Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  1. And after spending a week playing "Resident Evil Code: Veronica X" in a darkened room, there's no doubt that the PS2 version is as creepy as video games come.
  2. Little more than a slightly enhanced port of an already excellent game.
  3. If you're a Resident Evil Veteran, this is the smartest and most polished of the series.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    90
    A necessary part of any adventure gamer’s balanced breakfast…Masterful storytelling and superb graphics. [Sept 2001, p.144]
  5. 80
    It's the longest Resi game yet, with loads of zombie killing action.
  6. A zombie in pretty good shape; let's just say she hasn't lost too much of her flesh yet.
  7. 80
    Far from the best entry in the "Resident Evil" series but is an entertaining fright-night nonetheless.
  8. They have refined to near perfection what they started nearly five years ago, so take advantage.
  9. Games Radar
    100
    Adds nothing to the well-worn formula but wraps everything up in a glossy package which makes the previous outings look like primary school projects. This is classic Resi at it's finest.
  10. 100
    This is, for all intents and purposes the same game that was released for the DC over a year ago. It was great then, it's still great now.
  11. Clearly the best game yet produced for the survival-horror subgenre of adventure gaming, in spite of its flaws.
  12. 80
    It is another fantastic foray into survival horror by Capcom, who have successfully taken the genre started by "Alone in the Dark" and turned it into four of the most thrilling and fun-filled gaming experiences around.
  13. Players who haven’t experienced Code: Veronica need to. It’s to die for.
  14. Zombie shooting at it’s best – and lets not forget the "Devil May Cry" demo. If you’re thinking about buying RE:CVX, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll be grateful for the dead.
  15. The gore is gorier, the booms are boomier, and the guns are gunnier—RE:CVX takes an already near-flawless game and makes it even better.
  16. A must-have installment in the RE series - perhaps now more than ever. The game’s important story is now critical to the evolving RE plot thanks to "Resident Evil 4."
  17. solid game that will get it's deserved audience and hopefully become the blockbuster the Dreamcast kept it from being. Hunt on zombie killer!
  18. Fantastic , it will keep you playing for hours on end, and if you manage to complete the game you’ll get a great feeling of happiness.

Awards & Rankings

#13 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#55 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 199 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 49
  2. Negative: 3 out of 49
  1. Mar 14, 2012
    10
    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 harvesterVery 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 »
  2. May 19, 2013
    1
    I beat this recently with a friend after going through RE 1-3 and I have to say this is the worst Resident Evil game I've played. RE1 had it'sI beat this recently with a friend after going through RE 1-3 and I have to say this is the worst Resident Evil game I've played. RE1 had it's issues but because it was such an innovator and tried many new things (many ideas worked, few didn't) it was excellent; RE2 doubled the gameplay by adding multiple paths, new weapons systems, more characters, and better plot/writing/acting; RE3 added the Nemesis, dodging, ammo crafting, and the best overall graphics and controls of the pre-RE4 series. Code Veronica does nothing new and actually does almost everything worse compared to it's predecessors. The pre-rendered cutscenes are all RE3-quality or better, with a few of them being very impressive with their technical prowess. However everything else about the graphics are worse... the beautiful pre-rendered backgrounds are gone and many of the environments have stretched out bland beige and grey textures. Character models textures are average for consoles at the time but particle effects (especially exploding heads) are disappointing. Somehow the sound effects have gotten worse, with many of the weapons lacking punch and enemies sounding weak or obnoxious. Controls are frustratingly worse than RE3, with a lack of dodging and poor auto-aim tracking making fighting airborne targets a nightmare. There's no real reason to replay the game and the bonus game mode you unlock gives you no unlocks for the regular game upon completion. On top of all this you have to deal with the unintuitive game design with every map feeling like a maze, bosses that stun lock or 1-hit KO you, a ton of recycled areas, and the final act's chain of bosses that will leave you stunned at the ridiculousness of it all. Code Veronica is playable, but this is an 80's B-movie caricature of a Resident Evil game that feels like it was crapped out by Capcom's B-team of interns and temps. Full Review »
  3. Aug 12, 2012
    5
    I really hate giving a Resident Evil game a low score but this one just wasnt so great. The graphics are great, the controls are what toI really hate giving a Resident Evil game a low score but this one just wasnt so great. The graphics are great, the controls are what to expect. I thought the monsters and bosses were good but the puzzles just sucked. I mean there were just too many of them and some of them didnt even make sense. I think the over emphasis on puzzles is what ruined the game for me but i dont know. i thought that the game itself was pretty good, but not as good as compared to the 1st 3 resident evil games. I do like the story however and thats really about it. This is perhaps the lowest score I would give a main Resident Evil Game. Full Review »