Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

PACKSHOT
Resident Evil 6

GAME DETAILS
Released
02 October 2012
Format
Xbox 360, PS3
Developer
Capcom

LATEST GAME REVIEWS
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes
2 Star Empire Rating
Stronghold Crusader II
4 Star Empire Rating
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited
4 Star Empire Rating
Sims 4, The
2 Star Empire Rating
Destiny
4 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Last Of Us Remastered, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Mario Kart 8
5 Star Empire Rating
Titanfall
5 Star Empire Rating
Dark Souls II
5 Star Empire Rating
Forza Motorsport 5
5 Star Empire Rating

Resident Evil 6


submit to reddit

Resident Evil 6  (2012)
Review
Capcom’s latest crimson covered soirée into the realm of zombie flesh eaters and tentacled bio-terrors attempts to cater to the series’ habitual gorehounds yearning for a return to its survival horror roots, as well as fans of fist-pumping blockbuster action, with not one, but /four/ separate campaign modes.

Flip-flopping between the puzzle-solving, exploration and jump scares of the ’96 mansion crawler and the more gun-crazy, quick time event-filled exploits of later entries, Resident Evil 6’s shamelessly hokey narrative casts you as series’ stalwart, Leon Kennedy, Resident Evil 5’s Chris Redfield and newbie Jake Muller – the offspring of longtime super villain, Albert Wesker – as you battle your way through North America, Eastern Europe and China in the midst of a global outbreak of the C-Virus. The fourth and final campaign – a puzzle-centric tale anchored by Resident Evil 2’s Ada Wong – is playable only when you’ve polished off the others.

Mirroring the design principles laid down by Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 6 boasts eye-watering set pieces and wealth of new creatures that require a little contemplation before disposing of for fear of triggering a couch-cowering mutation.

But with its four-headed structure and its 40-hour playthrough, it feels at times like a bloated monster – a game fails to work out really what it wants to be. That said, it’s still got a lot of bang for your buck during the silly season, especially when you consider in co-op, the Demons/Dark Souls-inspired Agent Hunt, the returns of Mercenaries and more replay value than you can shake a severed limb at, but be warned – though it’s by no means as bad as the worst in the franchise, it’s not quite the masterpiece it so wants to be.


Reviewed by Sebastian Williamson

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.

Your Reviews

Average user rating for Resident Evil 6
Empire Star Rating

A Disaster For Fans, A Mediocre Action Game For Everyone Else

How did this happen? Who let this happen? The framework was laid perfectly with the sublime re4, and then remixed to give the only marginally less-good 5, so how, exactly, has 6 strayed so far from the direction only one installment back. Basically, there are 4 playable campaigns (one unlocked when the other 3 have been completed). The first of the main campaigns concerns Leon and his partner. This is a monotonous and unexciting story that is perhaps closest in spirit to the games preceding it. ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by blaud at 00:16, 20 October 2012 | Report This Post


SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Bond Girls Who Made It Big
The actresses who overcame the curse of 007 to forge successful careers

The Future Of Film: A Woman Will Direct Star Wars
No longer a men’s club, Hollywood is going to start opening its doors...

The Empire Podcast #130: Interviews With Rosamund Pike, Lee Child And Antoine Fuqua
The Gone Girl star, Jack Reacher author and The Equalizer director pop in for a chat

The Future Of Film: Movie Posters Will Talk To You (And Buy Your Tickets)
Movie posters will be bigger, better... and talk to you?

The 50 Greatest Voice Performances In Movies
Who has the most talented tonsils in town?

25 Movie Songs Bigger Than The Movie
The film tunes that transcend their origins...

Denzel Washington: A Viewer’s Guide
The highs and lows of The Equalizer star’s career to date

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)