For Bits 'n' Bytes Gaming, Sebastian Force writes:
Resistance 3 is a conundrum. It has a mediocre storyline, but an incredible ending. A boring, faux-silent main character and even worse supporting characters, but fantastic “enemies”. It shines at the things the series has always been superb at, and tries to hide the things the series has always been terrible at. There is still a lot of fun to be had here, but it feels like for every step forward it takes, the game also takes a step backward.