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  • Summary: Fear and isolation seep through the walls of an abandoned southern farmhouse. "7" marks a new beginning for survival horror with the Isolated View of the visceral new first-person perspective. Powered by the RE Engine, horror reaches incredible heights of immersion as players enter aFear and isolation seep through the walls of an abandoned southern farmhouse. "7" marks a new beginning for survival horror with the Isolated View of the visceral new first-person perspective. Powered by the RE Engine, horror reaches incredible heights of immersion as players enter a terrifyingly new world of fear as they fight to survive. Expand
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Resident Evil 7: biohazard - Vol. 8 "Imagination"
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jan 29, 2017
    92
    Resident Evil 7 feels like the interactive, dirty-secret bastard child of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes coupled with the series signature gameplay mechanics. A lean n' mean return to the essence of horror. Purists as well as series virgins will be enchanted. 2017’s first must play title.
  2. Jan 28, 2017
    90
    A terrifying survival horror experience. It offers the best spooky atmosphere in the franchise with many of the classic mechanics that built the original formula. Yet it has enough new elements to stand its ground amidst similar games. Without doubt, a must play horror experience.
  3. Jan 23, 2017
    90
    After the fifth and sixth games, the Resident Evil series was in dire need of a re-think. That’s exactly what Capcom have done, and they’ve done so in a way that’s braver, bolder, and more assured than I could ever have dreamed. They’ve refreshed the series for modern times, incorporating new techniques to ensure the horror is both sickening and chilling, while re-focusing the core structure around the things that made these games so great to begin with. The result is something that will almost certainly go down as a Resident Evil classic; a title that will be spoken about with reverence in the future, and an excellent turning point for the series as a whole. In those respects, Resident Evil 7 is the new Resident Evil 4.
  4. Jan 31, 2017
    90
    By wiping the slate clean and beginning again, Capcom have gained perspective. With Resident Evil 7, they’ve identified the core tenets of the franchise – the building blocks of terror that captivated and inspired a generation of fans and creators alike. The first-person perspective isn’t Resident Evil, but the feelings it elicits certainly are.
  5. Jan 29, 2017
    88
    Resivent Evil 7 revitalizes the series. Thanks to the first person view and the outstanding atmosphere it's a real highlight of the horror genre.
  6. Mar 21, 2017
    80
    The best Resident Evil game in years is only bogged down by the blatantly RE bits. [Issue#259, p.58]
  7. Feb 6, 2017
    40
    Resident Evil 7 has a strong opening, a sagging middle, and a disappointing finale. In other words, it hews closely to the arc of most horror. But to Capcom’s credit, this Resident Evil is taking pages from books it hasn’t previously read. I’m not convinced it understands those pages, but at least it’s attempting something other than the usual roiling mass of black goo with bright orange weak points you have to shoot. For a while at least. It’ll get to that. But before it plods through its sagging middle to its disappointing finale, Resident Evil 7 is at least trying.

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  1. Negative: 32 out of 165
  1. Jan 24, 2017
    10
    Otimo jogo , muito bem otimizado , não vá na onda dos haters , pois so jogo ta muito bom , historia , jogabilidade , a volta do terror comOtimo jogo , muito bem otimizado , não vá na onda dos haters , pois so jogo ta muito bom , historia , jogabilidade , a volta do terror com tudo nessa nova geração , finalmente um resident que presta . Expand
  2. Feb 3, 2017
    10
    SUCH a refreshing sequel. A very memorable play through forvsure. However, if u don't care about achievements or secret items for completingSUCH a refreshing sequel. A very memorable play through forvsure. However, if u don't care about achievements or secret items for completing it just rent it. Expand
  3. Jan 25, 2017
    9
    Awesome game! Very intense, I just wish it came to VR on PC sooner because this game would be a reason to give VR a shot. The graphics,Awesome game! Very intense, I just wish it came to VR on PC sooner because this game would be a reason to give VR a shot. The graphics, atmosphere, sound are pretty damn good Expand
  4. Sep 18, 2019
    8
    Very good game, good climate, good idea and graphics. Short, but intensive. I reccomend play if you find in sale.
  5. Apr 14, 2017
    8
    A well made horror game with a good story and maybe a bit confusing in the beginning for the RE fans and I think makers must be careful, cuzA well made horror game with a good story and maybe a bit confusing in the beginning for the RE fans and I think makers must be careful, cuz they are opening a new door in RE game series. It was nice and fun after all and I liked it. I wish the best for them. Expand
  6. Mar 5, 2017
    6
    Resident Evil 7 gets off to a great, if hackneyed start, piling on atmosphere, gruesome details and a sense of vulnerability thatResident Evil 7 gets off to a great, if hackneyed start, piling on atmosphere, gruesome details and a sense of vulnerability that unfortunately starts to give way once the combat becomes established, weapons and ammunition become increasingly plentiful (comically so in the third act, with the addition of a rapid fire weapon with hundreds of rounds just lying around). The game's strengths, if not in it's unremarkable writing (so far, so Resident Evil, in that regard) are in the sparsity but intensity of the encounters in the first half of the game, largely revolving around a few distinct characters (or at least two of them - with a tanker-ship sized plot hole simply leaving one antagonist floating somewhere in the ether, never to be discussed ever again). The relatively small variety of creatures to deal with, all of which are less than challenging to dispatch, are also fairly similar, and familiar, and after the initial shock encounters lead into repetitive headshot after headshot, the tension dissipates rapidly. Boss encounters are also a mixed bag, the first two being staggered and increasingly weird affairs, eventually becoming trad-Resident Evil Giant Monster Eye Target Practice. It's so badly in contrast with the claustrophobic, minimalist approach at the beginning of the game that it yanks you out of the experience.

    All this being said, though, I had fun, even if it wasn't as consistently thrilling and genuinely uncomfortable as Alien: Isolation. The first half of the game plays brilliantly, full of tension and every corner of the Baker residence is a curiosity, lovingly rendered in explicit, grimy, mouldy detail. The environmental design throughout is exceptional, bar for the closing chapters which revolve around bland metal corridors and caves. If this wasn't a Resident Evil franchise entry, however, I suspect the developers could have gone in more interesting directions, instead of falling back upon overly familiar tropes as fan service. More than once whilst playing, I reminisced on what Silent Hills could have been had Konami not taken the vexing and perverse decision to cancel it. Ultimately, the unlimited weirdness of Silent Hill, combined with Junji Ito imagery and Del Toro narrative flair, would have been a more truly unique game - Resident Evil 7 largely feels like a bag of horror cliches, better executed than most but beholden to a franchise known for poor writing and characterisation, that is getting increasingly long in the tooth.
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  7. Dec 16, 2018
    0
    Game is well optimezed, has a great spooky atmosphere, but gameplay is whole afwul piece of :D. So, in the beggining you cannot kill anything,Game is well optimezed, has a great spooky atmosphere, but gameplay is whole afwul piece of :D. So, in the beggining you cannot kill anything, they still surviving and trying to kill you. This annoying gameplay kills every well design aspect of the game. Atmosphere - 7/10, optimisation - 9/10, gameplay - 9/10. Overall 5-6/10. Don't cost this 60$ for the game. Expand

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