Barely has Resident Evil 6 been released around the world and already both professional reviewers and users of aggregate website Metacritic are slamming Capcom’s third-person shooter with extremely low scores.Resident Evil 6 was awaited by lots of gamers from all around the world, promising to deliver a top notch experience that’s been sorely lacking in the franchise for quite some time.
On the outside, the game looked quite impressive, bringing three different yet intertwining single-player campaigns, featuring Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, and Jake Muller, plus a bonus one, with Ada Wong, and a variety of other features.
Capcom also posted a variety of details and videos with the game, so lots of people were eagerly awaiting the shooter’s release yesterday, at midnight, when it went on sale.
Unfortunately for Capcom, it seems that the game isn’t that impressive, as not just fans but also reviewers have criticized it.
While some outlets have given pretty decent scores to the shooter, including 9 or 8 out of 10, other websites have completely torn down the experience, with scores of 3, 4, 4.5, or 6 out of 10.
As a result, the average critical score on review aggregator Metacritic is at 68/100, meaning mixed or average opinions.
Besides the media, the game is also getting slammed by actual players, as Metacritic users have submitted a whopping 236 ratings, of which 221 are negative, 2 are mixed, and 12 are positive.
As a result, the current user score for Resident Evil 6 on the website is an abysmal 0.6 for the Xbox 360 version and an even lower 0.2 for the PlayStation 3 edition, which is quite a negative performance not even reached by games that were deliberately bombed by Metacritic users in the past, like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or Mass Effect 3.
Have you had a chance to try out Resident Evil 6? What do you think about the new survival shooter?