• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2001

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. With Nemesis, Capcom once again get you to sit in the homicidal barber's chair while he draws a honed blade with grating tension across your exposed throat. This time the tension and the moment when it suddenly cuts to the bone are taken to an even higher screaming point.
  2. 76
    Capcom would do well to bring out a PC-only Resident Evil title that caters to what the PC does best -- first person blastin'!
  3. With its shocking horror sequences, macabre pre-rendered backgrounds, and terrifying in-game ambience, RE3 will give PC gamers a shocking treat.
  4. Such a pleasure for longtime fans. The series keeps getting better, rather than rotting like the game's antagonists and citizens of Raccoon City...What makes Nemesis better than the previous installments is the improved interface.
  5. The best Resident Evil title to date for the PC. The simple reason for that is the improved gameplay, particularly the enhanced puzzle elements and the addition of Nemesis and the game-altering choice screens he brings with him.
  6. Resident Evil 3 isn't the best place to start for a newcomer to the series. It's a zombie-killing rampage that lacks the inventive game structure that made "Resident Evil 2" so good.
  7. Capcom obviously strove to create a game that would preserve the spirit and outlooks of its prequels (read - it's another damn PSX1 port). It seems that they pushed this tendency one step too far, and forgot to actually deliver anything new to the gaming scene.
  8. Poor translation from console to PC, nothing really new or engaging about the gameplay and the fact that you’d swear this was a DOS game combine to make this an awful gaming experience.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 11, 2013
    Despite the fact that my favorite character in the series is the star of this game, I thought it was rather spotty at times. The thing that makes this game so great is Nemesis. He truly redefines the word "resilience". I remember the first time I played this; I was ridiculously terrified whenever he would bust through the door and the intense music would play. This is one of the scarier Resident Evil games because of him. Full Review »
  2. Oct 3, 2012
    Respect to this one, I'm a gamer since 2010 and I play this game in 2012 and I really like it. The story is good, gameplay is very simple, sometimes the controller confuses me but that doesn't bother me. Full Review »
  3. Jun 27, 2012
    I have the playstation version but it's not here on metacritic for some reason, so I'm just posting my review here. I wasn't a big fan of this one, but it's not a bad game either. It has some cool moments and boss fights, and the atmosphere feels pretty claustrophobic which works for a horror game. However the problems with the first game start resurfacing with the bad inventory design and combat that's unrealistically clunky. The difficulty select is a joke, only easy or hard. Playing on easy is basically a cheat where you start out with a crap load of weapons, ammo and healths in your box whereas hard mode starts you off with absolutely nothing. The game itself really didn't hold my attention for more than a few hours, I'm not sure what it was. It took me like 2 or 3 weeks to beat it because I kept going for long periods of time without playing it because I just didn't care what was going on anymore. Resident Evil has never been strong in terms of plot but at least I didn't have to force myself to finish RE1 and 2. Full Review »