Resistance 3 PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: Set in a brutal, alternate 1950s universe, America has been successfully conquered and destroyed by the deadly Chimeran race, forcing the last remaining human survivors to seek refuge in hiding. Players must take on the role of Joseph Capelli, the last surviving Sentinel from a clandestineSet in a brutal, alternate 1950s universe, America has been successfully conquered and destroyed by the deadly Chimeran race, forcing the last remaining human survivors to seek refuge in hiding. Players must take on the role of Joseph Capelli, the last surviving Sentinel from a clandestine military program, as he comes out of hiding to journey across a land of ruin in a heroic fight for survival against the merciless Chimera. In addition to an epic single-player campaign, Resistance 3 will offer two-player online or split-screen co-op through the single-player campaign, and a new, focused progression-based multiplayer experience. Expand
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  1. Positive: 79 out of 91
  2. Negative: 0 out of 91
  1. Sep 15, 2011
    100
    Resistance 3 should not be overshadowed by any other game this holiday season as it gives a unique and action-packed adventure from beginning to end.
  2. Sep 5, 2011
    90
    Offers the same polished experience as the last two games in the series, only this time the action is more focused and tightly structured. Insomniac clearly wanted to make this game a more harrowing and personal experience, and by focusing its attention on a smaller, more personal story within the invasion, it has succeeded without question.
  3. Sep 11, 2011
    90
    Fighting the Chimera has never been this much fun. Resistance 3 delivers with a strong atmosphere, expertly designed weapons and an engaging story. By far the best entry in the series yet.
  4. Sep 6, 2011
    85
    Tightly balanced action and a superb array of guns make Resistance 3 a blast.
  5. Oct 3, 2011
    80
    From the single-player campaign to co-op and competitive multiplayer, Resistance 3 is a considerably more intimate experience. It's arguably the best installment to date, but I still think Insomniac Games can do even better.
  6. Sep 8, 2011
    80
    Resistance 3 is fast, furious and entertaining throughout but lacks the uniqueness that would boost it to the very top of the FPS ladder.
  7. Sep 30, 2011
    60
    Resistance 3 stands as a whimpering end to a franchise that never quite found its stride. With a little more risk and less reliance on the successes of its peers Resistance 3 could have become the jewel in Sony's crown.

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  1. Negative: 10 out of 158
  1. Nov 29, 2012
    10
    Again good game from this devs, can't wait for Fuse
  2. Sep 9, 2011
    10
    MAN! some of you are rough. Let me start by stating if you have a 3D TV and haven't played a game in 3D yet, then pick this game up. It'llMAN! some of you are rough. Let me start by stating if you have a 3D TV and haven't played a game in 3D yet, then pick this game up. It'll blow your mind. The presentation is awsome, the atmosphere is definitely eerie. It gives you a feeling of an America stuck somewhere between the 30's and 40's. Even though it takes place in the 50's (it's tough to innovate when your world has been overrun by aliens). The campaign gives you a sense of urgency as you travel about the map trying to end the Chimera invasion. Actually, the people have given up and you just want to survive at this point. The game is great. It's not COD, or Battlefield, nor does it want to be. It's original on its own rite. No hide and heal here. It's more of kill some baddies and hope there is a health canister near by(in easier modes they are plentiful) I like this because it keeps you fighting without having to take a break and wait 5secs. to heal up. Just keep gunning and hope you run over one and then keep gunning and fighting. The weapons are far out, and the enemy death animations rival Gears of War. Over the top blood and limbs a flying everywhere. I have yet to dabble alot in multiplayer and will be doing so for the coming months. I recommend this game to all PS3 owners that want action and to FPS lovers. Like I stated, it's not COD or Battlefield but it does have nuances those games don't have, ala the heal system, atmosphere, almost feels like a blockbuster movie. Between Killzone 3, Uncharted, it doesn't get much better for PS3 exclusives this year. Expand
  3. Sep 6, 2011
    10
