Resident Evil 5 PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: The biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down players' spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. AfterThe biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down players' spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. After joining a new organization, Chris heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is literally transforming the people and animals of the city into mindless, maddened creatures. He is joined by a new partner, Sheva Alomar, who lends her strength, intelligence and sharp-shooting skills to the mission. In order to survive, Chris and Sheva must work together to take on the challenges of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. Utilizing a revolutionary new 2-player co-op mode of gameplay, players assume control of either Chris or Sheva and experience Resident Evil in new ways. In Resident Evil 5, Capcom has players fearing the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games. [Capcom] Collapse
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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. If you have a friend to play along with, then that's obviously the way to go, but don't let the thought of playing with the AI deter you from picking this up. It's a great game, and well worth your time.
  3. 90
    It's hardly the dramatic revamp that RE4 was for the series, but it marks the first time that co-op play has been implemented. As a result, the overhaul makes it a good single-player game, but a great multiplayer one. Thanks to its persistent approach to weapon upgrades, it's well-suited to replay. It's a visually splendid game with gorgeous cinematics that evoke the same awe as previous games did in their time.
  4. Resident Evil 5 is “only” an amazing game, a label that 90% of the third person shooters would want for themselves. The cooperative mode is just sensational and the story mode is filled with non-stop action. The huge amount of contents will make you forget the lack of any kind of innovation in its concept.
  5. Resident Evil 5 is an incredibly satisfying, non-stop action romp from start to finish. An essential purchase for fans and newcomers alike.
  6. Overall, Versus is a good step in the right direction for a Resident Evil deathmatch-type mode.
  7. If you’re a die-hard fan, ok. If you’re not, turn the page.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 146
  2. Negative: 23 out of 146
  1. 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 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
  2. 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,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. Expand
  3. May 22, 2013
    9
    You play this game so you can see Chris Redfield punch the out of a boulder. 'Nuff said. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah~
  4. 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 whichRE5 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 Expand
  5. Nov 19, 2013
    7
    Me parece uno de los mejores juegos de la historia en playstation,por los siguientes motivos,la trama te engancha desde el principio hasta elMe parece uno de los mejores juegos de la historia en playstation,por los siguientes motivos,la trama te engancha desde el principio hasta el final,es bastante jugable y buenos graficos,muy divertido y bastante largo,no mas que el 4 pero ya es mucho pedir,aun asi me parece un juegazo imprescindible y que debes tener si o si y que te encantara si te gusto el resident evil 4,simplemente es un juego que te marcara y que no podras dejar de jugarlo. Los fallos son: el sonido,por no estar traducido a español pierde mucho,si las voces fueran españolas mucho mejor Expand
  6. 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.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 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
  7. 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 wheni 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 Expand

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