Resident Evil Outbreak PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2004
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 40
  2. Negative: 3 out of 40
Buy On
  1. 40
    It still plays too much like one of the old games to feel like a real online title, but the one thing that could have been done to make it better -- namely, a workable communication system for players -- was skimped on.
  2. What was to be one of PS2's flagship online titles is now an embarrassment for Sony.
  3. Should never have been released in Europe. By removing the co-operative aspect of the game, they've infected the game with a particularly virulent strain of the T-Virus. It shambles purposelessly for your attention, mindless of its origins. Totally dead on arrival.

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
#33 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. Apr 4, 2011
    5
    ive been wanting a resident evil game in co op since i played the very first RE game . i was so pained to have to play this game . the onlineive been wanting a resident evil game in co op since i played the very first RE game . i was so pained to have to play this game . the online was just ruined with the fact there is NO VOICE CHATT OR EVEN TYPING!!!... WTF!!! its a co op game for christ sake . you kind of need to talk to help solve puzzles , work together , share ammo, decide where to go among many other things a damn mic would help with. i mean if this game supported Voice chatt i could have probubly given it a 8. the offline mode is ok but to short and your AI team mates are morons . they just run off and do there own thing and maybe you will run into them again some where down the road. the puzzles are pretty tricky which you may like or hate . i didnt mind them . the load times are alittle to long you would think with the HDD add on it would help alot but it maybe cuts it down by 25% . since this game is ment for online and with no voice chatt its not a game i can recomend for any one but the hardest RE fan .if you where looking for a cool co op game to play online this sure as hell isnt it. Full Review »
  2. Aug 11, 2010
    10
    Resident Evil fans such as myself will love Outbreak. The CGI graphics are amazing, almost PS3 quality. The puzzles are challenging (yay noResident Evil fans such as myself will love Outbreak. The CGI graphics are amazing, almost PS3 quality. The puzzles are challenging (yay no more puzzles for 2 year olds), the guns have realistic power and you can use melee weapons like the iron pipe. The new virus gauge keeps you on your toes as well. Ok the AI characters will not stop talking, but other than that, the game is brilliant! Full Review »
  3. EmilyC.
    Feb 20, 2005
    9
    It is because the game has so many good graphics that makes it interesting.