Parents' Guide to

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Extremely violent horror/first-person shooter.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+


i hate all of the violence can we stop this YOU WILL REGRET PLAYING THESE GAMES UNDER THE LIMIT oh i foregot it is crap i and i am not telling you about this crap so leave me alone!!!!!!!!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 17+

I dont like any game with the G-D word in it

I liked it, but quit playing it when it said the G-D word..I checked this site before spending the $50 on it to make sure it didn't have it in it, and when I was playing and heard it, I quit playing it right then, and listed it on eBay..somehow this one slipped through the language be aware, it does have the G-D word, and scrolls it across the screen as well..happens when your on the roof trying to kill the first Boss...

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Yes and no. As with the million unit-selling Resident Evil: TheUmbrella Chronicles, this arcade shooter is on "rails" -- therefore the player only controls the gun and not the player movement or camera --which might disappoint those who prefer more freedom to roam around a creepy world. Speaking of the "camera," the game makers opted for a"shaky cam," popularized in some scary movies for realistic effect, but it makes it harder to aim and shoot enemies. That said, this arcade shooter does improve on its predecessor in its enjoyable co-op mode, improved graphics (that push the Wii hardware), weapon configuration, new evade moves, variable difficulty levels, and collectible items. Not one of the best games of the season, but it might make for a frightfully fun weekend rental for mature Wii owners.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release date: November 17, 2009
  • Genre: Survival Horror
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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