• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2001
Metascore
71

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
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 11, 2013
    9
    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 thatDespite 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. GaryT.
    Jan 10, 2005
    10
    This is the BESTseries out right now. Resident Evil ROCKS!!!
  3. TashfeenAliM.
    Jul 28, 2001
    10
    What a classic game! I haven't seen a game of that class in my whole life and will never see because the story ends, and the racoon city What a classic game! I haven't seen a game of that class in my whole life and will never see because the story ends, and the racoon city is fully destroyed. I am very sad on the end of RE's series and hoping that Capcom will release a game of such class in the future like "Street Fighter" and RE3. Full Review »