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Resident Evil 5

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
87
3.5
Windows
86
4.0
Xbox 360
86
3.3

User Reviews

The Worst Monster in This Game... Is Your CPU Buddy... Xbox 360 ResidentHazard (3236)
Totally overrated crap. This is NOT a Resident Evil game. Xbox 360 Melvin Raeynes (26)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 25 3.5
Windows 20 4.0
Xbox 360 25 3.3
Combined MobyScore 70 3.5


The Press Says

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100
PlayStation 3The Review Busters
While Resident Evil 5 may not be as creepy as its predecessors (admit it: RE1 for the PS1 terrified your 12 year old brain), it carries the torch that RE4 lit very well. This game does have everything that the modern gamer can ask for. A great story, fun gameplay, an online aspect that doesn't feel like it was tossed together at the last minute, great graphics and loads of replay value. I guess since I gave Resistance 2 a perfect score, I'm just going to have to give RE5 a 10 out of 10 as well.
100
Xbox 360JustPressPlay
Resident Evil 5 is a culmination of everything you love and know about the series and expands further into Las Plagas virus story and turns the page into the next chapter of the Resident Evil saga. This game is astounding and one of the best survival horror games ever made easily. You get a much wanted reunion with Chris Redfield and a fresh face to the epic in Sheva who also contributes very well to the game and to the series as a whole. This game is well worth any price and is a game that not only will get fans of the series, but will also get those not exposed to the series (if there are any) and give them that extra boost to try it out. The game is a must own and simply the best bang for the buck right now. It will go down as a great game and by God it is a damn good one.
100
PlayStation 3Giant Bomb
There's really no way Resident Evil 5 could have lived up to the momentous impact made by the last proper Resident Evil game, but I don't think it needed to. That game paved the way for a lot of other great games, one of which is this direct sequel. I played it start to finish in three sittings, have played it extensively in other capacities while working on this review, and still can't wait to go back and play through it again cooperatively on higher difficulties to open up more of its goodies. If that's not the definition of a fine action game, I don't know what is.
100
PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain
All in all this a fantastic game that I know I will keep coming back to over and over again. The co-op implementation is great and the extra unlockable provides more than enough incentive to play the game through multiple times. If the controls don't bother you, anybody can have a great time playing through this adventure.
100
Xbox 360Giant Bomb
There's really no way Resident Evil 5 could have lived up to the momentous impact made by the last proper Resident Evil game, but I don't think it needed to. That game paved the way for a lot of other great games, one of which is this direct sequel. I played it start to finish in three sittings, have played it extensively in other capacities while working on this review, and still can't wait to go back and play through it again cooperatively on higher difficulties to open up more of its goodies. If that's not the definition of a fine action game, I don't know what is.
100
Xbox 360ZTGameDomain
All in all this a fantastic game that I know I will keep coming back to over and over again. The co-op implementation is great and the extra unlockable provides more than enough incentive to play the game through multiple times. If the controls don't bother you, anybody can have a great time playing through this adventure.
100
Xbox 360AceGamez
The gorgeous graphics, the superb sound, the great (if sometimes twitchy) AI of your partner and the jaw-dropping gameplay take everything that was brilliant about Resident Evil 4 and ramp it up to the next level, making for one of the best gaming experiences ever! Capcom said they would listen to the fans for this early contender for game of the year and the loyal gamers screamed for a high-definition Resident Evil 4 - they got exactly that and a whole lot more to boot. Buy Resident Evil 5 now - that's an order! [Yes, sir! Purchas-Ed].
96
Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
At the end of the day Resident Evil 5 was one hell of a great/scary experience and all of the fantastic elements easily made up for anything negative the critics can come up with. It has multiple different modes for countless hours of replay time (story, co-op, versus, survival, etc.), which is great considering some may see the single player experience as being a bit short. We are excited to see what Capcom does with the future of the series but for now we advise everyone to go out and pick up a copy of Resident Evil 5, turn off the lights and be ready to experience third-person survival horror at it’s best. After beating the game every way possible in each and every mode (in co-op and on the solo) we can honestly say that we want more, more zombie killing please?
95
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
Resident Evil 4 was among the best games of the last generation, setting unprecedented expectations for the next entry in the series. Resident Evil 5 succeeds in staying close to what gamers loved about the last title, but it also takes risks that pay off in unexpected ways. Co-op changes your approach to survival horror, and the masterful pacing ensures you never take your eye off the action. Like its predecessor, Resident Evil 5 is destined to be remembered as one of the best games of its time.
95
PlayStation 3Lawrence
I simply don't understand what all the controversy is, or why so many people are quick to criticize the series' new direction. From the minute screenshots were released of not-zombies on motorcycles, comments sections and message boards were flooded with messages like "Thanks for making my mind up for me Capcom...looks like I won't be purchasing this one". Resident Evil 4 was universally hailed as one of the best games of all-time, so you think it would follow that a natural progression of that formula would go over well with the fans. You can call it the natural evolution and improvement of a franchise, or you can call it a betrayal of the series' roots. One thing you can't say is that it isn't a damn fine game.
95
PlayStation 3Gamers' Temple, The
If you're a hardcore Resident Evil fan then you'll be able to overlook the minor flaws in Resident Evil 5. The game is every bit what this hardcore Resident Evil fan was hoping for and then some. The new co-op gameplay greatly intensifies the replay value with providing a new experience each time the game is played. You won't be putting this one down for months to come. The differences between the two versions can be a slight factor when deciding between them but, overall, I think the controller that you are most comfortable with and the available friends that will play alongside you on each console should be the major concern. Resident Evil 5 digs deep into the series' origins with its overall story and slightly enhances the overall addicting gameplay that left its mark with Resident Evil 4.
95
Xbox 360Console Monster
All in all this has probably been my most favourite Resident Evil so far. While lacking in any real puzzles at all compared to the confusing tests of the Playstation days, RE5 is not only a masterful piece of gaming experience but also technical art. Probably one of the best looking games on next-gen consoles to date. It has a story that is still gripping, if not outrageous, and gameplay that has me wanting to finish this review up to play some more! I can say that Capcom have succeeded in all my expectations. While it's evolution from survival horror is a real shame for fans of the originals, Resident Evil 5 is still probably the best title on the market currently for this dying genre, and with RE5 being the closing chapter for this timeline it means the next title will be a complete refresh and reboot for the series. Lets just hope it evolves even further.
95
Xbox 360Atomic Gamer
RE5 will no doubt please those who unknowingly unleashed hell when they pried open the doors of that mysterious mansion more than ten years ago. But it should also satisfy unseasoned zombie slayers as well with its rich mix of gory action, creepy storytelling, and blockbuster production values. Not straying far from RE4's successful formula puts this latest entry in the awkward position of retaining what worked so well, while also injecting some innovation into the mix. RE5 lacks the the impact and newness of the last game's dramatic reboot, but its polished presentation combined with a few gameplay evolving elements make it a worthy entry in the franchise and one of this generation's must-plays.
95
Xbox 360Gamers Daily News
The best game I’ve played all year, hands down. It does have a few flaws, but they’re so easy to get past once you dive into the intense and dangerous conspiracy of the Umbrella Corporation.
95
Xbox 360Gamers' Temple, The
Resident Evil 5 digs deep into the series' origins with its overall story and slightly enhances the overall addicting gameplay that left its mark with Resident Evil 4.
93
WindowsIGN
It may not be a radically new Resident Evil 5, but the PC version of the game still manages to hold its own with an improved control scheme and extra Mercenaries mode. While the addition of costumes is somewhat minor, and you may require a few upgrades to your computer to take full advantage of what the game has to offer, you're exploring a great story and excellent gameplay. Plus, the inclusion of 3D is a harbinger of what gaming will probably become, and the effect is extremely nice if you have the opportunity to take advantage of it. Umbrella's virus hasn't completely evolved, but it's definitely worth isolating yourself with a copy of RE5 for a while.
92
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Filled with epic boss encounters and memorable battles, RE5 provides a thrilling ride, supported with enough extra content to keep the game interesting for a long time. The inability to move and shoot, as well as the necessity of inventory management, may turn of some of gamers, but the rest of us will be enjoying the co-op for a long time to come.
92
WindowsVandal Online
Los usuarios de PC que no lo hayan podido degustar deben saber que se encuentran ante un juego de acción en tercera persona, de los que últimamente no se prodigan mucho por PC, y que ya simplemente por esta característica se distancia de las decenas de shooter que pueblan esta plataforma y es una manera distinta y excelente de acercarse al genero de la acción, todo arropado con unos valores de producción de autentico infarto. En cualquier caso felicitar y animar a Capcom a que siga realizando estas adaptaciones a PC que no se conforman con respetar los originales de consola si no que encima los mejoran. Sin duda una gran adaptación de un gran juego.
