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Resistance: Retribution takes place weeks after the events of the PS3 title Resistance: Fall of Man. The player is James Grayson, a former British Marine. Grayson finds his brother infected by the Chimera virus and goes on to destroy every conversion centre he can find. The Maquis enlist Grayson, and it's his job to retake Europe from the Chimera. The game is presented as a third-person shooter and makes use of a cover system that allows the player to hide behind objects. While hiding from Chimera, Grayson is able to pop out quickly and attack the enemy. Covers are locked automatically when Grayson goes near them and aiming assistance is also provided.

Players who own a copy of Resistance 2 and play Resistance: Retribution on a PSP 2000 or 3000 can connect the AV output to a television to play the game with a DualShock 3 controller. Also when owning both games, they can be linked using a USB cable to open up the Infected mode. It provides an alternate history, mixing events of the two games. Grayson is recruited by Specter Lieutenant David LaSalle (from Resistance 2) and is infected with a mutated version of the Chimeran virus. In this game mode, Grayson wears a Specter uniform and has glowing Chimeran eyes. He can regenerate health, gets access to new weapons and breathes underwater. He is also able to reach hidden passages and pick up intel, unlocking plasma grenades and even a further expanded story. This game mode ends when the game is quit and progress cannot be saved.

Multiplayer consists of battles through Ad Hoc and Infrastructure with statistics tracking on The included game modes are deathmatch, team deathmatch, containment, capture the flag and assimilation.


Resistance: Retribution PSP Shooting from behind cover
Resistance: Retribution PSP Pre-menu screen
Resistance: Retribution PSP Aiming for the Hybrid
Resistance: Retribution PSP Title Screen

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Resistance: Retribution Concept Art
Resistance: Retribution Concept Art
Resistance: Retribution Screenshot

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GameTrailers Mar 10, 2009 9.4 out of 10 94
IGN Mar 10, 2009 9.2 out of 10 92 Mar 20, 2009 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Mar 20, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Extreme Gamer Mar 27, 2009 9 out of 10 90 Mar 31, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution Mar 20, 2009 B+ 83 Mar 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Jeux Vidéo Network May 17, 2009 15 out of 20 75
AusGamers Apr 17, 2009 6.8 out of 10 68


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Eric Jensen (143) added Resistance: Retribution (PSP) on Jun 29, 2009