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  • Summary: In Resident Evil 5, returning hero Chris Redfield is sent to Africa to investigate a biological weapon that is transforming the populace into aggressive and disturbing creatures. Joined by another local BSAA agent, Sheva Alomar, the two must work together to solve the truth behind the frightening turn of events. Featuring a revolutionary new co-op mode of gameplay, Resident Evil 5 will let players experience fear together as terror moves out of the shadows and into the light of day. The PC version of Resident Evil 5 features online play for co-operative play sessions over the internet and will also take advantage of NVIDIA’s new GeForce 3D Vision technology (wireless 3D Vision glasses sold separately). [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 93
    It may not be a radically new Resident Evil 5, but the PC version of the game still manages to hold its own with an improved control scheme and extra Mercenaries mode.
  2. Hands down, a great adaptation of a great game.
  3. With a whole heap of content to unlock, a campaign that begs to be replayed and top of the line production values there's very little to be disappointed with.
  4. Resident Evil 5 is "only" an amazing game, a label that the 90% of the third person shooters would want for themselves. The cooperative mode is just sensational and the story mode is plenty filled with non-stop action. The huge amount of contents will make you forget the lack of any kind of innovation in its concept.
  5. The single-player and co-op intertwine really well.
  6. Although not as good a game as four, five is still extremely entertaining and this time even very well converted! [Nov 2010]
  7. Where did this famous horror go? RE5 still could have been a great action game. If only the controls were suited for the action game. Co-op mode is worth trying you can curse level design and A.I. all together. [Oct 2009]

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  2. Negative: 29 out of 99
  1. Nov 13, 2013
    This is the best pc port ever make from CAPCOM (together with Devil may cry 4). I don't care those people that like the origins RE, I like it this way better (but not RE 6, that's super SUCK). The game really optimized for PC with the most beautiful graphic (better than the console version, 1500% better than RE 6), the cutscene is god like since it use the in-game graphic to do cutscene not some annoying video clip like other game and by fully supported keyboard and mouse, this game show that CAPCOM trully care for PC people. Expand
  2. Oct 25, 2010
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Having played this on the PS3, I found the controls on PC to be a little awkward at first - very different from a normal shooter (I'm a big PC shooter fan). However, after an hour or so of play, I find the controls and aiming mechanism to be extremely efficient versus a gamepad. The porting over to the PC is outstanding: the graphics are crisp and smooth, the controls are well-balanced, and the in-game inventory system is very intuitive (click-and-drag combining!). If you only have time for a quick play session, you'll be popping zombies' heads off within 30 seconds of clicking the game's icon. The cooperative experience makes this game, I'm sure. In fact, only about 2 of the 35 hours I've put into this game were played by myself. The storyline is OK, but well-paced. The first run-through you may be looking at 6-8 hours, but the real time gets spent finding all the goodies (BSAA emblems/treasures), completing achievements, or running through as fast as you can ( Expand
  3. Jun 27, 2013
    Este es un gran juego,con unas graficas increibles y mejores,aunque me guste mas el resident evil 4,el resident evil 5 tiene buena historia,personajes y trama yo lo recomiendo para que lo juegen. Expand
  4. Jan 22, 2014
    Gran juego, jugandolo con amigos esta mucho mejor, lo recomiendo si eres amante de la saga y tipo shooter con toques de acción. La duración del juego es de 6/8 horas y tiene bastantes errores y fallos. De todas formas cumple, pero deja mucho que desear respecto a anteriores entregas. No entiendo como 3djuegos le ha podido dar una puntuación tan alta e inmerecidamente porque el juego para mi no deberia obtener un 8.... Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2011
    I have beat this game only to see how the story ends. I also really liked the movie-like visuals. But overall, I wouldn't recommend this to any third-person shooter games fan. First of all the the controls suck! Maybe it feels better using a joy stick but keyboard and mouse is definitely not the way to go.
    Secondly, the AI character, Sheva being the name, sucks!!! A pain in the ass. I was cursing her all throughout the game. The most stupid AI bot I have ever seen. She steals ammo, she talks a lot, she blocks your shot and always shoots the enemy through you. Dealing with her was frustrating. Always need to call her to make sure she's around and is not making a mess. Third the puzzles. Unlike previous Res Evils, esp. 1 & 2 the puzzles are super easy and a joke. The game is full of meaningless, boring, and very long puzzles and repetitive fight scenes and enemies.
    Finally, the difficulty level is imba! It took me ages to beat the game under normal difficulty.
  6. May 18, 2011
    It has potential, but has so many basic design flaws. You'd think after four previous versions of the game, they would get things right. Different mouse sensitivities depending on if you are running or walking causes dizziness. The ability to buy guns and not ammo just represents a bad design decision. Interactive cut scenes just cause death while you try to relax in between levels. An obvious console port that is painful to play with a keyboard & mouse; yet the inaccuracy of a game controller for first person shooting frustrates matters even more. The best feature of this game is the co-op mode combined with decent graphics, but frequent disconnects will keep you looking for something else to play. Expand
  7. Mar 13, 2013
    this game is resident evil yes but i feel like it was miscategorized. i remember watching the old ones than playing them they were scary. whereas this you just walk through it like its nothing. this shouldnt have been the sequel to 4 instead it shouldves had a different name. if anything this game should have used the system from 4. instead you get the option screens at the end of the level to choose upgrades ect. and they seem to have co op partner just for an excuse to have multiplayer in it this is a game where multiplayer doesnt really work. this is one you play through once and then lose interest. Expand

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