Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mar 30, 2020
    84
    Resident Evil Resistance is a surprisingly terrific topper to its base game package. It is one of the only multiplayer games where teamwork is genuinely essential. Not only that, but playing as the Mastermind is a truly unique and empowering experience. Accessible, layered, and blood-pumping, this is a marvelous multiplayer foundation that will only get better.
  2. Apr 14, 2020
    80
    The engaging, entertaining aspects of Resident Evil: Resistance is what will keep players invested past the ridiculous and unnecessary lootbox system and now-ubiquitous XP Boosters which players can buy for real money. Despite the game's issues with connecting players properly and a somewhat mismatched balance system, Resident Evil: Resistance is the most fun Capcom has ever let anyone have as a member of the Umbrella Corporation, and series fans who spent a lot of time in last year's Resident Evil 2 running from Mr. X will likely find a lot of satisfaction in stomping around after players in the tyrant's over-sized trench coat... if they can find a match, that is.
  3. Mar 30, 2020
    80
    As a freebie included with Resident Evil 3, you can't really fault Resistance, but it helps that its asymmetrical multiplayer is also a lot of fun. It’s a unique take on the Resi universe and I hope it finds some longevity.
  4. Mar 30, 2020
    74
    Considering the cuts to the Resident Evil 3 campaign, Resident Evil: Resistance is certainly content that manages to balance the overall value of the product rather well.
  5. Dec 9, 2020
    70
    Overall, the game is fun and a worthy addition to the Resident Evil franchise. All it needs is a couple of tweaks and a dedicated fan base, and it could become one of the more popular Resident Evil games purely because of its endless replayability and fun factor.
  6. Apr 10, 2020
    70
    As of now, it's a fun addition to the Resident Evil 3 package but isn't available separately. It's got a good foundation to work with and feels unique enough to stand out if it gets the support it needs.
  7. Apr 19, 2020
    60
    With a refined matchmaking system (and rewards to go with it), as well as a balanced set of character classes and improved monster control, it could be a sleeper hit for many. For now, though, it feels like a missed opportunity. The fact it's bundled with a fantastic 5-star game in the form of Resident Evil 3 Remake, certainly helps. But as a standalone product, it's a fun but ultimately flawed experience; albeit one we hope improves in time.
  8. Apr 15, 2020
    60
    Resident Evil Resistance is wildly inconsistent. There are great ideas buried underneath abysmal balancing, annoying technical issues, and matchmaking woes. Playing as series icons like William Birkin and Mr. X is an appreciated novelty, but the routine objectives make playing as the survivors tiresome. With enough love and care, hopefully Resistance’s better ideas can rise to the surface, but right now there’s still a lot of work to be done.
  9. Apr 8, 2020
    60
    I have the patience to play the game and hope for that potential to be realized, but the unbalanced kickoff and silly decisions like attaching hosting duty to masterminds is not something I expect many people to weather for long. Resident Evil Resistance could be so much more with what it has on the surface, but what’s under the hood needs some thoughtful tweaking if Resistance is indeed a cause worth fighting for.
  10. Apr 2, 2020
    60
    The Mastermind gets to have most of the fun in Resident Evil: Resistance, but surviving is less than a blast.
  11. Apr 13, 2020
    55
    There’s a long way to go for Resident Evil Resistance before it can compete with its single-player counterpart. Aside from the incredibly poor combat mechanics, framerate, map design, and loss in fluidity with movement, the game never manages just to be Resident Evil. It tries to do so much to mimic what other similar games are doing, that it’s tripped itself up on the very foundation it was supposed to stand firmly atop of. Mastermind mode is never quite as fun as it could be, but shows potential, and Survivor mode is a complete mess that should be taken back to the drawing board. Luckily this is included with the purchase of Resident Evil 3, so at least you’ll always have that to wash out the taste Resistance leaves in your mouth.
  12. Apr 7, 2020
    50
    As it stands right now, however, it simply isn’t fun to play most of the time. Stick to Left 4 Dead in the meantime; Resident Evil Resistance is better left buried until its developers have reanimated it with some much-needed updates.
  13. Apr 6, 2020
    50
    In the end, Resident Evil: Resistance is a passable yet unremarkable multiplayer game. Playing as a mastermind offers more amusement but being a survivor is too dependent on communication which can be a problem. Even if you're playing under ideal conditions, it sadly loses its appeal very quickly. Specifically, it's not a bad game but it's certainly hard to recommend for long-term play.
  14. Apr 3, 2020
    50
    The Resident Evil multiplayer curse continues. Resident Evil Resistance presents some promising ideas, and messing with people as the Mastermind has its moments, but unsatisfying action, clunky level design, a lack of content, and manipulative microtransactions snuff out the game’s potential. Sadly, trying to wring more than a few minutes of fun from Resident Evil Resistance is futile.
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  1. Mar 31, 2020
    Resident Evil: Resistance is an honest appendix of Resident Evil 3, able to give a few hours of fun to all fans of the series curious to try its asymmetric multiplayer.
  2. May 15, 2020
    Resident Evil: Resistance is the multiplayer game attached to Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, and unfortunately it's just that - a mere attachment. It's half-baked, and not very good at all. I also strangely like it, or at least I've been playing it a lot. I wonder what it's like to play as a Mastermind though. Matchmaking won't let me try.
User Score
3.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 179 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 179
  1. Apr 5, 2020
    0
    Network issues, waiting 15 minutes for joining other players, nobody playing this crap, and the game boring, i cant believe this, capcom cutNetwork issues, waiting 15 minutes for joining other players, nobody playing this crap, and the game boring, i cant believe this, capcom cut re3 for this garbage Full Review »
  2. Apr 4, 2020
    1
    Mediocre! They removed the Mercenaries to make this? Nobody was wanting it!
  3. Apr 3, 2020
    0
    Because of this poor game, Resident Evil 3 is the worst project ever. Capcom need's to stop to try this generic game types and think aboutBecause of this poor game, Resident Evil 3 is the worst project ever. Capcom need's to stop to try this generic game types and think about Outbreak Remaster. Full Review »