Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
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Resident Evil goes back to its founding principles for a more cohesive and chilling breed of horror game that stops short of greatness.
Not the dramatic reinvention I expected, but this is tense and refined survival horror with a brilliantly bleak, grimy atmosphere.
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.
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
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.
Despite dragging in spots, Resident Evil 7's house of horrors recaptures the tension that first made the series a household name.
Capcom brings the series back to its roots while making it all feel new again.