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.Read full description
"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.
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.
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A lot of people complained that this game was too easy or not scary enough or all kinds of other things about why it's not a good resident evil game. But I played through it a couple times, once with a friend and another time later with a girlfriend, and it was fun both times. It may not be as scary as some of the RE games or have the same atmosphere, but come on it's #5 are you still scared of this stuff anyway? From my view the game is great fun to play through with a friend and blowing away zombies and solving puzzles in co op is great fun and this game delivers. One of the more fun RE games in my book.
Resident Evil 5 is, gameplay-wise, a clone of Resident Evil 4. What it's added is a bland environment, mostly forgettable enemies, and a terrible inventory system. It still has the right controls, fun boss battles, and the co-op mode is great fun. Overall though, it's a better looking, watered down version of its predecessor.
A combination of survival horror and action genres in RE5 does promise a dramatic horror experience for sure (even tho it's not really a survival horror game the way you may think on the first look). The actual story is, again, based on the legendary Raccoon City from the original Resident Evil (as well as in the movies). All the great characters, with Chris Redfield "in front", are returning to the story as the world is going down slowly because of the zombie apocalypse which can't really be stopped. Third-person view, as usually in RE games, could also be changed (at least for the sake of experimenting) to the First-person view. Sadly, it's not so. On a much brighter note, Chris and his friends look really great in the game and it's obvious that Capcom has put some time on the models, which is a big plus from me as I am a modeler myself. Simple as this: One of the best Resident Evil games around. Some people may not be like this, but you have to keep in mind that it gives you a fun experience that will keep you on your toes the entire time.
Resident Evil 5 is a game that has definitely gotten a bad rap as the sequel to a classic game in RE4. While not as brilliant as that game, this is a worthwhile experience that is no where near as bad gameplay wise or technically as you may have heard. While this game does continue the series shift more towards action, and less towards limited resources and dark mansions crawling with god knows what, it is still a fun experience. Visually the game looks very good, and runs well. The game is fairly extensive, and covers a lot of ground. Action is tense and new monsters fit into RE lore very well. The biggest downside here is the AI companion in single player. The AI isn't great, and really works best to occasionally take down an enemy and provide you items/ammo. That doesn't sound exciting, but I didn't feel like it got in the way as much as others have portrayed. For Resident Evil fans, this is still well worth the visit.
Resident Evil 5 is an attempt to go back to its roots. Emphasis on attempt. Resident Evil 5 places you in in an African village as you attempt to fight off possessed villagers and uncover an evil plot and the people behind it. If that sounds familiar, that’s because it is lifted almost wholesale from Resident Evil 4. The only primary differences between the two is that this time you get an AI partner who can be replaced by an actual person (this makes the game feel easier), and the return of Wesker and Umbrella as primary antagonists along with some classic enemies. This last part is all the game does to try to go back to its roots. Unlike Resident Evil 4, which was a survival horror game, Resident Evil 5 is a co-op shooter where you fight off zombies. The monsters that were once meant to scare you are now little more than targets for you to kill as they have lost all scare factor. Resident Evil 5 is enjoyable mindless fun, but is nowhere near as good as most of the other Resident Evil games. Just as enjoyable, but for different reasons.
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