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  • Summary: Fear and isolation seep through the walls of an abandoned southern farmhouse. "7" marks a new beginning for survival horror with the Isolated View of the visceral new first-person perspective. Powered by the RE Engine, horror reaches incredible heights of immersion as players enter aFear and isolation seep through the walls of an abandoned southern farmhouse. "7" marks a new beginning for survival horror with the Isolated View of the visceral new first-person perspective. Powered by the RE Engine, horror reaches incredible heights of immersion as players enter a terrifyingly new world of fear as they fight to survive. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Feb 10, 2017
    100
    The changes have been a long time coming, but the final result may well have given us one of the best horror titles we are likely to see this year…finally bringing the horror back to Resident Evil.
  2. Jan 23, 2017
    92
    Despite its radical switch to first person view, Resident Evil 7 biohazard represents a real comeback to the series' origins, with a disturbing and scary atmosphere, great story and characters and a thrilling gameplay mixing exploration, puzzle solving and combat. An awesome new beginning for Capcom's franchise.
  3. Jan 24, 2017
    90
    Resident Evil 7 Biohazard is a reminiscent of the old school survival horror with some modern mechanics from title like Outlast. The plot is a little 'stereotypical, but the game has seductive sounds and atmosphere.
  4. Feb 11, 2017
    90
    Resident Evil 7 seems to us an indispensable game if you like the adventures with action and puzzles, but with a great inconvenience: IT IS SO SCARY. Keeps you heartbroken for hours and that is everything that we wanted from this title. Stay away from the prejudices you had about this game of the Resident Evil saga, because you will love it without a doubt.
  5. Jan 31, 2017
    85
    Resident Evil 7 feels as terrifying as it does modern, all while returning the series to its roots. It hits some familiar bumps along the way, but this is the best this series has felt in years.
  6. Mar 8, 2017
    85
    Even though Resident Evil 7 Biohazard ditches the third person point of view to a first person and a more intimate story, it does an amazing job of bringing back its roots which made the series so successful. The extraordinary work that was done in the different game departments such as story telling, audio, gameplay and graphics will keep me from sleeping at night and remembering it as a great experience.
  7. Jan 23, 2017
    77
    Resident Evil 7 grounds itself in elements that made the original great while still indulging in a risky new shift in style that both helps and hurts the beloved formula in equal measure. But it’s also the closest a numbered sequel has come to recapturing Resident Evil’s slow, but thrilling and atmospheric adventure game roots in a while — a welcome return that I truly hope to see more of in the future.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 63
  2. Negative: 7 out of 63
  1. Jan 24, 2017
    10
    Finally, Resident Evil is back! Resident Evil 7: Bioshock got this series back from the "punching boulders"-action grave it's been stuck inFinally, Resident Evil is back! Resident Evil 7: Bioshock got this series back from the "punching boulders"-action grave it's been stuck in for so long with a new perspective, great playability and a fantastic setting. This is exactly what the series needed. Expand
  2. Apr 3, 2019
    10
    RE VII: New direction, characters, and POV in a nightmare spanning more than two decades. Photorealistic rendering transports the player intoRE VII: New direction, characters, and POV in a nightmare spanning more than two decades. Photorealistic rendering transports the player into an entirely new realm within the RE universe. Classic puzzle solving combined with stealthy bone chilling progression makes this release #1 on my list.

    10/10
    Whether you're a dedicated Resident Evil fan or newcomer, you know this is among the best titles of the franchise.
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  3. Mar 27, 2017
    10
    After a slew of disappointing sequels, this is finally a Resi game to be excited about. Genuinely creepy and occasionally terrifying, this isAfter a slew of disappointing sequels, this is finally a Resi game to be excited about. Genuinely creepy and occasionally terrifying, this is exactly what i've been waiting for since Resi 4! Graphics are incredible, especially on HDR settings. Sound design and voice acting are great. Puzzles can be pretty fiendish and the story is engrossing. I loved every minute of it. Expand
  4. Mar 19, 2017
    8
    Its a very good and scary game, i love the map, the graphics and the grandma of the house... I didnt like the story, it was too short, andIts a very good and scary game, i love the map, the graphics and the grandma of the house... I didnt like the story, it was too short, and sometimes is repetitive. Expand
  5. Jan 24, 2017
    8
    Resident Evil VII: Biohazard First Impressions