92
WindowsGameZone
The second protagonist, Sheva, remains the defining element of Resident Evil 5. As an AI player, she holds her own pretty well in combat, but her behavior can be a bit inconsistent when things get rough. This is why the two-player cooperative mode is so fundamental to the game. Having a living, thinking human to assist you on each mission really brings the experience to a whole new level. This also allows for the implementation of more advanced strategies, an important asset to have, as we all know that video game zombies will not play fair. There is really no question that RE5 was meant to be played this way, but it certainly stands tall with its single-player mode. If you missed out the console release, you have absolutely no excuse for passing on this version. There can be little doubt that Resident Evil 5 will make the other games in your software library quite jealous.
91
WindowsOMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
While Resident Evil 5 does not redefine the survivor horror genre like RE 4 did, it does add a cooperative element that sets it apart from the other entries in the series. Once you head online, it becomes clear the designers of this game wanted you to play it with a friend, and I hope this type of thinking stays for future entries to come. If you have a friend who likes RE, this is the entry for you.
91
Xbox 360OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
While Resident Evil 5 does not redefine the survivor horror genre like RE 4 did, it does add a cooperative element that sets it apart from the other entries in the series. Once you head online, it becomes clear the designers of this game wanted you to play it with a friend, and I hope this type of thinking stays for future entries to come. If you have a friend who likes RE, this is the entry for you.
91
PlayStation 3OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
While Resident Evil 5 does not redefine the survivor horror genre like RE 4 did, it does add a cooperative element that sets it apart from the other entries in the series. Once you head online, it becomes clear the designers of this game wanted you to play it with a friend, and I hope this type of thinking stays for future entries to come. If you have a friend who likes RE, this is the entry for you.
91
WindowsFiringSquad
Resident Evil 5 is a must-have game. It isn’t without minor flaws, but they do little to undermine everything that Capcom did so very right. Fans of RE4 will not be disappointed in the least, but I imagine survival horror purists will continue to be severely irked at the new direction the franchise has taken. At this point, I would be just as happy to see a return to the series’ roots as I would a further evolution of the action/survival hybrid. Either way, I am very much looking forward to RE6.
91
Xbox 360The Video Game Critic
The dialogue is nothing to write home about, with Chris constantly bristling about how he "needs to get some answers!" When playing split-screen on a wide-screen display, the two screens are cropped, leaving a lot of empty black space. Couldn't they have at least put the maps in there? Some critics may lament how RE5 lacks the "creepy" factor of past RE games, and seems more like an action movie. Personally, I think the series benefits from the change of pace. Less easy to forgive are the final few stages which come off as generic and occasionally boring. Even so, RE5 is an action-packed thrill ride you'll to want see to through to the end.
91
PlayStation 3NZGamer
Capcom has had years to fine-tune their survival horror formula and this is the result. They have built upon highly-praised foundations that Resident Evil 4 put down and raised the bars both visually and with their production values. Resident Evil 5 has plenty of extras to keep fans happy – many of which we unfortunately can’t talk about with our early review code of the game. But online co-op multiplayer will be included and die-hard fans of the game can expect some tasty unlockables not to mention some great plot developments to keep you guessing until the end. Besides, even if we could, we wouldn’t spoil the storyline anyway!
91
Xbox 360Wonderwallweb.com
There is no doubt that whatever way you play through Resident Evil 5, it is packed with action and intense combat from start to end. Each of the chapters you will play through are packed with frightening and challenging enemies, however to combat this you are armed with well balanced weapons, a decent AI controlled team mate and plenty of healing aid. To get the most out of the game I would recommend playing online, however whatever way you play, there is no doubt that Resident Evil 5 will more that satisfy your gaming needs.
91
Xbox 360Gaming Age
But really, any complaints I have about the AI and QTE bits are pretty minor in comparison to the game as a whole. I definitely loved this entry into the series, and think that it's a great follow-up to RE4. It might not innovate as much as the previous entry did, and the bits it borrows from titles that were inspired by its predecessor don't seem to have the level of polish that I think they should, but for the most part the game is a joy to play, and something that any action game fan should be willing to check out. If you have a friend to play along with, then that's obviously the way to go, but don't let the thought of playing with the AI deter you from picking this up. It's a great game, and well worth your time.
90
Xbox 360That Gaming Site
Resident Evil 5 won't make everyone happy but fans of the games should feel right at home and newcomers should give the game a chance. It's an experience you won't find anywhere else!
90
PlayStation 3JeuxActu
Si Resident Evil 5 décevra à coup sûr les puristes de la saga, il remplit parfaitement toutes les conditions fixées par le cahier des charges. Doté d'une réalisation splendide, d'un mode coopération en ligne diabolique, d'un gameplay nerveux et d'une durée de vie conséquente, le titre de Capcom n'est coupable que d'un seul crime : celui de renier ses propres origines et de verser désormais dans l'action à outrance. Le nombre impressionnant d'ennemis capables de débouler à l'écran, l'ajout du strafe et le système de cover sorti tout droit de Gears of War prouvent que le survival-horror est un genre auquel la série a décidé de tourner - définitivement ? - le dos. La douleur est d'autant plus vive que l'on a, finalement, pas grand chose à reprocher à Resident Evil 5 qui maîtrise pratiquement son sujet sur le bout des doigts, mais ne représente pas une grande évolution par rapport à son prédécesseur.
90
Xbox 360JeuxActu
Si Resident Evil 5 décevra à coup sûr les puristes de la saga, il remplit parfaitement toutes les conditions fixées par le cahier des charges. Doté d'une réalisation splendide, d'un mode coopération en ligne diabolique, d'un gameplay nerveux et d'une durée de vie conséquente, le titre de Capcom n'est coupable que d'un seul crime : celui de renier ses propres origines et de verser désormais dans l'action à outrance. Le nombre impressionnant d'ennemis capables de débouler à l'écran, l'ajout du strafe et le système de cover sorti tout droit de Gears of War prouvent que le survival-horror est un genre auquel la série a décidé de tourner - définitivement ? - le dos. La douleur est d'autant plus vive que l'on a, finalement, pas grand chose à reprocher à Resident Evil 5 qui maîtrise pratiquement son sujet sur le bout des doigts, mais ne représente pas une grande évolution par rapport à son prédécesseur.
90
PlayStation 3Click!
W najnowszego Residenta gra się - nie owijając w bawełnę - świetnie. Pomimo swej dość statycznej natury walki z wieloma przeciwnikami naraz potrafią dostarczyć sporo emocji. Jest to dzieło, którego poszczególne elementy składowe widziałeś już w dziesiątkach innych produkcji - a jednak dzięki swojemu niepowtarzalnemu charakterowi, ciekawym postaciom i doskonałemu wykonaniu nie sposób się od niego oderwać. I właśnie za to tej grze należy się tak wysoka ocena.
90
PlayStation 3Good Game
It’s a such a polished game with so much variety and well thought out moments, I loved the end-game unlocks Jung and the only thing stopping me from 10/10ing it are the controls I’m giving it 9.
90
PlayStation 3Blend Games
Resident Evil 5 is a perfectly competent and extremely fun action shooter. What it isn't is an old-school style Resident Evil title or a survival horror game. It's a refinement of what made the best RE game great, and it looks incredible while doing it. Some would call it Resident Evil 4.5, and that's selling it short. This isn't Gears of War, but it's still damn good. In short, yes, it's just as good as Resident Evil 4, if not better.
90
PlayStation 3Game 2.0
Όπως έγραψα και στην αρχή του κειμένου, απόλαυσα δεόντως το Resident Evil 4, και αυτό σήμαινε πως εκτός απροόπτου, το ίδιο θα συνέβαινε και με το RE5. Όντως έτσι είναι. Το Resident Evil 5 είναι ένα από τα καλύτερα παιχνίδια της γενιάς μέχρι στιγμής. Διαθέτει φανταστική ατμόσφαιρα, είναι διασκεδαστικό, κλείνει τον κύκλο της ιστορίας που ξεκίνησε με το original με εντυπωσιακό τρόπο και διαθέτει μεγάλη replay αξία. Σίγουρα έχει και προβλήματα, όπως ο χειρισμός που θα εκνευρίσει πολλούς, όμως αυτά κατ’ εμέ υπερκαλύπτονται από τα θετικά. Κάντε το δικό σας με κάθε τρόπο.
