Carl Williams writes, "When Capcom released Resident Evil for the Sony Playstation everyone was cheering this new “survival horror” genre that was just created. The problem is, this genre was older than most people remember it just didn’t have the name survival horror at the time. Sure, there were other horror games prior to Robowarrior but they were not survival horror in the style we know it today. Those earlier titles relied more on jump scares than they did surviving anything. No, Robowarrior took it to a new level and beat out Capcom’s Resident Evil by more than a few years. Hell, Robowarrior even beat out Capcom’s spiritual descendent to Resident Evil, Sweet Home, by two years and a few months."