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  • Summary: Resident Evil: Revelations tells the story of what happens between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jun 24, 2013
    For those that already own this game on the 3DS, it's pretty tough whether or not to recommend the game to them. If they do want to play through a new challenge though, the Infernal difficulty offers a true hardcore experience. However, to those who don't own a 3DS, this is their chance to pick up the definitive version of the game.
  2. May 20, 2013
    The Wii U version cleans up the HUD by putting menu and map information on the GamePad's screen. I like having constant access to a map without shuffling through menus.
  3. May 20, 2013
    Moody, suspenseful and elegant, Revelations does away with the extraneous complexity of other recent Resident Evil games and gets back to the basics of survival horror.
  4. May 20, 2013
    So much of what makes Resident Evil: Revelations work is how Capcom plays it safe with level designs and gameplay mechanics. That said, the new characters and the bio scanner help turn the game into something more than a well made by-the-numbers Resident Evil. While it's not an optimized HD port of the 3DS version (to be so would require enhanced textures across the board), it still looks great and controls even better.
  5. May 24, 2013
    I liked the 3DS-version and I thoroughly enjoyed the HD-reunion with Chris, Jill and their enemies – especially on Wii U, which benefits from some exclusive features.
  6. May 22, 2013
    If you're a fan of the series who missed the 3DS game, this is must-play as it captures a lot of what's made RE so beloved over the years. If you have a 3DS available to you (an XL would be ideal), try to play it, even without a second Circle Pad. Something about having to stand still while you shoot still scares the crap out of me, and at least on 3DS there was an excuse to maintain that legacy of "bad" controls.
  7. Resident Evil: Revelations on living room consoles isn’t any better than it was on a Nintendo 3DS. It remains a reasonably fun retro-themed game that’s striving to be something more. But upgraded graphics and more robust controls aren’t moving it any close to that goal. Revelations is what it is, and that’s all it’ll ever be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. May 22, 2013
    A great port of a great game. A little rough around the edges (it's a mobile port after all) but looks great most of the time. The campaign in this game feels like a real RE campaign and this makes it the best entry in the RE series this generation imo. Sure, it doesn't have nearly as much content as RE6 but the fact that it is a real survival horror game makes it infinitely superior to that entry in the series. The $50 launch price makes this game well worth the purchase even if you have played the 3DS version already. Horror/RE fans should pick this up immediately. Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2013
    This game is just great! It's kind of a best of Resident Evil to me. It has got a great story, atmospheric horror-parts and some action-sections as well. It just feels right and i would recommend this to everyone who likes Resident Evil at all. The lack of high-end graphics is not too bad as it looks great still (IMO).

    The only bad thing is, that the bosses might be a little too hard for unexperienced players (I had a hard time as well) and you can only switch the difficulty level at the begin of the campaign... But that is just some real classic approach we all were used to some years before.

    Some words to the wii u version: It feels great to play on the wii u. The touchscreen is used pretty well and controls feel okay. So it's for sure the version to take if you have the possibility
  3. Sep 20, 2013
    This is one of the best resident evil games. Ammo is limited and you will have to play smart to survive. Raid mode is great for players that finished the game and still want the feeling of being trapped in a ghost ship.
    It would be my favorite if it had wii remote support, but still a great game.
  4. May 30, 2013
    This is what veteran resident evil fans have been waiting for....a return to true survival horror! after resident evil 5 and silent hill downpour(i love resident evil 6) i was sure that true survival horror games had died but capcom has answered the call(FINALLY) As a fan of R.E 0 up to code veronica this games will instantly hit home with fans of the series from the slow pacing story down to the few BUT tough enemy encounters...the queen zenobia is very reminiscent of R.E 1 mansion as you look for keys..maps and items to help you through each part of the ship. Just to some up all thats good in this DS port, if you love classic survival horror,then this game is directly aimed at you but if you prefer something more fast paced then you should skip this one but i assure you that your missing a classic. the wii u tablet works great but for all the people that says control takes getting used to..let me explain what that means..i have a ps3 and as such im used to it's controller so when i played R.E. R i wasn't used to the wii u tablet and it felt awkward but once i spent so time adjusting to the wii u tablet i was blasting away all enemies with prejudice with ease. This is my first wii u game and review and i assure gamers out there thats curious or doubtful about the wii u tablet..IT WORKS PERFECTLY. Now the bad: if you played the 3DS version there's no reason to pick this up unless you want to play it in HD, the dodge is kinda unpredictable but thats about the worst i can say about it so other than that do yourself a favor and pick this up today people. 9/10 Expand
  5. Oct 30, 2013
    I enjoyed this game for the most part. It is great to see the Wii U's system capabilities with controls, graphics, and extra features (gamepad). This would have won my No. 1 spot if it was local co-op. But the story line is great; cheesy charactors compared to Leon, Claire, Wesker, etc. Raid mode was good, only thing i had a problem with was if one player is stronger or has been playing a lot longer he ends up doing the whole mission and you end up just following. Raid mode could be, with the wrong partner, one sided. Other than that, i enjoyed the story mode and trying to get all the trophies.

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  6. Aug 9, 2013
    i won't right too much on this, because there isn't much to say. I had hoped for more, but this game isn't very good. the only thing i liked was the gamepad features were pretty awesome. To be fair, i haven't really cared for any of the Resident Evil games. I thought the controls weren't very good, i don't know why exactly but they didn't feel right to me. Poor developing is all i have to say. Forgettable...and i already have. Expand
  7. Jul 10, 2013
    i really didn't like it but the online play or raid mode is really good. the story is really short and the monsters arnt the best there mostly all the same and not much new monsters or infected ones Expand

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