Resident Evil: Code: Veronica
If I had to do a best Resident Evil games list, I can tell you right away that Resident Evil Code Veronica would be close to the top of the list. This is such a landmark game for the series and featured some very nice changes that were capable thanks to the improved hardware of the Dreamcast and the other systems that it was later ported to. Please note that the version I am talking about today is the HD port of Resident Evil Code Veronica X.
Brother And Sister Are Here To Save The World!
The story of Resident Evil Code Veronica is set after the events of Resident Evil 3. You play as Claire Redfield at the start of the game and she is on a mysterious island trying to figure out what Umbrella is up to. All hell breaks loose while she is on here, she is captured and she is in a fight for survival as well as trying to figure out what the deal with this place is.
The story in Resident Evil Code Veronica was much grander in scale than what 2 and 3 offered, not to put those games down of course. The story of the Ashford clan and finding stuff out about the early days of Umbrella is really cool. Resident Evil Code Veronica also has some great boss creatures for you to go up against. However, what really sticks out in my mind is Alfred Ashford and the twist that happens with him. You think one thing and then the story hits you with something else. It is very well done and even the less than great voice acting cannot let it down. As well as Claire and being on this island. The story will also see you play as Chris Redfield for the first time since the original Resident Evil and also you get to explore a research base in Antarctica.
The Same, But A Little Different
Resident Evil Code Veronica plays very similar to Resident Evil 3. It is an old school Resident Evil game at heart and by most people, it is regarded as the hardest in the series. You really have to conserve your ammo in this game as it is very stingy with it, but this just makes you think more before you shoot. Also, it makes each encounter that extra bit tense as you decide if you can run away or if you need to shoot.
As you would expect there are a ton of puzzles to solve and some of these are really tough and I am sure will have you asking Google for help. They are not over the top cryptic though, but at the time these were the hardest puzzles that the series had to offer. The overall gameplay while still using those tank controls did feel a lot quicker this time around and that I feel is a huge reason as to why so many people put this close to the top of their lists.
Look At That Angle
One of the things that Capcom were able to do with Resident Evil Code Veronica was to improve the visuals drastically over Resident Evil 3. All of the levels are now actually rendered in full 3D and the camera has a more dynamic feel to it. The HD version actually looks pretty darn good for a game that is nearly 20 years old at this point. While the presentation is first rate the voice acting is not exactly great. Steve, in particular, is pretty terrible. I would not say that the voice acting is bad. It is more a product of its time, but the story is so good you can overlook it.
I think that this is one of the best games in the Resident Evil series. When it comes to old school Resident Evil, Resident Evil Code Veronica X is the best of the bunch. While all the versions of the game are great, even the original on the Dreamcast. The best way that you can play this game is actually on the Xbox One as the Xbox 360 HD remaster of Resident Evil Code Veronica X is backwards compatible.
- One of the best stories in the franchise
- Chris Redfield is back
- The environments look great
- Some really challenging puzzles
- This is proper survival horror!
- This is the hardest game in the series
- No “official” PC port of the HD version just yet
Processor: PC compatible, P-100
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica Screenshots
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