Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. A sublime pack for Resi veterans with great replay value. Essential. [May 2010, p.120]
  2. The throwback to classic RE featured in the Mansion and Underground sequence is a nice change of pace from the rest of RE5, and while the story revelations aren't earth shattering, there's enough revealed that lore hounds will find something interesting.
  3. Whether you play this via DLC or as part of the forthcoming Gold Edition of Resident Evil 5, it's an essential episode.
  4. Lost in Nightmares is exactly what Resident Evil 5 should have been from the very beginning.
  5. This nightmare is decidedly brief, clocking in at around an hour or so. At the five dollar price point, though, it won't break the bank. If you're hungry for another dose of horror, don't hesitate to check it out.
  6. The presentation is really what makes Lost in Nightmares enjoyable and lends a reason to long for a full-blown old-school Resident Evil to come back. Alas, one can only dream.
  7. Lost in Nightmares is definitely well worth the purchase for 400 points, and if you're a fan of the series, especially the older games, then this new episode should be right up your street as it brings back some fond memories.
  8. All in all, the mission is a bit on the short side, but if you’re either a fan of Mercenaries or the original Resident Evil, odds are you will enjoy this pack for $5.
  9. It's short and a bit thin on content, but what's there is pretty, well-produced, and a satisfying if slightly silly curiosity for anyone who remembers the first Resident Evil even a little bit fondly.
  10. 80
    If you're a loyal Resident Evil fan, this DLC is right for you. It gives you another perspective on the story. Even if you didn't enjoy the main storyline, this will make up for it.
  11. 80
    It is great to get back into the swing of RE5, and I definitely recommend picking this up if you love the series as much as I do. It truly makes you want a remake of the original trilogy with this new engine.
  12. Even though the episode is pretty short, there is some good replay value here and the added multiplayer elements are a nice touch. All in all, this is a worthy investment for fans of the original game.
  13. This atmospheric return to the classic Resident Evil gameplay packs more than a few surprises.
  14. Lost in Nightmares is a shining example of what DLC should be; a short but sweet extension to the original story that offers something different from the main game whilst retaining its overall tone.
  15. Maybe we were hoping for more history in this Lost in Nightmares expansion pack, although we must say this is a nice add-on with a low cost and a great accent on paying respect to the roots of the series.
  16. Anyone who is a fan of the original Resident Evil can overlook these issues as a great game experience is guaranteed. For anyone else, there really isn’t that much of interest other than the opportunity to delve back into the ageing, but still awesome Resident Evil 5.
  17. With this DLC, Capcom tried hard to both deepen Resident Evil 5's storyline and please seasoned fans of the saga, who still want more survival horror action. And Capcom mostly succeeded in this intent, but the game in itself is really too short to be more than a nice addition.
  18. 75
    Even if you enjoyed Resident Evil 5, chances are you've moved on by now and shouldn't rely on this content to draw you back in. But for diehard fans – myself included – Lost in Nightmares' revisiting of the series' past, replete with geeky, self-referential humor is definitely worth the modest asking price.
  19. Regardless of shortcomings, this high-tension, semi-return to old-school survival horror is an enjoyable experience that longtime fans will adore and newer players will easily get into.
  20. Even for $5, we expected more creatures to blast, rooms to explore and weapons to fire. Those glaring omissions make Lost in Nightmares a good, but not great journey into the world of survival horror. Good luck.
  21. All in all, a decent package for Resident Evil 5 fans, especially those who have a partner to tackle Lost In Nightmares with.
  22. The price is right for this expansion ... it's the length that is all wrong.
  23. It's not bad, per say, there just isn't enough of it. The inclusion of new characters for Mercenaries mode is good, but hardly worth picking up the pack for, unless, again, you happen to be a complete loyalist to the series.
  24. There’s no compelling reason to download this episode by itself—and this limp-wristed return to horror leaves a lot to be desired.
  25. Although the look and feel of Resident Evi 5's new chapter is really close to those of the first adventures of the saga, it lacks the action, the riddles and the spirit of the best Resident Evil stories. The new Mercenaries Reunion mode is merely the addition of a few fighters and we still miss some of our favourite characters. At least the price is not expensive, and the adventure fills an important gap, although we already knew almost everything of what it happened in the Spencer Estate.
  26. With a campaign chapter lasting about an hour, and only two of the eight Mercenaries Reunion characters available with it, Lost in Nightmares feels like a paper thin package. Truth be told, Mercenaries fans may find enough to love this DLC, but gamers looking solely for a good story mission will feel short-changed.
  27. I like the concept of returning to the mansion (or its doppelganger) with a new emphasis on teamwork, and I like the two additions to Mercenaries, but there isn’t enough substance in action, storytelling, nor the puzzles to make Lost in Nightmares stand out.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dr.Ghettoblaster
    Feb 19, 2010
    9
    Even for $5, we expected more creatures to blast, rooms to explore and weapons to fire. Those glaring omissions make Lost in Nightmares a Even for $5, we expected more creatures to blast, rooms to explore and weapons to fire. Those glaring omissions make Lost in Nightmares a good, but not great journey into the world of survival horror. Good luck. The problem with a lot of these reviewers is that they were "expecting" more. For $5, I wasn't expecting much and quite honestly feel I got MORE than my moneys worth. Lost in Nightmares is amazing and if nothing else, serves as a $5 demo showcasing what RE6 could look like. Fix the door entry transition, and this would be a perfect 10. Full Review »
  2. GeorgeW.
    Feb 19, 2010
    10
    Everything you could have dreamed of in a resident evil game all in one!! downsides are: a little short (but still a gud 3 or 4 plays replay) Everything you could have dreamed of in a resident evil game all in one!! downsides are: a little short (but still a gud 3 or 4 plays replay) and no save system. Love it though!! Full Review »
  3. AdamD.
    Feb 18, 2010
    9
    I'm surprised the reviewers are giving this DLC such low scores because in my opinion this is what Resident Evil 5 should've been. I'm surprised the reviewers are giving this DLC such low scores because in my opinion this is what Resident Evil 5 should've been. It's scary, tense, eerie, and a tease of what a true next-gen Resident Evil experience could be with today's technology. I just wish it had zombies, than it'd be perfect. Full Review »