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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. 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: 30 out of 102
  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. BryanY.
    Sep 20, 2009
    9
    Little do most people know, Capcom has been porting the Resident Evil series to the PC since the very first; however, as most people know, Little do most people know, Capcom has been porting the Resident Evil series to the PC since the very first; however, as most people know, they have been absolutely terrible ports, with RE4 being the worst offender. Luckily Resident Evil 5 has turned out exceptionally well and may be the best game Capcom has brought to the PC. There are several new additions to RE5, but the formula that makes up most of the gameplay is mostly the same as RE4. The biggest and most obvious addition is the fact that the entire game is played with a partner. The AI used in the single-player is acceptable, but could have been much, much better, so you will want to be playing with a friend online. The controls are awkward, but that is almost exclusively due the game's design, rather than poor PC optimization. The only major keyboard control issue I had was having to press F+V for quick-time events; this combination is painfully awkward and gave me many, many enraging deaths. The graphics in RE5 are fantastic, with the exception of some very low polygon environments (such as the caves). The voice acting is mostly good (though Wesker's voice and dialogue come close to nails on a chalkboard), and the guns sound reasonably powerful. The story in RE5 is captivating, and offers long-time fans some nice conclusions. The best part of this game is the weapons; there are several types and kinds, and they are all very upgradable. This, combined with extra difficulties, bonuses, and Mercenaries mode, gives the game substantial replay value. The main factor in whether you will enjoy this game or not is if you like the core gameplay. If you didn't like RE4, then there is no reason to play RE5 unless you are dying to get a new co-op game. The two dozen or so hours I have put into this game have been mostly of pure joy, though I can't say the same will go for everyone. 9/10 Expand
  3. Jun 22, 2013
    9
    I don't compare this game to any other Resident Evil and I've never played any of the previous titles before. I have played this game and haveI don't compare this game to any other Resident Evil and I've never played any of the previous titles before. I have played this game and have beaten this game the most out of any ps3 game in my collection and that I've rented from gamefly. There is something about the graphics, the story, the gameplay and the customization of weapons that keeps dragging me back in and making want to replay it over and over again. It isn't scary, it isn't horrifying and the game is filled with action more than survival horror elements. If you can get past this fact and play it with an open mind (especially if your an RE fan), you'll enjoy this ACTION game. Expand
  4. Jan 22, 2014
    7
    Gran juego, jugandolo con amigos esta mucho mejor, lo recomiendo si eres amante de la saga y tipo shooter con toques de acción. La duraciónGran 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. Dec 15, 2012
    6
    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 awayVery 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. May 18, 2011
    4
    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.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
    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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