90
PlayStation 3IGN
With Resident Evil 5, Capcom has broken away from many of the survival horror conventions it pioneered. The creepy suspense of the earlier games has been replaced with an action-packed intensity that will instantly appeal to some gamers and disappoint others. As an action game, RE5 is a success, and there’s a wealth of replayability through item collection, weapon upgrades, score chasing and the unlockable Mercenaries mode. But this is no gentle nudge to the formula of the previous main RE games; it’s an evolution. And if you can accept it as that, you just might love Resident Evil 5.
90
PlayStation 3videogamer.com
Don't let that rather disappointing comparison to Resident Evil 4 fool you. Coming second to one of the best games of our generation is nothing to be sniffed at, and Resident Evil 5 is still a game that does the series proud. With a whole heap of content to unlock, including the brilliant Mercenaries mode (playable cooperatively off and online), a campaign that begs to be replayed and top of the line production values there's very little to be disappointed with. If you've read all that and the first thing in your mind is "but you can't move and shoot?" this isn't for you, but everyone else should grab a friend and enter the world of not quite so much survival horror.
90
PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
Resident Evil 4 director Shinji Mikami said he’d never play this fifth iteration of the series he was so instrumental in making successful - mostly, I’m sure, due to some bitterness resulting from having been released by Capcom a few years back. That’s really a shame, because if he did play this game, I’m sure he’d find that his ideas have been handled with care and lovingly crafted into one of the very best game experiences currently available.
90
PlayStation 3GameSpy
Resident Evil 5 occupies a curious spot in the RE canon. It's hardly the dramatic revamp that RE4 was for the series, but it marks the first time that co-op play has been implemented. As a result, the overhaul makes it a good single-player game, but a great multiplayer one. Thanks to its persistent approach to weapon upgrades, it's well-suited to replay. It's a visually splendid game with gorgeous cinematics that evoke the same awe as previous games did in their time. The plot, while containing some potentially uneasy moments, explains many events of the previous games, albeit in RE's trademark pulp fashion. Ultimately, Resident Evil 5 is an intense thrill ride that provides another great experience for fans of the series.
90
PlayStation 3GameTrailers
The series has gone from a leader to a follower, but Resident Evil 5 still succeeds at being an incredibly enjoyable video game. You'll get a lot more out of it than you do from typical games with no competitive multiplayer and while played cooperatively it really sings. It's lost a lot of what has made the franchise a pins-and-needles experience, but that sense of dread has been replaced with pure action that's hard to match. Whether you're a master of unlocking or a S.T.A.R.S. recruit, it's hard to put down and well worth the time and money spent.
90
PlayStation 3Gameplayer
This time around there is far more emphasis on action and far less on creepy atmosphere and scares. Several things contribute lower fear factor in Resident Evil 5. There’s the sun-bleached African setting (sorry, but most of us are scared of the dark, unless of course you’re one of those Goth vampire types), you play an uber-beefed-up Chris Redfield (shit! If we had arms like his we wouldn’t be afraid of freakin’ anything), and the fact that you have a partner, Sheva (an AI controlled, or real-life co-op, team-mate), along for the ride. With someone to watch your back, things feel a lot less “life or death” than our previous lone-wolf escapades in Racoon City and beyond.
90
PlayStation 3GamingTrend
Obviously the cooperative gameplay combined with the incredible graphics are the true draw of Resident Evil 5. The AI is solid throughout for the most part, and there is very little to complain about other than the usual Resident Evil control conventions. The game isn’t very long, but the environments and storyline are compelling enough to keep you coming back for more. If you can handle another round of not being able to move and fire/reload, there is a compelling game in Resident Evil 5.
90
PlayStation 3Kombo.com
Resident Evil 5 is in a very difficult position. It's not refined enough as an action game to contend with the likes of Gears of War, it's been usurped in the survival horror category by the stellar Dead Space, and it's such a deviation from the franchise's foundation that it's almost certain to alienate a large contingent of diehard fans. Yet despite all of its problems, the game is still a thrilling genre hybrid, and stands as one of the best cooperative gameplay experiences on the market. Whatever audience Resident Evil 5 ultimately ends up appealing to, they'll be playing it for a long time to come.
90
PlayStation 3GamersHell.com
Despite its outdated control scheme, its ambiguity of being either survival game or action thriller, and the abandonment of all things scary, Resident Evil 4's true sequel is a completely satisfying experience. An intriguing story, matched by convincing visuals (save for some light issues) and audio accouterments, as well as loads of replayability found not only from the Mercenaries mode and the upcoming expansion, but the availability to unlock additional content and upgrade equipment, makes for a game worthy of its hype - the kind about how it plays, not what it might or might not characterize about controversial themes.
90
PlayStation 3GamingExcellence
In the end, Resident Evil 5 did not deliver what I was expecting when I excitedly ran the game for the first time. I was expecting a scary, methodical, survival horror experience like the previous games in the series. What I got was an action packed evolution of the Resident Evil formula that I’ve loved since I was a teenager, but nothing as revolutionary as its predecessor. While the addition of co-op play and focus on action is great from a gameplay perspective, it hurt the atmosphere and tension that the series is renowned for. Depending on whom you ask, that’s either an improvement or a disappointment. I personally found Resident Evil 5 to be a great addition to a beloved franchise that has been going on for nearly fifteen years, even if it doesn’t represent the series’ finest hour.
90
PlayStation 3Gamervision
All in all, very little negative can be said about Resident Evil 5. The cooperative gameplay might not be what some expected or anticipated, but it’s hard to deny that it adds something unique to the series. The fear is gone. Entirely. There’s really nothing scary at all. Either way there are very few games that can deliver the overall experience that Resident Evil 5 does. It’s presentation, mixed with the absurd amount of polish makes it a must own. Resident Evil 5 is a great conclusion to the series, and an experience that shouldn’t be missed.
90
PlayStation 3Worth Playing
Altogether, I came away from Resident Evil 5 feeling pretty impressed, and while the change isn't nearly as radical as it was when Resident Evil 4 was released, it's still a really solid follow-up that keeps everything that worked from the previous title. It builds upon small things while introducing a great co-op system for series fans. I'm not sure that this is the game to bring in people who are unfamiliar with the story, as you'll probably feel a little lost jumping into this, but it's a really fun action/horror title that is well worth picking up.
90
PlayStation 3Hooked Gamers
After spending a lot of time with the game, I am somewhat hesitant to recommend playing the game online with someone that you don’t know. The co-op experience is top-notch but best experienced with a human player that you know, rather than a stranger that you meet online. I can really see how someone’s online experience with the game could be ruined by playing with the wrong person. Besides these two issues, Resident Evil 5 is a great game that builds upon the strengths of its older sibling. Picking it up, I can guarantee you that you will be playing it again, and again, and… well, again.
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PlayStation 3Darkstation
Capcom has had a really amazing start to 2009 starting with Street Fighter 4 and following that up with a great Resident Evil 5. Fans rejoice because not only is Resident Evil back, but now you not only can enjoy it on your own but with your friend as well. The new cooperative gameplay works quite well, and if your a fan of the franchise it just make sense to go out and buy this one as well.
90
PlayStation 3Futuregamez.net
While there are some very minor issues with this game it remains a masterful creation and a highlight of current generation gaming. Stunning graphics, and brilliant locations and battles makes this another superb game in the Resident Evil franchise. Forget any negativity you may read about online, and just buy this brilliant game. Resident Evil 5 is another stunning title. One for fans of the franchise to purchase now!
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Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"Resident Evil 5" é um ótimo capítulo da tradicional franquia de terror da Capcom, explorando de forma instigante a mitologia da série, com um apresentação caprichada e boa sinergia entre os protagonistas nos vários momentos de ação. Há muito conteúdo a ser descoberto, o que fará com que fãs joguem a campanha principal repetidas vezes, principalmente quando o modo multiplayer se revela tão interessante. Infelizmente os controles são antiquados, mantidos assim propositalmente para acentuar a tensão dos tiroteios, o que não deve agradar os novatos acostumados com jogos mais ágeis. Mas é obrigatório para os fãs, que deverão encontrar aqui um episódio que não deixa nada a dever aos anteriores.
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PlayStation 3UOL Jogos
"Resident Evil 5" é um ótimo capítulo da tradicional franquia de terror da Capcom, explorando de forma instigante a mitologia da série, com um apresentação caprichada e boa sinergia entre os protagonistas nos vários momentos de ação. Há muito conteúdo a ser descoberto, o que fará com que fãs joguem a campanha principal repetidas vezes, principalmente quando o modo multiplayer se revela tão interessante. Infelizmente os controles são antiquados, mantidos assim propositalmente para acentuar a tensão dos tiroteios, o que não deve agradar os novatos acostumados com jogos mais ágeis. Mas é obrigatório para os fãs, que deverão encontrar aqui um episódio que não deixa nada a dever aos anteriores.
