• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Mar 17, 2009
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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. 95
    It's an essential purchase for any PSP owner and represents an unmatched value on the system.
  2. Resistance: Retribution is a great action title for the PSP, offering up a robust feature set, excellent graphics and solid controls.
  3. 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.
  4. Sony Bend has done another great job in bringing good, solid shooter action to the PSP once again with Resistance: Retribution.
  5. 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.
  6. Resistance Retribution is a good starting point for the PSP revival. An action game with a frenetic and full immersive gameplay, good technique and a totally new multiplayer structure. A must buy for every PSP owners.
  7. Edge Magazine
    60
    Resistance Retribution might be shallow, but its good looks and refined controls lend a certain mesmerising pleasure to it nonetheless. [Apr 2009, p.124]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  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. WillS
    Mar 27, 2009
    10
    The more I play this game the more I love about it. It's a perfect shooter experience for the PSP that is developed to work perfectly The more I play this game the more I love about it. It's a perfect shooter experience for the PSP that is developed to work perfectly with the portable controls. Single player is challenging but not frustrating. Multiplayer is an added bonus that works extremely well and is very addictive to the point of taking me away from PS3 MP games while I'm home just to get more R:R time in. Expand
  3. Apr 11, 2012
    10
    highly enjoyable!
  4. MatthewS
    Mar 17, 2009
    9
    This is about as good as a FPS could possibly be on the PSP. The aiming works so well you won't even miss the second nub. Sound is This is about as good as a FPS could possibly be on the PSP. The aiming works so well you won't even miss the second nub. Sound is fantastic with an orchestral score that not only sets the mood, but warns you of approaching danger. Graphics are at the same level as God of War: Chains of Olympus with great water and bloom lighting effects. The only disappointing part was with the character animations, which moved stiffly at times and when the characters spoke their mouths didn't match the words. Overall I think its the third best game on the system under Chains of Olympus and Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, which is highly underrated. 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. AustinC
    Apr 9, 2009
    8
    Today, I went to GameStop with $65, I bought Resistance: Retribution and GTA: Vice City Stories. I have played about 5 minutes of GTA, mostly Today, I went to GameStop with $65, I bought Resistance: Retribution and GTA: Vice City Stories. I have played about 5 minutes of GTA, mostly becaues its glitchy/boring. So, I started playing Resistance in the store, and after 15 minutes through the game I quit, went home, and hit multiplayer online. After getting through the stress of the controls (I switched the controls halfway through playing), It was surprisingly fun, with grenades, plasma grenades, rocket launchers, machine guns and what not. Also -- Playing with friends on the same WiFi is fun. Although, it's kinda of disappointing there is no Coop. NOTE: You have to upgrade to V. 5.0.3 to play, it comes with it (you don't need internet access to upgrade to 503). Expand
  7. Mar 2, 2019
    0
    this game has big graphics problems collapses very often in Rotterdam at this level collapses twice Once or crashed when you entered the citythis game has big graphics problems collapses very often in Rotterdam at this level collapses twice Once or crashed when you entered the city par de du and the second or collapsed at the exact exact After the monster was destroyed Check it out and on weaker PCs play games on PlayStation 3 on PlayStation 4 on the latest-generation Xbox computer and also on weaker computers because not everyone has your money to buy last generation stuff and to up to the highest standards Check it can be played in drawing I mean both as well as playing the game if the games do not collapse Expand

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#5 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2009
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#10 Most Shared PSP Game of 2009