Insomniac Games has released a new edition of their classic sci-fi video game dramatizing man’s struggle to save the species from the deadly Chimera. In Resistance 3, set in a brutal, alternate 1950s universe, you assume the role of Joseph Capelli, a hero who can save humanity from extinction—in a much more intimate and personal crusade than the large, military-based campaigns of the past.
Resistance 3 picks up four years after the conclusion of Resistance 2. Believing all is lost, Capelli has retreated to an underground hideout in Haven, Okla. with his wife, young son and a few other survivors. Dr. Fyodor Malikov finds Capelli and offers him a plan to deliver a devastating blow against the occupying Chimera. Capelli decides he must accept the mission to close a wormhole in New York City, so that his son might eventually live a normal life.
This latest iteration of the Resistance series features a 16-player mode, complete with an eight-on-eight deathmatch between humans and the Chimera. By lowering of the number of players from 60 in the last edition, Insomniac provides a less chaotic experience for Resistance gamers.
STACK readers who enjoy first-person shooter games with strong controls, and who like killing nasty villains in eerie environments, should check out Resistance 3. Insomniac Games wowed both gamers and critics with their previous takes on an alternate, apocalyptic reality; and they seem to have done it again with Resistance 3, which is available now for $59.99, only on PlayStation 3.