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84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. Apr 8, 2020
    100
    All in all, Resident Evil 3 goes on to prove that the traditional Resident Evil formula, only souped-up to meet today’s needs, works better than, excuse me for saying this out loud, the first-person flatness that was introduced in Resident Evil 7 or brainless shooting action of super-overvalued Resident Evil 4 that took the illustrious series entirely in the wrong direction, only to be redeemed by these excellent remakes.
  2. Mar 30, 2020
    94
    If Capcom continues to push these remakes out with the care and quality of Resident Evil 2 and 3, then I can’t wait to see what we get in the future. While the game still stubbornly hangs on to a few of the original’s mechanical shortcomings, the vast majority of the package is a breathtaking recreation of material we fell in love with two decades ago.
  3. Apr 3, 2020
    93
    Resident Evil 3 is another solid Capcom reinvention. There’s a wonderfully tense atmosphere punctuated with an action slant that means it’s never really as scary as it could be, but it still manages to get a good few moments in. Nemesis is initially terrifying, though his best moments come when it’s a one on one fight, the encounters in the world with him tend to be brief and easily overcome. Even at it’s worst though it’s still better than the majority of titles out so far this year and well worth a look.
  4. Mar 30, 2020
    92
    Resident Evil 3 takes us back to Resident Evil 3: Nemesis roots. Capcom leaves survival horror back and instead mixes both action and horror. But don't get it wrong, because it works. Jill and Carlos are flawless, enemies are insane and Nemesis is Resident Evil 3's star once again. Just play it.
  5. Apr 3, 2020
    90
    Overall, Resident Evil 3 is a wonderful continuation of Capcom’s latest remake efforts. Although its just-okay multiplayer mode falls short of the bar set by its magnificent single-player campaign, the latter does such a good job at balancing 2020 gameplay and a classic Resident Evil tone that I recommend it without reservations. Hopefully, we’ll see more classic games in Capcom’s library remade with such finesse and loving care – along with some new games, too.
  6. Mar 30, 2020
    90
    Resident Evil 3 Remake is a necessary game for the franchise. Its focus on action and the new graphics and mechanics suit it perfectly.
  7. Mar 30, 2020
    90
    Resident Evil 3 Remake does a great job of reclaiming the potential the original already had, one of the franchise's most underrated installments. Some extra modes or replayability variety would have been welcome.
  8. Mar 30, 2020
    90
    While a couple of things could've been tweaked to provide a longer experience, Capcom provides a fantastic survival horror remake that carefully balances the action with the terror. You will fear Nemesis.
  9. Mar 30, 2020
    90
    With this remake, Capcom has greatly improved one of my least-loved entries in the series. Resident Evil 3’s greater focus on action affords you fewer opportunities to stop and think, but Jill's adventure is an incredible thrill ride. From the first moment that Nemesis burst through the wall and reached out with one of his tendrils, I felt my heart begin to race. I don’t think it slowed down again until the credits rolled.
  10. 90
    Like a well-oiled machine, Resident Evil 3 delivers a chaotic burst of action in a short amount of time. Capcom has done an excellent job of bringing the classic into the modern era with tight gameplay, gorgeous visuals, and overhauled character designs.
  11. Mar 30, 2020
    90
    In terms of thrills and spills, Resident Evil 3 offers what is perhaps the best Resident Evil campaign ever. There's less busywork to bog you down, allowing you to move through the game at an enjoyably brisk pace. And while it is no doubt more action-focused, it's incredibly tense at times.
  12. 85
    Overall this game could be seen as a missed opportunity to flesh out what was — in 1999 — a quick but quirky followup to the more substantial RE3. But from the insane locations and intriguing characters to the stunning looks and satisfying action, this is a stellar game in its own right, and that can't be ignored.
  13. Mar 30, 2020
    85
    Short it may be, but Resident Evil 3 is also delightfully sweet. Or as sweet as a survival horror game possibly can be, anyway. Pared back, streamlined and completely brilliant, you'll have a blast outrunning Nemesis all over again.
  14. Mar 30, 2020
    85
    The return of Resident Evil 3 manages to maintain the balance between memory and adaptation. Even if the withdrawal of certain characteristic aspects of the original game could disappoint the most avid fans, the care taken in the reconstruction of the atmosphere and of the feeling it is visible an above all, perceivable. Nemesis could have more stage time, of course, but even so its presence hovers in the apocalypse of Raccoon City, and when it finally manifests itself, it is as beautiful as it is distressing.
