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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. Apr 3, 2019
    10
    RE VII: New direction, characters, and POV in a nightmare spanning more than two decades. Photorealistic rendering transports the player intoRE VII: New direction, characters, and POV in a nightmare spanning more than two decades. Photorealistic rendering transports the player into an entirely new realm within the RE universe. Classic puzzle solving combined with stealthy bone chilling progression makes this release #1 on my list.

    10/10
    Whether you're a dedicated Resident Evil fan or newcomer, you know this is among the best titles of the franchise.
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  2. Jan 29, 2017
    10
    Even better then RE 1, just try it, don't watch any walkthroughs and you will get amazing horror game. Sound and visuals are awesome. Turn ofEven better then RE 1, just try it, don't watch any walkthroughs and you will get amazing horror game. Sound and visuals are awesome. Turn of the light, grab your headphones and dive into this great game. 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. 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. Feb 1, 2017
    8
    (i am fanboy) i play every resident evil game resident evil 1 , 2 ,3 is horor game re 4 is survival horor 5 6 action and 7... 7 is all of(i am fanboy) i play every resident evil game resident evil 1 , 2 ,3 is horor game re 4 is survival horor 5 6 action and 7... 7 is all of this. (sorry for bad english) and this game have not good npc Expand
  6. Jan 27, 2017
    7
    It's a mixture of classic and modern Resident Evil that is well paced but disappointing once it's over.

    Pros - Classic Gameplay - Does
    It's a mixture of classic and modern Resident Evil that is well paced but disappointing once it's over.

    Pros
    - Classic Gameplay
    - Does not rely on Jumpscares to scare
    - Grotesque Scenes
    - Pacing
    - Boss Fights (Excluding the Final Boss)
    - Scavenging for Items
    - Sound Design

    Mixed
    - Puzzles (Most were Easy and straight forward)
    - Cheesy Dialogue (Certain Characters)

    Cons
    - Few Enemy Types
    - Short (Expect 5-7 hours long)
    - Autosaves (Easy or Normal difficulty) ruin the tension
    - Madhouse difficulty(No Autosaves) not given at the start(if you didn't preorder)
    - The Final Boss
    - A decision made around 2/3 of the game
    - How similar all endings were
    - The Forgettable Protagonist
    - Heavily Scripted
    - Little to No Replayablility
    - The Main Game is all that you get
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  7. Feb 17, 2019
    0
    It seems to want to try to be both a survival horror game and an action horror game and fails horribly at being either. If you want to be aIt seems to want to try to be both a survival horror game and an action horror game and fails horribly at being either. If you want to be a survival horror game, you need to be able to maneuver around and avoid enemies, and you also need to have a proper stealth system that allows you to hide. This game does not have a stealth system and it takes place almost entirely in tight corridors that allow for no room to maneuver around enemies, and you also move about as quickly as Stephen Hawking on a unicycle, so clearly the game isn't made for this type of play. Perhaps you're supposed to shoot your way through them like the normal Resident Evil fare?

    Not so. Your guns do next to no damage, you have a very small amount of ammunition and you die in two hits. The aiming is wonky and enemies move around so much that it's basically impossible to hit with any kind of precision. So clearly the game wasn't designed to be played this way, either.

    Maybe it's a mix of both? Unfortunately, you need to be at least decent at either of these methods of gameplay in order to achieve that, and this game is absolute garbage at both, so unfortunately no. In conclusion, this game is hot garbage as a survival horror game, an action horror game, and just a game in general. It's not good at all and I'm appalled that so many people praise this. I was expecting to have a nice time as a horror game aficionado, but I deleted the game after the first generic enemy because I died 15 times to it and I couldn't run away from it because it was in a 2 foot wide corridor and even if I did get past it, there were two others in the next room that cornered me. Do not waste your money on this game like I did. I'm glad I got it on sale and not for the full price, though I wouldn't play this game even if it were free.
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