    Just finished the campaign mode after my midnight pickup from Gamestop. To fans of the series, you will be very happy about what Insomniac hasJust finished the campaign mode after my midnight pickup from Gamestop. To fans of the series, you will be very happy about what Insomniac has done to the game. It does feel a bit more arcadey as far the feel of the guns but I feel like it is definitely for the better. The upgrade system is fantastic and is a great addition. The story is everything you have come to expect from the Resistance series which is a definitely a plus and the dire situation injected into the story is perfectly conveyed throughout the entire game. I am going to play through again in co-op and finish upgrading my weapons and I haven't touched the multiplayer yet on the retail copy. Everything I experienced from the beta from the last month leads me to believe I am going to spend quite a bit of time with multiplayer from here on out. The multiplayer in my opinion is just as polished as COD, Halo & Battlefield but you are just dealing with a more basic concept in R3 and not as intricate. The single player competes with any of those games as well and is very immersive so I would suggest this game to newcomers to the series as well. I could not have asked for any more in my Resistance experience. Expand
  4. Mar 28, 2012
    9
    Best Resistance game yet. Best fps on the ps3 yet. Loved the campaign, also most fun to play unlike the boring Duke nukem forever. This gameBest Resistance game yet. Best fps on the ps3 yet. Loved the campaign, also most fun to play unlike the boring Duke nukem forever. This game was awesome. Expand
  5. Mar 6, 2014
    8
    A Fantastic game. To this days (2014) it is one of the best shooters in ps3. It is intense, engaging, a very good story, great graphics, greatA Fantastic game. To this days (2014) it is one of the best shooters in ps3. It is intense, engaging, a very good story, great graphics, great weapons. And it is diverse and fun to play. Every time (since the first one) something is going on in the game. There is not a dull moment. By the way, the whole Resistance series stands as one of the best exclusives ever realeased for the Playstation. Expand
  6. Jan 8, 2012
    7
    Resistance 3 is a wonderful game. The story is amazing, and the controls are fluid that even my friend who's used to playing pc games can playResistance 3 is a wonderful game. The story is amazing, and the controls are fluid that even my friend who's used to playing pc games can play it. Campaign: The story is well thought out but can seem lazy at times. The campaign is like a roller coaster when it comes to difficulty, from being a cakewalk to it just ramming you with snipers and nearly impossible hoards of enemies. What i dislike about the campaign is 1. Sometimes it just gets too impossible that you need to just put it down for a minute; and 2. That if one person dies when you're co-oping with someone, then it's basically a game over. Not as in "oh no, i can't do this alone" but as in "wtf, the game ended and now we need to start back here?." So the campaign does have some flaws, but those flaws can make it or break it for the players. Moving on to Multiplayer: Ah multiplayer, a large portion of the game that decides whether it's a buy or a rent to the player. The multiplayer is somewhat disappointing. with only few weapons but many perks, it does get boring after a little. There is no team balance, and you unlock weapons and perks based on level, together you get unbalanced games where the team that almost always wins are the ones with wildfires (the rocket launchers of this game), which are unlock only at a high level! And the killing sprees are just ridiculous. Not ridiculous as in "HOLY **** but ridiculous as in "Was that it?" Though don't get me wrong, the multiplayer can get a little wild and is worth playing. Overall Resistance 3 is just an amazing game with flaws that can shy a player away from buying it, but if you can overlook these flaws then you'll find yourself addicted to this game. Expand
  7. Nov 23, 2012
    0
    I really enjoyed the first game fall of man,the story was good you knew what to do and where to go,it looked nice was atmospheric and playedI really enjoyed the first game fall of man,the story was good you knew what to do and where to go,it looked nice was atmospheric and played really well,then the sequel came and everything that was good about the original went out the window to be replaced with a tedious trial and error game where you died every 10 seconds because enemies would just spawn out of nowhere all around you, and you'd be lost as to what do do and where to go,but you did occasionally get allies and hints but it was still very confusing at times,then number 3 games along which the reviews said brought back most of what was good about the original,well they were lying because the only thing bought back is the weapons wheel and everything else about it is more of the second game but even worse,this is one incredibly tedious game riddled with trial and error game-play,they do attempt to tell the story a bit,but it's lame and makes little sense as it doesn't tie in with the other games,it seams the developer unlike people in general hasn't learned from it's mistakes,but they probably don't care once they have your money,so more fool me for buying this P.O.S of a game,I'd say it's not even worth a rent,I am not sure about the multi-player,but the campaign is very bad in deed. Expand

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