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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 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. Sony Bend was able to bring Resistance to the PSP in a way that takes advantage of the system’s strengths and feels like it’s own game in the Resistance universe instead of a dumbed down version of the console versions.
  2. Bend Studio's has made a very good action game, with loads of enemies, weapons and scenarios that mixed with the multiplayer features makes Resistance: Retribution a must have. PSP has waited too long to receive a game of this characteristic that's able to sustain an immersive story that stands between both Resistance's for PS3. And there's James Grayson, a remarkable character that will gain your sympathy on the first minutes of gameplay.
  3. This PSP inception of the franchise will definitely be remembered as an important part of it, rather than a bastard child desperate to cash in.
  4. Control issues hamper this otherwise excellent side-story to the Resistance series. [Apr 2009, p.74]
  5. If you're a fan of Resistance, don’t even think twice. Even presenting a story often predictable and without much spinning, Retribution is an unforgettable passage for any fan of the series.
  6. 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.
  7. Not a bad attempt at bringing Resistance to the PSP, but the end result feels shallow and repetitive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. May 3, 2013
    *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 Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2012
    highly enjoyable!
  3. Feb 6, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love the Resistance games. They have an interesting story and great multiplayer. What I realy loved about Resistance Retribution is the main character James Grayson. He is just a pimp. He is this angry sarcastic hardcore British soldier who likes to blow up chimera conversion camps in his spare time. In my opinion Grayson is the most interesting character in the Resistance series yet. I know there has been a debate over there would be a Resistance 4. If it is I hope Grayson is once again the main character because the end of retribution leaves alot of unanswed questions about him and I think the any one who played this game wants to find out what happens to him after the events of retribution. Expand
  4. Jun 3, 2012
    The most complete package on a psp, Great single player, great multiplayer, ps3 connection, and wrap that up in a great sound and O.K graphics, and you got yourself one of the best psp games around Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2012
    This is a solid shooter for the PSP, it has weird controls like every other PSP shooter but you get used to them quite quickly. The story is interesting and it actually has functional multiplayer! This is a must buy whether you like the Resistance franchise, shooters or both. Expand
  6. Aug 17, 2010
    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 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. Mar 27, 2011
    good. multiplayer is good. story mode is good ,theres still a great online community i still it and ive had for 2 years and have home console. great buy for people with the psp Expand

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