Reviews for Resident Evil 5
A classic action experienceacloggedtoaster | May 10, 2013 | See all acloggedtoaster's reviews »
Resident evil 5 stays true to classic resident evil games, forcing players to move or shoot, but not both at the same time. The difficulty has been toned down in comparison to RE4 and the horror aspect is lighter. The game features various enemies, great graphics, and great coop. The game feels like it drags on a bit and gets tedious towards the end. Running this game on any mid range pc should bring high-max settings with a good frame rate. You probably wont feel like replaying it when you finish it.
Fun game, but not scaryOoboo215 | May 7, 2013 | See all Ooboo215's reviews »
this game is good, same gameplay as resident evil 4 but feels more action than anything else, the addition of co-op makes this game fun with a friend but throws every horror aspect that old resident evils had, the pc port is not the best, the graphics are great but if played with mouse and keyboard be prepared for mouse acceleration on everything, fast camera but while aiming it slows down way too much, lots of content main campaing plus the mercenaries mode but no DLC that the consoles received.
Really fun game but play it with a friendProfoundly_Mad | May 2, 2013 | See all Profoundly_Mad's reviews »
Resident Evil 5 continues the gameplay style of Resident Evil 4's more actionized setpiece driven narrative. While old school fans may not be happy about that, everything else is done very well and the story is as nonsensical and silly as Resident Evil has ever been (in a good way).
But play with a friend. The partner AI is about as dumb as a sack of bricks and can be frustrating to manage in single player.
Resident Evil Returnsmagicrat80 | April 30, 2013 | See all magicrat80's reviews »
With Resident Evil 6 just released, I thought it was time to give number five a go. Compared to Resident Evil 4, the graphics look fantastic. Definitely not as long as the fourth game but still extremely enjoyable. The series has really moved forward to an action game rather than a survival horror game, so those looking for that horror fix will need to look elsewhere.
Great Fun Even with FlawsBrumbek | April 16, 2013 | See all Brumbek's reviews »
RE5 is presented tremendously well. It features expert art design, well-built locations, fluid animations, detailed characters, precise motion capture, superb facial animations, good voice acting, and strong sound effects. On the PC it runs, looks, and sounds great. It also is very much a RE game in setting and lore.
However, RE5 is obviously a big shift away from survival-horror toward run-n-gun, but in its defense it does manage to retain most of its dignity while trying to appeal to the action crowd.
There’s the inevitable comparison of RE5 to RE4. RE4 was twice as long, and most agree Leon is a more interesting character than Chris. The moody eastern European cult setting was also more interesting than a fairly stereotypical African tribal setting. RE4 is less linear, allowing for more exploration and sense of place. RE5 also borrows quite heavily from RE4’s enemy roster and scenarios, which feels a bit like the easy way out. RE5 is much more like an arcade game, which makes it easy to play but hard to remember.
Then there’s your AI partner, Shiva. She’s quite bright in general, but there’s no doubt she’ll use items stupidly at times and sometimes get killed over and over. Still, she’s about as good as a semi-aware human once you learn to manage her quirks. Still, you will lose many times because your AI partner makes a bad move.
All in all, RE5 has only three major faults. First, pervasive quick-time events are just downright obnoxious, resulting in many cheap deaths. Second, several boss fights are nearly impossible until you learn the gimmick, also resulting in many cheap deaths. Third, residual clunky controls such as being locked in place while reloading and the lack or a proper quick dodge or jump ability also result in many cheap deaths.
Overall, RE5 is a guilty pleasure. I enjoyed it enough to complete it three times and unlock all the fun extra stuff. RE5 isn’t perfect, but it is worthy.
Different, but in a good way.kaj100 | April 5, 2013 | See all kaj100's reviews »
Remember the first few scenes from Resident Evil? You enter the mansion? You go to the room on the left and see Barry checking out the blood? The room to the North where you turn left and BOOM. CGI of zombie?
It's not here. It does try to instill fear in you early on, but as you gain more weapons and become accustomed to the controls, you'll just blast through it. Even the developers feel this, it becomes more and more action orientated.
Graphics? This is a pretty game. Seriously, past the zomb- excuse me, majini faces and tentacle monsters, the actual graphics looks very polished and detailed.
The audio? It's okay, not something you're drawn too. Fits the theme/tone though.
