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- Product InformationArising from the same unholy concoction as its immediate predecessor in the series, Resident Evil 5 looks like a third-person shooter, plays like a first-person shooter, and feels like a survival-horror game. As in the acclaimed Resident Evil 4, an up-close, over-the-shoulder perspective allows players to see the heroes in action. Accessible aiming controls and fluid graphics make for quick, intuitive weapon use. Creepy settings, un-human enemies, and keen pacing create experiences of tense exploration, startling surprise, and overwhelmingly outnumbered desperation. The first in the Resident Evil series designed for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the game presents its horrors in high-definition, built on a custom-enhanced version of Capcom's MT Framework game engine.
The story takes place in Africa, in the fictional desert country of Kijuju. The game is set about ten years after the events of the original Resident Evil, and features the original game's character Chris Redfield in the lead role. He is accompanied by a skilled mercenary named Sheva Alomar. The two work well together, and many of the most challenging situations in the game are best overcome with teamwork. When one of the two characters has been subdued or wounded, the other can "help" or "heal" with the press of a button. Other circumstances call for particular solutions, such as one player drawing enemies out of cover while the other picks them off with rifle shots from a safer location.
Both characters are agents of a international group known as the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (or BSAA), on a mission to investigate the origins of the nefarious Tyrant virus, variants of which have been responsible for turning ordinary people and animals into mindless, zombie-like killing machines throughout the Resident Evil series. The game's levels are a mix of spooky, scripted runs and open-ended battles that develop dynamically. Although facing surprise attacks and overwhelming odds, a run-and-gun approach won't last; it takes situational tactics and good ammo management to make it through each stage. Online multiplayer co-op is available throughout the game, in which one player controls Chris and the other controls Sheva.
The Gold Edition of Resident Evil 5 includes two new scenarios. "Lost in Nightmares," also available as a downloadable add-on pack, puts players in control of Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine as they infiltrate a secret mansion headquarters for a face-to-face confrontation with Ozwell E. Spencer. In the scenario "Desperate Escape," players guide Josh Stone and Jill Valentine on a mission to rendezvous with Chris and Sheva. Similar to the Xbox 360 version of the title, Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition for PS3 also includes access to eight new characters for play in the game's "Mercenary" mode. Unlike the Xbox 360 version, which comes with a token for free access to the downloadable content packs, the PS3 version of the game includes all eight characters and the additional costumes on the Gold Edition game disc.
- GameResident Evil 5: Gold Edition
- PlatformSony PlayStation 3
- ESRB DescriptorBlood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1-4
- Release Year2010
- Game Special Features
- Tense, explosive gameplay in the style of the award-winning Resident Evil 4
- High-def graphics and sound unprecedented in the Resident Evil series
- Battle through an infested African wasteland in search of the origins of the virus
- Face the Evil with a friend in two-player online co-operative modes
- Gold Edition includes additional characters and costumes, plus two new scenarios
- Tense, explosive gameplay in the style of the award-winning Resident Evil 4
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- gameinfiniteAug 23, 2013by
Great co-op experience.
I'm just going to say that yes this game is a bit of a departure from the classic RE games of the PS1 era. The game shares more similarities with its predecossor, RE4, than the other games and is a bit more action focused than them as well. That said, the game is an absolute blast to play in co-op, so much that I wouldn't recommend buying the game if you have any intention on rolling solo. Just don't... Also, Gold Edition comes with two extra scenarios, Lost In Nightmares, a prequel and tribute to the older games with a much more spooky atmosphere and limited ammunition reminiscent of the older games, and Desperate Escape, a continuation from one of the big plot points of RE5, itself. Both feature the return of Jill Valentine (as the cover art alludes to) and are great additions to the already decent sized main game. Again, highly recommended for a good co-op game. Do not try to use the AI as your partner. It does the job but it's definitely not as fun without a human player with you. Read full review
- comicfanatic55Sep 10, 2013by
nothing beats it
Resident evil 5 is everything you expect it to be. adding online versus to it makes it better and with gold you get the other DLC content free!!!
- jfevansjr2012Oct 18, 2012by
Good game, worth the money. Not scary, which is disappointing. 4/5.
Let me start off by saying that I'm an avid RE fan. Having played just about every game, I can differentiate between a good game, and a bad one. Resident evil 5 is a good game. The controls are simple, and the aiming with the laser sighting is easy enough. It IS NOT however a survival horror game like past RE games. Capcom completely threw out the survival horror take and put in what I call action survival. This game isn't scary at all, which disappointed me the first time I played it. It has a lot of action, but RE is known for being scary, not having tons of action. That being said, RE5 is good, just like all the other games, it just depends on your taste. If you like the old-school RE games more because of their fear aspect, then you won't appreciate this game for what it's worth. RE5 is yet another success in the RE franchise, so you can't go wrong when you buy it. The gold edition of the game is packed with all the DLC for RE5, all on one disc. HOWEVER, you must beat the game in order to unlock most of it, which I didn't know. After a couple chapters you unlock Lost in Nightmares. And the only mode available to you from the beginning is Versus mode. You have to unlock everything else. All in all, I give it a 4 out of 5. It's worth the money, especially if you get the gold edition, which I recommend. Read full review
- matthewespindol...Aug 02, 2012by
A must have for a single player gamer
Bottom Line- Resident Evil 5 is pretty damn good. I have already played this game fully through and wanted to buy it and add it to my collection. You really should invest in this game because with the features you unlock, extra missions, and trophies provided, the game really does encourage you to play again. But if you haven't played, don't hesitate on whether you'll like it. The storyline was very captivating and suspensful, and did provide necessary background information to those not very familiar with the series. The enemies were well balanced (no stupid AI's) and you really had to learn what weapons/explosives worked best with which enemy. RE5 certainly challenges you to do a little strategizing, rather than letting you mindlessly blow your way through the game. Also in RE5, they really do an excellent job of changing the sceneries. Urban West Africa, Cave mines, oil plant, ship decks, were just a few of them. Puzzles, finding well placed gems/jewels were also very fun and well crafted. Instead of me going on and on, just buy the game for yourself and you'll see that this game is certainly more than your average one and done. No matter what game you've played in the series, you'll like this one. Read full review
- 565230156@delet...Sep 26, 2010by
Good Game, Tons of Content
I'll start off by saying that I am a fan of the Resident Evil Gaming Franchise (I think the movies are horrid). I opened this game with high hopes and I wasn't let down, their was a lot of content and a decent storyline, although I wish there was more in regards to the story. The graphics were excellent, the sound was excellent. But it was lacking something, and after reading some other reviews I realized that it was the scare factor. This game is completely void of anything scary whatsoever. You run through just killing zombies and at the end of the game, you're thinking well... that wasn't what I thought. However the extra content comes in where the game was lacking, the extra missions given through the gold edition did have a well thought out story and decent scare factor as well. I think adding multiplayer was a smart move too, but the controls are not refined enough to make multiplayer an addicting option. Everyone knows that resident evil controls aren't the best, and maybe keeping them the same is a good choice because they are unique but as a shooter/action game I would have liked to have seen more mainstream controls implemented. So overall I rated this game Good because the graphics and add ons. If that's what you are looking for than you will be happy to have this game. If not, I'd spend my money elsewhere Read full review