A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Some good guys turn bad as the story progresses.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of shooting, stabbing, burning, and exploding monsters. The gore is intense, and realistic, although with some graphical limitations. Monsters kill humans, often gruesomely.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Players can get a reaction from the characters by rubbing them suggestively on the touch screen.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A couple of scenes take place in bars.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a remake of a survival horror classic game, and that it brings all the gore of the original to the DS. Players shoot, stab, incinerate, decapitate, and otherwise destroy scores of monsters. The monsters slash, vomit on, and devour humans. Players will see graphic gore, including partially eaten bodies and wounds that ooze blood. Some knifing action takes place from a first-person perspective.
Is It Any Good?
The zombie killing action gets intense and exciting at times, but this version only half-heartedly updates the 10-year-old gameplay and lacks the truly creepy atmosphere of newer installments. At its heart, this version is like the original. It's still one lightly armed cop against an army of mutants -- and beasts could be lurking around any corner. The violence is still intense: Players blow off zombie heads with guns, incinerate mutants with flame grenades, knife sharks to death, etc.
Players also run into familiar frustrations, such as clunky controls and odd camera angles. Nevertheless, there is a reason the Resident Evil series is legendary, and mature fans of the original will probably enjoy the remake.
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