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  1. Mar 20, 2012
    Very disappointing instalment in the resident evil franchise.This game could have worked but in the end it just feels broken. Clumsy A.I , predictable gameplay and dull combat makes this a below average game. This could have been a fantastic game but it just falls flat . For starters: It would have been cool to shoot a enemy that's running towards you in full speed in the leg and watch them fall over and crawl to still try and attack you. The bullet hit detection is horrible... It almost feels as if your shooting a wall most of time because bodyparts hardly react when a bullet hits them and unless you get a headshot most enemies require almost a whole clip to kill which is sad because this is 2012 .. this game feels like it was made for the original xbox. This by all mean does not mean that i think this is a bad game... just a broken one. Expand
  2. Mar 20, 2012
    I'm afraid to say that the critics are on the money with this one with their reviews. If this game didn't have the Resident Evil brand slapped on the box, no one would care for it and it would've quickly become just another forgettable low grade shooter. Technically, the game is too buggy and glitchy. It recycles a lot of stuff throughout the game. You'll notice it on your first day with it. The partner/enemy AI is broken and lousy. The use of Resident Evil characters and iconic settings is totally wasted. There really is no real story in this game and you don't really care for the new characters introduced here. I feel sorry for those apologists that will try to paint this game as being anything but bad. Capcom needs to learn that they cannot continue to sell crap to consumers. But they won't get the message when there are so many sheeple around supporting their lackluster efforts at every turn. If you're a fan of shooters, this game will not satisfy you in any possible way. If you're a fan of Resident Evil, this game will potentially make you consider becoming a Silent Hill fan instead. Yes, it's THAT bad. The score I gave it it's appropriate. I thought some character models were nice. And that was it. The rest of the game, 99.9% of it, is pure unadulterated garbage. If you really want to spend a dime on this, wait until it hits the bargain bin in a few months. Or just spend your money on a much, much better Resident Evil game that is new and out for sale now - Resident Evil Revelations. Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2012
    A clone of SOCOM with the ambience of Resident Evil. A short campaign and repetitive .. Capcom just think out and withdraw money from their big franchises .. and without the DLC yet to come ...
  4. Mar 20, 2012
    How many more franchises will Capcom ruin, I wonder. How long will Gamers continue to support such blatant disrespect for the game industry. This company has lost touch, just like many of their competitors.

    If you must play it, do as I did and rent it. Or better yet, buy it used. At least that way Capcom does not receive a dime for the **** they keep trying to sell consumers. The game had
    a dozen pieces of DLC land on the Marketplace three full days before the title released. That tells you where their head is, and what they truly care about. Hint: It's not the customer. Expand
  5. Mar 20, 2012
    What happen Crapcom?, half of the disc are just DLC waiting to be released and people buy this to activate the locked content, the game size is 7,3gb and 3,3gb are only DLCs the rest is the game and filler data, i remember the old days of Crapcom when they released full games like, RE1 to RE3 (4 and 5 are the beginning of the death of the series), and some others games, that is the reason of my score of 4 half of the disc only DLCs and of course the crap gameplay of this, a L4D with a Gears of Wars Game? LOLOLOLOL, I hope with this game Crapcom only leave RE stay on his grave Expand
  6. Mar 20, 2012
    this game is very bad story is bad desighn is bad sound and music is very bad and etc Familiar RE sound effects are cool, naturally, but almost seem out of place in this spinoff gone wrong.spotty aiming and a terrible sticking mechanic destroy ORCâ
  7. Mar 20, 2012
    OMG! What a complete waste of time! Capcom, what are you thinking? I was really looking forward to a mid-term milestone in the Resident Evil world as we all await Resident Evil 6 . . . but all I got was stunned by a disappointing clunker of a game. Dull, boring, and just moving around and trying to maneuver and shoot is an exercise in frustration. Did I say I was stunned by how bad this game is?Gamer beware! Expand
  8. Mar 20, 2012
    Expected much more from this game. Story can be completed in 2-3 hours. Many problems concerning the gameplay as well. Save your money and buy the Silent Hill HD collection.
