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  • Summary: Fight your way to freedom from the brink of despair. A series of strange disappearances have been occurring in the American Midwest within a place called Racoon City. A specialist squad of the police force known as S.T.A.R.S. has been investigating the case, and have determined that theFight your way to freedom from the brink of despair. A series of strange disappearances have been occurring in the American Midwest within a place called Racoon City. A specialist squad of the police force known as S.T.A.R.S. has been investigating the case, and have determined that the pharmaceutical company Umbrella and their biological weapon, the T-Virus, are behind the incidentsthough they've lost several members in the process. Jill Valentine and the other surviving S.T.A.R.S. members try to make this truth known, but find that the police department itself is under Umbrella's sway and their reports are rejected out of hand.

    However, soon reports of a grisly "cannibal virus" begin to surface, and vicious dogs begin roaming the streets. With the viral plague spreading through the town and to her very doorstep, Jill is determined to survive.
    However, unbeknownst to Jill, an extremely powerful pursuer has already been dispatched to eliminate her.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. May 1, 2020
    90
    Resident Evil 3 is a stellar remake of a survival-horror classic that honors the past, while updating the game with contemporary graphics and controls.
  2. Apr 8, 2020
    86
    Resident Evil 3 retells the story of Jill's desperate escape from the doomed Raccoon City, using an intriguing plot and more fleshed out characters than the original. It falls short of the sheer amount of content its predecessors had, but it excels in moment to moment gameplay which it delivers in spades.
  3. Mar 30, 2020
    80
    In the end, Resident Evil 3 is own nemesis, a remake that's enjoyable but seems a little shallow when compared to the innovations the RE3 that came before it brought to the table.
  4. Jun 10, 2020
    80
    While last year’s Resident Evil 2 took the story and settings of the original game and expanded them into a finely tuned masterpiece, Resident Evil 3 feels like it took a much different approach. The story, and the path it takes from beginning to end, has seen some substantial changes compared to the original to the point where it’s sometimes difficult to see any semblance of its source material under this new coat of polygons and paint. That having been said, I did enjoy my time with Resident Evil 3 and I think that fans of the series, or fans of its predecessor, will enjoy it. However, one group I feel like it might struggle to impress are the fans of the original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis which is quite unfortunate after how well last year’s Resident Evil 2 was received.
  5. Apr 3, 2020
    75
    Fundamentally, Resident Evil 3 is two great chase scenes, four awesome boss fights, and a bunch of mediocre filler to make up the rest of the running time. It’s a magnificent, breathtaking ride the first time through, but once that initial ride is over, it becomes a competent zombie shooter and little else.
  6. Apr 16, 2020
    75
    If you’re looking for the authentic Resident Evil experience, this is definitely not it. But if you have a Resident Evil itch that you just need to scratch, this could provide lots of hours of entertainment for you, even without the Resident Evil Resistance standalone experience. But at the end of the day, I’d rather just play the excellent Resident Evil 2 Remake, or even the original Resident Evil 3 on my old PS2 instead.
  7. Mar 30, 2020
    58
    Resident Evil 3 is essentially a chain of action set-pieces, threaded together with a paper-thin story and a few too many cutscenes. This is the direction the series started to take post-Resident Evil 4, when it seriously lost its way and we ended up with the abysmal Resident Evil 6, and I'd hate to see that happen again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Apr 3, 2020
    10
    **** the haters, is a short game like the original but is very great experience. Love it
  2. Nov 2, 2020
    10
    Better than RE2 Remake!
    RE2 was just a piece of trash with a lot of **** to do!
  3. May 26, 2021
    8
    I will start with the negatives for me there are only a few. The game did feel rather short, I figure this was due to a cut of (a lot of)I will start with the negatives for me there are only a few. The game did feel rather short, I figure this was due to a cut of (a lot of) content from the original game, I have never played the original game so I am not entirely sure how this stands up to the original, I don't remember there being too many puzzle (if any) and nemesis doesn't just randomly show up like MR.X did in the RE2 Remake.

    I feel like, there could've been a lot of potential scares here however it just didn't work our that way.

    NOW THE POSITIVES.
    This game is beautiful, I hope they milk the new Resident Evil look as much as they can and remake all of the previous games because this is, REALLY NICE to look at. Especially if you are pushing it 4K and maxed out Graphics. The story was short and easy to follow, (worth 80 dollars on release, meh more like 40) but still quite enjoyable to play. I like the mood of the game, It really brings me into the environment.

    Please don't play this as a RE3 Remake - Play this as a RE3 Retold, or RE-Experienced, I think the enjoyment factor will go up. anyway that's my 10 cents
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  4. Apr 6, 2020
    5
    i'm totally disappointed, the game is too short, and the core os RE is missing, looks like a RE 6 in 2020
  5. Feb 7, 2021
    4
    Its ana absolute disrespect for a 2020 triple-A game costing (in brazil) 250 reais, to be 5 hours long. I know it's a remake, but why the hellIts ana absolute disrespect for a 2020 triple-A game costing (in brazil) 250 reais, to be 5 hours long. I know it's a remake, but why the hell remade something if not to improve here and there? the goal for capcom was JUST to make it look better with current graphics and stuff?
    I finished the game feeling pissed but i thought, okay, maybe because i didnt finished the ps1 version? or maybe it's just not my style? But I loved the 2 remake, and now I see loads of the original game fans also pissed off.
    So that's it. it really is a half-ass game, with good looks and nothing else. No puzzles, no heat, no emotion, no heart.
    i'm giving it 1 point for each hour that i had to play in order to finish this BS
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  6. Apr 3, 2020
    1
    Capcom is son of a beach
    Story sucks
    same gameplay as before slow af zombies are the same graphics are the same you are just buying
    Capcom is son of a beach
    Story sucks
    same gameplay as before
    slow af
    zombies are the same
    graphics are the same
    you are just buying Resident Evil 2 DLC not a full game!
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  7. Oct 16, 2020
    0
    In World of Tanks, the KV-2 cannon aims faster than a **** pistol. The idiot who came up with this needs to tear off the eggs so that they doIn World of Tanks, the KV-2 cannon aims faster than a **** pistol. The idiot who came up with this needs to tear off the eggs so that they do not breed! Expand

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