Resident Evil 3: Nemesis GameCube

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jan 15, 2003
  • Also On: PC
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 44
  2. Negative: 5 out of 44
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  1. 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 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 realThere 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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Awards & Rankings

#52 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#43 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. In all seriousness, games should come clearly stickered with a 'Best Before' date to ward off unsuspecting punters. These are two zombie shooters that should never have been exhumed.
  2. Game Informer
    78
    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]
  3. Plain and simple, if you played/own this game on any other system that it’s been on then don’t bother handing over your cash for this one, there is nothing new or different in it.