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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 theIn 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. Resident Evil 5 isn't exactly perfect, but it's so close, none of its flaws upset the experience as a whole. Buy it for yourself, but bring a friend for maximum enjoyment.
  3. There a few things that we do not like on the PC (controls for example). But this conversion is a lot better than the catastrophe that Resident Evil 4 was on the PC.
  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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  1. Positive: 58 out of 104
  2. Negative: 30 out of 104
  1. T.L.
    Apr 22, 2010
    10
    I have played a bit of this on PS3 then on PC and it looks a lot better, especially the resolution causing the image to be more crisp instead I have played a bit of this on PS3 then on PC and it looks a lot better, especially the resolution causing the image to be more crisp instead of upscaled 720P. Also the framerate is no problem, the engine is very optimized and I can run this maxed out in DX10 easily. The controls aren't that bad, I've played other pc ports like Dead Space, Lost Planet, etc. You should just customize controls or simply learn it. I don't know why others complain about not being able to run and shoot when all the RE games have been like that, and it'll probably stay like that for quite a while. Expand
  2. Bigface
    Oct 22, 2009
    9
    Many people complained about the PC port of this game. I just ended it on my computer, and I'll tell you: after 1-2 hours you get used Many people complained about the PC port of this game. I just ended it on my computer, and I'll tell you: after 1-2 hours you get used to movements and shooting. If you're discouraged at first, you'll soon manage to enjoy this beautiful gaming experience. Great story, great graphics, good game mechanics. The only negative thing I have to complan about is Sheva. God. She wastes tons of ammo, walks around like an idiot (during one of the final fights this becomes VERY annoying) and, appearently, can't shoot at alligators. Play this game with a friend of yours, and it'll be even better, Expand
  3. Aug 31, 2013
    9
    While Resident Evil 5 brings no new innovations to the table and the horror element seems permanently lost in the ether, number 5 is a greatWhile Resident Evil 5 brings no new innovations to the table and the horror element seems permanently lost in the ether, number 5 is a great game. A great action/adventure game anyway. The graphics are lush, the plot is solid and the gameplay has had a much needed facelift since RE 4. While the new co-op is something to be desired, with another player its heaps of fun. One of my own favorite in the franchise, with the replay ability and loads of unlockables it wont satisfy everyone. Expand
  4. ElginM
    Oct 31, 2009
    7
    RE is a fun game, but lacks a lot of polish that one would expect from a big-name title in 2009. The biggest problem with this game is the RE is a fun game, but lacks a lot of polish that one would expect from a big-name title in 2009. The biggest problem with this game is the partner AI. Sheva is pretty, stupid, and useless. She stands in front of you when you're taking aim at a boss enemy. She doesn't use certain weapons, so she just stands there when she runs out of ammo for the weapons that she DOES use. She has trouble taking down more advanced enemies, like Lickers, by herself. She's there to push buttons and pull levers. Capcom should have just gotten rid of the two-person door locks and saved everyone the headache of working with this beautiful retard. RE5 also suffers from technical glitches. Many ATI users cannot view cutscenes; they can only hear them. Others complain of frame rate drops. At launch, there was no Crossfire profile for ATI users. Game developers wonder why people pirate games... Also, Capcom is strangely in love with 90s style game mechanics. The item system is not much different from the one in the original RE. Evidently Capcom is too stupid to figure out how to allow players to drop items on the floor. Capcom revamped the RE series into an action game with survival horror mixed in, yet the action so bad. Enemies lunge at you from different directions, often very quickly, but you have to stand still to be able to fire at anybody. Again, nothing has changed from the original RE, which came out when I was in junior high. If Capcom wanted to make RE more action-packed, it should have started with the most fundamental of actions: doing stuff while walking or running. Despite its glaring flaws, RE5 is a fun game. The "zombies" are nothing more than Africans with weird eyes and voices, but they're varied enough to keep fights interesting enough. Boss fights are exciting affairs that usually require you to use the environment (or a conveniently placed weapon) to your advantage. Although RE5 is full of great moments, it fails to be a great game because of its glaring technical and design flaws. Rent it or borrow it from your friend, Mr. Mininova. You'll probably never play it more than once. Expand
  5. Oct 25, 2014
    6
    The AI is braindead stupid, the inventory system is crap, the story is beyond insane and cheesy to hell, and a whole list of other problems.The AI is braindead stupid, the inventory system is crap, the story is beyond insane and cheesy to hell, and a whole list of other problems.

    But I played chris redfield.

    And I punched the HELL out of that boulder.

    Worth.
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  6. Jun 10, 2011
    4
    You know you're in trouble when you spend more time fighting the controls of a game more than the enemies. Capcom has upped the graphics ofYou know you're in trouble when you spend more time fighting the controls of a game more than the enemies. Capcom has upped the graphics of its franchise but compared with other third-person shooters the controls are simply archaic. Even using the 360 Controller it's awkward to move your character let alone dodge attacks and fire on hordes of zombies. Hand to hand combat is a joke and the prompts for special attacks seem almost arbitrary. Come on guys, fix the camera movement already! Expand
  7. Mar 13, 2013
    0
    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.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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