Resistance: Fall of Man Reviews (PlayStation 3)
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|Overall User Score (38 votes)||3.7|
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GamerDad (Feb 21, 2007)
Resistance: Fall of Man is a brutal violent shooter with a terrific plotline and compelling action throughout. The idea here is that in 1951 aliens attacked England and started converting human beings into monsters. The idea is to figure out what they're doing and destroy them in a "last stand" before they're able to spread to the rest of the world. The setting feels like WWII, and it works to the game's advantage in a lot of ways.
AceGamez (Apr 16, 2007)
For a console whose U.S. launch was riddled with problems, including system shortages and a mediocre game line-up, Resistance: Fall of Man stands as one of the only bright spots for early adopters. Harking back to my all-time favorite FPS, Goldeneye, the deep, solid gameplay mixed with ambience and killer multiplayer makes for a pretty great game. Add innovation into the mix, such as the astonishing story and creative weaponry, and you have a game for the ages. Without Resistance, the PS3 launch is nothing; with it, you've got at least one compelling reason to jump on board at the beginning.
Game Shark (Jan 04, 2007)
That doesn’t mean the game’s perfect, as the ending is a bit of an anti-climax while definitely laying the groundwork for a sequel of some sort, and it isn’t exactly innovative in gameplay, but these points are minor compared to the overall product on display here, and from graphics and sound to story and gameplay, Resistance scores on all fronts and gives the PS3 its first killer app. Can it do for the console what Halo did for the Xbox? Only time will tell, but for someone whose sole hopes for the PS3 rode on the performance of this one game, I’m impressed.
In the handbook given to us with the review materials, Insomniac president and co-founder Ted Price stated that he wanted Resistance to be "A launch game that didn't look like one." Well, today it can be safely said that for all their work the team at Insomniac has realized that goal tremendously. Probably the finest first-person shooter to ever grace a console, Resistance: Fall of Man is easily worth your $50, and may be considered by some to even be enough to justify the $650 investment alone. Resistance will be the gateway through which many gamers are introduced to the PlayStation 3, and it's an experience akin to having Mickey Mouse greet you at the gates to Disneyland.
411mania.com (Dec 29, 2006)
Initially, this game felt like Call of Duty, but as I progressed through the game, I found that there was substantially more. The game plays it by the numbers in many ways but its very polished and fun. The multiplayer will keep you occupied for months. Any PS3 owner will do themselves a disservice by not picking up this game.
GameZone (Nov 13, 2006)
Resistance: Fall of Man is an amazing shooter that displays the capabilities of this new system. It would have been a remarkable title a year into the life of the PS3, but as it is a launch title, it is even more remarkable. With incredible graphics, an evolving story, great action and weapons, Insomniac and Sony have nailed the launch of the game and system seamlessly.
PGNx Media (Nov 18, 2006)
Insomniac Games’ first-person shooter is one of the year’s best. Insomniac Games, known for their work on the Ratchet & Clank franchise, started off that series as a platformer with some shooting elements. Over time, it evolved into a shooter with platforming elements. It’s no surprise that their first game on the PlayStation 3 is a full-fledged first person shooter. A remarkable one at that.
TotalPlayStation (Nov 28, 2006)
Whatever you do, don't make the mistake of thinking Resistance is another World War II shooter. It is not another Call of Duty or Medal of Honor, despite what most of the screenshots have shown so far. This was entirely intentional on developer Insomniac's part, going with the same sort of browns and greys and blown-out rubble, because it was important to establish that this was the world you know, just slightly different. By the end of the game, however, the color palette shifts to blues and greens and it's all decidedly unlike anything you know in our version of 1951.
Game Informer Magazine (Dec, 2006)
Few people may actually remember that before developer Insomniac Games got big with Sypro the Dragon and Ratchet & Clank, it made a first-person shooter called Disruptor. It was a good title, but like many games of the era, it was limited by the hardware of its time. As Insomniac gets back to its first-person shooter roots with Resistance, there is a pedigree here that I think few people expected. Combine that with the power of the PlayStation 3, and Insomniac has pulled off one of the best launch games I’ve ever seen, up there with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty 2.
Kombo.com (Nov 25, 2006)
Resistance does nothing to reinvent the wheel. However, it’s probably the closest thing to a Halo-killer on the planet. It meets Halo in just about every department: great gameplay, enemy design, storyline, overall appeal, and multiplayer. Resistance is evolutionary for the genre, though—FPSes probably haven’t seen this much thought put into weapon design and function since Prey. Resistance also is amongst the best storytelling this genre has probably ever seen. It's all told through documentary-style narration that takes itself very seriously. The Chimeran A.I. will also likely set the bar for future FPS enemies to rise to. Throw the excellent replay value into the equation and you’ll come to the same conclusion: Resistance is the absolute star of this launch and a great FPS to remember.
Playstation Illustrated (Nov 21, 2006)
Resistance: Fall of Man is something every first-person shooter fan should check out. It may not do many things differently, but what it does differently helps to make it stand out. If you’re still undecided on a launch title to go along with your PS3, Resistance: Fall of Man is your best bet.
PSX Extreme (Nov 18, 2006)
Overall, Resistance: Fall of Man doesn't quite meet our technical expectations, has a few minor yet significant issues here and there, and isn't a revolution in and of itself. However, the complete package is supremely well done; the immersive atmosphere is second-to-none, the action is always either tense and intimidating or all-out madness, the diversity of the levels is a joy to experience, and the story ain't half bad. Add in the fabulous multiplayer and online options, and you've got a game that absolutely shouldn't be missed by any avid gamer. We've played a ton of games over the past few years, and this one ranks right up near the top as one of the most entertaining titles in recent memory. That's not something we say lightly, nor is it something we expect to see a lot of...but it's the honest-to-goodness truth.
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven (Feb 14, 2007)
Right now Sony needs every AA title for the PS3 that it can possibly get. While most of the PS3 games right now aren’t worth their money Resistance is not only worth the 60 bucks, but it is actually one of the best shooters recently released. I’m sure that by now everybody who owns a PS3 has a copy of Resistance as well, but for those of you that don’t have the PS3 yet – be sure to put Resistance on the list of future purchases, right under the PS3. After all, how often do you get to play a game where you can manically eliminate your enemies just by shooting madly into a wall?
