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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: 68 out of 136
  2. Negative: 32 out of 136
  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. Jun 4, 2019
    9
    Story: 8, Gameplay: 9.5, Graphics: 9. I know why people don't give much love for this game, but to me it's one of the best game in the series.
  3. Jul 25, 2012
    9
    I accidentally stumbled into resident evil series when someome stole all my gamecube games. Homeowner's insurance replaced the number ofI accidentally stumbled into resident evil series when someome stole all my gamecube games. Homeowner's insurance replaced the number of games, but not the same titles if they didn't have one in stock. I played through it amazed at how it FELT to play it. Sure, the controls are a little choppy and imprecise, but I loved the style and play. That carries on into Resident Evil 5. I plan to get Resident Evil 6 also. I LOVE the stories and cut scenes in this series. The nice unlockables help too! nothing like unlimited ammo when you want to play with style, as few misses as possible. Expand
  4. 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
  5. Oct 11, 2013
    6
    Goddamn clunky action with a crazy ass story with annoying characters and a flawed AI companion that i just wanna punch to death, pros kindaGoddamn clunky action with a crazy ass story with annoying characters and a flawed AI companion that i just wanna punch to death, pros kinda feels like an actiony resident evil, somebadass enemy AI(giant rapist squid) also the setting is rather interesting yet besides that it is probably the worst res besides Operation Raccoon City and Res 6 Expand
  6. FarnkZ
    Oct 11, 2009
    5
    PC review The game has decent Graphics nothing new most of the detail went into the Player models. the button smashing cut scenes are PC review The game has decent Graphics nothing new most of the detail went into the Player models. the button smashing cut scenes are annoying as are the controls in general Capcom has yet to enter the modern world of FPS gaming as far as player control goes. I guess this is acceptable on the console but really takes away on the PC, the player environment is nice to look at but hardly interactive on a dynamic level . 75% of the player world is static and only operates on a specific script cut scene type of system , this was acceptable 10 years ago but is really dated by today's game-play standards, overall the game lacks any intensity and is devoid of any real horror style game play , very few innovative ways of killing enemy or advancing past puzzles pretty much it's just pick up ammo and blast enemies . excpet the controls make it very frustrating to cycle through your weapons and equipment while in combat and the co-op mode without in game voice chat is very difficult to coordinate what each player is doing. the game is a very average PC game with a few moments of promise but ultimately just average. 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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