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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 incidents though 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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  1. Positive: 65 out of 83
  2. Negative: 0 out of 83
  1. Apr 4, 2020
    100
    Resident Evil 3 proves that Resident Evil 2 wasn’t just a one-off success of a remake and shows that Capcom has a winning formula on its hands.
  2. Mar 31, 2020
    90
    Capcom has once again delivered an incredible remake of a twenty year old classic. From it's incredible visuals to the excellent action-horror gameplay, the Resident Evil 3 remake succeeds in almost every aspect. Thanks to some masterful touches and a wealth of gameplay refinements, Capcom has made a game that feels right at home in the 2020 triple-A space and fans of the series will love every moment.
  3. Mar 30, 2020
    85
    Resident Evil 3 fails to reach the heights of Resident Evil 2 remake, has a shorter and easier campaign and cuts off some iconic locations like The Clock Tower and Raccoon Park.
  4. 80
    I recognise that Resident Evil and what I want Resident Evil to be are on different trajectories. I still want the series to engage with the horror of being almost out of bullets and surrounded by a hostile world of very dangerous enemies. I also want more of the dry humour of the B-grade that used to define the series, that both indulges the horror while recognising how silly it is. Resident Evil 3 doesn't give me that, and Resident Evil as a series isn't largely interested in indulging it any longer. Which is fine. I can still kick back and enjoy the empty action and cinematic profile of the new take on the series. What's more, I do realise that I'm in the minority in what I want Resident Evil to be and Capcom has delivered more of what the series' larger base of fans want with this remake. Which is fine. Resident Evil 3 is a very, very fine example of what it wants to be, and anyone who loved the Resident Evil 2 remake should be won over all over again with this one.
  5. Mar 30, 2020
    80
    Resident Evil 3 is a play for our imagination as much as our memory. It understands that the fear we felt long ago didn’t fade; it took root in our brains and mutated into myth. And this is what it might look like.
  6. Mar 30, 2020
    75
    In the end, Resident Evil 3 suffers from not being as good as its predecessor. It's well-made with likable charismatic protagonists and is quite the roller coaster ride but when compared to the tense full-on survival horror game that preceded it, Resident Evil 3 feels like a step back. Still, if you're a fan and are dying for more, this is a solid game that will undoubtedly scratch that itch.
  7. Mar 30, 2020
    60
    It’s still worth playing, but Resident Evil 3 Remake is a step backwards for Capcom, coming off the back of one of the best games of last year. It’s gorgeous to look at, the jump scares will get you, and it’s like stepping into a comfy pair of slippers. But even though your feet are cosy, it never feels like home.

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  1. Apr 3, 2020
    10
    **** the toxics fans ! The original game have the same period of time. It no have Tower Clock but they have another new things, Raccon park**** the toxics fans ! The original game have the same period of time. It no have Tower Clock but they have another new things, Raccon park have mixes parts like the Subway, building zones, sewers and more. The Game don't deserve this. Expand
  2. Aug 3, 2021
    10
    To me Resident Evil 3 was just a step up from RE2 it was a lot more fun/action packed. Definitely a little scarier, especially when that bigTo me Resident Evil 3 was just a step up from RE2 it was a lot more fun/action packed. Definitely a little scarier, especially when that big ass nemesis comes charging at you. Highly recommend this game if you played RE2. Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2020
    9
    Okay so, admittedly, I was never much of a Resident Evil fan before the Resident Evil 2 : Remake. That was my first RE ever, and it easilyOkay so, admittedly, I was never much of a Resident Evil fan before the Resident Evil 2 : Remake. That was my first RE ever, and it easily became on of my favorite games I've ever played. From the puzzle solving, to the resource management system to the third person over the shoulder camera angle (admittedly wasn't a fan of the fixed camera + tank controls), it is a perfect game to me. I was naturally PUMPED for this RE3 Remake, and I'm not disappointed, outside of a few minor things. I really can not talk about cut content and how true it is to the original, never having played it, this game on it's own is great, in my personal opinion. My minor complaints and why it isn't a 9.5-10 has to do with the length and replay-ability. I like RE2 more because of its slower pace, puzzle solving and backtracking but the RE3 Remake is a blast to play and I'd give it a strong 8.5 to 9 out of 10. I understand peoples criticisms completely, though. Expand
  4. Jan 1, 2021
    7
    Resident evil 3 starts off brightly with it's opening area highlighting all the strengths of peak Re2 but quickly falls off after that. TheResident evil 3 starts off brightly with it's opening area highlighting all the strengths of peak Re2 but quickly falls off after that. The new dodge move is a fun additional mechanic but it does take the game away from survival horror towards an action game which some may not enjoy. The latter areas in RE3 are either really small or linear hallways with a few branching hallways. While RE2 was built around one main area RE3 takes you all over Racoon city and the quality of the game suffers for it as no area is truly big enough to capture the magic of RE2 minus the first area. Nemesis the Mr X stand in makes the box art but it clearly shows a misunderstanding on what made Mr X so great. Mr X was used only a handful of times so every time he showed up he was imposing and each foot step could make you shudder. Nemesis on the other hand feels like he's in half the game and while early encounters are tense by the end you will be sick of his ugly mug. What aids that is some encounters are far to easy dissipating the tension that Mr X created so well. Jill is an enjoyable protagonist and the supporting cast all fulfill their roles diligently but there are no stand outs. The length has come under fire as while it is about as long as an RE2 campaign there are 4 in Re2 compared to the one here. There are no bonus missions present here either. Overall RE3 is a game worth playing but is disappointing due to how great it starts and how averagely it ends. Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2020
    5
    Great graphics, characters, music and story. Tight moment to moment gameplay. However, less content than RE2 remake. Ruined the satisfactionGreat graphics, characters, music and story. Tight moment to moment gameplay. However, less content than RE2 remake. Ruined the satisfaction of getting high ranks on high difficulties by allowing upgrades. Nightmare and Inferno are empty padding, meaningless. No replayability. No mercenaries. Hardly any costumes - the PS1 original had 7. Iconic clocktower sequence cut. Should've been more of the city. As DLC for RE2 for £20, this would be amazing. As is? Takes the mick. Expand
  6. May 2, 2020
    4
    Game is way to short for $60. I feel scammed to be honest. I expected something like RE2 Remake, but got half the game for the same amount ofGame is way to short for $60. I feel scammed to be honest. I expected something like RE2 Remake, but got half the game for the same amount of money. And honestly, it's not even that different from RE2 Remake...so $60 for what? Expand
  7. Jun 21, 2020
    0
    um dos piores jogos que joguei curto e pequeno o resident evil 3 esta quebrado o primeiro e mil vezesmelhor ja perdi a empolgação pro 4 e o 8

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