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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: 28 out of 96
  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. Nov 20, 2013
    Resident Evil 5 looks good and is actually quite a fun game… I bought this on Steam in an effort to replay after having previously completed; but after starting it again, I just couldn't get into it again! I genuinely feel there is little replay-ability in this title, once you know the story that’s it really! The games have become way to action orientated and linear to really challenge you further… Sure the hardest difficulty setting is beyond ridiculously hard, but it’s more annoying than challenging! On first play however my experience was genuinely a good one and it’s nice to have a partner join you in the game, even just to carry some extra loot… It’s just a shame how the franchise is diminishing in quality and seriously forgetting its horror survival genre defining roots! Expand
  5. Dec 15, 2012
    Very good game but gets out of the history of the old resident evil 1,2 and 3. In short it is a great game you got some action but took away the importance of fear, great history but the cooperative failure. Expand
  6. Dec 7, 2013
    El entorno del juego es malo. Para el uso cambio de armas es muy difícil y los monstruos no tienen muchas variable. Jugabilidad pésima. No se compara con su versión anterior. Esperaba un poco más. 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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