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Resistance 3

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Extremely violent sci-fi shooter best for older gamers.

Game PlayStation 3 2011
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

This game is pure carnage, parent's be aware!

This game puts the players in a post-apocaliptic world, filled with disfigured alien figures and dehumanized survivors. The main character is fighting to protect his family and save the world, but his methods are questionable, that doesn't make him a good role model. - The violence is very gory: Players can use fire bottles to burn their enemies and even a sledgehammer to dismember their bodies (There's a lot of blood and screams). - Enemies can pop out of nowhere in the dark, Which could be scary for some. The cutscene's also shown decapitations and a lot of profanity. Plus the fact that the educational content is zero, and the game is very big, I wouldn't recommend it for kid's and teen's, this game is for adults only!
age 14+

Half Life 2 With Prettier Paint and Cooler Weapons

First off, this game is violent. Shotguns blow the fronts off enemies, head hosts make entire heads explode, and persistent fire will reduce enemies to giblets. However, with the exception of a single chapter all of this is directed against an evil alien species, and in that chapter you fight brutal former prisoners. The gameplay is really fun with medkits instead of regenerating health, some of the coolest weapons I've ever played with in video games, and a story that takes you through post-alien apocalypse America to meet a variety of well rounded characters.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (5 ):

It's not a perfect sci-fi shooter, but this new sequel from Insomniac Games is the best yet in the Resistance franchise. Along with the intense single-player campaign, Resistance 3 offers a few different ways to play with friends, including two-player online (or split-screen) cooperative play through the entire single-player campaign and competitive multiplayer maps for up to 16 people (8 versus 8) in Humans against Chimera skirmishes. The classic "Deathmatch" returns (every fighter for themselves) as well as objective-based competitions. While the graphics don't look quite as good as other first-person shooters -- you can see how fake the tall grass looks when you get close to it in an early farm level, for example -- Resistance 3 boasts bigger set pieces, better-designed environments and smarter artificial intelligence (A.I.) than in previous games. Plus, the game supports 3D play on stereoscopic TVs, should you own one.

It takes a while to get into the action -- we had to wait 40 minutes to download and install an update from the Internet before playing, and then another 12 minutes during an opening story sequence -- but this new sequel will certainly please the series' fans series for its intense action, intriguing story, large set-piece battles, smarter A.I., and wide variety of game modes.

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