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  • Summary: While Resident Evil 7 draws from the series’ roots of atmospheric survival horror, it also delivers a new level of terror. In the Resident Evil games of yesteryear, players braced for fear in the first-person via the creepy door-opening scenes, and Resident Evil 7 ramps up that tension withWhile Resident Evil 7 draws from the series’ roots of atmospheric survival horror, it also delivers a new level of terror. In the Resident Evil games of yesteryear, players braced for fear in the first-person via the creepy door-opening scenes, and Resident Evil 7 ramps up that tension with an immersive first-person view and a photorealistic graphical style. Capcom is able to achieve a higher degree of visual fidelity thanks to the new proprietary in-house RE Engine that includes VR oriented tools. With the RE Engine plus industry leading audio and visual technologies, you experience every abhorrent detail up close and personal in Resident Evil 7. Playing the game in the PlayStation VR Mode escalates the unsettling feeling of presence to a level that horror fans have never experienced. The full gameplay experience is available in the included PlayStation VR Mode from beginning to end. No Resident Evil you’ve ever survived could prepare you for this. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 96 out of 100
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  1. Feb 6, 2017
    100
    I really don’t have any gripes with Resident Evil 7. The story hooked me, it’s beautiful to look at, and the gameplay is new and refreshing with sprinkles of homage to franchise signatures… whats not to like?
  2. Jan 23, 2017
    93
    Resident Evil 7 changes direction from previous games. It goes back to its survival horror foundations: puzzle solving, exploration and avoiding enemies instead of confronting them. It feels great even for newcomers. And it is also the best game anyone can try on PSVR.
  3. Jan 31, 2017
    90
    Capcom has finally done it. It put Resident Evil back on the map as a survival horror force to be reckoned with. At times unbelievably scary, Resident Evil VII is a relentless first person roller coaster ride that brings the goosebumps and washes the bad taste left by previous entries in the series out of your mouth.
  4. Jan 24, 2017
    88
    Resident Evil 7 stands at the forefront of immersive first person horror, proving itself to be far more than the P.T knock-off that the demo initially suggested.
  5. Jan 25, 2017
    85
    In its current form, Resident Evil 7 is a damn fine game. Damn, damn fine. Although it initially looks like a desperate chase for Outlast‘s credibility, it slowly reveals itself to be more of a traditional Resident Evil adventure than one might believe, while taking successful elements from contemporary horror games and utilizing them effectively...After Resident Evil 6, this is exactly what the series needed. Both a change of pace and a return to long-neglected roots, it thrills me to say that, for the first time in a long time, Capcom is on the right track.
  6. Jan 28, 2017
    80
    It's hard to imagine a more effective revolution of a storied franchise. Resident Evil 7 makes us want to be scared while we discover the secrets of an old mansion. The visit in the Baker's house is sufficiently short to leave you terrified and patiently await the next Resident Evil.
  7. Jan 23, 2017
    50
    Casual players aren’t touching something with a “7” in the title (nor is it clear will newcomers). Fans of action-angled survival horror like Dead Space or Dying Light may balk at the game’s deliberately poky controls and too easily grasped opponents. Old-school fans seem like the obvious target. But survival horror is a crowded space in 2017, and too much of what Resident Evil 7 is up to we’ve seen elsewhere — and done better.

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  1. May 26, 2019
    10
    This is by far the best resident evil game after RE4, the story is great, the VR is immersive (best game on the VR) i played it like 8 timesThis is by far the best resident evil game after RE4, the story is great, the VR is immersive (best game on the VR) i played it like 8 times already, this game would've gotten easily a 9.5 average everywhere but due to the fact that came out after the infamous RE6 , it only got 8.5. Expand
  2. Apr 25, 2017
    10
    This game has been one of the best horror games I've ever played. I've been a Resident Evil fan since the start and this one is unbelievable!This game has been one of the best horror games I've ever played. I've been a Resident Evil fan since the start and this one is unbelievable! A must play!

