• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2000
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
Buy On
  1. As a first time player of Resident Evil I found very little to dislike about the game, except for that I would like to have seen less puzzle and more action, and that's me being nitpicky.
  2. I got a plate of old brains, stale brains, brains that had been stuffed in Tupperware, stored in the fridge and briefly reheated in the microwave.
  3. Sporting sharper, smoother graphics, and a few new odds and ends, fans of the RE series who haven't tromped through the many PlayStation iterations will appreciate this conversion.

Awards & Rankings

30
3
#3 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 131 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 131
  1. Jun 28, 2012
    10
    For a side game meant to hold fans over while the series moved on to the next generation of consoles with RE:Code Veronica, RE3 is a strongFor a side game meant to hold fans over while the series moved on to the next generation of consoles with RE:Code Veronica, RE3 is a strong contender for best overall game in the franchise. The ability to quick turn, toggle while targeting, and mix gunpowder were welcome additions. Back to back playthroughs are rarely ever the same as solutions to puzzles and pop-up scare locations change, and player decisions influence the way the plot unfolds. RE3 closes out the Raccoon City chapter of the series with S.T.A.R.S officer Jill Valentine's final attempt to escape the giant graveyard, evading zombies, mutants, Umbrella mercs, and a powerful new Bioweapon; Nemesis. Like Mr. X before him, this nemesis will stop at nothing to locate and terminate you, and is far more equipped to do so. As if having the hunting prowess of Predator, the speed of a Jamaican sprinter, the bulk of an NFL linebacker, and the face of Sam Cassell weren't scary enough, they had the audacity to give this guy a rocket launcher!! Full Review »
  2. Nov 6, 2017
    8
    This game had a very cool enemy. The flee or fight mechanic was cool, but it was too action packed for the survival horror franchise. The newThis game had a very cool enemy. The flee or fight mechanic was cool, but it was too action packed for the survival horror franchise. The new characters were well made and interesting. This game is still one of the best. Full Review »
  3. Mar 13, 2014
    10
    Fantastic game! The plot, all together with prequel resident evil games, is very interesting. Gameplay is improved, and things like 180Fantastic game! The plot, all together with prequel resident evil games, is very interesting. Gameplay is improved, and things like 180 degrees quick turn make the game smoother and more realistic. Ammo making system and live selection mode in a tense situations will break game's linearity and give a player freedom of choice. Atmosphere is so incredible that this game would be scary even without monsters. Of course with them and HIM in place, it is unbelievable how a grown up man can easily give up this game... You need to turn on your sense of surviving, and think twice and fast about every action or you will end up with no ammo, healing items or even worse; end up decapitated by bloodthirsty, flesh eating monsters. I highly recommend playing this in Hard Mode, because it will greatly increase experience that this Survival Horror masterpiece can bring.

    PS: My favorite video game antagonist is in this game!
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