Game details

Resistance 2
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
November 4th, 2008
Release Date (UK):
November 28th, 2008
Online Players:
Insomniac Games
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
7 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
6 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Only on PS3

About Resistance 2

After a valiant struggle to stop the Chimera invasion in Europe, mankind must make its last stand on the shores of the United States. In the highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling PLAYSTATION 3 game, Resistance 2 places players in the heroic role of Sgt. Nathan Hale as he struggles against overwhelming odds to defend mankind from the unstoppable Chimera. While wrestling with this insidious war machine, Hale must also battle the virus raging inside of his own body that threatens to transform him into the very creatures he fights against. Powered by Insomniac Games' third-generation PLAYSTATION 3 technology, Resistance 2 will deliver unprecedented console gaming breakthroughs with a standalone eight-player, class-based online co-op campaign and 60-player online competitive multiplayer. An epic single-player campaign will feature a new weapons arsenal to combat giant boss encounters that increase the scale of the conflict to new heights. And players will enjoy a new level of community support.



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Resistance 2 is a worthy successor to Resistance: Fall of Man. Do not resist the urge to pick this one up.

We like

  • The thrilling campaign that ends with a bang
  • The outstanding co-op and competitive modes
  • The standout visuals

We dislike

  • The network issues
  • That the storyline chugs at the beginning of the game
  • That the enemies ignore your allies

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[Editor’s Note: The final score was slightly influenced by the game’s network issues. As these could be remedied at any point, an update to the score is not out of the question in the future.] Resistance: Fall of Man was the pinnacle of the PlayStation 3 launch line-up. While clearly a first generation title, Resistance featured polished gameplay and concurrently hinted at the technical prowess of the PS3. Two y...



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Resistance 2 News

  • Insomniac releases free Resistance 2 multiplayer skins

    For those of you who missed out on Resistance 2's pre-order exclusive multiplayer skins -- The Grims and Dr. Malikov -- you can now download them for free on the PlayStation Network. Insomniac Games announced on the U.S. PlayStation Blog that the skins will be available for free in all territories. ...

  • Resistance 2 gets patched tomorrow

    Insomniac Games will release patch 1.60 for Resistance 2 tomorrow. Upon launching the game, you'll be automatically prompted to download the patch. Most of the fixes and updates seem minor. The most notable feature is the new Home functionality -- you will soon be able to launch the game from wit...

  • Resistance 2's 1.4 patch coming Monday

    Some of you may have noticed that Resistance 2 has quite a few bugs within its coding. You should be happy to know that Insomniac is aware of the issue and plans to release a patch this coming Monday in order to repair a lot of the issues being found. One key problem is the reset of experience durin...

  • Free Resistance 2 goodies heading to PlayStation Store

    Insomniac Games has joined in the festive cheer this week by offering a free batch of Resistance 2 goodies for today’s weekly PlayStation Store update. Fans of Nathan Hale’s triumphant return can look forward to a new trailer for the shooter, XMB themes, along with a free batch of map...

  • Resistance 2 co-op "pared down" from original design

    In an interview with Gamasutra, Resistance 2 co-op Lead Designer Jake Biegel has revealed that many of his original ideas were "pared down" during development. He also discussed the game's intellectual debt to Valve's Team Fortress 2 and, less predictably, World of Warcraft. "A lot...

  • UK Charts: Resistance 2 hits top ten, CoD remains no.1

    Despite some hiccups involving EUK shortages, Insomniac’s Resistance 2 has managed to scrape into the UK All Format Charts at number ten, as the formidable Call of Duty: World at War remains in pole position for yet another week running. Sonic’s latest attempt at convincing punters th...

  • Resistance 2 ads terrify Irish press

    Here's a bit of comedy to round off the PSU week - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has plastered Dublin newspapers the Metro and Herald AM with Resistance 2 ads masquerading as front-page stories - the headline is "America Under Attack!" Kotaku has a few scans for your amusement. The...

  • Resistance 2 vs. Gears of War 2 Video Comparison

    For those of you who aren't IGN insiders, Yahoo has posted the same grudge match comparison video of Resistance 2 vs. Gears of War 2 for public viewing. As many of us would agree, IGN puts Resistance 2 as the better shooter to buy this year, providing a meatier multiplayer and co-op experience fo...

  • Insomniac: Resistance 2 nearly had "Hollywood" ending

    Insomniac's well-larded blockbuster shooter Resistance 2 is even now filling North American living rooms with the whiff of scorched mutant flesh (Europe's turn comes on November 28). What better time, then, to stop by Insomniac Towers and get a little post-match analysis? Speaking to Gamasutra am...

  • Sony unleashes bizarre Japanese Resistance 2 ad

    Sony has unveiled a decidedly bizarre TV commercial for the Japanese release of Resistance 2, depicting a Chimeran Grim running frantically towards a cameraman, only to be dominated by a young Japanese girl. Check out the ad below. Resistance 2 is out now in North America, with a Euro...

Resistance 2 Features

  • [WINNERS] Resistance 2 beta code giveaway

    Load up soldier! You're about to deploy on a dangerous mission with thousands of other combatants -- you are going to beta test Resistance 2. Hah, just kidding, not all of you can get in. We have codes to hand out to 15 lucky people out there. Admission into the contest is simple. Send an email t...

  • Top 10 reasons we're stoked for Resistance 2

    Resistance: Fall of Man was the clear standout title at the launch of the PlayStation 3. Many of us look back at the game fondly as our first PlayStation 3 title. We remember playing and replaying the campaign, then hopping online for a quick dose of multiplayer, only to stay on until the sun left t...

  • Evolution of Resistance

    Developed by Insomniac Games, Resistance 2 is on its way to be one of the biggest exclusives released on the PlayStation 3. Being the third title to release from Insomniac for the PS3, we'd like to take a look at the evolution of the game's graphics since its beginning. The first photos compare imag...

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