big firefight there is almost nowhere to hide and rejuvenate health that's really annoying. Also sometimes this game could of had the potential to have more "Spark" in the story. However it is really fun and I am enjoying it. If your a survival/Horror game this is worth the $40. If your not sure rent it and give it a shot. I am very disappointed with all the underrated reviews for this game, deserves better.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Michael Lunsford I liked it... but...
Well first off, its a pretty damned good game with and above the line story, but its glitchy at parts... But its also very freaky and unsettling at parts of the story as well, the controls are pretty good, I hated the interface, and the graphics seem PS1-Early PS2, but the gameplay more than well makes up for that, it keeps you on the edge of your seat, its got a nice choice of weapons and stuff, and the characters you fight alongside aren't boring like those of other games that are like this, you never know whats gonna come at you next, but I didn't really like the ending, but I won't spoil it for you, this game is a pretty good game, and if your not a graphics nut like half the others who have reviewed it, I'd say it gets way more negative attention that it deserves, so Im going to give it a well deserved 7/10, although it could've been MUCH better with a few more months of development, but as I said before, its not a total let down, and you won't regret buying even if your a graphics nut or not, peace.
Rated 1 out of 10 by mitchapotomus not horrible, but close
i played the first shellshock on ps2 and enjoyed it...it was challenging, played smoothly, and had a great storyline...it also had great graphics...not by today's standards of course, but several years ago looked great...this game on the other hand, is quite poor. it's only a challenge because the controls feel like you are walking through a planet made of jello...normal movement is slow, turning is a pain, you can't see hardly any enemies...i'm pretty dissapointed to be honest...i'm only going to play it for the acheivements because they are easy to come by...about the only good thing i have to say about the game is the gore...blowing off limbs, even half of someone's face is a nice touch...but it get's a little old...all the zombies and soldiers look the same...the ai is about as dumb as it gets...i think a six year old programmed it...just a renter in my opinion...another achievement hunter's game...don't bother buying it...i'm now kicking myself for reserving it...going back to gamestop after i finish it.
Rated 5 out of 10 by BIGBOY27 Decent, but not for everyone...
I had been looking forward to this game for a while. I bought it and when i started this game i thought it was great. Finally a good vietnam game. Well when i started to play it more I began to get disappointed. The main thing i was disappointed in was the very poor graphics. I felt like i was a young kid again playing a brand new PS2 game. I felt while playing the game some of the parts were repetitive, killing Zombies, going into places then running back out of them, shooting enemies in trees and bushes are to name a few repetitive moments. I still fairly enjoyed this game though. This game could have been a lot better if they would have taken a little more time and worked out the kinks. To be perfectly honest if enjoy playing shooters and having fun just running around shooting enemies and pressing the occasional quick button pressing to dodge traps or out strong enemies this is a game for you.
Rated 1 out of 10 by dirty yapp Not even worth renting
I really didn't think it was at all possible to create a game as bad as this on a legitimate console. This game has Ps2 graphics and gameplay at best. It is almost like Eidos didn't make any changes to the original one and just figured it would be safe to release it. Hopefully there wasn't too many people on the development team because this game could really hurt them. That is, ofcourse, if it isn't just the original with a few tweaks which it very well could be. The responsiveness of the game is slow. A story line is almost non-existant. The game is not at all fun to play. I would also be really embarrassed to be caught playing it. The only game that i have seen for a next-gen console with graphics this bad was the newest conflict game for 360 but that game was atleast somewhat fun to play, Shellshock is, well to say in the least amount of words, definately the worst game money can afford.
Rated 4 out of 10 by nickydinthehizzie Are the Achievements worth killing yourself?