The Video Game Critic (Jan 31, 2007)
Resistance is a terrific game that I can play hours on end. It's a shame it was released at the same time as Gears of War (Xbox 360), which has en edge in terms of both graphics and gameplay. Still, Resistance is the one launch title that makes the PS3 almost seem like a decent purchase.
Gaming Nexus (Feb 08, 2007)
Resistance: Fall of Man is a fantastic game that has some of the most creative weapons ever put into a game. The only problem is that not a lot of people are going to play this amazing game because it is only available on the PS3 and between the initial shortage of units and the sky high price of a PS3. This is a real shame as I think this was easily one of the best games of 2006.
Gaming Age (Nov 16, 2006)
Resistance is an incredible game for a launch title, much like Halo was for the original Xbox. Resistance does nothing to truly advance the genre, but it does everything right. Frame rate is rock solid with lots of enemies and effects on screen. Vehicle based levels feel like more of an afterthought, but they fit the story perfectly. The weapons selection and abilities are one of the best in any FPS. I have a feeling this is one game that everyone will want to take home on launch day.
Worth Playing (Jan 08, 2007)
Despite my very positive experience with Resistance: Fall of Man, I would stop just short of calling it a system seller. Few games in history could sell a $600 console on their own, and Resistance ultimately is not the kind of impact title that could do it. Still, Resistance is an excellent, refined first-person shooter that would be among the best titles on any console in any year. Between the memorable single-player mode and the silky-smooth online play, Resistance provides an experience that, while occasionally familiar, is always worthwhile. If you already took the plunge on a PlayStation 3, skip the numerous also-rans and join this Resistance A.S.A.P.
IGN (Nov 10, 2006)
Owners of some gaming systems have to wait years before they get a true "killer app," but PlayStation 3 users get theirs on day one. Insomniac's Resistance: Fall of Man is far and away the most impressive title on the console -- delivering on everything that it promised with a strong single-player experience, plenty of kick-ass multiplayer options, and stellar gameplay mechanics that equal those found in other elite shooters. But being like "other elite shooters" isn't what makes Resistance so compelling... it's what separates it from competitors that does.
TTGamer (Apr 23, 2007)
R:FOM is a must have PS3 launch game and quite possibly the only one. Insomniac has really worked hard to produce an atmospheric alternative shooter and that's exactly what they have done. The single player lasts quite a while and even then you have the free multiplayer with more content on the way. You simply must own this if you own a PS3.
Cheat Code Central (Nov 16, 2006)
What else can you ask for from a launch title that hasn’t been delivered in Resistance: Fall of Man? The sci-fi inspired storyline will keep players interested until the very end, the enemies you fight against are numerous and deadly, the battles are grand and will challenge you even on the default settings, and the weaponry available is friggin’ sweet. Online support for 40 players and Co-op mode are icing on the proverbial cake, rounding out an excellent, if still slightly flawed game. PS3 owners will not be disappointed with this one on launch day.
Gaming Target (Nov 27, 2006)
Multiplayer modes include the usual deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture the flag and breech joined by two unique modes. Meltdown has teams capturing coolant nodes in order to overheat their opponent’s reactor. Conversion is a free-for-all mode in which dying respawns you Chimera hybrid until you’re out of the game by dying a second time. Another game type that would’ve worked well is a hunter mode, which isn’t too far off from what Conversion has to offer. One person randomly starts as a Chimera with the goal of converting everyone else into the creature. When it comes to the last human standing, tons of hybrids are chasing in close pursuit. It’s a mode that worked well in Midtown Madness and might be a riot in an inevitable sequel.
GamingExcellence (Dec 05, 2006)
Resistance may not be the greatest FPS out there but it comes pretty darn close to the best. The game brings together a lot of elements from some of the best FPS games out there but still manages to keep an original experience with plenty of fun weapons. These certainly add plenty of layers to the standard FPS strategy. Resistance is arguably the best PS3 launch title available and showcases a lot of what the PS3 has to offer. For being a launch title, the quality of the game is astounding and certainly gives hope to the future of games on the PS3. Provided you obtain one of the elusive systems, Resistance should make a worthy addition to any gamer’s portfolio.
ZTGameDomain (Dec 05, 2006)
While Resistance isn’t going to set the FPS world on fire it does have more than enough to make it a solid, stand-out title for the PS3 launch. While most systems cannot claim to have a true killer-app at launch Sony has managed to deliver that, and honestly I can say I am not disappointed. The game will keep you playing for months to come with its massive online component and solid single-player experience. With the addition of online co-op and a more integrated and streamlined online mode this game could easily be the next big thing. Until then we will have to settle with one of the best launch games in recent memory, and to be honest is that such a bad thing?
Gamernode (Dec 13, 2006)
There is no doubt in my mind that if it weren't for Twilight Princess, Resistance would be the best launch title since Super Mario 64. Sure, it falls into the Halo umbrella of "being good for an FPS, but not doing anything original," but the way Insomniac made the game visually, and the way each weapon is a blast to use, really makes for a unique experience. Even if you don't take into account the incredible multiplayer which allows for up to 40 players per match, and includes a co-op mode almost as fun as the one in Gears, Resistance is a very fun game to play. While it may not be the Halo Killer just quite yet, it certainly is a nice move in the right direction for Sony.
Lawrence (Jan 08, 2007)
If it weren’t for this game, the PS3 launch would have been much more of a debacle than it already was. Because of Resistance, however, purchasers of the system have access to a launch title that is better than Halo in virtually every aspect.
Futuregamez.net (Apr 12, 2007)
Resistance: Fall of Man is a stunning first generation title. It really put almost every PC First Person Shooter to shame, and if this is a first generation title I just can't wait to see what else is around the corner, including Insomniac's next title which is the brilliant looking Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction which is due for release around Christmas. Unless you have an absolute disliking for this genre then there is no reason not to add this stunning title to you collection.
