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  • Summary: A month and a half have passed since the mansion lab incident and now the secrets come back to haunt you in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Join Jill Valentine in her attempt to escape a nightmarish city in ruins. Around every corner lurk hordes of flesh-eating zombies, hideous mutants, and aA month and a half have passed since the mansion lab incident and now the secrets come back to haunt you in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Join Jill Valentine in her attempt to escape a nightmarish city in ruins. Around every corner lurk hordes of flesh-eating zombies, hideous mutants, and a relentless new nemesis. You'll soon rely on cunning and brute force to stay alive. The Resident Evil series has taken a horrifying turn, unveiling new layers in the Umbrella Corporation's devious activities. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. 80
    Only rabid third-installment fans and RE newbies need apply for this last escape.
  2. It's not a great looking game but that was never its strength. It's all about mood and it has it here in spades.
  3. Worth owning if you're an RE freak or new to the series, but everyone else can rest easy knowing this isn't a must-have. [Apr 2003, p.89]
  4. 61
    Bundling both RE 2 and Nemesis would've been a very appealing package for new- and series-followers alike. Instead, you end up paying nearly full price for an old game.
  5. RE3's high price and disappointing lack of extras mean I can't recommend it as anything more than a rental for those new to the series. [Mar 2003, p.128]
  6. 50
    The gameplay design is still as brilliant as it ever was on the PSX, but the overall package is not even close to earning its sticker price.
  7. 40
    No one will mistake the visuals of Resident Evil 3 for anything other than a GameCube port of a Dreamcast port of a PlayStation game. But considering the source material is over three years old, it could've been worse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    i wanted to make a review of the good version original version of this game which is the ps1 version but well this is after mgs4 my favoritei wanted to make a review of the good version original version of this game which is the ps1 version but well this is after mgs4 my favorite game of all time everything here is perfect and unfortunately this was the last acceptable res game when they release 4 the series died Expand
  2. MarcusM.
    Jul 13, 2003
    10
    This game looks excellent ime getting it is the badguy on the front nemisis.
  3. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    This is the first Resident evil game that I ever played and I was blown away by the bloody horror atmosphere and addictive gameplay. I playedThis is the first Resident evil game that I ever played and I was blown away by the bloody horror atmosphere and addictive gameplay. I played a demo of this as a teenager and then had to buy the game. This is the best RE game that was made for PS1. The Nemesis is terrifying and comes charging out of nowhere at times. Great atmosphere and music. This game is a true classic. Expand
  4. Jun 28, 2012
    8
    RE3 feels similar to RE2. The majority of the game takes place in the midst of Raccoon City. Jill Valentine blasts zombies and runs throughRE3 feels similar to RE2. The majority of the game takes place in the midst of Raccoon City. Jill Valentine blasts zombies and runs through alleys whilst being chased by Nemesis. The story is lacking here, but is pretty straight forward. The game feels more actions packed, but it's essentially the same as RE1 and RE2. The game has more fun gimmicks. RE3 is challenging and the best looking Resident Evil on PSone. The gamecube version provides smoother backgrounds and models. Expand
  5. Jan 27, 2015
    7
    There is a small change of tone between the previous titles (and some titles that came after this one) and RE3. The horror that the unknownThere is a small change of tone between the previous titles (and some titles that came after this one) and RE3. The horror that the unknown caused you now has a face and a name: Nemesis, the persuer. This has its drawbacks, of course. While in every resident evil the surprise factor was what keeped the game's replay value alive, the replay factor is extremely low here, since the only real threat throughout the whole game is Nemesis and nothing more, so knowing where he will be annihilates 90% of the fun/scares.

    They knew this, so they added different paths and prices if you defeated the antagonist in every encounter you had and not only the scripted ones. But this made the game even less scary, because Nemesis would eventually become another irrelevant miniboss instead of a unstoppable killing machine.

    It all boils down to the fact that Lisa Trevor is a much more relentless beast than Nemesis, which is a real disgrace.

    Plus, this version comes after the RE remake for the GC, so I felt incredibly disappointed after finding out its a just a port, without any kind of extra content, graphical improvement or new gameplay.

    If you have never played this game before, get it. If you have it for previous consoles, ignore it as its just the same.
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  6. [Anonymous]
    Jun 3, 2003
    1
    I'm paying full price for an old game that I've already beaten on psx and 64.... the graphics are the same and no new extras or I'm paying full price for an old game that I've already beaten on psx and 64.... the graphics are the same and no new extras or hidden bonuses... it's not a must have... Expand

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