Resident Evil 5 (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2009) - European Version
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|Arising 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 a 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 make a good team, 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.
|Game||Resident Evil 5|
|Platform||Microsoft Xbox 360|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language|
|Number of Players||1-2|
|Game Special Features|
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- msjones1960Oct 23, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Game was in great condition and arrived on time. Thanks
- keyshound_loverFeb 20, 2009by
Resident Evil 5 is amazing
I love this game. It is so good and so scary. The biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down players' spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. After joining a new organization, Chris heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is literally transforming the people and animals of the city into mindless, maddened creatures. He is joined by a new partner, Sheva Alomar, who lends her strength, intelligence and sharp-shooting skills to the mission. In order to survive, Chris and Sheva must work together to take on the challenges of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. Utilizing a revolutionary new 2-player co-op mode of gameplay, players assume control of either Chris or Sheva and experience Resident Evil in new ways. In Resident Evil 5, Capcom has players fearing the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games.<br>For those new to the series, Resident Evil 5 may not be what you expect. It's neither scary nor survival horror, and though its story throws plenty of love to longtime fans, you don't need to be one to enjoy it. Ultimately, it's an action feast for two with just a little gristle amid all the delicious blood, bone, and brains.Read full review
- zack_scottMar 25, 2009by
Resident Evil 5: 10 Things to Know
Here are ten important things you need to know about Resident Evil 5:<br><br>1. Graphics - RE5’s graphics are amazing, and they are some of the best you’ll find on a console.<br><br>2. Controls - I embraced RE4’s control scheme, but the same scheme today feels a bit outdated. You still cannot walk with your gun or knife ready. The developers say it is more realistic this way, but even in cut scenes Chris walks with his gun pointed forward. And now that I think about it, why can’t I simply walk up and punch or kick someone? Why must I wait for them to be stunned?<br><br>3. Sound - A lot of the sounds including the music are very similar to RE4, which is a good thing.<br><br>4. Co-op - With RE5, two players can together. Awesome! One problem with co-op is the fact you can’t give weapons to your partner. That doesn’t make any sense at all. Also, watch out when using an AI partner for Sheva. She sometimes wastes ammo, refuses to use her powerful weapons, heals you unnecessarily, and dashes off.<br><br>5. Items - All items have been needlessly streamlined. The weapons are less complex, there are no more combinable treasures, and yellow herbs are nowhere to be found. Also, you can buy items anytime between chapters. I liked the merchant in RE4, but he’s gone this time around. So who are you buying items from? Apparently, just a menu system. Also, RE5 redesigned the item management system in order to make it more realistic than RE4. I like how it no longer takes me out of the game, but sometimes it is hard to use. The fast equip feature via the D-pad is greatly appreciated.<br><br>6. Horror - RE5’s biggest issue is the fact it continues the series’ trend of removing all aspects of “horror” from the survival horror genre. In fact, I would just call RE5 an action game with elements of adventure. There is rarely any suspense, the action is almost nonstop, and many of the potentially scary settings occur in daylight.<br><br>7. Bosses - Simply put, the boss fights in this game are not as original or exciting as RE4’s boss fights. Most are easy, unvaried, and unnoteworthy. Some of the boss fights don’t even feel like fights, but mere struggles instead.<br><br>8. Puzzles - Unfortunately, RE5 offers virtually zero puzzles. There’s not even the task of combining treasure. The only thing remotely close to a puzzle is finding the blue BSAA emblems. Shooting them is a cool way to unlock bonus features.<br><br>9. Saving - I like being able to save my game at various points, and I like being able to start a brand new game, but these features are gone. RE5 keeps track of all items and money you have so that to play previous chapters, you always bring your latest gear. It almost makes it too easy.<br><br>10. Charm - RE5 lacks a lot of the charm found in RE4. Chris is almost emotionless, whereas Leon was witty and classy. The quick time events in RE5 are overdone and predictable, whereas in RE4 they were fun and surprising. The only character with real “character” in RE5 is Irving. It seemed the whole cast of RE4 stood out.<br><br>Conclusion<br>Resident Evil 5 is a short, fun action game, but it lacks a lot of what made its predecessor so great. The only improvements are the graphics and the addition of multiplayer. The rest of the changes negatively impact the overall fun of the game. Still, it is a fun game, and I recommend it for any Resident Evil fan or those who are looking for a good action game.Read full review
- apple_euMar 18, 2009by
Resident Evil 5 is a Must Have for those who like to combine horror with a game! The fifth part is the first Resident Evil I played, but I can already after the first 8% of the game say that I will any part of this series, which is still guaranteed to follow will be for sale.<br>Exceptionally well I liked it that the player often referred to during the video sequences is required, in which he is the right moment a button!<br>However, I think that if you look at this game then, respectively uncut!
- 1snakeyesNov 26, 2014by
a fun game to play
awesome game, had a lot of fun, graphics to the game was great, if you're looking for some action in a game, this iwould be the one