90
Xbox 360IGN
With Resident Evil 5, Capcom has broken away from many of the survival horror conventions it pioneered. The creepy suspense of the earlier games has been replaced with an action-packed intensity that will instantly appeal to some gamers and disappoint others. As an action game, RE5 is a success, and there’s a wealth of replayability through item collection, weapon upgrades, score chasing and the unlockable Mercenaries mode. But this is no gentle nudge to the formula of the previous main RE games; it’s an evolution. And if you can accept it as that, you just might love Resident Evil 5.
90
Xbox 360videogamer.com
Don't let that rather disappointing comparison to Resident Evil 4 fool you. Coming second to one of the best games of our generation is nothing to be sniffed at, and Resident Evil 5 is still a game that does the series proud. With a whole heap of content to unlock, including the brilliant Mercenaries mode (playable cooperatively off and online), a campaign that begs to be replayed and top of the line production values there's very little to be disappointed with. If you've read all that and the first thing in your mind is "but you can't move and shoot?" this isn't for you, but everyone else should grab a friend and enter the world of not quite so much survival horror.
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Xbox 360MS Xbox World
It seems that RE 5 is a culmination of the eclectic mix from all games in the series and most certainly a refined and well designed game. If you can dismiss the somewhat clunky controls and adapt your habits (like any self respecting gamer should be able to) then you'll find a well rounded experience that takes you on a rugged and wonderful gaming safari. Capcom do not need to change anything to cater to the number of whining gamers who like their hands being held. RE 5 is not trying to follow the crowd, but rather, keeps its own identity amidst a sea of similar action games, that are frankly quite forgettable. RE 5 has been well worth waiting for, and is a game that is truly deserving of your time and money whether you're a seasoned fan or newcomer.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
Resident Evil 5 occupies a curious spot in the RE canon. It's hardly the dramatic revamp that RE4 was for the series, but it marks the first time that co-op play has been implemented. As a result, the overhaul makes it a good single-player game, but a great multiplayer one. Thanks to its persistent approach to weapon upgrades, it's well-suited to replay. It's a visually splendid game with gorgeous cinematics that evoke the same awe as previous games did in their time. The plot, while containing some potentially uneasy moments, explains many events of the previous games, albeit in RE's trademark pulp fashion. Ultimately, Resident Evil 5 is an intense thrill ride that provides another great experience for fans of the series.
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Xbox 360GameTrailers
The series has gone from a leader to a follower, but Resident Evil 5 still succeeds at being an incredibly enjoyable video game. You'll get a lot more out of it than you do from typical games with no competitive multiplayer and while played cooperatively it really sings. It's lost a lot of what has made the franchise a pins-and-needles experience, but that sense of dread has been replaced with pure action that's hard to match. Whether you're a master of unlocking or a S.T.A.R.S. recruit, it's hard to put down and well worth the time and money spent.
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Xbox 360Kombo.com
Resident Evil 5 is in a very difficult position. It's not refined enough as an action game to contend with the likes of Gears of War, it's been usurped in the survival horror category by the stellar Dead Space, and it's such a deviation from the franchise's foundation that it's almost certain to alienate a large contingent of diehard fans. Yet despite all of its problems, the game is still a thrilling genre hybrid, and stands as one of the best cooperative gameplay experiences on the market. Whatever audience Resident Evil 5 ultimately ends up appealing to, they'll be playing it for a long time to come.
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Xbox 360HonestGamers
We can thank the few games like Resident Evil 5 for bringing a true sense of feeling to our games. It contains all the elements you would expect to find in a multi-million dollar endeavor. Yet it still manages to provide an inimitable feeling of intimacy through its horror and unsettling character. RE5 is for the masses. Let it infect your soul.
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Xbox 360Gamervision
All in all, very little negative can be said about Resident Evil 5. The cooperative gameplay might not be what some expected or anticipated, but it’s hard to deny that it adds something unique to the series. The fear is gone. Entirely. There’s really nothing scary at all. Either way there are very few games that can deliver the overall experience that Resident Evil 5 does. It’s presentation, mixed with the absurd amount of polish makes it a must own. Resident Evil 5 is a great conclusion to the series, and an experience that shouldn’t be missed.
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Xbox 360GamingExcellence
In the end, Resident Evil 5 did not deliver what I was expecting when I excitedly ran the game for the first time. I was expecting a scary, methodical, survival horror experience like the previous games in the series. What I got was an action packed evolution of the Resident Evil formula that I’ve loved since I was a teenager, but nothing as revolutionary as its predecessor. While the addition of co-op play and focus on action is great from a gameplay perspective, it hurt the atmosphere and tension that the series is renowned for. Depending on whom you ask, that’s either an improvement or a disappointment. I personally found Resident Evil 5 to be a great addition to a beloved franchise that has been going on for nearly fifteen years, even if it doesn’t represent the series’ finest hour.
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Xbox 360Impulse Gamer
In conclusion, Resident Evil 5 may have slightly moved away from the original premise of the game but it’s good to see the developers try a different path for this series. Most gamers should complete this title in around 10 – 15 hours, however the game still offers some great replay value as there is quite a large amount of things to see and do in the game which you probably missed the first time around. It may not be the fastest game on the market, however in terms of story, presentation and fun, Resident Evil 5 does quite well.
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Xbox 360Deeko
In the end, RE5 is not the dramatic change that RE4 was, but it didn't need to be. With stellar production values, a storyline that ties many of the series lore together, a plethora of replayability in Mercenaries mode, unlock-able characters/costumes and the addition of online co-op; RE5 is one of the best in the series. If gamers can get over some of its control limitations and the controversy of race, they will find of one of the finest damn action games on any platform this year.
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Xbox 360GamingTrend
Resident Evil 5 doesn’t revolutionize Resident Evil 4’s gameplay, but it does provide a solid and entertaining entry in the series. The addition of cooperative gameplay adds an interesting twist to the series and the survival horror genre as a whole. There are definitely areas with room for improvement – the limited shoot and move mechanics, the still slightly cumbersome inventory system, and some enhancements to the AI – but overall the game is a fun journey from start to finish that is sure to bring new fans to the franchise.
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Xbox 360games xtreme
Resident Evil 5 is a solid game, a well put together package that's suitable for both coop and single play. It's a fitting conclusion to the side story of RE4.
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Xbox 360XboxZone (Australia)
Although Resident Evil 5 is now less of a survival horror game than its predecessors, it’s still a great third-person shooter with horror elements underpinning it. Think of it as RE4 Version 2.0 and you have it pretty much summed up. It has taken a different direction since the original games but the new format appeals to a much broader audience. The only real criticism that gamers will have is the awkward control system which does require some acclimatisation but once under your wing you start to relish the intricacies.
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Xbox 360GameCell UK
Overall Resident Evil 5 is enjoyable from start to finish even with out-dated controls. It’s fantastic looking, full of surprising elements, has a full co-op mode and a lot of replayability, with high scores, unlockables and the Mercenaries game. Is it much different from Resi 4? It’s certainly more so than Gears 1 and 2 were. A ‘Must Buy’ in my book.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Besser kann man das Koop-Abenteuer in Afrika nicht umsetzen. Die Zombies sehen in höherer Auflösung um einiges bedrohlicher aus als im Konsolen­-Original. Die japanischen Entwickler nutzen also die Power moderner Gaming-PCs – brav! Zwar fühlt es sich merkwürdig an, in Zeiten von Dead Space bei jedem Schuss wie angewurzelt stehen bleiben zu müssen. Wer jedoch den Vorgänger so geliebt hat wie ich, wird nur wenige Momente brauchen, um sich daran zu gewöhnen. Wir empfehlen aber, das Abenteuer mit einem menschlichen Mitspieler zu bestreiten. Denn zockt man Resident Evil 5 alleine, gibt es viele kleine Ungereimtheiten, die im Online-Koop-Modus nicht existieren. Sheva räumt ihr Inventar nicht auf, läuft wie ein Huhn umher und die häufigen Endboss-Kämpfe gestalten sich um einiges schwieriger. Deshalb müsste man der Einzelspielerwertung ein paar Spielspaßpunkte abziehen. Trotzdem: Dieses Action-Feuerwerk darf kein Action-Anhänger verpassen!
