One of the most popular Resident Evil titles comes to PlayStation®4 in full 1080p HD with an increased frame rate.
One of the most popular Resident Evil titles comes to PlayStation®4 in full 1080p HD with an increased frame rate. Featuring single-player and co-op modes and a dramatic storyline, this fully-loaded release includes all previously released DLC (Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape story expansions, Versus mode, extra figures and 4 costumes), and the previously PC-exclusive No Mercy mode, as well as the new mode “The Mercenaries United” which combines the two fan-favorite modes, The Mercenaries and The Mercenaries Reunion for an even more intense experience.
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Resident Evil 5 expands on the new gameplay features of Resident Evil 4, giving you co-op, a faster way to switch weapons or heal in real time, new melee attacks, and more control of your character. The setting of the game, more action focused gameplay, and having another character with you, even when playing alone, has taken a lot of the atmosphere out of the game and removes the survival elements that the series is known for. Combat is enjoyable and the new melee moves that can be done when you stun enemies in different ways are fun but your AI companion will likely waste a lot of ammo with most of the game's weapons and having another player with you tends to make everything very easy. There are a few co-op actions such as melee enemies into each other for special attacks or working together to reach different spots of the map that can allow one of the characters to cover the other, these areas or ones where you are swarmed with enemies (in a similar way to the opening of Resident Evil 4) are the best moments of the game. Cutscenes can include QTEs that might cause you to die which can be annoying if you or your partner are bad at them, worse if you are trying to get a good ranking on each level. Due to the co-op focus of the game the game uses levels instead of having a more open environment and the game can be beaten fairly quickly when compared to Resident Evil 4. It's worth playing if you enjoyed the combat of RE4 or if you have someone to play with but it's not as strong of an entry in the series as RE4.
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