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  • Summary: In Resident Evil 5, returning hero Chris Redfield is sent to Africa to investigate a biological weapon that is transforming the populace into aggressive and disturbing creatures. Joined by another local BSAA agent, Sheva Alomar, the two must work together to solve the truth behind theIn Resident Evil 5, returning hero Chris Redfield is sent to Africa to investigate a biological weapon that is transforming the populace into aggressive and disturbing creatures. Joined by another local BSAA agent, Sheva Alomar, the two must work together to solve the truth behind the frightening turn of events. Featuring a revolutionary new co-op mode of gameplay, Resident Evil 5 will let players experience fear together as terror moves out of the shadows and into the light of day. The PC version of Resident Evil 5 features online play for co-operative play sessions over the internet and will also take advantage of NVIDIA’s new GeForce 3D Vision technology (wireless 3D Vision glasses sold separately). [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 93
    It may not be a radically new Resident Evil 5, but the PC version of the game still manages to hold its own with an improved control scheme and extra Mercenaries mode.
  2. Resident Evil 5 isn't exactly perfect, but it's so close, none of its flaws upset the experience as a whole. Buy it for yourself, but bring a friend for maximum enjoyment.
  3. There a few things that we do not like on the PC (controls for example). But this conversion is a lot better than the catastrophe that Resident Evil 4 was on the PC.
  4. Resident Evil 5 is "only" an amazing game, a label that the 90% of the third person shooters would want for themselves. The cooperative mode is just sensational and the story mode is plenty 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. The single-player and co-op intertwine really well.
  6. Pelit (Finland)
    84
    Although not as good a game as four, five is still extremely entertaining and this time even very well converted! [Nov 2010]
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    Where did this famous horror go? RE5 still could have been a great action game. If only the controls were suited for the action game. Co-op mode is worth trying you can curse level design and A.I. all together. [Oct 2009]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 162
  2. Negative: 34 out of 162
  1. T.L.
    Apr 22, 2010
    10
    I have played a bit of this on PS3 then on PC and it looks a lot better, especially the resolution causing the image to be more crisp instead I have played a bit of this on PS3 then on PC and it looks a lot better, especially the resolution causing the image to be more crisp instead of upscaled 720P. Also the framerate is no problem, the engine is very optimized and I can run this maxed out in DX10 easily. The controls aren't that bad, I've played other pc ports like Dead Space, Lost Planet, etc. You should just customize controls or simply learn it. I don't know why others complain about not being able to run and shoot when all the RE games have been like that, and it'll probably stay like that for quite a while. Expand
  2. Apr 20, 2020
    9
    Some of the best action games to play coop, very different from the classic ps1 trilogy, if you are looking for classic puzzle and horror fromSome of the best action games to play coop, very different from the classic ps1 trilogy, if you are looking for classic puzzle and horror from the beginning of the series, this is not the ideal game. But it is still a great game with an exceptional villain, in my opinion it is worth checking out. Expand
  3. Aug 31, 2013
    9
    While Resident Evil 5 brings no new innovations to the table and the horror element seems permanently lost in the ether, number 5 is a greatWhile Resident Evil 5 brings no new innovations to the table and the horror element seems permanently lost in the ether, number 5 is a great game. A great action/adventure game anyway. The graphics are lush, the plot is solid and the gameplay has had a much needed facelift since RE 4. While the new co-op is something to be desired, with another player its heaps of fun. One of my own favorite in the franchise, with the replay ability and loads of unlockables it wont satisfy everyone. Expand
  4. Dec 30, 2016
    7
    Este fue el primer resident evil en irse por las ramas y convertirse en un MATA-MATA. Este juego consta en ir superando niveles y avanzando enEste fue el primer resident evil en irse por las ramas y convertirse en un MATA-MATA. Este juego consta en ir superando niveles y avanzando en la historia matando todo lo que se te cruza en el camino. NO MALINTERPRETEN, es un juego muy decente y muy entretenido, pero supuestamente es "Survival Horror"; y como no cumple en lo más mínimo con eso, le doy un 7. Expand
  5. Jun 7, 2011
    7
    I compared this game to RE4 while I was playing it, since RE4 is one of my favorite games ever and the first RE game that I played. The gameI compared this game to RE4 while I was playing it, since RE4 is one of my favorite games ever and the first RE game that I played. The game feels very similar to RE4 in the way it controls and the challenges you face. A lot of people complain about not being able to run and gun. And these people miss the point completely. This isn't about mowing down your enemies with machines guns. It's about conserving ammo and carefully taking out enemies. If you could move and shoot this would just be Gears of War with zombies (not necessarily a bad thing though, it just wouldn't be a Resident Evil game). The graphics are very nice and the story is about on par with RE4. At first Sheva annoyed me but once the game went on the co-op system worked pretty well. It's not that big of an improvement over RE4 but worth playing if you like the Resident Evil games. Expand
  6. Sep 26, 2018
    5
    The controls make this game almost unplayable; the argument that being able to move and shoot at the same time would 'take away tension'?The controls make this game almost unplayable; the argument that being able to move and shoot at the same time would 'take away tension'? Clearly these people have not played Dead Space or similar games - absolutely TERRIFYING to play, yet you can still walk while aiming. Combined with mantatory Games For Windows Live installation with the game, this is a very no bueno package. Expand
  7. GordonF
    Dec 13, 2009
    0
    The controls alone make this game a waste of time. I can't believe the user reviews are so high.

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