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Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21

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  1. Apr 23, 2012
    After the great Lost in Nightmares gave as a brief return to the old Resident Evil horror style, Desperate Escape now balances the universe with full-fledged pure action. You uncover another untold portion of Resident Evil 5's story: the daring escape of Jill Valentine and Josh Stone. This tale, however, was reduced to a mindless succession of overwhelming survival action, with zombies coming by the dozens every second. The story is almost inexistent, and all you have to do is to kill zombies, look for ammunition and run for the door. And then you do it again. And then again and again. Playing Desperate Escape on the higher difficulty levels is sadistic, as there are no valid strategies to use or methods to develop; you just shoot everything in all directions and hope that your AI partner doesn't go gung-ho on the massive zombie hordes. Oh, but he does. Constantly. Playing with another person is a little more fun, but that doesn't manage to save this bad DLC pack. Expand

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Whereas Lost in Nightmares offered a delicious modern take on the Resident Evil's past, Desperate Escape is content to serve up increasingly stale leftovers.
  2. While the artificial intelligence and difficulty pack a huge challenge, the sheer excitement and fun (especially with a friend) make it worth the $4.99 price tag. Lock and load.
  3. 78
    Desperate Escape will likely please the action-oriented fans of the series, but those that prefer the refreshing take Lost in Nightmares delivered, should probably stay away.