Resident Evil: Revelations (HD Console Edition)

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Resident Evil: Revelations (HD Console Edition) is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Based on 41 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ComiConverse
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 28, 2017

There isn't much new on show here, but fans won't really mind - it's an entertaining romp through the Queen Zenobia emulating the heydays of the series. When you're low on ammo and out of herbs, dreading ambushes at every corner, you're reminded what made Resident Evil so good in the first place.

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Scored Reviews

GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Aug 28, 2017

Resident Evil Revelations is another great addition to the franchise. It maintains the survivor-horror feel that the series is known for. The campaign isn't the longest, but it is engaging and well worth the time. Raid mode is fun to go through afterwards and try out different weapons. Altogether a satisfying challenge and a very enjoyable experience that I had a hard time putting down.

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PushStartPlay
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2017

If you’re new to the series and have recently jumped into Resident Evil 7, then Revelations gives you a taste of nostalgia, complete with the cheesy characters and dialogue that fans love, but most importantly, it’s a horror game at its core

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Atomix
84 / 100
84 / 100
Aug 29, 2017

Yes, it is a good game, but is basically the same title that many have already enjoyed.

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TheXboxHub
Sep 28, 2017

If you know nothing but Resident Evil 7, then you may well find this as a step back, but if you’re looking for a solid Resident Evil game or simply a horror title in general, then Resident Evil Revelations isn’t a bad way to go

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2017

Really, for those that have already played Revelations, there isn't any huge reason to run out and grab this again unless A. It's never been played before B. Love to collect or purchase anything with Resident Evil in the title, or C. Just simply want to replay it again on the new consoles. There's nothing really wrong with the game as far as coming over to the PS4, and mileage will vary on the repeated issues the game does have, like handheld design roots, scope, and limited animations.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2017

Resident Evil: Revelations is a true survival-horror experience with a lot to offer on modern home consoles for only $20. Not everything in the game has made the jump to console perfectly, but if it's anything to go by, I sure as hell enjoyed this game a lot more than Resident Evil 6 (I'll still defend 5 even though it's not my favorite in the series). If Resident Evil 7: Biohazard wasn't enough for you this year, I can't think of a better game to recommend. Resident Evil: Revelations stays true to what made the first handful of Resident Evil titles great while also offering slight moments that delve more into the action oriented titles. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up.

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Stevivor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2017

On the whole, Resident Evil: Revelations is perfect for fans of the franchise who don't own a 3DS or didn't take advantage of the last-gen release.

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Leadergamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 9, 2017

If you are the one who likes horror games or admires the old Resident Evil games, it's definitely worth trying.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2017

This new edition of Resident Evil: Revelations, even if without unpublished contents, demonstrates once again the beauty of the original game.

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Windows Central
Sep 6, 2017

All told, this is the best that Revelations has ever looked, and series fans won't be disappointed.

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SquareXO
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2017

Since gracing the screens of the 3DS way back in 2012, Resident Evil Revelations has been one of the most anticipated Resident Evil games to receive a HD Remaster for PS4 this year. Following in the footsteps of the other Resident Evil games, Revelations follows series regulars and fan favourites Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they explore a terrorist hideaway and the biological organic weaponry (B.O.W) that has been created on an abandoned cruise ship, The Queen Zenobia.

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SomHráč.sk
80%
80%
Sep 24, 2017

Resident Evil: Revelations is a good port. The story is fun, the atmosphere is immersive, but graphics are a little too rusty compared to the new games. On the bright side, you don't have to worry about bugs and optimization.

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Video Chums
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

Visually, Resident Evil: Revelations is a bit rough around the edges but that doesn't hold it back from being an intense and enjoyable action-based entry in the series, either by playing solo or teaming up with a friend in Raid Mode.

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COGconnected
79 / 100
79 / 100
Aug 29, 2017

The most distinctive change on PS4 and Xbox One is the bump up in frame rate for better performance

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IGN Spain
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2017

A further remastering of this Capcom series, which improves the work in Code Veronica X, but still does not offer enough improvements to justify repurchase.

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VGProfessional
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2017

This new version of Resident Evil: Revelations is mainly intended for those that never played it before, and have one of the current generation of consoles. It's a simple port with nothing added from previous generations, and you can tell that with outdated textures and graphics.

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Hobby Consolas
76 / 100
76 / 100
Aug 29, 2017

Its varied focus on action, exploring and suspense keeps working wonderfully on today's standards, altough current consoles could use a more ambitious graphical performance.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2017

Resident Evil Revelations is a great buy for Resi fans and a solid entry into the series for newcomers. Just don't expect anything new if you've already played the game on Nintendo 3DS or PS3.

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Spaziogames
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2017

Resident Evil: Revelations is a great and enjoyable survival horror. Perhaps, the PS4/One version isn't exactly the best way to go, but it's certainly a great porting of a game made in 2012.

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Worth Playing
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2017

It's still a better-than-average game that features a classic series plot and two of my favorite characters. If you go into it with the understanding that this is a port of a handheld game, you should be more than pleased with it.

