As a single player title Operation Raccoon City is a hollow, completely frustrating experience. For that reason, it’s a relief that playing alone was never the developer’s real intention. Even with that in mind though, a game with such a highly regarded brand behind it is expected to reach a certain level of quality and depth – Operation Raccoon City sadly misses that mark by some distance.
There are some good ideas and the co-op provides a decent platform to get together with friends, but unlike recent co-op counterparts such as Left 4 Dead or Syndicate, Operation Raccoon City is largely dependant on you being able to make it fun, rather than it actually being fun. Horrible AI, a hit-and-miss cover system and the complete absence of the tense trademark Resident Evil atmosphere means that like Umbrella’s infamous T-Virus, Operation Raccoon City is a title (unless you’re a hardcore fan of the series) you might want to steer clear of come the day of release.