  9. Mar 20, 2012
    a very bad game...single player is boring, the graphics are bad, why not mt framework???....multiplayer is not bad...but is not resident evil game..capcom is death whit resident evil
  10. Mar 20, 2012
    Resident evil is a series that just needs to stay dead. The series has been dead a long time in that it conformed to what all the ADD and type-A gamers wanted: shooting, cheap action, etc. that it lost it's identity in the process. Operation raccoon city is just a disappointment in so many ways. The enemies are overly powerful in which shooting them will either miss most of the time or the monster is unaffected by bullets which is kind of strange considering I've loaded a lot of bullets onto this particular monster. The AI is just a disaster, they don't cooperate at all and have a mind of their own. The environments are some of the most bland I've seen in a game which is quite sad. Your in industrial settings throughout the entire game. Also the story is just laugh out loud bad with cheesy characters (with terrible lines) that aren't memorable. All in all this is just a disappointment for the resident evil franchise which I thought couldn't possibly get more worse. I'm sure this game will ONLY please the ADD gamers who like mindless shooting over story and creativeness. Expand
  11. Mar 22, 2012
    You want to know what this is? It's basically a generic, boring third-person shooter with the Resident Evil name and characters. It's like a terrible fan-fiction. The game plays fine, but it's riddled with bugs, terrible glitches and the pacing of a full grown man with an IQ of 30. If you want to play an average third-person shooter go ahead! But it's a waste of $60. I already traded it in and Gamestop only gave me $27.50. WOW. Expand
  12. Mar 20, 2012
    Operation Raccoon City is the years first major let down. I was looking forward to the resident evil universe from a different perspective but now i wish they had'nt bothered. Super short single player and broken multi-player. If i want to relive resident evil 2 id rather play the darkside chronicles on the WII. Only redeeming feature was the nemesis mode which pleased for a extra portion of playtime but in the end i gave up playing this mess. I hope Capcom do a better job with resident evil 6. Fingers crossed. Expand
  13. Mar 20, 2012
    Save your money. If you're looking for a good horror game this is not it, is just a full on action game now. If Capcom want to attract COD players to a dying franchise as they have claimed, they will have to do a better job than this.

    For people like myself who have been begging for return to the horror roots that defined the RE franchise and made it such a huge success, this game
    couldn't be more off the mark... not that i'm surprised though, it has been going downhill for years. Avoid this terrible game!! Expand
  14. Mar 22, 2012
    Ok so I was duped...Duped into buying this game, why? Because I had a brief viewing of this game at E3 and as I watched someone else play the game on a big screen it did look sexy. But my time watching it at E3 was, well...too brief. I've seen you say, well its another resident evil game what did you expect? 1st off I've never played any resident evil games, just seen the movies, secondly this game was supposed to be going in an entirely different direction than the rest of the RE games - anticipation and expectations were high. Well...the **** game is a dud.

    Lets start off with a few observations after livestreaming it the other night. #1 - the AI is on an moronic level I just can't seem to get past, your companions run in front of you like a fat kid in COD always running in front of you to steal your kill, but in this game the **** occasionally shoot back at the zombie. #2 - sloppy camera controls and no controller sensitivity! Yes there is a sensitivity toggle in the options menu, and after screwing around with it I learned it did absolutely **** all - so your stuck with a low sensitivity, need to turn around quick because 80 zombies are crawling up your ass, guess what, your just gonna have to deal with them crawling in your ass. The in game music is so light I feel like I'm playing **** mario cart or some ****ed up Wii game which makes me want to rush out into a ditch to get the last shred of self respect back I once had...And the in-game sounds such as weapon sounds feels like I'm shooting BB's at the **** zombies. And zombie sounds, I just don't feel trapped in a city with a horde of undead growling, gurggling, or making those well known squishy sounds I've grown to love from the zombie genre. And the voice acting is - well its on par with your saturday morning cartoons which this game basically feels like during any cut scene #3 - As far as glitchy graphics, blood spatters appear and re-appear in the game which is all I could really tell because the camera controls are so awkward and clunky and makes the hair on the back of my ass stand up in protest! And who ever was the **** genius who said, "lets make it where all you have to do is walk up to an object or structure and the character will automatically take cover." OMG...this is probably one of the most frustrating aspects of the game for me because like in gears you have to actually click a button to stick to a surface and cover. This game your character is literally mister **** velcro, get close to a wall and you'll stick to it, get close to a locked door, stick to it, boxes, stick to it. ****!

