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Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)
alaScore 90

164 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the action and price. The gameplay and graphics also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 24 user reviews of Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii) from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games on

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Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)


Throughout the years, the Resident Evil series has played host to a number of first-person shooter experiences, some of which were more ill-fated than others. Sticking close to the successful story-driven, on-rails formula it established with 2007's...

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Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles


There is no time for the Jill sandwich. The Resident Evil franchise on Nintendo consoles has definitely changed over the last generation. Still what some consider the greatest RE title...

Solid visuals ; Great storytelling ; Lots of fan service

Shaky camera ; Useless AI partner


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Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles


I am not sure how much more material there is in the Resident Evil Franchise. For every new game with material that expands on the original storyline, there are two or three filler titles that do little more than tell you what happened across town from...

New storyline makes this more than a retread

Gameplay lacks depth ; Forgettable

The light gun genre has had some nice nods on the Wii, but I think there needs to be something more than camera shakes to make them feel immersive. The cinematics here tell a great story, but I need something to pull me into the game. Darkside kept me...

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Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles Review


The History of Resident Evil is and will always be very confusing, therefore Capcom releases has been releasing games that fill up the gap so that we can learn more and be satisfied with the game's story. Krauser is indeed a mysterious character in the...

Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles is a must get for anyone who loves the Resident Evil franchise. The game delivers slight improvement over the Umbrella Chronicles, but one of the things that got me disappointed is the feeling and the atmosphere that...

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Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles


The storyline of the Resident Evil games has always been a schlocky, B-grade yarn you either feel is taken way to seriously or find to be a competent tale that weaves together its entries in interesting ways. No matter what camp you fall into, you...

Altogether, Darkside Chronicles is a solid package with loads of content. The combat is satisfying, sprinkled with interesting boss fights and fun visual and gameplay tricks to keep the usually stale light gun formula fresh.

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Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles - Wii


Zombies! Zombies! What Is This, A Video Game?

Excellent review, everything you said is right on the mark. The grammatical errors in the subtitles drove me nuts, but Darkside Chronicles was really fun when played cooperatively

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Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles


When I first heard that Capcom's next Resident Evil game was going to be a sequel to the Wii-exclusive Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, I was pretty disappointed. Umbrella Chronicles actua...

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Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles


Get ready to blast your way through an evil history

Nice graphics in and out of cutscenes ; Some cool boss fights ; A third of it is a new story

Not very deep ; Headshots not as satisfying as they should be ; A couple bosses are kind of annoying

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles is at least worth a rental, and the unlockable extras will appeal to the dedicated treasure hunters out there who want an excuse to replay it. For the rest, it's a fun six to eight hours, even for two players on...

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Just like the old days, but without the change machines and skeevy dudes.

Pacing and action just right; co-op recreates arcade experience; fun to see events from a new perspective

Camera can be annoying; newcomers will have a hard time parsing the story; in-game graphics fail to impress

For all its graphical weaknesses, RE:DC successfully accomplishes the most important thing: the gameplay itself. Standing next to your buddy as you both do your best firing-range impression with the Wii Zapper is an absolute thrill, especially when...

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Review: Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Nintendo Wii)


Other modes include being able to look at items, voice files, and things you have picked up along the way. You can earn titles for fulfilling specific requirements and you can even upload your scores onto a RE:DC server via the Wii's Wi-Fi connection....

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles is a step down from the overall experience that was Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. Darkside is more linear, has less overall content, far less unlockables, and has not only lost the ability to somewhat...

Product Specifications

With the focus on creating more terrifying experiences than ever before, the camera now mimics the first person point of view, providing a more cinematic and immersive experience. Combined with an eerie soundtrack and a high graphics engine utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles delivers fun and accessible horror game on the Nintendo Wii.


Elements:Action - adventure / Action - first person shooter
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:18+
USK Rating:Keine Jugendfreigabe gem


Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Capcom Entertainment
Model:The Darkside Chronicles
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Resident Evil


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo Wii
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action