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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. 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: 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. Feb 6, 2013
    10
    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. 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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