Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Wii

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jun 23, 2009
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
Buy On
  1. 80
    If you find yourself wondering why Archives has received a different score than its GCN predecessor despite the fact that the two games are nearly identical, note that what held true seven years ago does not necessarily still hold true today.
  2. Boasting an intense atmosphere, satisfying puzzles and nail-biting combat, it's a game that will linger long in the memory for those who succumb to its dark allure. If you missed out on this the first or even second time around, then now's the time to pick up a true classic - at the right price.
  3. A re-release of the GameCube remake, which remains a masterclass in atmosphere after all these years.
  4. 79
    Still haven’t played Resident Evil after all these years? This is the perfect moment to try it. Don’t expect an easy game, but a wondrously horrid atmosphere in one of the groundbreaking titles of the horror – survival genre. In comparison with the Gamecube version, you won’t get a lot of new things, but this classic doesn’t need many extra’s.

Awards & Rankings

#84 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#82 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 5, 2011
    10
    Resident Evil is a remake of the title that solely gave the survival horror genre the popularity it deserves in the video game industry.Resident Evil is a remake of the title that solely gave the survival horror genre the popularity it deserves in the video game industry. Everything a person would want in a remake is present. Updated graphics that match the quality of the current generation of consoles, better sound effects that give the games environment the perfect atmosphere and more area to explore that helps pacing and story progression. Really, a masterpiece and a title any fan of the genre shouldn't go with out playing. Full Review »
  2. RomanT
    Jul 20, 2009
    9
    The graphics are outdated, the controls are clunky, the camera is annoying at times, but is it still one of the greatest survivor horror gamesThe graphics are outdated, the controls are clunky, the camera is annoying at times, but is it still one of the greatest survivor horror games of all time?! You betcha. Loved every minute of it and this classic will outlast all those Halos, Gears of War and GTAs for years to come. Full Review »
  3. RyanD
    Jul 13, 2009
    9
    Its a classic. reborn and reborn again. Still pleases the eyes after all these years. Absolutly worth a buy if you havent played the gamecubeIts a classic. reborn and reborn again. Still pleases the eyes after all these years. Absolutly worth a buy if you havent played the gamecube version ."there virtually the same games but with wiimote controls" It would get a 10 but the controls do have a learning curve as did the previous games. 30 minutes and you will be able to control no problem. But their will always be that occational wall bump. BUY IT! Full Review »