• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: May 29, 2012
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  • Summary: As New Jersey fire fighter and National Guardsman Tom Riley, you come face to face with the brutal Chimeran invasion force in this shooter built from the ground up for Vita. This latest installment in the franchise focuses on a new mission that parallels and complements the existingAs New Jersey fire fighter and National Guardsman Tom Riley, you come face to face with the brutal Chimeran invasion force in this shooter built from the ground up for Vita. This latest installment in the franchise focuses on a new mission that parallels and complements the existing Resistance storyline. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 63
  2. Negative: 10 out of 63
  1. May 29, 2012
    88
    Delivers everything you want from the first ever real first person shooter on the Vita: action, story, and multiplayer.
  2. Its insistence on your covering the screen in fingerprints is occasionally frustrating, but otherwise this suggests a very bright future for the FPS genre on Vita.
  3. Aug 3, 2012
    70
    Proof that first person shooters can work perfectly on portable consoles. The arsenal is as good as ever in the Resistance-series, but the campaign is quite short and forgettable.
  4. May 29, 2012
    60
    The shooting is top notch, but poor pacing and bland environments ensure you never engage with what's going on, and technical hiccups and formulaic game modes sour the multiplayer. This game proves the potential power of the genre on its device, but not the potential excellence of its own franchise.
  5. Jun 22, 2012
    60
    Resistance: Burning Skies had every right to be an excellent product from nihilistic, but the lack of innovation makes it feel like chewing gum.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 4, 2012
    50
    Familiar foes and even familiar ideas await to present a paint-by-numbers challenge. Despite occasional clipping, frequent atmosphere-breaking occurrences of bodies blinking out of existence, and an ally who literally warps to your next objective point, Burning Skies isn't a terrible game – it's just horribly average. Admirable ideas are matched by disappointing decisions. [July 2012, p80]
  7. May 28, 2012
    20
    It is visually atrocious, interactively vapid and incomplete to a degree that a full retail price is an insult. It's tempting to buy this just to have something new on the system, but good things come to those that wait, and it's hard to imagine anything not being good compared to this mess.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 119
  2. Negative: 15 out of 119
  1. May 29, 2012
    10
    After playing through the single player campaign, I can safely say it's a very enjoyable experience. :) Not sure what the reviewers wereAfter playing through the single player campaign, I can safely say it's a very enjoyable experience. :) Not sure what the reviewers were playing, but it's a good story with pitch-perfect game play mechanics. It is anywhere from 5 to 8 hours, depending on which difficulty you choose. There is some replay value here, specifically with gun upgrades. This will keep me busy for weeks, at least.

    Then, there is the multi-player. THIS is where the game got addicting. I absolutely LOVE the multi-player. You get into the matches very quickly, also...unlike any PSP game. Lol. If you pick it up for nothing else, get it for this. I highly recommend the game to any Vita owner. Again...no idea why anyone would give it a low review. The graphics aren't terrible either. They're fairly good for a handheld title. It may not look AS good as Uncharted: Golden Abyss or Wipeout 2048, but it's pretty close. It's a must-buy!
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  2. Dec 23, 2013
    10
    this game is really fun i have played through it 3 times already and got every single trophy. am just going to say that yes the story is justthis game is really fun i have played through it 3 times already and got every single trophy. am just going to say that yes the story is just awful but the game works fine i never had a problem.

    again with the story Mario games have no story yet they are great. if you love any of the resistance games then this one is a must have. i live in Canada and i can get the game for 10 bucks this is a steal i have put about 30 hours in it for 10 bucks.
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  3. Jan 18, 2014
    9
    I would like to give this game a 8.5 but i rounded up

    Great game. Pretty good story too. I liked that their wasnt no **** ass aim assist.
    I would like to give this game a 8.5 but i rounded up

    Great game. Pretty good story too. I liked that their wasnt no **** ass aim assist. I also liked that i was a Legend and no some guy who does all the work and get no credit in the end.

    I hope they make another one i feel like their was some unfinished business with that random girl. Like it set it up for us to hook up and then i walked away.. wtf
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  4. Jun 10, 2012
    8
    Before I get started I just want to say that this review is just my first impressions, and I will have a full review once I play it more. Im aBefore I get started I just want to say that this review is just my first impressions, and I will have a full review once I play it more. Im a restance fan I'll admit that, but I was alittle hesidant about picking this up after I saw the critic reviews, but so far Im glad I did! The countrols are great for the most part, but in muilterplayer, it can be hard to use your guns secondery fire option (sence its on the touch screen and not a buttion). The graphics are really good, I mean they wont blow you away, but for a handheld their good. I played the muilterplayer for a couple of hours, and its really fun. You can have up to 8 players in a game at once, and their are lots of custom loadouts options, which I never seen i a handheld. So far I say buy it. Expand
  5. Feb 14, 2016
    7
    its a decent Ps Vita Shooter however the game feels empty as its only 6 missions all which are pretty simple only hard part was the final bossits a decent Ps Vita Shooter however the game feels empty as its only 6 missions all which are pretty simple only hard part was the final boss fight, Add to that the story is ok to not interesting as it feels like its just missions. Overall is a solid shooter with good weapons, but the story is not entertaining enough to recommend it to hardcore fps fans. Expand
  6. Apr 28, 2013
    6
    I was really looking forward to this game, with it being the first FPS for the vita. The graphics are okay, but nowhere near Uncharted. The AII was really looking forward to this game, with it being the first FPS for the vita. The graphics are okay, but nowhere near Uncharted. The AI is pretty dumb, they'll mostly just stand in the same spot and shoot at you till they die. The campaign will last you a decent 6 hours, and it has a pretty good story, but nothing stellar. The multiplayer is a decent distraction if you get past its nagging connection issues. A lot of the time I would get in a lobby and then just get kicked out. The multiplayer doesn't have that many weapons, and only a handful of maps, but it can still be fun. It is, however, full of glitches, with people getting on roofs that you're not supposed to get on, and the sniper and shotgun are way overpowered compared to the other weapons. If you're itching for a FPS on your vita, go ahead and pick this up, but if you're patient, I would wait for a better one. Expand
  7. Jun 14, 2012
    0
    Did you ever want to play an FPS on a handheld? Or a console?
    Yeah, me neither.
    Still, it's pretty decent I guess. I think the developers
    Did you ever want to play an FPS on a handheld? Or a console?
    Yeah, me neither.
    Still, it's pretty decent I guess. I think the developers accidentally set everything to grayscale mode in Photoshop two months before shipping and just slapped some brown and grey filters over everything.
    Didn't care for the story. Ridge Racer has shown us that stories do not matter in games. It also has a far better use for the dual analog sticks that can be used for...camera control and...............
    anyway, this game was good. Nice sounds (I played the Ridge Racer soundtrack over most of it).
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