GameCell UK (Jul 26, 2007)
Halo beater? Well… maybe not, but Resistance: Fall of Man is an unmissable early PS3 title for FPS fans and sets the bar high for anything that follows it - PS3 Killzone is going to have to be something very special indeed…
Yahoo! Games (Nov 16, 2006)
Given Sony's next-gen HD push, we're disappointed that Resistance isn't a 1080p wonder. But it's a wonder for totally different reasons -- how many launch games exist that are worth playing six months down the road? Resistance is definitely in that elite camp, and with the strong multiplayer element, we're betting that it will maintain a presence for a lot longer than that.
GameDaily (Nov 15, 2006)
Though not without its minor problems, mostly resulting from co-op not being everything it should be, Resistance: Fall of Man easily ranks as the must-have entry in the PlayStation 3 lineup. The chaotic battles and creative weaponry help make its single player campaign among the most intense experiences in recent memory, a rare trait to find in a launch game. Meanwhile, the variety of options and modes in the well-designed multiplayer, another rare trait for a launch game, guarantee the formation of a dedicated online community. While justifying, let alone affording, a $500 or $600 PlayStation 3 may be a questionable affair at this point, games like Resistance provide a solid reason for the eventual purchase.
GameSpy (Nov 20, 2006)
Again, this title feels like well-executed design by committee. It's got visuals that scream next-gen, and some cool weapons, but the overall lack of extensive environmental interactivity makes the title feel a bit like a PS2.5 game more than a PS3 game. Still, there's plenty of merit to be found within the game's robust multiplayer modes, which support a whopping 40 people, although the servers are pretty sparse as of launch weekend. Hopefully that will change after the holiday season (and possibly the delayed European launch), as more gamers adopt the system and take to playing this title online. Among a sea of launch titles that gamers have already seen on Xbox 360 and a few PS3 exclusives that have underwhelmed, it's safe to say that while Resistance: Fall of Man doesn't reinvent the wheel, it should keep early adopters entertained over the next few months.
Deeko (Nov 21, 2006)
Launch games are always a mixed bag, and most of that bag is filled with a lot of...well you know. But Resistance: Fall of Man is truly a standout title amidst a lot of ports and sequels. While its gameplay is not incredibly groundbreaking, or its story spellbinding, it does add new and fun elements to this genre. Nice boss battles, lots of different weapons, and lots of players online will keep you busy for quite awhile. It's a complete, solid package that anyone purchasing a PS3 should pick up with the system. I'm reluctant to use the words "killer app", but I think I can safely say "must have".
Gamestyle (Mar 25, 2007)
Whether or not you can justify the price of a PlayStation 3 console, we can only recommend that you must experience Resistance: Fall of Man. Considering that this is Insomniac's first stab at the first person genre, it is an even more impressive achievement.
Realm of Gaming (Aug 17, 2007)
All in all, Resistance: Fall of Man is one of the best launch games seen on a platform. For a first attempt at a First-person Shooter, Insomniac has produced a truly excellent and polished affair. Resistance should have pride of place next to your new machine come launch day.
Game Freaks 365 (2006)
All in all, flaws are few and far between. There were a few frustrating times throughout the campaign where checkpoints seemed too spread out and sometimes there were just a few too many super-annoying Crawlers to kill. Ammo seems to be a very, very rare commodity, while health items aren’t. Resistance: Fall of Man is as good of a flagship launch title as Sony could ask for. Insomniac has proven itself for a few years with their Ratchet and Clank franchise, and Spyro the Dragon before that. Resistance: Fall of Man shows that the developer also has a talent for first-person shooters, and a keen ability to make a whopping next-generation video game. Resistance: Fall of Man is the PlayStation 3 game to own.
Video Game Talk (Dec 22, 2006)
The CPU's artificial intelligence is dynamic with only a few hiccups occurring during the entire single player campaign. The weapon selection is hands down one of the best that I have ever seen with such a variety to pick from complete with secondary features. Once the game is done the online play will keep the SIXAXIS in your hand for quite some time. Aesthetically the game sounds great and is graphically immersive only to a point but the solid framerate keeps things moving at a good clip. If you own a PlayStation 3 this is the title to get but if you can't get the console yet consider this a step towards making it a must have.
Fragland.net (Apr 07, 2007)
Resistance: Fall of Man offers everything you can expect from a shooter and more. It has a compelling and lengthy singleplayer campaign, that can also be played in co-op, and -more importantly- offers the multiplayer mode PlayStation gamers have been craving for. Add great graphics to that and you've got a game that every PS3 owner should buy. Kudos to Insomniac for delivering yet another amazing title.
Gamer.nl (Apr 01, 2007)
De singleplayer van Resistance: Fall of Man biedt alles wat een goede shooter moet hebben: intense actie, een goed verteld verhaal, een mooie sfeer en een lekker lange campagne. Bovendien voegen de voertuigen die sporadisch voorkomen en de speciale wapens een hele hoop lol toe. Als de game als singelplayer-only werd verkocht, zou het alsnog een zeer solide ervaring zijn. Resistance bevat echter ook nog een fantastische multiplayer modus, die een nieuwe standaard zet op de consoles. Talloze gameplay modi en de schier lagloze gameplay met veertig man is iets waarmee PlayStation 3-bezitters heel erg lang zoet mee zullen zijn. De ijzersterke multiplayer en de zeer goede singelplayer zorgen ervoor dat het onmogelijk is om een miskoop met Resistance te doen. Als er één launchtitel voor de PS3 is die je moet hebben, is het Resistance.
GamePro (US) (Nov 16, 2006)
Hopefully, gamers will be able to look past Resistance's so-so presentation and see its rich inner beauty. It's easily the best PS3 game available on launch day, and a highly playable action game that will satisfy even the most demanding FPS junkies. In the end, all the hoopla over Gears of War and Resistance probably isn't worth the fuss. Despite their radically different approaches, they're both great games that fill different niches. And hey, if you're lucky enough to own an Xbox 360 and a PS3, why not buy both games? Now there's a next-gen war worth talking about.
