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Resident Evil 5

Released on 18 September 2009

Rating: 18+ (PEGI)

3.0 out of 5 (13 customer reviews) | Write a review

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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 player's spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. After joining a new organisation, Chris heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is literally transforming the people and animals of the city into mindless, maddened creatures. Chris must take on the challenge of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. In Resident Evil 5, Capcom will teach players to fear the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games.

Promising to revolutionise the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control, Resident Evil 5 is certain to bring new fans to the series. New technology developed specifically for the game, as well as incredible changes to both the gameplay and world of Resident Evil will make this a must-have game for gamers across the globe.
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.
  • Chris Redfield, protagonist of the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Code Veronica, returns
  • New environments and a diverse assortment of locations
  • New enemies bring new challenges - speed and intelligence make adversaries as dangerous singly as they are in groups
  • An arsenal of weapons at the players command to keep the evil at bay, including knives, pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles and more
  • Lighting effects provide a new level of suspense in both harsh light and deepest shadow
  • True high-definition gaming on multiple game platforms, using an advanced version of Capcom's proprietary game engine, MT Framework, which powered the next-gen, million-plus hit titles Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet and Dead Rising

customer Reviews

 Average rating (13 reviews)

 Missed the mark.....

| | See all Rinston's reviews (44)

RE5 is actually a solid and quite enjoyable game, and to be fair is good value from play at this price.
Positives are, the graphics are very good, it runs fine maxed out on my i7.
Gameplay is as all RE games, being a survival shooter with limited ammo, through linier levels.
You encounter various enemies, in the form of infected locals, mutations and various impressive bosses, as the story of corporate bio-weapons experimentation unfolds.
It only gets 3 stars from me as I feel they have created a RE game that has lost direction and is way off the mark compared to its roots back in RE2. Fundamentally it just isn't remotly scary.
If you played RE2 when it came out, like me you probally remember the tension and unsettling atmosphere it created as you searched the ruins of Racoon city, through the dark streets and gloomy corridors.
RE5 is set in Africa, i.e. bright (far Cry 2 style) sunshine, which to me destroys any sense of fear from the off. Most of the levels are so bright and airy there is no trace of clostrophobic tension, even when you finally arrive in some of the darker levels, the spell is broken.
Your partner doesn't really help either as she tends to just get in the way, and has poor A.I, futher adding to removing the tension.
As I said at the beginning, its a good slow paced shooter, but it seems DEAD SPACE has soundly beaten this as the leading survival horror, it seems the EVIL, has gone from Reident Evil 5.

 Apalling, lazy port.

| | See all Sensitive's reviews (9)

As a consol game this may be very good, I don't know as I have only played the PC version so can only review it as such. For a PC game however it is so apalling it is unforgivable.
A fixed over the shoulder view (as in Gears of War) with a limited...and I mean limited...view. Terrible camera angles as you move from room to room with a better view of your characters right ear than the room you are entering. Awkward inventory system. No duck or jump button, you can't even get over a knee high wall unless it is pre-programed for contextive action. A confusing and awkward command interface for your sidekick action. You can't just shoot, oh no, you have to ready the weapon of choice first with one key and use the mouse button or other desired key to actually shoot. There is a quick knife option, but all you can do is turn when using it, you can't actually move forward! Running requires 2 keys again, no option to toggle either run or walk.
This is just a clunky lazy consol port that fails to translate to the PC in almost all areas.
The story is okish but graphically I have seen better in Stranglehold, which is a far superior game in all respects and how long has that been out? If you want to shoot zombies the get Left4Dead or Killing floor, if you want a mindless fun shooter with a silly story then get Wolfenstein. You could always study string theory, it would be less annoying!

 better than 360

| | See all brigzilla's reviews (21)

definatly a better game on the PC, runs a lot smoother, textures look a lot better and obviously the resolution difference is astounding, gameplay seems to be the same and does work with the 360 pad.

 Nice atmosphere, fair price, few bugs, annoying inventory!

| | See all lucame's reviews (2)

This game looks fantastic, and plays ok.

You will spend a long time managing your inventory and ammo.

There are some ridiculous bugs related to inventory, like not being able to pick up 5 ammo that would fit in your gun if you have no space left in inventory - gotta give something to your partner, get ammo, load them, and get item back from partner. I know this is part of Resident Evil game but i still think the inventory management is silly to say the least.

However at this price and with online coop this game is really worth it.

 Overall Good

| | See all InfiniteChaos's reviews (5)

The game is good. The controls are the same as RE4 when you change the controls in settings.

The AI is very bad which can be a problem when it just picks up useless items laying about. I find sometimes when your taking a shot it gets in the line of sights or stands behind you when shooting wasting ammo. Only useful for carrying extra items. At least if you have a friend you can switch out the AI for your friend to play along. Or someone online.

It has its own storyline but does refer to RE4 on some parts.

There aren't any zombies in the game. Zombies are quite boring now in the series.

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Rating18+ (PEGI)