• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 17, 2009
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 88
  2. Negative: 9 out of 88
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jun 19, 2009
    5
    I feel like I should write a review called "Like beating your head against a wall, but no wall available? Try Resistance: Retribution. It comes so close to being a very good game, but in the end only serves to highlight Sony's mistake in not including a second analog nub. You want it, bad, but it's not there. The cutscenes are gorgeous and there is a lot of nice voice-acting, I feel like I should write a review called "Like beating your head against a wall, but no wall available? Try Resistance: Retribution. It comes so close to being a very good game, but in the end only serves to highlight Sony's mistake in not including a second analog nub. You want it, bad, but it's not there. The cutscenes are gorgeous and there is a lot of nice voice-acting, but it becomes a pretty wrapping on a package full of frustration. The difficulty spikes between boring and "OMG Boilers! Let's start the never-ending respawn cycle!" I could see this having appeal to a few people who can look beyond and trudge through the gameplay, but for a portable title, it should be a little more pick-up and play friendly. Expand
  2. Mar 27, 2011
    7
    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

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#5 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2009
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#8 Most Shared PSP Game of 2009
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 67 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. 80
    Catering to a portable game console and still keeping Resistance fans happy is a tall order, but at the end of the day Resistance: Retribution pulls off these difficult tasks with flying colors.
  2. 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.
  3. Much like Resistance 2, Retribution is more than the sum of its parts. The single-player campaign may be linear and stagey, but it's also effortlessly fun and incredibly polished. The multiplayer doesn't contain many surprises, but it does a better job of matching the online modes of "proper" consoles better than most rivals in its genre. Annoyances are minor and fleeting in nature, and the game punches above its weight with a substantial and coherent feel that too many handheld offerings lack.