While this scary shooter often recalls the earlier games in this series, it has some helpful modern touches that keep it from being dated. In Resident Evil: Revelations, players find themselves trying to stop terrorists with a biological weapon while being stuck running around an abandoned ship and other locations that are overrun with shambling monsters. Good thing you're armed with a bunch of guns, some grenades, and a knife, as well as a scanner that can help you find more ammo and other supplies.
What makes this work so well is that while it plays like the early classic installments in this series, it does so with more modern and intuitive controls. It also further modernizes and updates the controls from the original 3DS version. Otherwise, this is classic Resident Evil. While it has plenty of monster shooting action, it also has a ton of genuinely scary moments, as well as limited amounts of ammo and supplies, which requires you to be cautious. Along with a story-driven campaign, this game also includes a challenge mode called "Raid," in which players return to areas from the story mode, but now have to survive a swarm of monsters. The updated Switch version takes advantage of the console's hardware and its updated visuals to produce an excellent gaming experience, although the motion controls leave a lot to be desired; they're either too slow to be responsive enough in combat, or sped up so wildly that careful aim becomes almost impossible. Similarly, the loading times are surprisingly long, especially since this game has been ported from other systems. But the inclusion of amiibo to boost the gains of players for the Raid mode, along with the Missile Command-like mini-game that adds extra cash, is great for players looking for a bonus on the go. Resident Evil: Revelations might not be the best game in the series, but for fans of horror shooters, it's still a scary good time.