GameSpot - Resident Evil 6 Review

GameSpot - Resident Evil 6's messy mix of annoying quick-time events and constant set pieces makes it a poor caricature of modern-day action games.

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-Mezzo-2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

That's about what i'd give it.

I have had this game since 23rd September.

realiks2115d ago

But it was very anticipated and I expected at least 8.
This year FIFA got only 8.

But this wasn't on my wish list.
I except more from Assassins Creed 3 and FarCry 3.

Hatsune-Miku2115d ago

These games should be released for the vita because I'd buy it first day. They need to put the resident evil collection which is from resident evil 1 to resident evil 6 on the ps vita .

4221852115d ago

The only way to save this series is to re-boot it and make it survival horror again.

Septic2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

Well there you have it folks. I guess gamers weren't moaning for nothing.

Eurogamer's review (6/10):

"The game represents a tremendous amount of effort and investment and, for those impressed by such things, Resident Evil 6 may delight. But all the effort in the world won't make up for a lack of vision. This game is blind to imagination and focus. Capcom's uncertainty about the series' identity post-Mikami (and post-Uncharted) is hardcoded into its structure: four campaigns offering different, flawed expressions of that potential. And the inevitable price for this wavering is a lack of coherence. Resident Evil 6 is an unwieldy tribute to the series' past, an uneven expression of its present and an unwelcome indication of its future."

Dark times indeed for the franchise.

Blastoise2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

The game sucked. I'm glad someone finally pointed it out. I wanted to like Resident Evil 6, I played all 6 campaigns of the two demo's (One public the other dragons dogma promotion) but it's a flawed game in general, as an action game AND a horror game. If only it played as good as it looks...

Information Minister2115d ago

I'm surprised they had the guts to be honest with this game and speak their minds about it. Didn't think gamespot had it in them to resist publisher/developer pressure. Considering their track record and all...

Personally, I would give RE6 a 5 or a 6/10 at best. The game feels uninspired, and after 2 hours I still couldn't get around the controls.

AsimLeonheart2115d ago

LOL!!! HAHAHA!! Where are the defenders of the game now??? Where are the guys who said it is a day one purchase?? Come on guys speak something! Are you okay?? Are you breathing?? LOL!
Well fun aside, this game really seemed heading for a disaster. I hope it will prove to be a good wake up call for CAPCOM. I hope they abandon the dreams of their very own COD money printing machine and make games for the gamers. Just try to excel at making your games CAPCOM and the success and money will follow. You do not need to run after the money by moulding the franchise into whatever genre is popular.

lociefer2115d ago

and after all this ud think crapcom would take notice, but nooooooo, i hope it sells like shiet so they can get their epiphany

JoySticksFTW2115d ago

I'll probably get it when it hits the bargain bin.

I know, I know...

It's just that the RE and MGS franchises are must-haves for me.

FF was once part of that trio of must-haves too, but you know how the last few games turned out.

Hatsune-Miku2115d ago

I can't wait to see the ratings for zombie u because resident evil 6 is just a mediocre game that shouldn't score less than a 7 out of 10. Resident evil 6 looks better than zombie u in a lot of areas but zombie u might turn out to be better than resident evil 6 when its released in its final form.

crxss2114d ago

it's just one reviewer, even though it's probably true.

what's really sad is that i'm always going to get a #'d RE game as long as i have the console for it. i'll leave it to everyone else to make a statement by not purchasing it and forcing Capcom to stop putting out a mediocre product and make RE better.

PopRocks3592114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )


So you WANT a game to be awful and fail...

You're honestly the worst kind of fanboy in existence. I may like and defend a lot of Nintendo products, but I don't post shit about hoping for Sony and Microsoft consoles/games to fizzle and die. Honestly, the people agreeing with you need a massive reality check.

