Join the corps! Umbrella Corps brings a competitive experience featuring new types of strategy and technique blended with elements from the world of Resident Evil, to create a unique kind of shooter!Read full description
Join the corps! Umbrella Corps brings a competitive experience featuring new types of strategy and technique blended with elements from the world of Resident Evil, to create a unique kind of shooter! Experience intense close and mid-range combat with analogue aim and cover mechanics, nerve-wracking no-respawn matches, and many other game modes!
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The game's single player is the same missions and settings over and over. The AI is terrible even for zombies. The game play is lack luster in single player and extremely repetitive. No real story or anything it doesn't deserve to be called Resident Evil. The multiplayer is slightly better because other humans can provide more of a challenge. However the weapons aren't balanced and the 3 on 3 combat is poor. There are F2P games that are superior to this title in every way. Also good luck on even getting connected to other players because they are rare.
Umbrella Corps manages to make an even worse Resident Evil game then Operation Raccoon City did. The game is primarily made for multiplayer but does feature 20 some single player missions, which are all similar and take place on the games few maps, because you are only fighting zombies you aren't even able to make any real use of the game's mechanics, the cover system just ends up getting in the way. A badly written story is told through journal entries as you play through the stages. Multiplayer mode consists of a deathmatch with no respawns and a mode with different random objectives over a small amount of maps that are mostly taken from prior areas from old Resident Evil games. The game is full of strange and unfinished looking animations, such as the odd way that your gun is always raised to the side of your face or the speed and look of characters as they crawl around on the floor. Movement usually feels like you are sliding around the map, the guns feel weak, and the melee kills are overpowered and ridiculous for the setting. The only positive part of the game is the ways that you can customize your character's appearance and gun look but there is no reason to want to customize and unlock equipment in a game with such poor gameplay. There are zombies spread around the map in multiplayer modes that might attack you, which could have been interesting in a better game, maybe a multiplayer focused mode in Call of Duty's zombie maps.
Having an multiplayer game set in Resident Evil universe seems like good idea. Sure, it wasn't said to be horror game or anything like that, just a shooter game. Yet, Capcom managed to fail. Even though the game just launched, there aren't many players in it. Having around 150-300 players online is good number? I don't think so. Give it also a thought that there are players from AROUND THE WORLD, which means you can get unlucky and play when there are much less players online. Maybe it's just me, but playing it with mouse and keyboard is more of pain - so if you don't have any controller, you will be at disadventage. To be honest, Operation Raccoon City was more fun to play online that this game. It's also kind of expensive when there are great number of better and far more enjoyable online focused games for lower price, or even free to play. Maybe Capcom should spend more time working on this game, because as it is for now, I can't recommend it to anyone, nor I can't enjoy it myself.
Umbrella Corps is a zombie-themed third person shooter where you control a member of Umbrella's private army and it is your job to shoot zombies and shoot other people who are shooting zombies. There is no story to Umbrella Corps to talk about: you just shoot zombies, level up, get new equipment and armour, and that's about it. The meat of the game is multiplayer; you run and shoot your way through various modes (and zombies) trying to kill your enemies and it is actually possible to use those zombies to your advantage, especially if you try to use one as a free bullet sponge. The single player, sadly, consists of nothing more than a wave-based mode where you try to survive as long as possible, not unlike The Mercenaries from the main games, but with your own character instead of a pre-existing one like Albert Wesker and Ada Wong. At least you get to play through various memorable locales from past Resident Evil games. One thing the game has that is enjoyable is the customisation: you can make your character look like an absolute badass with plenty of armour and paint options, and the weapon customisation is actually a key part of the gameplay that can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Also it's fun just to mess around with the colour options; if you ever wanted to shoot zombies with a pink gun, this game lets you do just that. Umbrella Corps is essentially what many feared Resident Evil 7 would have been had the E3 trailer not convinced us otherwise. It's ok, but it's not really Resident Evil. Then again, it might not be trying to be.
Capcom's Resident Evil series is an important franchise. It's so big that it has spawned several spin-off, all different from the main entries. Umbrella Corps is one of these. Set after the event of Resident Evil 6 (But the story isn't really canon I guess), the game lets you play a new member of the Umbrella Corps, some kind of elite squad that hunts down the mutants and monsters. While there is a little singleplayer mode, the main focus of Umbrella Corps is the multiplayer. It's a third person shooter with quite a nice flair to it. You can't respawn and your character is very agile. You can climb buildings, take cover and use the mutants that inhabit the maps at your advantage. It's fast and fun. Sure the game isn't perfect but it's up there with most interesting shooters released in recent memories. However, the game lacks ambition and polishing. It suffers performance issues and the bestiary is just boring. Zombies, dogs, Majinis/villagers, a few bloodshots from RE6 and that's it. The game uses maps from different episodes of the series but doesn't bother bringing the most interesting monsters too. It's a shame because Operation Raccoon City has proven that Hunters and Tyrants can really make things more interesting. Umbrella Corps is a fun spin-off that could have been better.
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