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  • Summary: Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles's story is based on "Resident Evil 2" and includes the popular characters, Leon S Kenney and Claire Redfield. Its on-rails style gameplay and active camera creates a more immersive Chronicles survival experience. As in the last installment, this is aResident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles's story is based on "Resident Evil 2" and includes the popular characters, Leon S Kenney and Claire Redfield. Its on-rails style gameplay and active camera creates a more immersive Chronicles survival experience. As in the last installment, this is a first-person game with extreme shooting gameplay and interactive pathways. Filling in many of the missing pieces of storyline that were not covered in the original Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles gives hardcore fans the chance to re-live some of the most classic moments of the Resident Evil franchise, while allowing new players to take advantage of the intense action-horror experience only possible on the Wii. Gamers can choose to take on their enemies with the help of an A.I.-controlled character or enlist the help of a friend to fight via two-player co-op. Adding new dimension and strategy to the arcade-style gameplay in the Chronicles experience, the new Evade system will utilize the Wii Remote for a more intense experience when fighting enemies. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 55
  2. Negative: 1 out of 55
  1. In essence, what the game may lack in exposition or narrative complexity it makes up for in nostalgic capital, a refined weapons system and a classic Resident Evil feel
  2. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles is an amazing "on-rails" shooting experience.
  3. Even though there’s no online play, only leaderboards, this game is a great way to spend a night or weekend with a friend.
  4. A great game for Resident Evil fans, as it provides the best bits from Resident Evil 2 and Code Veronica with a more direct and frantic approach.
  5. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles has some nice moments, especially when you are playing the game in co-op mode. We like the idea that you are going back to Racoon City, but the game is far from perfect. The camera is annoying and some bosses are just plain stupid.
  6. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles is a solid sequel to The Umbrella Chronicles, but it's not really much of an improvement
  7. "Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles" enters a crowded genre on the Wii, a genre that has been done much better then what is presented here. Nice visuals and a stunning soundtrack can't save the huge design flaws present throughout the title, flaws that only serve to impair the gameplay and frustrate the player.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jan 25, 2012
    10
    Im so glad its been announced to be ported to PS3. This is basicly a Resident Evil 2 and CV remake. PERFECT for people with a wii orIm so glad its been announced to be ported to PS3. This is basicly a Resident Evil 2 and CV remake. PERFECT for people with a wii or playstation move, and are die hard resident evil 2 fans. Expand
  2. AgustinR
    Dec 13, 2009
    9
    An excellent game, more intense, better look and many mistakes solveds compared with RE:UC
  3. Aug 16, 2017
    9
    The game's plot is slightly different than original game's plot, but it does keep the same story and characters and I really like that.The game's plot is slightly different than original game's plot, but it does keep the same story and characters and I really like that. Graphics for the WII console are great! Easy to control, shoot and aim. Amazing game. Expand
  4. Sep 3, 2010
    8
    A genuinely good on-rails shooter. Fantastic fun, with a certain suspenseful atmosphere that (though not as good as Resident Evil 4) is quiteA genuinely good on-rails shooter. Fantastic fun, with a certain suspenseful atmosphere that (though not as good as Resident Evil 4) is quite eerie, with certain moments in the game that are a real blast. If you want Resi on Wii, get Resi 4, but for Resident Evil fans it's nearly essential. WIth some great graphics too. Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2013
    8
    one the best game of nintendo wii
    an excelent spin off.
    im really impressive. it has a good gameplay and its has solid graphics for a Wii
    one the best game of nintendo wii
    an excelent spin off.
    im really impressive. it has a good gameplay
    and its has solid graphics for a Wii game
    its a good game
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  6. Nov 6, 2011
    8
    Darkside chronicles is a major step up from its predecessor, covering the events of resident evil 2, code veronica and the period beforeDarkside chronicles is a major step up from its predecessor, covering the events of resident evil 2, code veronica and the period before resident evil 4. The graphics are great and the music does its job in creating a spooky atmosphere. The handheld camera effect while making things more suspenseful does at times get a bit annoying with its constant moving. Also some boss battles can drag on such as the battle against Birkin. Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles is a well presented shooter and is at least worth a try for fans of the genre. Expand
  7. Oct 21, 2018
    6
    The Umbrella Chronicles summarizes in its levels Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica and offers a prequel to Resident Evil 4.The Umbrella Chronicles summarizes in its levels Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica and offers a prequel to Resident Evil 4.
    His story is worthy of a fair approval. Little addition of zero and some very changed stories.

    The gameplay is the classic action game "on rails", very simple but functional. A bit demanding even for veteran players.
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#19 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
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#9 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009