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  • Summary: Experience another terrifying chapter in the Resident Evil series with Resident Evil: Code Veronica X. After narrowly surviving the horrific onslaught in Raccoon City, Claire Redfield now seeks clues in search of her missing brother, Chris. Join Claire as she uncovers the insidiousExperience another terrifying chapter in the Resident Evil series with Resident Evil: Code Veronica X. After narrowly surviving the horrific onslaught in Raccoon City, Claire Redfield now seeks clues in search of her missing brother, Chris. Join Claire as she uncovers the insidious activities of the Umbrella Corporation. Avoid or eliminate flesh-eating zombies and horrific beasts. Use a variety weapons, items, and clues scattered around Raccoon City to help you survive the nightmare and make sure the virus doesn't spread any farther. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Sep 26, 2011
    85
    This HD version of Resident Evil: Code Veronica X rewards players armed with patience, resourcefulness, and plenty of ink ribbons with a harrowing but memorable trek through the series' heyday. If you've got the grit, try downloading this affordable piece of Capcom history on PSN for PS3 and Games on Demand for 360.
  2. 75
    Code: Veronica X offers a compelling dose of classic survival horror zombie-blasting, though the game's archaic controls will undoubtedly be a major turn-off for some.
  3. Sep 28, 2011
    70
    It's still enjoyable once you get over all the frustrations.
  4. Sep 26, 2011
    60
    Today this game acts as a historical piece. It lets you see where the franchise came from, and why the revision that Resident Evil 4 brought to the series was so necessary.
  5. Moments of horror glimmer among the frustration. [Dec 2011, p.108]
  6. Oct 4, 2011
    60
    If you didn't play this on the Dreamcast or the PS2 you should try Code Veronica HD, as it's one of the best entries in the franchise. It's just a shame they didn't update it enough to make it look like a modern game.
  7. Sep 26, 2011
    50
    A re-release of a 10-plus-year-old game that doesn't have enough new content to appeal to those who already own it and will be hard to adjust to for those who have no nostalgia for the original.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  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!

    Huh... Now... NOW WHAT WE NEED IS RESIDENT EVIL OUTBREAK IN HD! COME ON CAPCOM!
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  2. Oct 3, 2011
    9
    Just read few "critic" reviews, it's pretty obvious that the "professional" reviewers never played any of the original RE games. Good game buyJust read few "critic" reviews, it's pretty obvious that the "professional" reviewers never played any of the original RE games. Good game buy it and enjoy it. Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. There will be people here who complain about the controls and difficulty, which is to be expected given how 'awkwardly' the old RE titles handle. With that said, the controls don't take long to learn and to dismiss the game based on how it controls is an injustice to what is still a great game at core. This is arguably the apex of the old survival horror format, and in itself is a piece of gaming history. It might not have the immediate gratification of most 'pick up and play' games of this preteen CoD camper era, but if you take the time to absorb the atmosphere and setting, and pick up the nuances of the game then the rewards will be manifold. Expand
  4. Dec 11, 2013
    7
    When Resident Evil: Code Veronica X first released back 2001, Gameplay is Perfect, Story was Best even more thanks to Wesker.
    Gameplay: 7/10
    When Resident Evil: Code Veronica X first released back 2001, Gameplay is Perfect, Story was Best even more thanks to Wesker.
    Gameplay: 7/10
    Story: 8/10
    Total: 8/10
    I was once Die Hard Fan but stop caring Since Series become crap once Resident Evil 4 Released.
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  5. Feb 25, 2014
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game is as good as you expect from the original (not 3rd person) RE series. But there is one huge flaw. During the campaign (BEWARE OF MINOR SPOILER, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK BEYOND THIS POINT), you play for several characters. But the game doesn't warn you anyhow as to when you'll be switching characters. So I've left my grenade launcher with over than 40 grenades overall in Claire's inventory. However, final boss fight required me using it, because you can't take it down with your 6 magnum shots + 50% AK+ 11 shotgun + 40 pistol (and even if you'll stay alive long enough to make more shots with en-d HG, it'll still be faster to replay last hour of game to get GL to item box). So RE 2 was doing much better job combining gameplay for two characters. I'm not sure that HD textures are noticeable enough to be mentioned. Expand
  6. Mar 11, 2013
    5
    I found this rather frustrating to play all over again, not because of the actual game lacking replay value, but because I'm sick of all theseI found this rather frustrating to play all over again, not because of the actual game lacking replay value, but because I'm sick of all these so called, "HD Versions", of games that are hardly any different from the original. The image is a bit crisper and the font and menu looks better, but that's pretty much it. Claire still spins on an axis. Expand
  7. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    The fact this game has HD in the title is an insult. I love Code Veronica and had it on Dreamcast, then bought it again when it came out onThe fact this game has HD in the title is an insult. I love Code Veronica and had it on Dreamcast, then bought it again when it came out on PS2. So the thought of RE:CV having HD visuals was worth it (to me) to buy this game yet again. Well...I can't quite voice my true disappointment. This is a terrible port and a very obvious attempt to just cash-in. I'm not exaggerating when I say this barely looks better than it did on PS2...even with the blurred up hardware acceleration the textures still manage to look horrible. This game is also insanely difficult...so anyone who has only played recent RE installments will likely be turned off by this. It's got a great story even though it has a few of my most hated RE characters of all time...(Alfred Ashford and the incredibly annoying Steve...I NEVER thought he was funny...some people do, but not me...I always found him incredibly annoying and stupid)...the bottom line is this game is completely overpriced...if you still have a PS2 (or backwards compatible PS3) you can probably find the PS2 version for $5-$10 and it's the exact same game even in terms of graphics and game play really. This should have been $10. Expand