This great first person shooter is one of the launch games
for PS3, and
challenges Halo (XBOX 360) and Half-Life (PC) as the best shooter available
for all the more recent consoles. It’s online feature also makes it a lot
better than the equivalent PS2 games.
This game is
absolutely amazing. It is set in the mid 20th century, and the
story of the game is that you are a lone American soldier called Nathan
Hail, and you are trying to save England from the attack from the Chimera.
The Chimera is an alien virus that
Russia created to try and
takeover Europe. The virus was kept in beetles, and when they launched the attack
towards Europe they let the beetles
loose, and these carriers took their victims to a Chimera conversion centre
where they were transformed into Hybrids, which were twenty times more
aggressive than a normal human being. Nobody saw it coming, and in a matter
of weeks the whole of Europe had been taken over by the deadly virus.
England thought that they
were safe, but they were wrong!
chimera Hybrids got to England, who were prepared for an attack, and despite
defending the country as best as they could, the English soon needed America
to come to their aid.
first Hail arrived in York, where his unit tried to fight off the attack
from the Chimeran army. Unfortunately the beetles had infected the whole of
York with the virus. In addition, Hail’s command unit were infected with the
virus, and up to that moment nobody had regained consciousness after being
infected with the Chimeran virus. Hail did though, and soon he was known
across England because he survived the attack, however he showed some
Chimeran Hybrids traits; his eyes started to turn golden colour, the same as
the Chimeran Hybrids, and later on in the game he has a slight healing
ability, the same as the Hybrids.
that they travel to Manchester, Brighton, Nottingham, Bracknell, Cheshire,
Somerset, Cardiff and London (the
and the Underground). I won’t say any more about the story as I don’t want
to ruin it for you.
the gameplay itself, as you progress though the levels you get better
weapons, while the enemy AI is pretty good and challenging.
in this great game aren’t so great after all, and the visuals are definitely
not as good as I was expecting from a PS3 launch title. The Chimera aliens
do look very real; it’s just the scenery that lets the game down a little.
This might be partly because I’m playing it on an older TV, and so on a
modern flat screen HD telly it should be better.
I like the
sound in this game, as the music is good and spot on for the war style
environment you’re playing in. There are lots of different guns which have
their own unique sound, while the Chimeran weapons all sound different so
you can sometimes tell what you’re about to fight next.
This is the
best thing about PS3 and it’s absolutely free! This game is definitely a
very good game online, and I think am pretty good, especially considering
lots of adults probably play.
online mode features various sized maps taken from areas in the campaign
game, and the six different game types include ‘deathmatch’, ‘capture the
flag’, ‘base assault’ and ‘last man standing’ modes.
can either play a ranked match or a custom match, and a ranked match is
where you are battling to increase your rank (currently I am a Sergeant
Major). You can also have a clan, and I created my own clan with four other
people, a friend called James and three other people who I met online and
have since joined my clan. My clan is called UK Chimera, and my online name
is (UKC)chilli101, so if you want to join just send me a message telling me
who you are, and I will let you join.
lasts a long time, especially with the online gameplay. There are thirty
levels in the campaign, and once you finish it you unlock new weapons which
means you have a good reason to play it again. There is also a story co-op
mode, however it is the excellent online side to the game that means you
will be playing it for quite a long time.
launch game is superb. The campaign story is enjoyable, while the online
mode is great. Ghost Recon is due out soon, and it will take a very good
shooter to beat the score Resistance gets.
Overall Score: 90%