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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. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 80
    Resident Evil 5 suffers from duff AI and a few other niggles, but is overall a fantastic, content-packed action game with brilliant co-op appeal.
  2. Jul 2, 2016
    80
    RE5 is a great third person action game, but this version doesn't add anything relevant if you already have the Gold Edition. Imperfect, but very enjoyable.
  3. Jul 7, 2016
    80
    Yet another re-release of a Resident Evil game. But Resident Evil 5 was then -and still is- a decent, well designed game that lacks the “horror” element but has lots of soul and substance.
  4. Jul 6, 2016
    70
    As with Resident Evil 6's remaster, Resident Evil 5 adopts 1080p and 60fps (almost always) successfully. Always keeping in mind that it is a game launched in 2009 and it's gameplay mechanics are kind of dated, it can be a good game for those who love non-stop action. There is no survival horror moments, but enough content to be entertained for quite some hours and high-end production values.
  5. CD-Action
    Sep 17, 2016
    65
    The only thing still attractive about RE5 is Sheva Alomar. Everything else – the design, the mechanics, the visuals (it’s a port, not a remaster) – aged to various degrees, but always noticeably. [09/2016, p.63]
  6. Jul 5, 2016
    60
    Resident Evil 5 is a confounding game: it can be criticised for both mirroring its predecessor too closely and also for changing too much. When all's said and done, though, it's a decent romp that's brilliant when it's not bewildering – and when you consider the sheer amount of content included for the asking price, it's worth a punt.
  7. Jul 19, 2016
    50
    Resident Evil 5 had its time to shine in 2009, but even rose tinted glasses can’t save this game in 2016.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Dec 31, 2016
    10
    Resident Evil 5 is the best 2 Player coop game available to this day.

    Back when Resident Evil 5 was released it set the new standarts for
    Resident Evil 5 is the best 2 Player coop game available to this day.

    Back when Resident Evil 5 was released it set the new standarts for great visuals and is even today one of the better looking games.
    The movement system stayed true to the amazing STAND+aim system which was introduced with Resident Evil 4.
    This system is what makes Resident Evil 4 and 5 special. The Shooting does not become a big unrealistic mess but ends up beeing what a survival horror shooter should be. The feeling of you trying to defend a big horde while having to fall back, trying to hit the headshots to kick staggering enemies just never was the same since resi 5.
    The story is also a real deal in the game, the pace is really well done and great cinematics are used regulary.
    And the most important aspect the overall atmosphere. The African setting is the best thing that happend to the Resident Evil series (excluding Resident Evil 4 setting which was even better). It is a mysterious place full of different areas to explore.

    I could tell you many more aspects why this game is my fav game till today but I will just end it here.

    But one last word: Play this game with a friend its meant to be played together dont be one of these people playing it alone and complaining about anything because they never had the chance to enjoy the real experience.

    If you want something like Resident Evil 5 (even better) for 1 player. -> Resident Evil 4
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  2. Jan 12, 2018
    10
    Resident Evil 5 is a captivating, breathtaking, and brilliant game that managed to combine boulder-punching action with the whole ResidentResident Evil 5 is a captivating, breathtaking, and brilliant game that managed to combine boulder-punching action with the whole Resident Evil feel. Despite what people say about this game not fitting in as a Resident Evil game, I recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of the Resident Evil series. Expand
  3. Jul 15, 2016
    9
    A excellent remaster !
    Resident evil 5 remaster is excellent remaster because 60 FPS & 1080 also improvements in design texture and textures
    A excellent remaster !
    Resident evil 5 remaster is excellent remaster because 60 FPS & 1080 also improvements in design texture and textures resolution that improved . also Resident evil 5 have all DLC : Versus - Lost in nightmare - Desperate escape , that all are 19,99$
    I do not see any diminish frame in during game .
    last word : Resident evil 5 remaster is a real remaster .
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  4. Mar 5, 2018
    8
    As a old school Resident Evil fanboy, I have to say: I kinda like this game.
  5. Sep 6, 2018
    8
    it's resident evil 4 but better in terms of graphics, locations and atmosphere in general. The game isn't that good but i recommend the freeit's resident evil 4 but better in terms of graphics, locations and atmosphere in general. The game isn't that good but i recommend the free dlc "lost in nightmares" included in the disk Expand
  6. May 21, 2017
    7
    Resident Evil 5 is a great co-op action game, but a poor Resident Evil game. It was the first Resident Evil title that I had ever played and IResident Evil 5 is a great co-op action game, but a poor Resident Evil game. It was the first Resident Evil title that I had ever played and I absolutely loved it. But as I went on to play the older titles, I realized that Resident Evil 5 is not as good as the rest of the series. I don’t mind that it’s co-op or that it’s more of an action game, but the story is over-the-top. What made the stories of the previous games great was that they were simple and stuck to a few locations. With this game, you’re fighting enemies in the most ridiculous of locations and it bothers me a lot. Resident Evil has never been realistic, but I’d argue that Resident Evil is at it’s best when somewhat grounded in realism. Just enough to take it seriously. If you’re looking for a solid gameplay with a friend, then this is a great title. If you’re just someone who wants a solid action game, this is probably an 8/10. But when you look at it as a Resident Evil game, I feel that it has to be lowered for going in a direction that most fans did not approve of. The PS4 version does include all of the DLC and runs at 60 frames per second if you do care about that like I do. You get two DLC missions that should add over an hour of story and extra characters for the Mercenaries. One of the DLC missions is called “Lost in Nightmares”. It goes for that horror feel and I’d argue that the rest of the game should’ve played like it. As a package, I can definitely recommend this version. Expand
  7. Jan 5, 2017
    1
    Resident Evil 5 is the WORST survival horror game imaginable. If you want a limited ammo, bullet sponge boss, ASS BACKWARDS AI partner Army ofResident Evil 5 is the WORST survival horror game imaginable. If you want a limited ammo, bullet sponge boss, ASS BACKWARDS AI partner Army of Two parody, then this is your man. if you want a game like maybe RE4 or RE Revelations 1/2, keep looking, what you want isn't here. Expand

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