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Resistance: Fall of Man (PlayStation 3)

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Description

In this first person shooter, the U.S. and Britain have had to band together to try and save Europe and Asia from the Chimera, a species that infects other life forms and turns them into mutants.

The player controls U.S. Army Ranger, Sgt. Nathan Hale, as he battles his way through hordes of the Chimera in an effort to save the world. In addition to the single player campaign, the game features co-op, split screen multiplayer and customizable online gameplay.

The motion sensor feature is also used in this game in order to help the player free themselves from their opponents grasp. Along with this the game has at least a dozen different weapons to utilize.

Screenshots

Resistance: Fall of Man PlayStation 3 Main title.
Resistance: Fall of Man PlayStation 3 Foothold position that might just withstand Chimeran invasion, or so they thought.
Resistance: Fall of Man PlayStation 3 Shoot the glowing bombs to create a chain reaction.
Resistance: Fall of Man PlayStation 3 Stalkers are watching over the area.

Alternate Titles

  • "Resistance: Jinrui Botsuraku no Hi" -- Japanese title
  • "I-8" -- Working title

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The Press Says

Gaming Nexus Feb 08, 2007 A- 91
Lawrence Jan 08, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Nov 16, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
Deaf Gamers May 15, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
V2.fi May 07, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Play.tm May 05, 2007 81 out of 100 81
Console Obsession Sep 04, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Bordersdown Mar, 2007 8 out of 10 80
DarkZero May 04, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Computer Bild Spiele Apr 04, 2007 2.62 out of 6 68

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Trivia

Controversy

The Church of England found the use of gunfights in one of the game's locations, the Manchester Cathedral, "a desecration" and asked to have the game pulled from the shelves. On June 9, 2007, they threatened legal action for featuring the building without permission and asked to have the game withdrawn, a public apology and a substantial donation. It eventually even became a question for UK prime minister Tony Blair in the Houses of Parliament.

Sony pointed out that historical buildings were often used in entertainment and eventually issued a public apology, without meeting the other demands.

Ironically, sales were proven to go up after the controversy and the game was nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy Video Game Award).

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – #10 Console Game of the Year
    • 2006 – PS3 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – PS3 Game of the Year (Gamers' Vote)
    • 2006 – #4 Online Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2006 – PS3 Shooter of the Year
    • 2006 – PS3 Online Multiplayer Game of the Year

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Keeper Garrett (963) added Resistance: Fall of Man (PlayStation 3) on Nov 19, 2006