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  • Summary: Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is a brand new game in the Resident Evil franchise, with familiar locales from the entire series, created specifically for the unique characteristics of the Wii hardware. This action/shooter hybrid reveals the back story behind the fall of the UmbrellaResident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is a brand new game in the Resident Evil franchise, with familiar locales from the entire series, created specifically for the unique characteristics of the Wii hardware. This action/shooter hybrid reveals the back story behind the fall of the Umbrella Corporation by exploring locations from Resident Evil 0, 1, 2 and 3 as well as new never-before-seen locations, such as Umbrella's stronghold. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles combines first-person, light-gun style combat with interactive pathways, multiple weapons and new enemies to create an entirely new Resident Evil experience that could only be delivered on the Wii. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 47
  2. Negative: 1 out of 47
  1. A real treat, and I can’t recommend it more. Unless you have an aversion to rail shooters, you’d be silly not to at least give this game a rental. It also makes for a wonderful summary of the major points in the complex RE storyline, so players new to the franchise can warm up to the current situation.
  2. 85
    The Umbrella Chronicles does a lot of things right. It combines the atmospheric charm of the ResEvil series with awesome light-gun gameplay, then throws in a wealth of bonus material to unlock and discover. It's the perfect way to prepare yourself for the upcoming "Resident Evil 5."
  3. 82
    I daresay that this is the perfect girlfriend game; in fact, most situations have you paired as a girl/guy duo which really sets the mood. Shooting zombies is great, but shooting them with friends is even better.
  4. Like this review, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles is very short. Like VERY short. I finished the whole thing, beginning to end, in an afternoon and there is little replay value, aside from just playing the levels you enjoy over and over.
  5. Umbrella Chronicles delivers, but it doesn't go beyond simple competence.
  6. 70
    The Umbrella Chronicles should satisfy anyone looking for a solid light gun game, though some fans might be a little disappointed with its brevity.
  7. netjak
    39
    Honestly, there are good ways to do a rail shooter on the Wii; this is a poor start, but at least it, like Umbrella itself, will serve as a shining example of what not to do.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. JoshP
    Mar 2, 2009
    10
    First of all I have to say that I am biased as I am a very big RE fan. I knew it was a rail-shooter so I wasn't expecting a lot of First of all I have to say that I am biased as I am a very big RE fan. I knew it was a rail-shooter so I wasn't expecting a lot of depth. But in all fairness for a rail shooter it does a good job at adding plenty of unlockables and upgradable weapons and very addicting co-op. This is not a major title. To me this is like the equivalent to mario kart or mario party. Its not really a game in the main series. It is however something that is entertaining alone and very enjoyable with another person. If you like on-rail shooters I am sure you will enjoy this. If you hate on-rail shooters..... obviously this is going to be a game where you wished you were one of the zombies with a bullet in its head. Expand
  2. TylerL.
    Dec 20, 2007
    9
    Not as good as a main game, but as a walkthrough to history? Oh yes! This is a great on rails shooter game that combines house of the dead Not as good as a main game, but as a walkthrough to history? Oh yes! This is a great on rails shooter game that combines house of the dead gameplay and Resident Evi story. I would say this, if you are a massive fan of Resident Evil, buy this game. It is a superb game. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2014
    9
    If you are into the Resident Evil series and want to have a quick cap of it, this is the game for you! If you are a new Resident Evil gamerIf you are into the Resident Evil series and want to have a quick cap of it, this is the game for you! If you are a new Resident Evil gamer that started later in the series, this is the game you need to get you up to speed with the story. If you like Arcade style-Point and Shoot kinda games, this is the game for you. Great co-op gameplay where anyone can pick up and join the fight! Some fights do get annoying tho.

    -Game_Row

    Check out gameplay on my YouTube channel.
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  4. SimonG.
    Nov 20, 2007
    8
    I was looking for only one thing for this game to do perfectly; shooting zombies is fun. The verdict is that it is really fun! Umbrella I was looking for only one thing for this game to do perfectly; shooting zombies is fun. The verdict is that it is really fun! Umbrella Chronicles is a great arcade game you can play in your living room. It has enough dept to make it worth purchasing. Most arcade game ports (I know this isn Expand
  5. ToddS
    Nov 4, 2008
    8
    If you never liked arcade on-rail shooters, this won't change your mind, but if you are a Resident Evil fan, this is certainly worth If you never liked arcade on-rail shooters, this won't change your mind, but if you are a Resident Evil fan, this is certainly worth every penny. The audiovisuals are comparatively better than those of other Wii games. There are many levels on different difficulty settings, and it's over 20 hours long. Though the best thing about this game is the multiplayer, which warrants a purchase alone. Expand
  6. Aug 29, 2018
    6
    The summaries of RE 0 and REmake are fine (although some characters are forgotten along the way), but that of RE 3: Nemesis is deficient andThe summaries of RE 0 and REmake are fine (although some characters are forgotten along the way), but that of RE 3: Nemesis is deficient and extremely short.
    The campaigns of Ada Wong, Albert Wesker and HUNK solve doubts that were generated by providing the necessary answers and fixing possible plot holes.
    The continuation of Code Veronica is interesting, since after all it is the end of Umbrella Corp.

    The gameplay is the classic action game "on rails", very simple but functional. A bit demanding even for veteran players.
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  7. SamM.
    Nov 18, 2007
    3
    Wow I thought I bought Resident Evil, Not House of the Dead. It looks like Capcom took the same game engine and change the characters? Wow I thought I bought Resident Evil, Not House of the Dead. It looks like Capcom took the same game engine and change the characters? Regarding RE4 on the Wii, yes at first the Wii controls are a bit hard to get use to but that is why you play the game. Bottom line they took a great game (RE4) and turned it into a crappy shooter. You can Expand

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#13 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
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