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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You're the good guy, but you use very violent means to fight the aliens.
Violence & Scariness
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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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.
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.
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