Resistance 2

Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Sequel delivers a mature sci-fi shooter.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 14 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

You're a soldier fighting an insect-like invasion of nasty aliens with a wealth of firepower.


Violent imagery throughout the game, including blowing aliens into chunks and bits, resulting in plenty of blood and gore. Online modes include killing other human soldiers. Weapons are many and varied including a gun that fires ricocheting saw blades and a grenade that ignites everything within a large radius. Some weapons allow you to zoom in like a sniper and take a head shot, which can be quite graphic.


The game has some bad language, including "f--k," "s--t," "hell," "damn," and "goddamn."


This is a sequel to Resistance: Fall of Man.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that in this game you can use all kinds of weapons to destroy enemies, which are mainly aliens. The violence, however, makes up the bulk of the game-play and is quite graphic in nature. This includes blowing up creatures into bloody chunks, which fall to the ground with a "splat". With some weapons you can zoom in like a sniper and take head shots. In the online modes, you can shoot at human characters, too. Language can be gritty both in-game and online.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byTom_Gamer_Tom June 23, 2010

Resistance 2 is a very gory and scary game.

Resistance is a very gory and over the top game. Stupid amounts of gore can spoil the experience. You blow creatures into bits and there is blood all over the s... Continue reading
Adult Written bycallofduty5 December 13, 2009
Pretty bloody game too it basically includes strong bloody violence and lots of swearing making it inappropriate for teens be sure that YOU ARE 16+ to play it!!...
Teen, 14 years old Written byMafiapoptart April 6, 2011

12 could be fine

This game was good. However, there is a good amount of blood and gore in the gameplay. The language is not terrible, there are only 2 uses of the f word. So if... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byCowtails December 29, 2010

One word: Horrible

Rented it, hated it. Way to violent, there's an option to turn off the blood after you complete the game. So after you go through and you've scattered... Continue reading

What's it about?

What if you had to hoist a Gatling gun and unleash every bullet into

Is it any good?

Even with the outstanding enemy artificial intelligence, nothing beats playing online against other human players. Resistance 2
ships with many co-op and head-to-head multiplayer modes, supporting up
to 60 players online. In the team-based Skirmish mode, for example,
four to six gamers join a squad, and each has a specific objective to
complete, such as advancing to a control point, regrouping with other
squads, attacking enemies, defending a base, and so on. An enemy squad,
however, has the exact opposite objective as your team, therefore your
mission might be to find and destroy a communications post, while the
rival squad's task is to protect them at all costs. One of our favorite
maps was "Scotia," based on a heavily forested northern Californian

If you liked the first Resistance, you'll love this
sequel. The talented developers at Insomniac Games, led by Ted Price,
have done a "bang up" job creating this fictitious world with memorable
monsters, over-the-top weaponry, and multiple ways to play online.
While not for children or young teens because of its violence and gore,
Resistance 2 is an exhausting and exciting action experience and one of the best PS3 titles of the year.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether a war game that takes place in an alternate 1953, and involves fighting against aliens, is any better, morally speaking, than a contemporary war game, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, that pits man against man. Does one scenario make it any better for concerned parents or is firing a gun and blowing up enemies the same regardless of the fiction?

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