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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 100
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 500
  1. Feb 6, 2017
    10
    10/10 Campcom thank you for Resident Evil 4. 10/10 Campcom thank you for Resident Evil 4. 10/10 Campcom thank you for Resident Evil 4. 10/1010/10 Campcom thank you for Resident Evil 4. 10/10 Campcom thank you for Resident Evil 4. 10/10 Campcom thank you for Resident Evil 4. 10/10 Campcom thank you for Resident Evil 4. 10/10 Campcom thank you for Resident Evil 4. 10/10 Campcom thank you for Resident Evil 4. Expand
  2. Jan 25, 2017
    10
    Amazing! The best resident evil game in years. If you want a good experience don't listen to the haters and play it now! The legend of theAmazing! The best resident evil game in years. If you want a good experience don't listen to the haters and play it now! The legend of the horror survivor of the 90's is back! Expand
  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. Feb 1, 2017
    9
    After several Resident Evil games that were just that in name and story, Resident Evil 7 brings a perfect blend the modernization that theAfter several Resident Evil games that were just that in name and story, Resident Evil 7 brings a perfect blend the modernization that the previous controversial games brought, but with a more intense horror experience than ever before going back to the roots of the series. Gameplay was solid and even though it was first person, it still very much felt like a Resident Evil game. Despite what some other reviewers have said, the Resident Evil lore and story connection actually fit quite well with a not in your face approach this time arrive leaving most of the game for the player to connect the dots, reading documents, files, watching VHS tapes, it adds to the whole build up and atmosphere to the end of the game. That game was intense, horrifying, on par with the likes of Outlast, but with much more gameplay depth that made this game feel more than just a guided walk through a house of horrors. The only thing holding this game back was the ending where I thought they could explained the aftermath a bit more and the impact of the game's event on the series, but once could also argue that this is just set up for later titles to build upon these events in RE7. I would definitely recommend this game to any longtime Resident Evil fan (if you already haven't picked it up) and especially if you are fan of polished horror experience that keeps you hooked all the way through. Expand
  5. Jan 31, 2017
    8
    Nice try to implement a new seting, all at a height, excellent graphics, storyline, the end of the boring and easy final boss pleased with theNice try to implement a new seting, all at a height, excellent graphics, storyline, the end of the boring and easy final boss pleased with the appearance of Redfield, and so beautiful Expand
  6. Dec 19, 2017
    7
    Resident Evil VII is a very fun and greatly compelling game. It creates a solid atmosphere and really pushes the series into exciting newResident Evil VII is a very fun and greatly compelling game. It creates a solid atmosphere and really pushes the series into exciting new directions. However, I feel much of what makes survival horror games so amazing is missing here. Everything feels kinda scripted, there are few moments that I felt in danger of anything. Nothing even resembling a normal enemy shows up until you're almost finished with the game, and that makes things kinda dull beyond the greatly telegraphed appearances of The Family. Compare that to the original Resident Evil or Silent Hill games where danger lurks beyond nearly every corner, there's just no comparison in my mind. I don't mind a change, this game is great mechanically, but gutting these elements is a mistake for such an established franchise. Expand
  7. Aug 26, 2018
    0
    I've never been a big fan of survival horror games. There are enough limitations in real life; when I play a video game I want to be releasedI've never been a big fan of survival horror games. There are enough limitations in real life; when I play a video game I want to be released and have unlimited strength, powers, etc.

    Despite my preference I always admired the Resident Evil franchise, particularly in terms of the look and feel of the older games. The character and environment art in the original is truly unique.

    I played RE 7 for a total of 30 minutes. At the start of the game you are wandering through a boring and drab wasteland. Don't judge the surroundings too harshly because it is probably the most interesting location you will see in the entire game. I know it because I watched videos about the rest of the game once I sensed what a play-through would be like.

    The graphics are very realistic. But there's a point when an A-rated video game becomes a B-rated movie. For anyone who enjoyed this game I respect your opinion. However, if this was a movie would you be interested in watching it? The story is cliched and the characters are underdeveloped. It's a B horror movie!

    I think the developers have traded the original look and feel of the Resident Evil franchise for passing trends in the horror movie world. Previous Resident Evils have been criticized for becoming too mainstream and "actiony." Too many bad guys, and not enough time alone in the game to wonder what's around the corner.

    But this is worse. A game with no soul and no originality is no RE sequel at all. I'm disappointed and I hope the developers make a different choice next time.
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