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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 Even if it is now outdated.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: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Aug 3, 2019
    7
    The Xbox One version of RE 5 is basically the "Gold Edition" with No Mercy, the Mercenaries mode that had previously been exclusive to the PC.The Xbox One version of RE 5 is basically the "Gold Edition" with No Mercy, the Mercenaries mode that had previously been exclusive to the PC. Graphically, the 1080p presentation is nice with subtle visual upgrades. The game itself is a lot of fun especially with a partner. It may not be as long as its predecessor, but the replayability factor is high and the DLC is great. While "Resident Evil 5" might be a little dated, action fans should have a blast with it. I would rate it with a 7.8 out of 10. Expand