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  • Summary: Resident Evil 5 returns with a Gold Edition featuring the original game and all downloadable content including new playable episodes.
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  • Developer: Capcom
  • Genre(s): Miscellaneous, Action Adventure, Horror, Compilation, Survival
  • # of players: Up to 4
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  • Rating: M
  • Special Controllers: Move Compatible
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Feb 10, 2011
    10
    Resident Evil fans will remember the series first venture onto the ps3 and for most it was a disappointing transition, they took out most ofResident Evil fans will remember the series first venture onto the ps3 and for most it was a disappointing transition, they took out most of the survival horror elements that made the original games instant classics and replaced them with an action/adventure without any zombies what so ever, but some did enjoy it and i was one of them, it wasnâ Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2018
    9
    This is really a great game, there is so much to love about it, must play for sure!
  3. Dec 5, 2014
    9
    I am The Destroyer. I will break games, complain about the littlest detail, and tell you whether or not the game is worth buying. A lot ofI am The Destroyer. I will break games, complain about the littlest detail, and tell you whether or not the game is worth buying. A lot of things to say here, but can't due to the 5000 character limit.

    First, I'd like to say that if you're a first-time player, play offline. Don't play co-op without an actual friend. The community is now plagued with hackers, trolls, and gamers who will attempt to skip any cut-scene on you or else threaten to rage quit. They will also hog all of the items and ammo for themselves. Playing offline allows you to adapt to the physics and gain an understanding to how the main gameplay is, until you are comfortable enough to see the "real world" for what it is. More story skits also take place offline.

    1. Story
    The story takes place in 2009, where B.S.A.A. member, Chris Redfield is dispatched to Kijuju, Africa to apprehend a black market weapons dealer named Ricardo Irving. Due to the distrust Africans have towards Americans in the story, Sheva Alomar is also assigned to assist Chris on his mission. But as they prepare, they notice something isn't right. And when things go quiet, all hell breaks loose shortly after.
    The best part about the story is that it's introduced in a way where you don't feel left out for missing the previous games. Veteran characters like Chris Redfield are back, so it appeals to both new fans and old fans. But... There are a few flaws in the story to point out: first of all, the B.S.A.A. members have radio headsets with them, including the main broadcast from HQ, yet they'll sometimes act as if they don't have any contact with each other at all. Another flaw you'll notice is the lack of police/military protocol "Hands in the air, NOW!" type of deal. Can't explain more because this review isn't marked with spoilers, but if you're intelligent enough you'll figure it out. Finally, Chris should have died so many times... in just the story! Count it as you're playing through! Despite this; the story does manage to deliver a satisfying ending that most fans can agree with.

    2. Voice Acting
    Capcom follows the role of "If you're gonna play your part, you better do it right!" kind of deal. Always keeping the cast fresh, shedding new light on the Resident Evil universe.

    3. Graphics and Visuals
    The graphics are superb in every way & form. Not much else to say.

    4. Gameplay
    Gameplay refers to combat, customization, and various areas you can explore within the game. Put it all together and it's Awesome!

    -Battle System-
    This game is co-op focussed. What makes Resident Evil 5 unique for strategy is that ammo picked up is only given to one player rather than both. So if you pick up your partner's shotgun ammo they desperately need you'll have to give it to them manually. Of course this means nothing once you unlock infinite ammo.

    -Customization-
    Resident Evil 5 has a small bit of an rpg elements here, painting experience points with gold, and distributing them in order to buy or upgrade weapons. The great thing about this game is that you can upgrade any weapon you want in any fashion you want. It's possible to complete the game without upgrading but is significantly more difficult.

    -Exploration-
    The exploration in this game is just a point-to-point: get to this location, fight boss, and you win. There isn't any free-roaming and is just a one set path - something which most fans will be disappointed with. This slightly takes away from the atmosphere, as you're not able to come back and revisit an area without using chapter select.

    5. Soundtrack
    For a Survival Horror game, it kind of lacks it's elemental music. In fact, it drifts over to the point where it feels like an action game. The soundtrack stands good, but isn't great.

    6. DLC
    Finally, DLC that is worth phrase. You'll end up playing Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape only a few times, but you'll definitely revisit Versus mode, and possibly The Mercenaries Reunion. Each coming with their own filler & type of fun.

    7. Personal Enjoyment
    The main campaign feels short; but I had so much fun playing this game with my friends. We've put thousands of hours into this game because it was the best game to play after a hard day's work. Most of our time was spent in Versus mode, where we played as our favourites, and thought of unique ways to kill Majinis rather than killing each other.

    8. Overall Verdict
    If I could, I would rate this game a full 10. But personal feelings should only have a small impact on the overall score. And that's why Resident Evil 5 gets rated a 9 out of 10. Without DLC; it is only a 7 out of 10. Pick up the game because it's worth a playing at least once. I would say more about the game but the rest is better to experience personally.
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  4. Nov 22, 2011
    8
    I don't think Resident Evil have come to the right direction completely change the game mechanics and
    ultimately change the genre from
    I don't think Resident Evil have come to the right direction completely change the game mechanics and
    ultimately change the genre from Survival Horror to Action Shooter.
    It's a step backward from Resident Evil 4 not only many levels design are very boring and dull the sound
    is very annoying the enemies sound all the same and none of them make you scare.
    Once you finish a very bad story mode then you get the mercenaries which is the game saver it's
    frantic,fun,brutal and ridiculously fun when playing with a friend.
    You want Resident Evil game?
    This one is not it's like action shooter with the big name attached to it.
    But it's definitely a great action game.
    Better wait for Outbreak file #3 if they brave enough to go back to their roots.
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  5. Feb 19, 2019
    8
    the first time i have played this game in the PC and there was problem that could not save game it was so depressing because i love this gamethe first time i have played this game in the PC and there was problem that could not save game it was so depressing because i love this game but i returned to play this game in ps3 Expand
  6. Nov 19, 2013
    8
    Me parece uno de los mejores juegos de la historia en playstation,por los siguientes motivos,la trama te engancha desde el principio hasta elMe parece uno de los mejores juegos de la historia en playstation,por los siguientes motivos,la trama te engancha desde el principio hasta el final,es bastante jugable y buenos graficos,muy divertido y bastante largo,no mas que el 4 pero ya es mucho pedir,aun asi me parece un juegazo imprescindible y que debes tener si o si y que te encantara si te gusto el resident evil 4,simplemente es un juego que te marcara y que no podras dejar de jugarlo. Los fallos son: el sonido,por no estar traducido a español pierde mucho,si las voces fueran españolas mucho mejor Expand
  7. Mar 28, 2015
    3
    I have always been a Resident Evil hater and this is one of them. The gameplay is so boring and actually rather difficult to maneuver. Your AII have always been a Resident Evil hater and this is one of them. The gameplay is so boring and actually rather difficult to maneuver. Your AI partner is as dumb as a brick (but sometimes useful), She just runs off into random directions and whenever your trying to call her back she just gets even more lost than before. The zombies are usually really boring and hindering to shoot (just like any other typical resident evil game).
    The RPG elements also really suck. Do not buy.
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