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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: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  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. Sep 16, 2019
    10
    All time favorite Resident evil game, completed it al least 12 times, recommend playing this with a friend.
  3. Apr 27, 2020
    10
    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.
  4. 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
  5. Nov 16, 2016
    8
    Well, this game isnt as bad as what other people said. I like the story in this game with the characters. It had nice shock factors and ratherWell, this game isnt as bad as what other people said. I like the story in this game with the characters. It had nice shock factors and rather interesting villians like Albert Wesker. Im giving this game a score of 8/10 Expand
  6. Jan 4, 2020
    7
    Resident Evil in a nutshell is all about heroic action heroes battling all manner of freaky freak created by a evil corporation. Visuals areResident Evil in a nutshell is all about heroic action heroes battling all manner of freaky freak created by a evil corporation. Visuals are still pretty nice even for a game as old as this. Not exactly the direction I wanted the initially creepy Resident Evil IP to go in, but I thought the same about RE4. The controls are old age clunky, but nowhere near as bad as RE4 on a controller.

    This is a game that works better with friends. The co-op isn't to bad, but isn't great either. It hasn't aged or dated as bad as RE4. Same as RE4 only being able to fire when stationary was a massive tactical limitation and some immersion breaking game world logic. A nice roster of upgradable weapons was the personal carrot on the stick for many a new game+ replay.
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  7. Jun 4, 2020
    1
    História fraca ótimo jogo de ação frenético sem noção chega a ser uma piada !

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