Resident Evil 5 PC

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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. Pelit (Finland)
    84
    Although not as good a game as four, five is still extremely entertaining and this time even very well converted! [Nov 2010]
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    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: 47 out of 106
  2. Negative: 31 out of 106
  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. MarcA
    Sep 20, 2009
    9
    I do have to comment about the controls. I find using the keyboard and mouse a little bit challenging, and standard controllers won't I do have to comment about the controls. I find using the keyboard and mouse a little bit challenging, and standard controllers won't work. It's best then to get an XBOX360 controller for ease and compatibility. Gameplay wise, Resident Evil 5 is a little less creepy than Resident Evil 4, but, in my opinion, a little more fast paced. The new save system and inventory system takes some time to get used to, but otherwise, all's great with this game. The extras add a nice punch, and the smooth graphics deserve a thumbs up. Verdict: An immersive experience indeed. 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. 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. 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. Dec 26, 2015
    4
    El juego me parecio ligeramente entretenido, dificultad moderada, demasiado corto, muy poco espacio en el inventario, poca variedad de armas,El juego me parecio ligeramente entretenido, dificultad moderada, demasiado corto, muy poco espacio en el inventario, poca variedad de armas, definitivamente el RE que menos me gusta. Expand
  7. Sep 13, 2014
    0
    A bad action game
    A bad horror game
    Not a real Resident Evil QTE Why do i have to stop a few seconds to take items? Why do i have to
    A bad action game
    A bad horror game
    Not a real Resident Evil
    QTE

    Why do i have to stop a few seconds to take items? Why do i have to open doors slowly when there are hordes of enemies behind me. Why moving is so slow? Why the cringe worthy immature characters? Why the horrible camera? Why your partner die more than you because she is way too stupid and barely kill anything.

    I really believe this is the worst videogame i have ever played in my more than 20 years of experience in videogames.
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