Resistance: Fall of Man



Intense sci-fi title for mature action fans.
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Positive messages

You're the good guy, but you use very violent means to fight the aliens.


Many scenes of intense fighting, with gory repercussions. You can use a sniper rifle to zoom in and take down creatures with a bloody head shot. Once you have pumped Chimera creatures with enough bullets to take them down, they begin to scream before exploding into blood chunks, which rain down.

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Not out of context, but players will hear things such as "holy s--t" and "move your ass."

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this game contains graphic violence and gore. It's played from an immersive first-person perspective where the fight is against an alien race instead of humans. However, friendly fire is part of the game, so you can shoot other soldiers and watch the blood fly. Expect to see gory close-ups of heads being shot off and blood raining down as creatures explode. Characters under duress swear. Parents should be aware that the game allows for online play; Common Sense Media does not recommend unsupervised online play for anyone under the age of 12.

What's it about?

RESISTANCE: FALL OF MAN is a first-person shooter that lets you, as an American soldier stationed in the U.K., lead the fight to rid the world of a vicious alien race bent on global domination. Interestingly, the game takes place in an alternative mid-20th century, one where World War II didn't happen -- though the death toll is far worse in this scenario. You and your squad mates must use high-tech weaponry to take down these creatures one by one.

Is it any good?


Thanks to the PS3's technical horsepower, the aliens are realistically creepy and the atmospheric indoor and outdoor environments help add to the suspension of disbelief. The game's multi-channel surround sound is extraordinary: You can hear quiet footsteps on a creaking wood floor above your head that will send shivers down your spine. The enemy artificial intelligence (A.I.) is smart and aggressive, but players can also log online to play against human opponents. In fact, you can engage in matches on huge maps supporting up to 40 players.

While not quite as good as Microsoft Game Studios' gritty Gears of War for the Xbox 360, Resistance: Fall of Man is a worthy shooter for the PS3. Players will also enjoy the first official game "update" with added multiplayer features, some improved graphics, and other extras.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what it might be like if Earth were ever invaded by aliens. Does the motion-sensing controller add to your immersion in this game? Why are you attracted to this kind of shooter? If the enemy were humans instead of scary-looking aliens, would you want to play this game?

Game details

Platforms:PlayStation 3
Available online?Available online
Developer:Sony Computer Entertainment
Release date:November 15, 2006
Genre:First Person Shooter
ESRB rating:M for blood and gore, intense violence, strong language (PlayStation 3)

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Adult Written bymwittl April 9, 2008
Teen, 15 years old Written byCWG1 September 19, 2014

Difficult, but very enjoyable.

I saw this game for 2.95$ on a shelf, and for the record this is a very cheap considering the prices of other games, so that being said I didn't have any high or even mid-level expectations for this game. Sure the graphics aren't amazing, but the actual game-play is surprisingly quite amazing. Honestly though this game is violent, but parents need to understand that the gore and violence is very unrealistic when compared to a lot of the modern day games that majority of your kids are already exposed to. I know that in the rating it also says "Strong Language," but honestly it's very tame for a mature rating. So any mature 10 and up could handle this well-made game. Suggested MPAA rating: R: Strong Bloody Violence Throughout
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Too much violence
Teen, 15 years old Written byMultimedia Expert October 12, 2013

Great game most teens will be able to handle.

Content: Off for ages: 1-12 Pause for ages: 13-14 On for ages: 15 and up Positive Message: 0/5: The soldiers passionately fight for the human race, but use brutal force. Positive Role Model: 0/5: None. Violence: 4/5: Strong, persistent, bloody, gory violence. Sex: 0/5: None. Language: 2/5: Infrequent strong language used. Words used: S**t and a** Consumerism: 0/5: None. Drinking, Drugs and Smoking: 0/5: None. Safety and Privacy: 1/5: There's a voice chat option, and players can often hear negative language. Quality: A great first person shooter with an engaging story. The online is pretty good as well. While not as good as other FPS' on the market, if you have a PS3, this is a great game to own.
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