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Alternative Edition (aka Gold Edition) of Resident Evil 5 released exactly one year after the original version comes with the full game and a plethora of extras included.

Save game data from the original is compatible so player can use that to unlock new costumes and such.

Two new chapters are added; "Lost in Nightmares" which follows Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine as they enter the infamous mansion once again, adding the mood from the original Resident Evil to a gameplay of Resident Evil 5. "Desperate Escape" focuses on what happened to Jill after the fight with Chris and Sheba in the original Resident Evil 5.

Four new costumes are added, exoskeleton and warrior costume for Chris, and office lady and folklore costume for Sheba. Other additional content includes "The Mercenaries Reunion" mode where you try to defeat as many enemy within a time limit, "Versus" online mode, and ten new unlockable figures for a collection.


Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition PlayStation 3 New fairytale outfit for Sheva in RE5 gameplay.
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition PlayStation 3 Bonus contents that didn't come with original RE5.
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition PlayStation 3 Main title.
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition PlayStation 3 New business outfit for Sheva in RE5 gameplay.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Resident Evil 5" -- PlayStation 4/Xbox One title
  • "Biohazard 5: Alternative Edition" -- Japanese title
  • "バイオハザード5 オルタナティブエディション" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

JeuxActu Mar 17, 2010 18 out of 20 90
PlayStation Official Magazine - UK Dec, 2010 7 out of 10 70


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According to publisher Capcom, Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition has sold 2.3 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of September 30, 2018).
erbaltan (7174) added Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (PlayStation 3) on Mar 21, 2010
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