D+PAD Magazine writes:
The first appearance of Mercenaries, in the form in which it exists here on 3DS, came upon completing Resident Evil 4. This bonus mode suddenly appeared out of nowhere and turned what was already one of the all-time great action games into a package of incomparable value. The main game alone warranted numerous playthroughs, but it was the addictive Mercenaries mode, in which high scores were chased within time-limits, that kept Resident Evil 4 in millions of Gamecubes many years after its release in 2005. With Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D Capcom appear to be doing things slightly differently – this is the same extra mode, but like a mutated zombie limb, it’s flailing and detached from a full-bodied host. Value isn’t so forthcoming.