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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 ResidentThe 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. Expand
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  1. Negative: 0 out of 108
  1. May 6, 2021
    100
    Resident Evil: Village takes the ground work from the seventh part and mixes it together with the very best from the previous Resident Evil titles. It enchants and shocks us at the same time, to the point that we become completely addicted to it. A contemporary classic that sets a new standard, just as Resident Evil 4 once did.
  2. May 5, 2021
    90
    Without forgetting the past, and again with Ethan Winters as lead character Resident Evil Village picks different celebrated elements from the franchise throughout the years and adapts them to the modern first-person view format, in an adventure that explores different atmospheres and dimensions of interactive terror, alternating between action moments and total despair. It is not revolutionary, but it is the most complete RE ever, without fear of treading supernatural paths and trapping itself in narrative alleys.
  3. May 5, 2021
    90
    Resident Evil Village is truly the spiritual son of Resident Evil 4 and 7! This theme park of horror perfectly mixes horror and action and offers an extremely neat universe: the atmosphere is heavy, the bestiary generous, the casting is perfect and the puzzles bring a real cachet to one of the scariest Survival Horror I’ve been able to play in a long time. Unfortunately, the link with the series is not more exploited. Nevertheless, despite a less-inspired last part, what we have here the best Resident Evil since Resident Evil 4.
  4. May 19, 2021
    90
    Resident Evil manages to prove once again that its DNA is not static, and that it has the ability to evolve in the same way as the viruses and biological weapons that its protagonists have fought for so many years. In more ways than one, Resident Evil Village is a huge tribute to 25 years of tradition, and an important stepping stone to its future.
  5. May 5, 2021
    85
    Resident Evil Village tastes new while still exuding the aromas of its essence. It manages to explore terror through new settings while compiling different approaches to build a videogame that, while tending towards action, does not forget the puzzle, exploration and tension typical of the saga. All this with a top technical aspect and an interesting plot that manages to be significant in the macro-plot of its fiction.
  6. May 7, 2021
    80
    Resident Evil Village doesn't have the most engrossing or satisfying story in Resident Evil history, and its more action-oriented approach is likely to disappoint fans that enjoyed RE7's pure horror. However, Resident Evil Village is packed with replay value, rarely has a dull moment, and should leave Resident Evil fans excited for the franchise's future.
  7. May 5, 2021
    50
    Reaching the credits, I sat back, exhausted and disappointed at where the series had ended up.

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  1. Negative: 78 out of 852
  1. May 8, 2021
    10
    Let's be honest, Capcom did the excellent work overall.
    Creepy atmosphere is totally leaking out from the screen and this is what people
    Let's be honest, Capcom did the excellent work overall.
    Creepy atmosphere is totally leaking out from the screen and this is what people love.
    Beautiful visuals, amazing depressing sounds and freaky story forces me to keep playing.
    Strongly recommend to everyone!
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  2. Aug 27, 2021
    10
    Это лучшая часть игры!!!Очень понравилась
    Сюжет 10
    Графика 9 Леди Димитреску ❤️ Ждем 9-ю часть!!!
    Это лучшая часть игры!!!Очень понравилась
    Сюжет 10
    Графика 9
    Леди Димитреску ❤️

