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It's August 15, 1951. As Tom Riley, a New Jersey firefighter and National Guardsman, you are charged with saving New York City and the whole United States from the invasion of an extraterrestrial force, the Chimeran, rescuing your caught relatives in the meantime. This is the first time the Chimera, dreadful abhorrent-looking beings coming from another world, are invading America; which places the events in a time in-between Resistance: Fall of Man and Resistance 2. Enemies can be destroyed by gunshots (from a range of assorted weaponry totaling to eight weapons) and melee attacks; there are also different bullets, some are able to break through walls for instance.

In addition to dual sticks and shoulder buttons, it is possible to make use of the front touch screen (to melee, interact with the environment, lock Tom's aim on one of the foes, utilize weapons at the fullest of their possibilities in a secondary firing mode) and the rear touch pad (Tom will run if that's dabbed twice), thus employing PS Vita's distinct control system possibilities.

Resistance: Burning Skies is divided into two unlinked game modes: the single-player adventure and the online multiplayer game, the latter of which is unrelated to the plot of the game, relying on three game modes (deathmatch, deathmatch team, survival) which can take place in six maps. All the single-player campaign weapons may be unlocked as the player heightens his level by success in battle. Multiplayer is unlocked through a single-use online pass.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Resistance −アメリカ最後の抵抗−" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Resistance: America Saigo no Teikō" -- Japanese title

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GameTrailers May 29, 2012 8.1 out of 10 81
PSX Extreme May 29, 2012 7.4 out of 10 74 Gaming Portal Jun 16, 2012 65 out of 100 65
Games TM May 29, 2012 6 out of 10 60 May 31, 2012 60 out of 100 60
Push Square Jun 07, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50 (UK) May 30, 2012 5 out of 10 50
Absolute Games ( Aug 02, 2012 48 out of 100 48
Cheat Code Central Jun 01, 2012 2.2 out of 5 44
Destructoid May 28, 2012 2 out of 10 20


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yenruoj_tsegnol_eht (!!ihsoy) (2458) added Resistance: Burning Skies (PS Vita) on Jun 09, 2012