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Resident Evil 6
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Release Date (US):
October 2nd, 2012
Release Date (UK):
October 2nd, 2012
Online Players:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
552 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
369 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360

About Resident Evil 6

From 1up: “In what is destined to be the first genuinely epic game of 2009, Resident Evil 5 is practically guaranteed to be the last of its kind, with the game’s producer, Jun Takeuchi, assuring us that a reboot is in order for the inevitable Resident Evil 6.”



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Resident Evil 6 may lack originality and has some shaky moments, but more than makes up for it with action-packed gameplay, heaps of content and a gripping story.

We like

  • Four diverse, action-packed campaigns
  • Plenty of unlockable content
  • Great story with some surprisingly spooky moments

We dislike

  • Poor cover system
  • Vehicle sections are underwhelming
  • Some bland visuals

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Resident Evil is suffering from something of an identity issue as of late. Originally starting out as a Survival Horror franchise, Capcom’s zombie behemoth has slowly transitioned into a bog-standard, third-person shooter for the past couple of iterations. This fundamental shift in concept has proved polarizing to say the least; some fans, such as myself, prefer the methodical, slower-paced efforts of old, while others e...

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