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network (Nov 17, 2006)
The single player campaign along with the insane online multiplayer modes provides a rollercoaster ride you won?t soon forget. Sony is serving notice that the PS3 has the capabilities to deliver on all those promises made by their execs over the last couple of years. In a launch that contains mostly unrefined rocks, Resistance: Fall of Man shines as a polished gem.
GamingTrend (Nov 26, 2006)
Resistance: Fall of Man gets a lot of things right. For a launch title it is exceptionally good. You normally expect to see this level of polish a year down the road for a new platform. The single player is robust and action packed, while the multiplayer tends to be a bit more tactical. While there aren’t a lot of people with PS3s at this point, as players join the online modes this game should fill out nicely.
Gamers.at (Mar 23, 2007)
Resistance ist für Shooter-Fans sicherlich das, was Motorstorm zum PS3-Launch für Rennspiel-Fans ist: Ein echter Kaufgrund für Sonys neue Konsole. Zwar ist die Grafik sicherlich kein GoW-Killer und der Spielablauf genauso sicher nicht die lang ersehnte Revolution des Shooter-Genres, aber Spaß macht das gute Stück allemal – vor allem im MP, welcher wie schon erwähnt zu den besten Ego-Shooter MP-Modi gehört, die wir bis jetzt auf einer Konsole spielen durften. Shooter-Fans dürfen also unbedingt zugreifen!
Atomic Gamer (Dec 08, 2006)
As far as console launch games go, I've seen better (Soul Calibur, Lumines, Halo, and a few Mario titles come to mind), but Resistance: Fall of Man is certainly up there with some of the best. It's got fast action and a great mix of WW2 and sci-fi atmospheres, and offline co-op and some frantic online versus play really round out the package. With only a few disappointments to really note and plenty of good reasons to pick this one up, you should definitely consider Resistance once you get your hands on a PS3.
Mygamer.com (Dec 14, 2006)
Resistance: Fall of Man is a must have game PS3 owners. The next-generation graphics look great, even if you don’t own a HD TV. The split in styles between single and online play takes advantage of the strengths and necessities in each, and really pulls the game together. Aside from a few nags, this game is blast.
GamesFire (Apr 02, 2007)
Insomniac Games zeigt mit Resistance: Fall of Man, dass ein guter Ego-Shooter nicht zwingend den Weltkrieg als Themengebiet haben muss. Die Levels sind abwechslungsreich erstellt worden, die Steuerung funktioniert einwandfrei und auch die Story macht Lust auf mehr. Der Multiplayer-Modus sorgt für die nötige Abwechslung und macht Resistance: Fall of Man somit zu einem "Must have"-Titel für die PlayStation 3 - auch wenn er nicht das komplette Potential der NextGen-Konsole ausnutzt. Wer auf Baller-Action steht, der ist mit diesem Ego-Shooter wahrlich gut bedient. Schade ist, dass der kooperative Modus nur offline gespielt werden kann.
GameBump/Gaming Horizon (Nov 16, 2006)
Resistance Fall of Man comes at a time when WWII games have saturated the market. Honestly, how many times can you kill a Nazi and enjoy it…hmm…well a lot, but the point is killing Chimera with hive minds that are a blatant metaphor for communism is much more fulfilling. Bottom line, this game is what results if you take Call of Duty and Doom 3, stick them in a royal suite, and put on the love music. While it might not be as pretty as that other game that it will inevitably be compared to that also has aliens that duck for cover….(Gears of War…ok I said it!), it is still the best looking thing out for the PS3 at launch. Finally, not only does the campaign mode offer a solid 14 hours of gameplay, there’s a reward system that will ensure replay. And let’s not forget about the unlimited replayability of two-player co-op and the various multi-player modes.
Deaf Gamers (May 15, 2007)
Some reviews have made Resistance: Fall of Man out to be one of the greatest FPS games of recent times. I personally wouldn't go that far but there's plenty here to suggest that Insomniac Games have the potential to create some amazing FPS games in the future. Resistance needed to be more interesting in the early stages, be less repetitive and have a more fleshed out story to truly be regarded as an FPS classic. However, I think Resistance is actually very good for a launch title. The frame rate is amazing throughout and when the game gets going it's very enjoyable. The potential to play against 39 other players online is also pretty amazing and surpasses anything previously seen on a console to date in that respect. In fact despite my niggles with the game I would regard this as the best FPS on the PlayStation 3 at the moment and fans of the genre are definitely going to enjoy what it offers.
GameSpot (Nov 15, 2006)
Resistance is an exciting action game that successfully combines many of the best qualities from other great first-person shooters with its own spectacular visuals and a few novel twists.
Da Gameboyz (Feb 05, 2007)
Resistance: Fall of Man is a pretty impressive game. Sure, it is not one of the most original, nor the best looking FPS to hit the market, but it is a great looking launch title for the PS3. With solid graphics, sound and gameplay, this is definitely one title that anyone who purchases a PS3 will have to add to their shopping basket.
GameLemon (Apr 14, 2009)
You know, I thought about writing a conclusion paragraph that wrapped up my thoughts on how this game is worth playing. Then I didn't. But it is anyway.
Armchair Empire, The (Dec 12, 2006)
The overall quality of Resistance: Fall of Man is simply great. If you own a PS3 and don’t own Resistance, do yourself a favor and go get it now. The single-player is great and the multi-player is even better. It should be enough game to hold you over to the next batch of PS3 releases hits.
VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com (Mar 28, 2007)
En definitiva, Resistance: Fall of Man es quizás una de las más interesantes propuestas para adquirir junto a la consola. Demuestra novedades sustanciosas aunque no desmedidas y técnicamente no aporta mucho, pero el grado de adictividad que alcanza tanto en su frenético y agobiante modo campaña como en los diversos modos online, lo convierten en un más que interesante título del que seguro veremos alguna continuación.
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (Mar 19, 2007)
Resistance: Fall of Man impresses in practically every area. For what it lacks in originality it makes up in quality.
