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  • Summary: The next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner. Years after the tragic events of ResidentThe next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner. Years after the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Ethan Winters has started over with his wife Mia, finally living in peace and putting the past behind them. However, Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from previous Resident Evil games, suddenly disrupts their life, throwing a devastated Ethan into a new and twisted nightmare in search of answers. Expand

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. May 5, 2021
    100
    Resident Evil Village is worth every cent. If you loved Resident Evil 7: Biohazard then you’ll be ecstatic about being able to step back into the shoes of Ethan Winters in this new title. This is a game that is worth every penny, offering up a great blend of horror and action alongside some superb character development.
  2. May 14, 2021
    90
    Overall, there’s a lot to like about Resident Evil Village. The story and characters are great, most of the scenarios are fantastic fun to play, and when it hits best it rivals the top tier of the franchise. It’s a little too action heavy for my tastes, but even so that action is generally a lot of fun. Is it the best in the series? No. Is it still bloody good? One hundred percent. I’m cautiously excited to see where we go from here, and am already looking forward to a second playthrough.
  3. May 15, 2021
    90
    While not without faults and with a strangely out of character last section, Resident Evil Village is simply one of the finest moments for the series, mixing together a wonderfully dark atmosphere with tense action and sweet morsels of horror and despair.
  4. May 17, 2021
    88
    Resident Evil Village is an incredible piece of work, capable of keeping us glued to the screen for the entire story. Although there are some flaws that make it closer to an excellent game rather than a masterpiece, we recommend everyone to play it as it's a good product in almost all aspects, which could also make you approach the saga for the first time.
  5. May 5, 2021
    81
    Resident Evil Village is a game that takes a risk and a new evolution of the concept of the series that Capcom started out with Resident Evil VII. Despite its flaws, Village is a great Resident Evil experience that will scare you and make you experience typical Resident Evil moments.
  6. May 11, 2021
    80
    Resident Evil Village is a great game that embraces the elements of the series that we know and love while also carving out its own space nestled deep in dark fantasy. In fact, this game beautifully finds a middle ground to please existing fans of the franchise but also serves as a great entry point for new players.
  7. 60
    Enjoyable in a mad, pantomime sort of way, Resident Evil Village feels like a pretty significant step back from Resident Evil VII, and a toe back into the absurd. It's a game you're unlikely to forget in a hurry, for entirely the wrong reasons.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 80
  2. Negative: 6 out of 80
  1. May 9, 2021
    10
    This is the best part in the series, over the past 10-15 years, very atmospheric and with a more or less sane plot.

    The gameplay - is
    This is the best part in the series, over the past 10-15 years, very atmospheric and with a more or less sane plot.

    The gameplay - is standard as in other parts of the series.
    The plot - is strong and interesting.
    The atmosphere - is very coolly balanced, there is both horror and action (there is more horror).
    Difficulty - playing hardcore, you will get EVERYTHING that is required from a resident evile (at lower difficulties you will lose the whole essence of the game).
    Puzzles - there are a LOT of them and very diverse and very interesting.
    Back tracking - is probably the biggest of all the previous parts.
    Enemies - there are many of them, each with its own characteristics (both externally and gameplay).
    Bosses and mini-bosses - there are many of them, all varied and interesting, with several phases.
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  2. May 10, 2021
    10
    Some misconceptions about RE8!

    1. “Short game or it’s 8 hours only.” This is straight up WRONG. The game can easily take more than 12 hours
    Some misconceptions about RE8!

    1. “Short game or it’s 8 hours only.” This is straight up WRONG. The game can easily take more than 12 hours to finish. Some even beat it in more than that. The in-game timer literally lies to you, if you’ve played 12 hours, it will tell you that you spent 7 or 8 hours. RE8 has more exploration and side optional in-game content more than any previous RE game. It’s easily one of the longest RE games. It’s got a perfect length for an RE game, not to mention that it has post-game content and good replay value.

    2. “It’s not scary.” hella WRONG! This game has different types of horror. From RE7 type of horror, to RE4 (panicking), and to Silent Hill / PT level of horror + other types. In fact, one section in the game has probably the scariest and creepiest moment in the entire franchise.

    3. “It’s RE4+RE7.” This is true, but it also has inspirations from almost every RE game. The game feels like it’s a celebration for RE’s 25th anniversary.

    I’ve enjoyed my time playing it and I think it’s A MUST BUY for every RE fan or a survival horror fan.

