Resident Evil: Revelations (HD Console Edition)
The most distinctive change on PS4 and Xbox One is the bump up in frame rate for better performance
If you have already played as such, its purchase is highly dispensable.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, it is a good game, but is basically the same title that many have already enjoyed.
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Resident Evil Revelations is one of those worse remasters, published only for easy profit. You can buy it for the story... after big discount.
Review in Polish | Read full review
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.