Resident Evil 5 PlayStation 3

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  1. May 28, 2012
    9
    Resident Evil series is the reason why I bought my first PS 1,.. and i'm falling in Love with the story and characters ever since,.. Killing zombies never stop amusing me...
  2. Jun 29, 2012
    8
    Cara Sobre Resident Evil 5 Sinceramente todos sabem Era um game de Survival Horror mais eu no vou ficar aqui enchendo o saco como todo mundo fica vamos analisar uma coisa virou um game de ação
    agora é um bom jogo de ação ?
    Bom a jogabilidade é boa Os Gráficos são excelente O designer é bonito E as historia é boa
    Cara Sobre Resident Evil 5 Sinceramente todos sabem Era um game de Survival Horror mais eu no vou ficar aqui enchendo o saco como todo mundo fica vamos analisar uma coisa virou um game de ação
    agora é um bom jogo de ação ?

    Bom a jogabilidade é boa
    Os Gráficos são excelente
    O designer é bonito
    E as historia é boa
    Trilha sonora um pouco ausente
    Claro tem seu defeitos alguns bugs leitura facial da boca
    A jogabilidade poderia ser muito melhor por causa de ser muito travo
    Não poder mirar e andar ao mesmo tempo um mode esquiva e uma movimentação Mais fluida e o pios de tudo a inteligência artificial da Sheeva muito ruim No geral é um péssimo residente evil mais um bom jogo de ação e eu recomendo a todos que joguem...
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  3. Sep 20, 2012
    8
    (Translate from Portuguese into English)Sou um grande fã de Resident Evil,mas me decepcionei com este jogo,ele não é ruim,pelo contrário é muito bom,mas depois de ter jogado o RE4 esperava muito mais de uma continuação,esse jogo só supera o RE4 em gráficos e no chefe final,Albert Wesker sempre será o vilão(Translate from Portuguese into English)Sou um grande fã de Resident Evil,mas me decepcionei com este jogo,ele não é ruim,pelo contrário é muito bom,mas depois de ter jogado o RE4 esperava muito mais de uma continuação,esse jogo só supera o RE4 em gráficos e no chefe final,Albert Wesker sempre será o vilão n°1,mas mesmo assim ele só aparece lá pro final do jogo,aquela transformação dele ficou muito ruim,seria muito melhor ele na forma humana,nem o final foi digno,Wesker merecia muito mais,gráficos muito bons,mas a criatividade na construção de inimigos foi muito baixa,praticamente todos os chefes do jogo tem o mesmo ponto fraco,não precisa nem pensar muito pra descobrir como derrotá-los,na verdade não há segredo nem estratégia,é só atirar nos seus pontos fracos que são bem visíveis,modo co-op nunca deveria existir em Resident Evil,Sheva mais atrapalha que ajuda,sempre que ia atirar em algum inimigo ela atirava ao mesmo tempo no mesmo,quando ele morria eu sempre dava um tiro em falso errando e diminuindo a precisão,odeio quando agarram o Chris e demora muito pra ele se soltar só pra dar tempo da Sheva chegar e livrá-lo,inventário muito pequeno,este jogo é 100% ação,"zumbis" com armas de fogo?ridículo.Repito é um bom jogo,fiz tantas críticas porque como fã esperava muito mais desse jogo,5 anos depois e recebemos o que considero o pior jogo da franquia que pertence a cronologia (os paralelos todos foram ruins) Expand
  4. Feb 7, 2011
    8
    Resident Evil 5 is a good third person shooter that is definitely a creepy and eerie experience. The graphics are sharp, dark and help capture the scary feel (without actually being too scary) of the game. The character models are nicely rendered with great facial animations. One thing I find really unsettling (in a good way) is the appearance of the Uroboros Virus that attacks people andResident Evil 5 is a good third person shooter that is definitely a creepy and eerie experience. The graphics are sharp, dark and help capture the scary feel (without actually being too scary) of the game. The character models are nicely rendered with great facial animations. One thing I find really unsettling (in a good way) is the appearance of the Uroboros Virus that attacks people and infects them. It's icky to look at and I shiver when I see it slither across the ground. It's a horrifying sight when it bursts out of infected hosts skins and takes over their bodies but at least it's not too scary and it looks right for a Resident Evil game. The level design is a tad too linear but at least there's a good variety of environments like open streets and pathways instead of boring corridors. The game play is a typical third person shooter with some puzzle solving and item collecting to do along the way like gold, ammo and artefacts that can be sold for money to use to upgrade your weapons of buy weapons. This is not an action heavy title and the game is slower paced in comparison to other third person shooters like Uncharted: Drakes Fortune and Gears of War. To add to the tension, there is ammo supplement is limited so you'll have to make sure that every shot counts. The infected slowly come towards you ready to attack and eat you alive and this gives you plenty of time to aim your gun and try to get a headshot. There is variation in the enemy design which keeps things feeling fresh so you don't face the same enemy's over and over again. The thing that got me annoyed at first were the controls (why do you have to aim and press X to reload rather than one simple button to reload?) and the fact that you can't move while aiming and shooting. This maybe a survival game and there maybe things trying to kill you but they'll always be someone with you to keep yourself from wetting your pants. Sheva accompanies Chris (you) during game play and this turns Resident Evil 5 into a rather nice Co-op game. When you haven't got a friend to play with, the A.I takes over the role of controlling Sheva. The A.I maybe a little bit dumb but at least it gives you a helping hand if you're in trouble. You can even swap items with one another like ammo, first aid spray or herbs. Resident Evil 5 provides you with a range of arsenal to help you deal with the infestation like the usual assault rifles, grenade launchers and pistols. Resident Evil 5 isn't that scary but there seems to be a few "What the hell is that?!"Â Expand
  5. Sep 16, 2011
    8
    I spent 10 hours in single player and more than 30 in mercenaries mode. This second mode definitely keep the rate higher. Single for 7 and multi for 9 give right and honest rating.
  6. Apr 20, 2012
    8
    Resident Evil 4 represented a departure of the series from its survival horror roots for a more dynamic action approach. Now Capcom has proved they are set in their choice, as Resident Evil 5 trades in even more scares in exchange for gunfights. Forget the tenebrous atmosphere, forget the unknown groans from the dark: in RE5 zombies come at you running in broad daylight. Graphics areResident Evil 4 represented a departure of the series from its survival horror roots for a more dynamic action approach. Now Capcom has proved they are set in their choice, as Resident Evil 5 trades in even more scares in exchange for gunfights. Forget the tenebrous atmosphere, forget the unknown groans from the dark: in RE5 zombies come at you running in broad daylight. Graphics are superb and the soundtrack and voice acting are pretty good. The story is also well written, mixing new elements with old characters for what was supposed to be the ultimate Resident Evil experience. I say ''was'' because while RE5 is undeniably a good game, it has little what the Resident Evil name used to mean in it. The camera angle is set to give you no idea of what is behind you, but that matters little because even if you are surprised from behind, there will be so much action going on in front of you all the time that you will not care. Controls are also sluggish and mechanical, and for the action game Resident Evil 5 decided to be that is very frustrating. RE5 is a good game and definitely worth your time, but if you expect to see a survival horror game you will be disappointed. Expand
  7. Apr 12, 2012
    9
    Resident Evil 5 takes a lot of flak but it's an amazing game. It was one of the best games to come out back in 2009 and it still holds up. Graphics are still some of the best on the PS3. Co-op is a lot of fun with a buddy and the AI isn't terrible. There is a lot of tense moments and many memorable enemies. The story was also fantastic. The sounds in this game are definitely some ofResident Evil 5 takes a lot of flak but it's an amazing game. It was one of the best games to come out back in 2009 and it still holds up. Graphics are still some of the best on the PS3. Co-op is a lot of fun with a buddy and the AI isn't terrible. There is a lot of tense moments and many memorable enemies. The story was also fantastic. The sounds in this game are definitely some of the best in gaming. It may not stick to the typical Resident Evil formula but it stands alone as a great title regardless. Expand
  8. Aug 27, 2012
    7
    its not bad but its still same old game they just redesign resident evil 4 with 5 same old story parasite enemy if they could of down it same way they brought out the trailer would been perfect
  9. Dec 15, 2012
    5
    Resident Evil 5 is the most overrated game I have ever played. So dull with little moments to really keep you hooked. Controls are also incredibly awkward.
  10. Aug 13, 2012
    7
    Not much of a RE fan so i decided to give RE5 a try.

    Story- Chris Redfield goes on a mission to investigate Africa and whats going on there. He meets his new partner Sheva Alomar to help out in the situation. Gameplay- Basically a 3rd person shooter from capcom but its not the old survival horror as it use to be. in fact it goes to action. You can fill your slots and A.I up to 9
    Not much of a RE fan so i decided to give RE5 a try.

    Story- Chris Redfield goes on a mission to investigate Africa and whats going on there. He meets his new partner Sheva Alomar to help out in the situation.

    Gameplay- Basically a 3rd person shooter from capcom but its not the old survival horror as it use to be. in fact it goes to action. You can fill your slots and A.I up to 9 items with ammo, Guns, and Healing items.
    you can upgrade your guns later in the game to be more damaging for example. Co-op can be fun sometimes but there will be times when your online partner can be a dick that will annoy you which leads to kicking him out of the game. Mercernaries is introduced where you or a partner can score a high amount on the amount of enemies you defeat and can increase the score by picking up special items to boost your score. Only problem i have is when the A.I will use up their ammo and suddenly heal themselves even if your at full health. another one is which weapon you would want to use over because if you find an awesome gun then the old gun you use will rarely be used and you'll give to your A.I partner to use for the duration of the game.

    Overall- RE5 is an okay for a Resident evil game but taking it as a action theme of it may lead to not being a survival horror series as it used to be if capcom keeps doing this as their route
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  11. Jun 25, 2013
    9
    This is a co-op master piece, with so much replay value and DLC modes to keep you playing for months, the environments are Amazing for a 3 year old game and the detail put in to everything little things is very noticeable..
    If your playing solo the AI player isn't a hindrance for possibly the first time in any game I've ever played and being able to customize their equip is very helpful..
    This is a co-op master piece, with so much replay value and DLC modes to keep you playing for months, the environments are Amazing for a 3 year old game and the detail put in to everything little things is very noticeable..
    If your playing solo the AI player isn't a hindrance for possibly the first time in any game I've ever played and being able to customize their equip is very helpful..
    my only real qualm with this game is the controls, slow movement and still fire and Melee will have you getting smashed by giant monsters all through out this game..

