"A dismally unimaginative co-op shooter, coupled with a half-finished idea for an intriguing competitive component. Play it in either mode and youíll be bored or irritated within minutes."
Operation Raccoon City needed to be good. After all, it angered Resident Evil fans by simply existing, taken as proof that Capcom no longer cares about those who adored the franchiseís survival horror beginnings.
Itís a fast-paced co-op shooter in which you and three others fight your way through a mildly story-driven zombie apocalypse. But we know that premise can be employed to tremendous effect. It certainly has been before.
Sadly, Raccoon City makes such a perfunctory effort to differentiate itself from the competition that itís almost a little embarrassing. When itís not aping Left 4 Dead itís trying to be Gears of War, and it doesnít seem to understand what made its inspirations tick in the first place.
Freelance review by Lewis Denby (March 23, 2012)
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