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Xbox 360AusGamers
For all its old-school charm and Resident Evil throwback elements, RE 5 just doesn't cut it to break into the 9.0 realm here at AusGamers, despite being an absolutely stunning game with heaps of action and plenty to keep you coming back for more (unlockables, co-op, extra missions etc). Moreover, while it does attempt to distance itself some from RE 4, there's just not enough progressive thinking here for it to have the same impact as Mikami's last ever RE title (telling perhaps?). Yet none of that stops this game from being awesome in its own right, and if you can look past the awkward and clunky controls, you're going to have a lot of fun. Here's hoping the next update thinks as far outside the box as Res Evil 4 did in comparison to its original counterparts.
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PlayStation 3TheHDRoom (HDR)
Resident Evil 5's genre may have evolved from "horror survival" to "horror shoot-em-up" and the new high-def silky smooth animations may justify that $1500 HDTV you recently purchased. When all of this year's PS3 and Xbox 360 games are laid out for comparison, you'll glance at Resident Evil 5 and recall the good times a love/hate relationship with an old friend brought back again
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PlayStation 3GameZone
Resident Evil 5 has a couple of issues bringing it down slightly, but if you’re a fan of the series, you won’t be disappointed with this latest entry to the beloved franchise. It goes without saying that you’ll want to team up with a buddy to play this game as it’s meant to be played. Resident Evil 5 is a great addition to the series, adding some intriguing new features. While there are a couple minor quibbles here and there, it’s still a lot of fun from start to finish, especially with a friend.
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Xbox 360XboxAddict
While the series may be a different entity now than it was over a decade ago, it has evolved and changed, yet still does superb at delivering an interesting and deep story with exceptional production value. This change is sure to frustrate some, but on the other hand it is also sure to bring in new players which are always welcomed to any title or genre.
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PlayStation 3Game Over Online
All in all, the game is a total blast and thoroughly enjoyable, with a frenetic pacing that doesn’t let up for the entire run of the game. It’s just not scary in the least. The total experience can be summed up to be a lot closer to that of a Gears of War campaign, rather than the soil-yourself-in-the-dark style that made the series famous. The conclusion of the storyline in this title does tie up some long standing plot threads, making the entire series ripe for a fresh start. Maybe the developers will spend a night or two camped out on the former site of the Arklay Mansion and figure out how to “bring scary back.”
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Xbox 360ActionTrip
We haven't tried out the PS3 version, although the Xbox 360 edition proved to be more than satisfying, both in terms of graphics and gameplay. We honestly hope Capcom decides to deliver a PC port, worthy of the game's console versions. Hm, perhaps it's high time you added mouse support, eh guys?
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Xbox 360Game Over Online
All in all, the game is a total blast and thoroughly enjoyable, with a frenetic pacing that doesn’t let up for the entire run of the game. It’s just not scary in the least. The total experience can be summed up to be a lot closer to that of a Gears of War campaign, rather than the soil-yourself-in-the-dark style that made the series famous. The conclusion of the storyline in this title does tie up some long standing plot threads, making the entire series ripe for a fresh start. Maybe the developers will spend a night or two camped out on the former site of the Arklay Mansion and figure out how to “bring scary back.”
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PlayStation 3VGNZ
One way to summarise Resident Evil 5 is “Resident Evil 4 with two players and next generation graphics.” If that’s good enough for you, then this game comes highly recommended. If you were expecting more survival horror instead of action or an evolution instead of further refinement then this title falls short of expectation. In any case, the strength of Resident Evil’s horror premise and production values, the intensity of the action, some shiny new visuals and cooperative multiplayer keep Resident Evil 5 well ahead of the pack in sheer entertainment value.
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Xbox 360GamePlasma
Resident Evil 5 is a benchmark for the series and it certainly ties everything together plot wise and answers certain questions about the various plots. Although it opens new questions as you near the end the game, it’s quite a treat to see the end credits of it all. While it’s a short adventure, one can hope that Capcom has something up their sleeves for the next game in the series and this is where the next game can really go anywhere at this point. Resident Evil 5 is and always will be a B-movie action game from start to finish, there’s no denying that. If you’re looking for a co-op adventure with a friend, don’t be afraid to give Resident Evil 5 a try, even if you don’t know the overall plot, the one on the surface is just enough to satisfy anyone.
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PlayStation 3PlayFrance
Resident Evil 5 ne fera pas l'unanimité compte tenu de certains partis pris mais si vous arrivez à fermer les yeux sur quelques errances du gameplay vous passerez un excellent moment de jeu vidéo à deux. L'aventure est longue, passionnante, riche de bonnes idées et des scènes cultes à partager devant une réalisation magistrale. Intense à deux, le jeu perd un point de sa note finale si vous y jouez en solitaire. Néanmoins l'évolution de la série peut déplaire aux fans de la première heure, le jeu ayant perdu une grande partie de son intérêt de l'époque : la peur.
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PlayStation 3Good Game
Even though most standard enemy tactics revolve around shoot weak spot, move back, reload, repeat, some of the bosses have some fun moments, and it’s when you get truly over whelmed in numbers it can be quiet exciting, trying finding new ground.
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Windows2404.org PC Gaming
There are a lot of things about Resident Evil 5 that just makes me ask “Why?”. Why are quick-time events still not implemented well? Why is there a cover system? A lot of questionable decisions weigh down the game, but it still manages to pull through as a great game with a lot of replay value. The well-done online component is a major plus, and when Resident Evil 5 gets it just right – when gameplay hits those highs that Resident Evil 4 hit on a constant basis almost effortlessly – it’s enough to give this game a recommendation.
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WindowsGameSpot
Resident Evil 5 successfully builds on the foundation of its predecessor while taking a drastically different direction. Having a partner introduces new degrees of gameplay depth and dramatic tension that make the game much more exciting to play. Though the slower, more deliberate movement and shooting may not appeal to everyone, this sequel's frequent large-scale battles and co-op play still offer a fun and exciting adventure.
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PlayStation 3PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
The biggest fault with RE5 is that it doesn't do a whole lot different from its successful predecessor. It was a winning formula with RE4 a couple of years ago, and in some ways it was likely a safe bet to stick to the same core gameplay system, simply tweaking it slightly with melee attacks and a real-time inventory system. But the bottom line is that Resident Evil 4 was released a few years ago, and simply using the method of 'lather, rinse and repeat' creates a title that looks fantastic, but doesn't deliver an evolution in gameplay that was really necessary to make it the outstanding title it could have been. That's not to say you shouldn't go out and buy Resident Evil 5. It's one of the most intense action experiences available and should be played by anybody who has a soft-spot for shooting zombies and their parasitical zombie-like brethren in the head with a high-powered rifle. You'll have a lot of fun with this game, there is no question; just don't expect a revolution.
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PlayStation 3Gameplanet
But in the end, even with its flaws, Resident Evil 5 is a great game for the series. It manages to stay feeling fresh and thrilling all the way through to the final battle, and it looks absolutely incredible. The story is mostly well paced and told with cinematics of extremely high production value. While the co-op is not exactly game changing, it is a very welcome addition to the series and the game is definitely a lot more fun when played this way. After all, if there are three certainties in life; it is death, taxes and the fact that killing zombies is always more fun with a partner.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
Resident Evil 5 successfully builds on the foundation of its predecessor while taking it in a drastically different direction. Having a partner introduces new degrees of gameplay depth and dramatic tension that make the game that much more exciting to play. Though the slow, deliberate movement and shooting may not appeal to everyone, this new sequel’s frequent large-scale battles and co-op play still offer a fun and exciting adventure.
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PlayStation 3Gamernode
Resident Evil 5's biggest flaw is that it immediately succeeds the most historic entry in the series, and although it does a lot to innovate and deliver a great gameplay experience, it doesn't do enough to match the ground-breaking performance of its predecessor. To make an analogy of it, RE5 is to RE4 what Majora's Mask is to Ocarina of Time. Resident Evil 5 does have other flaws, namely some questionable partner and enemy AI, lack of a diverse stable of bosses, and further abandonment of the tempered survival horror gameplay that the franchise was founded upon, but it still remains a shotgun-blasting good time. Despite shortcomings and trying to fit into impossibly large shoes, RE5 is an undeniably enjoyable game, especially with a friend. RE's age of survival horror is sadly laid to rest, but the 3rd-person action taking its place is still worth playing.
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PlayStation 3Playstation Universe
So, does Resident Evil 5 revolutionize the Resident Evil franchise? No, but was it ever meant to? It is meant to be a compelling, unrelenting action shooter, and that's precisely what it is. It has its oddities, but Capcom's latest Resident Evil is a great game and an essential purchase for fans and newcomers alike.
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PlayStation 3Fragland.net
Again Capcom manages to reach the high level of quality of its predecessors with a new Resident Evil game. Polished graphics, a large diversity and intense gameplay as well as a fun co-op make a beautiful game. The horror is a bit missing though, something that will sadden a lot of people. Wussies like me, however, can now say with a tough look in their eyes that they've dared to play a game like Resident Evil in the dark!
