Back in 2006, Gears of War and Resistance went head-to-head as the two big shooters for the holidays. The former was the first big game for Microsoft's then year-old Xbox 360 while the latter was the product of famed developer Insomniac and the only truly excellent launch title for the PlayStation 3. Now, two years later, the two are doing battle once again. We've looked at Gears of War 2-now it's time to check out Resistance 2.
Insomniac has an impressive resume of hits, and Resistance 2 clearly has earned a spot on that list. This is a game that manages to improve upon its predecessor in every conceivable way. Even though the game's campaign is a bit dry, the competitive multiplayer action and the addictive co-op will keep this game disk in PS3s for some time to come. Guerrilla Games is going to be hard-pressed to top this with Killzone 2, set to be released in early 2009. We're willing to go on record as saying that this game is better than Gears of War 2 in many ways, and could very well be the best shooter of the year.