Parents' Guide to

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent action/horror game delivers gore effects in 3D.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2011
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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 1 parent review

age 16+

Ok if you want some action in your 3DS.

A good game for action fans, but sort in content for the price of $39.99. The game is suitable for older teenagers , it only contains typical slasher-film violence but no other kind of strong content.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (6 ):

This first "Mature"-rated Nintendo 3DS title is a blast for older players, especially fans of Resident Evil games who want to up the ante in the action department. With 3D graphics, touch mechanics (for actions such as switching weapons), and the option to play with friends online, this play-everywhere entry in Capcom's long-running series should prove popular. The mercenary missions are memorable and boss enemies are unforgettable. Players use a number of weapons, up to three "skill shot" slots to improve performance, alternate characters, and run around dangerous environments. The game also has a lot of un-lockable content and a demo for the upcoming Resident Evil: Revelations game for Nintendo 3DS.

Note: Some might be upset with Capcom for not letting gamers erase their saved games –- allegedly to clamp down on the used game market, as no one will want to buy someone else's saved game. Be sure you're aware of this if you plan on trading it in or buying it used.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release date: June 28, 2011
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Violence
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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