    - Easily and by a huge margin, RE8 is the best looking RE game ever. It's INCREDIBLY detailed, well designed and STUNNING to look at.
    - Very atmospheric, and its got a lot of variety in that aspect as well.
    - Sound design is also the best in the series. The intro is horrifying!
    - From the first few hours, you'll quickly notice how big and diverse the game is.
    - Levels are intricately crafted, with more ways to explore them. Really liked how the village was structured with more ways to explore and search its houses.
    - The game INSANELY nails the interior design of its levels; I find myself stopping every 5 mins or so just to absorb the beauty of it all.
    - The game's setting really makes you feel like you're playing in a horror themed amusement park.
    - There is clear emphasis on exploration and side content.
    - The game allows you to take control of your own pacing at certain sections. It’s not really a linear game. It has more freedom and exploration than previous RE games as I mentioned before, which I liked very much!
    - The game does a really good job of changing its intensity from time to time. Presenting different types of horror along the way, mixing them up with action / adventure elements & sequences while still being within its survival horror medium. It’s well balanced, diverse and refreshing.
    - RE8 has some of the highest highs in the franchise. When it hits, it hits real good. :D
    - NO LOADING TIMES. That's a technical marvel considering the quality of its graphics, level design and performance. RE Engine strikes again!
    - Puzzles are fun and rewarding.
    - Backtracking here is the most fun and rewarding in all of the RE games.
    - Music is top tier.
    - The merchant is cool.
    - The story is intriguing and thrilling.
    - The characters are some of the best in the series. Really interesting, very well acted and fun to watch. Not including Ethan though lol, however he's honestly better this time.

    * Advice: if you're playing with a controller (consoles or on PC), turn off the movement camera acceleration and aiming camera acceleration settings. They somewhat introduce input delay and make the camera movement feel slow. Terrible settings!
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  3. May 10, 2021
    10
    I haven’t felt so compelled by atmosphere since first Dracula game on pc. Amazing setting and game design. Gameplay and pacing as well spotI haven’t felt so compelled by atmosphere since first Dracula game on pc. Amazing setting and game design. Gameplay and pacing as well spot on!! Buy it! It is just so worth it Expand
  4. Jul 24, 2021
    10
    A good horror survival game but personally it was not really horror( for me) I remember resident evil 1 when I was 8 years old it gave meA good horror survival game but personally it was not really horror( for me) I remember resident evil 1 when I was 8 years old it gave me little scares, Village is really fun, fps games This is what I prefer and the story is beautiful the end leaves us with mysteries Resident evil village is my G.O.T.Y Expand
  5. May 8, 2021
    10
    Absolutely stunning!!!!! Please do yourself a favor and pick this one up!!!!!
  6. May 13, 2021
    9
    Resident Evil Village
    Adding greatness and taking it away
    I loved Resident Evil Village. While it didn’t take resident evil 7s place as my
    Resident Evil Village
    Adding greatness and taking it away
    I loved Resident Evil Village.
    While it didn’t take resident evil 7s place as my favorite resident evil game, it came pretty close.
    Resident evil village is a mix of the old and a mix of the new.. This is a first person survival horror game with more of an emphasis on weapons than purely sneaking and sriviving.. which works in this setting, but I would’ve liked this to be more gradual.
    Here once again like in resident evil 7 you play as ethan winters, searching for his daughter rose after their home is ambushed and the both of you are kidnapped, you find yourself in a village full of vampire meets werewolf character, and its so refreshing to not deal with lame zombies or mold creatures.. these enemies are terrifying when you first run into them… but I woulve loved a gradual lead up to actually getting some weapons in hand muck like in resident evil 7.. sneaking around this village, sneaking through the castle trying not to get caught as you got the items you needed, until finally you get a weapon, blast your way out of the castle and destroy the enemies in the village.. instead I almosti mmediatly felt untouchable.. which really killed the scary aspect of village for me.. there were definitely erie moments here for me.. but I never felt terrified the way I did in past resident evil games.. but as a more action almost first person devil may cry feeling game… village is great.. and I absolutely love the attention to detail and variety here… resident evil village is constantly switching up the areas as you set out to take down multiple targets in a vastly different setting from eachother.. theres so much to collect, find and upgrade like the older resident evil games, with the map color indicator letting you know when you’ve grabbed everything, and these a shop that just pops up along your journey to upgrade your weapons, buy ammo, or sell these crystals you pick up off of enemies, really giving you incentive to be aggressive here.. trying to afford all of the upgrades you can for your weapons..
    Resident evil village does get a little lame and obring in its final stretch. .but they all do.. but not nearly as bad as 7 biohazard… if youre ready for resident evil to get back to the way it used to but don’t want to let go the creepiness first person adds to the series.. resident evil village is a perfect mix.. I do again just wish they tried to scare me a little bit more… much like in the maiden demo… more of that mixed into resident evil village, and this couldve reached masterpiece level..
    I give Resident Evil Village
    a 9/10
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  7. May 10, 2021
    0
    garbage nobody cares go back to resident evil 2 and 3 capcom do it like resident evil 1 cause they are not good you shouldn't have togarbage nobody cares go back to resident evil 2 and 3 capcom do it like resident evil 1 cause they are not good you shouldn't have to reimagine them they suck Expand

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