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  • Summary: The next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner. Years after the tragic events of ResidentThe next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner. Years after the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Ethan Winters has started over with his wife Mia, finally living in peace and putting the past behind them. However, Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from previous Resident Evil games, suddenly disrupts their life, throwing a devastated Ethan into a new and twisted nightmare in search of answers. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. May 17, 2021
    95
    Resident Evil Village may be the best Resident Evil of all time. It certainly is up there with the best of the series, but that heavily depends on your kind of RE game. If you enjoyed RE4 or RE7 then you’ll probably like this one. And if you enjoyed both of them as much as each other then this very well could be one of the best. It certainly is for me.
  2. May 5, 2021
    90
    Resident Evil Village is one of the first games that feels truly "next-gen," with absolutely stunning tech bolstered by the industry-leading RE Engine. Stunning visuals, truly bizarre creatures, a memorable parade of eccentric characters, and truly satisfying gameplay make Resident Evil Village soar, even if a few quirks in the plot delivery deflate the spectacle. Resident Evil Village is a truly excellent game and one of the best entries in the legendary franchise. Long may it continue.
  3. May 10, 2021
    90
    Resident Evil Village is an expertly-crafted narrative that seamlessly weaves subtle horror into action-driven sequences and backs it up with an excellent story supported by even better characters. An exemplary merit that Capcom still hasn’t lost its creative spark.
  4. May 5, 2021
    85
    Despite a soft underbelly of a handful of hours in the middle of the game, Resident Evil Village brilliantly continues the path set by RE7, successfully infusing it with the DNA of RE4. Thanks to its technique and its story (but not its narration), the latest canonical episode of Capcom's successful license has all the necessary arguments to please both the series' regulars and newcomers. A ten-hour adventure that will give Ethan Winters a run for his money and that we highly recommend.
  5. May 10, 2021
    83
    By itself, Resident Evil Village is a fantastic addition to the survival-horror genre and focuses more on empowering the player rather than cheap horror elements. As part of the series, Village lacks in the story department and seems like it tries to cast too wide of a net to appeal to a greater audience rather than catering to the hardcore fans. Diehard ResE fans might be disappointed at the lack of lore in Village, but casual fans won’t feel like they need to have played every prior entry in order to have a good time. Ultimately, I’d recommend Resident Evil Village to anyone that loved Resident Evil 4 or who felt like Resident Evil 7 was too horror-focused.
  6. May 5, 2021
    80
    Right off the bat I can't think of any other game that I had a lot of fun playing through and that still had so much to criticize. There's a but to everything I like about Resident Evil 8. It's fun to shoot down werewolves and other monsters, but the gunplay is rather mediocre. The atmosphere is really great, but the game is almost never scary because it's way too easy. The start of the game is really exciting, but the story stumbles into a number of logic holes and becomes quite ridiculous in the end. There is variety, but everything seems somehow thrown together and there is too much shooting. And so on and so on. Village is an easy-to-digest, slightly dumb, but entertaining modern popcorn horror flick. It's fun in between, but it is neither the survival horror that many fans expect nor a horror masterpiece that will be remembered for a long time.
  7. May 17, 2021
    40
    A grand rogue's gallery stuck in a small world and a disappointingly familiar game design.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 256
  1. May 10, 2021
    10
    Some misconceptions about RE8!

    1. “Short game or it’s 8 hours only.” This is straight up WRONG. The game can easily take more than 12 hours
    Some misconceptions about RE8!

    1. “Short game or it’s 8 hours only.” This is straight up WRONG. The game can easily take more than 12 hours to finish. Some even beat it in more than that. The in-game timer literally lies to you, if you’ve played 12 hours, it will tell you that you spent 7 or 8 hours. RE8 has more exploration and side optional in-game content more than any previous RE game. It’s easily one of the longest RE games. It’s got a perfect length for an RE game, not to mention that it has post-game content and good replay value.

    2. “It’s not scary.” hella WRONG! This game has different types of horror. From RE7 type of horror, to RE4 (panicking), and to Silent Hill / PT level of horror + other types. In fact, one section in the game has probably the scariest and creepiest moment in the entire franchise.

    3. “It’s RE4+RE7.” This is true, but it also has inspirations from almost every RE game. The game feels like it’s a celebration for RE’s 25th anniversary.

    I’ve enjoyed my time playing it and I think it’s A MUST BUY for every RE fan or a survival horror fan.

    - Easily and by a huge margin, RE8 is the best looking RE game ever. It's INCREDIBLY detailed, well designed and STUNNING to look at.
    - Very atmospheric, and its got a lot of variety in that aspect as well.
    - Sound design is also the best in the series. The intro is horrifying!
    - From the first few hours, you'll quickly notice how big and diverse the game is.
    - Levels are intricately crafted, with more ways to explore them. Really liked how the village was structured with more ways to explore and search its houses.
    - The game INSANELY nails the interior design of its levels; I find myself stopping every 5 mins or so just to absorb the beauty of it all.
    - The game's setting really makes you feel like you're playing in a horror themed amusement park.
    - There is clear emphasis on exploration and side content.
    - The game allows you to take control of your own pacing at certain sections. It’s not really a linear game. It has more freedom and exploration than previous RE games as I mentioned before, which I liked very much!
    - The game does a really good job of changing its intensity from time to time. Presenting different types of horror along the way, mixing them up with action / adventure elements & sequences while still being within its survival horror medium. It’s well balanced, diverse and refreshing.
    - RE8 has some of the highest highs in the franchise. When it hits, it hits real good. :D
    - NO LOADING TIMES. That's a technical marvel considering the quality of its graphics, level design and performance. RE Engine strikes again!
    - Puzzles are fun and rewarding.
    - Backtracking here is the most fun and rewarding in all of the RE games.
    - Music is top tier.
    - The merchant is cool.
    - The story is intriguing and thrilling.
    - The characters are some of the best in the series. Really interesting, very well acted and fun to watch. Not including Ethan though lol, however he's honestly better this time.

