• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 6, 2011
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  • Summary: Set in a brutal, alternate 1950s universe, America has been successfully conquered and destroyed by the deadly Chimeran race, forcing the last remaining human survivors to seek refuge in hiding. Players must take on the role of Joseph Capelli, the last surviving Sentinel from a clandestineSet in a brutal, alternate 1950s universe, America has been successfully conquered and destroyed by the deadly Chimeran race, forcing the last remaining human survivors to seek refuge in hiding. Players must take on the role of Joseph Capelli, the last surviving Sentinel from a clandestine military program, as he comes out of hiding to journey across a land of ruin in a heroic fight for survival against the merciless Chimera. In addition to an epic single-player campaign, Resistance 3 will offer two-player online or split-screen co-op through the single-player campaign, and a new, focused progression-based multiplayer experience. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 91
  2. Negative: 0 out of 91
  1. Sep 15, 2011
    100
    Resistance 3 should not be overshadowed by any other game this holiday season as it gives a unique and action-packed adventure from beginning to end.
  2. Sep 5, 2011
    90
    Offers the same polished experience as the last two games in the series, only this time the action is more focused and tightly structured. Insomniac clearly wanted to make this game a more harrowing and personal experience, and by focusing its attention on a smaller, more personal story within the invasion, it has succeeded without question.
  3. Sep 11, 2011
    90
    Fighting the Chimera has never been this much fun. Resistance 3 delivers with a strong atmosphere, expertly designed weapons and an engaging story. By far the best entry in the series yet.
  4. Sep 6, 2011
    85
    Tightly balanced action and a superb array of guns make Resistance 3 a blast.
  5. Oct 3, 2011
    80
    From the single-player campaign to co-op and competitive multiplayer, Resistance 3 is a considerably more intimate experience. It's arguably the best installment to date, but I still think Insomniac Games can do even better.
  6. Sep 8, 2011
    80
    Resistance 3 is fast, furious and entertaining throughout but lacks the uniqueness that would boost it to the very top of the FPS ladder.
  7. Sep 30, 2011
    60
    Resistance 3 stands as a whimpering end to a franchise that never quite found its stride. With a little more risk and less reliance on the successes of its peers Resistance 3 could have become the jewel in Sony's crown.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 172
  1. Jul 1, 2020
    10
    Outstanding gameplay and art style. Played it on PS Now. Game needs a remaster. Sony make it happen.
  2. Sep 14, 2011
    10
    If a game changes people complain, if a game doesn't change people complain, there's no pleasing some people. This game should be judged forIf a game changes people complain, if a game doesn't change people complain, there's no pleasing some people. This game should be judged for what it is, not compared with Resistance 2.
    The difference between user and reviewer score really shows the incapability of most users of judging a game objectively.
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  3. Sep 6, 2011
    10
    Just finished the campaign mode after my midnight pickup from Gamestop. To fans of the series, you will be very happy about what Insomniac hasJust finished the campaign mode after my midnight pickup from Gamestop. To fans of the series, you will be very happy about what Insomniac has done to the game. It does feel a bit more arcadey as far the feel of the guns but I feel like it is definitely for the better. The upgrade system is fantastic and is a great addition. The story is everything you have come to expect from the Resistance series which is a definitely a plus and the dire situation injected into the story is perfectly conveyed throughout the entire game. I am going to play through again in co-op and finish upgrading my weapons and I haven't touched the multiplayer yet on the retail copy. Everything I experienced from the beta from the last month leads me to believe I am going to spend quite a bit of time with multiplayer from here on out. The multiplayer in my opinion is just as polished as COD, Halo & Battlefield but you are just dealing with a more basic concept in R3 and not as intricate. The single player competes with any of those games as well and is very immersive so I would suggest this game to newcomers to the series as well. I could not have asked for any more in my Resistance experience. Expand
  4. Sep 19, 2011
    9
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    8
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  6. Sep 16, 2011
    7
    The first thing that will stand out in Resistance 3 is how remarkably short the game is compared to other games in the FPS genre. That's notThe first thing that will stand out in Resistance 3 is how remarkably short the game is compared to other games in the FPS genre. That's not inherently a bad thing, but a surprise since so many highly anticipated FPS tend to stretch the campaign for that grandeur atmosphere while playing the game. Personally I think concise campaigns do a better job than longer campaigns overall. Furthermore, I feel the length of the campaign fitted well within the structure and style of the gameplay. It's a decent FPS experience. It has no innovation or creativity but it keeps up to the par with all the standards of a normal FPS experience. It's not a blockbuster ,but still competent enough to warrant a buy. The multiplayer mimics alot of Call of Duty gameplay, but maintains just enough difference to keep you interested. Whether the multiplayer will sustain players like COW is yet to be determined. Like I said its a decent shooter without any innovation. Expand
  7. Nov 23, 2012
    0
    I really enjoyed the first game fall of man,the story was good you knew what to do and where to go,it looked nice was atmospheric and playedI really enjoyed the first game fall of man,the story was good you knew what to do and where to go,it looked nice was atmospheric and played really well,then the sequel came and everything that was good about the original went out the window to be replaced with a tedious trial and error game where you died every 10 seconds because enemies would just spawn out of nowhere all around you, and you'd be lost as to what do do and where to go,but you did occasionally get allies and hints but it was still very confusing at times,then number 3 games along which the reviews said brought back most of what was good about the original,well they were lying because the only thing bought back is the weapons wheel and everything else about it is more of the second game but even worse,this is one incredibly tedious game riddled with trial and error game-play,they do attempt to tell the story a bit,but it's lame and makes little sense as it doesn't tie in with the other games,it seams the developer unlike people in general hasn't learned from it's mistakes,but they probably don't care once they have your money,so more fool me for buying this P.O.S of a game,I'd say it's not even worth a rent,I am not sure about the multi-player,but the campaign is very bad in deed. Expand

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