    The gold edition is now $20 AUS, definitely worth getting.
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  12. Nov 22, 2012
    8
    Resident Evil 5 is generally a good game, but some elements can be really annoying. I've played the previous parts of Capcom production and I know about the most characteristic features of RE's. But, guys, we have 2010, not 1997. Can't I shoot when I'm moving? What the hell? And the final boss... So simple, but only if you know ONE and the ONLY ONE right way to defeat him. I died aboutResident Evil 5 is generally a good game, but some elements can be really annoying. I've played the previous parts of Capcom production and I know about the most characteristic features of RE's. But, guys, we have 2010, not 1997. Can't I shoot when I'm moving? What the hell? And the final boss... So simple, but only if you know ONE and the ONLY ONE right way to defeat him. I died about fifteen times, because I tried to push the stone too early. Oh, come on - give me some freedom! I'm not a casual player, but sometimes RE 5 is quite too hard. The first boss is bulletproof, so it's better to run than shoot (of course, you have to die three or four times to know that). And the last thing: the game isn't scary. Not at all. It's survival-action, at the most, not survival-horror., But generally it's a good production, which can bring a lot of satisfaction and maybe a little of irritation too. Expand
  13. Nov 29, 2012
    5
    Okay, let me start out by saying I am a fan of the resident Evil series, but this game does it no justice.
    The game plays slowly and the story doesn't have much development, you're put straight into the action. Also, the difficulty must not have been tested or something because the first boss is nearly impossible on NORMAL. Just to beat the game I had to set it to "Easy", which even then
    Okay, let me start out by saying I am a fan of the resident Evil series, but this game does it no justice.
    The game plays slowly and the story doesn't have much development, you're put straight into the action. Also, the difficulty must not have been tested or something because the first boss is nearly impossible on NORMAL. Just to beat the game I had to set it to "Easy", which even then I had some troubles. It doesn't even deserve to be in the Resident Evil series.
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  14. Mar 11, 2013
    8
    Even though this doesn't quite deserve to be called a Resident Evil game, due to the fact that almost nothing in this game resembles the past ones, I still found it rather enjoyable. It's so fast-paced, and will leave you on your toes. I especially enjoyed the downloadable content, particularly, "Lost In Nightmares", since it returned to the roots of the game.
  15. May 23, 2013
    5
    This game does not seem like an actual Resident Evil game. There are no puzzles or thrill to this game whatsoever. This game is a disappointment to the Resident Evil franchise. This is simply an action game and nothing else. The farther you get into the story the more boring it gets as it really does not develop. The golden package was an improvement but without it this game is simplyThis game does not seem like an actual Resident Evil game. There are no puzzles or thrill to this game whatsoever. This game is a disappointment to the Resident Evil franchise. This is simply an action game and nothing else. The farther you get into the story the more boring it gets as it really does not develop. The golden package was an improvement but without it this game is simply laughable. Expand
  16. Jul 24, 2013
    8
    EN: Lacks almost all the survival horror elements that made Resident Evil so famous, but as an action game, and that's what RE5 is about, RE5 does just great and provides some really awesome moments, like the Irving boss battle, the Licker's return and a long-waited reunion between Jill, Chris and Wesker.

    PT-BR: Não contem quase nenhum dos elementos de survival horror que fizeram de
    EN: Lacks almost all the survival horror elements that made Resident Evil so famous, but as an action game, and that's what RE5 is about, RE5 does just great and provides some really awesome moments, like the Irving boss battle, the Licker's return and a long-waited reunion between Jill, Chris and Wesker.

    PT-BR: Não contem quase nenhum dos elementos de survival horror que fizeram de Ressident Evil um sucesso, mas como um jogo de ação, e disso que RE5 se trata, RE5 vai muito bem e proporciona alguns momentos realmente incríveis, tais como a luta contra o boss Irving, o retorno dos Lickers e o tão esperado reencontro entre Jill, Chris e Wesker.
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  17. May 2, 2014
    8
    I want to start this review off by saying that I know this is not the traditional Resident Evil game. Up until this point in the franchise, Resident Evil was considered to be a survival horror franchise where you fight zombies. However, RE5 changes the formula, shifting from a horror centered experience to a more action based one, to the disappointment of many hardcore fans. However, thatI want to start this review off by saying that I know this is not the traditional Resident Evil game. Up until this point in the franchise, Resident Evil was considered to be a survival horror franchise where you fight zombies. However, RE5 changes the formula, shifting from a horror centered experience to a more action based one, to the disappointment of many hardcore fans. However, that doesn't make Resident Evil 5 a bad game. To the contrary, Resident Evil 5 is actually a very solid action shooter, with survival elements mixed in.

    The gameplay is similar to that of Resident Evil 4, in which case you stand still as you aim a laser to help you land critical shots on your enemies. Stun an enemy with a good shot, and you can close the distance to land a satisfying melee attack on him. This formula keeps up throughout the game, for the most part, and is very fun to play around with, but the lack of any change ups in the gameplay can really cause the game to drag in the last few chapters.

    The survival elements included in the game mainly pertain to item management. Limiting your inventory to 9 inventory slots is a good initial start, but I'm disappointed that there were no opportunities to expand it. What makes this particularly annoying is the melee vest and the bullet proof vest take up inventory slots, which doesn't make sense because they're actually just upgrades for your armor.

    One problem the game does have to a point is the lack of mobility. There's no way for you to move while aiming, and because of this, enemies can easily close the distance between you and them. However, to be fair, almost all of the zombies in the game are slow, and sprint only a few feet a time. This gives you a nice window to get away, and this is especially true with the tougher but slower enemies, so the game manages to find a balance between your lack of mobility and the zombies, even if it doesn't feel like it.

    Despite the gameplay being addictive as it is, it can get really frustrating at some points. Certain enemies you face in the story take an unnecessarily long amount of time to kill, which often drains your ammo to ridiculous levels, which is so frustrating when one of the key elements of the game is to conserve ammo. Often these enemies do not adaquetley replenish what you have lost, making boss fights, sub-boss fights, and horde encounters frustrating.

    The most frustrating point of this game is easily your AI controlled counterpart Sheva. Now the AI is competent when performing basic functions, but not in any advanced ones. Sheva rarely goes to melee a stunned enemy, and often she leaves you out to dry whenever you're grabbed by an enemy. Sheva constantly wastes ammo throughout the game, often attacking enemies even when they take no damage, and Sheva can actually die. In one particular sequence in the first few hours of the game, I had to start over four times because Sheva failed to out run the masked chainsaw wielding goon that was chasing us, even though I managed to put distance between me and him with no problem. If you have an online account, or better yet, a friend to play with you, I highly recommend you play that way instead of dealing with the AI, because it's just not dependable.

    The most disappointing of this game however is the story. The story is very minimal, with a limited amount of cutscenes compared to all the action. Sheva is very disappointing as a character. Without any personality development or any emotional moments between Sheva and Chris, the bond between them seems unusual, and Sheva comes off as a very boring character that you'll have no attachment to. To be fair, Chris would probably have been considered a boring character too, if it weren't for the fact that he's already a character from the franchise.

    However, the biggest blunder in the story is the way the zombies are portrayed. Throughout the game, I saw enemies wielding crossbows, dynamite, melee weapons, drive vehicles, and they even used guns and boy armor later in the game. You don't even get eaten when they kill you, you just get beaten to death. The game tries to justify by saying that these aren't zombies, but are instead another enemy all together, called the majini, but that's the problem right there. In a zombie franchise, why is it that I went through the whole game without killing a single zombie. I killed majini, giant monsters, a superhuman, and even a huge troll, but no zombies.

    Come on.

    Despite my complaints, the game is ultimately a very fun and addictive experience, but the negatives do bog it down. A boring new character, minimized story, flawed gameplay, annoying AI and a stupid concept hold this game back from achieving the true greatness that the Resident Evil franchise was known for. It doesn't even hold a candle to the greatness that was Resident Evil 4. All these problems ultimately make the game good but disappointing.
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  18. Apr 21, 2014
    7
    as a survival horror game, its an embarrassment, especially being a resident evil game. but the game itself is a lot of fun and very memorable. It looks great and the mechanics are pretty good for a 3rd person shooter, although res4 did it better. I don't like that the game takes place mostly in the day, Capcom has some balls to have tried that with a resident evil game. the bosses areas a survival horror game, its an embarrassment, especially being a resident evil game. but the game itself is a lot of fun and very memorable. It looks great and the mechanics are pretty good for a 3rd person shooter, although res4 did it better. I don't like that the game takes place mostly in the day, Capcom has some balls to have tried that with a resident evil game. the bosses are pretty fun and well designed. the story isn't special unless your a big resident evil fan I guess, but there is one part which I will not spoil for you that was pretty interesting. The game doesn't really feel like a resident evil game and I do hate how the zombies have guns later, I really hate that, but hey it is worth a play through Expand
  19. JohnGarcia
    Apr 20, 2009
    9
    Great game!! Addictive with plenty of replay value. Once you get past the fact that there is no run and gun you begin to like it because it gives the game a more tactical feel. You have to stop and shoot at the right place and time. It makes you work together more.
  20. benk
    Mar 14, 2009
    9
    Large, engaging battle sequences, online co-op mode, solid story-telling, and an amazing atmosphere make this a through evolution of the Resident Evil franchise. The game suffers a bit in off-line AI-controlled co-op - which takes away more than it adds to the experience.
  21. KyuuDMC
    May 28, 2009
    9
    Sorry GameFocus but we're talking about the Versus patch not the whole game.
  22. YannickH
    Mar 22, 2009
    9
    Resident Evil 5 sure didn't brought the same feeling that came along with Resident Evil 4, but sure showed that teamwork is a must in a survivor horror action game. For those cry babies who whines about the fact that the you can' t shoot and run at the same time, leave THAT game ALONE. If you can't survive without having to move, don't play this game. All of the Resident Evil 5 sure didn't brought the same feeling that came along with Resident Evil 4, but sure showed that teamwork is a must in a survivor horror action game. For those cry babies who whines about the fact that the you can' t shoot and run at the same time, leave THAT game ALONE. If you can't survive without having to move, don't play this game. All of the previous Resident Evil games were like that. What were you expecting? Something new? How stupid can you be to think that? You're as the same people who said that Street Fighter IV was poor game. If you REALLY had played the previous titles of either Street Fighter or Resident Evil, you wouldn't have give poor rating to these games. Resident Evil 5 was packed with awesome action and a great story. The RE4 and RE5 never meant to be real horror games. Why? The angle of the camera. Now you can fully see your enemies. RE5 maybe didn't beat RE4, but still made proud its predecessor. Expand
  23. DaveC
    Mar 14, 2009
    10
    This game rocks, I dont really understand why does everyone has to complain about the control settings and the lack of run-and-fire system, you simply dont need it, to have a great time playing. I would like to clarify that this is a CO-OP game, everyone that complains its because they dont have a good friend to play with. Great voice acting, great history, supeb enemies, well balanced This game rocks, I dont really understand why does everyone has to complain about the control settings and the lack of run-and-fire system, you simply dont need it, to have a great time playing. I would like to clarify that this is a CO-OP game, everyone that complains its because they dont have a good friend to play with. Great voice acting, great history, supeb enemies, well balanced difficulty and lots of unlockable items. Expand
  24. GinoC
    Mar 14, 2009
    10
    The game was good and its different set of controls from other games out there. If I wanted a FPS game then I would have bought and FPS game. Resident Evil is like Resident Evil and that what I was expecting from resident eviil. Gears of Wars2 was not that good and it got raves reviews it was boring and the story was lame. Resident Evil was fun to play and that to me is what I pay my The game was good and its different set of controls from other games out there. If I wanted a FPS game then I would have bought and FPS game. Resident Evil is like Resident Evil and that what I was expecting from resident eviil. Gears of Wars2 was not that good and it got raves reviews it was boring and the story was lame. Resident Evil was fun to play and that to me is what I pay my money for. FPS shooters are good when you are in the mood to play it. I notice all this bias towards resident evil what gives ? Expand
  25. Dec 2, 2015
    9
    Resident Evil 5 não é um game de terror. Não possui aquela ambientação sombria do anterior. Contudo, a inclusão do Co-op (Splitscreen ou online) deram uma nova cara à famosa franquia. Jogar com amigos é excelente, o game possui um ótimo servidor. A história é ótima e fecha elementos de outros games da série, com direitos a algumas surpresas inclusive. A jogabilidade é uma evolução de RE4,Resident Evil 5 não é um game de terror. Não possui aquela ambientação sombria do anterior. Contudo, a inclusão do Co-op (Splitscreen ou online) deram uma nova cara à famosa franquia. Jogar com amigos é excelente, o game possui um ótimo servidor. A história é ótima e fecha elementos de outros games da série, com direitos a algumas surpresas inclusive. A jogabilidade é uma evolução de RE4, adaptada com a troca de itens em tempo real, o que foi uma grande novidade. Seus modos extras valem muito a pena e são jogados até hoje! A Capcom não fez uma revolução como no quarto game, e por mais que o jogo não esteja no mesmo nível do seu antecessor, ele continua sendo o melhor RE lançado originalmente para PS3 até agora. Expand
  26. MikeG
    Apr 4, 2009
    9
    Great game, especially for 2ppl friends online coop. I don't find any videogame scary and this wasn't an issue for me. beat the game 3 times and still want to play. The AI partner is much smarter than James leads to believe,btw all of James complaints were on display during the demo, why would you buy and review a game if you dont like the demo? Unlock infinite ammo on a magnum, Great game, especially for 2ppl friends online coop. I don't find any videogame scary and this wasn't an issue for me. beat the game 3 times and still want to play. The AI partner is much smarter than James leads to believe,btw all of James complaints were on display during the demo, why would you buy and review a game if you dont like the demo? Unlock infinite ammo on a magnum, give it to AI and see how many enemies he leaves for you to shoot, or don't give AI a gun and do the work yourself.AI never dies on me, even in pro mode.Thank you capcom for not making another generic 1st/3rd person single player shooter, there's enough of them out there for James to play. Expand
  27. Aug 17, 2010
    7
    Resident Evil 5 was my most wanted game since i finished RE4 . well lets get the negative things out of the way . the game doesnt take many chances and instead keeps pretty much to the path RE4 layed out which might have been not a bad thing if RE4 didnt come out 5 years before hand . making the gameplay feel abit dated also why cant you move and shoot still? i mean dead space and silentResident Evil 5 was my most wanted game since i finished RE4 . well lets get the negative things out of the way . the game doesnt take many chances and instead keeps pretty much to the path RE4 layed out which might have been not a bad thing if RE4 didnt come out 5 years before hand . making the gameplay feel abit dated also why cant you move and shoot still? i mean dead space and silent hill let you do this , capcom cant get the message apperintly . the game doesnt inspire much horror like its prevous games its more of just action action and more action which for some may be great for others they feel what made the series so great was kinda lost. Your partner AI is just HORRABLE . i swear i screamed and yelled at my tv at all the dumb things sheva did made me wana shoot her . the story doesnt feel like it adds any thing new it feels more like its a revenge story to get wesker and thats about it . why the hell is chris so buff i swear i think he;s gona have Roid Rage at any second.