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  3. Jan 24, 2017
    10
    best resident evil since 4, its actually scary and the setting and gameplay work perfectly together this is a must for any resident evil orbest resident evil since 4, its actually scary and the setting and gameplay work perfectly together this is a must for any resident evil or horror genre fan Expand
  4. May 5, 2019
    9
    Resident Evil 7 takes the series back to its roots while completely reinventing the series. From the creepy atmosphere and psychologicalResident Evil 7 takes the series back to its roots while completely reinventing the series. From the creepy atmosphere and psychological tension to the pitch perfect jump scares it's a master class in horror but play it with a VR helmet and it's on a whole different level! A real return to form, perhaps the scariest RE game yet! Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2021
    8
    Class game. Good Graphic. Good Gameplay. Obvioulsy played it on easy mode, just like every Game lol
  6. Jan 27, 2017
    7
    Resident Evil has had its problems throughout the several years(with the exception of Revelations 2) in which the the franchise was going inResident Evil has had its problems throughout the several years(with the exception of Revelations 2) in which the the franchise was going in for more of an action series rather than horror that the series thrived on the early years of its premiere. Now that the suppose 7 is going back to its roots on horror, does it deliver that chilling suspense and fear that the original RE games did before it went full gear on action or does it surmise into the depths of darkness in being one of the forgotten games in recent memory?

    Story- After 4 years in the events of Resident Evil 6, you play as Ethan Winters. A new protagonist in search of his wife Mia who has disappeared for 3 years, leaving Ethan a message saying that he should stay away from her. Ignoring the message, he located the source of the message, Louisiana. I thought the story flowed at a good enough pace to keep the player intrigued through the 8-10 hours it takes to play through the game. The writing is spot on and the voice actors do an amazing job of making the game feel more alive compared to the past Installments of the franchise. The few things that hold the story being any better is that the Resident Evil Mythos is almost non-existent until the very end.

    Graphics- Capcom has integrated a new RE engine that uses photorealism technology, giving a more rural detail area that gives a new life to the franchise. On the PS4, the game runs smoothly with a 60 fps and at times the game can look amazing with the use of lighting on certain parts of the game. The atmosphere of the game is amazing with the whole game having a darker mood to it and a dreary feel that emits a sense of claustrophobia that makes the player feel incredibly secluded in tight areas. The design of the enemies in the game was design well enough with character models being absolutely fantastic with such clear design and texture, giving life to the Baker family and the other families in the game, which gives a Texas Chainsaw Massacre vibe from how they act. The other enemies called the Molded are design fairly well but with only a few varied monsters to kill in the game, they become more of a nuisance to kill compared to the other monsters the players had faced in the past.

    Gameplay-By recreating the Resident Evil's "horror roots" , they change the games perspective into being 1st person rather than it being 3rd person but by doing this, it makes the whole game even more less of it being Resident Evil and more like Outlast with guns. The player are given types of different guns, secret caches, a vendor antique system, and the return of emblem doors. The aiming of the game is surprisingly well given it being a survival horror game. What's exhilarating about the First Person perspective is the VR option. The player can play the whole game in VR which immerses the player even more and also making the aiming of the game even more accurate. Through the end though, the game focused too much on combat as tons of molded just complie together against the player and the last boss wasn't even a damn boss. The part that is survival is so minimum that the only time you can call it really survival is when the first Baker family member goes on full frontal assault as the first part of the game, the player is forced on heavily scripted events in the game, making the player think that using their weapons and items are in good use except it's not.

    Overall- The game took me 7-8 hours to beat which is fine for it's length but for some reason I thought the game overstayed its welcome as the end became horde mode and the "final boss" being a disappointment, but being that, the first 75% of the game is well thought out. Good atmosphere, intriguing opening and idea of the whole game, and well-made psychopath characters. The gameplay can be more desired but I had a fine experience playing through the whole game. I'd say wait for a price drop around 30. It's a good buy for that price.
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  7. Jan 29, 2021
    0
    WORST Resident Evil ever.
    What is this game supposed to be? It doesn't even look and feel like Resident Evil anymore... first person? A crazy
    WORST Resident Evil ever.
    What is this game supposed to be? It doesn't even look and feel like Resident Evil anymore... first person? A crazy family? C'mon man...
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