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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] This is the second installment of new content for Resident Evil 5. After Jill Valentine is rescued by Chris Redfield, he leaves her to finish his mission. Find out how she made it out on her own, and what role Josh Stone played in her escape. This package also allows you to unlock two new characters in the all-new The Mercenaries Reunion. Play as one of the stars of Resident Evil 0, Rebecca Chambers, or take on the role of Delta Team's commander, Josh Stone. There are also additional figures available in Extra Figures to round out this action-packed package. Expand
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  1. Facing non-stop attacks for virtually the entire length of the chapter, players will not be able to breathe easy until the credits roll. Providing truly intense action, Desperate Escape is absolutely worth the price of admission alone, while the additional 100 achievement points and two characters for Mercenaries Reunion are merely the icing on the cake.
  2. It’s quite short and the plot is almost nonexistent, but in terms of pure action, Desperate Escape often outshines its own parent.
  3. While it lacks the unique style and feel of Lost in Nightmares, Desperate Escape is a good expansion in its own right. It's comparable in length to the last addition, clocking in at around an hour to complete on your first run through, and you'll get a few replays out of it. If you're looking for one more sample of Resident Evil 5, this is one escape you should definitely take.
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    Desperate Escape will likely please the action-oriented fans of the series, but those that prefer the refreshing take Lost in Nightmares delivered, should probably stay away.
  5. A concentrated dose of RE5's action-based gameplay, DE is quite enjoyable for the short time players will spend with it. Puzzle-seekers, walk the other way; new-era RE action gamers, you will not regret giving it a whirl.
  6. With Desperate Escape, Capcom wanted to provide extreme action to Resident Evil 5 fans and they mostly succeeded in every respect. It's a bit too simply structured for its own good and storytelling is really too simple compared to main game and other DLC's in the series, but it's still a competent and fun effort.
  7. While not nearly as atmospheric as Lost in Nightmares, Desperate Escape is a very tense but short trip that's worthy of a playthrough for Resident Evil 5 veterans and those looking for an extra challenge that does not stray from the original campaign.

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