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Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 (PS3) game cover art
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Action (Survival Horror)
Developer: Capcom
AKA: Biohazard 5 (JP)
Publisher
Region
Released
NA
03/13/2009
EU
03/13/2009
JP
03/12/2009
AU
03/13/2009

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Staff Reviews

Resident Evil 5 review

Reviewed March 25, 2009

Jonathan Stark says: "I like games that make me think. When trying to break through a barricade of machine gunners and vicious packs of dogs, I want the answer not to be “use a better rifle” but to be something more involved. For instance, sending a partner along a catwalk to draw the gun fire while I sneak closer and blow out the fox holes with a close up grenade or two. Resident Evil 5 should’ve been littered with these kind of situations, but more often than not it opts for straight shoot outs. And they get old."
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Resident Evil 5 review

Reviewed April 17, 2009

Rob Hamilton says: "Upon opening one door on their way to the rendezvous point, they encounter their first Ganado.....I mean Majini (same thing, different ethnicity). After blasting it to hell, it doesn't take long for our heroes to find themselves in deep doo-doo, as they get chased around the town by a horde of Majini led by a hulking chap wielding an executioner's axe. The main goal here, at least for a first-time player, is simply to survive long enough for a scripted event to kick in, allowing you to escape unscathed. In other words, it's the early-game village scene from RE 4 with a few minor tweaks."
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Reader Reviews

Resident Evil 5 review

Reviewed March 14, 2009

Probester says: "Innovation doesn’t have to be good, right? That was what I first thought when I played Resident Evil 4. I was one of those few people who didn’t like the way that the game took the Resident Evil (Or Biohazard, if you prefer) series. Despite this attitude, I must admit that I enjoyed Resident Evil 4, perhaps not as a Resident Evil game, but as a shooter. When Resident Evil 5 was announced, I was one of those people who prayed, unrealistically, that it would return the series back to the old schoo..."
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Resident Evil 5 review

Reviewed May 28, 2009

True says: "Over the countless years I’ve been playing video games, I’ve anticipated the release of many titles. Most of them have been sequels—Shining Force II, Lunar: Eternal Blue, Bloodrayne 2. It’s a long list. But never, ever, have I anticipated a game as much as I did Resident Evil 5. "
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