On topic, I played the demo for RE6 and really did not enjoy it at all. More reviews for this have been coming out and many of them have been six out of ten or lower. I'm not buying this game. Not my thing.

knowyourstuff2114d ago

I can't believe the mixed reviews for this game. Some reviewers giving 9's and 8's, other troll sites I don't trust like Destructoid and Gamespot giving it 3 and 4.5 out of 10. Then there's the pseudo intellectual sites like Eurogamer where they have the journalistic integrity of your usual rag tabloid trash magazine. I really don't know what to believe now - that's how objective gaming press is.

gta28002114d ago

4.5 seems like a generous score for this sorry excuse of a Resident Evil.

abzdine2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

so pity you base your future purchase on review scores. Go check the game demo out or rent it and stop caring that much about what others are thinking in your place.

RE6 is shit, the demo, the trailers and different info all tend to go the same way. you liked the demo go buy it, you hated it like me you dont buy it. it's as simple as this.

knowyourstuff : "Some reviewers giving 9's and 8's, other troll sites I don't trust like Destructoid and Gamespot giving it 3 and 4.5 out of 10"

The answer is in what you said. You are nothing but a troll. you judge reviews as troll just because they are below your own expectation. As i said up, go play the demo you'll know for yourself. Stop being media whores they fart you smell.

jony_dols2114d ago

The gameplay clip at the end made me chuckle.

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osamaq2115d ago

wow , is it that baaad ?!

Copcom ruined up the series ....

after the gamecube remake no resident evil really came good.

TongkatAli2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

You meant after RE0. The demo was horrible and tried to be gears of war which kinda made me vomit from the inside. Gears is awesome, but it was definitely a WTF moment seeing Chris sprint, lol.

osamaq2115d ago

from the video review " series has lost its way "

neogeo2115d ago

Thats what they get. capcom said survival horror does not sell. Now lets see how this crap sells.

OhMyGandhi2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

yeah, without a doubt.

People WATCHED videos of the game in action, they saw the michael bay set pieces, yet so many still said that this game was returning to it's survival-horror roots.
People are absolutely idiotic.

The series is dead.
don't reboot it.

Capcom needs to make a new survival horror IP,
and study up on what made "Dead Space" a nearly perfect modern horror title that actually -frightened- the player.

No FanS Land2114d ago

HA! I knew it! I said back in spring, when capcom was hyping RE6, saying it will be the best game, I wrote : Can I had a big fat LOL to this news?. Never thought I'd be spot on though!

abzdine2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

they westernized the franchise too much and just made it look like an Army of Two or any other pure action game.
RE lost its soul with RE4 even though it was a great game it lost what made RE one of the best game franchises of all time, and that is puzzling, stress when you only have 1 bullet left and your health is in danger..

They will not get one cent of my money and i hope most of the RE fans wont do it as well so they learn that we also have a word to say because they make the games for us !

i'm SO SO SO much looking forward to that game Until Dawn by Sony, man it looks promising !!

negative2114d ago

Well I'm glad I actually played the demo and didn't simply read this review and the trolling that follows.

I'll pick this up soon.

jony_dols2114d ago

'Capcom said survival horror does not sell.'

The only reason RE1 Remake & RE0 didn't sell too well is because Capcom made another stupid move by keeping them exclusive to the Gamecube; a console that only had an install base of 20 mill compared to the PS2's 150 million.

Resident evil 2 topped 6 million sales on the PS1 alone, & that's not factoring in the N64 & PC sales.

Survival horror does sell, GeOW clones grows stale fast.

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LOGICWINS2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

Yeah, this was brought up in Neogaf a couple of days ago. Didn't believe GS would have the balls to do it, but I commend them. If a game sucks, then it sucks...regardless of how big the franchise is.

Btw, for anyone who wants to see all the reviews so far

DTOID gave it a 3 ROFL!