Gameplay. People are divided on this. I personally like it. Yes, not moving while shooting feels so archaic but it works. The controls apart from that, feel smooth and responsive. Guns do feel like guns in most cases and the mowing down of zombi- majini is quite fun. Friendly AI is very average. Dumb but won't be killing you. Enemy AI? Again, dumb but can be a challenge at times.
Story. It's back to Chris and Wesker. It's not really interesting, mostly bland and filler till you get to the confrontations with Wesker. Then it's interesting and the fanboy in me just squeals.
Get a friend. Play this game. Enjoy this unique shooter (not horror), and I assure you, when you get to unlock Mercenaries, you'll play it again and again. Mercenaries that is. Not the campaign.
It's got action and a fear aspect down, nothing else.blackrose | March 28, 2013 | See all blackrose's reviews »
Resident Evil has always been among my favorite franchises. Survival and horror go hand in hand in the series. Resident Evil 5 follows the events of Resident Evil 4, and the Las Plagas parasite has entered the bio-weapons black market. Resident Evil 4 was a good game with a good way to handle your inventory. Resident Evil 5 is a step backwards. You can't do that anymore. Now instead of being able to re-arrange your inventory, you're restricted to 9 inventory slots per character. It also doesn't have the same feel of urgency as its predecessors. None-the-less, withstanding its flaws (and yes, there are many), I played through it. It's still crafted well. There are still moments where you are surprised, but others that seem like a cop-out. Even still, I enjoyed this game. Best played in multi-player, by far.
Fun if you have a friend.bradleeh | March 25, 2013 | See all bradleeh's reviews »
This is the first Resident Evil I have really played. I have to say it is very fun. Especially if you have a friend with you. I will admit though, playing alone can get boring really fast. Me and my friend had some really good laughs playing this game. The gameplay is really fun. You can formulate a strategy if you have a friend with you. One have long range weapons while the other gets up close and personal. There are also puzzles in the game that require you to really use your brain. We were stuck for a couple of hours on one puzzle. The graphics are really good. The game pays good attention to detail. It is also pretty gory. Blood will be everywhere when you get a headshot. The game will take alot of time to complete. It won't be a short campaign like Call of Duty or games like that. All in all it is a good game and even better if you have a friend playing with you.
It's no RE4Jray264 | Jan. 23, 2013 | See all Jray264's reviews »
If you've played Resident Evil 4, then you are going to be disappointed with the latest game in the series. RE5 doesn't want to be a survival horror game. Instead, it wants to be an action game. Problem is that RE5 still has the clunky controls from RE4 and a terrible new inventory system. Gunplay is still fun but the puzzles are easy and boring. The game does well in the graphics and sound department but the story and dialogue in this are laughably bad. If you have someone to play with then by all means try it.
Great but not the RE you once knewbackslashio | Jan. 21, 2013 | See all backslashio's reviews »
Firstly, this is a much more action orientated game than the previous entries which had far more scare factor. The game will make you jump or frighten you but purely in tension only. Its a shame that because of one friendly NPC's AI it almost wrecks the whole game! Sheva, your partner (which you can't get rid of!) will do stupid things and get herself into trouble at nearly every turn, forcing you to babysit her for the entire game unless you get a friend to jump in and take control. With a friend, the game is much more enjoyable, without a friend you can still have fun but you'll be playing the game for longer for the wrong reasons
The storyline is pretty enjoyable for RE and there's an awesome showdown at the end with a few compelling characters. If you get the GOTY edition there's plenty of additional content that's definitely worth playing! Recommended
Good, Not as good as 4 thoughowned2260 | Jan. 18, 2013 | See all owned2260's reviews »
It's a decent enough game, they improved the shooting, but the inventory ui is too clunky, and you're still not able to move, this came out after games like Dead Space so there was no excuse not to be able to move.
The coop partner is dumb and will only follow basic commands, and the only use she has is carrying all your stuff. Would recommend playing with an actual human being.
If you want a good third person horror shooter, play Dead Space or RE4, if you want a good third person shooter with coop, you won't do much by playing this.
