Resident Evil 7 Review Roundup

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Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7 is now available to purchase and the reviews have been flooding in fast. With speculation revolving around whether Resident Evil will return to it’s horror roots, the wait is finally over.

Fans of the horror franchise can now purchase Resident Evil 7, after waiting over four years since the last game in the series. The reviews have been extremely positive for Resident Evil 7, with news outlets saying that it gives them the ‘stomach churning tension’ they missed so much in the other games.

The puzzles, sickly gore and skin crawling moments are now back, surrounding characters that pull together the wickedly scary feel of the game. Here is how it faired,

Gamespot – 8/10

“Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has been heralded as a return to form–a classic, uncompromising frightfest. And indeed, it is. In place of blockbuster pandering, the game delivers intimate horror with a tightly focused scope and all the trappings you’d expect from a survival game” Read the full review here.

Polygon – 9/10

“Now, a little over four years since Resident Evil 6, Capcom’s new numbered game in the series is more than just a return to form. Resident Evil 7 capably demonstrates that, given the right mix of pressure and time, Capcom still has unique design and narrative space left to explore in what is by far its most popular — and commercially successful — franchise.” Read the full review here.

IGN – 7.7/10

“The atmosphere in Resident Evil 7 is the strongest the series has seen in a long time, and that’s owed entirely to the eerie Dulvey plantation, to which the player character Ethan has been summoned by a cryptic email from his missing wife. If classic Resident Evil games were rooted in the zombie films of George A. Romero, this is Resident Evil in the tradition of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, with all the gruesome imagery, dilapidated old shacks, and cannibalistic horrors that come with it.” Read the full review here.

Eurogamer

“Two decades since players first stepped over the threshold of the Spencer mansion, Resident Evil has rediscovered the peculiar thrill of opening a door. Among the original game’s most distinctive flourishes are its unearthly, cutaway room transitions: doors gliding through darkness, their jaws creaking open to engulf you. Resident Evil 7 draws on vastly different design traditions – many of which it sadly struggles to build on in any significant sense – but at least to begin with, its doors give off a comparably eerie vibe.” Read the full review here.