Resistance: Fall of Man - hands-on

The PS3's alien infection may also be its salvation. We dive into this massive hit-to-be headfirst and pull out its steaming guts for you

Not all of the levels are as chaotic as the open-air battlefields. One level also had us sneaking through a fish cannery in Grimsby, which had been turned into a "conversion facility" by the Chimera. Here, we learned the Chimera's dirty little secret: most of them are actually infected human-Chimera hybrids. Beginning with racks of mummy-like cocoons and ending with huge-jawed monsters, we witnessed each step of the process, fighting a lot of hybrids - including horrible, face-chomping mole-men - along the way.

We also got to wreak a little havoc with "cores," small round batteries used by the Chimera. These work like explosive barrels in every other shooter, except they're a lot more fun, as they'll set off dizzying chain reactions by launching each other in random directions for huge, unpredictable explosions.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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