CVG: "You certainly can't criticise the Parasite Eve games for sticking to a formula. The original was an action RPG, the sequel a Resident Evil-style survival horror and this - called The 3rd Birthday but effectively Parasite Eve 3 - is a fast-paced third-person shooter.
The constant in all three is heroine Aya Brea; a kick-ass cop who has saved New York from genetically-engineered monsters. Twice. Oddly, for a city-saving hero, she has the personality of a damp sponge."