Imalwaysright2115d ago

So true. Too many games got a free pass this gen because of the weight of name on the cover. FF13 got more than 20 9+/10 scores wich is laughable considering how the game was recieved by the fans.

grailly2115d ago

I just hope that this would happen more often, because now the reviews seem inconsistent as there are many bad game with good scores

BuLLDoG9092115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

Next its COD's turn, this could happen to black ops 2

Archmagel2114d ago

I can only agree and bubble you up once, but I would sit here all day and do it if I could.

I hated the gameplay of FF13 so, so much, but if they just had a movie of the game, I would watch it. Good story, but I would rather someone shoot me in the face than play it again.

CDzNutts2114d ago

I've always loved Resident Evil. But once RE5 came out with babysitting a sh*tty AI (Sheva) I skipped it.

Then I played the demo for RE6....and it was clear to me the series is d-e-a-d.

Those reviews you just posted sound pretty accurate with the POS demo I played.

On to the next...

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Blaze9292115d ago

i almost want to cancel my pre-order now. Got a feeling we'll be catching this game for $39.99 USD and below in upcoming sales...

GuyManDude2115d ago

If you're an American: Black Friday. It'll be $30-$40 that day guaranteed.

unknownhero11232115d ago

I say that you should cancel it. From the streams that I have watched, RE6 just lacks an identity. capcom was trying to please everyone and well......

Merrill2115d ago

I love Gamespot's honesty.

neogeo2115d ago

This is great for gaming. Imagine if this game got great reviews and sold millions. Then horror games are doomed. I will tell all my friends it's garbage. Capcom will learn by losing millions and getting there asses handed to them and maybe go back to making a good RE game.

Eyeco2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

yeah this review seemed so honest to me, because i could see the direction after the demo i LMFAO when Kevin mentioned the melee spamming, in Leon's demo you didnt even need to use a gun. But seriously capcom get it together this game looks and feels like an absolute mess.

portal_22115d ago

LOL - someone paid for timed exclusive game modes.

Christopher2115d ago

Thanks to Mezzo, I won't be buying this game.

yeahokchief2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )


Look at this!! This is the exact opposite of what RESIDENT EVIL STOOD FOR!

-Camera all over the place (still unhappy /w fixed camera in the originals are we?)
-Action game
-Not scary
-Actual game not challenging
-No survival element, feels like a chore
-QUicktime events

Shoot me. The only thing that gives me solace is all the agrees that this game is complete garbage.. but people are still buying it....

RE1,2,3,0,& CV! Those were the days!

MY GOD. It's like the executives at Capcom are TROLLING US. It is like they are saying, "how bad can we make this game and still have these idiots buy it?"

For the love of gaming people.... save yourself some time and go play with one of these instead:

It will require more intelligence than playing RE6 and you'll probably have more fun with it too.

mantisimo2115d ago

"RE1,2,3,0,& CV! Those were the days!"

Yes Yeahokchief but Where is the survival horror nowadays at all?

I loved early resi's and Silent Hill 2 is my favourite game ever but not any more we have nothing but dead space and although i enjoy it it's not as good for phsychological horror like res and SH (I also fear for the next Dead space as it could possibly be going to feel stale or will move over to more action as well. (I am hopefully very wrong)

We need a brave studio to give the fans what they want but I think it should be a new IP. of superb creeping horror.

Lets just let Silent Hill and Resi die a death now. Enough hope lost already :(

showtimefolks2115d ago

I was totally extending this and more. Capcom have become so blind by their desires of money that they are actually messing up once great franchises

I was reading the preview for lost planet 3 somewhere and it said that LP3 is more RE than RE6, and that's just sad.

Will buy this game when it's under $10 which at this rate will be soon

My fellow gamers if you want an actual great RE game please speak with your wallets, show capcom that they messed up and our money isn't growing on trees. If this game sells really well than its another sad day for gaming and capcom will make RE7 even more sucky an even more quick time events.

