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Resistance: Burning Skies
Resistance Vita
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
May 29th, 2012
Release Date (UK):
June 1st, 2012
Online Players:
Nihilistic Software
Sony Computer Entertainment
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PSVita:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Available exclusively on PlayStation Vita

About Resistance: Burning Skies

Resistance: Burning Skies takes place before the events of Resistance 2, and sees fireman Tom Riley battling against the Chimera hordes during their invasion of the United States.



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Despite some notable flaws, Resistance: Burning Skies is still a solid effort and a great start to twin-stick shooting action on PS Vita.

We like

  • Great use of PS Vita's touchscreen
  • Awesome weapons line-up, affording plenty of diversity in combat
  • Twin-stick action translates seamlessly to PS Vita

We dislike

  • Some poor environments
  • Visuals are hit and miss
  • Short campaign and average story

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The release of Resistance: Burning Skies is something of a landmark release for PlayStation Vita, and handhelds in general for that matter. Not only is it another entry into one of Sony’s most prolific series, but concurrently, it’s the first dual-stick shooter on any portable games console, period. Indeed, thanks to the implementation of PS Vita’s twin analog sticks, Burning Skies marks the first time a cons...

Resistance: Burning Skies News

  • Resistance: Burning Skies 'Memorial' trailer is a tribute to gamers

    Sony and Nihilistic Software today released a new promo trailer for Resistance: Burning Skies titled ‘Memorial,’ meant to jokingly pull on your heart strings for gamers who have fallen in (online) battle.   Having been released just about two weeks ago, Resistance: ...

  • Resistance: Burning Skies launch trailer

    Sony has deployed the official launch trailer for Resistance: Burning Skies for your viewing pleasure. Check it out below. Resistance: Burning Skies hits U.S. stores today, and arrives in Europe on June 1. Check out our review here. ...

  • Resistance: Burning Skies Trophy list confirmed, new trailer unveiled

    Sony has unwrapped a shiny new Resistance: Burning Skies trailer for your consumption. The PlayStation Vita-exclusive shooter is due out on May 29, and takes place around the time of Resistance 2, with players fighting off invading Chimera forces in the U.S. as fireman Tom Riley. Check it out...

  • Resistance: Burning Skies features soundtrack from Dead Space, Gears of War composers

    The award-winning composers of Dead Space and Gears of War will play a key role in creating the original score for Resistance: Burning Skies, slated for release exclusively on the PS Vita. Jason Graves, a British Academy award-winning composer who was responsible for the music in Dead Space and D...

  • Sony unveils Resistance: Burning Skies Survival mode

    Sony has confirmed that Resistance: Burning Skies’ multiplayer will be complemented by a new Survival mode. Survival will sit alongside existing multiplayer offerings Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch, and sees players split up into human and Chimera forces, comprised of a starting squad of s...

  • Fresh Resistance: Burning Skies screens

    Sony’s unwrapped a fresh batch of Resistance: Burning Skies screenshots for you to feast your eyes on. Check out a few shots below, and then have a gander at our Burning Skies gallery to view the full bunch. Resistance: Burning Skies is due out exclusively on PlayStation Vita in May ...

  • Resistance: Burning Skies multiplayer detailed

    Nihilistic Software revealed today that Resistance: Burning Skies will features 8-player multiplayer, including 2-v-2 combat, and larger games up to 4-v-4. You’ll have the opportunity to play a Quick Match or use Vita’s cross-game Party application and play with friends or join a pri...

  • Resistance: Burning Skies multiplayer details drop

    The official website for Resistance: Burning Skies has been updated with a few snippets of info regarding Chimera-blaster’s multiplayer component. According to the site, the PlayStation Vita FPS will pack eight-player competitive multiplayer spread across six stages and three game modes. ...

  • Resistance: Burning Skies Riley trailer

    Sony Europe has unleashed a story-centric trailer for upcoming PlayStation Vita shooter Resistance: Burning Skies. Check it out below. Burning Skies is currently in development at Nihilistic Software, and takes place during the early stages of the Chimeran invasion of the United St...

  • Resistance: Burning Skies launch date revealed

    During the Playstation Vita live chat, the guys at Playstation Blog announced that Resistance: Burning Skies will be launching May 29th of this year.  This upcoming Resistance game developed by Nihilistic Software is a spin-off within the Resistance Universe. The live feed didn't announce if t...

Resistance: Burning Skies Features

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  • Resistance: Burning Skies kills with two joysticks

    Who would have thought that two joysticks could turn a portable device into a handheld home console? The PlayStation Vita already has a strong library of games ranging across many different genres: role-playing games, racing games, puzzle games, and even ninja games. These are to be expected, since ...

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