Top Critic Average
Umbrella Corps is a bad competitive shooter that doesn’t even know how to take advantage of its few strengths. Its mechanics frequently contradict each other, balance is absurd, controls are clumsy, and it fails to pull anything meaningful from the Resident Evil universe other than some recognizable settings. With no great story hooks for horror fans and mechanics that can’t compare to most modern shooters, Umbrella Corps feels like a game made for no one.
Capcom's oddest Resident Evil spin-off yet is also its scrappiest, with uneven execution obscuring an otherwise entertaining online shooter.
It feels more like an indie team’s first prototype than a new entry in a blockbuster franchise, but the truth is there have still been a lot worse Resident Evil games than this.
If you could find a match consistently you’d experience the mediocre gunplay. Unfortunately, you’ll be staring at a matchmaking screen more than playing the game
Umbrella Corps is a sloppy competitive shooter with a score of issues that overshadow its redeeming qualities.
A crummy ripoff for Resident Evil fans and newcomers alike
If it weren't for the inclusion of zombies, Umbrella Corps would be indistinguishable from almost every generic first-person shooter that gets released on Steam or for free. While zombies make it stand out just a smidgen from the competition, the gameplay is as brain-dead as they are. If you're looking for a solid, cheap shooter on PS4 or PC, there are better options, like Blacklight: Retribution. Even diehard Resident Evil fans should save their money, as I can't think of a single reason anyone should buy this.
P.S. Here's a bonus gif, where I wear a Leon mask, crawl at super-speed while reloading, and pistol-whip a zombie dick. It's the best part of the game.
There’s not much else to say – Umbrella Corps is a downright awful dagger in the hearts of Resident Evil fans. We can only hope that, with one final nail in the coffin, Capcom will bury this tragic era and leave it dead forever.