The original Resident Evil Revelations was released back in 2012 for the 3DS. Since then it has seen a re-release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and apparently that wasn’t enough because it is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well.
Having said that, Resident Evil Revelations isn’t a bad game. It was an impressive game for the 3DS at the time and it translates onto the PlayStation 4 remarkably well. To read a more thorough review, head to our review of the 3DS version, right here.
Graphically, there is a blatant improvement. Textures are crisp, animations are fluid, and the cutscenes look fantastic for something that was once run on a handheld system. Mechanically the game works just as well. Being able to walk and shoot was a smart addition from the original. Minor tweaks to gameplay make this re-release feel fresh and new.
Granted, there are moments when the controls feel clunky, and the camera feels like it’ll creep up your ass if you take a corner too tight at times, BUT for a portable port to console these are minor, even expected, issues.
On top of that improvements to the Raid game mode are a welcome change as well. New characters, enemies, and weapons bring new challenges and fun to the system. Running the levels solo or with a friend are equally fun and immersive.
While playing the campaign, there aren’t really any hard save points. The auto-save feature works well enough, where if you die you aren’t set too far back. Aside from that, the only saving you can do yourself is at the end of the chapter.
Speaking of the campaign and chapters, this isn’t the worst story Resident Evil has done. It’s engaging enough to keep you interested but you still get some moments of cheesy lines or voice acting. The game is a bit on the short side in terms of campaign, with about 5-7 hours of gameplay if you really explore everything there is to see. However at a low price point, the game isn’t a waste of money for those wanting to see a solid installment shine on the newest consoles.
Overall, Resident Evil Revelations finds itself right at home on the PlayStation 4. With smooth framerates, a decent story, a handful of fan favorite characters to play as, and much more; Revelations is worth another play through. For those that have yet to play this installment, I wouldn’t recommend playing it on anything BUT the PlayStation 4.