Very nice game...but it is not Resident Evilabelfs | Jan. 14, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »
When Capcom released Resident Evil 4, the public was splitted in two: The ones who crucified the saga and the ones that gave it a chance. I am from the second group. This fifth part continues the tradition initiated by RE4, improving many of its elements, but sacrificing even more the horror component, which was the main essence of the saga. However, the game that we have here is pretty amazing. Many people complained about the PC port of this game. I just ended it on my computer, and I'll tell you: after 1-2 hours you get used to movements and shooting. If you're discouraged at first, you'll soon manage to enjoy this beautiful gaming experience. Great story, great graphics, good game mechanics. The only negative thing I have to complan about is Sheva. God. She wastes tons of ammo, walks around like an idiot (during one of the final fights this becomes VERY annoying) and, appearently, can't shoot at alligators. Play this game with a friend of yours, and it'll be even better.
Very good co-op gameLippe1989 | Dec. 30, 2012 | See all Lippe1989's reviews »
This game is a little bit different from some of the previous Resident Evil. It seems to be like Resident Evil 4, with more action and the kind of camera and movements that it uses. But as a lot of fans of the franchise complain, it is different from the other games that has another proposal. Well, but it still Resident Evil. It also has something interesting with we compare to Resident Evil 4. Resident Evil 5 gives the opportunity to play with a partner, in cooperation mode. It is very nice, really nice. It is not a easy game and sometimes you will need to be sincronized with your partner. And it is different from Operation Racoon City that is focused on squad. In Resident Evil 5 you will have the atmosphere from Resident Evil and it is very good to people who like the franchise. I recommend the game for Resident Evil franchise fans and for people who like action game with a good story and also who like to play with a partner.
It changed but continues to be goodantonioli84 | Dec. 23, 2012 | See all antonioli84's reviews »
All of we that played the oldschool Resident Evil know the difference between all of these and Resident Evil 4. Now we have more space to action following the tendency of the current games. So, as we expect, Resident Evil 4 follows this line. It's a very good action game with the horror signature from the series. People who liked the previous one will like this for sure. But know we have one additional thing: the possibility of co-op game. For me it became amazing. It has a lot of tense moments and we have to communicate and make a quick decision with our partner. It's a good atmosphere that match with the game. I recommend a lot the game. Buy and play!
Resident Evil 5 is niceAngeluzian | Dec. 22, 2012 | See all Angeluzian's reviews »
Resident evil 5.. A good game, but I wouldn't call it a horror game. It's more of an action game. I wish the resident evil games where more like the old resident evil, those are the good ones. But this isn't a bad action game, it's good. But it's not a horror. I like it, and if you like action games, try it out. but if your after horror, try the first resident evil or something like early silent hill.
Resident Evil 5 is very enjoyable.fable2 | Dec. 22, 2012 | See all fable2's reviews »
Capcom is famous for its Resident Evil series. Resident Evil has been known for its tense atmosphere. Capcom's latest iteration, Resident Evil 5, continues its survival horror tradition with some new features. The game is more action oriented than its predecessors. The graphics are very sharp as they show character animations very effectively. The lip synching is excellently rendered and the two characters move better than ever, although some may not like the slow movement of Chris Redfield. Chris does have the advantage of moving from side to side which can be effective in combat. Thus, the main mechanics of combat have not changed much in Resident Evil 5 and the third person perspective remains the same. Sheva Alomar is very good in cooperating with you and can hold her own in any battle. There are times when you have to stop her from firing too much because she can burn through ammo quite easily. The game does emphasize teamwork because you will have to work with Sheva in order to survive the battles with numerous Majini, bosses, and sub bosses. You will always feel like ammo is not plentiful so you will have to conserve it. The feeling of not having so much ammo adds to the tense atmosphere. There are many interactive cutscenes that require pressing a key to perform certain actions. They can be tricky and fun at the same time but all it takes is for you to be ready for the required actions. There are also contextual commands that pop up when you are near an enemy such as avoiding an attack or performing a melee attack. The keyboards work perfectly for contextual commands for the purpose of melee attacks but can be awkward when it comes to avoiding certain death attacks. The F+V keyboard combination is probably the worst for avoiding attacks. The mouse /keyboard combinations work very well throughout the game. The inventory management system is better than ever for Resident Evil 5. You can now use the mouse to exchange inventory items with Sheva. Sheva can also act as your mule so that your inventory is not overloaded with items. The use of the inventory presents a greater challenge in that the gameplay does not pause but I guess that's being realistic. There are nine slots available for each protagonist. In essence the inventory management is very flexible and there is nothing bad to say about it. The boss battles are quite challenging and require you to devise a strategy with your partner. One of the boss battles requires you to use two turrets on a ship and you will have to command Sheva to use one of them. She is quite good listening to commands in the heat of battle. The movements that Chris uses may be awkward for some players but it should be discourage anyone from playing this game. The game has enough tension, great gameplay, and a flexible inventory management system that will appeal to any gamer. It is probably the most action oriented game in the Resident Evil franchise. There is also a PC-exclusive mode called No-Limit. The No-Limit mode puts you against an enormous number of enemies and is similar to the Mercenaries mode.
