Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Resident Evil goes back to its founding principles for a more cohesive and chilling breed of horror game that stops short of greatness.
Resident Evil 7 grounds itself in elements that made the original great while still indulging in a risky new shift in style that both helps and hurts the beloved formula in equal measure. But it’s also the closest a numbered sequel has come to recapturing Resident Evil’s slow, but thrilling and atmospheric adventure game roots in a while — a welcome return that I truly hope to see more of in the future.
Not the dramatic reinvention I expected, but this is tense and refined survival horror with a brilliantly bleak, grimy atmosphere.
A brilliant reinvention for the series and great horror game in its own right.
An inspired mix of old school Resi game design and modern presentation, and the best VR options so far in a major release.
This game has fascinating secrets to tell, and is continually fun to play. Learning how this entry connects to the series is more than enough reason to play
Despite dragging in spots, Resident Evil 7's house of horrors recaptures the tension that first made the series a household name.
It's hard to know if Resident Evil 7 will stand the test of time as much as classics like the original, or RE4. Taken on its own, however, it's an excellent game that pushes the series in worthy new directions.
Resident Evil 7 can occasionally frustrate with excessive boss fights and patronizing puzzles, but it’s still a scary and violent blast of survival horror that paints a bright future for the franchise. Bloody, tense, and exciting throughout, Resident Evil 7 is exactly what the series needed. Full of dread and brimming with anxiety, the series that started it all has finally found itself after decades of wandering. Welcome home, Resident Evil. We missed you.