Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic 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. Sep 27, 2011
    75
    One of the last RE games loyal to the classic formula of the series, that still offers a great and thrilling story despite its aged controls.
  3. 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.
  4. Nov 18, 2011
    72
    It's going to be off-putting for newcomers because it's an awkward mess in the context of modern gaming's drive for slick controls but regardless, it's strangely familiar and reminiscent of a different era for everyone else. [Issue#211, p.99]
  5. Sep 28, 2011
    70
    It's still enjoyable once you get over all the frustrations.
  6. Sep 28, 2011
    70
    Code Veronica was an incredible game with stellar visuals, a tense atmosphere, and meaty campaign to keep you busy for a very long time. But now that it's been reanimated for the Xbox 360 and PS3, it's obvious how poorly the last eleven years have treated it.
  7. Sep 27, 2011
    70
    The same game with a new definition. There aren't news or extras in a videogame from 2001 that does not display much improvement and costs 20 dollars/euros. It is essential for those who did not play at the time, ten years ago.
  8. When Code Veronica was released on the Dreamcast in 2000, it was an amazing game. Today it feels outdated, especially after the changes Resident Evil 4 brought to the series. [Nov 2011, p.97]
  9. Oct 17, 2011
    65
    Code Veronica is NOT for everyone, but longtime fans of the series will appreciate Capcom completing the collection digitally. The last of the old-school Resident Evils won't appeal to modern gamers, unfortunately.
  10. Moments of horror glimmer among the frustration. [Dec 2011, p.108]
  11. Oct 10, 2011
    60
    One of the more understated games in the Resident Evil franchise gets a facepaint and a new release for the current generation platforms, but without fixing any of the archaic gameplay problems existing in the earlier games. New players beware, this is a harsh, unforgiving game compared to the newer entries. Nostalgics will likely already own this in one or more format, and have little reason to repurchase it in this upgraded version. A little more love and polish could have gone a long way to make this more appealing.
  12. 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.
  13. Sep 26, 2011
    60
    While Resident Evil Code: Veronica X remains an interesting (and difficult) side-story in the Resident Evil franchise, an impressive coat of HD polish just can't make up for terrible controls and archaic game design.
  14. 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.
  15. Sep 30, 2011
    54
    A basic port disguised as a major overhaul. Capcom included online leaderboards for the main game as well as paltry trophy and achievement support, but the most earnestly competitive component--the battle mode--is neglected without any leaderboards.
  16. Oct 14, 2011
    50
    Apart from the look in high definition, this is basically the same game released for the PlayStation 2 and Dreamcast. Capcom made sure to change as little as possible, which may be good for some but bad for others.
  17. Sep 28, 2011
    50
    In many ways, the only reason to play through Code Veronica is to truly appreciate what RE 4 and RE 5 managed to do. Unfortunately not all titles age equally.
  18. 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.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. Sep 28, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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. Full Review »
  3. 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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