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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: 59 out of 122
  2. Negative: 32 out of 122
  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 3, 2018
    9
    Tem muito tempo que joguei, lembro que a ambientação é bem legal e é bem mais dinâmico que o 4, no geral é um jogo legal.
  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. Nov 28, 2011
    7
    I liked this game. It looks really nice and it plays out very well. My only real complaint, which I have with Resident Evil 4 as well, is theI liked this game. It looks really nice and it plays out very well. My only real complaint, which I have with Resident Evil 4 as well, is the aiming system. This is one of those games where it is extremely hard to play with a computer mouse. I say play it with a controller instead of a mouse. My second complaint is the voice acting. Even though it's Resident Evil, and that is to be expected, you would think that after 10+ years, they would have better actors by now. Other than that, this game is worth purchasing and playing. Expand
  5. BrynjarH
    Sep 26, 2009
    6
    This game looks really good. Graphics are great and the story line is very good. But what kills the fun in this game is that you feel like This game looks really good. Graphics are great and the story line is very good. But what kills the fun in this game is that you feel like you have glue on your shoes. Controls are so bad for being a 3rd person shooter that you cant even imagine. Probably something you can get used to but i dont want to learn a whole new way of playing a computer game when i spend alot of money on them. Expand
  6. May 18, 2011
    4
    It has potential, but has so many basic design flaws. You'd think after four previous versions of the game, they would get things right.It has potential, but has so many basic design flaws. You'd think after four previous versions of the game, they would get things right. Different mouse sensitivities depending on if you are running or walking causes dizziness. The ability to buy guns and not ammo just represents a bad design decision. Interactive cut scenes just cause death while you try to relax in between levels. An obvious console port that is painful to play with a keyboard & mouse; yet the inaccuracy of a game controller for first person shooting frustrates matters even more. The best feature of this game is the co-op mode combined with decent graphics, but frequent disconnects will keep you looking for something else to play. 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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