    And omg the first boss, or should I say some bad ass dude with an eyeball growing out of his shoulder that looks like **** MO from the 3-stooges. No semblence of horror at all, this thing literally looks like a pissed off MO slamming a big stick on the ground, with an eyeball on his shoulder. And you don't even get to kill it, you have to run away from it. And you cant even run around him, or behind him, the game literally forces you to go a certain way! I mean they were going for this 3rd person squad based zombie horror survival game they could have taken some **** hints from Gears of War. I am so unimpressed, unimused and wished I had **** redboxed this craptastic game. Capcom, hey zombies sell well, horror survival sells well, it doesn't matter if the game stinks, it'll make our rent for the 2 years. With all of the competition out there for console games you'd think they would have at least put some **** time into making this game, it could have been so awesome but instead is a $60 paper weight. Ok so I'll fall on this grenade and buy the game, so I can basically tell you NOT TO! Oh well at least Aliens colonial Marines is on the horizon. But in the meantime, Resident Evil Operation Raccoon **** is NOT BRU APPROVED, and if you bought it on launch, wipe your ass with the disc and take back to tell them the **** stains on the disc killed your xbox, and tell em' brumac sent ya.
  15. Mar 21, 2012
    Guys... I can't be any more disappointed in this game. I'm a huge Resident Evil fan, and I was a HUGE Socom fan, so I was pumped. This is not only the worst Resident Evil game, but one of the worst games ever created. I can't believe this was even allowed to be $60. I played it for 10 minutes and I was done. It makes me sad to say this, but if they may have single handedly ruin my intrest in any Resident Evil series after today. Great looking character. Poor story. Choppy gameplay. Worst A. I. In any game ever. Sound is horrific. Expand
  16. Mar 22, 2012
    Slant Six doesnt understand why their game is getting bad ratings.. Well I will try my best to clarify that with a simple review.. The game is subpar at best.. Bad AI. Dumb Teammate A.I , Broken, predictable gameplay.. Decent storyline.. Tons of glitches and bugs.. Boring characters.. NOT worth the 60 dollars. Not even worth 30 dollars Used. NOT worth to rent at the Redbox or Gamefly.. The only reason why people bought the game was because it had Resident Evil as the title.. Capcom, you are really messing up.. If youre going to do a part 2, dont let Slant Six work on it.. Expand
  17. Mar 21, 2012
    Resident Evil: ORC is an awful game.
    the story is.. nonexistent. the combat is awful and shooting mechanic is extremely frustrating and bad.
    in some parts of the game the sound is actually good like foot steps and some music, but at the most it is straight up bad - the guns sound like toys and the zombies, soldiers and the voice acting is awful.
  18. Mar 25, 2012
    Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City bad games. I love Resident Evil series, but I don't love spin-off for Resident Evil. This game copy Left 4 Dead for multiplayer and bad story with bags and crazy gameplay. Shooter gameplay kill horror on Resident Evil. Why play and buy this game, if i have Left 4 Dead 1,2 and Resident 1-5 and I saw great spin-off Resident Evil: Revelations? Thanks, I don't have this game. Expand
  19. dz9
    Mar 24, 2012
    I don't "hate" on this game because of my unwillingness to adapt to the new look. I honestly thought this was a welcome refreshing new look for resident evil (a non main series one however), but where do I begin? This game had so much promise, a good premise, an innovative concept, and for it to fail knowing that... is just inexcusable. The main problem with the game is the shooting and the AI for both your allies and your enemies. The crosshair often times gets mixed up with the red dot sight in the middle and you come to realize you have no idea where your shooting, it feels as if one developer wanted auto-aim but his partner wanted to implement free shooting, but instead of compromising they both just made it their own way and now were playing the confusing aiming they made. On top of that, the camera work is clunky, and the no buttons cover system is unreliable, sometimes you go for an item on the floor and you get sucked into the wall or you want to cover but theirs an unresponsive lag and you get killed before the game lets you suction to it ... and to add insult to injury, enemies are repetitive and dull, and it seems that some of your bullets are made out of styrofoam because sometimes, enemies just absorb them with absolutely no justification for it. Probably the worse thing about this is the AI, which rivals the AI that we have seen in N64 era. There is NO excuse for this, when your playing with AI bot team mates, they constantly walk into your path, which sometimes cause you to run in place and get stuck, they constantly run into traps like mad men, and they are precisely no help. Sometimes, your medic or what have you will assist you or heal you, but its very inconsistent and unreliable, and due to this, your better off just accepting that you are by yourself as alone and just forgetting