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  • Summary: Set in the Resident Evil universe, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will deliver relentless action with players competing against the clock to defeat as many enemies as possible in a fixed time. Featuring Mercenaries missions from Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, now fully realised inSet in the Resident Evil universe, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will deliver relentless action with players competing against the clock to defeat as many enemies as possible in a fixed time. Featuring Mercenaries missions from Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, now fully realised in stunning 3D, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will add brand new modes and well known characters from the series to enrich and extend the Mercenaries experience. Furthermore, the title will take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS� WiFi Connectivity, allowing players from around the world to join forces in co-op gameplay, regardless of location. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 69
  2. Negative: 4 out of 69
  1. 90
    If you're looking for a portable-optimized intense high-score game centered around killing zombie-like enemies, this fits the bill. The Mercenaries 3D is worthy of a full retail release, and hopefully we'll see more like it in the future.
  2. Jun 29, 2011
    80
    Unlike the disastrous Resident Evil: Mercenaries Vs. on iPhone, this standalone arcade style shooter comes fully loaded with 30 missions, a deep skill system and sharp looking visuals. Most importantly, it's one head blasting good time.
  3. Dec 19, 2011
    70
    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is a fantastic experience...while it lasts. Sadly, as with other impressive titles such as Nintendo's own Pilotwings Resort and Steel Diver, Capcom has delivered a high quality product with plenty of thrills and spills, but lacking in the vital longevity stakes for anyone other than die-hard score chasers.
  4. Jun 28, 2011
    65
    Despite its considerable flaws, at its core, Mercenaries is a ton of fun. From the moment I started playing it I couldn't put it down.
  5. Jul 24, 2011
    60
    While Resident Evil's gameplay is a little on the clunky side today, it's still wholly enjoyable and packed with thrills, and it's just a shame that it's short-lived and awkward to get to grips with.
  6. Jun 30, 2011
    60
    Quality gameplay squandered by clumsy design, The Mercenaries 3D misses the opportunity to become the definitive The Mercenaries game, instead settling for a passing distraction.
  7. Jun 29, 2011
    25
    It's hard to shake the feeling that Mercenaries 3D is the slimy result of a Capcom executive meeting titled "What can we get away with this time?"

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 54
  2. Negative: 12 out of 54
  1. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    Do not be fooled by IGNorant reviews or those written by foolish "users". Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is a fun filled action packedDo not be fooled by IGNorant reviews or those written by foolish "users". Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is a fun filled action packed little brother to its console companion with a TON of replay value. The game CAN be played repeatedly so if you think that you can only play through once you are way wrong! It is, however, set up like an arcade machine in a sense and the perks and other unlocks remain unlocked indefinitely once originally unlocked. That being said the game controls wonderfully and the character models are comparable to the console versions. I ran into some relatively minor frame-rate issues (minor in that they do little to hinder its enjoyment or playability). There are MANY more missions than the critic at IGN claimed (for whatever reason) and the perks, characters and other unlocks were fun to explore with loads of different combinations. Each character can save a rating to the game and each time your previous rating is beat it will save the new one (typical of most arcade type games) Each character has unique moves and weapon combinations and can be tweaked with perks and an additional outfit (with a separate outfit score slot) THIS GAME HAS PLENTY OF REPLAY-ABILITY so if you have heard otherwise ignore them and try it out for your self. While it has some issues this is a fantastic handheld version of the Mercenaries mini game we have all come to love. The included demo of Resident Evil: Revelations was indeed very short, however, it did provide players with a strong sense of the setting and environment they can expect from the next title (the ambiance it creates can easily be compared to Dead Space or early resident evil titles) The real verdict is that this game should NOT be overlooked as an empty un-replayable arcade shooter as other critics seem to assume, but as a handheld replica of its console cousins with beautiful visuals, exciting action packed shooting sequences and a substantial amount of added depth. A MUST BUY FOR FANS of the series and Mercenaries mini games as well as 3DS owners who have been itching for an action title. Expand
  2. Jul 1, 2011
    10
    OK, UPDATED REVIEW! Still a 10 as you CAN repeat CAN have as many save files as you want, you can replay and even start a NEW save for yourOK, UPDATED REVIEW! Still a 10 as you CAN repeat CAN have as many save files as you want, you can replay and even start a NEW save for your friends or to trade it in, although you can trade it in already. You need a NDS cart, video tutorial on YouTube on how to... So anyway the game has amazing graphics! It is not just a 5 min play through and tbh anyone who thought this wasn't the same MERCENARIES type game mode through out loads of previous resident evil games are stupid and should not call them selves a fan, in which case why buy it? The gameplay is fun, addictive, and most of all REPLAYABLE, so if anyone is reading this and you like resident evil games then my review is THE one to go by, ALL of the bad reviews are trolls that only follow hyped up games and dint have an opinion of there own just sheep. Also likento add I buy games for the fun and even if you couldn't (although you can) delete your save, it means you rely on trade in so you shouldn't bother anyway and also says that you friend should buy his own game, your friend is a bum! Seriously every bad review I doubt even have a 3DS...either that or are just blind. Mafia 2 had no replay value whatsoever all you could do was buy a suit and drive a car.....yes wow lol. COD=waste of youth just to unlock an extra prestige but loose loads of items OMG AMAZING...sarcasm much?!? Expand
  3. Jun 29, 2011
    9
    This is a great game. Nice visuals and a lot of enjoyable action. It's a shame everybody don't feel the same way . But hopefully people willThis is a great game. Nice visuals and a lot of enjoyable action. It's a shame everybody don't feel the same way . But hopefully people will buy it even if it got some very bland reviews. Expand
  4. Mar 12, 2013
    8
    For $20 (US) you get a lot of bang for your buck. The pick up and play nature is great fun, and although this is a lot moreFor $20 (US) you get a lot of bang for your buck. The pick up and play nature is great fun, and although this is a lot more running-and-gunning than I am used to in Resident Evil, the slow pace of the game adds to the high tension and excitement. Plenty of different characters and levels if you are a completionist or a high-score chaser, this is great fun. Online and local multiplayer to boot! The game also looks and sounds fantastic far better than any other game I have seen on the 3DS.