Games Master (Apr, 2007)
As with all top-notch games, the mark of Resistance's excellence is that you're constantly eager to see what it's going to chuck at you next, whether it's a fight in the alien clone-tunnels or a shootout in Spitalfields market. And hey, how many other FPSs let you bounce a jeep down Cheddar Gorge? Without doing any research into the subject, we're going to say this - not nearly enough. Great stuff.
1UP (Nov 13, 2006)
It's no secret that this is intended to be the beginning of a new franchise. And with the list of questions built up even before the sequel-setting ending, the potential for a refined return engagement measures almost off the charts. For now, Resistance falls a little short of being the hoped-for "Halo-killer," but with a package that would be considered complete by any standards, it delivers a launch classic, and it lives up to its billing as the PS3's killer app.
Gamesmania.de (Mar 28, 2007)
Kein Zweifel, "Resistance: Fall of Man" ist ein wirklich gelungener Shooter und einer der besten Titel zum PS3-Launch. Betrachtet man allerdings die Next-Generation-Konkurrenz, geht die Begeisterung ein wenig flöten. Es gibt Shooter, die sehen einfach besser aus. Trotzdem hat "Resistance" seine lichten Momente. Das liegt zum einen an der packenden Akustik, zum anderen an dem Nonstop-Action-Leveldesign. Wer sich schon zum Start eine PlayStation3 kauft und Shooter mag, kommt um "Resistance" kaum herum!
IGN Australia (Mar 27, 2007)
This is currently the premier shooter on the PS3 - but that's not saying a whole lot right now. It's definitely not breaking fresh ground in any one area, apart from some excellent multiplayer facilities, but in lieu of Killzone 2, we'd take a sequel to Resistance: Fall of Man any day of the week. Is it worth the price of PS3 admission? Well, that depends on how much you love your shooters. But when you factor in MotorStorm too, these might just hold enough clout to sway your wallet towards the cashier.
Game Revolution (Nov 17, 2006)
Resistance: Fall of Man draws heavily from some of the genre giants like Call of Duty and Halo, and ends up a solid game with great multiplayer, but nothing wholly unique in and of itself. It’s certainly a worthy launch title, and bodes well for both the PS3 and the inevitable sequel. A lot of questions about the Chimera still remain unanswered… and who knows what the past will bring?
V2.fi (May 07, 2007)
Julkaisupeliksi Resistance: Fall of Man on vakuuttava suoritus. Kliseisyydellä ja sen sellaisella on harvemmin merkitystä, jos tuote on muuten ammattitaitoista työtä. Onkin nostettava näin loppumetreillä siksi suurimmaksi puutteeksi se, minkä jokainen kokee erilailla, eli tunnelma. Vaikka Resistancella oli puolellaan se etu, että pelasin sitä uuden konsolin lempeästä hurinasta humaltuneena, sai se minut haukottelemaan hahmoni hengiltä - toiminta ei yksinkertaisesti nostanut sykettä, kauhu ei kauhistuttanut, eikä fantasia ollut fantastista. 10-15 tunnin mittaisesta kampanjasta kolme neljäsosaa on yhtä ja samaa perussotilaiden sihtailua erityyppisissä lavasteissa. Julkaisupeleille tyypillinen lyhyt kehitysaika on kätketty onnistuneesti silmiltä, mutta kyllä sen suussaan maistaa.
Gamer 2.0 (Jan 01, 2007)
If you are one of the few people out there that actually bought a PS3 to play (not just to sell on Ebay), you should probably pick up Resistance. While the game really does not do a whole lot to innovate, it is a very solid FPS with an interesting story and an immense online aspect. Even with its flaws, Resistance is arguably the best PS3 launch title.
Game Chronicles (Nov 28, 2006)
Resistance is good but it certainly isn’t as good as everyone wants you to think. Much like Halo 2, the media has been sucked in by all the pre-release hype. And when compared to Call of Duty 3, the only thing Fall of Man really has going for it is that it’s a PS3 exclusive. So if you have a PS3 you will most definitely want to check it out.
4Players.de (Mar 23, 2007)
Ist Resistance ein Shooter der nächsten Generation? Nicht wirklich! Spielerisch mit Ausnahme der fantasievollen Waffen ebenso konventionell wie grafisch über einen Großteil der Zeit spröde, stehen Action-Fans mit Hang zu Solo-Gefechten vor der Wahl zwischen Call of Duty 3 (optisch anspruchsvoller) und der exklusiven PS3-Premiere der Ratchet & Clank-Macher. Wer jedoch vornehmlich Mehrspieler-Fragfesten frönt, wird mit Resistance so glücklich wie mit fast keinem anderen Titel: Mit bis zu 40 Spielern, einem Haufen Modi sowie Rang- und Belohnungssystem geht gehörig der Punk ab. Und hier wird die vermeintlich schwache Kulisse zur geheimen Stärke der außerirdischen Schlachten - denn was in der Kampagne als nicht eingelöstes Next-Gen-Versprechen durchgeht, sorgt dafür, dass auch mit vollem Haus der Grafikmotor online nicht in die Knie geht.
Play.tm (May 05, 2007)
Despite the missed opportunities, Fall of Man will still most likely be among the games you'll buy after acquiring your new PlayStation 3. It's a solid shooter that ticks all the right boxes and is a blast to play in places. Just don't expect it to blow you away or give you a good idea about what the PS3 can do, because it only scratches the surface.
Games TM (Apr, 2007)
[Online review] Sadly, some of the single-player's problems have permeated the multiplayer membrane. The biggest issue comes in the form of the health bar; it's still far too difficult to work out just when you are being shot and before you know it, you're dead. This, coupled with the slightly dull maps and uninspiring palette means Resistance: Fall Of Man isn't quite the Halo-challenger it could have been, but a very decent blast nonetheless.
