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Developer: Capcom
Content Rating: Mature


Resident Evil Revelations features series favorites Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, plus their respective BSAA partners - Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat. The action begins on board a supposedly abandoned cruise ship, the ‘Queen Zenobia’, where horrors lurk around every corner, before players head for the mainland and the devastated city of Terragrigia. With limited ammo and weapons available, the race is on to survive the horror of Resident Evil Revelations.

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Sep 16, 2020
I originally played Resident Evil Revelations on the Nintendo 3DS and absolutely loved it. It was a graphical marvel on this system as it looked better than anything else on the market.

So how does the Switch version hold up? Very well as you might imagine. It looks great and plays well with the joy-cons and the pro controller options the system has. It really benefits from the second joy stick that the original 3DS model needed an attachment for. It runs well although suffered from some stuttering and long load times that were also present in the 3DS version. I'm not sure if this is caused by loading from my Micro SD card or not, but because it was on the original as well, this might just be how the game is.

The sound design is great and can keep you on edge at times. The visuals are really good as well, and the enemy designs are really creepy looking. The main setting of the game is an isolated cruise ship and its really well done. The story is is good but not perfect and might be the game's weakest aspect, but it does still have really good moments.

The gameplay is similar to Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 with the ability to move and shoot which is great. Playing through the story can be very difficult at times even on the normal setting. I found myself really running out of ammo at times, and I even have to finish the final boss fight with my knife as I completely ran out of ammo. The best part of the game though is its Raid Mode: A RPG-like mode where you level up and collect new gear to tackle harder and harder areas. It's a brilliant game mode that really makes you keep coming back to this game. The Switch version even has amiibo support for this mode that will cut down on the grind making it the best way to play Raid Mode.

Overall, I think the Switch version is by far the best way to play Resident Evil Revelations and I can't recommend this one enough. I've seen it on sale on the eShop for as low as $9.99 and it's a steal at that price. Absolutely worth it!
Albert Zenko

Albert Zenko

Sep 16, 2020

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Critic Reviews

23 Reviews
Samuel GuglielmoDec 08, 2017
When Resident Evil Revelations came out in 2012 it was genuinely one of the best entries to the series. Five years later and I think it has lost that status, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is still a great entry. While the story may be nonsense and the game’s boss fights are disappointing, it stills provides a thrilling horror game that has no problem occasionally breaking into action. If you’ve missed out on one of this game’s many re-releases, now is the perfect time to grab it.
Heath Shusterman-ZimmermanDec 15, 2017
In the end, Resident Evil Revelations is a fun play through. Nothing is really added aside from motion controls and the ability to once again play on the go. Players who have previously played the game may want to skip the game. Long time fans of the series or players who have not had the chance to play can certainly enjoy the game.
Dave AubreyDec 12, 2017
Resident Evil Revelations on the Switch is a great campaign to run through, and a fun online mode to spend time with if you’re still hungry for more. It feels a little bit aged now, years on from its original release, but it plays better than ever on Nintendo Switch thanks to gyro aiming, high framerates, and a crisp, sharp resolution. Well worth jumping in for Resident Evil fans and anyone looking for a fun, handheld shooter campaign.