Stratagonline.com: "Resistance 2 was released back in 2008 and was a solid hit with critics, but for the hardcore fans of the franchise, it was a disappointment. Fans felt that Insomniac stripped away everything that made the first game so unique. The dark and gritty setting was gone in favor a more colorful palette and Co-op through the main campaign was removed in favor of a co-op mission mode. A regenerative health system was also added in lieu of health packs. Fans felt these changes alone made Resistance 2 too much of a “me too” shooter. Perhaps the change that sealed Resistance 2’s fate amongst the hardcore fans was the removal of the weapon wheel."