Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360)

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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.


There are no Xbox 360 screenshots for this game.

There are 52 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

The Worst Monster in This Game... Is Your CPU Buddy... ResidentHazard (3251) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars
Totally overrated crap. This is NOT a Resident Evil game. Melvin Raeynes (26) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars

Critic Reviews

ZTGameDomain Mar, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Planet Xbox 360 Mar 15, 2009 9.6 out of 10 96
The Video Game Critic Apr 26, 2009 A- 91
That Gaming Site Mar 16, 2009 9 out of 10 90
HonestGamers Mar 15, 2009 9 out of 10 90
TeamXbox Mar 12, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85 Mar 09, 2009 16 out of 20 80
Worth Playing Mar 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Positive Apr 12, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) Mar 09, 2009 7 out of 10 70


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Painful 9 MichaelPalin (1188)
Apr 13, 2010


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.


  • 4Players
    • 2009 – #4 Best Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2009 – Best Action Game of the Year
    • 2009 – #3 Best Graphics of the Year
    • 2009 – #3 Best Viral Trailer of the Year
  • 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)
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