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Xbox 360Gameplanet
But in the end, even with its flaws, Resident Evil 5 is a great game for the series. It manages to stay feeling fresh and thrilling all the way through to the final battle, and it looks absolutely incredible. The story is mostly well paced and told with cinematics of extremely high production value. While the co-op is not exactly game changing, it is a very welcome addition to the series and the game is definitely a lot more fun when played this way. After all, if there are three certainties in life; it is death, taxes and the fact that killing zombies is always more fun with a partner.
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Xbox 360TeamXbox
If you can’t deal with the combat gameplay in the RE series (there’s a demo to save you potential naysayers a few bucks), then there’s a good chance that you won’t be buying what the boxed copy of Resident Evil 5 is selling. But if there’s even the slightest amount of indifference in your brain about the aiming and gunplay of RE, then RE5 is worth your time. On the other side, those who have followed the series for years and can’t get past the whole co-op thing, it’s same result: You’re going to have a problem with RE5. Embrace the conceptual change—just like you had to do when RE4 went over-the-shoulder—and you’ll quickly realize that Resident Evil 5 is worthy company for the rest of your survival/horror game collection.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
Resident Evil 5 successfully builds on the foundation of its predecessor while taking it in a drastically different direction. Having a partner introduces new degrees of gameplay depth and dramatic tension that make the game that much more exciting to play. Though the slow, deliberate movement and shooting may not appeal to everyone, this new sequel’s frequent large-scale battles and co-op play still offer a fun and exciting adventure.
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Xbox 360Play.tm
Somewhat ironically, the plentiful processing muscle provided by the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 isn't enough to catapult Resident Evil 5 beyond its predecessor, which is a failing Capcom could have perhaps avoided had it simply made Sheva's inclusion optional. The bottom line here is that Nintendo's supposedly underpowered home console remains the single best option for a pure survival horror experience thanks to the vastly superior controls, taut gameplay and fright value of Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition.
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Xbox 360Gamernode
Despite shortcomings and trying to fit into impossibly large shoes, RE5 is an undeniably enjoyable game, especially with a friend. RE's age of survival horror is sadly laid to rest, but the 3rd-person action taking its place is still worth playing.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Als Serienveteran störte es mich anfangs schon, dass Capcom den subtilen, unheimlichen Horror der Vorgänger durch brachiale Action ersetzt hat. Als ich mich jedoch daran gewöhnt hatte, war es um mich geschehen. Resident Evil 5 packt durch sein atemloses Tempo, die furiose Inszenierung und die krachenden Ballereien. Besonderes Lob gebührt den Entwicklern für den Koop-Modus. Der ist nicht nur komfortabel, sondern vor allem auch extrem spaßig. Ein Pflichtkauf für erwachsene Zombie-Fans!
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WindowsTotal PC Gaming
While the story is the usual cheesy, convoluted Resident Evil madness, it was good enough to sustain us through the game’s tense action set pieces and horrific boss battles. Unsurprisingly, Resident Evil 5 looks far better on PC than it does on console; though we had to fiddle with settings to get rid of the occasional hitch. It seems Capcom is making a habit of good (if very late) PC conversions, and Resident Evil 5 is well worth playing on PC if you haven’t already done so elsewhere. A great evolution of the Resident Evil series; tense, scary and fun.
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PlayStation 3UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Resident Evil 5's both pleasantly new school and frustratingly old school. Like Janus, it seems to be constantly looking both forward and backwards, reaching for what it wants to be, bound to what it once was. Yeah, dude, it's a head-trip.
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution
That one particularly touchy point aside, the gorgeous environs, character models and overall visuals, and the adrenaline-soaked cooperative gameplay (wonky, stodgy Capcom controls and all) cannot be denied. If Resident Evil 5 is a new flavor of game for the long-running franchise, it's also a strong, spicy one - with occasional chucks of co-op wasabi to goad your inner action hero into fits of running and gunning... albeit, not at the same time.
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PlayStation 3Playstation Illustrated
While the story is typical Resident Evil fare, this iteration just didn't drag me in like the games of the past. I had some fun playing, but I wasn't driven to solve the mysteries and get to the end of the story. Perhaps it all boils down to the fact that I am a lone wolf and like to keep it that way, but playing with a partner, either real or A.I., just took a lot away from the experience for me. Sheva wasn't completely useless, not by any means, but she was never the partner I really needed her to be. To sum it all up, Resident Evil 5 just wasn't my favorite Resident Evil title, not by far.
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Xbox 360UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Resident Evil 5's both pleasantly new school and frustratingly old school. Like Janus, it seems to be constantly looking both forward and backwards, reaching for what it wants to be, bound to what it once was. Yeah, dude, it's a head-trip.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution
That one particularly touchy point aside, the gorgeous environs, character models and overall visuals, and the adrenaline-soaked cooperative gameplay (wonky, stodgy Capcom controls and all) cannot be denied. If Resident Evil 5 is a new flavor of game for the long-running franchise, it's also a strong, spicy one—with occasional chucks of co-op wasabi to goad your inner action hero into fits of running and gunning... albeit, not at the same time.
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PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
It may seem like I was disappointed with Resident Evil 5. On the contrary, this is my favorite entry in the series to date; that being said, I'm more of an action-shooter fan than a survival horror purist. In that light, fans of the series may have a bone to pick with Capcom. However, I've got a feeling this title will have a much broader appeal to gamers at large. Resident Evil 5 is a very fun game that pays fan service to the faithful through its engaging, answer-filled story, and it modernizes the series through an amazing, cinematic presentation. Where the game seems to get bogged down is in its attempt to appeal to everyone. The hybridization of survival horror mechanics with action-shooter gameplay doesn't work out very well - making it suffer from the jack-of-all-trades syndrome.
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PlayStation 3GameFocus
Resident Evil 5 is a Resident Evil game which is trying to be an action game while keeping the old survival horror feeling which the franchise is known for. While it worked with Resident Evil 4 to a certain point, the next-generation evolution of gaming forces developers to retool their original visions in order to deliver something to remember. Resident Evil 5 tries constantly to remind us it’s still a Resident Evil game but all I saw was a very restrictive, slow and totally emotionally broken action game. If Capcom is sending us a message for change in the Resident Evil franchise, they need to come out clean and say it. Make it an action game, put some run and gun controls and embrace the evolution of gaming. The Resident Evil producer already said that the new next-gen Resident Evil game could be presented in eight years but hopefully four. That’s plenty of time to decide what they are going to do. Make this game a good lesson to learn from.
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Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
It may seem like I was disappointed with Resident Evil 5. On the contrary, this is my favorite entry in the series to date; that being said, I'm more of an action-shooter fan than a survival horror purist. In that light, fans of the series may have a bone to pick with Capcom. However, I've got a feeling this title will have a much broader appeal to gamers at large. Resident Evil 5 is a very fun game that pays fan service to the faithful through its engaging, answer-filled story, and it modernizes the series through an amazing, cinematic presentation. Where the game seems to get bogged down is in its attempt to appeal to everyone. The hybridization of survival horror mechanics with action-shooter gameplay doesn't work out very well - making it suffer from the jack-of-all-trades syndrome.
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Xbox 360GameFocus
Resident Evil 5 is a Resident Evil game which is trying to be an action game while keeping the old survival horror feeling which the franchise is known for. While it worked with Resident Evil 4 to a certain point, the next-generation evolution of gaming forces developers to retool their original visions in order to deliver something to remember. Resident Evil 5 tries constantly to remind us it’s still a Resident Evil game but all I saw was a very restrictive, slow and totally emotionally broken action game. If Capcom is sending us a message for change in the Resident Evil franchise, they need to come out clean and say it. Make it an action game, put some run and gun controls and embrace the evolution of gaming. The Resident Evil producer already said that the new next-gen Resident Evil game could be presented in eight years but hopefully four. That’s plenty of time to decide what they are going to do. Make this game a good lesson to learn from.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Resident Evil 5 had door de graphics en het verhaal een supertopper kunnen zijn, doch de besturing gooit zombies in het eten.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Si les bandes-annonces avaient donné le ton, Resident Evil 5 étonne malgré tout par son absence totale d'originalité. Nonobstant d'immenses qualités et un graphisme maîtrisé de bout en bout, on sera donc surpris du manque d'ambition de l'oeuvre aussi bien d'un point de vue scénaristique que structurel. Pourtant, difficile de cracher dans la soupe car si on excepte cette impression de déjà-vu, le titre de Capcom nous offre des combats mémorables, plusieurs passages extrêmement tripants ou tout simplement une aventure qu'on apprécie et parcourt sans regarder une seule fois sa montre. Un signe qui ne trompe pas.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Si les bandes-annonces avaient donné le ton, Resident Evil 5 étonne malgré tout par son absence totale d'originalité. Nonobstant d'immenses qualités et un graphisme maîtrisé de bout en bout, on sera donc surpris du manque d'ambition de l'oeuvre aussi bien d'un point de vue scénaristique que structurel. Pourtant, difficile de cracher dans la soupe car si on excepte cette impression de déjà-vu, le titre de Capcom nous offre des combats mémorables, plusieurs passages extrêmement tripants ou tout simplement une aventure qu'on apprécie et parcourt sans regarder une seule fois sa montre. Un signe qui ne trompe pas.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
L'adaptation PC de Resident Evil 5 tire plutôt vers le haut même si au final, elle ne masque en rien les carences de cet épisode. De fait, si on a droit à des ajouts anecdotiques, réclamant de toute façon du matos hors de prix, on sera tenté de ne pas faire le difficile d'autant que cet épisode reste tout de même un chouette jeu d'action et en ces temps qui courent ma bonne dame, c'est mieux que rien.
