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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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  1. Jul 7, 2019
    10
    This is the best game on PSVR, if u havent played yet, u have to try, its scary & an awesome gaming experience, masterpiece for PSVR
  2. Feb 8, 2017
    10
    Resident Evil is an original horror . it is not just a solid game , it is a great comeback for capcom after3-disappointed parts of the seriesResident Evil is an original horror . it is not just a solid game , it is a great comeback for capcom after3-disappointed parts of the series . who can't love a game gives all elements which true gamer want ( horror - survival - action - puzzles - story ) . If you have a list of masterpieces , you should add this one to it 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. Nov 11, 2019
    9
    I would give it a 10 of the first 3 hours suspense was kept until the end of the game.

    Amazing game tho I played it on VR and I loved it
  5. Nov 20, 2021
    8
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  6. Jan 30, 2017
    7
    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a solid, good, yet disappointing game to be called a true comeback to form of the classic RE games.

    Pros: 1)
    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a solid, good, yet disappointing game to be called a true comeback to form of the classic RE games.

    Pros:
    1) Wonderful atmosphere. The setting feels like the Spencer Mansion of RE1. Virtually no loading screens so you can constantly move through environments how ever much you want.
    2) Good music that keeps you pumped and yet nervous that synchronizes well with the enemies.
    3) First-person perspective. Many think that the game taking place in first person would be a bad idea, but it made things better. Makes combat frantic, intense and feels like you are the character.
    4) Combat is fun and satisfying to see enemies hold scars, gnashes and cuts and still come at you. Using the inventory and seeing the old school heart monitor bar is fitting and feels like fanservice done well.

    Cons:
    1) VR is terrible. Not so much the graphics or anything, but it was so hard to play with a PSVR headset on that I felt like vomiting and had a migraine from just 15 minutes of it on. A dealbreaker to get a VR personally.
    2) Story is awful. I am well aware Resident Evil is not a Shakespeare of writing (never has) but at least RE4 had self-awareness and its characters were far more likeable (in a so bad its good attitude). The story has massive plot holes and uses pointless plot contrivances that makes it seem well-connected, but is rushed out of the gate instead. Ethan Winters is no Leon "Bingo?" Kennedy and his reactions and responses are so unrealistic I laughed my ass off when the situation was very serious.
    3) Enemy and Boss variety is lacking. When Resident Evil first came out, we got to fight zombies, hunters, dogs, sharks, snakes, and all sorts of creatures to survive. RE4 had ganados, regenerators, novistadors, garridors, el gigante, wolves and more. RE7 has only three types of enemies (Mold zombies, mold 'lickers' and mold pukers) with also a another type of enemy, but that type is only relevant in one area and no where else in the game. The bosses are lame (aside from the first and second fight with Jack) and offer no real horror or tension. More annoyance than anything. In fact one boss is a series of tests (who you never kill or even see again) than an actual boss to fight. The final boss is a joke and is nothing to Tyrant, Saddler or Nemesis.
    4) Post Game Content is weak. You only get the story and that's it. There is no NG+ at all. You can rerun things on different playthroughs (say speedrun, not dying, not saving, etc.) but the game will last (between the two runs I did) in seven hours average. Having no mercenaries, raid, separate ways or anything is really shameful when you consider that Capcom wants to sell a season pass on top of a full retailed game and basically contain all the content that this game needs to make it worth it.
    5) Textures are not that great. There is motion blur that makes VR difficult to impossible to play (no way to turn it off either). The beginning part of Ethan riding his car in 1st person shows really muddy, ugly and poorly rendered grass and vegetation that feels like it was down scaled for VR. Even when it fully renders it is barely standard.

    I like Resident Evil 7. A 7/10 to me is a good score that shows it has a solid foundation, but it needs more water in the roots it reaches to the older games for to make this RE tree big and massive like it's predecessors.
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  7. Feb 9, 2021
    0
    De verdad este juego es un Resident Evil??.... Que lastima lo que han hecho con la franquicia!!

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