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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. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 19, 2016
    90
    While the game still is pretty fantastic, it just does not hold my attention the way it originally did. That’s not saying the game is bad, not in the least. I just played it a ton seven years ago and the remastered version just served me as a reminder of how much fun I had playing the game. Even if it is now outdated.
  2. Jul 16, 2016
    80
    A good remaster by Capcom, with enjoyable graphics and new modes and contents. If you never played the game or want to relive Chris and Sheva's adventures (including all DLCs), it won't disappoint you.
  3. Jun 29, 2016
    80
    Alone or with a co-op partner, it’s hard to go wrong with Resident Evil 5. It is perfect for franchise fans or those looking to get into the series ahead of Resident Evil 7 and the Resident Evil 2 remake. At the time of writing, it’s a perfect time to delve in as well — this, and other Resident Evil games, are heavily discounted. Just avoid RE6 unless you know what you’re in for.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Aug 13, 2016
    80
    Decent in single-player but thrilling in co-op, this is a fine upgrade of a good Resi outing. [Sept 2016, p.89]
  5. Jun 30, 2016
    70
    Unfortunately, it has limited appeal and with Resident Evil 4 coming soon, it’s hard to justifying purchasing this one again.
  6. Jul 16, 2016
    65
    The work done with this remastered version of Resident Evil 5 is just a little more than enough. We recommend the game only to those who couldn't play it in the past generation and who are looking for a good action game, despite some obsolete mechanics, with an interesting game coop.
  7. Jul 6, 2016
    50
    This remastered version of Resident Evil 5 has not changed even a bit. The graphics are still the same as in the original game, released seven years ago. This “remaster” is for players who have not tried the original.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Apr 10, 2017
    10
    The remaster of "Resident Evil 5" is an improvement over the original through increased frame rate, and enhanced graphics that only add to theThe remaster of "Resident Evil 5" is an improvement over the original through increased frame rate, and enhanced graphics that only add to the experience. Expand
  2. May 28, 2020
    10
    A largo plazo se convirtió en mi favorito, los graficos son increibles, mucha acción, contenido desbloqueable de maravilla, solo me faltaA largo plazo se convirtió en mi favorito, los graficos son increibles, mucha acción, contenido desbloqueable de maravilla, solo me falta pasarlo en modo profesional. Expand
  3. Feb 6, 2021
    10
    Digital foundry made it sound likw the few tiny frame drop between 50 and 60 makes this unplayable. You hinestly can even notice anything, theDigital foundry made it sound likw the few tiny frame drop between 50 and 60 makes this unplayable. You hinestly can even notice anything, the game feels smoth as as silk especially besides all the horrid 30 fps games this gen.. Digital Foundry are a joke. They cap for and gush over caped 30 but complain about minor drop in a god hitting 60 fps.. 40 to 60 frames is better than cappef always styttery 30, thet just want studio to cap performace so they can use the ectra power making Pc games pretier.. Everyoy studio that has taken DF advice this gen has ended up with a worse product. DF dont make games, they dont even have degrees or can ebencode they are just PC gamers. Expand
  4. Jun 11, 2021
    9
    Resident evil 5 is cool game i played with my friends a lot . Full 60fps without any fps drops . Shadow quality and aliasing on ps4 and XboxResident evil 5 is cool game i played with my friends a lot . Full 60fps without any fps drops . Shadow quality and aliasing on ps4 and Xbox one is better than pc and x360 version . Expand
  5. Feb 18, 2021
    7
    This Xbox port includes all DLC including No Mercy, previously exclusive to the PC edition. Graphically, the 1080p presentation. The gameThis Xbox port includes all DLC including No Mercy, previously exclusive to the PC edition. Graphically, the 1080p presentation. The game itself is a lot of fun with a partner. It may not be as lengthy as its predecessor, but the replay factor is high. While RE 5 might be a little dated, action fans should have a blast with it. I would rate this with a 7.8 out of 10. Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2020
    7
    This Xbox port includes all DLC including No Mercy, previously exclusive to the PC edition. Graphically, the 1080p presentation. The gameThis Xbox port includes all DLC including No Mercy, previously exclusive to the PC edition. Graphically, the 1080p presentation. The game itself is a lot of fun with a partner. It may not be as lengthy as its predecessor, but the replay factor is high. While RE 5 might be a little dated, action fans should have a blast with it. I would rate this with a 7.8 out of 10. Expand
  7. Oct 24, 2020
    4
    Resident Evil 5 was the second in a trilogy of cheesy Resident Evil games that were filled with shallow action and awful storytelling, andResident Evil 5 was the second in a trilogy of cheesy Resident Evil games that were filled with shallow action and awful storytelling, and this, in my opinion, is the worst of the three. It is everything bad about Resident Evil 4, but with none of the charm that made Resident Evil 4 bearable. It's not bad in a way that makes it charming (like its predecessor), it's just plain bad and is a chore to play. There is only one thing that can slightly redeem it, and that is if you have a friend to play it with.

    The story is dull and uninspiring, the villains are boringly cartoonish, and there is next to no atmosphere. the setting and core concept could have been a great starting point for an immersive survival-horror game, unfortunately Capcom had abandoned this idea, and wouldn't return to it again until the masterpiece that is Resident Evil 7. It is also very hard to feel immersed and tense when the loneliness of the prior games is gone. Co-op can be fun, but it was at the expense of the loneliness that made the earlier (and more recent) games feel so eerie.

    The gameplay is a little fun though, since it's the same as Resident Evil 4, but it just didn't feel as smooth or as enjoyable to play. The graphics, however, look very good on Xbox One. Perhaps this game will one day get a single-player re-imagining. It is said that the original ideas for this game were very focused on horror, suspense and atmosphere, but the team were pressured into making a co-op action game. Only time will tell if they revisit this chapter, and go with their original ideas, and make it a genuine survival horror masterpiece.
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