  15. 85
    Resident Evil 3 take some more creative liberties with its source material but still comes out on top. The remake offers a more refined take on the original game to become something much more memorable. While some spirit has been lost in translation, Resident Evil 3 is superbly paced and one of the better modern Resident Evil games, and a chapter that any horror fan shouldn’t miss.
  16. Mar 30, 2020
    84
    Resident Evil 3 is a great remake, even if not a very ambitious one. It lacks content, and it even feels like a wasted opportunity to create something bigger that expanded the original story. It is, however, a fantastic horror/action adventure with incredible visuals that builds upon the solid foundations of its predecessor, and its multiplayer mode definitely adds a few more hours of fun.
  17. Apr 10, 2020
    80
    After an explosive start, Resident Evil 3 on Xbox One quickly falls into a familiar rhythm. Having a Tyrant hunt you down is now the new norm for Resident Evil, but the most feared of all will always be Nemesis. He quickly disappears into the cutscenes however, without as much of an impact as you would perhaps hope. Thankfully though, there are enough environment and enemy variations crammed into this short experience that you never get a chance to settle down and acquaint yourself with any one enemy type, and as a survival horror game that is exactly how you want to feel.
  18. Apr 8, 2020
    80
    Resident Evil 3 is a good remake with a brilliant technical production and a compelling story, but it feels a bit too linear and with too few puzzles, ending up in a limited longevity. The multiplayer experience doesn't help much too, as it suffers too many issues of youth. All in all a good experience, but far from its predecessor's splendor.
  19. Mar 30, 2020
    80
    Even though the remake of RE3 trips a little during Jill's last escape, the game is still a fine retelling of a classic.
  20. Mar 30, 2020
    80
    Another great Resi remake that delivers action by the bucketload, but is somewhat lacking in replay value.
  21. Mar 30, 2020
    80
    It was always a long shot that a new take on Resident Evil 3 was going to be able to live up to the expectations set by 2019’s Resident Evil 2 remake, and that’s exactly the case here. Still, beyond a few examples of missed potential, this is another stellar attempt by Capcom to bring its survival horror series into the modern era and retains a sense of individuality and personality that make it stand out from its peers.
  22. Mar 30, 2020
    75
    Fans may not forgive some of the cuts made to the basic story, while newbies will enjoy an epic that is worth a look. Asymmetrical multiplayer mode struggles to convince.
  23. Apr 17, 2020
    70
    Parts of the game, such as the opening in Jill’s apartment, look positively cinematic — so textured and atmospheric one can almost imagine that video games will draw near the end of the uncanny valley in our lifetimes. If and when that should occur, I hope that Capcom will have found another horror template than zombies.
  24. Apr 8, 2020
    70
    Resident Evil 3 has swapped out the horror genre for action-adventure, which makes for a short, yet highly-enjoyable campaign. Resident Evil: Resistance will leave you wishing the story was much longer than six hours and the cut sequences from the original game had made it to the final product.
  25. Apr 5, 2020
    70
    The Resident Evil 3 remake will appeal to hardcore fans of the franchise and those needing their survival-horror fix, but its especially short length and lack of replay value, even compared to the PS1 original, definitely makes it harder to recommend than Resident Evil 2.
  26. 70
    Fans will certainly be happy that the Resident Evil 3 remake exists and will be excited for a potential Code Veronica follow-up, but unfortunately this adventure just wasn't as worthy of a revisit.
  27. Mar 31, 2020
    60
    Resident Evil 3 is a short, heavily scripted and somewhat scrappy follow up to last year's sublime Resi 2 remake. The series' trademark slow-burn tension and gentle puzzling are replaced here by all-out action that feels far too safe and linear – for the most part, a series of tightly confined corridors bookended by sloppy boss battles and chase sequences which tend to wrestle control away from the player in an effort to add unnecessary cinematic flair. There are a handful of highlights; graphically, it's the best the series has ever looked and both Jill and Carlos are decent re-imaginings of the original characters but, overall, this one struggles to reach anywhere near the heights of its predecessor. Combat feels disappointing for the most part, the Nemesis is underutilised and the whole thing is over far too quickly, with very little in the way of replay value.
