Parents' Guide to

Resistance: Retribution

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent, portable third-person shooter for adults only.

Game PSP 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Good... But not great. NOT FOR KIDS!

I thought the game was good. It had its intense moments. You seem to be constantl out numbered and out gunned with some massive enemys. The controll scheme worked shockingly well for a PSP shooter! The multi-player is fun with a fair ammount of variety but the games main focus is its single player. The bad? The cover system is sticky, using the D pad for cerain actions is funky, especialy in a gun fight(constantly) voice acting is laughable, and while it has a good story it is very predictable. BOTTOM LINE? If you are a fan of shooters you will enjoy this. Don't expect perfection but it is one of, if not the best psp shooter to date on the PSP NOT FOR KIDS!!!!!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Retribution feels like a much easier game compared to the first two in the series. The aim assist feature allows for easy targeting of enemies, while the introduction of a cover system keeps players better guarded. The aim assist can be inconsistent at times. When too many enemies cluster together in one spot, the reticle flies all over the place, moving quickly from target to target. One specific enemy requires players to shoot them in the head, forcing use of manual aim. The feature works well unless you have varying enemies on the screen and you have to toggle between manual and auto aim.

The campaign itself is a satisfying experience. Enemies make smart use of cover and flanking strategies. Surprise attacks by opponents should keep players on their toes. The PS3 connectivity is clever, but requires more effort than its worth. Retribution also includes a multiplayer mode with an array of solo and team-based competitions. The Wi-Fi connections seem reliable and the matches experienced only small amounts of lag. Resistance fans should thoroughly enjoy the experience this portable follow-up delivers.

Game Details

  • Platform: PSP
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release date: March 17, 2009
  • Genre: Third-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and gore, partial nudity, violence, suggestive themes, strong language
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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