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  • Summary: The biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down players' spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. AfterThe biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down players' spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. After joining a new organization, Chris heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is literally transforming the people and animals of the city into mindless, maddened creatures. He is joined by a new partner, Sheva Alomar, who lends her strength, intelligence and sharp-shooting skills to the mission. In order to survive, Chris and Sheva must work together to take on the challenges of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. Utilizing a revolutionary new 2-player co-op mode of gameplay, players assume control of either Chris or Sheva and experience Resident Evil in new ways. In Resident Evil 5, Capcom has players fearing the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    100
    Perhaps Resident Evil 5's most remarkable achievement is how it deftly straddles the line between the franchise's sometimes endearing, sometimes frustrating, legacy gameplay mechanics while incorporating more contemporary action adventure elements like enhanced interaction and exploration of environments and a decidedly more shooter-like control scheme. [Mar 2009, p.38]
  2. If you have a friend to play along with, then that's obviously the way to go, but don't let the thought of playing with the AI deter you from picking this up. It's a great game, and well worth your time.
  3. 90
    It's hardly the dramatic revamp that RE4 was for the series, but it marks the first time that co-op play has been implemented. As a result, the overhaul makes it a good single-player game, but a great multiplayer one. Thanks to its persistent approach to weapon upgrades, it's well-suited to replay. It's a visually splendid game with gorgeous cinematics that evoke the same awe as previous games did in their time.
  4. Resident Evil 5 is “only” an amazing game, a label that 90% of the third person shooters would want for themselves. The cooperative mode is just sensational and the story mode is 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. Resident Evil 5 is an incredibly satisfying, non-stop action romp from start to finish. An essential purchase for fans and newcomers alike.
  6. Overall, Versus is a good step in the right direction for a Resident Evil deathmatch-type mode.
  7. If you’re a die-hard fan, ok. If you’re not, turn the page.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 168
  2. Negative: 24 out of 168
  1. GrantZ
    Aug 23, 2009
    10
    Resident Evil 5 is the perfect survival horror, many people reading this won't think it is scary. I think it is, sometimes. I got Resident Evil 5 is the perfect survival horror, many people reading this won't think it is scary. I think it is, sometimes. I got attacked with my friend with a chainsaw, and we both sat there screaming. It was the funniest thing ever. Graphics are amazing. And Sheva is the perfect partner. Also towards TYLER H, a loser. The story is epic, it follows on from REmake, and completely misses out outbreak and 4, mainly cos their stories were crap. The story had enough twists, and introduced Jill Valentine again, which was my favourite moment in a videogame EVER. Buy this, or your console will throw itself out your window in disgust. Expand
  2. FrancisM
    Mar 16, 2009
    10
    Love this game although the ending was disappointing in the sense of I can't look forward to the same villainin the next game which isnt Love this game although the ending was disappointing in the sense of I can't look forward to the same villainin the next game which isnt as good as some would thing a series long antagonist getting killed is cracked up to be... otherwise Co Op is genius and you can play the ame over and over to unlock everything Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2017
    9
    Excelente juego y muy divertido,no es tan largo como el 4 pero cumple con su función. También mencionar que los extras de los mercenarios yExcelente juego y muy divertido,no es tan largo como el 4 pero cumple con su función. También mencionar que los extras de los mercenarios y las misiones de Jill yJosh le dan mas puntos a su favor Expand
  4. Oct 3, 2012
    8
    RE5 it's just a good ol action game. I would prefered it if they labeled the game as a new IP. It lost some of it's RE roots. Just see whenRE5 it's just a good ol action game. I would prefered it if they labeled the game as a new IP. It lost some of it's RE roots. Just see when RE6 comes out. Nobody will know what it them. In a horrible way. Expand
  5. Jul 1, 2016
    7
    Online coop saves this game from the AI partner, and helps getting the players to the impressive boss fights with minimal frustration. There'sOnline coop saves this game from the AI partner, and helps getting the players to the impressive boss fights with minimal frustration. There's a frantic, desperate feeling to some of the maps, especially first time through the game. There's a mix between arcade-like sections of fun action, and other sections of confused survival and progression. Overall, it's just an extremely polished coop game that could use tighter level design. No competition within the niche (coop survival game). Expand
  6. Apr 29, 2014
    6
    This game could have been good but, there is a few problems that keep me from enjoying it. 1. Your partner's AI SUCKS!!!! ( Although, it's notThis game could have been good but, there is a few problems that keep me from enjoying it. 1. Your partner's AI SUCKS!!!! ( Although, it's not a problem if you play Co-Op.) 2. Not enough ammo. It's an action game but, you have to conserve ammo??? Overall, when you play Co-op its a 7/10. Without co-op, it's a 5. Overall, its a 6. Expand
  7. Jan 5, 2012
    0
    i did not like this game at all you cant move while attacking which leaves you open to attack every time you want to kill something and wheni did not like this game at all you cant move while attacking which leaves you open to attack every time you want to kill something and when you look around the camera is too sensitive and this can not be changed as well everything you do in this game feels unnatural and clunky i played the first chapter and gave up because of the bad gameplay Expand

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