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Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

Not Rentable
GF Rating
6.0

147 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

not bad at all!

posted by ggtggt (WEST PITTSTON, PA) Jul 9, 2011

Member since Dec 2010

i bought it because you can't rent it on here and heard some bad things about it but i wanted to try it. Its really not bad its like the mercs, with additional missions, characters, and costumes. its got great graphics the controls could be better. overall great game.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Solid Arcade Shooter; Single-Save Issue Overrated

posted by kirbyschick (CULVER CITY, CA) Jul 9, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

If you're reading customer reviews of this game, you should keep in mind that many of the "reviewers" haven't even played the game. They're just gritching because they perceive the fact that the game has a single save slot (nonalterable) as some kind of personal assault or attempt to limit used game sales. It's not. It was just technical laziness on Capcom's part, and it has no real effect on replayability. Unless you really feel the need to unlock every level and item on your own, if you buy this game used, the fact that the game has been played previously will have no real affect on you or on the gameplay.

This is basically an arcade shooter, in which your goals are both mission-based and top-score. For instance, in each level within each world, you have a mission to complete. If you complete the mission at all within the required time frame, then you have completed the level and can move on to the next. However, the speed at which you complete the level affects your overall score on the level, so there's a lot of room for replay, trying to beat your own top score. As an arcade-style shooter, this game is frankly somewhat limited in scope, I'll admit. There isn't a real story, there's no character development, etc. It's just an entire game devoted to timed score-attack mode, shooting zombie after zombie for the top score. But the single save feature is absolutely no big deal.

If you're looking for some simple, zombie-shooting fun, this game definitely has it. The combat controls work well, and the graphics are pretty well done overall (perhaps just a little stuttery animation with things in the far distance at times). If you're looking for a deeper experience or more engaging narrative, you should probably hold out for something else.

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