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Resistance 3

Resistance 3 n Formats: PS3 n Rating: 18 n Price: €50

Four years have passed since Resistance 2 and as the world falls deeper under the Chimeran threat, a wormhole opens above New York city, spreading icy winter across the globe.

Resistance 3 focuses on a band of weary survivors surrounded by invaders who were once human. In this alternate 1957, Joe Capelli is struggling to survive with his wife and child. He heads out to New York, determined to give them a chance at a better life.

Story plays a significant part with some genuine emotion coupled with a real sense of desperation. And the game earns its 18 rating with many harsh scenes.

The gameplay is straightforward running and gunning. The shooting itself is rock solid -- guns feel meaty and responsive and the controls don't get in the way of the action.

Some of the encounters are tough and the game gives you large levels and multiple routes to plan your attack. And guns level up as you shoot, meaning there's always something new to unlock.

Local co-op is a welcome inclusion and competitive multiplayer is present and accounted for.

A decent story, robust gameplay and a conventional but fun multiplayer make Resistance 3 a good bet for genre fans. Those who miss old-school shooters will definitely find much to like. score: 8/10