Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

..Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D..

..Game Keywords / Tags: Resident Evil, RE, The Mercenaries, 3D, Capcom, Nintendo 3DS, video game, games, juego, juegos, videojuegos..

Web Sponsor


Latest Game Videos GAME VIDEOS

Official Trailer
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries...
Official Trailer
War on Horror Video
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries...
War on Horror Video
Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Trailer
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries...
Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Trailer
Wesker and Jill Valentine Gameplay Trailer
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries...
Wesker and Jill Valentine Gameplay Trailer
Nintendo World 11 Trailer
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries...
Nintendo World 11 Trailer
More Game Videos »

Stories around the web STORIES AROUND THE WEB

Similar Games SIMILAR GAMES


Game Keywords GAME TAGS / KEYWORDS

Resident Evil, RE, The Mercenaries, 3D, Capcom, Nintendo 3DS, video game, games, juego, juegos, videojuegos


Web Sponsor

Octopoll COMMUNITY POLL
Sponsored_PollPic


What's your favorite alternative to playing video games?





See Results & Poll History


Follow GameDynamo FOLLOW GAMEDYNAMO




Advertising provided in part by:



Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Box Art
System/s: 3DS
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Action
Players: 1
GD Score: 88
Press Scores
Release Date:
N. America: Jun. 28, 2011
Europe: Jul. 1, 2011
Australia: Jun. 30, 2011
Japan: Jun. 2, 2011
ESRB: Mature (Blood and Gore, Violence)

"Brainless Fun Killing Brain-Eaters"

REVIEW |

Author: Neil Kapit  

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is a title that's better than it should have any right to be. The game is Capcom's attempt to take a single extra mode from the console games and expand it into a full retail title for handheld gamers. In most cases, this quick and dirty cash-in would lead to a mediocre offering. But despite this, The Mercenaries 3D proves to be an intense, addictive, and entertaining title that will provide hours of gory fun.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Nintendo 3DS) Review Screenshots
- In your face! -

People not familiar with Resident Evil shouldn't be deterred from buying this title due to the series' convoluted narrative, because there is no story to The Mercenaries. Players pick characters from throughout the series' history (including such standouts as Jill Valentine, Albert Wesker, and Barry “Master of Unlocking” Burton) and are cast into environments from RE4 and RE5, forced to survive as long as possible against a horde of zombies. In addition to not being eaten, players will have to extend the timer and rack up combos by killing zombies in an endless streak. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is basically a score attack mode stretched as far as it can go, but Capcom takes it quite far.

What helps Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D succeed is the care Capcom put into the basic design, squeezing every bit of depth out of an admittedly shallow concept. The gameplay itself is extremely intense, and while it is not scary in the traditional sense of Resident Evil survival horror, you will still be at the edge of your seat. Unlike other RE games, The Mercenaries allows players to move and shoot at the same time, but doing so forces them into a first-person viewpoint and reduces their movement speed and firing accuracy. This gives you the sense that you're constantly running away from the monsters, with your bullets giving you just enough breathing room. This becomes especially intense as the monsters get more difficult, and giants wielding one-hit-kill chainsaws won't allow you any room for error.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Nintendo 3DS) Review Screenshots
- You better not miss -

In addition to making The Mercenaries a fun game in and of itself, Capcom has packed the game cart with plenty of extra content. There are dozens of missions across several immersive environments, such as the run-down Spanish villages from RE4 and the cold industrial facilities of RE5. There are several characters to unlock, each with their own unique weapon set and alternate looks (which range from impressive to sexy to, in the case of Barry, rather unnerving). Scores are kept for each mission and character, and meeting specific criteria will earn players both skills to customize their characters' abilities and achievements (known here as medals) acknowledging exceptional feats. To top it all off, there is a robust two-player-mode that allows you to find partners from around the world via Wi-Fi.

If you do not care for score attack titles that reward only immediate reflexes, you will likely not enjoy Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. But, if you just want to shoot zombies, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better handheld title.

GameDynamo's Score for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (3DS)
Graphics
The models and environments are some of the most detailed on the 3DS, especially with the 3D effect activated. However, the frame rate can be sluggish.
Sound
Intense tunes from previous games are joined by exquisitely grisly zombie noises. The surround sound helps you determine the direction of an enemy attack.
Gameplay
The game doesn't lend itself to deep strategy, but what it lacks in complexity, it makes up for in sheer fun.
Play Value
If your main interest is beating your high score, you will spend many, many hours on this title.
 
Final Score  88  
One of the best straightforward action titles on any recent handheld system.

Posted on 09/01/2011 | Game Played on: N/A
Neil Kapit

Neil Kapit is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and "La Li Lu Le Lo" agent based in Los Angeles. His work can be seen on www.therubynation.com.

The views of GameDynamo's writers are not necessarily the views of the website as a whole. However, we support freedom of speech and enjoy diverse opinions about video games. Hopefully you do too!

Images / Screenshots / Artwork

Our Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D photo gallery currently contains 27 images. Click on any of the thumbnails below to see some of them, or the button to view more.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Screenshots Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Screenshots Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Screenshots Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Screenshots Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Screenshots
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Screenshots Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Screenshots Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Screenshots Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Screenshots Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Screenshots

More Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Images »



[View Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D images / screenshots +]
[Watch Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D videos / trailers +]
[View more Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D articles (news, previews, reviews) +]
[View Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D cheats / guides +]

MORE FROM GAMEDYNAMO

Stories Around the Web STORIES FROM AROUND THE WEB

GameDynamo