    If you are looking to pull the trigger on a downloadable game, this is definitely the one to do so.
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  5. Dec 11, 2012
    7
    I always really enjoyed The Mercenaries minigame for Resident Evil, especially 4. So when I saw this for 15 bucks, I figured it was worth aI always really enjoyed The Mercenaries minigame for Resident Evil, especially 4. So when I saw this for 15 bucks, I figured it was worth a shot despite the score. After playing it for a few weeks, I think people are being far too critical. It's exactly what it says on the tin: The Mercenaries. There are more characters, more weapons, upgradeable skills...if you wanted TM with bells and whistles, you got it. As for negatives, I have to ding it a point or two for the "boss" fights. They're pretty boring and frustrating, but luckily there are very few. Also when enemies are a long distance away and running, their movement animations get a bit wonky, but that's a minor complaint. Also could do without the voiceover at the beginning of every single mission. BUT. Overall, this game is a solid 7. It's fun to play and great if you enjoy The Mercenaries. Get it cheap and you'll be satisfied with it! Expand
  6. Apr 3, 2013
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Let's start with this game which I just got and it's fairy good sometimes here's my main reason:

    1. the character now runs when you don't need to hold two buttons to do it

    2. it's fairly easy to kill a whole bunch of Ganados and get a kill zone for hours

    3. I notice something they like changed in this game in some levels you're in waves after waves which is pretty boring I guess which could take a few hours until you die or the time goes down until the game is over

    4. it's on line which to me I like not the best game for on line stuff as you need to go to place to another before a Gan ado shows up

    5. they went down to really put the same levels in Resident Evil 4 and 5 Mercenaries but they put random bad guys in the area instead

    Downside is
    when you try to kill say a boss you try to but the fact is your surround by the other mobs who try to kill you and then more and more show up out of nowhere making it a one hell annoying even more for you.

    Only the big bosses come after you all others they stand still wait for you to attack this game is pity just so Cap com can and willing get more money at there doorstep for selling a mini-game which was on three other games man it's just crude!

    But they is no story to this mindless game but it's kind of fun game to rank up a lot of points if you got the time and er patience to do it.

    I did had a lot of lag in the on line though when you on the last 5 seconds on so the game will die and say you're connection has been lost then you're back at the start of the menu with all the points you just got meaning you got to do that stage again!

    At least you get these killer skills you can use on this game :D which I like the thunder strike thing when you hit a person out thunder strikes around them and hitting anyone on the area which is funny.
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  7. Jun 29, 2011
    0
    Capcom has sunk to the lowest level possible by only offering one save file that can not be overwritten. You will not be able to start theCapcom has sunk to the lowest level possible by only offering one save file that can not be overwritten. You will not be able to start the campaign over and of course you will never be able to sell the game or trade it in for credit. Publishers are so jealous of the used game market they attempt to convince people it is bad for gaming. In reality it only benefits gaming and without it the industry would suffer. Publishers are blinded by jealously and fail to see this. Thousands of gamers rely on in-store credit and used games so they can by New games. This is how the entertainment economy is able to grow.

    As a life-long gamer I will never support such behavior. This is worse then Capcom withholding content from games only to charge later for it as DLC. This is a all new low. Capcom is on my Boycott list and any game they are affiliated with that interest me I will be renting it.
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