[edit] Background

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 player's 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. Chris must take on the challenge of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. In Resident Evil 5, Company:Capcom will teach players to fear the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games.

[edit] Gameplay

Resident Evil 5 returns with it's third person shooter thrill ride. The popular over-the-shoulder camera from the blockbuster Game:Resident Evil 4 makes a come back in 5 as you try to unravel the mysteries of the Umbrella Corporation one and for all.

[edit] Features

  • Chris Redfield, protagonist of the original Game:Resident Evil and Game:Resident Evil CODE: Veronica, returns
  • New protagonist, the mysterious woman Sheva
  • New environments and a diverse assortment of locations
  • New enemies bring new challenges: speed and intelligence make adversaries as dangerous singly as they are in groups.
  • An arsenal of weapons at the players command to keep the evil at bay, including knives, pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles and more.
  • Lighting effects provide a new level of suspense in both harsh light and deepest shadow
  • True high definition gaming on multiple game platforms, using an advanced version of Capcom's proprietary game engine, MT Framework, which powered the next-gen, million-plus hit titles Game:Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet and Game:Dead Rising.

[edit] PC Hardware Info

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP
Processor: AMD Athlon64 X2/Intel Pentium D series
Memory: 1 GB
Hard Drive: 8 GB Free
Video Memory: 256 MB (ATI Radeon HD 2400/NVIDIA GeForce 6800)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD Rom Drive

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista
Processor: AMD Phenom X4/Intel Core 2 Quad series
Memory: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 8 GB Free
Video Memory: 512 MB (ATI Radeon HD 4800/NVIDIA GeForce 9800)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 10
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD Rom Drive

This game is also known as Biohazard 5 in Japan.


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One after the other, Gryzor has taken out another win for the forty-fifth round of Articles of Excellence with his review of Resident Evil 5. Much less of a fan of this title than the fourth, describing it as having a number of flaws such as plot and controls while forgetting it's part of the survival horror genre.

 Resident Evil 5     Score: 1.5/5
 Genre: Action Shooter

 I never got into Resident Evil and even I feel like an old school survival horror fanboy, that's how much this game blows.

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If I were to compare Resident Evil games to metal albums, I'd say that Resident Evil 4 is Sons Of Northern Darkness, and that Resident Evil 5 is All Shall Fall (both albums by Immortal). What do I mean? Well, Sons Of Northern Darkness is Immortal's most accessible album, just like how Resident Evil 4 is the most accessible Resident Evil game, but yet it never feels wrong to enjoy it. However, All Shall Fall is a shameless disgrace to the Immortal name, despite following in Sons Of Northen Darkness's footsteps, and the same could be said about Resident Evil 5. Resident Evil 4 was fun, but I don't want Capcom to go down this road again, especially if they're going to further ditch everything that gave Resident Evil its identity in the first place, not even bother to work on the controls, and insert co-op because shit, co-op is the only way a game can work nowadays.

It's been a long time since the events of the first Resident Evil game - so long in fact, that Chris Redfield took up weightlifting in his spare time and he's now *bleep*ing huge! He could give Marcus Fenix a run for his money! But seriously, he's assigned a mission in Africa, alongside some chick named Sheva, to chase down some guy named Irving, who has a biological weapon that he's planning on selling to the black market, and it turns people into zombies. Somewhere along the line, Chris finds pictures of Jill Valentine, his partner from the first game who he assumed had died, but nevertheless, he hopes to find her. Unlike Resident Evil 4, the story isn't deceptively simple; it's just simple, and pretty boring to boot. It does an adequate enough job to keep the game moving, but unlike Resident Evil 4, nothing really grabs you, and it just changes its mind every so often - one minute, you're chasing Irving down; the next, you're looking for Jill Valentine. Like it matters - there isn't much in the way of development and the only cutscenes worth shit are the ones you'd find in an action movie. When there is plot and character development, it's minimal enough to give you something to work with, but that's all - otherwise, meh.
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The Resident Evil series is revamped once again to be more action oriented. That doesn't mean the game isn't fun though! Multiplayer! 8/10. ResidentEvil5
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  • North America:
    • Sep 15, 2009 (PC)
    • Mar 13, 2009 (PS3)
  • Japan:
    • Sep 17, 2009 (PC)
    • Mar 5, 2009 (PS3)
  • Europe:
    • Sep 18, 2009 (PC)
    • Mar 13, 2009 (PS3)
  • Australia:
    • Sep 17, 2009 (PC)
    • Mar 13, 2009 (PS3)
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