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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. Apr 29, 2017
    10
    I've played nearly all the RESIDENT EVIL games and this is without a doubt my favorite. The graphics, gameplay, and story are fantastic.I've played nearly all the RESIDENT EVIL games and this is without a doubt my favorite. The graphics, gameplay, and story are fantastic. It's an intense thrill ride that keeps you playing for hours! The new "first person" approach worked beautifully for this game. If you're looking for a suspenseful, action packed game with a few puzzles, look no more! 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. Sep 14, 2019
    9
    I like the atmosphere so much in this game. Some people didn't like it because it's a fps but it didn't bother me. It can be actually scary atI like the atmosphere so much in this game. Some people didn't like it because it's a fps but it didn't bother me. It can be actually scary at times but I would say it's still reasonable. Cool puzzles. All bosses are different. Expand
  5. Mar 13, 2021
    8
    Xd all the salty reviews from people who have never played a RE title (or SH for those making poor comparisons).

    Up there with REmake 2 as
    Xd all the salty reviews from people who have never played a RE title (or SH for those making poor comparisons).

    Up there with REmake 2 as the best in the series. Weak second half, but great first. Short, but which RE game cant be beaten in 2 hours?
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  6. Jan 28, 2017
    7
    I am a huge horror fan, and I was extremely excited by the trailers for this game (they seemed to be taking cues from PT/Silent Hills),I am a huge horror fan, and I was extremely excited by the trailers for this game (they seemed to be taking cues from PT/Silent Hills), however after playing I am extremely underwhelmed. RE7 is trying to be equal parts action game and horror game, and it does neither very well.

    A good horror game doesn't need great controls, but it needs good atmosphere, pacing, and a story that makes you care at least a little about the characters. I don't particularly care about the story tying into the RE universe (I found the premise of the older games pretty corny). However, I found myself not caring about the main characters at all, since I didn't really have a reason to (they're voiced well, but have almost no depth). The atmosphere here is also anything but subtle or creepy, it's more just gory than anything else. Maybe that's really frightening to some people, but I got bored and complacent very quickly.

    On the other hand a good action game needs tight controls and engaging mechanics. This is what RE4 pioneered (and then RE5 and 6 copied, watered down, and wore out). The controls here are extremely clunky. To name a few things: Attache access is real time and not well implemented, quick turn is difficult to pull off consistently (holding back and hitting circle doesn't make you turn?), strafing left or right too much slows your moving speed to a crawl, enemies don't react or animate well, often clipping through you, the AI is far too easily fooled (run around a corner and crouch behind a box and they will suddenly lose interest in pursuing you, why not let us hide in cupboards, under beds, etc. like someone actually trying to hide?), boss fights are for the most part confusing and annoying after you die 5 times in a row having no clue what you're supposed to be doing.

    Graphically it's a mixed bag, some scenes have near photo-realism, but many others are bland and washed out. Texture pop in happens enough to be noticeable, and some of the full res textures, particularly on flat objects, are extremely blurry (text is completely unreadable, looks like PS2 era).

    In the end it most closely resembles Outlast, but with a less engaging story, more bland atmosphere, hindering controls, and inferior graphics. Horror wise its scares become predictable, the story and characters aren't particularly engaging, and the atmosphere is far more gory than scary. And as an action game its controls and boss fights don't hold a candle to anything in RE4. It's not unplayable or a complete abomination, but everything its trying to do has already been done better in other games.
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  7. Apr 3, 2020
    0
    Me siento estafado, este videojuego es en primera persona y no hay zombies, no da nada de miedo un 0

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