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Xbox 360Factornews
Il est indéniable que Resident Evil 5 ne marquera pas autant les esprits que son grand frère : un sentiment de déjà-vu, quelques stagnations un peu lourdes dans l'ergonomie, quand ce n'est pas carrément un retour en arrière inexplicable pour l'inventaire, l'empêchent de devenir la nouvelle référence du jeu d'action sur consoles. Mais malgré ces défauts, Resident Evil 5 reste un très bon cru et un jeu d'action de premier ordre, notamment grâce à une réalisation de très haute volée et surtout à son mode coop salutaire. Les fans de la série seront également ravis de découvrir que de nombreuses zones d'ombre de la mythologie de la série sont ici éclairées.
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WindowsAdventure Classic Gaming
Long ago, playing a Resident Evil game is about mood, scares, and exploration. Now, playing the new Resident Evil game is mostly about shooting whatever moves.
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PlayStation 3TotalVideoGames (TVG)
The sheer emphasis on action, coupled with the dated gameplay mechanics and inability to show any advance beyond the Resident Evil 4 blueprint is possible to overlook if you're happy with state-of-the-art visuals and zombie slaying. The addition of a fully realised co-op dynamic adds to the experience, however, making Resident Evil 5 worthwhile if you're a fan of the series, enjoy shooters or just like pretty graphics.
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PlayStation 3Video Games Daily
Had Resident Evil 5 been released a year or two ago, it might have met huge acclaim. Sadly, Capcom has been beaten to the punch on several fronts. In terms of paying homage to Resident Evil 4, Dead Space has whipped the carpet out from under the fifth iteration's feet; in terms of raw scares, Siren has it bang to rights; in terms of co-operative play, Left 4 Dead, Fable II and Gears of War 2 are comfortably ahead. As it is, Chris Redfield's return to the stage should be on your shopping list, but make sure you've squeezed the juice out of those Christmas purchases first. With its fixed inventories, imposing but predictable level and boss design, and occasionally wooden controls, this tweaked, tropical, co-operative remix of Resident Evil 4 is a game you'll either love or hate. We choose the former.
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PlayStation 3GameDaily
Resident Evil 5 is both wonderful and disappointing. We applaud Capcom for creating such a magnificent looking video game and feeding us a gripping story. At the same time, we played it in total darkness without flinching and there's something wrong with that. Everyone should experience it, but after waiting four years, we expected better.
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PlayStation 3TotalPlayStation
The co-op modes that are in the game let you jump into someone else's game at any point you specify, it does change the series' play style and at least offers something different. The problem is, as good as Resident Evil 5 is, it's not what I was hoping for in a follow-up to Resident Evil 4. Maybe it's because the series is such a huge leap forward. Maybe it's because I just wanted what most people thought RE5 was going to be, which was just RE4 in Africa. Whatever the reason, this is the worst good action game I've played in a while, and though I still recommend it to anyone that played the last game, I do so with just a bit of trepidation and a healthy dose of caution that this is not the Resident Evil you knew. It's dumber, stripped down, and while there are new things to experience, the overall whole is nothing compared to what the last game delivered.
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PlayStation 3DarkZero
It is a great game and one that is a faithful update to a game that only four years ago attained universal acclaim. But in that time, things have changed and, for better and for worse, Resident Evil 5 has only made baby steps when compared to the giant leaps that its predecessor made, and because of this, won’t be getting near that perfect 10. The issues with A.I. and the controls will put off some of the more fickle gamers, but for those of you who part with their £40, like an A.I. controlled Sheva to a horde of zombies, you’ll find plenty here to get your teeth into - fans and newcomers alike. Maybe we asked for too much? Maybe the hype was insurmountable? Maybe the game we all wanted wasn’t even a Resident Evil game any more? Perhaps next time, Capcom will completely reinvent the wheel, but right now, the car is running fine on the ones it already has, looks absolutely stunning and is better when you’re with a friend. Just don’t let the A.I. drive, for God’s sake.
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PlayStation 3HonestGamers
My final verdict? Resident Evil 5 is more of the same wrapped up in a desire to cash in on the current market’s multi-player leanings. I’m not entirely surprised by this course of action, though the amount of un-originality showcased here is staggering at times. Still, I don’t begrudge it’s existence. It’s certainly not a bad game. Why would it be? It’s essentially Resident Evil 4 with a second controller. No, it’s not bad. But it’s hard for me to get excited about it. P.S. It’s not racist. No one thought this game would be bad, and it's not. But I'm not buying all the hype.
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PlayStation 3ComputerGames.ro
Fans are probably loving it, and also completed it several times on all difficulty levels in order to find all its, but for me, Resident Evil 5 is just a 3rd person action game that could have done more.
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PlayStation 3Game Positive
From start to finish, RE5 is a shorter, sloppier take on RE4, but winds up being a lot of fun regardless. While the gameplay might be familiar, the addition of co-op, mercenaries, and more weapon unlocks provide reasons to keep coming back for more. That said, it may be difficult for those who never liked the series to jump aboard now, as not much has changed. If you can look past the innovations made in the genre these past few years, you'll find Resident Evil 5 to be an enjoyable action-packed experience.
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Xbox 360TotalVideoGames (TVG)
The sheer emphasis on action, coupled with the dated gameplay mechanics and inability to show any advance beyond the Resident Evil 4 blueprint is possible to overlook if you're happy with state-of-the-art visuals and zombie slaying. The addition of a fully realised co-op dynamic adds to the experience, however, making Resident Evil 5 worthwhile if you're a fan of the series, enjoy shooters or just like pretty graphics.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing
If you never played RE4, Resident Evil 5 is a good game, and you should follow it up with RE4 just to see what all the fuss is about. If you played RE4 to death like I did, play RE5 on Veteran with a like-minded friend and you'll probably have a blast, but keep in mind it's not as good as its predecessor. The real question about Resident Evil 5, though, is whether or not you'll reach a point with what's happening where you just have to walk away.
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Xbox 360GameDaily
Resident Evil 5 is both wonderful and disappointing. We applaud Capcom for creating such a magnificent looking video game and feeding us a gripping story. At the same time, we played it in total darkness without flinching and there's something wrong with that. Everyone should experience it, but after waiting four years, we expected better.
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Xbox 360DarkZero
t is a great game and one that is a faithful update to a game that only four years ago attained universal acclaim. But in that time, things have changed and, for better and for worse, Resident Evil 5 has only made baby steps when compared to the giant leaps that its predecessor made, and because of this, won’t be getting near that perfect 10. The issues with A.I. and the controls will put off some of the more fickle gamers, but for those of you who part with their £40, like an A.I. controlled Sheva to a horde of zombies, you’ll find plenty here to get your teeth into – fans and newcomers alike. Maybe we asked for too much? Maybe the hype was insurmountable? Maybe the game we all wanted wasn’t even a Resident Evil game any more? Perhaps next time, Capcom will completely reinvent the wheel, but right now, the car is running fine on the ones it already has, looks absolutely stunning and is better when you’re with a friend. Just don’t let the A.I. drive, for God’s sake.
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Xbox 360Console Obsession
I don’t necessarily agree wholly with the direction of the series, like Resident Evil 4, some aspects of Resident Evil 5 are better and some should have been left untouched, whilst the addition of co-op play is successful, it moves the series even further away from its roots. In spite of my slight grievances, Resident Evil 5 is still a well crafted action game, that in some regards feels dated, but thankfully never to the extent that it’s a true detriment to the overall experience.