Pure action, little fearkalil | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all kalil's reviews »
I find it difficult to decide where to focus on my analysis of Resident Evil 5, could analyze it as a game of action, but also as a game in the series, so I will talk about the two sides in trying to compare and balance the scales. I want to be clear from the outset, Resident Evil 5 is not scary at any time what does he do?, Just simply give us a scare from time to time, enemies that appear suddenly screaming and stuff, which come to be smoothly But horror anything, that is totally lost. Resident Evil 5 Is true to its name at some point? If, in some respects, is very unfair to say that no, we still have a brief inventory for weapons, ammunition and medicinal herbs, which forces us to leave things behind and make room as best we can to have our partner beside the holes for storing objects increases much more than in old Resident Evil, but you can forgive, we fucked like space, that's what matters. The story is coherent and accurate description because there are zombies, the virus is more complex, more developed, even so it does not seem reason enough to make a game like Resident Evil in a pure action game, those infected with "The Plague" also could be scary if you propose, are more concerned unfortunately run screaming into the spotlight, to say nothing of the last chapters, and at that point is that neither they hide. The duration has seemed more than acceptable, and their problems, every time I found a good balance, it is ridiculously easy, either absurdly difficult, we will make them spend hard time occasionally, but nothing that can not be solved with a little effort, on its duration, playing properly, without running as a Rambo, lasting more than 10 hours perfectly. His great strength and where I see more shine is when replay, giving you just enough incentive to have fun again and again and again until you get tired, the extras are collectible figurines, costumes, filters, also can improve a large arsenal of weapons with the money we get, after toil away a good amount of money on improving the maximum one still have to keep playing to get the definite improvement, infinite ammo for that weapon. Ultimately, as shooter gives us everything we want and not disappoint, as Resident Evil is another thing altogether, which does not give the name of the series promises. Unfortunately may not Resident Evil never again be what it was, but at least it seems that we will have good shooters, that's something, is not as good as the old, useless, but fun as I'll put one 9, but if you would otherwise be called, but I lack the terror that characterized this saga.
Only repetitive co-op actionpanz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
Resident Evil 5 is probably one of the worst chapter of the Resident Evil main series because the horror component is practically absent. In Resident Evil 5 you can play the campaign alone or in co-op with a friend: this is the best option to have fun. There is also the classical Mercenary mode where you can choose a character and try to kill hordes of zombies trying to achieve a good score. Resident Evil 5 remains a good action game, but if you played for example Resident Evil 4 you will find this one really better: the story is not interesting and Chris is a boring character compared to Leon Kennedy, the main protagonist of RE4. An other bad thing of the game is that the zombies or other monsters that appear in the game are not scary like the one present in the previous Resident Evil. If you haven't played the previous Resident Evil you will find this game a good action, otherwise you will really be disappointed because you will compare it to the first Resident Evil and you will find it really inferior
Resident Evil 5 action!DukePaul | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all DukePaul's reviews »
Maybe this game isn't a proper survival horror but It gives enough action and tension to be one of the best games from Capcom.
The best thing about this game is the Cooperative mode, you can beat the campaign with a friend that controls another character that fits the story.
Even if the game is a bit old, the graphics are awesome, the cutscenes have a choreography and facial expressions that you will never see in other games, Resident Evil 5 is still one of the best looking game of the generation.
The PC port is the best version so far and even if you have the game in consoles I highly reccomend buy it again for a best experience.
A very good action gameCavalieroscuro | Dec. 21, 2012 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »
The only problem with Resident Evil 5 is....that isn't a survival horror, but an action game. On solo the game is nothing special, but play it with a friend is worth the price. The story, well, is nothing special, but on this chapter we finally see one storyline close itself. Graphic is really good and easy to run even on low spec computer, soundtrack is ok (the theme during the final escape is very good, for example), the game is about ten hours long and there is also a competitive mode.