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Resident Evil 5

Jun 28, 2016 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch

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5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Resident Evil 5

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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Even at the budgeted price point, Resident Evil 5’s reemergence feels a bit disappointing.

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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.

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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.

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It’s incredibly disappointing to see Resident Evil 5 get such a bare bones release on modern day consoles.

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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.

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Africa and its people are, essentially, exotic props in this game, with no humanity or purpose.

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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.

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