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Resident Evil 5 (PlayStation 3)

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Description

Chris Redfield returns to the series as the main character in Resident Evil 5, a game which takes place five years after Resident Evil 4. He is sent to Kijuju, Africa, where local agent Sheva Alomar joins him in the mission to apprehend Ricardo Irwing, who is trying to sell bio-weapons in the black market. Soon they are attacked by hordes of locals infected by an improved version of the "las plagas" parasite seen in Resident Evil 4, which they call "majini". As the story progresses, Chris discovers that some old fellows are behind the whole incident.

As well as including the concept of the "las plagas" parasite, this fifth part of the series also brings back the novel gameplay from the previous game. With an over the shoulder view, Chris confronts hordes of infected enemies that can throw objects and even shoot at you. They can be repelled with various guns, grenades, or using the knife and melee attacks if they get too close. This time though, Chris has a partner, Sheva, who accompanies him through all the game and can be controlled by a second player, with both characters having to keep an eye on each other to survive. The second player can enter and leave at any time playing locally through split screen or online through another console.

The mercenaries mode, which consists of closed levels where the player must survive a given time while defeating enemies to set up chains and earn points, also returns from Resident Evil 4.

Screenshots

Resident Evil 5 PlayStation 3 You can either navigate the hovercraft or stand in front and shoot.
Resident Evil 5 PlayStation 3 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Resident Evil 5 PlayStation 3 Quick-time events will prevent you from relaxing during the cutscenes.
Resident Evil 5 PlayStation 3 Opening cinematic... this time, the place of events is Africa.

Alternate Titles

  • "RE5" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Biohazard 5" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Kombo.com Mar 14, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Mar 12, 2009 8.9 out of 10 89
TheHDRoom (HDR) Mar 14, 2009 8.9 out of 10 89
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Mar 10, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution Mar 13, 2009 B+ 83
GameFocus Apr 22, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
HonestGamers Mar 25, 2009 8 out of 10 80
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Mar 09, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Positive Apr 12, 2009 4 out of 5 80
GameDaily Mar 12, 2009 8 out of 10 80

Forums

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Painful 9 MichaelPalin (1195)
Apr 13, 2010

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Resident Evil 5 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Jill Valentine

In what may be a subtle nod to Namco, Jill Valentine's appearance at a certain point in the game resembles Nina Williams from Namco's Tekken fighting game series, specifically Tekken 5.

Awards

  • Gamespot (Editor Choice Awards)
    • 2009 - Character Most Likely to Fail a Performance Enhancing Drug Test (for the character Chris Redfield)
  • IGN
    • 2009 - PC Award for Visual Excellence (Game of the Year Editor's Awards)


  • Information also contributed by Big John WV

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