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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] Expand
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  • Developer: Slant Six
  • Genre(s): Shooter, Sci-Fi, Action, Action Adventure, Horror, Horror, Shooter, Third-Person, Arcade
  • # of players: Up to 8
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  • Rating: M
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E3 2011: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City - Official Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 36
  2. Negative: 17 out of 36
  1. Mar 21, 2012
    80
    Raccoon City isn't the sort of game that will win awards – it's too rough around the edges in certain respects – and it's important to bear in mind that it's best experienced multiplayer rather than solo. But it's great fun and adds a fresh spin to a key time and place in the Resident Evil universe. It will bring a smile, in particular, to those who remember Resident Evils 2 and 3 with fondness.
  2. For the large part, whether offline or on, Operation RC manages to successfully inject old skool Resi charm into an enjoyably frenetic shooter. If the idea of battling rooms full of stretchy-tongued monstrosities with athletic controls in iconic surroundings has your Umbrella sense tingling, this is well worth a look.
  3. Mar 23, 2012
    65
    This game is a decent TPS if played online. It lacks quality though, and the terrible AI makes the singleplayer campaign a real torture. Play it with friends, it's really the only way to enjoy it.
  4. Mar 20, 2012
    50
    Unless you're going to play with others, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City isn't worth your time. Single player is infected with poor artificial intelligence, lack of useful feedback and abusive enemies. Rope in a couple of friends - or open your game up for anybody to join - and ORC improves, still beholden to many of its problems but better for the replacement of its inadequate AI with human players to help deal with its viruses.
  5. Mar 20, 2012
    45
    A frighteningly flawed action-heavy spin-off that withers in the shadow of its superior alternatives.
  6. 40
    The chance to see the city from a new perspective is ruined by terrible AI, a wonky cover-system, a distinct lack of memorable moments, and a very short story.
  7. Mar 21, 2012
    30
    Occasional flashes of mediocrity are as good as this lacklustre shooter gets, in a tedious jamboree of technical ineptitude and bland co-op action.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 96
  2. Negative: 39 out of 96
  1. Mar 20, 2012
    10
    I was very worried about picking up this game, spending 60 dollars on a title that has been hammered hard by IGN, given mediocre review byI was very worried about picking up this game, spending 60 dollars on a title that has been hammered hard by IGN, given mediocre review by Game Informer, a good review from The Inquirer and given a glowing review from NG4/IRB Gamer. So much inconsistency. I think it has more to do with personal preference and less with poor game design. This game, in my opinion, is one of the best incarnations of the RE franchise since RE 4. The controlls are tight and fluid, the graphics are top notch, the sound is creepy. Everything reminds me of the joys I had playing RE 2 for the first time. Scary and exciting. Do yourself a favor and give this game a try on your own accord...you won't regret it. Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2012
    10
    I signed up here just to write a review for this game; it is not bad at all as long as you know what you are getting into - this is not RE6,I signed up here just to write a review for this game; it is not bad at all as long as you know what you are getting into - this is not RE6, this is a Socom/Killzone/RE hybid. Know what you are getting into, and you will enjoy it. No, it is not perfect; sometimes the graphics are uninspired, sometimes the level design is boring, but sometmes they are very atmospheric and uniquely creepy. My major beef with this game is that even though it takes place nearly 15 years ago, Capcom did nothing with the retro possibilities; it is more futuristic than retro. However, they added some really cool features to the squad combat genre; you can take zombies as bullet shields, you can make enemies bleed and be swarmed by zombies,you can become infected and turn on your squad, and the everpresent fact that you have to not only combat opposig squads, but the hoardes of undead serve as wildcards. The game would be a solid 8 if it had more levels, better graphics, and more inspired atmospheric level design, but if you like squad combat, KZ3-esque power upgrades, or just love the RE envionment and want a fresh take on it, it is worth buying used. Don't. Waste Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2012
    8
    The reviews for this are terrible, but I'm not convinced they're deserved. This game has it's failings, but the experience for me has beenThe reviews for this are terrible, but I'm not convinced they're deserved. This game has it's failings, but the experience for me has been pretty fun thus far. Yes, the AI is terrible and the single player mode is awful. However, the multiplayer is incredibly fun once you get acquainted with the various modes and play styles. People on the fence should give it a try for themselves before passing judgement. Expand
  4. Mar 11, 2013
    6
    This game is really fun, and it allows you to explore the untold story of Resident Evil in a totally different way. That being said, itThis game is really fun, and it allows you to explore the untold story of Resident Evil in a totally different way. That being said, it would've been so much better if there weren't so many glitches and it offered local co-op. Expand
  5. Dec 5, 2019
    4
    Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, along with the infamous RE Survivor 2 and Umbrella Corps, represents everything a game of this sagaResident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, along with the infamous RE Survivor 2 and Umbrella Corps, represents everything a game of this saga should not make.
    An impressively generic and bad video game.

