Parents' Guide to

Resident Evil 3

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Classic bloody zombie shooter is given new life.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 16+

Remake of the classic shooter is terrifying and profane

Parents need to know that this horror remake is absolutly not for little kids. In fact, every single game in the Resident Evil franchise is not for anyone who is scared easily. This is pure nightmare fuel with a great storyline. Zombies and giant monsters will attack you and take bites out of your neck if they get too close. You will fend them off with lots of different guns, and they dont go down easy. A spray of blood is easily visable on every bullet impact, and sometimes limbs and heads will come off. The environment will be spattered with blood sometimes as well. Somehow, this game really isn't as violent as I expected. While it is bloody at times, combat isnt frequent. There is also quite a bit of profanity. In fact, the main thing that makes this game mature is the many F words and the overall scary atmosphere. I reccomend this game to adults who like horror and suspense, NOT little kids unless you want them to have nightmares for a week.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 13+

It is alright for mature kids

My son had asked me for this game, and originally I said no, But after I did a little research I found out that you can turn off blood. There is some language but most teens I think can handle it. Overall i'm so glad that you can turn off the blood, it is a great relief.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (10):

Though it's not as good as the similar remake of Resident Evil 2, this updated version of a popular survival horror game does breathe new life into the 21-year-old classic. A remake of 1999's Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Resident Evil 3 casts you as Jill Valentine, the ever capable, well-trained member of an anti-bioterrorism task force. That makes her the best person to be when a viral outbreak turns the residents of Raccoon City into zombies. As with other early games in this series, you not only have to shoot zombies from the third-person perspective, but also have to solve puzzles and find keys so that you can open up new areas of the city. You'll also have to scrounge around for ammo and other supplies while dodging incoming attacks.

All of this is made more fun in this remake by the game's updated and more modern, intuitive controls. These are more closely aligned with those of last year's Resident Evil 2 remake. It looks a lot better, and the city has been reconfigured to be just different enough to make it feel fresh, even for people who've played the original more recently than 1999. Unfortunately, it also carries over but alters the original's most divisive aspect: the random appearance of the unstoppable and unkillable Nemesis. Even worse (or better, depending on your perspective), he can now go into rooms that were safe before. But despite this change (or maybe because of it), Resident Evil 3 remains a classic zombie game that now plays better than ever.

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