Resistance 2 vs Killzone 2

Developer Track Record

Resistance 2

You never really know who's going to create the next big game. Development studios like Insomniac Games have a well-documented history of creating fantastic games – ever heard of Spyro the Dragon or perhaps the multi-million-selling Ratchet and Clank series? Insomniac is practically the Midas of the game industry, turning every game they touch into gold.

The first Resistance has sold well over a million copies and it still remains the best-selling PlayStation 3 game to date. Resistance 2 is the company's third title on the PS3, which means they've already got the experience under their belt. That experience is going to get them far, especially when you consider the superior quality of the original game is only destined to improve.

Killzone 2

Taking the good with the bad

On the other end of the experience spectrum is Guerilla Games, creators of the Killzone franchise. The company has a total of 3 games in their portfolio compared to Insomniac's 10: the first Killzone for PlayStation 2, its follow up on PSP, Killzone: Liberation, and the oft-forgotten Shellshock: Nam '67. Killzone: Liberation is the only game among the trio that received universal praise, whereas the other two titles were slammed for a number of flaws. This is both good and bad.

It's good because Guerilla Games has an opportunity to avoid their past mistakes, but it can end up being bad if they stick their collective head in the sand and ignore the warning signs. We're eager to see a repeat in the high quality that characterised Killzone: Liberation, although it's a tough in the face of a lukewarm record.

The safe bet here is on Insomniac. While the amount of hype swirling around Killzone 2 has us hoping for an amazing shooter, we're more confident assuming that Resistance 2 will exude at least the same level of quality as the original if not more because of Insomniac's experience.

The Final Verdict: Resistance 2

Resistance 2 is the final verdict

Resistance 2 takes the victory over Killzone 2. On sheer style alone, you'll find us praising Killzone 2 any day. When it comes down to it, it's all about gameplay and Killzone 2 has more hurdles to overcome than Resistance 2. The promise of 60-plus multiplayer matches, and even more community features than the original gives Resistance 2 an advantage that Killzone 2 can't match right now.

As the year moves forward, expect more details to surface on both games that could easily shift the balance. For now, we're leaning toward Resistance 2 on reputation and what information Insomniac's put out there.

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