Resident Evil 5 Reviews
This remastered version of Resident Evil 5 has not changed even a bit. The graphics are still the same as in the original one, 7 years ago. This "remaster" is for the players that have not tried the original.
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When I first played Resident Evil 5 back in 2009, my enjoyment came from the new way the game played, new enemies, and new environments. Today, however, my enjoyment comes from remembering all the good times I had playing this game back in the day both by myself and with others. While the game still is pretty fantastic, it just does not hold my attention the way it originally did.
Resident Evil 5 is a confounding game: it can be criticised for both mirroring its predecessor too closely and also for changing too much. When all's said and done, though, it's a decent romp that's brilliant when it's not bewildering – and when you consider the sheer amount of content included for the asking price, it's worth a punt. Plus, you get to punch a boulder.
It’s incredibly disappointing to see Resident Evil 5 get such a bare bones release on modern day consoles.
Resident Evil 5 suffers from duff AI and a few other niggles, but is overall a fantastic, content-packed action game with brilliant co-op appeal.
Africa and its people are, essentially, exotic props in this game, with no humanity or purpose.
Resident Evil 5 was released to the market in 2009 with a lot to live up to; RE4 took the “survival horror” genre the series was so famous for and introduced so many different gameplay mechanics that it was thought of as an “action horror” title instead. The series was flipped on its head; old fans either loved it or hated it, but a new group of gamers found the series for the first time and fell in love. In 2016, this game still holds its own, a refinement of the franchise rather than the train-wreck, ‘everything including the kitchen sink’ mentality that befell Resident Evil 6.
Coming right off the back of Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil 5 is an experience that really should not be missed.
Even at the budgeted price point, Resident Evil 5’s reemergence feels a bit disappointing.
Despite a straight port, Resident Evil 5 has aged well. There is a good amount of content here which should make the wait easier for Resident Evil 7.
As I’ve already said several times in this review, Resident Evil 5 is definitely worth picking up if you want a dumb action game. However if you’re looking for a horror game, I’d say you’re much better off picking up either Resident Evil or Resident Evil 0 HD for $20 a piece.
On the whole, I feel like Resident Evil 5, although an indisputably controversial entry in the series, perhaps isn’t as “bad” as some people like to make out. As with anything else, the game is best appreciated on its own terms without allowing other people to colour your judgement — so I’d encourage anyone who is at least curious about it to try it for themselves and make their own mind up.
Resident Evil 5 returns on the PS4 and Xbox One with the most definitive edition of the game yet. It is choke full of content and carries a budget price tag, but unfortunately the technical issues make this port far from amazing.
It all makes for a game that is often tense, with the need to think fast and keep on your toes if you want to avoid being swarmed and mauled by groups of enemies
A decent remaster rich in content for a great game, even though it was controversial for changing the direction the fans loved about the series. the only flaw with it is the companion's bad AI, which makes the game aimed at those who has someone to play with.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
Overall, if you no longer have your original 360/PS3 copy of RE5, this is easily the best (and cheapest) version of the game to get. Sure, the visuals have aged like cheese, but it’s still an excellent game, horror or not.
In some ways, Resident Evil 5 is not as 'fun' as its successor. Its controls are slightly clunky, the A.I. partner is scatter-brained, and her inclusion in every situation reduces the horror. However, it's also more thrilling, and the survival aspect is implemented better than in Resident Evil 6, with tough ammo conservation and some inventory management.
The game has barely changed from the original release in 2009, the addition of the improved graphics and better matchmaking makes the game a lot more fun, but the repetitive nature of the gameplay, the frustrating final part of the game and the AI partner drags the experience down.
Resident Evil 5 remains a good game even today. It has a good story, a functional co-op and in addition it's sold for a very decent price. The controls got little outdated, but after a while you can get used to it.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Resident Evil 5 is an acceptable, compelling, but not immediately outstanding addition to the franchise. The remaster certainly doesn’t give it that underrated feel, but if you happen to come across it in a sale or packed with another RE game, it’s definitely worth a shot. And if you’re bored during the summer, why not give zombie-killing another shot?