Parents' Guide to

Resident Evil

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Classic survival horror game is well-made, gory, tad corny.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Does not have respect for woman!

This game has a lot of gore and violence. Which, lets face it, it's resident evil. You should expect that! However, what was not expected is the nudity! The M rating doesn't even talk about the sexuality in this game. I had a lot of fun playing this remake of the ps1 classic! That is, until you leave the mansion to go to the residence past the pool out back. This remake not only added sexual posters to show, sexually woman's breasts but also added a brand NEW puzzle where you have to rearrange a picture to open the door. Once you complete the puzzle, i was shocked to see a completely NAKED woman from head to toe! Nothing covered up or cencered! The original game had none of that! But thisHD remake does! :( whatever happened to teaching our kids to respect the body of a woman? Now they just teach how to look at them as sex objects! :( one pic even zoomed into her butt while wearing a gstring. :( and the rating didn't notify me of this at all. Not even to say nudity. Heck not even to say sexuality. Nothing. :( like they were hiding this from us. :( highly recommend to but the original. At least in those capcom knew how to respect woman as human beings. i don't even feel this is for adults. Because it's not too late for adults to start resoecting the opposite sex. Skip this disgraceful game.

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 2+

Great Game!

I Think Teaching toddlers at a young age stimulates the brain and causes a huge spike in learning My 4 year old was taught about vires and corruption in this game 10/10!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (7):

Resident Evil -- or at least the GameCube remake of it -- has aged surprisingly well. Younger players likely will find the dated controls a bit awkward (camera angles change automatically, and controls for aiming map to the character's perspective rather than the player's), and the writing is undeniably corny by today's standards. But the graphics, including some lovely real-time shadow and reflection effects, hold up nicely, and there are still some legitimately creepy moments, especially when off-screen sounds alert you that something's coming without revealing what it might be.

The real fun, though, is in exploring the mansion. The satisfaction and excitement that come with each new discovery of a puzzle piece, key, or artifact is tangible, and the slow but steady tension-building pace is a nice change from today's overly frenetic horror adventures. Many players -- even returning fans -- likely will get a bit frustrated with quaint old game concepts such as Jill and Chris's tiny item inventories and the inability to fast-travel to previously visited locations, but if you can settle in with these old-fashioned quirks you'll quickly come to remember and/or realize that this game of thrills and chills, puzzles, and exploration deserves its status as a classic within the genre.

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