Patrick Kolan writes:
"Mostly, however, Umbrella Chronicles does a solid job. It takes repetitive rails-shooting gameplay and retreads a lot of arguably worn locations and Resident Evil territory, but it never feels stale. In fact, a degree of knowledge about the previous games not only helps the choppy storytelling to gel a little better, it also gives you a tactical advantage. You'll have a good idea of what key enemies you're going to encounter (and thus, when to save your grenades or heavy munitions), and secrets to keep an eye out for. In this way, Resident Evil fans are definitely encouraged to try their hand at Umbrella Chronicles. It comes close to greatness and definitely rounds out the much-needed hardcore gaming category on the Wii."