Resident Evil

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

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

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 6 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

This is an amazing game. Much better than the original PS1 version. The gameplay is great. It has some interesting puzzles, nothing too hard but challenging enough to make you actually think about it. The resource management adds a lot more to the game. You can't just shoot every zombie recklessly. You have to converse your ammunition. Even your ability to save is limited since you need an ink ribbon to save the game. The story is pretty good, you will need to read everything in order to understand the entire story. The lines and the voice acting is fairly good, a great improvement from the original game. I would recommend this game for everyone to try.

Honestly this is a classic in the survival horror genre, however this game is probably not for younger children. (although some younger than 15 could probably play the original ps1 version. However that's really up for their parents.) This is for a couple reasons. Mainly the blood and gore, secondly it's a horror game. If you're child gets scared easily or just isn't that mature they probably should be playing this. I do remember a poster of a naked woman at one point in the game, however I personally wouldn't be too worried about this. There are only a few points that have anything sexual in the game and even so you're not in those rooms for long. If you're focused on surviving and completing the puzzles in the room you probably won't pay much attention to stuff like that other then a simple. "Oh hey, that's there, now where was that key?" I personally think if you're child can handle blood, gore, and some horror then they can play this.

This title has:

Too much violence
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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