You can’t help but think that this game was bought to console and PC as a way of making up for the debacle that was Resident Evil 6. WHen this game hit the Nintendo 3DS, not only was it one of the handheld’s biggest titles, but it also bought back the good old days of Resident Evil 4 and 5. While it’s not exactly the second coming of the franchise, it will help ease some of the wounds that were left by more recent titles in the series.

Taking place between 4 and 5, players join Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine as they investigate several locations in the wake of a disaster that happened a year prior. You’ll explore a derelict cruise ship and a snow covered mountain in your attempt to stop a mysterious terrorist group from unleashing another Umbrella-powered disaster. Chris and Jill are joined by two new characters, Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat that travel with them. You’ll switch back and forth between the two during the game. Similar to Alan Wake, each level is presented as an episode from a TV show, complete with ‘previously on….’ flashbacks at the start of each level. The levels are tight and claustrophobic, and ammo is somewhat scarce, just like classic RE titles. PC and console players have the honor of experiencing the game’s graphics with remastered HD textures, and they’ll also have access to an new and improved Raid mode.

If you didn’t like 6, then Revelations will make you a fan of the series again. With Revelations 2 along with an HD remake of RE 1 recently being released, now is a good time to revisit the classic survival horror franchise.