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Resistance: Fall of Man

Aliens battle humans in this astonishing-looking shooter.

Illegal Aliens: It's 1951 and razor-mawed aliens have invaded Earth. Resistance takes place in an alternate timeline where World War 2 is replaced by Cosmic War 1. The invaders are known only as the Chimera and they're ruthless, technologically- advanced and pig-ugly. Among their brood are wall-climbing insects, long-limbed bio-mech killers and immense bipedal walkers. Your goal? Kill them all.

FIGHT BACK
Human tech has a 1950's "Dieselpunk" feel. This gives the game a stylish retrofit look, although the tech is actually more advanced than our own Earth's. Probably because the world's nations have pooled their resources to create more effective war machines - fighting the alien instead of each other.

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PANIC ON THE STREETS
Part of the game takes place across the war-torn streets of... Manchester. Yes, it seems the aliens have invaded Manc-land and you'll end up fighting them off and dodging 50s-style red phone booths that've been tossed through the air by nearby explosions.

The verdict

It could be yet another clichéd sci-fi FPS, but the unique setting, Insomniacs skill and the next-gen looks give cause for optimism.

Format
PlayStation 3
Developer
Insomniac Games
Publisher
Sony
Genre
FPS

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