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." - IGN.com
"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." - Gamezone.com
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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.
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.
on par with Resident Evil 4gwynplaine | Dec. 4, 2013 | See all gwynplaine's reviews »
RE4 gets a lot of praise for inventing the over the shoulder third person shooter and its great design and RE5 gets slagged for not doing the same. But it's very enjoyable as its own game and its own merits. It's not as bad as critics have said it is and is very fun in co op with a friend (there's a split screen mod too).
The storyline and cutscenes as with 4 too is full of b movie zombie cliches, ham fisted dialogue and hilarity - just the way it should be.
The guns and tank controls are great in this game. it's one of the few games where the guns pack a kick, recoil and punch to it - heads are popped and limbs are downed. This is one of things which they got wrong in RE6, in my opinion at least.
Good game for two players, and Sheva is great eye candy too.
Rather fun despite the departurecommanderhavoc | Oct. 31, 2013 | See all commanderhavoc's reviews »
While this entry in the series may not feature any walking undead at all, it still is a fun action survival game where you can play online with a friend and fight against the Majin and other more horrific monsters that await you in the deepest and darkest parts of Africa. You can also buy weapons and items in this one as well as upgrade weapons to do more damage, hold more ammo and such, but alas there's not mysterious merchant waiting at certain intervals like in Resident Evil 4 and that is something that RE5 could have had instead of just a simple shop screen inbetween chapters. There are also quite a few quicktime events here and there in the game, but thankfully not filled to the brim as Resident Evil 6 was. Another thing is that the AI of Sheva while playing single player is not the best in the world, she wastes ammo quite a lot and can be slow to come to your rescue incase you get caught by a freak, so it is best played with a friend online. Another interesting thing is that the game also provides you the backstory to how Umbrella started making all those horrific viruses as well as biological weapons, but I am not gonna spoil anything here at all. Other then these issues, it is still a fairly solid entry in the series and it is among the two last good canon Resident Evil games before it went absolute nuts with RE6.
Walking off the yellow road?DeaD | Oct. 26, 2013 | See all DeaD's reviews »
I won't say that. Resident Evil 5 definitely differs from its predeseccors, therefore received pretty much critics, but walking another path shouldn’t mean anything bad. Even though I understand the point in that, simply can't accept it. Not completely at least. This game may not be that scary, but entertaining.
Even if you've played through the campaign in singleplayer, you'll start over and over again, because of the coop. The idea of upgrading weapons adds even more to the feeling. Playing hardcore with a simple pistol? Love it. :) The visuals are pretty, can't say anything wrong about that. If you don't beleive me, just look at Sheva...I, I meanthe game presents stunning effects here and there, and covers quite some fascinating scenes. If you wanna play a good game, I can just recommend this one, even if you're not that much into "horror titles".
Fun game for what it isCyberspyXD | Oct. 21, 2013 | See all CyberspyXD's reviews »
I remember first playing this. The shooting felt really good and the Coop was great. It has a creepy feeling to it and had some good elements of horror but not as much as the previous Resident evil games. Overall the game is great with a friend and its fun to just shoot up some zombies once in a while. Make sure you try the mercenaries mode too!
Zombie!!!?????Not!aznsnsn | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all aznsnsn's reviews »
This game is rather a lot like the 4th game. The weapon upgrading system is one of the most rewarding parts of the game. The coop mode makes the game a lot easier as you have a partner to help you with taking out enemies and reviving. This game differs a lot from most shooters because of the inability to walk when shooting, but also adds a bit of an intriguing challenge. Overall very fun, This is a must have for online multiplayer whether it be the story mode or mercenaries.