    now for the good . CO-OP that doesnt suck like outbreaks . the co-op feature is the best reason to buy this game playing with a friend is just a blast . boss fights are still fun and exciting , LOTS and LOTS of guns ., the graphics are amazing . the controls felt ok to me i didnt have much of a issue like some did. fast paced action that rarely lets up . Now for a game that took 5 years to make i expected more out of capcom but its still a fun game if you have a buddy to play with if not then the game just isnt gona be as fun . Sheva shoulda been left out and clair or Leon shoulda been brought in .All in Alll RE5 isnt a bad game but it sure isnt a great game eather.
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  28. binamram
    Oct 10, 2009
    10
    this the best resident evil game by far. the graphics and gameplay are utterly brilliant and so is the online co-op. I bought this game for £20 and now I think to myself, what a bargain!
  29. AshleyR
    Mar 16, 2009
    10
    Resident Evil 5 was great! I played the full game in 3 days, on co-op mode and it was seriously addictive and just as i expected. I'm a huge fan of the series, and thought it would be hard to top RE4, but the co-op for RE5 really did it. I totally disagree with any other reviewers who said it was 'tired'. It's anything but.
  30. Nov 21, 2011
    10
    Gameplay: 10 - Perfect. RE5 is the best example of 3rd-person shooting in recent memory. The stop-and-pop mechanics may annoy some, but in reality it makes the shooter more accurate (real cops/soldiers don't run-and-gun!). The melee is fun, and the Co-op is some of the best ever. Add in the excellent bonus Mercenaries mode, and RE5 has great replayability.
    Story: 9 - Amazing. RE5 makes
    Gameplay: 10 - Perfect. RE5 is the best example of 3rd-person shooting in recent memory. The stop-and-pop mechanics may annoy some, but in reality it makes the shooter more accurate (real cops/soldiers don't run-and-gun!). The melee is fun, and the Co-op is some of the best ever. Add in the excellent bonus Mercenaries mode, and RE5 has great replayability.
    Story: 9 - Amazing. RE5 makes you care about Chris's quest. Though it starts slightly slow, it quickly gains momentum, resulting in an action-packed and twist-filled ending.
    Graphics: 10 - Perfect. RE5 has some of the most beautiful graphics on any system.
    Sound - 10 - Perfect. When the tone requires, the music can be moody, creepy, thrilling, or sad. The sounds of Majini (non-zombies/infected) chill the blood when heard in the dark when you have few shots left...
    Overall: 10 - Perfect. Need a co-op game? Resident Evil 5 is perfect for you.
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  31. Mar 19, 2012
    9
    Controls got much better than RE4. It's a HARD GAME (THAT'S WHAT REAL PLAYERS LIKE). Chris Redfield is Tougher than Rambo and Sheva is Tougher than Lara Croft! Graphics are AMAZING (I don't believe they made so much on just 720p). The gameplay is long, the multiplayer is good and the Minigames are very interesting. The only bad thig is that the RE series lost the "Horror" title. Now it'sControls got much better than RE4. It's a HARD GAME (THAT'S WHAT REAL PLAYERS LIKE). Chris Redfield is Tougher than Rambo and Sheva is Tougher than Lara Croft! Graphics are AMAZING (I don't believe they made so much on just 720p). The gameplay is long, the multiplayer is good and the Minigames are very interesting. The only bad thig is that the RE series lost the "Horror" title. Now it's more a good survival "Action" game. A Must-Have for sure. Expand
  32. Dec 10, 2013
    1
    When Resident Evil 5 first released back 2009, Gameplay turn from Good to Worst since became Noobish, Story was BS there was no good part, Series is even more Dead thanks to making Wesker out of Character with this Release.
    Gameplay: 3/10
    Story: 0/10
    Total: 2/10
    I was once Die Hard Fan but stop caring Since Series become crap once Resident Evil 4 Released.
  33. GrantZ
    Aug 23, 2009
    10
    Resident Evil 5 is the perfect survival horror, many people reading this won't think it is scary. I think it is, sometimes. I got attacked with my friend with a chainsaw, and we both sat there screaming. It was the funniest thing ever. Graphics are amazing. And Sheva is the perfect partner. Also towards TYLER H, a loser. The story is epic, it follows on from REmake, and completely Resident Evil 5 is the perfect survival horror, many people reading this won't think it is scary. I think it is, sometimes. I got attacked with my friend with a chainsaw, and we both sat there screaming. It was the funniest thing ever. Graphics are amazing. And Sheva is the perfect partner. Also towards TYLER H, a loser. The story is epic, it follows on from REmake, and completely misses out outbreak and 4, mainly cos their stories were crap. The story had enough twists, and introduced Jill Valentine again, which was my favourite moment in a videogame EVER. Buy this, or your console will throw itself out your window in disgust. Expand
  34. StuartI
    Aug 31, 2009
    9
    Game Of The Year candiate from me -- awesome game, amazing presentation, enjoyable from start to finish if you can just accept that it's different from the others. Fantastic action game.
  35. Nov 16, 2013
    1
    this game sucked so hard and wasn't even scary. When they tried making it scary it was funny! Horror games aren't supposed to be that way! Resident Evil 5 is such a bad game I don't understand why everybody says it's so great, sure the co-op was pretty cool but the gameplay sucked, the story sucked, the game sucked.
  36. THEREALDEALDUDE
    Jun 9, 2009
    10
    LISTEN UP U FU*K FACES I AM PISSED TO HERE BULLSHIT THAT THIS GAME IS BAD WTF U TALKING ABOUT THIS GAME IS THE 2BD MOST SOLD RE GAME IN LESS THAN A MONTH AND IN A YEAR OR SAW IT WILL BE THE MOST SOLD THIS WAS MY FIRST RE GAME AND I LEARNED THE HISTORY NOW I BOUGHT UMBREALLA CHRONICLS RE1 RE4 DEAD AIM OUTBREAK 1 AND OUTBREAK 2 AND CODE VERINONCA AND I HAVE TO SAY I LIKED RE5 MORE BUT I DIDLISTEN UP U FU*K FACES I AM PISSED TO HERE BULLSHIT THAT THIS GAME IS BAD WTF U TALKING ABOUT THIS GAME IS THE 2BD MOST SOLD RE GAME IN LESS THAN A MONTH AND IN A YEAR OR SAW IT WILL BE THE MOST SOLD THIS WAS MY FIRST RE GAME AND I LEARNED THE HISTORY NOW I BOUGHT UMBREALLA CHRONICLS RE1 RE4 DEAD AIM OUTBREAK 1 AND OUTBREAK 2 AND CODE VERINONCA AND I HAVE TO SAY I LIKED RE5 MORE BUT I DID LIKE RE 4 TO
    BUT ONE THING IS THAT U DIDT LIKE THEY CHANGED THE THEME OF THE GAME FROM SCARY TO HORRAR THE QUESTION IS DID THEY SUCCEED THE ANSWER IS YES THEY MADE RE5 INTO AN ACTION GAME DO PEOPLE PLAY IT YES ITS PACKED AND ONE THING IS U NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS JUST BECUASE THE THEME CHANGED DOESNT MEAN SHIT AND WTF U TALKING WHO CAN WALK AND SHOOT IN CALL OF DUTY CAN U DO THAT NO SO SHUT THE HELL UP AND FOR THE LAST FREAKIN TIME COMPARE DEAD SPACE TO SOMETHING ELSE LIKE RE3 OR ALONE IN THE DARK
    RE4 RE5 ARE ACTION GAMES NOT HORRAR UNDERSTAND AND WTF THE PLOT IS WEAK ITS REALLY GOOD THE BEST I HAVE SEEN THE ONLY GAME OF RE THAT I DONT OWN IS RE 2 AND RE3 AND TH DARKSIDE CHRONICLS CO OP IS GREAT BUT THEY SHOULD GIVE U A CHOICE NOT TO PLAY WITH A PATNER WHY COULDT THEY JUST PUT CO-OP ONLINE AND OFFLINE 2 STORIES LIKE RE1 ITS WOULD MAKE MORE REPLAY VALUE I PLAYED THE CHAPTER LIKE 20 TO 30 TIMES FOR THE TRPOHIES AND VERSUS GETS A BIT BORING BUT IS FUN SO SHUT THE FUCK UP YES I SAID FUCK LOOK FOR THE LAST TIME IF U THINK THIS IS A HORROR GAME ITS NOT AND THATS WHY ITS MUCH MORE FUN DEAD SPACE IS A HORRAR GAME BUT IT SUCKS MONKEY SHIT FOR ME I LIKED IT BUT COME ON NO ONLINE NO COOP NO SPLIT SCREEN ONLY A SMALL SET OF WEAPONS UNLESS DLC
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  37. TyeS
    Dec 4, 2009
    8
    When in RE4 a chainsaw wielding maniac came running at you you would soil your pants. When in RE5 a chainsaw wielding maniac comes running at you...you pull out a bazooka and blow his brains out. The scares were few but the explosions often. This didn't make it a bad game necessarily, in fact it was an incredible shooter and offered alot of amazing set pieces, it just strayed from When in RE4 a chainsaw wielding maniac came running at you you would soil your pants. When in RE5 a chainsaw wielding maniac comes running at you...you pull out a bazooka and blow his brains out. The scares were few but the explosions often. This didn't make it a bad game necessarily, in fact it was an incredible shooter and offered alot of amazing set pieces, it just strayed from the frights id expect from a RE title and instead focused on the thrills. Expand
  38. Jan 20, 2012
    10
    Amazing game, the best Resident Evil ever, the best action game, horror game, the final is amazing with Wesker, I love Jill and Chris again, the so emotional scene. I really hope that RE6 be better and GOTY 2012.
  39. Jul 6, 2012
    1
    Incredibly disappointing!! I spent $10 on this game and it's not worth $1. The controls and item management are pathetic and the co-op creates the most frustrating gaming experience I've had in years. Your partner wastes ammo, can't kill anything, and is generally useless. Avoid at all costs!!!!
  40. Feb 24, 2012
    10
    Resident Evil 5 is without a doubt one of the best games this gen! The mix between Horror and Action is spot on in this game.. The story is AMAZING! the gameplay mechanics are greatly improved over older RE games, and the replay value is really HIGH! especially the GOLD version (complete edition) which has all the extras (new modes,DLCs). All in all Resident Evil 5 is an AMAZING! game..Resident Evil 5 is without a doubt one of the best games this gen! The mix between Horror and Action is spot on in this game.. The story is AMAZING! the gameplay mechanics are greatly improved over older RE games, and the replay value is really HIGH! especially the GOLD version (complete edition) which has all the extras (new modes,DLCs). All in all Resident Evil 5 is an AMAZING! game.. You MUST own it if you like action/Horror games Expand
  41. Mar 10, 2012
    6
    This game was a disappointment. After spending years listening to a friend go on and on about Resident Evil, I decided to give this game a go. I found that this game was both a poorly made game and a poor choice for my first foray into the RE franchise. While the story was both nonsensical and actually enjoyable (at moments), the overall game was a chore to get through. The stop and fireThis game was a disappointment. After spending years listening to a friend go on and on about Resident Evil, I decided to give this game a go. I found that this game was both a poorly made game and a poor choice for my first foray into the RE franchise. While the story was both nonsensical and actually enjoyable (at moments), the overall game was a chore to get through. The stop and fire combat worked, but was not as fun as I have found other games (Metal Gear Solid 2+3, RE:Revelations, RE4) to have. Combined with the clumsy co-op system that (while playing single player) makes me want to lose my mind, making the game very hard to enjoy. There were enjoyable aspects however, mainly certain levels of the game and a couple of boss battles stood out, making the game more enjoyable than it could've been. However, overall, I find this game mediocre more than anything. The gameplay systems work, but are far from perfect, and the story is pretty stupid, though there are moments of cheesy fun (which is the allure of the series). For that reason, I give this game a 6/10. Leaning more on the decent side of mediocre than the bad side. It has its merits, but it was not for me. Expand
  42. May 22, 2013
    9
    You play this game so you can see Chris Redfield punch the out of a boulder. 'Nuff said. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah~
  43. Oct 14, 2013
    3
    With story and dialogue written near the intellectual level of The Room, poor characterization, exposition dumps of the laziest kind, and quicktime events of increasing scale to the point where the final boss can only be defeated by them, Resident Evil 5 is a mess of a game. Using similar mechanics to Resident Evil 4, a good game, RE5 proves that good mechanics can be used poorly, when theWith story and dialogue written near the intellectual level of The Room, poor characterization, exposition dumps of the laziest kind, and quicktime events of increasing scale to the point where the final boss can only be defeated by them, Resident Evil 5 is a mess of a game. Using similar mechanics to Resident Evil 4, a good game, RE5 proves that good mechanics can be used poorly, when the game plays like the tense horror game RE4 was and RE5 is not. With the changes RE5 does make, you get one of the worst inventory systems I've seen in a while, and an AI partner with little purpose past accommodating the multiplayer craze. Even when playing coop with a real person, the actual "coop" in this game is forced and unnecessary. When RE5 tries to rip off RE4, it fails, and when RE5 tries something new, it fails again.

