The character is a mute skilled assassin and sniper with supernatural abilities belonging to the covert strike force XOF, a division of the American intelligence agency Cipher. Depending on the player’s actions, she can be captured by Venom Snake and eventually used as a member of his Diamond Dogs mercenary group. Quiet was the source of criticism by some media for contributing to a seemingly oversexualized portrayal of women in video games.
Unlike previous Resident Evil games, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was designed to have more action-oriented gameplay. It features a larger number of enemies for the player to defeat and introduces the eponymous Nemesis creature, which periodically pursues the player from one area to the next until the end of the game. The game was a critical and commercial success, selling more than three million units worldwide. Most critics praised the graphics for being detailed and the Nemesis creature as an intimidating villain, but some criticized the game’s short length and story. After its release on the PlayStation console, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was subsequently ported to the Dreamcast, Microsoft Windows and GameCube systems.