GamePlay (Croatia) (Jan, 2007)
U ostalim parametrima Resistance se ponaša točno kako bi launch naslov i trebao - pokazuje nam da je PS3 moćna mrcina i da se s grafikom ne treba šaliti. Glatko i slatko, bez predugačkih učitavanja, a jednom kada se i stignete okrenuti oko sebe, shvatit ćete kako je dizajn besprijekoran i Engleska pedesetih vrlo dobro pogođena. Simfonijske glazbe nakon igre nećemo se sjećati, ali u akciji dobro pumpa atmosferu, glasova se nismo naslušali, ali smo efektima vrlo zadovoljni, pogotovo na oružjima kojima su se insomniaci tako dobro pozabavili. Resistance nije najbolji FPS na svijetu, ali bit će šteta ne zaigrate li ga jednom kada PS3 dođe i k nama. Ljubiteljima FPS-a, naravno, obavezno preporučujemo.
UOL Jogos (Dec 01, 2009)
Numa época em que sobram games de tiro em primeira pessoa, a ponto de quase exaurir o gênero, "Resistance: Fall of Man" prova que nem sempre é preciso apresentar um monte de inovações para ser um bom game. Basta fazer um uso eficiente das características do estilo, sem descuidar de aspectos como ambientação, enredo etc e tal. É um título que todo apreciador de um bom shooter pode experimentar sem qualquer temor. Terminada a campanha, há estímulos suficientes para jogá-la novamente, sem falar no sólido multiplayer - uma pena o modo cooperativo não funcionar online.
Bordersdown (Mar, 2007)
Resistance is a solid FPS, elevated above the mundane by its sublime weapon set and some excellent enviroments. Whether it convinces the masses who might pick it up at UK launch is another matter entirely.
Boomtown (Apr 05, 2007)
Ultimately, as a launch game, Resistance has held my attention through at least two play throughs already and I have no sign of stopping yet. The harder difficulties provide enough of a challenge to keep me going for quite some time (as well as a few more skill points if I can finish hard.) It seems obvious that a lot of effort to refine the game’s experience has paid off, and despite one half hearted attempt at using the Sixaxis controller in a novel way (if an enemy grabs onto you, you have to shake the controller till you are freed; unfortunately, you are never sure if you’re really having an effect), it feels like it is not necessary in making Resistance: Fall of Man an excellent shooter, and a must by for PS3 early adopters. It is a great game, and I am inches away from giving it a higher score than I am doing, but with the potential the Playstation 3 has, I don’t think we should set the bar too high too fast, despite my full recommendation of the game.
NZGamer (May 03, 2007)
If you’re the owner of a flash HDTV capable of 1080p, and if you own a super-fast broadband connection, then Resistance: Fall of Man is definitely worth the investment for its excellent multiplayer alone. Indeed, if this was an online-only affair, this review would likely be entirely positive. However, as it stands, Resistance: Fall of Man is also being marketed as a single-player affair, one so worthwhile that it’s worth purchasing a $1200 PLAYSTATION 3 in order to play it. Unfortunately, while it’s probably worth a look if you already have one, it’s certainly not worth purchasing Sony’s new console just to play Resistance: Fall of Man. A solid, if often empty entry to the first-person genre it is, but an essential system-seller it is not.
Console Obsession (Sep 04, 2007)
Resistance: Fall of Man is an impressive early shooter for the PS3, with a nice toy box of weapons for you to play with both in the multiplayer and the pleasing campaign mode but no (warning, contradiction incoming) it’s not as good a game as Halo is, there we've said it, happy now, you narrow minded 360 fan boys? Good, now play Resistance, you might like that too.
Maxim Magazine (Oct 17, 2006)
Imagine massive battlefields with four-eyed aliens peering out at you from every possible hiding place. And these aliens aren't the dunces we're accustomed to dealing with in first-person shooters. These guys flank, charge, regroup, and basically concoct ways to root you out of your seemingly safe and cozy hidey hole. In the end, Resistance, for a launch title, managed to exceed our lofty expectations, but only by an wirey crotch hair.
USA Today (Dec 21, 2006)
Easily the best game for the new Sony PlayStation 3 game console, Resistance: Fall of Man is a first-person shooter that lets you, as an American soldier stationed in the United Kingdom, lead the fight to rid the world of a vicious alien race.
Video Games Daily (Mar 22, 2007)
In no way is Resistance: Fall Of Man a system-seller alone, as there are definite shortcomings, but an interesting array of very usable weapons and a massive (and fun) online multiplayer make Resistance a must-buy for those heading in early.
EmpireOnline.com (Mar 30, 2007)
But while the single-player adventure is a blast, it’s the online multiplayer mode that marks Resistance out from the crowd, offering everything from intimate shootouts where eight players can slug it out, to epic skirmishes where up to 40 players can hit the battlefield and paint it red.
Playstation Front (Apr 10, 2007)
Allein vom Umfang her hätte das Spiel definitiv eine höhere Wertung verdient. 15 Stunden Spielzeit für einen Shooter sind absolut okay und trotz aller negativen Punkte macht ‚Resistance’ durchaus Spaß. Alles andere wäre schlichtweg gelogen. Leider fehlt es dem Titel schlichtweg an grafischer Überzeugungskraft. Es gibt eben einfach Next-Gen-Titel, die besser aussehen und sich auch noch besser anhören. Ein wenig frischen Wind haucht ‚Resistance’ dem Zweite-Weltkriegs-Shooter-Genre jedoch ein. Wer lieber einmal gegen fies dreinblickende Aliens kämpfen will, anstatt immer nur die bösen Nazis abzuknallen, kann eigentlich bedenkenlos zugreifen.
videogamer.com (Mar 19, 2007)
Resistance is unlikely to be remembered as fondly as shooters that will arrive later in the PlayStation 3's life, but as a launch game it ticks all the boxes. It looks great, features an action packed campaign, includes some splendid online support and generally points towards a great future for action games on the system. If you're picking up a PlayStation 3 Resistance Fall of Man should be high on your must buy list.
FZ (Mar 30, 2007)
Resistance: Fall of Man är ett riktigt bra. Det är otroligt välgjort, speciellt för att vara ett lanseringsspel, men samtidigt saknar spelet det där lilla extra som gör det till något utöver det vanliga. Jag tycker dock ändå att du som redan äger en Playstation 3 bör göra dig själv en tjänst och köpa Insomniacs första titel till Sonys nya konsol. Solokampanjen bjuder i sig på åtskilliga timmars underhållning och lovar gott inför framtiden, men det är det imponerande onlineläget som gör det till ett säkert köp.
