Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. If you want to play a classic survival horror game the way it was originally meant to be played then you'll want to check out Resident Evil Code: Veronica X...Be warned that you're not getting anything new.
  2. The gameplay is gripping in spite of its flaws, the cut-scenes are fantastic and the story is dramatic and pretty weird in places. It's almost worth playing through to witness the mid-game fight with the Tyrant alone - a battle so frickin' tough it has become the stuff of gaming legend.
  3. 20
    In the end, it's almost physically painful to try to wade through this game, especially if you've already played it in its previous incarnations.
  4. It doesn’t look as hot as the Cube-exclusive Resident Evils but you get used to the visuals pretty quickly. The controls are pretty much as clunky as in the first few games (you can use the C-type controls introduced in the remake though), so if you don’t have a problem with those you’ll be fine playing Code Veronica.
  5. It's still a solid game if you've never played it before, with a stirring storyline and a few shocks, but otherwise it's just the same old Evil.
  6. At the dawn of 2004 not enough time has passed for this to be a retro title and now it just feels out of date. I also suppose that if it were budget priced at $19.99 and a player who was curious about the Resident Evil franchise wanted to pick it up, I'd recommend it. But at $39.99... I can't do that.
  7. It's still technically a solid game, but at this point it almost feels totally obsolete.
  8. 60
    The voice acting is more painful than ever, and continues to sabotage the series' attempts at dramatic storytelling.
  9. There’s no question that RE: Code Veronica is a dated title. The third release of the game is just a port and only for people who have never played it. All others need not apply.
  10. 50
    They could have at least included Wesker's Report (pre-order bonus with PS2's CVX) on the GameCube disks. Instead, all GCN owners get is an unmodified DC title.
  11. The game's important story is now critical to the evolving RE plot thanks to "Resident Evil 4." So, if you want to knowingly absorb all that RE4's story presents, you should definitely take a creepy walk down memory lane.
  12. The camera has much more movement than it did in earlier games in the series, but the stiff, character-relative control remains. [Feb 2004, p.150]
  13. If you’ve never played this title before, add a couple of points for being one of the least informed gamers out there. There’s no shame in that.
  14. It's the same thing that has been on a couple of different consoles. If you only played the original Code: Veronica, the only thing that X offers you is some new storyline elements and a few extra cut-scenes. However, if you've never played this game before, you should really give it a shot.
  15. A worthy entry to the series. However, the port was clearly pushed out to get a few thousand more copies sold, rather than to improve upon the original game.
  16. Sadly, the decreased scare factor makes the game's backtracking much more of a chore, as you endlessly trawl back and forth to find items that open doors to other items.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jul 14, 2012

    good music
    good story
    good quality
    good bosses
    good monsters

    In summary one of the best resident evil
  2. Mar 14, 2012
    Very good resident evil. Boring at the start, interesting later. People who voted down for it, i hope you get ran over by a combine harvester lol. Seriously. The graphics are good, sound is good and story is good. ALSO! ITS BEEN RELEASED IN HD ON PS3 AND XBOX 360 LATE 2011! OMG! Full Review »
  3. ShmittyS.
    Nov 25, 2006
    Let me begin. I am a diehard Resident Evil fanatic. I love this series to death. This is the worst installment in the series and the only one I hate. I hated the original Code veronica, so this one is no different. Zombies take, what? 9 shots to kill? Healing items are very scarce The shotgun doesn't 1 hit, unless you shoot the head. The heads dont blow off! Back tracking x10000! Seekers. So frustrating! The good: Steve is hella funny Tons of varied weapons I only played it to get more of the Resident Evil plotline. Play it if you want, or else just read the Resident evil History. Full Review »