• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2011
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  • Summary: Set in the Resident Evil universe, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will deliver relentless action with players competing against the clock to defeat as many enemies as possible in a fixed time. Featuring Mercenaries missions from Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, now fully realised inSet in the Resident Evil universe, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will deliver relentless action with players competing against the clock to defeat as many enemies as possible in a fixed time. Featuring Mercenaries missions from Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, now fully realised in stunning 3D, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will add brand new modes and well known characters from the series to enrich and extend the Mercenaries experience. Furthermore, the title will take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS� WiFi Connectivity, allowing players from around the world to join forces in co-op gameplay, regardless of location. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 69
  2. Negative: 4 out of 69
  1. 90
    If you're looking for a portable-optimized intense high-score game centered around killing zombie-like enemies, this fits the bill. The Mercenaries 3D is worthy of a full retail release, and hopefully we'll see more like it in the future.
  2. Jun 29, 2011
    80
    Unlike the disastrous Resident Evil: Mercenaries Vs. on iPhone, this standalone arcade style shooter comes fully loaded with 30 missions, a deep skill system and sharp looking visuals. Most importantly, it's one head blasting good time.
  3. Dec 19, 2011
    70
    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is a fantastic experience...while it lasts. Sadly, as with other impressive titles such as Nintendo's own Pilotwings Resort and Steel Diver, Capcom has delivered a high quality product with plenty of thrills and spills, but lacking in the vital longevity stakes for anyone other than die-hard score chasers.
  4. Jun 28, 2011
    65
    Despite its considerable flaws, at its core, Mercenaries is a ton of fun. From the moment I started playing it I couldn't put it down.
  5. Jul 24, 2011
    60
    While Resident Evil's gameplay is a little on the clunky side today, it's still wholly enjoyable and packed with thrills, and it's just a shame that it's short-lived and awkward to get to grips with.
  6. Jun 30, 2011
    60
    Quality gameplay squandered by clumsy design, The Mercenaries 3D misses the opportunity to become the definitive The Mercenaries game, instead settling for a passing distraction.
  7. Jun 29, 2011
    25
    It's hard to shake the feeling that Mercenaries 3D is the slimy result of a Capcom executive meeting titled "What can we get away with this time?"

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 54
  2. Negative: 10 out of 54
  1. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    Do not be fooled by IGNorant reviews or those written by foolish "users". Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is a fun filled action packedDo not be fooled by IGNorant reviews or those written by foolish "users". Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is a fun filled action packed little brother to its console companion with a TON of replay value. The game CAN be played repeatedly so if you think that you can only play through once you are way wrong! It is, however, set up like an arcade machine in a sense and the perks and other unlocks remain unlocked indefinitely once originally unlocked. That being said the game controls wonderfully and the character models are comparable to the console versions. I ran into some relatively minor frame-rate issues (minor in that they do little to hinder its enjoyment or playability). There are MANY more missions than the critic at IGN claimed (for whatever reason) and the perks, characters and other unlocks were fun to explore with loads of different combinations. Each character can save a rating to the game and each time your previous rating is beat it will save the new one (typical of most arcade type games) Each character has unique moves and weapon combinations and can be tweaked with perks and an additional outfit (with a separate outfit score slot) THIS GAME HAS PLENTY OF REPLAY-ABILITY so if you have heard otherwise ignore them and try it out for your self. While it has some issues this is a fantastic handheld version of the Mercenaries mini game we have all come to love. The included demo of Resident Evil: Revelations was indeed very short, however, it did provide players with a strong sense of the setting and environment they can expect from the next title (the ambiance it creates can easily be compared to Dead Space or early resident evil titles) The real verdict is that this game should NOT be overlooked as an empty un-replayable arcade shooter as other critics seem to assume, but as a handheld replica of its console cousins with beautiful visuals, exciting action packed shooting sequences and a substantial amount of added depth. A MUST BUY FOR FANS of the series and Mercenaries mini games as well as 3DS owners who have been itching for an action title. Expand
  2. Sep 18, 2016
    10
    Severely underrated game. I don't know what is wrong with the "professional" critics. Crapcom produces and publishes a metric ton of sh1t forSeverely underrated game. I don't know what is wrong with the "professional" critics. Crapcom produces and publishes a metric ton of sh1t for more than a decade, but this is a little gem, a very good action game with very nice graphics. And the price is a steal.