    I can only recommend this for laughter's sake, as the campaign, when played with a friend, will provide many opportunities for mocking remarks and enjoyment in the lackluster qualities seen above. Otherwise, don't bother.
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  44. Oct 30, 2013
    1
    ...The worst way to copy a greatest hit (RE4) this is a horrible game...¡¿Where the hell are the SURVIVAL HORROR PUZZLES Even is so easy and the graphics are so basic... i don't know why this game is called "Resident Evil 5"
  45. Dec 28, 2010
    6
    This game had a huge hurdle to leap over after Resident Evil 4, and it doesn't make it over. It doesn't even try to. Let me describe the good things about this game because it will be over really quickly. The graphics look amazing. Everything from enemies to the environment are quite detailed and that's nice. That's about all that's really outstanding for this game. Everything else isThis game had a huge hurdle to leap over after Resident Evil 4, and it doesn't make it over. It doesn't even try to. Let me describe the good things about this game because it will be over really quickly. The graphics look amazing. Everything from enemies to the environment are quite detailed and that's nice. That's about all that's really outstanding for this game. Everything else is either mediocre or just plain bad. The level design seems to be much more vertical then Resident Evil 4, meaning instead of a wide area to play in, now you are in a narrower area but can climb to all these floors. What is truly outstandingly bad about this game is the AI companion, Sheva. Her AI is absolutely atrocious. I'm not going to discuss too much about her poor herb mixing abilities (I have two green herbs and a red herb. I know, I'll make Green+Green and leave the Red), her mediocre shooting abilities, or her inability to help you chain combos. I will talk about her general combat tactics, which are just bad. There is a level where you are in a cross shaped corridor. Naturally, a sane person would go to the end of one of the crosses and funnel enemies inside, but Sheva insists on standing in the middle and take hits from all sides, no matter how much you call her over. Another instance is facing an enemy with a minigun. The strategy is to take cover and shoot when he's not shooting. However, she ignores cover and constantly goes to pick up a green herb and gets herself killed. When I injure the enemy and open up a window for a melee combo, she stands there and does nothing. I'm writing this because I've retried this part about two dozen times and still hasn't gotten past it. I know it may be biased to say this, but if the character's AI is that bad, there's something wrong there. Expand
  46. Feb 12, 2012
    10
    One of the Best games this Gen!! My 2nd favourite game in the resident evil franchise/series (Resident Evil 4 is the Best).. I dont why people hated Resident Evil 5! I know it wasnt like old Resident evil games.. But still it was a GREAT game.. I really liked the story.. Tbh One of the best games this gen! I rate it 10/10 (well deserved)
  47. Jan 20, 2013
    0
    what is going on here? what the? who in hell call this game a Resident Evil game?
    no horror, no puzzles and no atmosphere! why? what is wrong?
    why converting a true horror/puzzle game into pure action?!! WHY? whay happened to keys? The door is locked? no problem just blast the d**n thing! problem solved, and everybody is happy! THE HELL!! what happened to REAL puzzles like Planet 42
    what is going on here? what the? who in hell call this game a Resident Evil game?
    no horror, no puzzles and no atmosphere! why? what is wrong?
    why converting a true horror/puzzle game into pure action?!! WHY?
    whay happened to keys? The door is locked? no problem just blast the d**n thing! problem solved, and everybody is happy! THE HELL!!
    what happened to REAL puzzles like Planet 42 anyone?
    I won't recomend this for a real horror/puzzle fan.
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  48. Dec 28, 2011
    3
    this game sucks. it was one of my first ps3 games and i had a huge hype on it. But, its terrible! things are difficult, all the things you do or at least try to, are hard, complicated, it's not a natural thing, i felt like a dumb robot while playing this game. I can't be unfair and talk just about the bad things, so, sounds, graphics and the atmosphere created by the game are awesome, ithis game sucks. it was one of my first ps3 games and i had a huge hype on it. But, its terrible! things are difficult, all the things you do or at least try to, are hard, complicated, it's not a natural thing, i felt like a dumb robot while playing this game. I can't be unfair and talk just about the bad things, so, sounds, graphics and the atmosphere created by the game are awesome, i have to admit. it's a pity that all the visual aspects are hidded by the stupid and poor gameplay. Expand
  49. Jan 5, 2012
    0
    i did not like this game at all you cant move while attacking which leaves you open to attack every time you want to kill something and when you look around the camera is too sensitive and this can not be changed as well everything you do in this game feels unnatural and clunky i played the first chapter and gave up because of the bad gameplay
  50. Jan 26, 2011
    3
    First, I will admit that I have not really played the game too much. I bought it on release and played through the first 3 chapters. I remember when RE4 came out and was excellent on the GC, so I was pretty excited about this game. Major disappointment. 5 years after RE4 and we get this game? The controls are god awful for the environments they place you in. The teammate mechanic is justFirst, I will admit that I have not really played the game too much. I bought it on release and played through the first 3 chapters. I remember when RE4 came out and was excellent on the GC, so I was pretty excited about this game. Major disappointment. 5 years after RE4 and we get this game? The controls are god awful for the environments they place you in. The teammate mechanic is just horrid if you do not have an actual person playing with you. It is the exact same game as RE4 with the new "buddy" system. RE4 was excellent because it was released in 2004. This game is terrible and overrated for using the exact same game with a ridiculous story and poor gameplay 5 years later. My only gripe about RE4 was the lack of scares and horror. This game just verifies that Capcom would rather try and make a Gears Of War clone (Gears is terrible as well btw) than stick to its roots with a survival horror. Stop making Resident Evil. Let us enjoy the old games, and not have to endure another new crap movie either.... IGNORE THE 10 FROM THE ORIGINAL REVIEW Expand
  51. Jul 3, 2011
    1
    No no no, this game has something wrong. It's difficulty level. I cant even get past the first mission after many times on the freaking easiest mode. WTH! No hope for this game, too difficult. i have trade this game for batman. much better.
  52. Jun 19, 2014
    2
    Unplayable solo.

    Co-op is all fine and good but the parasite attached to your toon requires a real person at the helm for anything other than casual difficulty. I managed a playthrough but wasn't happy. Unplayable solo. Chris. Unplayable solo. The outdoor, military shooter crap isn't RE. Idk what it is, but it's not RE. Unplayable solo. It's really hard to evaluate
    Unplayable solo.

    Co-op is all fine and good but the parasite attached to your toon requires a real person at the helm for anything other than casual difficulty. I managed a playthrough but wasn't happy.

    Unplayable solo.

    Chris.

    Unplayable solo.

    The outdoor, military shooter crap isn't RE. Idk what it is, but it's not RE.

