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  • Summary: Resident Evil 5 returns with a Gold Edition featuring the original game and all downloadable content including new playable episodes.
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  1. Feb 10, 2011
    Resident Evil fans will remember the series first venture onto the ps3 and for most it was a disappointing transition, they took out most of the survival horror elements that made the original games instant classics and replaced them with an action/adventure without any zombies what so ever, but some did enjoy it and i was one of them, it wasnâ Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2010
    This was my first current gen console game and it was also the reason i bought a ps3. i had previously played RE4 and it became my favorite game for the ps2 so i guess i had high expectations for this one. and even though it's not as good as RE4 it is undeniably more fun and exciting to be able to play with a friend. It is true this game aint scary and i wish it was, but i think most of it is due to the bright enviroments and the fact you're no longer playing alone, the graphics in this game are really good and the extra content makes for a more diverse experience, but not all the extra content is great, Lost in Nightmares is the only content u shouldn't miss because it feels like a return to the scary roots of RE1 and RE2 but it's really short, Desparate Escape is ok but the best thing about it is that u get to play as the super hot Jill Valentine, then there's the versus and the mercenaries as well as new costumes. at the end this is the best version of the game, even if u don't like the versus and mercenaries u won't be sorry u spend a little extra for the 2 extra chapters and for being able to dress Sheva like a sluty version of Little Red Riding Hood Expand
  3. Oct 2, 2010
    A lot of people scorn this title because it kind of strayed away from the creepy horror factor. But who wants to play 10 games in a series that are pretty much identical? The gameplay is smooth and the graphics are amazing. The texture to dirty brick walls, muddy water, wooden floors, and you can even see the fabric of the costumes. I have beat this game 5 times and. I still have a few more things to do before I achieve my Platinum. And I haven't even mentioned how addictive The Mercenaries can be. Versus mode may not be for everybody but it just adds to the replayability factor. The game keeps you working feverishly to unlock that next awesome item or character. The Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape are really fun to explore. The mansion in HD? Nice.....I love this game. Expand
  4. May 11, 2013
    If you have not played this game yet, and enjoyed resident evil 4. this game is for you. If you hated resident evil 4, you probably won't find much to like here. If you haven't played resident evil 4....I suggest you play it and then decide whether to upgrade to the next iteration. I fortunately (in this case), got a ps3 late in the game. Because of this I was able to pickup Resident evil 5 edition for 20$ cdn/us and Resident Evil 6 (it was on sale) for the same price at the same time! I kinda go hand in hand in comparing the two since I literally played RE5 to death and then reluctantly moved on to 6 when basically everything except the online trophy component had been done. Then I played 6 to death and have actually moved back to playing mercenaries on it after a break. Anyways back to RE5... This game has ALOT of content in it. I would probably be relatively bitter if I had picked up RE5 full priced when it was first released and dished out half of that price again for all the dlc. But for people like me, who missed out when it was first released....this is an absolute gem of a game. A must buy for anyone who can appreciate it. If you are looking for horror kind of elements they are there.....but this is an action title like RE4. You might jump once or twice, but probably not. It's RE4 with a totally new and noteworthy storyline.....some of the best HD graphics you will see in a ps3/xbox360 console game...and alot of love for fans of the series and newcomers alike. Expand
  5. Nov 22, 2011
    I don't think Resident Evil have come to the right direction completely change the game mechanics and
    ultimately change the genre from
    Survival Horror to Action Shooter.
    It's a step backward from Resident Evil 4 not only many levels design are very boring and dull the sound
    is very annoying the enemies sound all the same and none of them make you scare.
    Once you finish a very bad story mode then you get the mercenaries which is the game saver it's
    frantic,fun,brutal and ridiculously fun when playing with a friend.
    You want Resident Evil game?
    This one is not it's like action shooter with the big name attached to it.
    But it's definitely a great action game.
    Better wait for Outbreak file #3 if they brave enough to go back to their roots.
  6. Nov 19, 2013
    Me parece uno de los mejores juegos de la historia en playstation,por los siguientes motivos,la trama te engancha desde el principio hasta el final,es bastante jugable y buenos graficos,muy divertido y bastante largo,no mas que el 4 pero ya es mucho pedir,aun asi me parece un juegazo imprescindible y que debes tener si o si y que te encantara si te gusto el resident evil 4,simplemente es un juego que te marcara y que no podras dejar de jugarlo. Los fallos son: el sonido,por no estar traducido a espaƱol pierde mucho,si las voces fueran espaƱolas mucho mejor Expand
  7. May 21, 2013
    This game appears to be great, but I played for just 1 hour in the PSN+ timed trial. Nice graphics, interesting story, but... why the hell you can't walk and shoot? Terrible gameplay. This game with Uncharted mechanics would be perfect! They used a overpast gameplay... You can't run, jump, shoot, make a parkour, etc. So sad... Expand