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Xbox 360Game industry News (GiN)
Resident Evil 5 is not a terrible game. In fact it is quite good, when you play with a live partner. If only the brain-dead AI was removed, allowing an option to play solo, as well as implementing a better inventory system, then the game might be worthy of at least 4 1/2 Gems. As it stands, playing with an AI only awards it 3 1/2. However the final score above takes into consideration the use of a partner over Live or PSN, or even in split screen.
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Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The
Resident Evil 5 will obviously appeal to long time Resident Evil fans, particularly those that enjoyed Resident Evil 4 because a lot of what the previous game developed for the series has been honed by Resident Evil 5, giant cockroaches, mutant dogs, Las Plagas victims, inventory management, unexpected quicktime events, and bizarre story points included.
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Xbox 360Game Positive
From start to finish, RE5 is a shorter, sloppier take on RE4, but winds up being a lot of fun regardless. While the gameplay might be familiar, the addition of co-op, mercenaries, and more weapon unlocks provide reasons to keep coming back for more. That said, it may be difficult for those who never liked the series to jump aboard now, as not much has changed. If you can look past the innovations made in the genre these past few years, you'll find Resident Evil 5 to be an enjoyable action-packed experience.
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Xbox 360XBox Evolved
RE6 is inevitable, no doubt about it. Even a disappointing Resident Evil is gonna sell and there will be some clamor for the developers to take a new direction for the eventual sequel. For Capcom’s sake, they need to go back to the basics. Make the sequel about survival horror and turn the tables on the gamer. Force them to use their wits rather than blasting everything in sight. Somewhere along the way, they forgot how to do that and games like Dead Space are picking up where they left off. Time to answer the call.
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PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
Resident Evil 5 is not a bad game. And despite the score, which I usually equate to a rental, I'd still recommend a purchase for those who loved Resident Evil 4. Ultimately, if you're looking for a shooter similar to Gears of War, you'll find yourself sorely disappointed with Resident Evil 5. Despite people claiming that the control scheme makes for a more tense and frightening experience, I find that it only made for a more frustrating, limited, and redundant experience. I dislike gameplay mechanics being forced onto the gamer, and so I found myself disagreeing with Resident Evil 5's gameplay. Capcom would've been better off giving us the option of classic or new controls. If Capcom issues a patch for the game with new controls, we will gladly retract and revise this review to reflect that.
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Xbox 360Mania
Essentially, Resident Evil 5 is the exact opposite of the Valve’s recent high flying zombie co-op shooter Left 4 Dead. While L4D boasted old school graphics, sublimely simple control, typically mindless zombies and no story whatsoever (all of the aforementioned are pluses; L4D is perhaps the greatest zombie game ever made) RE5 rolls out a complex history, superior state of the art graphics, eerily intelligent, weapon wielding zombies and a control system that makes Street Fighter: IV seem like Duck Hunt.
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PlayStation 31UP
Ultimately, Resident Evil 5 shouldn't be looked at as a failure in the series, merely too ambitious, inconsistent and uneven. Earlier entries in the series benefited from their simplicity and focus, and while it's laudable for RE5 to try and include so much variety, perhaps a little more of the same ol' same ol' would have resulted in a slightly better game. It's on par with other, bold experimental installments in the series, like Resident Evil Zero, which tried to do a lot, but was only partially successful, and it's better that Capcom tried to do a lot of new things here, as opposed to not. But the bottom line is that RE5 is a very beautiful, occasionally exciting game with a lot of built-in value to recommend it, but it's far too disjointed to qualify as a top-tier addition to the canon.
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Xbox 3601UP
Ultimately, Resident Evil 5 shouldn't be looked at as a failure in the series, merely too ambitious, inconsistent and uneven. Earlier entries in the series benefited from their simplicity and focus, and while it's laudable for RE5 to try and include so much variety, perhaps a little more of the same ol' same ol' would have resulted in a slightly better game. It's on par with other, bold experimental installments in the series, like Resident Evil Zero, which tried to do a lot, but was only partially successful, and it's better that Capcom tried to do a lot of new things here, as opposed to not. But the bottom line is that RE5 is a very beautiful, occasionally exciting game with a lot of built-in value to recommend it, but it's far too disjointed to qualify as a top-tier addition to the canon.
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Xbox 360Game Shark
Even with a plethora of extras to unlock, such as costumes and back stories, single-player nearly shoots itself in the foot, while standing still of course, by trying to mash up heightened levels of action with outdated mechanics and a partner of questionable credentials. It’s still an enjoyable experience, but multiplayer is the absolute reason to pick up RE5. It’s the feature that we’ve been wishing for since day one (Outbreak didn’t count), and Capcom delivers a fine show.
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Xbox 360Gaming Nexus
Resident Evil 5 is a lot of things - it's a great action game, the multiplayer is a lot of fun, the graphics are unequaled and the story is a lot of fun. There's just one thing Capcom's newest survival horror game isn't: Scary! Thankfully the pros out way the cons, but it sure would have been nice to have a fright-filled Resident Evil this time around!
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PlayStation 3Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Yes, we've bitched plenty, but don't get the wrong idea. RE5 is a good game. But when the sequel to one of the best games of the last generation fails to live up to its predecessor, it's hard to hide the disappointment. It's like Capcom was undecided in what it wanted RE5 to be. It breaks many of the series' traditions, yet tries to hold onto elements of its heritage that are either dated or don't fit with the style. Resi 5 is an action game that you'll enjoy. But Resident Evil 6 will have to do something very different to shake up the franchise, again. Luckily, Capcom seems to know this already.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Получив уйму затрещин за РС-версию Resident Evil 4, Capcom подошла к пятой части серии с должным пиететом, благо, ее движок MT Framework от рождения дружит с «персоналками». Управление — привычное W/A/S/D с возможностью изменения по вкусу, мышь работает безо всяких проблем, настройка графических параметров доступна из меню, а не через отдельную утилиту. В общем, все как в лучших домах.
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Xbox 360Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Разрабатывая сиквел под дорогоcтоящий «некст-ген», осторожная Capcom вновь использовала формулу предыдущей Resident Evil, рожденную в многолетних творческих муках. Она перенесла события на Черный континент, сменила Леона Кеннеди на Криса Редфилда, вернула на роль главного негодяя Альберта «Дюк Нюкем» Вескера, добавила совместное прохождение и успокоилась. Если на секунду забыть о приятной графике, станет ясно, что перед нами — бесстыжий клон.
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PlayStation 3Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Разрабатывая сиквел под дорогоcтоящий «некст-ген», осторожная Capcom вновь использовала формулу предыдущей Resident Evil, рожденную в многолетних творческих муках. Она перенесла события на Черный континент, сменила Леона Кеннеди на Криса Редфилда, вернула на роль главного негодяя Альберта «Дюк Нюкем» Вескера, добавила совместное прохождение и успокоилась. Если на секунду забыть о приятной графике, станет ясно, что перед нами — бесстыжий клон.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
So while Resident Evil 5 might not be the game that the traditionalist might have hoped for, it still stands out as hugely enjoyable in its own right. Bereft of puzzle and exploration, Capcom has instead pointed both barrels at the action element in the hope that the masses will warm to it. Thanks to the game's stubborn loyalty to stop-and-shoot, the result is distinctive, but with suspect partner AI to contend with, this is a game that only truly comes into its own with a friend who's up for a challenge.
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Xbox 360Game Critics
Players curious about the recent activities of Albert Wesker and the legacy of the Umbrella Corporation can dive right in and enjoy without fear; those new to the series might be surprised at how dated it feels once the high-polygon glamour wears off. Still, it's hard to deny that even an antique roller coaster can be good for a thrill when the mood strikes.
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Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
Resident Evil 5 is a game that doesn’t know if it wants to shoot tension square between the eyes or build it up methodically through the player’s imagination or fear of the unexpected, and ends up almost completely neglecting the latter whilst occasionally messing up the former. It’s made the jump over to a new generation resting on its laurels but without the impact that comes with a complete (and successful) reinvention of a classic series. But if you can treat and accept it as a balls-to-the-wall action blockbuster, Resident Evil 5 is, if nothing else, a great looking and decent entry into the third person shooter genre with a great co-op mode that’s worth at least one play through. It’s just a shame Capcom has forgotten what it is to make me scared of the dark.
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Xbox 360Gamestyle
Underneath the layers, there is some semblance of a good game here. It's very ambitious and we applaud that. But ambition doesn't always equal a good game, and while RE5 is nowhere near a disaster, the disappointment we felt is made worse due to our lofty expectations.