    Unplayable solo.

    It's really hard to evaluate this game when I can't play it through on a proper difficulty level due to the parasite.
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  53. MikeB
    Jan 8, 2010
    1
    Same gameplay as RE4, what happened to the horror element? Shame on you CAPCOM for turning something brilliant into another generic zombie killer action game. For fans, the storytelling is ok but i expected more in that regard too personally :(
  54. suchada
    Jun 14, 2009
    3
    i have loved residentevil4 so much that i don't think i could ever forgive the maker of res5 for changing the good things for the worse, the shooting control sucks, can't even turn around with one hand, can't aim and run craps, the art direction sucks (what happens to all the creative costumes and castles), the goody inventory system sucks really bad, gone is the funnyi have loved residentevil4 so much that i don't think i could ever forgive the maker of res5 for changing the good things for the worse, the shooting control sucks, can't even turn around with one hand, can't aim and run craps, the art direction sucks (what happens to all the creative costumes and castles), the goody inventory system sucks really bad, gone is the funny merchant with exciting trades, what happens to beautiful colors, what happens to smart strategies, in res4 everything is so real that you have to think before you make any move, here you just shoot them up, what a bore, why why why ruining the good things!!!!!!!! do you not think that people need brain stimulation too!!!!!!!!! Expand
  55. tonyb
    Aug 27, 2009
    6
    A good game but you wouldn't know it's an RE title if it wasn't on the cover. a few to many repeated scenerios and a totally uneeded sci fi passage on a circular sphere. RE games belong dark spookie with zombies lurking in the dark. Not motercycling zombies.
  56. AJn
    Oct 28, 2009
    6
    I wish i could give the game more credits but this game is more arcade and action based then the series original were.. i hoped it to be more horror minded and scary moments then action minded, for me the series are becomming less and less horror and more and more action based and for me thats a no go. Its a good game if you want action instead of real horror and yes the graphics are good I wish i could give the game more credits but this game is more arcade and action based then the series original were.. i hoped it to be more horror minded and scary moments then action minded, for me the series are becomming less and less horror and more and more action based and for me thats a no go. Its a good game if you want action instead of real horror and yes the graphics are good but for me in this kind of game graphics are not the most impoirtant, for me i hope they will go back to the roots of the game in the next versions Expand
  57. AndreiShumakov
    Mar 15, 2009
    6
    The game fails as shooter due to the crappy controls. And as for the title - it is anything but Resident Evil.
    Hey ppl, those of you who say that the RE game series must evolve. Do you really can't understand that Evolution = changes. But not the opposite. Changes could come to many things. And Evolution is just one of many. Another possible - degeneration for example.
    They should
    The game fails as shooter due to the crappy controls. And as for the title - it is anything but Resident Evil.
    Hey ppl, those of you who say that the RE game series must evolve. Do you really can't understand that Evolution = changes. But not the opposite. Changes could come to many things. And Evolution is just one of many. Another possible - degeneration for example.
    They should call this name the game instead the CCG film.
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  58. AngelS.
    Mar 21, 2009
    4
    I try to give it a chance but i cant. The game is just bad. We just have to face. The level design, being nowhere compared to what RE4 did, its still decent and the graphics while STILL not as grounbreaking as the ones in RE4 were at the time, are still rich. Yet, the experience is drowned when you realized that the control design closely RE4's, a game that is 5 years old. Yet I try to give it a chance but i cant. The game is just bad. We just have to face. The level design, being nowhere compared to what RE4 did, its still decent and the graphics while STILL not as grounbreaking as the ones in RE4 were at the time, are still rich. Yet, the experience is drowned when you realized that the control design closely RE4's, a game that is 5 years old. Yet developers decided to set it to aim with the right stick just cuz most gamers have grown acustomed to it by todays game standards. I would have been really pissed off if MGS4 would play exactly like MGS 3.It was successful in implementing new mechanics to ensure a true EVOLUTION. RE5 on the other hand, YOU STILL CANT MOVE WHILE YOU SHOOT. You extremely slower than your enemy. This only worked for RE4's pace but in RE5 you cant deny its gotten you killed several times. For example, you know you CANT outrun an axe wielding zombie and melee him with your knife just before it attacks. Why? Cuz you have to stop first. The same with reloading. RE5 enemies are too agresive to sport this control scheme. The fun is completely destroyed when you notice the game plays like a survival horror but youre tested to fight back like in the average 3rd person shooter. Its just a damn shame. Expand
  59. JamesA
    Mar 21, 2009
    3
    As a single-player game RE5 is simply terrible. Partner AI is one of the hardest things in games to get right, and as such MOST developers are smart enough not to base a whole game around it. Capcom shows a lot of arrogance in making it a central element of their gameplay, and it doesn't pay off. This game's partner AI is a bad as the worst of them. Out of combat, you'll As a single-player game RE5 is simply terrible. Partner AI is one of the hardest things in games to get right, and as such MOST developers are smart enough not to base a whole game around it. Capcom shows a lot of arrogance in making it a central element of their gameplay, and it doesn't pay off. This game's partner AI is a bad as the worst of them. Out of combat, you'll spend a lot of time trying to ration your ammo out to your AI counterpart, who is just gonna waste it anyway (GREAT design decision for a survival horror game, btw). In combat, you'll have to divide your attention between killing your own attackers and keeping your incompetent ally alive. There is the requisite "bring them back" action, which helps a little, but if there is an enemy that does one-hit kills, e.g. the guy with the huge axe, you might as well be ready for the AI to die A LOT. I'm sure having another person take the place of the awful AI fixes most of the problems with this game, but the fact is, I don't care. I don't play games for multiplayer. Games aren't a social experience for me, that's what the pub is for, and I know a lot of people that feel the same. I want a game to have a solid single player experience, and Capcom sacrificed that for a back-of-the-box feature. In the end, this game is just a prettier Kane & Lynch. Expand
  60. GregT
    Nov 3, 2009
    2
    This is a horrendous pc game. It may be better on a console, I don't know and don't care. Do not waste your time buying it or playing it if you are a big boy. There are so many other good options out there. I would rather play Bioshock for a 3rd time. Other than w-a-s-d the keyboard controls are counter-intuitive. The character seems to be mired in virtual mud. The AI is next to This is a horrendous pc game. It may be better on a console, I don't know and don't care. Do not waste your time buying it or playing it if you are a big boy. There are so many other good options out there. I would rather play Bioshock for a 3rd time. Other than w-a-s-d the keyboard controls are counter-intuitive. The character seems to be mired in virtual mud. The AI is next to worthless. You have to try to keep her alive and she steals ammo. The main character cannot walk and shoot or use the knife at the same time. The primary challenge to this game is the play is very awkward, making progress difficult and frustrating. It is not challenging for reason of being clever or any other redeeming quality. I have absolutely no idea how this game could be fairly well rated - stay away. Expand
  61. [Anonymous]
    Mar 15, 2009
    4
    As taken from my experience with the demo. Controls were poor, very little originality. The characters carried on Resident Evil's proud tradition of being bricks with faces painted on them. But 'Gameplay!' I hear you whinge. 'It doesn't matter as long as it's funn lol.' Well, it's not fun, because it cannot decide whether it's an action game or As taken from my experience with the demo. Controls were poor, very little originality. The characters carried on Resident Evil's proud tradition of being bricks with faces painted on them. But 'Gameplay!' I hear you whinge. 'It doesn't matter as long as it's funn lol.' Well, it's not fun, because it cannot decide whether it's an action game or a horror game. The action game elements are through. Huge boss battles, blowing the heads off zombies, online co-op etc. The action is horribly flawd however, because one cannot move and aim, take cover or barricade doors and windows, which would make it a much better game. The 'horror' aspect fails because there's nothing standout about these zombies that actually makes them scary. They won't eat your brain or convert you into a monstrosity, instead seeming intent in cutting you up because a bloke with a megaphone (Who looks like a young Robert Mugabe) told them to. Also, there's not much horror in squeezing off pinpoint headshots with a laser sighted 50 calibre handgun. Look at Silent Hill 2 for horror, it's a deep, psychological game with frequent scares, an excellent story and a well-written main character. If you want an action game with over the shoulder gunplay and racism, look towards Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. If you want some sort of crazy hybrid, try Dead Space. Bottom line: Avoid RE5. But then again that's just my opinion. feel free to disagree. Expand
  62. TylerH
    Apr 18, 2009
    2
    This is just not a good game, my opinion. Its a complete copy of RE4, it just has HD graphics now. I liked RE4, it was fun, challenging, and had alot of good scares. 5 doesnt have anything. Graphics are the only thing getting points here. You fight the exact same zombies from 4 in this one. The aiming system is garbage. Who in the hell can't walk and shoot? I know everything is This is just not a good game, my opinion. Its a complete copy of RE4, it just has HD graphics now. I liked RE4, it was fun, challenging, and had alot of good scares. 5 doesnt have anything. Graphics are the only thing getting points here. You fight the exact same zombies from 4 in this one. The aiming system is garbage. Who in the hell can't walk and shoot? I know everything is copied from 4, but at least 5 could have changed it up alittle; come on Capcom. The enemies come at you too fast and are too strong now for the dated aiming system. Plot is weak. Having a partner is just a pain in the ass as your have to supply them with ammo continuously, which they'll just waste anyways. Co-op with a friend was a good idea, but it wasnt fun. This game isn't fun... it sucks. Why are there so many high scores? I dont get it. I love Dead Space, its one of my favorite horror games. This doesnt come close. Perhaps RE5 is too soft and tame for me. Expand
  63. PeteM
    Dec 13, 2009
    6
    I loved RE4 and tried to like RE5, but the play mechanics are way too old and frustrating. The AI-controlled character, Sheva dragged down the experience and made it less than scary to boot. I wish I could have enjoyed this game because I'm a RE fan and the graphics are so pretty...
  64. Aug 24, 2010
    2
    Resident Evil 5 is simply an atrocious game. It tries to follow on from the change in the series that RE 4 brings by being more action based. But it overshoots the mark horribly and becomes a linear zombie shoot-em-up. It gets rid of all the exploring, save for one small part in the game, and all tension that remained in 4 is now long gone. Almost all enemies are the same and just chargeResident Evil 5 is simply an atrocious game. It tries to follow on from the change in the series that RE 4 brings by being more action based. But it overshoots the mark horribly and becomes a linear zombie shoot-em-up. It gets rid of all the exploring, save for one small part in the game, and all tension that remained in 4 is now long gone. Almost all enemies are the same and just charge at you from the start to the end of every level making the game boring and monotinous. All the puzzle solving has been lost too and all the "puzzles" are just, release-the-zombies switches.
    While the controls remain the same this fails to accomodate for the increase in enemies charging at you hence shooting even becomes a pain. The plot then brings all previous Resident evil storylines together into a mash-up that makes no sense with the primary focus being world domination via poisoning the world and is just plain retarded. I've never been a fan of the "world domination" evil plan because it makes no sense your just making yourself in charge of the entire world which is an awfull lot of work. In this case Wesker plans on turning the world into zombies under his command, so he's making himself ruler of the world, a world of mindless zombies.....which is just plain retarded. All the boss fights are repetitive too, there all big bosses that you just point your gun at and shoot so even there boring. All in all it's a horrible game and a terrible take on the survival horror genre I hope capcom learns from this god-awful mistake.
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  65. Dec 2, 2010
    7
    This game is brilliant. I spent most of my summer holidays playing co-op in the story. There is so much to do and you barely ever get bored. Howver i hate the fact that you cant aim and move at the same time. I feel that the online modes aswell are utterly hopeless i find it easy to kill other zombies, but against other players. The controls are not responceive enough, and in the singleThis game is brilliant. I spent most of my summer holidays playing co-op in the story. There is so much to do and you barely ever get bored. Howver i hate the fact that you cant aim and move at the same time. I feel that the online modes aswell are utterly hopeless i find it easy to kill other zombies, but against other players. The controls are not responceive enough, and in the single player it can feel quite chlaustrophobic. However its so much fun running around killing zombies with infinate ammo guns. Expand
  66. Jul 31, 2011
    8
    This games graphics was very good,the setting of the game was awesome also the bosses were good, The fact that you cant run and shoot simultaneously sucked, the ending could have been better , co-op was fun, there should have also been more variety of gameplay, the characters were cool. Overall a game worth playing and owning.8.5/10
  67. Sep 8, 2011
    5
    Until Bioshock,Resident Evil 4 was the finest video game ever made.Resident Evil 5 doesn't even try to surpass the previous title.Cannot.Run.And.Shoot.Most sequels at least try to top the game before it.CAPCOM didn't even try.Your A.I partner is surely a joke...Don't give the **** any ammo.A bitter disappointment and unworthy to be called Resident Evil.
  68. Mar 18, 2011
    3
    Re5 is RE4 with all the fun drained out.

