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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: 34 out of 60
  2. Negative: 8 out of 60
  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. Oct 16, 2022
    10
    Personally one of my favourite games of all time. Might be the best co-op game to ever exist. At least in the horror genre, nothing comesPersonally one of my favourite games of all time. Might be the best co-op game to ever exist. At least in the horror genre, nothing comes close to it. Yet I do understand why alot of people see this game as a negative turning point in the Resident Evil series, it still has alot of positive aspects aswell. The turning point in the series was Resident Evil 6 which was compelte garbage. Graphics are still good today. And they were great when this game was released. The horror aspect of this game is basically not existing but still .. it's one of the best action horror games to date. With one of the best villains in gaming history! The shop and upgrading system is fun and motivating aswell. Though I have to mention I never played this game alone, always in co-op. 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. Dec 25, 2021
    8
    Is Resident Evil 5 a good game in 2021? Depends on what you were expecting. Horror? Maybe a little, but it's mostly an action game with greatIs Resident Evil 5 a good game in 2021? Depends on what you were expecting. Horror? Maybe a little, but it's mostly an action game with great co-op and an arcade-y feel to it.

    The story is OK, the graphics are OK and the Gameplay is fun. I can't tell you how many times I have beaten this game from the beginning and unlocked everything. Even on professional mode the game is a fun time WITH A HUMAN PLAYER. The Ally A.I. is pretty darn awful on harder difficulties.

    Anyway, if you want a really FUN, somewhat short, addicting CO-OP game then I can't think of any better game other than Mario games of course. ;)
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  5. Jul 28, 2022
    7
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  6. Dec 31, 2020
    7
    It is not the best RE but it has really aged well.

    I think the real RE 5 is the chapter "Lost in Nightmares", the most rescuable.
  7. Dec 19, 2021
    0
    The game absolutely **** sucks compared to the other Res E games and just the fact that you have a partner to worry about it makes it one ofThe game absolutely **** sucks compared to the other Res E games and just the fact that you have a partner to worry about it makes it one of the worst games I have ever played Expand

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