Wow well, i liked the first shellshock when it came out i borrowed it from my uncle and i loved it. Honestly it made me buy my first ps2. But this game, you have no idea how mad i got at it. The zombies take 5 body shots from a shotgun or just shoot them in the head once, hitting them with your gun is easier then shooting them. The levels all look repetitive and the loading and entering screens look like they were made with a microsoft program. The controls are decent but i had to turn my gun sensitivity half way down since it's so fast. The graphics are pitiful even for ps2 and the voice work is dull. The only thing that had me keep playing was the achievements were i earned myself 555 points for just putting 4 hours into beating the game. This game isn't even a rent because in the next month or so it will be one of the gamestop deals of the week for ** *******.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Azuma Still waiting to play
I just wanted to ask Alaron what game where you playing. The first shellshock was a 3rd person shooter not 1rst person. I couldn't even figure out what you were trying to describe, but oh that's right you only played the first level....no that's right you couldn't finish it. I did play the original shellshock and I thought the game was decent but not great or must by. I've always wanted a good vietnam 1rst person shooter which is why I picked up the first game. This sequel does look a lot better especially since it will be in the 1rst person. Plus the whole zombie theme seems like a cool idea. I will let you know more when I play it. Let's just hope this isn't one of those games like COD. Don't get me wrong COD is great but I hate the whole inifinite number of enemies until you reach a certain checkpoint in the game.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Tazcat22 Only For A Diehard...Or A Bet...Or A Drunk
Ahh, What Can I Say About Shellshock? I Jumped For The Low Price. But, It Truly Is A Budget Game. All 10 Missions Have Similar Objectives. Go To Certain Place, Escape Certain Place. Over And Over Again. The Graphics? Okay. I've Seen Better. The Particles And Effects Are Nice, But The Models Are Overused. All Of The GI's Look The Same, So Maybe You're Fighting In The Clone Wars! The Game Is Dark, But When You Get Killed Time After Time By Enemies You Can't See? Go To The Options Menu, Select Graphics, And Set The Brightness All The Way Up! Hooray For Cheaters! The Game Is Either Too Easy, Or Too Hard. Whenever You Die, You Are Taken Back To A Checkpoint. The Checkpoints Are Very Far Away From Each other. Do Yourself A Favor, Go To Your Local Retailer, Trade This In, And Get Resident Evil 5. You'll Be Much Happier.
Rated 8 out of 10 by wargwarrior shellshock 2
I will start off by saying i really enjoy shellshock 2. i just got it a couple of days ago on my ps3 and i am now on the last level. i'll start off by naming the bad in the game. first is how dark it is in a lot of the game but that can be fixed by the brightness bar. second the enemy AI spikes from stupid to genius in about 2 seconds at some point sit seemed. the guns also felt a little weak but that is easy to overlook bc of the pretty decent variety of guns in the game.third the game is pretty short about 4.5 to 5 hrs in all in 1 playthrough. now for the good in the game. first great atmosphere for a war game lots of blood and gore. second the graphics are not as bad as people are making them out to be they are actually halfway decent. and as for the story it is alright i would recommend it for ***.
Rated 10 out of 10 by FPSGamer19720 WHAT 5.9, ARE YOU NUTS....THIS GAME WAS AWESOME
THIS GAME WAS AWESOME, ITS A ZOMBIE HORROR FIRST PERSON SHOOTER, WHICH IN MY OPINION WAS WAY WAY WAY BETTER THAN GEARS OF WAR 3, AND THE NEW TOMB RAIDER.. WHO EVER GAME THIS GAME SUCH A LOW SCORE IS OUT OF THEIR MIND, TRY IT OUT FOR YOURSELF IF YOU ARE A FIRST PERSON SHOOTER JUNKY LIKE ME. I LOVER FPS, AND THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST GAMES I HAVE PLAYED IT IS RIGHT UP TOP WITH LEFT 4 DEAD SERIES. SOME PARTS ARE VERY VERY HARD, EVEN ON EASY MODE, IT GETS VERY HARD, BUT IT IS STILL WORTH EVER SENT. IF YOU SEE THIS GAME ON THE SHELF FOR 10 BUCKS, THEN GET IT. IT WILL BE THE BEST 10 BUCKS YOU EVER SPENT. THIS GAME IS AN EASY 9 RATING, EVERYTHING IS AWESOME, EXCEPT THE GRAPHICS ARE LITTLE LAST GENERATION, BUT THE GAME PLAY AND STORY MAKE UP FOR IT. BUY IT TODAY IF YOU CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON ONE.