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  • Summary: Set in the weeks after Resistance: Fall of Man, Resistance: Retribution follows the story of former British Marine, James Grayson. After a personal tragedy – he is forced to kill his own brother inside a Chimeran conversion center – Grayson goes on a vendetta to destroy every conversionSet in the weeks after Resistance: Fall of Man, Resistance: Retribution follows the story of former British Marine, James Grayson. After a personal tragedy – he is forced to kill his own brother inside a Chimeran conversion center – Grayson goes on a vendetta to destroy every conversion center he can find. Eventually Grayson learns that his efforts have been futile... in Western Europe the Chimera have evolved a new method of converting humans. The European resistance – the Maquis – enlist Grayson's help, and he joins Cartwright and Parker in Operation Overstrike. The war to retake the European continent has begun. A third person action-adventure game created specifically for PSP with an advanced third person targeting system designed specifically for the platform. Over 10 different types of enemies, including Chimera from Resistance 2 and Resistance: Fall of Man – including the Titan, Slipskull, Hybrids and Leapers – and all new enemies like the Hag and Cloven. Intense eight player multiplayer gameplay with five game modes including Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Containment and Assimilation available via ad-hoc and infrastructure. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 56 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. 95
    It's an essential purchase for any PSP owner and represents an unmatched value on the system.
  2. Resistance: Retribution is a great action title for the PSP, offering up a robust feature set, excellent graphics and solid controls.
  3. Resistance: Retribution is just what the doctor ordered - groundbreaking multiplayer, slick visuals, and an action-packed campaign make this one of the most impressive PSP games to date.
  4. Sony Bend has done another great job in bringing good, solid shooter action to the PSP once again with Resistance: Retribution.
  5. Retribution is still a great-looking, fully playable shooter even if you don't own a PlayStation 3. If you're already set up to access the extra content, think of that as a nice bonus, but don't feel like you have to run out and get Resistance 2 just to enjoy Retribution.
  6. Resistance Retribution is a good starting point for the PSP revival. An action game with a frenetic and full immersive gameplay, good technique and a totally new multiplayer structure. A must buy for every PSP owners.
  7. Resistance Retribution might be shallow, but its good looks and refined controls lend a certain mesmerising pleasure to it nonetheless. [Apr 2009, p.124]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Nov 9, 2014
    10
    I have played the game over and over again it has a very nice campaign. It is better then the resistance burning skies that came out a whileI have played the game over and over again it has a very nice campaign. It is better then the resistance burning skies that came out a while again like 1 or 2 years ago. The main part of this review is to tell you that this game is awesome the game is on psp and i think the ps vita. Expand
  2. Xaviaz
    Oct 9, 2009
    10
    really good graphics for the PSP and muiltiplayer.The singleplayer is also good and story line, love it.I would recommend it to anyone who really good graphics for the PSP and muiltiplayer.The singleplayer is also good and story line, love it.I would recommend it to anyone who has the PSP. Expand
  3. May 3, 2013
    10
    *NOTE: This review is for the Vita version of the game.
    After the disappointing Resistance: Burning Skies, Im happy to say that Resistance:
    *NOTE: This review is for the Vita version of the game.
    After the disappointing Resistance: Burning Skies, Im happy to say that Resistance: Retribution Is a clean breath of fresh air for Vita and Resistance fans alike. With the presence of a second analog stick, you may now control Retribution as If It Is on your PS3. Graphically, the game Is nothing to boast about, although you do have to acknowledge that It Is a PSP game. Gameplay in Retribution is what really makes the game a must have. You are given a vast variety of weapons, presented with several long levels, and best of all, one of the greatest portable multiplayer modes on the market. In multiplayer, you can rank up and chat with other Vita gamers without the use of a party or headset. Also, unlike Resistance: Burning Skies, finding matches will take you up to a minute at most. Finally, the replay value in this game is ridiculous. You have a wide range of intel to acquire and "skill points" to earn. SCORE: 10/10
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  4. LukeB
    Mar 31, 2009
    9
    Great game! Good graphics, solid game play and story make for a great experience on the PSP. I prefer Resistance to the Syphon Filter series Great game! Good graphics, solid game play and story make for a great experience on the PSP. I prefer Resistance to the Syphon Filter series previously done by Sony Bend. The game flows more and the story appeals to me. The game controls are fine, I certainly don't have any issues with it. I am struggling to understand why such a good game is receiving reviews below 8 or 8.5. For those wanting a fantastic game with top graphics, game play, story and hilarious, cheesy one liners (courtesy of Grayson) I would recommend picking up a copy a.s.a.p. For those wanting crappy side scrolling, lame graphics, stick to your DS. Expand
  5. JamesD
    Dec 9, 2009
    9
    Resistance Retribution is one of the best third person shooters I have ever played. It can be a little fiddly at times but the amount of Resistance Retribution is one of the best third person shooters I have ever played. It can be a little fiddly at times but the amount of content on a UMD is down right staggering. It also truly replicates a game that tackles the weaknesses of the PSP, what with face buttons operating the camera. Also the fact that it has more content and longevity than its console counter parts, then you know this game is special. Expand
  6. Aug 17, 2010
    8
    most PSP games i buy are just SRPG's , RPG's and Racing Games . i avoid FPS and most shooters because with out duel analog the experiance ismost PSP games i buy are just SRPG's , RPG's and Racing Games . i avoid FPS and most shooters because with out duel analog the experiance is lost . ive tried a few and most just stink because of that reason but resistance like socom has changed that abit. the auto lock on system makes it playable and even enjoyable now this will not replace duel analog by any means but its the best you can hope for on a system with only one anaolog stick . i would recomend you download the demo off of the PSN store and try before you buy to see if this control set up will work for you. now for the rest . the graphics are amazing for a PSP game i was very impressed with it . the story is pretty decent and kept me intrested . the voice acting was fairly well done .the amount of wepons was a pretty good set up and the fact that it more like resistance 1 then resistance 2 with the amount of wepons you can hjold at once is very nice . the game is best described as resisitance 1 meets Resient Evil 4. . this is one of the best action games ive played on the PSP and is a great addition to your collection . Expand
  7. BobDisenfranchised
    Mar 28, 2009
    4
    Wow, how dissapointing can the PSP get? I am not expecting anything grand. A simple game, say a well done side-scroller of gameboy graphic Wow, how dissapointing can the PSP get? I am not expecting anything grand. A simple game, say a well done side-scroller of gameboy graphic quality would even appease me. Unfortunately, even with decent graphics and impressive sound, many PSP games are entirely not worth $40. This game, with horrid controls made for the skills of a 3rd grader, is not worth more than $12. All hype and desperate reviews, this game dissapoints. The previous two Siphon filter games are better, and even they were lacking. I get the feeling that many PSP Official Sites give such lackluster games high praise so they can keep there jobs. Example: This game. Looks horrible (even for PSP standards,) plays horrible, and is downright tepid. God, please inspire gamemakers to use the PSP in a suiting fashion...please cause them to make a worthwhile game. Expand

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