The zombie slaying, score attacking game that started life as an unlockable mode in Resident Evil 4 makes its début as a standalone title, but is it anything more than a mini-game?
For those of you who haven’t already played The Mercenaries in its mini-game form in both Resident Evil 4 and 5, it is a score attack game that pits the player against a never ending stream of slow moving, relentless enemies. The goal is to survive for the allotted time period and tallying up the highest possible score, whilst trying to conserve your small amount of ammunition and avoiding the score of zero that is awarded for death. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D remains faithful to this established gameplay model and provides a few extra elements that entitle it to exist as a full title rather than the mini-game that it was spawned from. 3.5/5