you have teammates. The enemies are a little bit better however, the zombies are perfectly stupid as they should be, but the soldiers you fight seem to run out in the opening randomly and sometimes repeat the same actions repeatedly. Small problems to add to the pile is the fact that most of the environments are bland and forgettable with just a few exceptions, and the story that the series demands is completely absent. This game isn't a complete lost although, when you are fighting zombies with no USS soldiers, the game has the genuine resident evil feel mixed with action that the game promised, and the addition of the infected system adds tension in an otherwise bland game. The bleeding system is a good afterthought, and if the shooting was actually good, this would be an amazing addition. The online is a little better, the cooperation aspects of the game is pretty enjoyable but however, you never can avoid the clunky camera, the horrible shooting mechanics, and the lack of story motivation to even pick up the game. The Good: Infected system, zombie fighting is fun and lifting, nostalgia of seeing old RE characters. The Bad: Cover system, no story, awful shooting, glitchy presentation, and clunky overall camera and controls. In the End: Even as a hardcore RE fan, I couldn't even pretend to enjoy this game. There is no clever look upon the original story in any way, simply... just pass on this title completely! Expand
  20. Mar 21, 2012
    I was excited about ORC until I saw gameplay. That left me disheartened, but I still had hope that it would keep some of the Resident Evil feel. Instead, what we get is a game that supposedly takes place in the same time as RE2, and plays like Gears of War. I bought a game with Resident Evil on it... that plays like GoW. It doesn't just play like GoW though, it plays like a s***ty version of it. The controls are decent at best, hit detection is questionable, AI is awful; this game is a mess. This is probably one of the worst games I've played in the last ten years that made it to retail. DNF was better than this. Yes, I said it, but that's my opinion, and I honestly had MUCH more fun with Duke Nukem Forever than I did with Op. Raccoon City. Sure this features zombies, but they take way too many bullets to kill (more than they did in the first three games). The one possible saving grace would have been the story, and that is s*** too. That isnt all though, the game has NO split screen! That means no local co op in a forced co op game.... that is unacceptable. You shouldn't need four 360's in order to do four player Co Op in house! I dunno if Capcom got the memo, but people can go over to other peoples houses, and when someone brings a game like this over, its expected that it has f***ing split screen! That may blow someones mind, but its true. Not to mention that to get a game going online could take a while; launch day I tried to go online and I could find no one to play with. Not kidding. Either there is a problem with the online, or no one bought this game, but I doubt the latter. I give this mess a four out of ten, only because the game actually runs, there and the mechanics work most (note that word "MOST") of the time. The rest is dookie. Expand
  21. Mar 21, 2012
    It's **** I won't lie the friendly AI sucks, the level design is lazy, story is near non-existent, it takes a full magazine to take down 3 zombies and for whatever reason they never put in head shot detection on zombies. This is the kind of game you should buy with a couple buddies when it's $20 just for a laugh. You can have fun in it but only with a few good friends otherwise it'll be a lonely boring turd. Expand
  22. Mar 23, 2012
    Wow. I love the resident evil franchise, but this was so bad it was nearly unplayable! A horrible game. Luckily I could take it back to the store for a refund.
  23. Mar 29, 2012
    This game was really necessary? It has nothing to do with Resident Evil at all. I don't know if Capcom is really getting any benefit from these crappy spin offs and bad use of a popular franchise name. Please Capcom stop giving your franchise to cheap studios and take more care about them.
  24. Apr 2, 2012
    THIS GAME IS GOD AWEFUL. I've been a huge Resident Evil fan since day one, and I'm forced to pretend like this game never existed! Don't waste your money! Even after seeing the horrible revies I remained optimistic, but this time I really should ha listened to the reviews. Hardcore gamers stay away, I have no idea why their are even good reviews, most likely coming from gamers under 17.
  25. Apr 2, 2012
    This is not a Resident Evil game at all at first I was a little happy I could finally move and shoot but the whole tactics idea came into play and that just doesn't seem like it fits for a RE game. Squads is not a big part in the series and they went out on a limb with it. Also it feels like maybe the creators where being rushed because there is not a very large storyline other then oh no zombies kill them cover up. Graphics were nice though. I'm hoping that six is much better than this. Expand
  26. Mar 26, 2012
    Nope, simply no. Third person shooters are good, but mixing the Resident Evil gameplay with Third Person Shooter simply... doesn't work.
