Resistance: Fall of Man

Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Intense sci-fi title for mature action fans.
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Parents say

age 14+
Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 28 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

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

Violence

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.

Sex
Language

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

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 10 year old Written bymjdtherealdeal June 23, 2010

Resistance....its fun to kill your parents online....

C'mon people! What are you men or mice! This is a great game and really fun. My son loved it so much that we played it twice. We love killing each other an... Continue reading
Adult Written byTom_Gamer_Tom June 23, 2010

Not as bad as Resistance 2.

After playing and reviewing Resistance 2, For some reason I get the sequel before the 1st. I decided to have a go at this. Its not as bad as Resistance 2. Its s... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written bychewybar April 9, 2008
Teen, 13 years old Written by3choices December 5, 2009

A few jumpy moments but not that bad

A brill game by any standers.not very gorey or bloody. sure theres a few splurts of blood but its not that bad. any 12 year old should be able 2 handle it. howe... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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