Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Sep 27, 2011
    87
    The game does still offer up some pretty good jump scares and a fantastic creepy feel.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 29, 2011
    10
    Resident evil 1)
    The player's character is a member of a special law enforcement task force who is trapped in a mansion populated by dangerous
    mutated creatures. The objective of the game is to uncover the mystery of the mansion and ultimately escape alive. 
    Resident evil 2)
    The game is set two months after the events of the first Resident Evil,  in the Midwestern American mountain community of Raccoon City.  Nearly all of its citizens have been transformed into zombies by an outbreak of the T-virus, a new type of biological weapon secretly developed by the pharmaceutical company Umbrella. The game's two characters are Leon S. Kennedy, a rookie police officer on his first day in the local force, and Claire Redfield, a college student looking for her brother Chris. Having just arrived in the city, Leon and Claire make their way to the Raccoon Police Department, seeking protection. There, they discover that most of the policemen have been killed already, and that Chris has left town to investigate the Umbrella headquarters in Europe. 
    Resident evil 3)
    A new feature to gameplay is the Nemesis, an experimental type of Tyrant programmed by Umbrella to hunt down and kill the remaining STARS members. He can run, use a rocket launcher as a weapon, dodge incoming fire, and is capable of pursuing the player from one area to the next. Nemesis is encountered multiple times throughout the game as a recurring boss. A variety of encounters are possible, with some being mandatory, and some varying in nature and location based on choices made by the player. Even if defeated in combat, Nemesis will inevitably continue pursuit of Jill.
    Code veronica)
    The game begins with Claire Redfield raiding an Umbrella Corporation facility in Paris in search of her brother, Chris Redfield. During the infiltration she is captured and imprisoned on Rockfort Island. Soon after arriving, a man named Rodrigo Juan Raval releases her from her cell, since she is not much of a threat considering the outbreak of the T-virus on Rockfort. Trying to escape from the contaminated island, Claire teams up with inmate Steve Burnside, at the same time being confronted with the island's commander Alfred Ashford. Meanwhile, Albert Wesker is on a mission of his own to retrieve a sample of the T-Veronica virus developed by Alfred's twin sister Alexia. His unit is also responsible for the outbreak of the T-virus on Rockfort Island.
    Resident evil 4) 
    Now the reason I wrote this is to show that character A.I is not new with resident evil 4 it is updated tech, as the previous instalments were on an older games console where the limit was 32bit. So yes while there is a plot on why the virus has changed but if a game series is built up on the story that made it, the reason for changing it is what...? It's to show off new designs that this system can now fulfil, like having no cutscene of manoeuvring up/down stairs, ladders, doors. The player can now kick down ladders were as before you could not interact with the scenery as it was a pre-rendered still image. This being a change for the better. Having no more item boxes and in replacement the player can now find and sell items to gain new item slots or weapons and attachments. Incase anyone try's to go against the slightest thing I write, I will even include buying items such as first aid sprays. But from a virus having the traditional zombie to an overhaul of them being left behind in the past to the now Los ganados. Now if people would be able to read in-between the lines. I love the gameplay of resident evil 4 but if if was called, let me say that again IF it was called me vs people who are not zombies it would be much better as THAT is what resident evil has ALWAYS been about.....ZOMBIES. The majority of this games audience is for the action not followers of previous titles. Although they have no doubt played and loved it, it does not follow on from the making of the game. And as a reply to the spin offs, I mentioned them all previously, survivor and survivor 2 were time crysis style shoot em ups. Same as dead aim. Outbreak and file 2 were co-op and were mini games in level design. So all being ok. But a numbered version of resident evil has always followed the making until 4 came out and especially 5. So there you have it. Thank you, good night much love.
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  2. 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 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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  3. Oct 14, 2011
    9
    For me, this is the BEST Resident Evil of all, the great history, the sound and the game play from that year was Amazing! The new graphics in HD was not the best part... unfortunately they look as the same as his year. Full Review »