Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D 3DS

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2011
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 69 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 69
  2. Negative: 4 out of 69
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  1. Jun 28, 2011
    80
    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D delivers a fleshed out, faithful, yet slightly flawed version of the gripping bonus mode. Imperfections aside, playing The Mercenaries 3D with a friend is the most thrilling handheld co-op experience I've ever had. Fans and 3DS-owners looking for a shot of pure portable action with a rewarding progression system should definitely check it out.
  2. Jul 12, 2011
    80
    A handheld compilation of RE4 and RE5 Mercs mini games that will feel like a nice bonus to Mercs players that enjoyed the Mercs mini game.
  3. Games Master UK
    Jul 8, 2011
    82
    Bite-size snippets of horribly intense action. The perfect shooter for 3DS. [Aug 2011, p.96]
  4. Jun 29, 2011
    83
    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D doesn't intend to be a full survival horror experience but it is well designed for short-burst gameplay and, despite the series' history of drawn-out immersion, it works. It's very likely that down the road when a more robust entry makes its way to the 3DS, we'll look back on The Mercenaries as a less-than-full experience but for now it's a fantastic distraction that delivers polished action.
  5. Sep 20, 2011
    83
    Fans of Resident Evil games will probably want to give this one a shot. Not perfect by any means, but still a fun one.
  6. Sep 14, 2011
    75
    Unfortunately Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D doesn't feel very much like a Resident Evil game. It feels more like a zombie shooting gallery, except with blood spurts with each hit instead of the ding of a bell.
  7. Jul 24, 2011
    75
    Fans of the Mercenaries mode won't get that much new, but what they get, is quite nice.
  8. 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.
  9. Jul 28, 2011
    80
    An entertaining entry in the Resident Evil series, The Mercenaries 3D manages to maintain its addictive quality while gaining portability, allowing you to better your score on your way out the door and beyond.
  10. Jun 11, 2011
    82
    Really hard to put down, even though it makes our palms all sweaty and gives us horrible dreams about chainsaw men. You've got to play this - it's great. [June 2011, p.52]
  11. Nintendo Power
    Jul 1, 2011
    75
    If you manage your play sessions wisely, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D can be entertaining--it is, after all, plain fun to shoot and stab monsters with an array of weapons. [July 2011, p.86]
  12. 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.
  13. A brilliant and bloody rampage through recent Resi lore. High score chasers only. [July 2011, p.82]
  14. Jun 28, 2011
    80
    This game may be considered a direct port of the popular game mode, however it is a very addictive experience, with an online mode that works very well.
  15. Jul 21, 2011
    78
    It's fun, challenging and has a high replay value, and also has very good graphics. But at the same time is limited, short and somewhat repetitive.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 112 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 57
  2. Negative: 13 out of 57
  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. Full Review »
  2. Jun 28, 2011
    8
    Great game. Not mind blowing or revolutionary, but toms of fun. It's exactly what I expected the game to be. If you liked Mercenaries mode,Great game. Not mind blowing or revolutionary, but toms of fun. It's exactly what I expected the game to be. If you liked Mercenaries mode, then you'll love this.. There's a good amount of maps and a wealth of content to unlock. IGN gave this an 6.5 because it lacked content? Wrong game. There's EX levels and costumes to unlock on top of a progression based perks system. My gripe is that the animations of enemies coming from far are terrible. They look like claymation cartoons in a bad way. Also, the sound design is nothing special, but it works. Play with headphones. Sure the game has pretty much the same objectives, but besting each level for a high score with different characters is great. This is for high score chasers only. Full Review »
  3. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    This game deserves much better reviews than people are giving it, it's a 6 at worst. But in My opinion it sits comfortably at seven. It offersThis game deserves much better reviews than people are giving it, it's a 6 at worst. But in My opinion it sits comfortably at seven. It offers enough with the upgrade system to warrant replay, and the gameplay itself is fantastic. The visuals are some of the best on the 3DS so far, and the online co op becomes an absolute bloodbath in seeing who can slaughter more foes. Get it or miss out, it's worth the money for a perfect pick up and play game on the go. Full Review »