Parents' Guide to

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Darker, flawed sequel in extremely gory series.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

For mature children

It's got a fair bit of blood not to much gore no positive message and does not promote anything positive but does no harm

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
age 16+

Zombie Kick-Butting

It's Resident Evil, if you love zombies and kick-butt heroes and villians (a good ego-boost), you'll love it like any other team-based zombie mash-up game. It's pretty much L4D using TPS systems in the RE universe.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (8):

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is not a great game. And that's a shame because it's a treat for fans of the franchise to replay a familiar scenario from a different perspective and with different game mechanics. Plus they will find it interesting to have previous heroes as your main targets as well as zombies. But where it excels in its concept it falls short in its execution (if you can pardon the pun). The game suffers from plain and unmemorable set pieces and the lack of atmosphere. And since the characters you play have no personality, background, or interaction with one another, you don't care about who you are and what you're doing.

In addition, the artificial intelligence (A.I.) is terrible -- your teammates' actions, which you can't control, are all over the place (as are the enemies) -- therefore multiplayer is a must. Even there, controls are problematic. Overall, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a major disappointment on a number of levels and should be left well alone.

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