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  • Summary: The biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down players' spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. AfterThe biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down players' spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. After joining a new organization, Chris heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is literally transforming the people and animals of the city into mindless, maddened creatures. He is joined by a new partner, Sheva Alomar, who lends her strength, intelligence and sharp-shooting skills to the mission. In order to survive, Chris and Sheva must work together to take on the challenges of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. Utilizing a revolutionary new 2-player co-op mode of gameplay, players assume control of either Chris or Sheva and experience Resident Evil in new ways. In Resident Evil 5, Capcom has players fearing the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 91
  2. Negative: 1 out of 91
  1. I played it start to finish in three sittings, have played it extensively in other capacities while working on this review, and still can't wait to go back and play through it again cooperatively on higher difficulties to open up more of its goodies. If that's not the definition of a fine action game, I don't know what is.
  2. If you have a friend to play along with, then that's obviously the way to go, but don't let the thought of playing with the AI deter you from picking this up. It's a great game, and well worth your time.
  3. In conclusion, Resident Evil 5 may have slightly moved away from the original premise of the game but it’s good to see the developers try a different path for this series.
  4. If you can’t deal with the combat gameplay in the RE series (there’s a demo to save you potential naysayers a few bucks), then there’s a good chance that you won’t be buying what the boxed copy of Resident Evil 5 is selling. But if there’s even the slightest amount of indifference in your brain about the aiming and gunplay of RE, then RE5 is worth your time.
  5. While the developers' decision to copy elements from Resident Evil 4 make it feel less original (despite better visuals and a new location), you'll have a blast (especially with a buddy) but after waiting four years for a sequel, we expected better.
  6. Resident Evil 5 is a great game without any doubt. With a new storyline, it offers fans of the series the epic end of the Umbrella arc that they were hoping for. Great visuals and many extras, but the use of RE4's control scheme feels old, and doesn't work too well to this new 100% action style the game embraced instead Survival Horror. You would expect something better from Capcom nowadays.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 166
  2. Negative: 25 out of 166
  1. Jan 20, 2012
    10
    Amazing game, the best Resident Evil ever, the best action game, horror game, the final is amazing with Wesker, I love Jill and Chris again,Amazing game, the best Resident Evil ever, the best action game, horror game, the final is amazing with Wesker, I love Jill and Chris again, the so emotional scene. I really hope that RE6 be better and GOTY 2012. Expand
  2. Apr 9, 2015
    10
    Muitas pessoas criticam o jogo fato de falarem que ele mudou muito,mas se ele tivesse ficado a mesma coisa desde o primeiro lançamento umMuitas pessoas criticam o jogo fato de falarem que ele mudou muito,mas se ele tivesse ficado a mesma coisa desde o primeiro lançamento um monte de filho da puta iria ficar falando que a série nunca muda e tals,mas bem o jogo é ótimo com uma campanha divertida e que não enjoa com o tempo,ele é um jogo pra se jogar com um amigo pois a IA do seu parceiro é simplesmente um lixo mas com um amigo o jogo fica muito legal e as vezes tem uns momentos que você se desespera ao ver um inimigo que pode foder com você,como o cara da serra elétrica e o Indião (assim que eu chamo ele)mas o jogo em si é muito divertido recomendo pra se jogar com um amigo mas você pode tentar jogar sozinho que pode deixar o jogo irritante Expand
  3. RobM
    Mar 17, 2009
    9
    Resident Evil 5 does alot of things right and some things wrong. Lets start with the graphics... their absolutely incredible. The only game Resident Evil 5 does alot of things right and some things wrong. Lets start with the graphics... their absolutely incredible. The only game that I can think that even comes close is Gears of War 2. The boss design is top notch, espescially at the end of chapter 5.1. The enemies all look great, although there isn't much variety in the infected locals. The gameplay is tight, solid and enjoyable... just like Resi 4's was. The storyline is addictive and you just HAVE to know what is coming up next as you progress through the game. The co-op play is awesome, espesically if your playing with a RE veteren. Now to the bad stuff. When playing offline, Sheva is an absolute pain the backside. She turns simple boss battles into repetitive and frustrating slogs to play sometimes, because instead of being tactical, she just follows you, much like Ashley did in RE4. She CAN be dependable at times and when you split temporarly, she can kick some serious butt. But otherwise shes just a nousense. The other bad thing out RE5 is the inventory system. It's a cheap way to build up the tention and with limited slots to use and Sheva's lack of common sense to combine things that NEED to be combined, you find yourself doing it all for her... and when you have a dozen of the infected trying to eat your brains, that can be incredible frustrating. These niggles can be hard to ignore. Though they shouldn't stop you from buying RE5. It's still one of the best games on the 360 and its a very close second behind Gears 2 for best Third person shooter. I personally LOVE this game and I will be replaying it for years to come. Is it as good as RE4? No. But did we honestly expected it to be? Probably not. So there we are. Expand
  4. Sep 19, 2018
    8
    RE 5 is one of the more enjoyable entries in the series. It follows the same formula of its predecessor, but adds a cooperative mode. WhileRE 5 is one of the more enjoyable entries in the series. It follows the same formula of its predecessor, but adds a cooperative mode. While playing solo is fine, the game is best experienced with another player. Additionally, there are three difficulty levels and plenty of unlockable content. Fans of the franchise will have a blast with this one. I would rate it with an 8.5 out of 10. Expand
  5. ERB
    Aug 2, 2013
    7
    One of the best game of its series.Game play is good and even story is good.Only problem is where is the merchant?Kinda miss that guy.But ItOne of the best game of its series.Game play is good and even story is good.Only problem is where is the merchant?Kinda miss that guy.But It is still a great game. Expand
  6. JoshB
    Mar 13, 2009
    6
    This game does everything right except for the controls. I think the only reason it's getting good reviews is because it's a RE This game does everything right except for the controls. I think the only reason it's getting good reviews is because it's a RE game. If the title was anything else it would be torn apart for having outdated and broken controls. Expand
  7. JoeGG
    Mar 30, 2009
    0
    This game was awful. The game gives you absolutely no freedom to do anything and you have to do the missions exactly the way the game wants This game was awful. The game gives you absolutely no freedom to do anything and you have to do the missions exactly the way the game wants you to or else you cannot move on. You also cannot move while using your knife which makes it very difficult to kill anyone when you are out of bullets. You also cannot shoot unless you aim which makes it difficult especially when all you have is sniper ammo and there are people right in front of you. Oh and there are also long cut scenes every 2mins which you cant skip through. The only good thing about this game are the amazing graphics. Expand

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