Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Sep 18, 2013
    60
    A last year's model that's been brushed off, proving that bigger is not always better. This one serves well while waiting for the next "big" Resident Evil title. But if you skip this chapter, you'll feel no remorse. Especially when you think about that wide horizon of zombie games that are much more effective.
  2. Sep 17, 2013
    60
    Revelations is an okay game, but too simple a port from the 3DS game. Game technical it’s one of the greatest horror games of the last years, but that says it all. It has the same defects as the 3DS version and it’s too expensive for that.
  3. Sep 10, 2013
    60
    Resident Evil Revelations managed great with its technical limitations and delivered a game more built on atmosphere and tension than on pure action. The story was dull but the adventure still riddled with exciting moments. The 3DS version may still be the better of the two but on console we get both improved graphics and better controls.
  4. Resident Evil: Revelations' Story is split up into episodes. Alan Wake has already taught us that this is a very effective way of making sure your game has breakneck pace. Maybe we watched too much Lost, but you have to be one cold dude not wanting to now what is going to happen next in this game. [June 2013, p.72]
  5. Jun 28, 2013
    70
    This is the best way to experience Revelations, but it's too indecisive about its approach and not nearly polished enough to work its way into the must-play category for entrenched Resi fans. [Issue#136, p.109]
  6. Jun 24, 2013
    71
    Plus,it's got Chris Redfield in it. [Issue#232, p.80]
  7. Jun 10, 2013
    60
    Careless, clumsy, and ugly as sin, Revelations may have been great on 3DS, but is out of its depth on a home console. [July 2013, p.80]
  8. Jun 7, 2013
    80
    Portions of the game may deliver high-octane thrills, but its paramount moments are frightening because they're understated.
  9. Jun 4, 2013
    85
    After RE6 I was convinced that there’s no hope for the series. Luckily there are still people in Capcom who try to preserve Resident Evil’s unique personality as a survival horror where every bullet and every dodge count. Revelations is the best Resident Evil in years. [CD-Action 07/2013, p.58]
  10. Jun 3, 2013
    60
    However, while this HD version doesn't offer many valuable improvements over the 3DS version, at its core Resident Evil: Revelations HD has the look and feel of a classic Resident Evil game, which makes it a welcome part of the franchise.
  11. Jun 2, 2013
    60
    Really, the only thing that makes Resident Evil: Revelations notable is the apparent lack of knowledge of what makes a game scary. That’s a charge that couldn’t even be fairly levelled at the current-generation entries into the series but, sadly, it’s one that’s fair to level at Resident Evil: Revelations.
  12. Jun 1, 2013
    75
    It isn't the great port that it should have been, but the entertaining single player and the at least as much fun Raid-mode do make up for this partly. The budget and scale of the game is quite obviously smaller, but it gives you an old-fashioned exciting Resident Evil-game in return that plays it safe, which actually makes it quite refreshing.
  13. May 30, 2013
    85
    The HD edition is well optimized on the technical side, and looks good on the console hardware. Yet, despite the commitment, the selling price should be lower.
  14. May 27, 2013
    60
    There are some neat moments on offer, and the Raid mode is a surprisingly enjoyable addition, but it’s a largely forgetful title, lost in a sea of much more memorable adventures.
  15. May 27, 2013
    83
    Resident Evil: Revelations is just as memorable as it was on 3DS.
  16. May 24, 2013
    75
    For the first time ever a game is ported from the Nintendo 3DS to the PlayStation 3. We're happy to report that this strange enterprise has turned out to be successful. The classical RE gameplay is back; claustrophobic and exciting! There's hardly any extra's and the price is a bit steep, but fans of Resident Evil shouldn't hesitate about buying this.
  17. May 23, 2013
    60
    As it currently plays, Resident Evil Revelations on the PS3 plays like an upscaled HD version of a 3DS title. Which it is. For some games, that might be a great thing; for this survival horror experience, it most certainly is not.
  18. May 22, 2013
    65
    Revelations is competent enough to remind you of what Resident Evil can be, even if it doesn't get under your skin the way the best games in the series do.
  19. May 22, 2013
    75