    Remember the terrible plot that the first RE game led? It was terrible, and so was the game, this game makes the mistake of continuing it. The AI is terrible, the monsters are glitchy, Item Management is just AWFUL! This is a Survival-Horror! It's all about item Management and RPG elements! Your partner is a bland,annoying,and thick as a brick
    Re5 is RE4 with all the fun drained out.

    Remember the terrible plot that the first RE game led? It was terrible, and so was the game, this game makes the mistake of continuing it.

    The AI is terrible, the monsters are glitchy, Item Management is just AWFUL! This is a Survival-Horror! It's all about item Management and RPG elements!
    Your partner is a bland,annoying,and thick as a brick **** who always follows you like a creepy six year old.
    Arguably just better than the 1st game, but the 1st game was **** so this is ****.
    Seriously! I was running form my partner when she came running over to me with a "Large Red Herb" and several "Mega Healing sprays" when I only had a little scar that could of been healed by a "Little Green Herb" or "Minor Health Spray."

    Get someone to play wiht you anyway you can, Co-Op for Online, But it's hard to use the INV in this game even if you do have an actual person as your partner!

    Online is too laggy, the AI is thick, and it continues the plot of the original.

    This series was doing so good with RE4's report to the PS3! Now they've just **** up, BACK TO THE START!
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  69. Apr 29, 2011
    4
    The game was average at best. Let me start by saying this is my first Resident Evil purchase. I was not into the previous games and cannot compare to them. Pros- co-op is fun, graphics are decent, somewhat scary. Cons- clanky controls, and got boring fairly fast. Its playable in co-op, but I guess I was just disappointed in it considering the franchise has so many followers. If theThe game was average at best. Let me start by saying this is my first Resident Evil purchase. I was not into the previous games and cannot compare to them. Pros- co-op is fun, graphics are decent, somewhat scary. Cons- clanky controls, and got boring fairly fast. Its playable in co-op, but I guess I was just disappointed in it considering the franchise has so many followers. If the other games are similar, frankly I find the franchise boring and overrated. Expand
  70. Jul 30, 2011
    2
    this is undeniably one of the absolute worst sequels in history. furthermore, it was the let down of the century behind metal gear solid 2. the original metal gear solid was absolutely unreal. second to hardly none and absolutely decimated everything in the 90's. the second game: raiden. case closed. while resident evil 4 wasnt quite as groundbreaking as metal gear solid, it was phenomenalthis is undeniably one of the absolute worst sequels in history. furthermore, it was the let down of the century behind metal gear solid 2. the original metal gear solid was absolutely unreal. second to hardly none and absolutely decimated everything in the 90's. the second game: raiden. case closed. while resident evil 4 wasnt quite as groundbreaking as metal gear solid, it was phenomenal nonetheless and without question one of the best video games ever made. therefore, you would expect a lot from the follow-up game. and how epically disappointing it was. not only was it about as scary as a kitten snuggling with a chipmonk, but the side-character sheva is annoying beyond reason, the co-op defeated the entire purpose of the resident evil series, the weapon upgraded system was horrendous, the story was written by a chimpanzee with down syndrome, and the game itself was very boring. out of 100, i could barely give this game a 20. epic piece of **** Expand
  71. Oct 2, 2012
    1
    The Gold edition may be a compllete package, but the controls are simply unplayable. I have never come across a game where the left and right sticks have no connection. You move and look separately, and aiming and button layout couldn't be any worse or less logical. Capcom have clearly intentionally made them this aweful and clunky. No sane mind can make controls this bad. Gameplay isn'tThe Gold edition may be a compllete package, but the controls are simply unplayable. I have never come across a game where the left and right sticks have no connection. You move and look separately, and aiming and button layout couldn't be any worse or less logical. Capcom have clearly intentionally made them this aweful and clunky. No sane mind can make controls this bad. Gameplay isn't good either. It's extremely linear, has hideous graphics and nothing in this game is really appealing, satisfying or motivating for you to play it further. Not that you could play it due to the controls. Expand
  72. Mar 20, 2012
    10
    I dont care about what people say resident evil 5 is an awesome game, i know Resident evil 4 was better! But i still think RE5 was a great one of the best this gen, cant wait for Resident Evil 6
  73. Apr 26, 2012
    8
    RE5 offers more action with an intriguing story and extremely gorgeous graphics. Be immersed in the depth and detail in all the levels which has always been a trademark for the series. Quick time events play more in the game this time around. For those who have not played the last few titles in the series, the controls can feel wacky at first but thanks to multiple control schemes itâ
  74. Aug 9, 2012
    6
    The Resident Evil games has lost their charm and Capcom has completely forgotten the roots of the serie. This is cheap generic run and shoot with Co-Op. The puzzles in this game are so easy, they offer no challenge, they are just lengthly. I miss the zombies, the enemies in this games can handle automatic weapons. The chapters are also incredibly boring.
  75. Nov 25, 2012
    9
    Really, really good game. I don't understand the negativity of this, but each to their own. People saying it's no longer 'horror' need to understand that previously (IE - Resi 1-3), you were alone in dark places fighting a virus in a secluded environment, shut off from the rest of the world. But now the virus is all over the world, so it's less frightening as you're aware you're not theReally, really good game. I don't understand the negativity of this, but each to their own. People saying it's no longer 'horror' need to understand that previously (IE - Resi 1-3), you were alone in dark places fighting a virus in a secluded environment, shut off from the rest of the world. But now the virus is all over the world, so it's less frightening as you're aware you're not the only one experiencing it, combine that with the fact you have a partner, also takes away the scares. The virus, like games has evolved and you're no longer one of only a few experiencing it. It is one of my favourite games on the PS3 to date, as it takes you back to the Resident Evil world once more, just with a different outlook. My one & only gripe is sheva is more of a hinderance than a help. Expand
  76. Dec 28, 2012
    8
    Resident Evil 5 is a good game and has a good online and so it's a game worth of buying im my opinion,his antagonist (Wesker) is one of the most deadliest Resident Evil character ever,this Resident Evil puts an end to the antagonist that appeared in the first episode of Resident Evil as a "hero"...But the game itself as a horror game was poorly edited !
  77. Sep 30, 2013
    9
    Resident Evil 5, have one of the best storyline, in the Resident Evil franchise, i love play it, but the lack of puzzles and terror, this become an adventure exhausting.
  78. Feb 3, 2014
    6
    Story: 7 out of 10, Graphics: 8 out of 10, Fun: 5 out of 10, Controls: 6 out of 10, Ease to Learn: 7 out of 10, Length: 8 out of 10, Re-play: 4 out of 10, Value: 6 out of 10

    A game that seems to have everything going for it but was just far too clunky and dumb for me to get any real enjoyment out of it.
  79. Jan 1, 2014
    9
    I love this game

    Good graphics
    Good story
    Gameplay not bad
    Better than resident evil 4
    I love versus on this game (dlc)
    Good coop

    And my favorite character is chris redfield
  80. Jan 31, 2015
    5
    The graphics are really good and the game is action packed,but,There is some serious problems with the other characters.The game has also a lot of glitch problems.
  81. Dec 12, 2014
    10
    Just I love it. Many people complain about "I love Re4 but this try the same than RE4" Is so stupid! is oviously than RE5 have the same charactersitics, besides RE4 is who change all the curse from the resident evil saga right?
  82. Dec 5, 2014
    7
    I am The Destroyer. I will break games, complain about the littlest detail, and tell you whether or not the game is worth buying. A lot of things to say here, but can't due to the 5000 character limit.

    First, I'd like to say that if you're a first-time player, play offline. Don't play co-op without an actual friend. The community is now plagued with hackers, trolls, and gamers who will
    I am The Destroyer. I will break games, complain about the littlest detail, and tell you whether or not the game is worth buying. A lot of things to say here, but can't due to the 5000 character limit.

    First, I'd like to say that if you're a first-time player, play offline. Don't play co-op without an actual friend. The community is now plagued with hackers, trolls, and gamers who will attempt to skip any cut-scene on you or else threaten to rage quit. They will also hog all of the items and ammo for themselves. Playing offline allows you to adapt to the physics and gain an understanding to how the main gameplay is, until you are comfortable enough to see the "real world" for what it is. More story skits also take place offline.

    1. Story
    The story takes place in 2009, where B.S.A.A. member, Chris Redfield is dispatched to Kijuju, Africa to apprehend a black market weapons dealer named Ricardo Irving. Due to the distrust Africans have towards Americans in the story, Sheva Alomar is also assigned to assist Chris on his mission. But as they prepare, they notice something isn't right. And when things go quiet, all hell breaks loose shortly after.
    The best part about the story is that it's introduced in a way where you don't feel left out for missing the previous games. Veteran characters like Chris Redfield are back, so it appeals to both new fans and old fans. But... There are a few flaws in the story to point out: first of all, the B.S.A.A. members have radio headsets with them, including the main broadcast from HQ, yet they'll sometimes act as if they don't have any contact with each other at all. Another flaw you'll notice is the lack of police/military protocol "Hands in the air, NOW!" type of deal. Can't explain more because this review isn't marked with spoilers, but if you're intelligent enough you'll figure it out. Finally, Chris should have died so many times... in just the story! Count it as you're playing through! Despite this; the story does manage to deliver a satisfying ending that most fans can agree with.

    2. Voice Acting
    Capcom follows the role of "If you're gonna play your part, you better do it right!" kind of deal. Always keeping the cast fresh, shedding new light on the Resident Evil universe.

    3. Graphics and Visuals
    The graphics are superb in every way & form. Not much else to say.

    4. Gameplay
    Gameplay refers to combat, customization, and various areas you can explore within the game. Put it all together and it's Awesome!

    -Battle System-
    This game is co-op focussed. What makes Resident Evil 5 unique for strategy is that ammo picked up is only given to one player rather than both. So if you pick up your partner's shotgun ammo they desperately need you'll have to give it to them manually. Of course this means nothing once you unlock infinite ammo.

