Resident Evil: Revelations 2’s Throwback Map Pack isn’t worth your cash

RE6 and Revelations 1 aren’t exactly ‘throwbacks’

Ever since I got my hands on Resident Evil: Revelations 2, I’ve been playing Raid Mode on a daily basis. It’s addicting, and the more I play it, the more I think it’s the best iteration of Mercenaries/Raid yet. This mode is deep — I’m coming up on 40 hours with it, and that’s just with the first Episode’s worth of missions ($6). For science, I tested out the “Throwback” DLC pack last weekend, and was underwhelmed considering the price and moniker, which can be considered a misnomer at best.

It’s $4.99, and although it technically provides you with 12 levels, it’s actually only four maps spread across three difficulties. Three of the maps are from Resident Evil 6, and one is from the Queen Zenobia cruise ship from the first Revelations — not exactly a “throwback” with two of the latest games in the franchise, right? If Capcom really wanted people’s money, it needed to recreate the halls of the Spencer Mansion or the streets of Raccoon City. Resident Evil 6 is represented enough in the core maps as it is.

Having said that, the DLC can be fun enough if you can’t get enough of Raid Mode and want more. The second mission features a cool tiered arena with mini-boss fights, set to the beautiful central cruise ship mezzanine. The third is a defense mission with multiple paths to defend, and the fourth kicks things off with a ranged shootout of sorts before turning into one of the biggest battlegrounds in the game.

While the Throwback Map Pack may not be worth picking up, expect a review of Episode 2 early tomorrow morning.

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!