Resident Evil 3
You Cant Have a zombie round-up without mentioning the undisputed king of zombie survival horror. Sure, Resi 3 suffers from being the final reiteration of an increasingly familiar formula. OK, it’s still a matter of pushing things around until you’ve got the Ted, Barbara, Alan and Keith keys. And the acting is what we've come to expect from zombie games, since The House Of The Dead first tested our suspension of disbelief. Still, if you've played all the others and need more, then Resi 3 is exactly what you're after. It's still a good game, for what it is.
But there's the rub - it’s what it is that’s the problem. More than anything else, Resident Evil 3 suffers from what came before and after it. Resident Evil 2 was the same game, but less familiar and, well, better. And no-one needs to tell you that Resident Evi! 4 is about to effectively rip the franchise apart and start all over again.
Still, all this upbeat negativity can't detract from the game's dated solidity; I'd be remiss not to recommend it to fans of the genre.
For me, Resident Evil 3 is kind of the ignored game from the original four (including Code Veronica) games. It was the last proper game to be released for the original PlayStation and it has since found a home on pretty much everything under the sun. How does it hold up in 2019 is the question we are asking here?
Welcome Back Jill
Resident Evil 3 once again has you playing as Jill Valentine from the first game in the series. Jill in this game is way more badass and let’s face it, she looks pretty hot running around in that short skirt. In all seriousness, it was pretty awesome to have Jill Valentine back after she was missing from [[Resident Evil 2]] and Code Veronica.
Resident Evil 2.5
One of the most interesting things about Resident Evil 3 is the time frame that it is set. This does not actually follow on from Resident Evil 2 the same way that Resident Evil Code Veronica does. Instead, it is actually set during the same timeframe that Resident Evil 2 is. At first, I thought this idea sucked as I wanted to know what happened next. In actuality, the story is awesome and feels a bit more “action movie” than any of the other [[Resident Evil]] games.
The basics of the story are that Jill Valentine wants to escape from the city that is being decimated by a zombie outbreak. This is all good, but she is being stalked by [[Nemesis]] who is one of the best villains the series has ever seen. He stalks you mercilessly and not knowing when he is going to burst through a wall or door keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil Code Veronica are a very interesting contrast. Resident Evil Code Veronica is far more puzzle heavy and more “survival” heavy with its lack of ammo. Resident Evil 3, on the other hand, went the other way and at the time was the most action packed of the Resident Evil games.
There are not only a ton of things for Jill to kill in this game, but she also has a great arsenal of weapons to use as well. While ammo is not as plentiful as it would become in games like [[Resident Evil 4]] to 6. You are not struggling for ammo like you were in Code Veronica. You can also craft in this game which can come in really handy too. Resident Evil 3 is not a very long game, but it is a great ride while it lasts.
In keeping with the action theme. Once you beat the game, you unlock a new game mode called Mercenaries. This is a staple of the series now, but here it was something new and exciting. Picking one of three badasses and just killing anything in site is way more fun and satisfying than you would think.
I have always enjoyed Resident Evil 3 and I have played it on multiple platforms. It may not be as well-remembered as 2 or Code Veronica, but it is a damn fine game. I like the more action-heavy approach to the gameplay and let's not lose sight of the fact that Nemesis is freaking awesome!
- Jill Valentine is back
- It is more action-orientated
- The game is very fast-paced
- I really enjoyed the story
- Nemesis is a fantastic villain
- It is a little on the short side
- Only one playable character in the main story
Processor: PC compatible, P-266 6.1
OS: Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode