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Resident Evil 5





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.

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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


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.

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Action, Adventure
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista™ or Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Pentium D Processor or better, AMD Athlon64 X2 or better
  • Memory: Windows XP: 512 MB, Windows Vista: 1 GB
  • Graphics: Minimum Requirement - 256 MB VRAM, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series or ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro; Recommended - 512 MB or more VRAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9800 series or better, or ATI Radeon HD 4800 series or better
  • Display: Minimum 800 x 600 pixel resolution
  • Sound: DirectSound Compatible (DirectX 9.0c or higher)
  • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c / Shader 3.0
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB free hard drive space
  • Peripherals: Keyboard and mouse, controller supported

  • Internet connection required for game activation. To play online, activate an online account using a product key. Limit one account per key. One product key included.

  • Games for Windows–LIVE System Requirements: Multiplayer play and other LIVE features included at no charge; games may offer additional downloads that may require additional fees. LIVE is not available in all countries, visit www.gamesforwindows.com/live/countries for more information.

Features and system requirements may change without notice. Subject to Terms of Use (at www.gamesforwindows.com/live/termsofuse). Broadband Internet service required (sold separately). Some broadband services may not work with LIVE and performance may vary. Under 13 requires parental consent. See www.gamesforwindows.com/live for full details. You must accept the enclosed License Agreement.

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Nice Graphics


I got out of the way everything i liked in the title. This game might be pretty, but i disliked every other aspect of it. For once, the Ai partner is so dumb, that it hurts. She keeps wasting valuable healing herbs, on basically paper cuts, and so on. It really shows that the develepers were programming zombie ai up to this point. The story...well i don't know. I only ever finished 4, so it seemed like quite a mess for me. Long standing fans might find it amusing though. Also, there's this thing, where your character stands on the lest side of the screen, completely obscuring it, like in dead space. I don't know why it became a tred, but i just can't play games that work like that.

Resident Evil 5 has A very emotional and unpredictable story


when ever somewhere someone is talking about Survival Horror games, there would be definitely a shining name for Resident Evil in there. A title that has given a new and real meaning to this genre, and brilliant and exciting moments are just an example. If you are a Survival Horror fan, most probably you live with Resident Evil series because this title can be known as even as father of Survival Horror genre. The key factor that made Resident Evil games so much popular was not the only horror story; it's a story that is very beautiful and engaging in the style of the game and has created an amazing fit that has always been able to to keep everyone happy and to become a magnate in its core, and the story of Resident Evil 5 too, is not the opposite. A very emotional and unpredictable story that has succeeded. The story of the game is one of the main attractions of the game, because at first, the story of the game is a bit simple, but after every part of the game the story would be much broader and more interesting, and you can never even guess what's going to happen in the next few minutes further, because the story tells Chris to enter the biggest challenge of his life and put him in the face of all his nightmares. The gameplay and story of Resident Evil series have always been incredibly complementary to each other, and one can never say that the gameplay is superior to the story, or vice versa, because it's a gameplay that goes the story and without The fantastic story of this title, the gameplay also does not make sense, so Resident Evil 5's gameplay is better and more improved than the fourth version and has been able to completely prevent the game from being repeated. finally i say Resident Evil 5 was able to appear excellently satisfied it's players. maybe fear factor of the game has been reduced, but instead, the game has become much more realistic and it's worth the time to experience it.

Good Resident Evil game, especially with co-op


Resident Evil was always known as a survival horror game franchise, but now, it's just a survival third person shooter game and... Actually, that's not so bad as it sounds. Resident Evil 5 feels more like a shoot-run-reload-shoot again game with some of tipical RE elements and sort-of arcade-like moments in the game. It can be fun in the early moments of the game but can be boring as you progress in the game. That's why you should play the game with a friend in the co-op mode, it's way more fun and awesome. You're Chris Redfield, and old and loved character in the RE story, back in the fight to stop Wesker once and for all to destroy the world as we know. Along with Shiva, the pair must fight their way across zombies, mutans and familiar bosses to reach for Wesker. Recommended.

Co-op from hell


Resident Evil 5 had an uphill climb and tought act to follow. Resident Evil 4 is crowning achievement of the series and maybe even one of the best action/survival/horror games out there (I think we can agree this game started a whole new trend in gaming and genre), so it is not easy to make a game better or even at the same level as this. After controversies with trailers and some delays it came out, and it turned out as a good game with incredible flaws. Graphics are nice to this day and soundtrack is also good, so is the gameplay - well, kind of. The biggest sin this game commits is the forced co-op, because if you have nobody to play, you have micro-management: the game, because you must not only care for yourself, but also AI controlled partner, because the AI does really bad job at the game and if it dies, it's game over for you. This here is exactly what drives this game down, because without it it could've been really great game. Overall, pretty good game, but forced co-op makes it incredibly bad and annoying.

Resident Evil 5 brings a new action pack chapter in the Resident Evil Universe!


Resident Evil 5 is not a horror game and more like a third-person action shooter game. I actually bought this for the PS3 when it first came out and I was disappointed and just left it in my game shelf. Then this past summer I decided to give it a try again and to my surprise I started to enjoy playing it. I guess I started to look at this game from a different perspective when I just stopped wishing this game to be like the original Resident Evil and viewed this game like any other third-person action shooter and it does a very good job in terms of gameplay. Controls on this game is a pure joy. You can?t move while shooting so you have to be more precise with your shooting. It creates tension and you have to make every shot count especially against the enemy with the chainsaw and those alien looking species. You just can't spam the action button as fast as you can. Even the reload animation is perfectly slow so precision and timing is key. In addition, changing equipment is done in real time. Healing in this game is not your typical mechanic in most games where you just press a button and health will magically replenish. No. You have to equip it first and it also has an animation. You can't carry a million items in your inventory so you have to manage what equipment you would want to take with you and you will be managing your partner's inventory which gives me more option to decide which style of play I would want to play whether I will be handling close quarters combat and Sheva will be long range or the other way around. All of these make the game more interesting. The game still manages to create fear but in a different style. I have played a lot of shooters and in my opinion this has one of the best shooting mechanics in a game. There are no cheap deaths here. I died because I either foolishly forgot to reload and an enemy is about to attack or I go on a rampage and just start spamming the action button without any concern if an enemy is about to strike me from behind. Be prepared to test your reaction time when playing this game. There is some strategy involved for each level where you want to have the right kind of weapon or the level will be more difficult to complete. It has some rpg content like being able to upgrade your weapons for more damage. I like how the action never stops from level to level. I also like the cutscenes. It lets you get involve by pressing the right button fast enough or you will die. It is a good way to keep you on your toes. I also like the melee feature which allows you to get closer to an enemy by shooting either the face, arm, or knee and it will trigger a stylish melee move depending on which part you shoot. It gives the game more flavor and good for conserving ammo. The content of the story is somewhat lengthy. But gameplay does not stop once you finish the story. The Mercenaries Mode is unlock upon completion and it is a lot of fun. Basically, you have to kill as much enemies as possible before time runs out. There are time bonuses that you can unlock throughout the level so you can score more points which is recorded for online rankings. You can play co-op or solo. You can also co-op in campaign. The AI on your partner for the single player campaign is actually pretty smart and does a great job protecting you. There is also a NG+ when you finish the story meaning all of your progress will carry on to the next game. If you have a gaming pc and prefer using mouse and keyboard then get the pc version. I enjoyed this game so much I bought the pc version and it is superior in graphics and controls. Although, it felt like the game's difficulty went down a notch using a mouse and keyboard so you might want to increase the difficulty one level. Don't get me wrong. The Ps3 version is of high quality also and this review is for the Ps3 version. The only thing I don't like about the pc version is the fov is too low. Fortunately, there is an fov fix that you can download or you can play the game on windowed mode to decrease screen size. If you don't think that is a good idea then using an Xbox controller is just as good and is more responsive than the console version because of pc's ability to play with 60fps. The console version looks and feels like 30fps. The bottom line is game mechanics on this game are the definition of what games are all about. You are actually playing the game whereas other shooters will just let you shoot bad guys with no effort and I sometimes wonder am I even playing the game. Good story, good graphics, great gameplay, and just a pure fun experience has placed this game on one of my all-time favorites.

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