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  • Summary: It is September 1998 and the action centres on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrific consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak, developed at the Umbrella facility. With a cover up required, Umbrella orders an elite team into Raccoon City to destroy all evidence of the outbreak andIt is September 1998 and the action centres on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrific consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak, developed at the Umbrella facility. With a cover up required, Umbrella orders an elite team into Raccoon City to destroy all evidence of the outbreak and eliminate any survivors. Meanwhile, the US Government has quarantined the city and dispatched its own team of elite soldiers to determine the source of the mysterious outbreak. You are an Umbrella Security Services soldier (U.S.S.), competing alone or in up to four player co-op in a battle against all the competing forces at play in Raccoon City. Expect the return of original Resident Evil enemies, iconic landmarks such as the Raccoon City Police Department and fan favourite characters, including Leon S. Kennedy, who, as a rookie police officer in Raccoon City, is on your hit list to eliminate. Three Corner Conflict: Bio-Organic Weapons (B.O.W) and zombies create an unpredictable third force and additional challenge on the battlefield, adding chaos to the shooter game play. Campaign Mode - both single player and up to 4 player co-op: You are part of the Umbrella Security Service. Protect the truth behind the T-Virus outbreak by any means necessary. Fight Online: Robust and fully featured online multiplayer modes. Define your Play Style: Gain new abilities and skills unique to your playable character as your experience level increases. International Team Development: a high quality, fully loaded, third person co-op / multiplayer shooter developed in collaboration between Capcom Japan development studios and an experienced Western multiplayer specialist studio. [Capcom] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 56
  2. Negative: 24 out of 56
  1. Mar 22, 2012
    75
    An enjoyable Spin-Off with 4 players co-op campaign, lots of multiplayer modes and great fanservice. Graphics and AI could be better.
  2. Mar 30, 2012
    70
    Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a fun game that is simply buried under too much to be really great.
  3. Mar 30, 2012
    65
    The game has lots of flaws but it's hard to overlook the fact that during a dozen or so hours I had fun. This imperfect collection of ideas has that elusive element of satisfactory gameplay. I can recommend it to gamers with co-op partners that know that it's just a shooter set in a familiar universe.
  4. 50
    None of it feels much like Resident Evil. [Issue#84, p.85]
  5. Apr 6, 2012
    45
    An awkward and clumsy attempt to bring RE fans back to Raccoon City, failing in graphics, gameplay and general mood.
  6. Apr 9, 2012
    40
    A game that doesn't do justice to the name "Resident Evil". It's full of bugs. It's boring. It's a bad, bad game.
  7. Mar 20, 2012
    30
    The intelligent use of horror, intensity, and most importantly, subtleness has gone. While this game is only a diversion until Resident Evil 6 arrives, Capcom have done an amazingly awful job. Resident Evil used to be the trendsetter, the series everyone looked up to, now its identity has been de-constructed in a major way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 139
  2. Negative: 57 out of 139
  1. Mar 20, 2012
    10
    This is not a survival horror, its a 3rd person squad based RE universe game. That being said its fun, the problems some sites are sayingThis is not a survival horror, its a 3rd person squad based RE universe game. That being said its fun, the problems some sites are saying (IGN) or not as bad as they make them. Its a nice step in another direction and I plan to enjoy for a while. Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2014
    10
    i don't get why people don't like this game i mean it's not like the rest of the res. evil games but it's fun and i had a good time playing iti don't get why people don't like this game i mean it's not like the rest of the res. evil games but it's fun and i had a good time playing it and i it's a nice zombie survival game Expand
  3. Mar 21, 2012
    8
    to the critics bashing this game I take their opinion with a grain of salt i mean come on ign gave this game a 4 and yet they give MW3 a 9to the critics bashing this game I take their opinion with a grain of salt i mean come on ign gave this game a 4 and yet they give MW3 a 9 which clearly the worst game released so far I mean i hate and I do mean the word HATE Mw3 so much that I don't play with friends that Iv'e known for 7 years or even family members because that game is just simply that bad. so In my opinion Res Evil ORC is a far better game than mw3 yet it got a 9 so go figure. Expand
  4. Nov 4, 2012
    6
    I wanted to like this game. I really did. The concept is extremely cool, but the execution is downright sloppy. "Operation Raccoon City" isI wanted to like this game. I really did. The concept is extremely cool, but the execution is downright sloppy. "Operation Raccoon City" is like a blend of "Gears of War" and "Left 4 Dead". If only it played as good as either franchise. Unfortunately, the developers at Slant Six (PSP's SOCOM) managed to squeeze out only a fraction of fun with ORC. The game takes place during the events of "Resident Evil 2" but is told through the perspective of the bad guys. While a biohazard outbreak occurs in Raccoon City, a group of Umbrella operatives are sent into the "hot zone" to dispose evidence of the company's involvement. The team encounters cop Leon S. Kennedy , groups of Umbrella mercenaries and plenty of zombies along the way. Playing the campaign online is the best way to experience it since horrible friendly A.I. all but ruins the single player mode. Glitches and poor game design also hurt the campaign which has good moments, but is ultimately uninspired. The competitive modes aren't too interesting either and suffer from balance issues. "Raccoon City" isn't a total loss due to some good ideas and some decent moments, but it could've been a great co-op game. Too bad. Expand
  5. Mar 25, 2012
    4
    Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City bad games. I love Resident Evil series, but I don't love spin-off for Resident Evil. This game copyResident 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
  6. Dec 15, 2014
    3
    Capcom tried to go and make a different approch with the Resident evil series and failed. They tried to mix this game up with 6 protagonistCapcom tried to go and make a different approch with the Resident evil series and failed. They tried to mix this game up with 6 protagonist that no one gives a damn about, and mix the gameplay up with a survival horror , and special op type of ****. This DLC takes you back to Resident Evil 2 in a up to date, BS way. So you're basically Umbrella's clean up crew, and you have to remove any evidence of their involvement. The plot is steel, the AI can be very stupid at times, and there's no polish. Yeah, it's very Glitchy. The combat is so repetitive. It's just knife, knife and kick. I could care less about the extra weapons or abilities. This game is boring,unpolished, and takes itself way too seriously. It is don't buy. Expand
  7. Jul 2, 2012
    0
    I shot some one 5 times with the sniper and disn't die, he turned around shot me twice and killed me. CAPCOM if you "want the call of dutyI shot some one 5 times with the sniper and disn't die, he turned around shot me twice and killed me. CAPCOM if you "want the call of duty audience", start with fixing your broken system. Expand

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