    -Customization-
    Resident Evil 5 has a small bit of an rpg elements here, painting experience points with gold, and distributing them in order to buy or upgrade weapons. The great thing about this game is that you can upgrade any weapon you want in any fashion you want. It's possible to complete the game without upgrading but is significantly more difficult.

    -Exploration-
    The exploration in this game is just a point-to-point: get to this location, fight boss, and you win. There isn't any free-roaming and is just a one set path - something which most fans will be disappointed with. This slightly takes away from the atmosphere, as you're not able to come back and revisit an area without using chapter select.

    5. Soundtrack
    For a Survival Horror game, it kind of lacks it's elemental music. In fact, it drifts over to the point where it feels like an action game. The soundtrack stands good, but isn't great.

    6. DLC
    Finally, DLC that is worth phrase. You'll end up playing Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape only a few times, but you'll definitely revisit Versus mode, and possibly The Mercenaries Reunion. Each coming with their own filler & type of fun.

    8. Personal Enjoyment
    The main campaign feels short; but I had so much fun playing this game with my friends. We've put thousands of hours into this game because it was the best game to play after a hard day's work. Most of our time was spent in Versus mode, where we played as our favourites, and thought of unique ways to kill Majinis rather than killing each other.

    9. Overall Verdict
    If I could, I would rate this game a full 10. But personal feelings should only have a small impact on the overall score. And that's why Resident Evil 5 gets rated a 9 out of 10. Without DLC; it is only a 7 out of 10. Pick up the game because it's worth a playing at least once. I would say more about the game but the rest is better to experience personally.
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  83. May 18, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it................................. Expand
  84. BarryP
    May 7, 2009
    8
    I picked this up £10 cheaper than the RRP and I am content with my purchase. It's definitely not the best in the series in terms of raw gameplay and innovation, but it's not a bad game either like some have suggested. Though I have to admit the addition of online/splitscreen co op has saved Capcom from embarrassment due to the fact it's pretty much the same as RE4 but I picked this up £10 cheaper than the RRP and I am content with my purchase. It's definitely not the best in the series in terms of raw gameplay and innovation, but it's not a bad game either like some have suggested. Though I have to admit the addition of online/splitscreen co op has saved Capcom from embarrassment due to the fact it's pretty much the same as RE4 but with better graphics. The controls really aren't as bad as people make out, either. The only conflict with regards to that is the default mapping, where run is (x) and turning the right analogue stick (seeing as you use your right hand for both). I haven't changed the controls yet but I think I would be better off if run was one of the top buttons (like L1 or R1). I am also one of the dislikers of having to stop and aim/shoot especially giving that I have played so many games in the last 2-3 years where running and shooting is common. I agree with one of the critics that pointed out that Capcom have tried to keep some old fundamentals but have also tried some new stuff which I find a little baffling. I have only played co op mode but overall it was a nice experience and requires some team play (exchanging items with one another and correspondence of puzzles) so I believe an 8/10 is well justified. Expand
  85. AdamD
    Jun 3, 2009
    6
    As an entry into the Resident Evil series, RE5 soars as its best effort, incorporating the gameplay of RE4 and upping the ante with HD graphics and a parter system that can be used in both single-user and online co-op modes. The storyline is more streamlined than previous entries, and the action starts from the first minute and never lets up. Even on "easy" or "normal" modes, expect great As an entry into the Resident Evil series, RE5 soars as its best effort, incorporating the gameplay of RE4 and upping the ante with HD graphics and a parter system that can be used in both single-user and online co-op modes. The storyline is more streamlined than previous entries, and the action starts from the first minute and never lets up. Even on "easy" or "normal" modes, expect great difficulty overcoming the hordes of zombies, lickers, and other slimy beasties that are clawing to have your entrails for dinner. Fans of the series will be cheering. However, any gamer not so willing to turn a blind eye to the many faults in RE5 probably won't agree. Control schemes taken verbatim from previous RE ports are best left to survival horror, and RE5 (no matter how badly it wants to be) is not survival horror. It is an action game, and as any thing trying hard to be something it's not, friction is obvious and frustration sets in quickly. The over-the-shoulder camera isn't suited for close-quarters combat, often leaving the avatar exposed to point-blank attacks on the left side that cannot even be seen. Far too often the game relies on QuickTime events instead of actual gameplay, but never telling you if you're watching a cutscene or playable stage, which often leads to you missing your button-mashing window and replaying the level from the last checkpoint. Your partner rarely seems helpful, and frequently runs off to other parts of the map only to die, causing both of you to go back to start. As well, your partner is allowed to revive you should you fall near death, but often they will be preoccupied or simply unresponsive and you die where you stand. Easily the worst trapping of "traditional" RE games is the limitations placed on your character's weapon/item carrying capacity, and RE5 is absolutely the worst of the bunch. Instead of an ever-expandable suitcase, a la RE4, your character and partner are limited to nine items each, which may sound like a lot, but it's far from it. When you take into account that each weapon takes up a spot, each box of ammunition takes up a spot, and your protective gear takes up a spot, it doesn't take very long into the game to get to the point where you are choosing between carrying a health aid or ammunition for your secondary weapon. I could go on for days about this game's faults, but the most unfortunate thing is that most of them seem intentional on Capcom's part to uphold the "tradition" of the series. Well, the series has always had some terrible aspects to it, and tradition alone is no logical reason to keep what could be a killer app mired in poor gameplay and design. Rent this one, folks. I beat it in three days, and have no desire to try it again. Expand
  86. N/A
    Mar 19, 2009
    5
    Co-op is the only thing that makes this game ok. Capcom seriously need to reconsider where Resident Evil is going because they can't put out another one like this without letting the series fade away. Its an action game not a horror game. The story is just ridiculous and is so predictable, especially when it comes to the bosses. They are all the same! DOES NOT top RE4 in any way. I Co-op is the only thing that makes this game ok. Capcom seriously need to reconsider where Resident Evil is going because they can't put out another one like this without letting the series fade away. Its an action game not a horror game. The story is just ridiculous and is so predictable, especially when it comes to the bosses. They are all the same! DOES NOT top RE4 in any way. I played it through on veteran online co-op and it was good to begin with. But by the end it just got tedious and I was glad to have it finished. Not a bad game but for a Resident Evil fan like me it just didn't cut it. Expand
  87. DavidA
    Mar 21, 2009
    8
    Resident Evil 5 is a great return to a great franchise. But it's also taken a completely different turn with the whole game being in co-op mode where you can either play by yourself and the AI controls sheva (you partner) or with a friend with you or over the network. The only bad thing about this game is the it's quite repetitive on the game play, example: You enter an area, Resident Evil 5 is a great return to a great franchise. But it's also taken a completely different turn with the whole game being in co-op mode where you can either play by yourself and the AI controls sheva (you partner) or with a friend with you or over the network. The only bad thing about this game is the it's quite repetitive on the game play, example: You enter an area, and a scene occurs showing you a a blocked passage way and a button. No zombies about anywhere, so you tread forward and press the button, then suddenly about 20 zombies will come out of nowhere. It's all pretty much resident evil 5 is. But with the introduction of figurines and bonus features, the game is endless. Bonus features allows you to unlock figurines, unlock a game filter where you can change the look of the game, unlock costumes for your characters, as well as get infinite ammo. The best thing about this? There are certain criteria you need to accomplish, it's like an in-game trophy (ps3) collection which prizes. Expand
  88. TimothyD
    Mar 27, 2009
    7
    Its a fun game. The slow pacing adds to the panic. Now you have a partner, destroying any feeling of fear. Now, its sunny outside, destroying any feeling of fear. What happened to dark areas? Sudden zombie popups? The feeling of being the last person alive?(Although you weren't) This game killed all the zombie game cliches there were. And, what bothers me the most. When I have a full Its a fun game. The slow pacing adds to the panic. Now you have a partner, destroying any feeling of fear. Now, its sunny outside, destroying any feeling of fear. What happened to dark areas? Sudden zombie popups? The feeling of being the last person alive?(Although you weren't) This game killed all the zombie game cliches there were. And, what bothers me the most. When I have a full inventory. And my partner has a full inventory. And I want some herbs to heal myself, I have to swap something with my partner for the herbs. Then use the herb. Then get my previous item I swapped back from my partner. And plus, I wear armor in my inventory. My inventory is basically a backpack, I don't wear my armor on a backpack. Overall. The action is fun. But its not as scary as it was in Resident Evil 4. Oh, and whatever happened to all the cliche subtitles? Expand
  89. ChrisL
    May 17, 2009
    8
    I have never played any other Resident Evil games before, but I know that they're usually horror games. Unlike what I expected, this game is not horrific at any point, yet very bloody with lots of gore. I've only tried this game in co-op and it's actually pretty fun. There are a few flaws that really annoys you in the gameplay. For example, the inventory of items you can I have never played any other Resident Evil games before, but I know that they're usually horror games. Unlike what I expected, this game is not horrific at any point, yet very bloody with lots of gore. I've only tried this game in co-op and it's actually pretty fun. There are a few flaws that really annoys you in the gameplay. For example, the inventory of items you can carry around is very limited. Even the ammunition takes up place of the 9 spots you have in it. So throughout the game (probably except for the beginning levels), you find yourself unable to grab items because you're out of room even if you have a partner who can carry it for you. Another flaw is that during "aim mode", you can't move. Now that I think of it, you can't move if you're doing an action not just shooting. You can't move when reloading, you can't move when healing, etc. It really slows down the gameplay and makes your character REALLY slow. Although the game does have a bit of challenge at times. Now for the storyline. It's complete crap. It's about these two people try to stop a villain from taking over the world. I've seen that billions of times and I'm tired of it. The story can't grab the gamer's feelings into it. Even if the main character dies, no one will care. The lines of the story is very corny and awkward at times. The two main characters are always asking: "What the hell is this?", "What the hell is going on?", "What is this place?". It gets boring after awhile. And all that garbage about if this whole thing is worth fighting for, I fought all the "zombies" and I still don't know. In the end, this game is extremely fun if you have a friend you could tag along with. Otherwise, you might as well go read book. Expand
  90. JamesL.
    Jun 26, 2009
    7
    Resi 5 is a good game but I thought that some of the levels were average in terms of gameplay and the tasks to be done. The graphics are excellent and despite what a lot of people say about " Why can't you run and gun?", it doesn't bother me. It makes it different. I finished the game quite easily on normal and I enjoyed it loads. There is plenty of replay value especially on Resi 5 is a good game but I thought that some of the levels were average in terms of gameplay and the tasks to be done. The graphics are excellent and despite what a lot of people say about " Why can't you run and gun?", it doesn't bother me. It makes it different. I finished the game quite easily on normal and I enjoyed it loads. There is plenty of replay value especially on the Mercenaries mode but I did feel a little let down on the size of the game but least it is quality even though the quantity of levels could have been higher. Expand
  91. NeT
    Jun 9, 2009
    7
