Graphically Resistance 3 looks absolutely terrific. As Capelli travels across America we are treated to mountains, grasslands and the frozen city of New York. Through it all the buildings, vehicles, enemies and companions look and animate terrifically. There is a really nice color palette in comparison to the previous games, and while the game realistically becomes dreary and washed out towards the end it still looks stunning. The cutscenes are pre-rendered and while they look quite different from the game engine the characters and environments maintain the same look and feel so it doesn’t detract from the story being told at all.
All in all Resistance 3 is a terrific game that handles everything exceptionally well. The single player campaign is very fun to play and has a personal and touching story to go along with the great action. The multiplayer, while far from innovative, is still quite fun. The option to play the campaign in co-op encouraged me to restart the game immediately after I finished, but with a friend and on the hardest difficulty mode. This is the best game in the series and in fact one of the better games of the year.
Resistance 3 is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language.