Resistance: Burning Skies PlayStation Vita

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: May 29, 2012
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 63 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 63
  2. Negative: 10 out of 63
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  1. May 29, 2012
    88
    Delivers everything you want from the first ever real first person shooter on the Vita: action, story, and multiplayer.
  2. 85
    I was utterly surprised and impressed at how smooth the online matches were, and just how much I enjoyed it overall. For the first of its kind, Burning Skies does a hell of a job replicating the online multiplayer experience found on consoles-complete with lobbies, matchmaking, voice chat via Party, social aspects via Near, and leaderboards.
  3. May 29, 2012
    81
    No, you won't find volumes of content or progressive new ideas, and the forced touchscreen controls are a minor strategic bungle. However, the well-paced single-player campaign is punctuated by a strong and varied weapon set and online multiplayer that hits an unprecedented level of quality for a handheld.
  4. Games Master UK
    Jun 25, 2012
    80
    Dull levels and story, but unique guns and smooth controls make this easy to recommend. [August 2012, p.72]
  5. May 29, 2012
    80
    Despite some annoying technical glitches, Resistance: Burning Skies stands as the best handheld FPS so far.
  6. 80
    Despite some notable flaws, Resistance: Burning Skies is still a solid effort and a great start to twin-stick shooting action on PS Vita.
  7. May 29, 2012
    80
    Its story unfolds at a good pace and looks great on the Vita. There's only one thing missing: the skies were never burning! Maybe a bit dark in places, but never burning. At some point I could have used a burning sky to lighten up the game.
  8. Its insistence on your covering the screen in fingerprints is occasionally frustrating, but otherwise this suggests a very bright future for the FPS genre on Vita.
  9. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Jun 5, 2012
    79
    Not a showcase for Vita's visual powers, but hard proof it can handle full-fledged first-person shooters - another solidly rousing slice of Resistance. [July 2012, p.108]
  10. Jun 15, 2012
    75
    Resistance Burning Skies is the first FPS on PS Vita to use the game controls of an handheld device successfully, despite not being as good as Uncharted Golden Abyss or WipEout 2048 in terms of quality. The IP would have been better if the developers proposed more innovations as regards the level design, but the principal elements of the Resistance franchise have not been forgotten, espcially its multiplayer mode. For its first entry on PS Vita, Resistance Burning Skies copes pretty well.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 243 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 114
  2. Negative: 15 out of 114
  1. May 29, 2012
    10
    After playing through the single player campaign, I can safely say it's a very enjoyable experience. :) Not sure what the reviewers wereAfter playing through the single player campaign, I can safely say it's a very enjoyable experience. :) Not sure what the reviewers were playing, but it's a good story with pitch-perfect game play mechanics. It is anywhere from 5 to 8 hours, depending on which difficulty you choose. There is some replay value here, specifically with gun upgrades. This will keep me busy for weeks, at least.

    Then, there is the multi-player. THIS is where the game got addicting. I absolutely LOVE the multi-player. You get into the matches very quickly, also...unlike any PSP game. Lol. If you pick it up for nothing else, get it for this. I highly recommend the game to any Vita owner. Again...no idea why anyone would give it a low review. The graphics aren't terrible either. They're fairly good for a handheld title. It may not look AS good as Uncharted: Golden Abyss or Wipeout 2048, but it's pretty close. It's a must-buy!
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  2. May 29, 2012
    8
    The first dual analog first person shooter, and apart from a little bit of clunky controls and lacking the insomniac polish, this game is alotThe first dual analog first person shooter, and apart from a little bit of clunky controls and lacking the insomniac polish, this game is alot better than some people are making out. So don't cancel your pre-orders to soon. Sure the game isn't evolutionary but it is robust and offers alot to resistance fans. The campaign is well set out with five main missions which are exactly the right length. The Story is put together with sharp and well presentable cut scenes with better than average audio. With the high level of games on the PlayStation people have come to expect alot from video games with skyrim ranking up over 100 hours. So fans maybe annoyed with the short length to the campaign which at best makes 8+ hours but the fun will carry on in the multiplayer which is fun for short periods of drop in fun, sure the depth is missing but is a foot in the door for the future titles like call of duty to flourish on this evolutionary device. To finish this game shows the bright future ahead for vita and the idea that there is better to come is mouthwatering to say the least. Full Review »
  3. May 29, 2012
    10
    Playing this now - it's a great FPS and by far the most fun multiplayer on any hand-held. Serves as a taste of what Killzone and Call of DutyPlaying this now - it's a great FPS and by far the most fun multiplayer on any hand-held. Serves as a taste of what Killzone and Call of Duty will build on to deliver a truly superb bundle of shooting fun!! Full Review »