    If you don't own it, go out and buy it, NAO.
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  3. Jun 29, 2011
    9
    Yes, you can't erase your save data. This doesn't mean you can't replay the game nor that you can't loan or give it to friends. People need toYes, you can't erase your save data. This doesn't mean you can't replay the game nor that you can't loan or give it to friends. People need to stop spreading bullcrap. You can replay it as much as you like, in fact that's the whole point of the game!
    This game is a lot of fun. It's a fast paced arcade shooter, with no story or narrative. This may not be your cup of tea. The graphics are top notch, easily better than RE:4. The controls work really well with the 3DS and follow the same "tank" format as other RE games. The 3D effect is well done though not as prominent as Zelda:OOT for example. Overall a great game and a great addition to the 3DS line-up. If there were a huge library of competing games out there I might hesitate to recommend it but right now I can easily tell any 3DS owner to pick it up and you won't be disappointed. People who are heavily into trading in their games might have a problem with the re-sale/trade-in value of the game but people who invest in games to play them shouldn't have any problems.
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  4. Feb 12, 2012
    8
    Take away the story mode, and it's Resident Evil 5's Mercenary mode, with a few new features, and a few new problems. The problems consist ofTake away the story mode, and it's Resident Evil 5's Mercenary mode, with a few new features, and a few new problems. The problems consist of control issues and camera glitches. None of the control schemes are perfect; they all have small issues, it's just a matter of what issues you are willing to deal with the most. And when your character is backed up against the wall while using third person view, the camera dips down, facing the floor. However switching to FPV solves the problem. This game is far from perfect. There are a few problems I think Capcom could have easily fixed, and a few more features they could have added. But these things were easily ignored. I still found myself very involved with this game. It's one of those games that I can play for an unmarked amount of time, due to it's high replay value. Yeah, it's true that a lot of these review websites give it a bad score, and because of this, many independent reviewers like you and me might jump on the band wagon and find reasons to make this game look bad. I'll put it to you this way: Out of 15 Gamestop locations in my area, I was able to find ONE copy of this game in ONE Gamestop. So obviously, 3DS owners are holding on to this game for a good reason. Take my word for it. This is a must-have for the 3DS if you are a military shooter/action gamer, along with Resident Evil Revelations, and MGS Snake Eater. Expand
  5. Mar 9, 2012
    7
    I'm writing this review on the basis that I got it for just £15.00 and it is now available for £10 or less if youI'm writing this review on the basis that I got it for just £15.00 and it is now available for £10 or less if you are lucky. The game has a decent amount of content and replayability. The gameplay is fun and great for both at home and online or out and about. The levels range from short minute-long affairs to huge 20+ minute wave after wave games getting progressively harder and harder. You have a few different ways to play depending on what suits you best. You can choose your favourite character and unlock weapons and set ups for that character based on the other characters set of weapons and equipment. There is a good range of enemies which all behave and fight differently. There are also different tiers of enemies including regular footsoldiers, tanks and specialists (such as chainsaw users which are hard to kill). On some missions you must fight a boss battle too.

    Graphics: 9/10 - The frame rate of the enemies in distance is downscaled a bit to save on performance, but the textures, models and environments look amazing for the 3DS.
    Gameplay: 8/10 - The gameplay is fun and long lasting, replayable and even better with a friend online or in local wireless. It may get stale after a while, but you can always remedy that by trying a different set of weapons and skills.

    So if you are hesitant whether or not to drop £10-15 on this game and like shooters, zombies, guns and time trails/wave after wave style fights, go for it.
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  6. Dec 8, 2014
    6
    The Mercenaries 3D is a simple action game based on the mercenaries mode from RE4 and RE5. Graphics are some of the best on the system and theThe Mercenaries 3D is a simple action game based on the mercenaries mode from RE4 and RE5. Graphics are some of the best on the system and the handling is similar to RE4 on Gamecube. There isn't a lot of depth and it desperately needs more characters and stages but it's still a lot of fun to play and has great replay value. Expand
  7. Jun 29, 2011
    0
    Capcom has sunk to the lowest level possible by only offering one save file that can not be overwritten. You will not be able to start theCapcom has sunk to the lowest level possible by only offering one save file that can not be overwritten. You will not be able to start the campaign over and of course you will never be able to sell the game or trade it in for credit. Publishers are so jealous of the used game market they attempt to convince people it is bad for gaming. In reality it only benefits gaming and without it the industry would suffer. Publishers are blinded by jealously and fail to see this. Thousands of gamers rely on in-store credit and used games so they can by New games. This is how the entertainment economy is able to grow.

    As a life-long gamer I will never support such behavior. This is worse then Capcom withholding content from games only to charge later for it as DLC. This is a all new low. Capcom is on my Boycott list and any game they are affiliated with that interest me I will be renting it.
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