    * Advice: if you're playing with a controller (consoles or on PC), turn off the movement camera acceleration and aiming camera acceleration settings. They somewhat introduce input delay and make the camera movement feel slow. Terrible settings!
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  2. May 31, 2021
    10
    جميلة جدا وبالنسبة لي هي افضل جزء في السلسلة ❤️❤️
  3. May 9, 2021
    10
    One of the best RE’s yet; more Bloodborne RE please.

    Who cares about Goth Mommy, what about Daddy Chris
  4. May 9, 2021
    10
    It's been 84 years since "Resident Evil 4" came out and i'm so happy Capcom finally brings this concept back. Very good Horror game. PerfectIt's been 84 years since "Resident Evil 4" came out and i'm so happy Capcom finally brings this concept back. Very good Horror game. Perfect mix of action/horro Expand
  5. May 19, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Resident Evil Village is one of the best game in this long RE franchise.

    The characters are really unique and some have their backstory, Ethan Winters (the guy we played) really have developed from the events of RE 7 (the bakers incident), he freaks out sometimes but most of the time he talks **** and challanged the boss which i found quite funny, The bosses are also very unique in their own way and i'm glad their backstory was explained not from some cutscene, the best boss was probably Karl Heissenberg which was the last of the 4 lords, Lady D have the look but Heissenberg have the personality and charisma, Donnie and angie boss fight section was the scariest part of the game and i see this part is probably what Silent Hill could have been.

    The gun gameplay is nice and the puzzle rewards was very rewarding, The Duke merchant was also a nice thing to add.

    The Chris Redfield part was great and i get some of DOOM vibes while playing him, although i really wish capcom makes it longer.

    Pros:
    1.Great action/horror game
    2.Great gameplay
    3.NGL but grown up rose kinda pretty
    4.Perfect emotional scene

    Cons:
    1.Not much ammo tho, in my case, sometimes i have few ammo left after defeating boss or stronger enemies.

    Conclusion: It's a GOTY contender but i'd be suprised to see this game wins it
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  6. Sep 2, 2021
    8
    Resident Evil Village is a good game. The bosses, level design, and characters surely take the bread out of this one. What makes this gameResident Evil Village is a good game. The bosses, level design, and characters surely take the bread out of this one. What makes this game worthwhile are the unlockables, further bolstering its replayability and rewarding players to keep playing more. The level design is done well where players can find items easier than the previous installment, characters are written well enough for an enjoyable experience, immersing you into the world of what Resident Evil wants to show you.

    It's done similar to Resident Evil 4, a mysterious virus outbreak in a religious village, castles and technology everywhere, and the raid on the player. The graphics are impressive and the cutscenes can now be skipped, allowing players to come back for more action. But that's where the problem stems.

    Unlike Resident Evil 7, the characters introduced are more laid back, energetic, and just them showing off. While RE 7 had a cast that was able to induce a haunting aura to the player, creating tension and fear in them, which is what a horror game should do. This could lead to fans feel less immersed and don't get to have fun in a game that they adored dearly.

    Next, Village's enemies are more of a pushover than 7. In every scenario the player is pushed into, only the Lycans posed such a threat to the player in all stages of the game. Killing enemies in the castle, and the factory feels more of a chore than a real challenge. They don't feel dangerous, rather annoying to be dealt with in the first place. Which can lead to experiencing boredom. No matter what difficulty you set in the game, the enemies are too weak to be dealt with.

    Other than that, the early game weapons don't scale very well, often having other weapons taking the spotlight and only makes them obsolete. Even at their strongest, the weapons simply don't stand any chance against the big guns. The weapons lack some sort of advantage that can still make them valuable against the hands of some powerful weapons. Because of that, the number of weapons considered useful is limited and causes the player to imply the same tactic by the end of the day.

    Lastly, the difficulty of the game is bad, having only artificial values going up to satisfy the player, which for me isn't worth it. The higher it goes, the more necessary you need powerful weapons to push through the game, which is more tiring than enjoyable. Not only that, it becomes a necessity to upgrade your stats to simply live through the hardest difficulty, causing the game to be severely flawed in terms of difficulty.

    In conclusion, it's still a good game, but not a fun one. Because of its overreliance on stat upgrades, treasure collecting, and limited options for weapons, the game can only hope for the unlockables and the story to do well enough for the flaws to be overseen. In the end, I don't think it's that bad, but this flaw is what hinders me from considering this a masterpiece.
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  7. May 29, 2021
    0
    This is a good game held back by performance issues on pc.
    tap out of the game and the fps will drop an insane amount when tabbing back,
    This is a good game held back by performance issues on pc.
    tap out of the game and the fps will drop an insane amount when tabbing back, first game that does that for me. Not even Cyberpunk 2077 did that to me.
    Play for more then 2 hours and the fps will drop.
    Oh and it drops randomly for unknown reasons. And the thing is that when the fps has dropped the only thing that works most of the time is to restart the game, and where I am now that does not work almost as if I have opened up to much of the game and now it is laggedylag time.
    And before anyone comes ranting about "game needs ssd MAN, that is the new thing" let me say that i run the game on an m2.ssd which is much faster then your regular old ssd so no that is not the issue. The game needs a patch.
    And speaking on needing a patch. I see that the consoles have been patched some times, yet more then 3 weeks since launch this problem has still not been fixed on pc. Personally I will wait until this is fixed before continuing to play, 0/10 until then.
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