Resident Evil 3 Remake reviews have gone live ahead of the game’s launch this week.
Capcom announced Resident Evil 3 in December 2019 with an April 3, 2020 release date, although the publisher recently warned that the arrival of some physical orders could be delayed in Europe due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The remake follows Jill Valentine as she attempts to escape Raccoon City in the immediate aftermath of a virus outbreak, before the events of Resident Evil 2.
VGC’s Resident Evil 3 remake review calls it “a short but action-packed reimagining” that’s a completely different game to the original. Several other critics agree, labelling it a somewhat impressive if disappointingly brief remake.
Resident Evil 3 review round-up
- VGC (4/5) – “Another great Resi remake that delivers action by the bucketload, but is somewhat lacking in replay value.”
- IGN (9/10) – “With a sublimely detailed world and breakneck survival-horror gameplay, Resident Evil 3 is just as good as its 2019 predecessor. More, please!”
- Game Informer (9/10) – “With this remake, Capcom has greatly improved one of my least-loved entries in the series”
- PCGamesN (7/10) – “A great follow-up to last year’s Resident Evil 2 Remake, but it loses some magic by upping the pace.”
- DualShockers (8.5/10) – “I would absolutely recommend Resident Evil 3 and would not be surprised if a sizable portion of the fandom ends up preferring this remake.”
- Daily Star (5/5) – “Resident Evil 3: Remake continues the franchise’s resurgence with a fun, thrill-ride of a campaign that dovetails beautifully with last year’s Game of the Year contender to become one in its own right.”
- ShackNews (9/10) – “From gameplay and replay value, to the overhauled story and environments, this game is a masterpiece, and the new standard bearer for Capcom’s franchise.”
- God is a Geek (9/10) – “Resident Evil 3 is a superb remake of the original, with Nemesis being the clear highlight. Although inventory management and aiming can be a problem, it’s still a fantastic game.”
- Trusted Reviews (3.5/5) – “Resident Evil 3 is a bit of a disappointment. It’s still a gorgeously spooky time, but one that is marred by an overly brief campaign and a so-so multiplayer component that doesn’t reach the standard we’ve come to expect from Capcom in recent years. ”
- Twinfinite (3.5/5) – “It’s so damn good, but it’s disappointingly brief. The game looks stunning and it plays fantastically well, but I’ve beaten it twice and I don’t feel as though my hunger for Resident Evil has been satiated.”
- Eurogamer (no score) – “I can’t shake the feeling the Resident Evil 3 remake was rushed – as its original was. Now that’s an unfortunate parallel.”
- Metro (7/10) – “The source material already had its problems, but this disappointing remake manages to make Resident Evil 3 seem even less inspired than it did originally.”
- VG247 (3/5) – “It’s still worth playing, but Resident Evil 3 Remake is a step backwards for Capcom, coming off the back of one of the best games of last year.”
- Push Square (7/10) – “Resident Evil 3 had the potential to better its classic predecessor, but a disappointing amount of cut content and the let down that is Nemesis hold it back from greatness.”
- LADbible (8/10) – “It won’t change the way you think about Resident Evil, but Resident Evil 3 is a faithful and thoroughly entertaining retelling of one of the most fondly remembered zombie games ever made.”
- Destructoid (8/10) – “While the action enhancements help the game mechanically (to the point where I wouldn’t mind seeing them in other remakes), the stripped-down focus and removal of some of the original’s weirder experiments hurt it.”
- Wccftech (9.5/10) – “A beautifully-balanced combination of white-knuckle mayhem and satisfying old-school tension, Resident Evil 3 is compulsively-munchable popcorn entertainment that, unfortunately, disappears all too quickly.”
- TheSixthAxis (9/10) – “Capcom have done a marvellous job with Resident Evil 3, reviving another of their beloved survival horror classics and making it feel completely fresh once again.”