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Rely On Horror
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2017

Resident Evil Revelations was and continues to be a great game, but also a hesitant one that lacked confidence to fully return the series to its survival horror roots.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Dec 13, 2017

Another Resident Evil: Revelations port suffers from the laziness of developers, which translates into outdated graphics and the lack of worthwhile innovations (original game was released 5 years ago). On the other hand, you should buy this game if you love Resident Evil series and have not played through earlier versions of Revelations.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2017

Resident Evil Revelations on PS4 is a solid representation of the second-generation of games in the franchise that gets new life once again on current-gen consoles. Folks who never played the game before will get the most mileage out of this. If you only played it on 3DS, it might actually be worth picking up again as the experience feels different in the dark on the big screen. Those who already played it on PS3, meanwhile, really don’t have much reason to take this trip once again as it doesn’t really offer much that’s new. As much as I loved the original on 3DS, playing it a third time admittedly blunts its impact.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 3, 2017

If you have already played as such, its purchase is highly dispensable.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Az Elias

Top Critic

7 / 10
Sep 8, 2017

The 3DS origins are apparent on more than the graphical side, as the episodic nature coupled with the flashback jumps and multiple characters weighs heavy on Resident Evil: Revelations' story mode, breaking things up far too often, instead of letting things flow in what is otherwise a great survival horror setting. Overlooking the pitfalls, this is still a solid action game that fans of modernised third-person shooter Resi will get some mileage out of, and is multiplied tenfold when diving into Raid Mode.

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GearNuke
7 / 10
7 / 10
Aug 31, 2017

Resident Evil Revelations is a fairly basic port for the PS4 and Xbox One. The addition of 60 FPS to the re-release of the game is nice and makes the gameplay experience smoother, but the visuals are dated by now and the presentation still suffers from the handheld origins.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Sep 19, 2017

I'd dare say that most Resident Evil fans have possibly found a way to have played this already, and there is really no incentive to come back for another round.

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PSX Brasil
70 / 100
70 / 100
Sep 12, 2017

Resident Evil: Revelations on PS4 is basically the same game we've seen in the past generation, with a few graphical improvements. If you have already played it, especially in the 3DS where the title was more impressive, there is nothing new here. If you have not already done so, this new version is the best option available on the market.

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Sirus Gaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2017

Resident Evil Revelations isn’t a bad horror game. Though it is a remaster. If you’re looking for a superior horror experience, might we point you towards its sequel, Resident Evil Revelations 2 which is a far more better game?

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Aug 29, 2017

This isn't an inherently bad game by any stretch of the imagination; it's just not one that managed to withstand the test of time, no matter how much Capcom tries to polish it up. And if you're a new player who adored Resident Evil 7 and you're wondering if this little spin-off game is worth jumping into, I'd say have a go with Revelations 2, see how you feel about it, and then take things from there.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2017

My hang-ups with the aiming aside, the PlayStation 4 version of Resident Evil Revelations is the best version of the survival horror outing. The problem is that it's 2017. It's been over five years since Revelations (or I guess it was technically "Revelaitons" then) released on Nintendo 3DS, and what was once a technical marvel is an outdated-looking title on current consoles. Capcom has done a nice job cleaning it up, but it's still ultimately a handheld title that was designed to be viewed on a 240p screen. That won't matter to the die hard Resident Evil fans who plan on picking up the same game for the third time, but it's becoming harder to recommend to newcomers as time passes.

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PSX Extreme
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2017

If you're a newcomer to Resident Evil, this is not the place to start. Go with this year's Resident Evil 7 if you're looking for something innovative, modern and terrifying. If pure action is what you're after, the remastered editions of Resident Evil 4 and 5 are much easier recommendations.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Aug 29, 2017

Resident Evil Revelations is a fun and captivating game that now offers its best graphics and more content than ever. However, its modest origins as a 3DS game imposes certain gameplay limitations that puts it below everything that has come afterwards, relegating it to a filler status among the catalogue of Resident Evil titles available on current platforms.

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Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Aug 29, 2017

Resident Evil Revelations was a step in the right direction five years ago, but has since worn out its welcome.

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Nexus
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2017

If you’re desperate to complete your remastered Resident Evil collection, and have never played Resident Evil: Revelations before, the low price point is appealing. The game is certainly worth experiencing for Resident Evil fans, if only for the ridiculous and entertaining plot.

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NEOsite
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2017

Resident Evil Revelations is one of those worse remasters, published only for easy profit. You can buy it for the story... after big discount.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Sep 6, 2017

The PlayStation 4 version of Resident Evil: Revelations is the definitive version, but that doesn't carry as much weight as it would have a few years ago. We do think the campaign is still worth a playthrough, but with clunky controls, a graphical presentation that's showing its age, and an inferior raid mode, it's hard to recommend a voyage on this ship to anyone but newcomers.

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TrustedReviews
TrustedReviews
Trusted Reviews

Top Critic

Aug 29, 2017

Although Resident Evil: Revelations remains a great game in its own right, it's hard to recommend this HD (HD-er?) version to even staunch loyalists of Capcom's fright fest, especially if they picked up the home console release in the last hardware generation. The exception would be those who really loved Raid, as the new Chaos mode might prove reason enough to revisit. Instead, this is probably best suited to those who've never played Revelations before, or who came to Resident Evil off the back of Resi 7 and are curious about the series' history. Even if you fall into that camp, unless you're a one format gamer, holding out for the Switch release seems wise.

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GamingBolt
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2017

Resident Evil Revelations is a game out of time and it doesn't hold up to the standard of the hardware it's trying to compete on. Is it still classic style Resident Evil? Yeah, sure. But it's hard to say whether that's enough in 2017, and with the rest of its issues, it certainly lacks in many departments.

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SA Gamer
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2017

Resident Evil: Revelations is a inconsistent attempt trying to gives fans traditional Resident Evil. Yet it fails at realising survival horror and never commits to either genre it attempts to give players. There are much better options for players who want either focused styles of Resident Evil.

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