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  1. Mar 30, 2020
    As of press time, Xbox One X is woefully behind compared to PS4 and PS4 Pro on performance. While we lack discrete pixel-counting gear, we can confirm that both PlayStation consoles do better at locking to a 60fps refresh, and XB1X noticeably stutters in the act of play. RE3 is one of the more action-oriented entries in the series, so frame rates count.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 670 Ratings

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  1. Apr 3, 2020
    9
    Resident Evil 3 Deluxe Edition: Beautifully moody and dramatic retelling. Gameplay has you take control of the Iconic Jill Valentine andResident Evil 3 Deluxe Edition: Beautifully moody and dramatic retelling. Gameplay has you take control of the Iconic Jill Valentine and Carlos as they face the latest threat caused by the evil Umbrella Corps T-Virus. While this game is shorter than it's predessor it still offers up plenty to do, from exploring for the clues to open all the safes and breaking into lockers and locked rooms. Gameplay feels quick like you are being pushed along to the next area and it's unfortunate that it may cause some to miss out on some hidden goodies and zombies feel like they have had a bit of a boost and not so easy to kill this time around giving players enough of a challenge should they not be paying attention fully to their surroundings. Visually the game looks gorgeous, with deep, dark and moody tones complmenting the richly detailed environments. Offering up reworked characters and a new outfit for Jill and a new hair do for Carlos though in honesty we at XA prefer the originals models for both and decided to play using them instead. With the undead also getting plenty of TLC they look deader and more dealier than ever and that brings us on to Nemesis himself, the big tank looks as horrifying and intimidating as he should.
    With all the good there is some bad. Firstly, aiming, this is quite noticeable and more so when using Carlos, you will see he appears to not look down the gun bit more into the butt of the gun, I feel this is something that should have been picked up on and make to look a bit more realistic, while not game altering in anyway at all it is just a slight visual annoyance. Secondly as mentioned above the game can feel at times a bit driven and feeling rushed to progress through the game, with puzzles / mazes feeling more simplified to push you along and ultimately spending less time in an area to find stuff and appreciate the detail. Overall: RE:3 May not be as good as the game it's retelling but as a game on it's own merits warrants the kudos and hype it's gained. I would suggest highly to anyone looking into the horror genre for something to play. Really looking forward to what the already announced Resident Evil 0 Remake has up its sleeves!
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  2. Apr 3, 2020
    10
    Хочу оставить свой отзыв! Игра очень понравилась, качественный звук, локации, захватывающий экшен-геймплей. Capcom снова постарались на славу,Хочу оставить свой отзыв! Игра очень понравилась, качественный звук, локации, захватывающий экшен-геймплей. Capcom снова постарались на славу, игра была пройдена за день до релиза) Full Review »
  3. Apr 13, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This GAME was a TOTAL SCAM from CR4PCØM.
    To supposedly be a FULL Game, it feels more like just a DLC of BIOHAZARD 2{2019}; It's too expensive considering the quantity of content than it has, DEFINITELY NOT WORTH 60 DOLLARS.
    It's developers even removed too much content, which it's odd when one considers the fact of the same being a 2020 game, not a 1999 game, even whole areas with respect to its original version from 1999 were entirely removed, like the City Hall, the Press Office, St. Michael's Clock Tower, the Raccoon Park, the Cemetery & the Incineration Disposal Plant P-12A; It doesn't even have the "Live Selection", which was basically the main reason of why its original version was so interesting & popular.
    It has lots of very unpolished animations, like when Jill breasts suddenly get bigger & move themselves in a very unrealistic way in places like elevators; Zombie corpses can float in the air, or their corpses can explode like balloons; Zombies can make some very weird biting animations; Zombie Gore was severely downgraded in comparison with BIOHAZARD 2{2019}; The zombies are always animate at a maximum of 30 FPS when they are just a bit far from the player; Some parts of it has some very low textures, which is odd for a 2020 game, like the og picture of the S.T.A.R.S. team at the S.T.A.R.S. office.
    It has lots of very cheesy scenes with & without QTE, in which several of those scenes Jill obviously should have died, as when NOSEMESIS fires its Rocket Launcher, & the missile practically explodess at Jill's feet, but it just causes her to be expelled by the explosion, instead of being killed by either the explosion or the sharp-metal coming from it, which obviously would be the only 2 logical outcomes in such a situation....
    BTW: Thanx CR4PCØM, for turning Jill Valentine into a SJW stereotype of a Mary Sue in the style & looks of Alice Abernathy{Milla Jovob¡tch}, to such a degree, that Jill in this title can even lift & use, a Railgun that will weigh at least 45 kg & all by herself, "because something of the sort is VERY REALISTIC!" Also, for making Carlos Oliveira stick his finger in the plug & basically turning him on Chris 2.0, being Carlos in this title even capable of killing BOWs, like the Hunters, by just punching them, "because we all know that something of the sort is also VERY REALISTIC!!"
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