    Ждем 9-ю часть!!!
  3. May 10, 2021
    10
    Game tá perfeito, atendeu todas minhas expectativas
    Explicou bastante coisa e teve um belo final
  4. May 29, 2021
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Resident Evil village continues to take Resident Evil in a direction that I love. In an over the top, almost silly at times. game that can still actually scare me every now and then. From the start where Ethan's life seems to be going well, to having him lose fingers, happens within about 20 minutes. Ethan is sent to Romania with his wife Mia and his new born baby Rose, but is quickly set back to a terrible sticky mess that he, and his poor hands, have to get though to save his daughter. You're thrown to the wolves quickly and literally with your only "friend" The Merchant Duke to help you. The tall vampire Lady Alcina Dimitrescu, Fish Lord Salvatore Moreau, Puppet Master Donna Beneviento with her puppet Angie, and Karl Heisenberg as the four lords are all interesting, intimating, and most importantly just good old scary. The lords are mirrored with references to a story book Mia reads to Rose, and classics such as Dracula, The Island Of Doctor Moreau, Frankenstein, and The Wolfman (and potentially the invisible man in Ms. Beneviento). Each of these lords naturally have their own areas and bosses to traverse. Most of which it is almost sad to defeat these bosses and progress due to their charm and lore. The gameplay itself is a lot like RE7 but you have more room to move since you're not stuck in a house this time. I never felt too overwhelmed, apart from a few times where there just seems to be a few to many enemies that can take a lot of punishment to defeat and a truly horrifying sight within a basement. The player begins exploring the village before moving on to boss areas. The village has its own little details, secrets, and puzzles that really show the effort and love the team put in. Much to the credit of RE8's marketing team we are all excited to know big vampire momma is the first boss area we explore. Her castle is incredibly beautiful and highly detailed. Right down to the portraits of the ladies and a missing tube of lipstick. The castle itself has a lot of secret areas with a lot of notes so don't feel pressured to get out of there too fast, there's so much to do. Next is Donna Beneviento and her dolls! This area is the most effective in terms of horror content and player discomfort. Be prepared to go at this without any weaponry, and rely on your speed and eye for detail. My girlfriend found this area particularly horrifying due to her fear of dolls and puppets, at some points even covering her eyes while I sped through, which only proves how impactful the area is as she is a huge horror fan. Third is the creature of the lagoon's area, Moreau. He is the least appreciated of the 4 lords and might be the one the player has the most sympathy for. Moreau just wants to impress his mother after all. However, while the area is pretty simple to traverse (minus a VERY large enemy at the start), his boss fight can be incredibly difficult due to his poison damage. Before finally heading off to Heisenberg and his factory, the player is first sent to a Lycan stronghold which has an overwhelming amount of enemies but not without its charms. The factory is the final area before end game. Heisenberg is a very well written character as well as excellently acted by Neil Newbon. While a fascinating boss, the factory is a pain to get through. It has a confusing layout with a lot of turn arounds. Before finally facing the final boss there is a section where you play as Chris Redfield which is very entertaining and easier due to his massive amounts of ammo. There are puzzles all throughout, however for the most part they're pretty simple to solve. Each one looks very intricate and detailed but not a big obstacle. There's a bit of exploration to do in RE8 if you wanna take the time to look but nothing that dampens the story. Overall the two playthroughs I've done so far of RE8 were fun and scary with great villains, fun gameplay, and a story that kept me interested the whole time. Some people may not like the combo of RE4 and RE7, but it feels like the devs put a lot of love and work in which does not go unappreciated. In addition, there's no microtransactions, or DLC's so far! Expand
  5. May 8, 2021
    9
    Finally rolled the credits on village ❤ it took me 10 hours to beat the main campaign with almost 80 percent of side content involved and iFinally rolled the credits on village ❤ it took me 10 hours to beat the main campaign with almost 80 percent of side content involved and i have to say capcom surely deserves all the credit here Expand
  6. Nov 9, 2021
    8
    It’s an amazing experience but it did not hold to its origins and depth. after I finish it I felt it was just a normal game and not completelyIt’s an amazing experience but it did not hold to its origins and depth. after I finish it I felt it was just a normal game and not completely RE game like RE7. My biggest problem with Village is the challenges with the bosses and foes , I only die twice throughout the whole game and I played it in normal. The second problem is the sounds are just normal I remember when I first play RE7 I was too scared to play it with headphones but I guss they change that so everybody could play this game and not get too scared by it. Expand
  7. Jan 24, 2023
    0
    It is terrible that the TPS mode is paid DLC.
    Enemies are hard and ammo is low.
    No fear. Too many fantasy elements.

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