IGN UK (Mar 22, 2007)
Ultimately, solo players can expect an enjoyable, if not exceptional, time with Resistance – and with entertaining offline multiplayer and co-op support, that might just be enough to satiate those FPS cravings in those first few post-launch months. If you’ve got even the slightest interest in taking your PS3 online however, then – even in its current form – you can do far, far worse that Resistance. What’s more, with Insomniac pledging to expand and improve online play as time goes on, it looks like PS3 shooter fans might have found their first keeper.
GamesRadar (Nov 15, 2006)
Without good launch software, even the hottest new console's little more than an expensive pile of plastic and silicon. Luckily, PS3's got an ace in the form of Insomniac's retro-futuristic first-person shooter Resistance: Fall of Man. Unlike most of the other new PS3 games, Resistance has some serious next-gen cred. While not super innovative, Resistance features an enjoyable single-player campaign and facilitates impressively busy online shootouts. Oh and it looks pretty darn hot, too.
IC-Games (May 03, 2007)
The lighting effects are not even up to the quality of 360 launch title Quake 4. There are worse fates, but it's a shame nonetheless, especially when you consider the PS3's price point and how much Sony boasted about the console's unbeatable visual prowess. It's no secret that this is intended to be the beginning of a new franchise, and with the list of questions built up even before the sequel-setting ending, the potential for a refined return engagement measures almost off the charts. For now, Resistance falls a little short of being the hoped-for "Halo-killer," but with a package that would be considered complete by any standards, it delivers an acceptable launch title, and certainly doesn’t live up to its billing as the PS3's killer app. If you’re desperate to grab a first person shooter for your shiny new PS3 then this may keep you entertained for a short while, but don’t expect miracles, and hide it when your 360 owning friends call over to see it.
Jolt (UK) (Jun 07, 2007)
Resistance is very much like the PS2’s Killzone: overtly grey, rather good fun and nothing groundbreaking. Both Killzone and Resistance have been hyped into overdrive as being the FPS killer-app that the PlayStation has always needed, but both have failed to go the extra mile in order to fulfil their potential. It might not be a must-have, but if you’ve gone and wasted the best part of half a grand on a PS3, you can’t go wrong with Resistance ...unless you bought the console just for that, of course.
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (Nov 17, 2006)
So should you buy a PS3 to play Resistance? Sadly, no. It's definitely an above average game, but when it comes to must-have titles, it's hard to compete with Zelda and Gears of War this holiday season. For folks dead set on having a PS3 on launch day, though, Resistance is the best title you'll find for the system.
Jeuxvideo.com (Mar 20, 2007)
Resistance : Fall Of Man est un FPS touche-à-tout plutôt réussi. Sa structure classique et ses nombreux défauts l'empêchent toutefois de sortir du rang. Le jeu essaie pourtant de satisfaire le joueur de tout son code, mais intégrer avec plus ou moins de succès les bonnes idées des congénères ne suffit pas. Certes l'armement est jouissif mais le titre reste avant tout un jeu de tir basique, et sans âme. Bon, mais pas exceptionnel.
The Game Hoard (Jun 02, 2018)
Resistance: Fall of Man is a well-constructed first-person shooter, able to keep the single-player campaign and the multiplayer fairly interesting with diverse weapons and responsive shooting. The weapon types make it more than just pointing and shooting at your enemies, with some fun and effective designs, a balanced health system, and some strong level designs that ensure that there are actual firefights rather than abrupt kills. The fundamentals are all there and there are enough gimmicks to give the game an identity, but it doesn’t quite go far enough to be exceptional. The story mode is straightforward and not very creative, and while the confrontations are good challenges, they aren’t very inventive and boil down to going from fight A to fight B and so on. Multiplayer does fare a bit better though thanks to its wealth of options, but it does still feel like a gussied up war shooter for the most part.
Diehard GameFan (Nov 30, 2006)
Resistance is ultimately a competent FPS that, while it plays well and does a lot of things right, doesn’t quite reach the greatness one would hope for. It doesn’t really scream PS3, but as a launch title, it’s pretty solid. If you’re the proud owner of a PS3, you should absolutely own it, but don’t expect a Halo or Half-Life 2 killer. If you’re not, though, it’s not quite worth owning the system for; it’s good, but not THAT good, sadly. Ultimately, Resistance is a good effort from Insomniac, and deserves a sequel. If you can, you should check it out.
Edge (Dec 21, 2006)
As a launch title, Resistance proves itself to be a crisp and powerful piece of software, but not quite as robust a videogame; it's not far off how the Ratchet & Clank games would feel if they were deprived of their RPG upgrade systems, plentiful collectibles and compact, colourful worlds. To enjoy it throughout is a tightrope walk that few will fail to stray from, and one that demands you love its guns as much as it does. Which puts us back in the land of the fanboy: approaching a game with preconceived conviction can be a risky business, amplifying the bad or the good as you've already seen fit to judge. With Resistance, a better preparation is a good set of blinkers and a little store of faith.
Good Game (Mar 27, 2007)
Resistance: Fall of Man features good looks, cool weapons, solid multiplayer, simple controls, and high production values. It's enough to make a GOOD FPS, but not a great one. 7/10 from me.
Good Game (Mar 27, 2007)
The game is finished and it plays well. What we’re missing is the icing on the cake. There are no puzzles and very little emotioneering techniques or character depth. The plot is recycled, which means we’re down to the basics. The fun is in the multiplayer. 7/10 from me.
