Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. 100
    This is, for all intents and purposes the same game that was released for the DC over a year ago. It was great then, it's still great now.
  2. The gore is gorier, the booms are boomier, and the guns are gunnier—RE:CVX takes an already near-flawless game and makes it even better.
  3. Games Radar
    Adds nothing to the well-worn formula but wraps everything up in a glossy package which makes the previous outings look like primary school projects. This is classic Resi at it's finest.
  4. Clearly the best game yet produced for the survival-horror subgenre of adventure gaming, in spite of its flaws.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    A necessary part of any adventure gamer’s balanced breakfast…Masterful storytelling and superb graphics. [Sept 2001, p.144]
  6. Fantastic , it will keep you playing for hours on end, and if you manage to complete the game you’ll get a great feeling of happiness.
  7. If you're a Resident Evil Veteran, this is the smartest and most polished of the series.
  8. Zombie shooting at it’s best – and lets not forget the "Devil May Cry" demo. If you’re thinking about buying RE:CVX, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll be grateful for the dead.
  9. A must-have installment in the RE series - perhaps now more than ever. The game’s important story is now critical to the evolving RE plot thanks to "Resident Evil 4."
  10. They have refined to near perfection what they started nearly five years ago, so take advantage.
  11. Little more than a slightly enhanced port of an already excellent game.
  12. A zombie in pretty good shape; let's just say she hasn't lost too much of her flesh yet.
  13. Players who haven’t experienced Code: Veronica need to. It’s to die for.
  14. And after spending a week playing "Resident Evil Code: Veronica X" in a darkened room, there's no doubt that the PS2 version is as creepy as video games come.
  15. 80
    It is another fantastic foray into survival horror by Capcom, who have successfully taken the genre started by "Alone in the Dark" and turned it into four of the most thrilling and fun-filled gaming experiences around.
  16. solid game that will get it's deserved audience and hopefully become the blockbuster the Dreamcast kept it from being. Hunt on zombie killer!
  17. 80
    Far from the best entry in the "Resident Evil" series but is an entertaining fright-night nonetheless.
  18. 80
    It's the longest Resi game yet, with loads of zombie killing action.
    A number of excellent set-pieces, good puzzles and some surprise changes in pace do keep the attention until the bitter, dramatic end but generally this is B-list stuff when compared to proper PS2 horror adventures.
  20. 70
    The undead hordes are as great as they've always been to kill.
  21. 65
    After having played so many Resident Evil games, I want more from it. I want better controls, less ludicrous key-searching missions, and more forgiving camera angles, for starters.

Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#22 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 310 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 310
  1. May 19, 2013
    I beat this recently with a friend after going through RE 1-3 and I have to say this is the worst Resident Evil game I've played. RE1 had it'sI beat this recently with a friend after going through RE 1-3 and I have to say this is the worst Resident Evil game I've played. RE1 had it's issues but because it was such an innovator and tried many new things (many ideas worked, few didn't) it was excellent; RE2 doubled the gameplay by adding multiple paths, new weapons systems, more characters, and better plot/writing/acting; RE3 added the Nemesis, dodging, ammo crafting, and the best overall graphics and controls of the pre-RE4 series. Code Veronica does nothing new and actually does almost everything worse compared to it's predecessors. The pre-rendered cutscenes are all RE3-quality or better, with a few of them being very impressive with their technical prowess. However everything else about the graphics are worse... the beautiful pre-rendered backgrounds are gone and many of the environments have stretched out bland beige and grey textures. Character models textures are average for consoles at the time but particle effects (especially exploding heads) are disappointing. Somehow the sound effects have gotten worse, with many of the weapons lacking punch and enemies sounding weak or obnoxious. Controls are frustratingly worse than RE3, with a lack of dodging and poor auto-aim tracking making fighting airborne targets a nightmare. There's no real reason to replay the game and the bonus game mode you unlock gives you no unlocks for the regular game upon completion. On top of all this you have to deal with the unintuitive game design with every map feeling like a maze, bosses that stun lock or 1-hit KO you, a ton of recycled areas, and the final act's chain of bosses that will leave you stunned at the ridiculousness of it all. Code Veronica is playable, but this is an 80's B-movie caricature of a Resident Evil game that feels like it was crapped out by Capcom's B-team of interns and temps. Full Review »
  2. Mar 14, 2012
    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 harvesterVery 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! Full Review »
  3. May 27, 2012
    My second favorite Resident evil game. This game blew my mind.