    As some of you may know I am huge fan of the Resident Evil Series and have been since
    Resident Evil VII: Biohazard First Impressions

    As some of you may know I am huge fan of the Resident Evil Series and have been since inception circa 1996. The series has seen its highs, namely RE2, RE3, RE4, and of course the REmaster of the original. And it's certainly seen its fair share of lows including RE6, Operation Raccoon City, and Umbrella Corps. The series best known for survival horror had devolved over time and eventually became a Michael Bay 3rd person COD game with terrible mechanics and an even worse story.

    Fast forward to the present. This week REVII launched with High anxiety and low expectations from RE fans across the world. Capcom announced the "reboot" of the series shortly after that failed RE6 release. And until recently much of REVII remained a mystery. Once revealed the reaction from fans was extremely varied and most would say underwhelming and disappointing.

    For those who have not yet played the final release, I am happy to report that RE is back, and in a BIG way! Now sure, the core series characters we've come to love may not be present in this latest release. And quite frankly, that's the best part! Our hero's from yesteryear were battle tested and have seen it all. Tyrants, Nemesis, Mr. X, ZOMBIES, lickers, granados, and the list goes on. Our new protagonist is shaken, vulnerable, unsure, and scared to death. Which is a great way to describe my first 4 hours into the game...lol

    Man, did I mention that the Baker family is nuts?!?! Set in the Louisiana bayou, the game begins and carries a level of mystery and tension that can be cut with a knife. You are immediately thrust into the fight with little or nothing to go on other than you are searching for your wife that was thought to be missing or dead for the last 3 years. The enviorments are dripping with detail and mystery. And the characters immediately begin to capture your eye and imagination. What happened to this family and how did we end up here?

    Weapons are limited and ammo is sparse. Initially the enviorments are tight, and eventually open up. Classic nods to the series including door specific keys, herbs, save rooms, puzzles ( wish there were more ), and strategic boss fights await. The graphics are great and the sounds...well let's just say...the enviorments are the shining star of this sequel. They create a surreal atmosphere ripped straight from the pages of classic horror films while still creating an identity all its own.

    While it's not perfect, I must say I am completely infatuated with the game and I am looking forward to uncovering the mysteries of the Baker family plantation. I love the depth and thought put into the characters, and can appreciate the fantastic level design and crafting mechanic.This game is not for everyone. But for those looking for a classic survival horror experience that may leave a seat cushion or two damp...this one's for you.

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    Not without its faults. While puzzles have returned, they are a bit too easy and predictable. And the same can be said for the new enemies "the molded". A higher level or difficulty and more intricate puzzles would have been welcome. And more varied enemies are needed. However we can look forward to 3 additional pieces of DLC starting to hit as soon as next week. 2 new tapes, and 1 full story add on. I am hopeful Capcom will address some of these issues. With that said, I believe they are most certainly on the right track and dare I say the road to redemption with the RE franchise.
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  6. Jan 30, 2017
    8
    I love resident evil games and this one was really good. I was a little skeptical about the whole 1st person thing but it kind of workout. TheI love resident evil games and this one was really good. I was a little skeptical about the whole 1st person thing but it kind of workout. The story is a lot scarier at the beginning but it kind of mild’s out throughout the game. really short though. Expand
  7. Jan 26, 2017
    0
    Don't bother with this game, especially at $60. It's short, has no replay value or other features (except paid DLC of course), and the storyDon't bother with this game, especially at $60. It's short, has no replay value or other features (except paid DLC of course), and the story and characters are completely forgettable. This may as well have been a reboot because it has no connection at all to the rest of the Resident Evil universe. Waste of time. Expand

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