Resident Evil 5

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"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." -

"Resident Evil 5 isn't exactly perfect, but it's so close, none of its flaws upset the experience as a whole. Buy it for yourself, but bring a friend for maximum enjoyment." -

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From the ashes of old conflicts, a new terror arises. The Umbrella Corporation and its crop of lethal viruses have been destroyed and contained. But a new, more dangerous threat has emerged. Years after surviving the events in Raccoon City, Chris Redfield has been fighting the scourge of bio-organic weapons all over the world. Now a member of the Bio-terrorism Security Assessment Alliance (B.S.A.A.), Chris is sent to Africa to investigate a biological agent that is transforming the populace into aggressive and disturbing creatures. Joined by another local BSSA agent, Sheva Alomar, the two must work together to solve the truth behind the disturbing turn of events. Featuring a revolutionary new co-op mode of gameplay, Resident Evil 5 will let players experience fear together as terror moves out of the shadows and into the light of day.

Key Features:

  • Two Playable Characters:

    Chris Redfield, protagonist of the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Code Veronica, returns and is joined by new playable character Sheva Alomar, an African BSAA agent tasked with investigating the epidemic.

  • Two Player Online Co-op:

    New cooperatively-focused gameplay revolutionizes the way that Resident Evil is played. Chris and Sheva must work together to survive new challenges and fight dangerous hordes of enemies.

  • Next Generation of Fear:

    Features groundbreaking graphics that utilize an advanced version of Capcom’s proprietary game engine, MT Framework, which powered the hit titles Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet and Dead Rising.

  • "Quick-Select" Inventory System:

    Improved inventory system allows items to be traded between characters. To add to the intensity, all inventory management is done in real time; items can even be assigned to the directional pad for instant access.

  • Dual Control Schemes:

    Experience the next generation of fear in a control scheme tuned specifically for your mouse and keyboard, or plug in a gamepad and tweak the controls console style.

  • New Enemies Bring New Challenges:

    Enemies boast increased speed and intelligence, making them as dangerous alone as they are in groups.

  • Powerful New Weapons:

    The number of weapon variations has been greatly increased providing new ways to keep enemies at bay.

  • Fear Light as much as Shadow:

    Lighting effects provide a new level of suspense as players attempt to survive in both harsh sunlight and extreme darkness.

Customer reviews


Not horrifying, but fun

Ryukrieger | Sept. 15, 2014 | See all Ryukrieger's reviews »

Let's get the first thing out of the way. Survival Horror? No Action "Horror"? Yes, very. On the horror aspect, RE5 has the least horror factor. But as a game overall. The game is fun The mechanics is absolutely unique to normal third person shooter. You can shoot, but melee is a very lovely aspect of the game, with precise shooting, you can knock the enemies out of balance then close in for a strong hard-hitting melee attack. It also has an RPG-like mechanics where you can upgrade your weapons, which has been around, and it still works marvellously. Compared to RE4, the buying-mechanics is much easier, no longer you'd need to find the Mysterious Merchant (I really miss the man), you buy/sell/upgrade stuffs after each mission. I think they should bring a merchant back, but I don't think it'd work with the episodic style of the game. Admittedly, the game is fairly linear, but fun it absolute is. You feel good and powerful if you play right, but if your reaction isn't good, you'll feel vulnerable. The worst part of the game is (for me) the quick-time events, some of them are too fast and too hard. But it doesn't impact the ability to enjoy the game. To enjoy this game to its fullest, bring a friend, since RE5, Resident Evil is one of those series that make co-op really enjoyable. This game gets 81 from me because no game is perfect and it's just a personal recommendation.


An excellent cooperative game

eduardXD | Aug. 27, 2014 | See all eduardXD's reviews »

Resident Evil 5 is a fun game to play together. It is true that the game lost direction since resident evil 4, but it still being a good game. First of all do not consider it an oldschool Resident Evil, because in that way you wont enjoy it. The game offers lots of stages and duration. will have many alternative modes that increase replayability and graphics are quite acceptable. It has a huge variety of weapons, the designs of the enemies are fairly original and there will be collectibles that will reward us if we find them. I recommend you buy it together with a friend, because co-op is the best part of the game.


The evil army is chasing you.

hateah | July 25, 2014 | See all hateah's reviews »

So, you are in a town where slowly by slowly all the people are getting infected by a virus and turning into a human - eating zombies. The movement system is very,very bad IMO only, but you might get used to it with teh time. The shooting system si very good, can't say anything bad about it. At the begining you are with a girl and runing from the zombies, they are catching you in some kind of a bunker where you have to find a exit and run away from them. This is not just an infection this is a pure evil which has been unleashed. In every corner there are zombies lerking to infect more people to join the army of the evilness. Your pulse will be raising as you run and shoot the zombies runing towards you, trying to eat your flesh and then bury you. It's most a horror than an action, so you might wanna play it at midnight if you are an horror fan, if not better don't do that. The graphics are very good, but as i said the movement is a no-no for me. That's why I didn't finished the game. Otherwise everything else is excelent.


Pretty fun, but terrible mechanics

kevin6040 | July 15, 2014 | See all kevin6040's reviews »

The game is actually quite fun when playing with a friend, because it not only offers a bit of horror but also an RPG element where you can lvl up your weapons. One of my main objections is to the forced camera view. The camera view looks terrible in my opinion, and makes me unable to attack monsters from point blank range on certain occasions. The quick-time events are fun, but also repetitive because if you fail to press one of the buttons in time, then you will be forced to redo the entire thing, cut scene and all.


Great co-op game.

Furrek | July 1, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »

So this is, if I'm not mistaken, first Resident Evil game that can be played with two players. I haven't played this alone, so I can say how this game is for lone players, but if you have a friend or family member to play with - DO IT. It's amazing - this is kind of games that I want to play with others. Much fun, great action, even more fun on harder difficult setting. There is even MERCENARIES FOR TWO PLAYERS. I think I spent around 250 hours in both - ending the game on every possible difficult setting and trying to be the best in mercenaries. As for the story... well... it have Chris... and... oh yeah, there is a Jill... Wesker trying to destroy the world... I'm happy to see my favorite characters once again but not like that. If you are fan of old RE series then you know what I mean. I can't think of this game as part of Resident Evil series, so let's just say that it's great action game for two players - nothing more.