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  • Summary: The next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner.

    Years after the tragic events of Resident
    The next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner.

    Years after the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Ethan Winters has started over with his wife Mia, finally living in peace and putting the past behind them. However, Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from previous Resident Evil games, suddenly disrupts their life, throwing a devastated Ethan into a new and twisted nightmare in search of answers.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 5, 2021
    100
    I’ll remember Resident Evil Village as a polished, terrifying horror game that kept tension levels high while also giving me the necessary room I needed to breathe.
  2. May 5, 2021
    90
    Resident Evil: Village is equal parts terrifying and empowering. It’s haunting, tense, and filled with all kinds of gruesome action you’ll only ever see in a franchise that revels in its campy nature. Fans of the franchise will no doubt pick up on its familiar beats, but that’s for the best as it strikes a happy balance between fresh and familiar.
  3. May 9, 2021
    90
    In the end, Resident Evil Village is not a perfect experience but it is still an awesome one and easily the best of the recent games in the series. It's scary, suspenseful, grounded in relatable human drama, and an overall blast to play; I highly recommend giving it a shot.
  4. 80
    Those going in not caring that it might not feel exactly like Resident Evil or who understand that sometimes the cracks will show are going to have the most enjoyment from the game. Finish it, enjoy the Mercenaries mode, unlock bonuses, and play it again. That’s exactly what I’ll be doing.
  5. May 11, 2021
    80
    Resident Evil Village is a far cry from its more grounded and horror-focused predecessor, but in the end, it’s perhaps just as lovable. At times it feels like a greatest hits collection of some of the best elements of previous Resident Evil games, and while that leads to it not being wholly coherent, it’s not to its detriment. It may not be perfect in terms of combat mechanics and storytelling, but Resident Evil Village keeps you on your toes, with you never truly knowing what’s waiting for you around the next corner. And that’s why when playing it, the hours simply fly by. Will the series ever become stale? Not while it’s being as inventive as this, that’s for sure.
  6. May 5, 2021
    70
    Walking away from Resident Evil Village leaves me with mixed feelings. It wasn’t a game that I immediately disliked, and I can’t say that I didn’t have a lot of fun playing it. But a second playthrough made me more aware of pacing issues, and on harder difficulties the general spike that otherwise feels somewhat artificial.
  7. May 18, 2021
    68
    On PS4 Pro with framerate prioritized you’ll get an almost identical experience like on current consoles or PC – an impressive port from Capcom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 191
  1. May 9, 2021
    10
    This is the best part in the series, over the past 10-15 years, very atmospheric and with a more or less sane plot.

    The gameplay - is
    This is the best part in the series, over the past 10-15 years, very atmospheric and with a more or less sane plot.

    The gameplay - is standard as in other parts of the series.
    The plot - is strong and interesting.
    The atmosphere - is very coolly balanced, there is both horror and action (there is more horror).
    Difficulty - playing hardcore, you will get EVERYTHING that is required from a resident evile (at lower difficulties you will lose the whole essence of the game).
    Puzzles - there are a LOT of them and very diverse and very interesting.
    Back tracking - is probably the biggest of all the previous parts.
    Enemies - there are many of them, each with its own characteristics (both externally and gameplay).
    Bosses and mini-bosses - there are many of them, all varied and interesting, with several phases.
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  2. Oct 25, 2021
    10
    The best Resident Evil game in my opinion and one of the best survival horror game ever. Like almost every Resident Evil game, the first halfThe best Resident Evil game in my opinion and one of the best survival horror game ever. Like almost every Resident Evil game, the first half is the superior part of the game. The Castle and Dollhouse are absolutely masterpieces, which made me wish they weren't the first areas... Because the later half of the game, is not bad by any mean, it's just way too action oriented and the game loses it's former purpose. Overall it was a breathtaking and terrifying experience. One I wish I could experience for the first time again... Expand
  3. May 8, 2021
    10
    Resident Evil Village has most obvious Resident Evil 4 inspiration possible and that's a good thing. Merchant in RE Village even referencesResident Evil Village has most obvious Resident Evil 4 inspiration possible and that's a good thing. Merchant in RE Village even references RE4's Merchant. Resident Evil 4 has always been most popular RE game and many consider it one of the best games of all time. Resident Evil 4 is by far best RE game there ever was, so i'm glad that they took this as inspiration. I also think it will be way easier for a lot people to go from Village to Capcom's next RE game Resident Evil 4 Remake. Bigger inventory, weapon/inventory upgrades, loot dropping enemies, more different enemies, more boss fights, more areas to explore. That's the way to go. That's what makes best and most fun RE game. Good job Capcom. Expand
  4. May 14, 2021
    9
    This game is pure horror action. Any fan of the series should play this game. The heights of tension rival Resident evil 7 and action rivalThis game is pure horror action. Any fan of the series should play this game. The heights of tension rival Resident evil 7 and action rival that of Resident Evil 4. The gameplay is solid. The visuals are superb. The pace of this game is like a roller coaster, it has ups and downs but the speed remains the same. This is a satisfying continuation of Ethan Winters’ and Chris Redfield’s story that will surprise the biggest RE fan. Expand
  5. May 13, 2021
    9
    ANALYSIS - RESIDENT EVIL [8] VI.L.L.AGE (PLAYSTATION 4)

    POSITIVE POINTS: Good gameplay; The return of The Expendables; Good dubbing in
    ANALYSIS - RESIDENT EVIL [8] VI.L.L.AGE (PLAYSTATION 4)

    POSITIVE POINTS:
    Good gameplay;
    The return of The Expendables;
    Good dubbing in Brazilian Portuguese and Latin America Spanishes;
    Good mix of genres throughout the game.

    NEGATIVE POINTS:
    Weak history;
    Little Gore;
    Small fountains with ruined cores to be seen;
    Little charismatic protagonists.
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  6. May 23, 2021
    8
    A great mix between RE4 and RE7. Starts quite strong but kinda fizzled out when reaching the final act. The Mercenaries is as fun as always,A great mix between RE4 and RE7. Starts quite strong but kinda fizzled out when reaching the final act. The Mercenaries is as fun as always, and we have yet to play Re:Verse. A solid 8 from me. Expand
  7. Jul 14, 2021
    0
    they put vampires in a resident evil game. let that sink in. this game is what's wrong with the series direction and its no longer residentthey put vampires in a resident evil game. let that sink in. this game is what's wrong with the series direction and its no longer resident evil. this FRANCHISE NEEDS TO BE REBOOTED. Expand

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