    Probably the most disappointing game of the year. Really hope Resident Evil 6 has a 100% different gameplay, this simply doesn't feel right, sell the game and buy yourself something else, or save for a better game, this game is simply bad
  27. Mar 31, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Operation Raccoon City one dissapointment after the another. I knew it wouldn't be a "Proper" Resi game, we haven't had one of those for some time, but I at least expected it to be worth it's salt and FUN. It is neither of these things. Some terrible design choices, gunplay, AI, and overall polish leave the game in a horrible position. This is where the only way you can even get a minute bit of enjoyment out of it is to go on Co-op and laugh at how bad the game is with your friends. The game starts out as it means to go on, with making you run down a corridor, or con-straining you in a very small area and having you fight Soldiers, Zombies, B.O.W's, or all three. With the wealth of material surrounding the Raccoon story, the story is poorly linked with the story of Resident Evil 2, offers no additional content and is just plain boring. Most of the time the game is purely frustrating, with little to no fun at all. It is an endless slog-fest of holding down the right trigger and sobbing at the lack of fun and ingenuity. I will offer an example, actually, I will offer many. The game will often put you in a room and put monster boxes everywhere, until you complete an objective. At one point, you are "Fighting" Ada Wong, who you see ONCE in the entire game. She is at the end of a tiny corridor. The Corridor is mined, and has explosive barrels everywhere. The cover system (Clunky as all hell and just..plain bad.) becomes your worst enemy as you try to move quickly. Her pistol does 3 times the damage any other normal pistol fire does, and she throws Incendiary grenades at you. When you finally reach her at the end of the corridor, she turns and leisurely jogs out of the room, and your team-mates announce, "She escaped". This is OP Raccoon in a nutshell. Now for the most amazing thing ever, and sealed the deal for me. You know how they touted you being able to "Kill Leon Kennedy" ? Oh yeah, it happens. You seem him for the first time in mission five out of seven. Then, at the very end of the game, you catch up to him and you get a decision. You either press the left trigger to "Execute" him, or press the right trigger to "Defend" him. The game then suddenly decides with no explanation, no cutscene or anything to suddenly transport Leon into a building. If you chose Execute (This is the only ending I've played, but I assume it's the same for Defend too, just flipped around.) you are suddenly against two of your AI team-mates and Leon Kennedy. ?????

    Yup, suddenly, and with no explanation, two of your team defect to the other side and try to stop you from killing him. Yyyyyyyyuuuuuuuuuuuuup. So you have to kill them, then kill Kennedy, where you get a crappy little cutscene and then credits roll. Not impressed.

    I also want to comment on how badly this game is balanced. The evade mechanic is so clunky, you have to press in the left stick and a direction, then press the A button to evade. Why couldn't it just be A and a direction? Too hard? This gets particularly fun when there are enemies that melee you to death rushing at you. Not. Also, every single soldier takes a ridiculous amount of bullets, and don't die instantly if you shoot them in the head. All in all, OP Raccoon City is a terrible game, avoid it. Go play Gears of War and imagine the Locust are Zombies. Much better.
  28. Apr 3, 2012
    The franchise parody known as Operation Raccoon City... What a dissapointment this game was. This is run and gun trash out its worst. There were 6 out most builds for zombies, so if there are 20 zombies on the screen the majority of them will be wearing the same thing--it was the Super Mario 2 of Resident Evil games. I couldn't have been more upset with this title. We all just need to wait for SIX to come out near the end of the year... This should have been a XBLA game for 1200 points, not a retail waste of shelf space. Expand
  29. Apr 3, 2012
    I love Resident Evil. I'm a 27 year old man-child who dresses up as a zombie for Halloween. I loves me EVERYTHING associated with this franchise.

    This game is absolute **** It's not "it doesn't keep with the spirit of the game, it's not keeping with the cannon blah blah blah". The game is just half assed and broken. It's a horrible shooter. I reralize I'm comparing it to Mass Effect 3 and
    Crysis 2, but if mythical space aliens can only take 3-4 rounds to the head, random Umbrella guys should be following suit. Expand
  30. Apr 4, 2012
    I wish i had know prior to pre-ordering that this wasn't a typical resident evil game. The game feels weak. Poor graphics and AI. Feels like darkness is used more to hide the graphical deficiencies rather than to set mood

Mixed or average reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 56
  2. Negative: 24 out of 56
  1. May 4, 2012
    The characters, the story, the controls, the difficulty, and even the central premise... all of it seems to be on the right track, but none of it hits the mark. I still think there's a lot of potential here, but like any other game, the basics have to be nailed before it can start reaching for greatness.
  2. 50
    None of it feels much like Resident Evil. [Issue#84, p.85]
  3. Apr 26, 2012
    An insult to Resident Evil fans, a failure at the most basic level for shooter fans, and a possible friendship-ender for those looking for a cooperative experience, Raccoon City is a disaster zone better left abandoned.