• 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 120
  2. Negative: 15 out of 120
  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. Jun 7, 2012
    10
    Do not hesitate about purchasing burning skies because it is one of the best vita titles available. You cannot find a portable FPS like thisDo not hesitate about purchasing burning skies because it is one of the best vita titles available. You cannot find a portable FPS like this on any other handheld device. Expand
  3. Dec 10, 2012
    9
    I really don't understand the low scores for this game. And I don't know what critics and users alike expect of shooters on the Vita. I'veI really don't understand the low scores for this game. And I don't know what critics and users alike expect of shooters on the Vita. I've not yet played Black Ops Declassified, but I'm on my second run-through of the campaign for this one, and I see no fault in playability besides the touch screen for alt fire (which isn't that hard to get used to). The graphics are great (not quite up to snuff with Uncharted: Golden Abyss), the story is simple but good, and the characters, particularly Tom and Ellie, are likable. I think it is amazing that I can even play a game of this caliber on a hand held with the benefit of dual analog sticks. I have no real complaints with this one. It's great fun on the go or lounging around the house. Expand
  4. Jun 10, 2012
    8
    I think this is kind of bad publicity - all these bad reviews. This game is not awesome, but it is really ok. Good shooting experience, niceI think this is kind of bad publicity - all these bad reviews. This game is not awesome, but it is really ok. Good shooting experience, nice guns, action. I would give 9/10 if there were more bosses. Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2014
    7
    I know the game is a couple years old now, but given that the Vita's library is still a little bare I decided to write this, if anyone's beenI know the game is a couple years old now, but given that the Vita's library is still a little bare I decided to write this, if anyone's been looking to pad their library.

    First off, this game isn't Killzone: Mercenary (which gets a 10) lets just get that out the way. But on the flip side I don't think the game is anywhere near as bad as it's made out to be.

    Visually it's not all that impressive, in fact I'd put it about on par with the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.They're good enough, but not as nice as Uncharted or Killzone which show what the Vita is really capable of in terms of graphics.

    Gameplay, I found to be solid, not too many glitches or cheap death moments. The weapons are fun, what you'd expect out of a Resistance game. If you've played the previous entries you'll feel right at home with the Bullseye, and personally I loved the MacGyver'ed crossbow+shotgun combo weapon you pick up early on. Level designs are nothing to write home about but they are varied enough to make some weapons more useful than others in a given situation. I can't say anything as to the multiplayer since I've never tried it. The touch screen controls aren't overtly annoying and cocking the crossbow+shotgun with a swipe across the screen is actually pretty cool. Thankful there aren't really any touchscreen QTEs (which caused me to rage sell Uncharted: Golden Abyss after being the last two bosses which are nothing more than QTEs and not action sequences) so if you're worried about that, you're safe.

    Storyline was pretty good actually. I was nice to see the start of a Chimaera invasion from the POV of a first responder. The other 4 games, $|-|!T had already hit the fan by the time the player is boots on the ground.

    Replayability, not much actually. Pretty much just play it thoguht, then play it thought again a second time maybe to pick up intel that you missed. Doesn't really have anything else like Resistance: Retribution's Infected Mode (which was was a genious way to tie in with Resistance 2) or Killzone: Mercenary's "got to catch 'em all" approach with weapons and equipment where you want to keep playing though to get all the gear that Blackjack has to offer and beat all the challenges the levels have. Not too many frills really which is disappointing.

    Overall it's a GOOD game, not something to write home about, but not as bad as the reviewers say it is. The story is good, the gameplay is solid and the only real thing I have to complain about are the graphics and the lack of replayability. If you're looking for an FPS on the Vita, get Killzone, if you already have Killzone, this one isn't a bad pick-up.

    Though I have to wonder why Sony didn't have Bend develop this considering the job they did on Resistance: Retribution.
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  6. Aug 8, 2012
    6
    Story not that great, comepare to its amazing PS3 counterparts, but overall, R:BS is the best FPS you can find this days on the PSV.
  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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