Parents' Guide to

Resident Evil: Revelations

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Engaging but scary, bloody, mature shooter.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

A good action/horror game, for those who are mature enough,

Its a horror game, made for adult audience - contains a lot of violence in form on humanoid monster attacks, and killing these beings. Sometimes it gets very graphical, and violent encounters are constantly there. Its a good and thrilling action game for adults, but can i recommend it for kids ? not really. Maybe for a mature 16 year old, but no younger than that. Rating it 17 just in case that the trolls will come and rate it 12.
age 14+

Violent but exceptional

Engaging, visceral and scary game. Contains blood and small amounts of gore. Little swearing. The characters must save the world from a bio terrorist organisations, real good plot.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

While this scary shooter often recalls the earlier games in this series, it has some helpful modern touches that keep it from being dated. In Resident Evil: Revelations, players find themselves trying to stop terrorists with a biological weapon while being stuck running around an abandoned ship and other locations that are overrun with shambling monsters. Good thing you're armed with a bunch of guns, some grenades, and a knife, as well as a scanner that can help you find more ammo and other supplies.

What makes this work so well is that while it plays like the early classic installments in this series, it does so with more modern and intuitive controls. It also further modernizes and updates the controls from the original 3DS version. Otherwise, this is classic Resident Evil. While it has plenty of monster shooting action, it also has a ton of genuinely scary moments, as well as limited amounts of ammo and supplies, which requires you to be cautious. Along with a story-driven campaign, this game also includes a challenge mode called "Raid," in which players return to areas from the story mode, but now have to survive a swarm of monsters. The updated Switch version takes advantage of the console's hardware and its updated visuals to produce an excellent gaming experience, although the motion controls leave a lot to be desired; they're either too slow to be responsive enough in combat, or sped up so wildly that careful aim becomes almost impossible. Similarly, the loading times are surprisingly long, especially since this game has been ported from other systems. But the inclusion of amiibo to boost the gains of players for the Raid mode, along with the Missile Command-like mini-game that adds extra cash, is great for players looking for a bonus on the go. Resident Evil: Revelations might not be the best game in the series, but for fans of horror shooters, it's still a scary good time.

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