Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Dreamcast

  • 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. CNET Gamecenter
    80
    Along with the sharp graphics, RE3 features outstanding sound and music.
  2. Daily Radar
    88
    While there's nothing included that will crack the Earth with its monumental importance, it's certainly nice to know that the same old, same old has been presented with a nice, new bow.
  3. 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.
  4. Game Fan
    80
    Great stocking stuffers and even (a) cheap gift exchange purchase.
  5. 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.
  6. 80
    The game packs a punch, but the less-than-stellar visuals diminish the impact.
  7. Get off your butt and go buy it -- there are ghoul heads out there in desperate need of 12-gauge amputation...
  8. It may not look as scary as "Code Veronica," but you'll definitely need some extra loo roll.
  9. While other recently ported Capcom titles such as "Dino Crisis" are judged a little more harshly against today's standards, Resident Evil 3 Nemesis remains a very worthwhile game even though not much has been added to the translation.
  10. 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.
  11. May not be as polished or pretty as "Code: Veronica," or as fast-paced and action-packed as "Dino Crisis 2," but it certainly has elements of both of those games in it.
  12. 80
    The slightly newer look, added options, and all the classic RE gameplay are enough for me to recommend this game to expert RE players -- and those that have never played the PS version should really give this game a shot.
  13. It delivers everything which made the original Resident Evil so fantastic but on a bigger and grander scale. At a budget price, it's difficult to go wrong with this unless you already own it on PSX.

Awards & Rankings

#4 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
#3 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  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. Jan 25, 2014
    10
    All of the first three parts were and remain classics of the genre. All of the following parts that came out after the first three parts -All of the first three parts were and remain classics of the genre. All of the following parts that came out after the first three parts - lost all its charm. Series has evolved into what the hell.....!!! Full Review »
  3. JosueS.
    Feb 2, 2005
    10
    Resident Evil Rocks!