    *STORY*: Members of Umbrella's security forces have a mission to eliminate all evidence of the disaster caused by the T virus and kill the survivors of the Raccoon City incident.

    Uninteresting, generic characters and history that for obvious reasons is not "canon" (and thank goodness it is not, often ogre).

    *GAMEPLAY*: Operation Raccoon City has a correct base, but very little polished and quite inferior to its direct rivals in this type of playable mechanics.

    *GRAPHICS*: This Resident Evil delivery is graphically justified, but what kills her is her generic artistic direction.

    *SOUND*: The only section where this game meets. It doesn't stand out at all, but it doesn't do anything wrong.

    *INNOVATION*: Operation Raccoon City tries to get into another type of video game for the saga, but it is a disaster with capital letters that offers nothing new or interesting.
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  6. Apr 11, 2012
    2
    Dont get me started on this game why was slant 6 took this project on they killed resident evil game they try to utlize the resident evil 4Dont get me started on this game why was slant 6 took this project on they killed resident evil game they try to utlize the resident evil 4 & 5 type of game play with socom and screwed this game. Trust me this game wont be any good if they took all best game screw over them. Expand
  7. Nov 15, 2012
    0
    This might be the worst PS3 game I have ever played. This game makes Resident evil 6 look good. The number of flaws in this game isThis might be the worst PS3 game I have ever played. This game makes Resident evil 6 look good. The number of flaws in this game is uncountable, so I am going to list the ones that really pissed me off the most.

    1. This game is obviously one big scam. The campaign lasts about 3 hours total, the DLC campaign which costs $20, lasts 4 hours. So most of the campaign is DLC, and you get less gameplay per dollar when you buy the game at $60. Not only that some of the DLC includes adding a grenade launcher to the verses mode, making verses mode unfair for those who don't want to pay another $10 or so for guns that should be in the game to begin with. 2. The AI is probably the worst I have ever seen in my entire life. Constantly throwing grenades off the wall and hitting you, running into trip mines, getting in your way by always knifing every enemy. Eventually I found it beneficial to just kill them and not revive them because they are such a pain in the ass. 3. Verses mode is the most unbalanced multiplayer I have ever seen. Basically to win you play as Assault class. Assault class gets super soldier = Good Game, whereas scientist gets program infected = useless as **** I found many moments where the game lags to no end, teleporting to the other side of the map somehow and getting killed by a zombie, DC out of a game. 4. The weapons are absolutely horrible. A head shot with a sniper rifle isn't an instant kill, since the beginning of time a shot to the head means you are dead, especially with a sniper (BOOM HEADSHOT). The shotgun does not cause any knock back. If I shot someone with a shotgun, I would expect them to fall on their ass like in re4 and re5, not take it like a boss and jump into it and hit me, like the hunters do. 5. Other than the zombies, you can't seem to tell if you are actually doing damage to enemies. There are fewer boss fights in the main campaign than DLC campaign... 6. A large majority of the enemies are PEOPLE WITH GUNS. The first god damn campaign has only william birkin and 2 dogs as infected enemies, the rest is spec ops who for some reason want you dead. 7. No one gives a **** about any of the characters you play as.

    If you play the game the rest will just present itself. This gets a 0/10 for having no redeeming qualities.
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