I had a lot of fun with Asura wrath and that was all quick time events but done right so it can work but not in a RE game. Heavy rain also did it ncely

Here is hopoing RE6 tanks and capcom open their eyes and make the next game really great


Bathyj2115d ago

Next on the chopping block, DMC

darkziosj2115d ago

Good i hope they go bankrup and give the resident evil franchise to a better company that can bring it back to the awesome game it was before 4.

otherZinc2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

Good job IGN.

I'm tired of these damn movie games.
I'm tired of these QTE games that weren't in the past.
I'm tired of these scripted event games!

I want to play the damn game, dont take the controller out of my hands! Ninja Gaiden 3 comes to mind (another great series ruined) when I see BS like RE6

RE was never this S***! I'll definitely pass. And this is from a gamer that beat all RE games except 5. I even beat Code:Veronica, that was a great game by the way.

From that vid, I'd score it lower. I'm going to rent & see how it is before I completely dog the game.

Blasphemy2114d ago

Has there been any good Resident Evil games without Shinji Mikami?

miyamoto2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

...and savor the sweet survival horror fun of the original games on the original PlayStation, Dreamcast, PS2.

Beastforlifenoob2114d ago

This is why I love indie devs, they always make great games if you want true horror play amnesia

kupomogli2114d ago


I don't necessarily think that Hatsune Miku means that he/she wants it to fail, but because the game sucks, and not just a bad Resident Evil, but a bad third person shooter in general, that he/she hopes it fails for that reason.

It's not going to fail, it's got Resident Evil slapped on the cover, but the game is easily one of the worst third person shooters this gen.

I'd like for this game to fail because it's a garbage game. What's wrong with wanting a good game to succeed and a poor game to fail? I don't see anything wrong with it because when people act like sheep and buy a crappy game, companies like Capcom will continue to milk said crap because they know their sheep will buy it.

Tapewurm2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

This is how I look at it......there are several reviews out there...some good and some bad...I have actually enjoyed all of the core Resident Evil games since the release of the 1st one...I liked 5 just as much as I liked I am going to pick this up and judge for myself. You have to remember that game reviews are that particular reviewer's OPINION.....and we all have differences, likes, and dislikes that are unique to us.....after playing the demos, I think this game warrants a purchase.

chriski3332114d ago

Man ppl need to chill out u don't like it don't buy it! I for one am picking it up day 1 yea its not a survival horror game but still looks fun

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wanieldiik2115d ago

haha, oh wow.. I imagined that it would be pretty bad. But 4.5 bad?!

LOGICWINS2115d ago

If thats what it takes to send a message to Capcom, so be it.

Carl_Shocker2115d ago

It's Capcom though LOGIC, with how ignorant they are they'll probably just take the possitive reviews into account and ignore the negative ones like they don't even exsist.

I actually have to admit some of these reviews have some balls for doing this.

LOGICWINS2115d ago

IGN, Gamespot, and Destructoid are MAJOR game review sites, all with large fanbases. I'm sure Capcom will have to listen this time. Besides, after that appalling demo, I expect it to sell way below expectations.

s8anicslayer2115d ago

I guess I'll have to wait for Zombie U for a real zombie experience even though I purchased this game already in the "Archives" form. If you take away the added bonuses in the archives version your actually only paying 19.99 for RE6 if you payed full retail for the added content so I'll take that.

pecorre2115d ago

Ouch. Good thing I canceled my pre-order after playing the demo.

ALLWRONG2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

Use that money and get Dead Space 3 instead.

AtomicGerbil2115d ago

I really do hope that's sarcasm?

dark-hollow2115d ago

lol how the mighty have fallen.

ritsuka6662115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

Blind eye fanboys have to accept the sad truth is with a heavy heart: Resident Evil 6 is a pure garbage of game!

Old McGroin2115d ago

[email protected] I've been defending Resi 6 to the hilt over the last few weeks and now I've seen some of the reviews...damn.

Check out Destructoid's review here:

Damn you Capcom!

wenaldy2115d ago

D'toid's review is purely gold, LMAO