Game Vortex writes: "If you already took a trip down Memory Lane and finished Resident Evil 5: Lost in Nightmares, you likely came away with one of two feelings. Either you were given the chance to wax reminiscent about the more deliberate pacing of the earlier Resident Evil games, or you longed to return to the action-oriented direction the franchise has been gravitating towards since its fourth installment. Capcom has released a new bit of downloadable content for Resident Evil 5, and it's geared towards fans who want more action than adventure. Personally, I found Resident Evil 5: Desperate Escape to be a bit better than Lost in Nightmares, simply because of the relentless white-knuckle intensity that is maintained through the episode's hour-and-a-half length. Regardless, it should be considered a must-buy for Resident Evil fans."