Resident Evil Village Reviews

Resident Evil Village is ranked in the 93rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
May 5, 2021

Resident Evil Village is a genuinely engrossing and increasingly combat-heavy continuation of the Ethan Winters story.

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Andy Kelly
Top Critic
85 / 100
May 5, 2021

A grimly beautiful collection of killer horror set-pieces, with some of the most memorably grotesque enemies in Resi history.

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No Recommendation / Blank
May 5, 2021

Capcom's follow-up to its first-person Resi reinvention is a fantastic horror romp - for its first half, at least.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
7 / 10
May 5, 2021

A competent but uninspired sequel that's unwise to create so many obvious comparisons to Resident Evil 4, although it still manages to find some memorable moments of its own.

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9 / 10.0
May 5, 2021
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May 5, 2021

A strong start and okay finish makes this average out as decent but not amazing installment.

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9.3 / 10.0
May 5, 2021

Village doesn't pull any punches when it comes to horror, but a consistent rollout of new weapons and tools makes it hard to walk away from these terrors

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Unscored
May 5, 2021

Resident Evil Village is the perfect cocktail of horror and action

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9 / 10
May 5, 2021

The sequel to Resident Evil 7 leans heavily on Resident Evil 4's brand of action, but adds its own sensibilities to the mix.

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Kotaku
Top Critic
Unscored
May 5, 2021

Village may not live up to the potential of its immediate predecessor, but it’s a safe new entry in the series that induces the same entertaining anxiety as my favorite Resident Evil games and provides a few interesting wrinkles for where the franchise might go next.

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8 / 10.0
May 5, 2021

I’ve been a fan of Resident Evil since I played the original RE2 when it was released in 1998. However, I’m not a purist. The increased emphasis on action isn’t Resident Evil Village’s issue. The problem is that it’s taken many elements and smooshed them together with little regard as to how they fit. If Capcom took a little more care with the game’s tone and its place in the series, it could have been a classic. As it is, RE Village is simply a good game with excellent production value.

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9 / 10.0
May 5, 2021

I don't think Resident Evil Village is going to be very divisive per se: I suspect the reaction will be generally positive. But it's going to definitely spark some conversations as to how it stacks up against the current darling of RE7, and it has a long hill to climb to match its success financially. As for me, I think it complements it quite well, and then some.

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8.8 / 10.0
May 23, 2021

‎After the seventh listed installment of the saga is responsible for renewing it in excellence, Resident Evil 8 Village arrives to fully refine the formula. As a continuation and as an independent title, Ethan Winters' last voyage is an exceptional work and, at the same time, loaths to be part of all the discussions about the best games of 2021 thanks to a proposal that combines nostalgia and novelty in perfectly equal parts.‎

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93 / 100
May 5, 2021

‎Village leans on what has been achieved with RE7, improves all technical and playable aspects and introduces new mechanics. The setting is impeccable, and offers terrifying moments, but sometimes so many possibilities (the "crafting", collectibles or hunting) make us lose "the focus" on this great horror story.‎

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9 / 10
May 5, 2021

Lady Dimitrescu's towering presence is just the tip of the iceberg of what Resident Evil Village offers. This game takes everything you know about the iconic horror series and dials it up to eleven!

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TJ Denzer
Top Critic
9 / 10
May 5, 2021

The combat is visceral and vibrant, the environments are splendid and mysterious, and the story had decent enough oomph to keep me involved throughout. I wish this was an overall scarier game, but it’s still a thrilling one nonetheless.

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IGN Spain
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
May 5, 2021

Resident Evil Village tastes new while still exuding the aromas of its essence. It manages to explore terror through new settings while compiling different approaches to build a videogame that, while tending towards action, does not forget the puzzle, exploration and tension typical of the saga. All this with a top technical aspect and an interesting plot that manages to be significant in the macro-plot of its fiction.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 5, 2021

A great Resident Evil capable of taking the best gameplay ideas from Resident Evil 4 and 7, leading the series into a new era.

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Alex Donaldson
Top Critic
May 5, 2021

Taken alone, any one slice of the game – like a single house, the village itself, even the way combat handles – has its issues. But combined, it merges into something that’s still special – even if it isn’t quite as brilliant as Resident Evil 7 or 2 Remake. It’s an easy recommendation – though if you didn’t back in 2017, you might want to play RE7 first.

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Unscored
May 5, 2021

If you loved RE7, you might like RE Village

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