Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. Feb 10, 2017
    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
    I loved exploring the dilapidated swamps of the Baker Plantation, exploring each macabre room, perusing each foreboding text file, and desperately diving through each fetid trash can for discarded shotgun shells. The Baker family are brimming with depraved personality and beat out some of the franchise's most staple characters for their demented, violent behavior. Some of RE7's most horrific moments will be burned onto your mind and may take weeks to subside.
  3. Jan 23, 2017
    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.
  4. Jan 23, 2017
    Resident Evil 7 is one of the best survival horror games of recent years. The Bakers are terrifying, the first-person camera works fine and the atmosphere is unique. But, the most important thing is that Resident Evil 7 is the best title in the saga since Resident Evil 4.
  5. Feb 11, 2017
    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.
  6. Feb 2, 2017
    If you're a fan of RE games then be sure to pick up RE7 since it has a feel that suits both old and newer fans of the series. It has the survival horror of the older games and the intensity of the newer games combined into a new first person style of gameplay. The survival feel doesn't get out of hand to where it feels overwhelming and the intense feel doesn't get too heavy on the action - it's just a nice blend of the two. RE7 provides a truly refreshing feel for RE and one that I hope Capcom sticks with for future games in the main series.
  7. Feb 1, 2017
    This game epitomizes what a Resident Evil game is, and has revitalized a series I grew up adoring.
  8. Jan 30, 2017
    It’s a great game that’s bustling with creativity, and it’s a gripping experience whether you’re a fan of the horror genre or otherwise.
  9. Jan 27, 2017
    Resident Evil 7 is not only one of the greatest and scariest modern survival horror games in recent memory, but a fantastic return to form for one of Capcom’s greatest series. With photorealistic, repulsively-disgusting environments, interesting and unique characters combined with impactful and visceral combat, Resident Evil 7 is the most fun I’ve had with a Capcom title since the original Dead Rising.
  10. Jan 24, 2017
    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.
  11. Jan 23, 2017
    As a die-hard Resident Evil fan since the first game arrived in 1996, Resident Evil 7 hits all of the right notes while feeling like a natural evolution for the series. Building upon what makes Capcom's survival horror so special, while effectively telling an entirely new story, Resident Evil 7 is a fantastic game that ought to please those looking for scares and fervent Resident Evil faithful alike.
  12. Mar 8, 2017
    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.
  13. Feb 1, 2017
    The story isn’t quite a reboot but is not quite a sequel. I won’t spoil anything, but I will say that it’s not just a familiar horror story that we’ve seen in plenty of films and games over the years. I was thoroughly engaged in the story the deeper in I got. It’s a great jumping-on point for newcomers to the series while catering well to Resi fans.
  14. Jan 31, 2017
    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.
  15. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Feb 21, 2017
    A leaner, meaner breed of Resi that, despite flaws, puts the series back on track...Resi VII has carved itself a seedy, resolutely icky place in our cold, blackened hearts. [March 2017, p.73]
  16. From the swampy bayou location to the more intimate brand of horror on display, RE7 is the result of some unexpectedly excellent creative decisions for a series that has long suffered from identity crisis. It's a polished, confident horror game, and I can't wait to see more.
  17. Jan 28, 2017
    Harking to its title, this might be a hazard to your health! Capcom introduces this inexorable survival horror series to another generation of machines with a fresh perspective that reinvigorates the unease of old.
  18. Jan 24, 2017
    Unfortunately, the Xbox One version of the game can't quite live up to the looks of the others. In contrast to the PC and PS4 versions, colors look washed out and muddy, while textures seem almost blurry. Certain details like hair look significantly less natural compared to other platforms, and one early moment involving a chainsaw and a window looks more like an object accidentally clipping through the geometry than a weapon intentionally slicing through solid material.
  19. Jan 23, 2017
    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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 583 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 78 out of 583
  1. Jan 24, 2017
    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. Full Review »
  2. Jan 24, 2017
    Garbage. If you want to play an actual resident evil game, then save your money for RES 2 remake. If you want to play a game that is what thisGarbage. If you want to play an actual resident evil game, then save your money for RES 2 remake. If you want to play a game that is what this tries to be, then wait for Outlast 2. Full Review »
  3. Jan 26, 2017
    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. Full Review »