    Something was lost in the transition from the 3DS to the couch: despite a very (and a little too much) faithful conversion, Resident Evil Revelations shows drawbacks and missteps that were absent in the stellar, original release.
  20. May 22, 2013
    80
    Revelations is one of the most interesting episodes of the saga on the home consoles and PC as it was on 3DS.
  21. May 22, 2013
    85
    In the end, Resident Evil Revelations is one of the best Resident Evil releases for the home console that offers players around 10 hours of addictive and adrenaline pumping moments in the campaign mode.
  22. May 21, 2013
    82
    If you’ve played Revelations before, you’ll find few differences here with only a few new characters in raid mode and an infernal difficulty that remixes enemies and item locations for those seeking an extreme challenge. If you’ve yet to play it, this is a viable hybrid of old-evil sensibilities and new-evil action. All things considered, not a bad mutation.
  23. May 20, 2013
    81
    Resident Evil: Revelations is engrossing and legitimately frightening. The important control option, coupled with the drastically upgraded graphics and excellent atmosphere, makes this a very playable experience.
  24. May 20, 2013
    75
    With its welcome return to classic-style horror action, Resident Evil: Revelations is very much worth playing in its HD form for its atmosphere and scares alone. However, if you’ve got the choice between the remake and the original, stick with the one you can carry in your pocket.
  25. May 20, 2013
    80
    Does it push the graphical prowess of the PS3? Not even close. Does it have a coherent story? No, but it’s better than most of the Resident Evil stories in the franchise.
  26. Like one of nature’s colossal ice cubes trying to crash poor Leo and Kate’s trip, Revelations sadly hits a stumbling block. In one key area, the action has unforgivably regressed from 2005’s Resi 4. Specifically, enemies now barely react to your bullets.
  27. 75
    Resident Evil: Revelations is a superb return to form for the franchise, sadly let down by sluggish character movement and awkward combat.
  28. May 20, 2013
    88
    This former 3DS game doesn’t stand toe-to-toe with the best console shooters, but it’s a faithful port. Revelations has a lot to offer fans of the series and players looking for a more evenly paced, thoughtful shooter.
  29. May 20, 2013
    83
    One of the most interesting games of the Resident Evil series in this generation. The respect for the origins of the franchise is total, but that does not stop the game from innovating in the interactions. In addition, the atmosphere achieved seduces all lovers of terror, except for enemies who are not charismatic and spoil an overall finish that would have been outstanding. Their adaptation to consoles is remarkable, and the technical aspects are good, despite coming from Nintendo 3DS.
  30. May 20, 2013
    85
    While it doesn’t completely escape the shortcomings of its original outing, Capcom’s HD-ified version of Resident Evil: Revelations is still as fun and enthralling as it was on the 3DS—while now also benefiting from the improvements in controls, visuals, and audio that other gaming platforms can offer. If you previously missed this chapter of the legendary Resident Evil saga, this is the best way to rectify that.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 142 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 5 out of 35
  1. May 24, 2013
    10
    This game is great definitely should buy it Revelations goes back to the exploration based, puzzle-solving nature of previous installments in the Resident Evil series witch is very good Full Review »
  2. May 23, 2013
    8
    a step in the right direction, but not quite as good as it could be. i would recommend buying this just to show capcom that we the players want survival horror, not half assed action like RE6. Full Review »
  3. Jul 11, 2013
    1
    Nothing like the first resident evils

    why oh why are some of you reviewing this game as if its like the first resident evils? No it isn't
    at all, its still too arcadey and dosen't follow the same framework.

    I really wounder if any of you have ever played the original games and dino crisis 1 and 2.

    This is nothing like it, and closer to resident evil 5 than 1, 2 or 3.

    I still play dino crisis 1 and 2 now and it totally tears this rubbish apart.

    Untill Capcom decide to make resident evil again like the old ones and the remakes on the gamecube, then nothing at all will ever be like the first ones or dino crisis, so don't like ok!!!
    Garbage!
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