    Resident Evil 4 was a huge change for the Resident Evil series. Though I didn't like this change at first, I gradually started to like it the more I played. Now that I've played 5, I realized the series is going in a direction I'm not liking. Co-Op and Mercenaries are this games only saving graces. The enemies are nowhere near as amazing or freakish as RE4. Nor is the gameResident Evil 4 was a huge change for the Resident Evil series. Though I didn't like this change at first, I gradually started to like it the more I played. Now that I've played 5, I realized the series is going in a direction I'm not liking. Co-Op and Mercenaries are this games only saving graces. The enemies are nowhere near as amazing or freakish as RE4. Nor is the game in the same zip code as the difficult in RE4... I was disappointed with the game, but at least it's not a huge failure... seriously, thank the co-op for that. Try playing professional on rogue and see how pissed off you get... Expand
  92. ShammySham
    Mar 13, 2009
    8
    Many people have complained about the controls. It's true that the controls seem broken, but at the same time the controls are functional once you understand the way the game plays out. Using the knife on certain enemies like the dogs is near to impossible. This is why you have a partner. Whether you have a sensible partner or not can make or break your gaming experience, but either Many people have complained about the controls. It's true that the controls seem broken, but at the same time the controls are functional once you understand the way the game plays out. Using the knife on certain enemies like the dogs is near to impossible. This is why you have a partner. Whether you have a sensible partner or not can make or break your gaming experience, but either way the thing capcom does right is make this game a fun experience via network game. The split screen becomes more of a headache unless you own the 60+" tele. For the gamers like myself that have a 32", it is barely visible enough to be playable. I'm sure there are many faults to find in this game, but I think the positives far outweigh the negatives here. Collapse
  93. gleepglop
    Mar 14, 2009
    7
    The controls make this game fall short of being a 90+ game. If I want to conserve ammo in typical survival horror fashion and take out a solitary zombie with a melee weapon I have to run up to it and then stand there in place swinging until the zombie is stupid enough to walk into me. Either that or get hit by the zombie... If they patch the controls to be more reasonable the game will be The controls make this game fall short of being a 90+ game. If I want to conserve ammo in typical survival horror fashion and take out a solitary zombie with a melee weapon I have to run up to it and then stand there in place swinging until the zombie is stupid enough to walk into me. Either that or get hit by the zombie... If they patch the controls to be more reasonable the game will be a lot better. I don't think it would even hurt the gameplay mechanics. Expand
  94. FrancisM
    Mar 16, 2009
    10
    Love this game although the ending was disappointing in the sense of I can't look forward to the same villainin the next game which isnt as good as some would thing a series long antagonist getting killed is cracked up to be... otherwise Co Op is genius and you can play the ame over and over to unlock everything
  95. granth
    Apr 12, 2009
    9
    It may not be the survival horror game that everybody thought it would be, but Resident Evil 5 should not be put down just because it became an action/horror hybird. The game was amazing, though some parts were frustrating. The co-op is some of the most fun I have ever played. It had stunning graphics, many many bosses of a wide variety, action sequences that could rival any game. The It may not be the survival horror game that everybody thought it would be, but Resident Evil 5 should not be put down just because it became an action/horror hybird. The game was amazing, though some parts were frustrating. The co-op is some of the most fun I have ever played. It had stunning graphics, many many bosses of a wide variety, action sequences that could rival any game. The only people who truly do not like this game are people who really wanted to be scared out of their witts. You can tell that the developers were trying to appeal to more people than horror fanatics. The only thing stopping it from a 10 is that there aren't as many weapons to unlock, and some parts can get frusterating. Expand
  96. kukkupöö
    Apr 14, 2009
    8
    If you have played res4, definitely start with veteran-diffficulty setting. It gives enough challence, so you really have to relay on your partner. (wich is your friend, of course, not that stupid a.i.) After beating veteran you unlock professional-mode which is ridiculously hard and almost impossible to clear(for me and my friend, that is) The game was very enjoyable and it gave for me If you have played res4, definitely start with veteran-diffficulty setting. It gives enough challence, so you really have to relay on your partner. (wich is your friend, of course, not that stupid a.i.) After beating veteran you unlock professional-mode which is ridiculously hard and almost impossible to clear(for me and my friend, that is) The game was very enjoyable and it gave for me and my friend some good laughs and screams, but there are few things that bugs me: 1)Resident Evil 4 was not a horror game, but it had weird twisted atmosphare that made it feel lika Resident Evil game. Maybe because the original director from the other games was not involved in this project, that cool chilling atmosphere is gone and that's the main thing that pisses me off. 2)Another thing is the devolution of the inventory box, compared to resident evil 4 of course. This time you have only nine blocks to use. If you want to wear a bulletproof vest and that another combat vest you can't just wear them, but they take two blocks of your pocket space leaving only seven for herbs, weapons and ammunition. That's just stupid if you ask me! :D 3) There's not many new or interesting characters in the game, and Chris aint as charismatic character as leon was. 4)Too much over the top slo-mo kung-fu action sh*t. That's just my opinion, but I think it takes away realism from the game. Anyway With Gears Of War2 Resident Evil 5 is one of the best co-op action game for the current system. Expand
  97. CodyBaker
    Jun 17, 2009
    9
    I was beyond satisfied with this stunning conclusion of the resident evil series. With more than 5 million copies sold within just a few months (surpassing sales of gears of war 1 & 2), most resident evil fans around the world consider this the best in the series (my favorite will always be the gamecube remake of the original and resident evil 4 but this one comes damn close). Although I was beyond satisfied with this stunning conclusion of the resident evil series. With more than 5 million copies sold within just a few months (surpassing sales of gears of war 1 & 2), most resident evil fans around the world consider this the best in the series (my favorite will always be the gamecube remake of the original and resident evil 4 but this one comes damn close). Although some people bitch about the controls because they expect too much out of the gameplay so they just give up like losers. Another thing a few people complain about is the story arc; this is ONLY because the people who do complain about it are confused, they're just dissapointed that this is the end of the series, or they're just too fucking retarded to understand the substance of this masterpiece and have NO taste in brilliant storytelling WHATSOEVER, they should TAKE THE TIME to actually get to know the story arc before judging it like inexperienced dumbasses. Me, my friends, and 5 million people around the world finally got to experience the end of the resident evil series and we enjoyed every plotline revolving around it. The graphics in this game are the best I've seen yet, Africa never looked so beautiful, and not to mention how incredibly realistic the characters looked, especially the environments. Also, not only is Sheva sexy as hell but she is useful; while only a few people complain how "useless" they think she is, that's only because when people play the game as Chris, they just stand there and expect Sheva to do all the work because they're just too damn lazy...or scared to do anything, she's there to HELP you, not do EVERY LITTLE THING for you. And another thing, the 3rd greatest villain in videogame history (behind ONLY Liquid Ocelot and Xahenort), Wesker, the main antagonist of the entire series is the ultimate badass and the final boss at the climax before the end; his evil is resolved as well as the main villain behind EVERYTHING that happened throughout the ENTIRE resident evil series, Lord Ozwell E. Spencer, appears in resinend evil 5 and finally dies at the hands of Wesker (this is Spencer's first, final, and ONLY appearence). Over all, I give this game a 9.5 out of 10, just about everything in this game is epic. The ONLY thing that I would consider a dissapointment is that my 3rd favorite villain in all my years of videogaming, Wesker, dies; as the resident evil series' main antagonist, I guess it had to be done, at the hands of both Chris and Sheva. Resident Evil 5 is a truly memorable experience. Expand
  98. JessicaH
    Nov 28, 2009
    5
    SERIOUSLY!!! I waited so long to play this game, I have beaten resident evil 4 six times, each time in one sitting it is with out a doubt my favorite video game as for a survival horror story line go. I am highly disappointed with this game. I love the fact that it was a co-op that is probably the best part about it, why did they start out a game with sixty zombies attacking you, just to SERIOUSLY!!! I waited so long to play this game, I have beaten resident evil 4 six times, each time in one sitting it is with out a doubt my favorite video game as for a survival horror story line go. I am highly disappointed with this game. I love the fact that it was a co-op that is probably the best part about it, why did they start out a game with sixty zombies attacking you, just to put you ten feet further have another sixty zombies and an axe guy come after you. I find the creativity in this game to be dumb, and wouls not suggest to most people, otherwise the people that can stand this game would be delighted... Expand
  99. Aug 16, 2010
    9
    Resident Evil 5 was, undoubtedly, the most anticipated game of 2009. It was in development for a long time and gamers were eagerly waiting for it, thanks to the success of the masterpiece RE4. So, now that its been out for while, reception for it-by critics and gamers-has been positive, but they were dissapointed that it didn't live it to the hype and expectations that was bestowed uponResident Evil 5 was, undoubtedly, the most anticipated game of 2009. It was in development for a long time and gamers were eagerly waiting for it, thanks to the success of the masterpiece RE4. So, now that its been out for while, reception for it-by critics and gamers-has been positive, but they were dissapointed that it didn't live it to the hype and expectations that was bestowed upon it. So, is that true? Yes, yes it is. RE4 was practically perfect. RE5, on the other hand, isn't. It has many flaws that weigh the game down, but thankfully, Capcom has enough 'pros' to keep the quality of the game at a even-keel. RE5 is too familiar to RE4. The gameplay is exactly the same, and the inventory system and A.I. are actually worse than RE4's; there's no horror element to the game, although it does make you tense when you play co-op; the story is good, but its not as varied and exciting as RE4's. But, despite those flaws, the game is still a blast and it is amazing throughout most of the game. The Co-Op is suprisingly, the best component of this game. It's one of the best Co-Op offers around here in the gaming world. The campaign will take you about 12-16 hours to complete on any difficulty, but I would like to note that this game loses a lot of its luster and charm when playing single-player. The A.I. is pathetic (Sheva, I look at you), the inventory system is a hazzle, especially if Sheva will use a herb for any messly wound (Stupid **** so be sure to put most of the important stuff like Herbs, Ammo, Weapons on your side and leave the retarded **** with only a pistol and a sub-machine gun. The end battle and the ending itself are very, very, very dissapointing. It felt rushed and unnecessary. And last, but not least, the characters are ok at most. The only one worth seeing is Albert Wesker. Wesker shows the world ehy he is one of the greatest villains in history. His voice, his stance, his goals, etc; Wesker makes this game entertaining and if it wasn't for him, the game would've fallen apart. I recommend this game to everyone (mostly hardcore RE fans). RE5 is a great game and at times, it not only matches the quality of its predescessor, but surpasses it. It's a shame it couldn't be as innovative, inventive, original and breath-taking as RE4, but with Wesker and Co-Op, it almost gets to that level of excellence. A 9.4/10. Expand
  100. Oct 3, 2012
    8
    RE5 it's just a good ol action game. I would prefered it if they labeled the game as a new IP. It lost some of it's RE roots. Just see when RE6 comes out. Nobody will know what it them. In a horrible way.
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 76 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    100
    Perhaps Resident Evil 5's most remarkable achievement is how it deftly straddles the line between the franchise's sometimes endearing, sometimes frustrating, legacy gameplay mechanics while incorporating more contemporary action adventure elements like enhanced interaction and exploration of environments and a decidedly more shooter-like control scheme. [Mar 2009, p.38]
  2. GamePro
    90
    Hardcore fans may be disappointed by the departure from the traditional survival-horror roots but trust me, the game delivers enough thrills that you probably won't care. [Apr 2009, p.68]
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    In too many ways this is identical to the last game. That's not necessarily a bad thing - "RE4" is one of the greatest games ever made because it rewrote the rules for action games, setting a template for everything from "Dead Space" to "Dark Sector." Because of that this is still a damn near essential purchase. It's just a shame that the lack of evolution means it occasionally feels like it's lagging behind the very competitors it inspired. [Mar 2009, p.80]