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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] This is the second installment of new content for Resident Evil 5. After Jill Valentine is rescued by Chris Redfield, he leaves her to finish his mission. Find out how she made it out on her own, and what role Josh Stone played in her escape. This package also allows you to unlock two new characters in the all-new The Mercenaries Reunion. Play as one of the stars of Resident Evil 0, Rebecca Chambers, or take on the role of Delta Team's commander, Josh Stone. There are also additional figures available in Extra Figures to round out this action-packed package. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. A thrilling, tough-as-nails action romp that should appeal to anyone who favours Resident Evil's more action-orientated antics.
  2. While the artificial intelligence and difficulty pack a huge challenge, the sheer excitement and fun (especially with a friend) make it worth the $4.99 price tag. Lock and load.
  3. 78
    Desperate Escape will likely please the action-oriented fans of the series, but those that prefer the refreshing take Lost in Nightmares delivered, should probably stay away.
  4. A concentrated dose of RE5's action-based gameplay, DE is quite enjoyable for the short time players will spend with it. Puzzle-seekers, walk the other way; new-era RE action gamers, you will not regret giving it a whirl.
  5. A fun if throwaway addition to the Resi 5 experience. [Apr 2010, p.116]
  6. 70
    Despite Desperate Escape's well-crafted action sequences, I actually found myself missing the unique vibe of Lost in Nightmares.
  7. Whereas Lost in Nightmares offered a delicious modern take on the Resident Evil's past, Desperate Escape is content to serve up increasingly stale leftovers.
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  1. Aug 21, 2013
    6
    this dlc tells you of how jill and josh managed to escape and reach chris and sheva in the end but it was nothing but killing some people for 30 minutes and that's it but it was good to play with jill Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2013
    6
    Certainly nothing new but nonetheless a decent expansion to the base game. "Desperate Escape" brings to light how Jill and Josh managed to escape the Tricell facility by simply battling their way right through hordes of Majini and sub-bosses (most of which have already appeared in the base game). But the player is given a chance to play as two different characters in a campaign-style mission. Expand
  3. Apr 23, 2012
    4
    After the great Lost in Nightmares gave as a brief return to the old Resident Evil horror style, Desperate Escape now balances the universe with full-fledged pure action. You uncover another untold portion of Resident Evil 5's story: the daring escape of Jill Valentine and Josh Stone. This tale, however, was reduced to a mindless succession of overwhelming survival action, with zombies coming by the dozens every second. The story is almost inexistent, and all you have to do is to kill zombies, look for ammunition and run for the door. And then you do it again. And then again and again. Playing Desperate Escape on the higher difficulty levels is sadistic, as there are no valid strategies to use or methods to develop; you just shoot everything in all directions and hope that your AI partner doesn't go gung-ho on the massive zombie hordes. Oh, but he does. Constantly. Playing with another person is a little more fun, but that doesn't manage to save this bad DLC pack. Expand