The throwback to classic RE featured in the Mansion and Underground sequence is a nice change of pace from the rest of RE5, and while the story revelations aren't earth shattering, there's enough revealed that lore hounds will find something interesting.
This nightmare is decidedly brief, clocking in at around an hour or so. At the five dollar price point, though, it won't break the bank. If you're hungry for another dose of horror, don't hesitate to check it out.
Even if you enjoyed Resident Evil 5, chances are you've moved on by now and shouldn't rely on this content to draw you back in. But for diehard fans – myself included – Lost in Nightmares' revisiting of the series' past, replete with geeky, self-referential humor is definitely worth the modest asking price.
There’s no compelling reason to download this episode by itself—and this limp-wristed return to horror leaves a lot to be desired.
With a campaign chapter lasting about an hour, and only two of the eight Mercenaries Reunion characters available with it, Lost in Nightmares feels like a paper thin package. Truth be told, Mercenaries fans may find enough to love this DLC, but gamers looking solely for a good story mission will feel short-changed.