Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. The throwback to classic RE featured in the Mansion and Underground sequence is a nice change of pace from the rest of RE5, and while the story revelations aren't earth shattering, there's enough revealed that lore hounds will find something interesting.
  2. An immersive, cinematic experience that excels in atmosphere, scares and exploration. It might prove a bit of a culture shock for those used to the action-orientated antics of RE4/5, however.
  3. A vintage slice of survival horror. [Apr 2010, p.116]
  4. Lost in Nightmares brings back nice memories from past Resident Evil titles without the downsides, so why does it have to be so short? Other than that, a wonderful package full of intense co-op action. [Apr 2010]
  5. It's short and a bit thin on content, but what's there is pretty, well-produced, and a satisfying if slightly silly curiosity for anyone who remembers the first Resident Evil even a little bit fondly.
  6. 80
    Lost in Nightmares is a great start and it was fun getting back into RE5 after so much time away from last year’s game. I look forward to the next chapter and hope the price point is just as nice.
  7. All quibbles aside, Lost in Nightmares still does a lot to correct the things that I didn't like about Resident Evil 5, and I hope it's an indicator for where they may take the series in the future. More of Barry Burton headbutting Saddam Hussein look-a-likes until their faces explode would be a good thing.
  8. Lost in Nightmares is a shining example of what DLC should be; a short but sweet extension to the original story that offers something different from the main game whilst retaining its overall tone.
  9. Maybe we were hoping for more history in this Lost in Nightmares expansion pack, although we must say this is a nice add-on with a low cost and a great accent on paying respect to the roots of the series.
  10. 75
    The look, sound and feel of the added content are consistent, quality-wise, with the full game and it's an excellent experience, while it lasts.
  11. Regardless of shortcomings, this high-tension, semi-return to old-school survival horror is an enjoyable experience that longtime fans will adore and newer players will easily get into.
  12. Lost in Nightmares was constructed specifically for the Resident Evil fan base. It's a brief run, but it has enough call backs, in-jokes, and references to satisfy the legion of fans clamoring for a return to the series roots.
  13. Even for $5, we expected more creatures to blast, rooms to explore and weapons to fire. Those glaring omissions make Lost in Nightmares a good, but not great journey into the world of survival horror. Good luck.
  14. It's not bad, per se, there just isn't enough of it.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 21, 2013
    8
    it reminded me with the first resident evil game as you play in this big house but this one has better graphics sound and atmosphere ait reminded me with the first resident evil game as you play in this big house but this one has better graphics sound and atmosphere a really great dlc Full Review »
  2. Jul 3, 2013
    8
    A quick and fun return to a more familiar Resident Evil atmosphere, "Lost in Nightmares" is certain to satisfy any player seeking a moreA quick and fun return to a more familiar Resident Evil atmosphere, "Lost in Nightmares" is certain to satisfy any player seeking a more puzzle-centred survival horror feeling. Full Review »
  3. Apr 23, 2012
    7
    Lost in Nightmares was created to fill a hole left by Resident Evil 5: the events that culminated in Jill's assumed death at Spencer'sLost in Nightmares was created to fill a hole left by Resident Evil 5: the events that culminated in Jill's assumed death at Spencer's mansion. And this DLC does exactly that with a little bonus included: it is a little return to something similar to a survival horror game, with more dark turns and less shooting. It is a nostalgic trip back to the first Resident Evil. Exploration is back, puzzles are back, and some good scares are in order. From the very start you can see this DLC is different from the main game, and it takes a while before the first zombie freak appears in front of you. The mansion also has many closed spaces and narrow halls, and the parts where you have to go separate ways from your partner are truly tense; especially when you start to hear those weird grunts in the distance and have no idea where it's coming from. The final battle is also extremely fun and challenging. Lost in Nightmares is a great DLC pack and a must have for any old-school Resident Evil fan. Full Review »