Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Jul 7, 2016
    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.
  2. Jul 2, 2016
    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. 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.
  4. Jun 30, 2016
    Great visuals (still) and many extras, but the use of the same control scheme feels old, and doesn't work too well on new gen.
  5. Jul 5, 2016
    Compared to the remastered version of RE6 this is definitely the better game. But as a HD remaster it fares far worse. Especially the choppy framerate shows that somehow the team responsible for the port wasn’t able to optimize the engine perfectly for the new system.
  6. Jul 14, 2016
    For $20, this release is a great value, giving fans that missed out a chance to play on current consoles. I look forward to Resident Evil 4 despite this being the 20th or so re-release. The real wait is for the Resident Evil 2 Remaster.
  7. Jun 30, 2016
    Resident Evil 5 on PlayStation 4 is extremely entertaining and very well converted. Also, the cooperative mode is funny and the story mode is plenty filled with non-stop action.
  8. Jul 6, 2016
    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.
  9. CD-Action
    Sep 17, 2016
    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]
  10. Jul 5, 2016
    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.
  11. Jul 4, 2016
    It’s all about nostalgia with Resident Evil 5 as it was fantastic seven years ago, but not as entertaining today.
  12. Jun 30, 2016
    This new version adds new graphics in 1080p / 60fps and all the DLC content in one place, but Resident Evil 5 is still the same... and it's not what we expect from a Resident Evil game.
  13. Aug 1, 2016
    Africa and its people are, essentially, exotic props in this game, with no humanity or purpose.
  14. Jul 19, 2016
    Resident Evil 5 had its time to shine in 2009, but even rose tinted glasses can’t save this game in 2016.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 410 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 410
  1. Dec 31, 2016
    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 5, 2017
    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. Full Review »
  3. Apr 27, 2020
    One of the best co op game i ever play it is really fun to play with friend i play it with 2 different friend and i still want to play more of it.