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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 85
  2. Negative: 7 out of 85
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  1. JamesD
    Jan 6, 2010
    7
    Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles is the first Wii game that I gave up the courage to rent. I haven't used my wii very much, what with only have 4-5 games with the wii being bought on christmas 08. Then with the release of Dead Space Extraction and this I wanted to give my wii a new lease on life. I haven't played Dead Space Extraction yet, so I hope to rent that soon. Anyways Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles is the first Wii game that I gave up the courage to rent. I haven't used my wii very much, what with only have 4-5 games with the wii being bought on christmas 08. Then with the release of Dead Space Extraction and this I wanted to give my wii a new lease on life. I haven't played Dead Space Extraction yet, so I hope to rent that soon. Anyways Resident Evil Umbrella chronicles is a great experience for someone who has dusted off their wii like I have. I am a resi fan as well, so I was really disappointed with some of the things I found like the boss battles being little more than lead eaters and the fact that they spring up a lot really annoyed me and my patience with having to figure out how to kill these boss's. Also this game makes the resi story canon uncertain, for example when we trawled through the second chapter, based on resi 2's story we come to the shop to find that the shopkeeper is savaged by zombies. In the PS1 game there is interaction between leon and this shopkeeper briefly before he gets slaughtered. The voice acting is fine although it can turn a little campy RE 1 style in some places but it sticks to the formula very well. I guess for other people it would be too similar but for me I really liked the experience on wii despite all those negatives. Expand
  2. SHAUN
    Dec 6, 2009
    7
    Finished this game on normal today. I enjoyed the parts where we re-visited old resident evil area's when it wasn't constantly stopping on dialogue. They should chop it down, you can't put hours of talking into a point and click zombie shooter. I found the bosses irate and tiresome. Shoot their limbs and vital points... Aside from those faithful to past strategy. The game Finished this game on normal today. I enjoyed the parts where we re-visited old resident evil area's when it wasn't constantly stopping on dialogue. They should chop it down, you can't put hours of talking into a point and click zombie shooter. I found the bosses irate and tiresome. Shoot their limbs and vital points... Aside from those faithful to past strategy. The game has replay value. With achievements and secret levels and guns to unlock but is not worth the price retail ask for. Expand
  3. 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.
    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
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 55
  2. Negative: 1 out of 55
  1. 81
    Even with my complaints about the bouncy camera, I believe this follow-up is a significantly better experience than the original Umbrella Chronicles and one fun ride from start to finish.
  2. The Darkside Chronicles is a nice improvement over the previous game, adding length and depth to a solid on-rails shooting experience. Story and characters are really outdated though, and aiming through the Remote is a real pain at times.
  3. For fans of twitch-gaming this surely ranks up there with the best that this anachronistic sub-genre has to offer.