Eurogamer.de (Feb 14, 2007)
Ich wollte Resistance wirklich erstklassig finden, schließlich mag ich ungewöhnliche Szenarien und bin ein großer Fan der Ratchet & Clank-Serie. Doch das Ergebnis war nach den letzten Xbox 360-Krachern eine echte Enttäuschung. Vor allem optisch liegt Resistance klar hinter der Konkurrenz zurück und spielt zu keinem Moment die angeblich überlegenen Eigenschaften der Playstation 3 aus. Selbst verglichen mit den Xbox 360-Launch-Titeln kann Resistance keinen echten Stich machen und präsentiert auch spielerisch nur "Current Generation". Bei der Waffenauswahl haben die Entwickler hingegen ein glückliches Händchen bewiesen und so das ideale Arbeitsmaterial für tolle Feuergefechte bereit gestellt. So bleibt Resistance dank dem hervorragenden Multiplayer und den spannenden Kämpfen immer noch ein guter Titel, der nur knapp die acht verfehlt, aber für eine Topwertung einfach zu viel Durchschnitt parat hält.
DarkZero (May 04, 2007)
Red Steel was disappointing and Perfect Dark Zero could only be described as underwhelming - even if our review hints we may have liked it at launch. It seems console launches and the FPS genre don’t seem to want to meld together well this generation. Nevertheless, it now seems to be happening all over again and with the launch of the PS3 comes a brand new FPS from the guys and gals over at Insomniac. Will the curse finally be broken or is this yet another launch FPS that is nothing to lose any sleep over.
Thunderbolt Games (Jan 10, 2008)
Insomniac have delivered a solid, albeit run-of-the-mill single player with a great online mode. While the campaign is nothing to keep you entertained after a couple of play-throughs the well put together online mode will have you playing for much longer. Resistance will fit snugly in any PS3 owner’s collection.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Nov 17, 2006)
Resistance's principal strength is its weapons, and the better ones will do a good enough job of selling it to PlayStation 3's early adopters, while, helpfully, European gamers are in a position to wait and see how the multiplayer develops between now and March before factoring that into any sort of decision. The Fall of Man may forever be overshadowed by the Internet's Fall of Manners, then, but this is still a solid launch title, and worthy of praise.
Computer Bild Spiele (Apr 04, 2007)
Resistance ist ein Shooter der "alten Schule". Sie finden sich auf der einen Seite sofort zurecht, auf der anderen warten wenig Überraschungen im Spielverlauf. Die Grafik ist recht hübsch, kann mit aktuellen Shootern allerdings nicht ganz mithalten - das kann die Playstation 3 sicher besser. Als Starttitel für die Playstation 3 ist Resistance aber immerhin "befriedigend".
PC Action (Germany) (Mar, 2007)
Und schwups stehen Sie ohne Munition da. Klasse, dass Ihre Wummen offenbar nur eine Munitionskammer in der Größe eines Hamster-Magens besitzen. Da hat der Spieler schon akzeptiert, dass angeblich in den 50er-Jahren Außerirdische auf der Erde eingefallen sind und mittlerweile alle Erdbewohner mit merkwürdig aufgemotzten Zweiter-Weltkriegs-Waffen herumlaufen, da hätte auch etwas weniger Realismus bei der Munitionsmenge nicht geschadet. Das und noch ein paar blöde Stellen machen das Spiel schwerer als nötig. Das ist also der erste Ego-Shooter für die PS3. Wenigstens stimmt die Atmosphäre: Es gibt eine Handvoll Aha-Effekte, bevor Sie nach ein paar Stunden typischer Baller-Action vor dem offenen Ende stehen. Fortsetzung folgt mal wieder. Zum Glück ist der Mehrspieler-Teil gelungen und bietet Zusatzspielspaß. Wir sagen jetzt nur mal ein Stichwort: kooperativ. An die Güte eines Call of Duty 2 reicht Resistance: Fall of Man aber in keinem Punkt heran.
Gamezine (Nov 30, 2006)
On a donc affaire à un bon titre, c’est celui que je vous recommande en premier pour accompagner l’achat de votre PlayStation 3. Une nouvelle console comme celle-ci peut cependant faire beaucoup mieux, du moins on l’espère. Inutile d’ailleurs de vous convaincre qu’il s’agit là d’un jeu next-gen dans le fond, car ce n’est pas le cas, mais il se rattrape sur de nombreux points que j’ai évoqués plus haut. En bref, un bon petit jeu de lancement.
Games TM (Nov, 2006)
Resistance's saving grace comes in its multiplayer modes. Co-op, as always, is an entertaining aside, but the monstrous 20-vs-20 deathmatches are where Fall Of Man leaves its mark. The frantic and smooth combat translates to multiplayer far better than the plodding solo campaign, and ultimately save Insomniac's effort from irrelevance. One salient fact remains, however: Resistance: Fall Of Man - a PS3 launch title with a thunderous hype machine behind it - is vastly inferior to a five-year old Xbox game. It really speaks volumes, doesn't it?
Games TM (Feb, 2007)
(...) It's this multiplayer that proves Resistance's saving grace giving it longevity beyond the campaign and keeping its head above the mediocrity water line. A fun blast then, but not the system seller many thought it would be.
Mansized (Apr 09, 2007)
Still, if you’ve shelled out £425 and want a decent shooter, Resistance is worth a go. The PS3 has years to go yet and this is a great sign of things to come.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Mar 22, 2007)
The overall disappointment that comes from playing Resistance is troubling. For years, Insomniac has carved itself an impressive reputation, and had a golden opportunity to throw its creativity at a genre which has been stuck in its ways for far too long. That it merely aped almost all of the things wrong with this creatively moribund genre is alarming. That's not to say that it's a bad game at all, because in most senses Resistance bears a solid resemblance to a lot of very successful shooters of the last few years. But to simply come up with a game on a new platform that completely stands still feels like a huge disappointment from a studio that's more than capable of doing thing differently to everyone else. Put bluntly, the combat and AI is merely average, the visuals don't really wow, and the much-vaunted weaponry makes little difference to how it plays. To say we're underwhelmed is the understatement of the year.
Background (Dec, 2006)
Vous l'aurez compris, Resistance : Fall of Man n'est PAS le killer-app qui nous fera gerber de bonheur et acheter la console, comme Gears of War a su le faire encore très récemment (ce dernier a toutefois bénéficié d'un temps de développement très long). Il ne s'en sort pourtant pas si mal, mais mieux vaut attendre un bon MGS 4 avant de s'endetter à vie pour acheter la PS3.