Resident Evil 5 - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • SKU: 5096101
  • Release Date: 07/12/2016
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Strong language
$19.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Resident Evil 5

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (624 out of 650)

Product Details


  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 07/12/2016

Synopsis


Choose your perspective and face epic horror in solo or two-player mode in Resident Evil 5. This classic game comes to PlayStation 4, letting you take on familiar quests or experience the storyline for the first time. Quest, strategize and survive as you seek the reason behind a new epidemic in Resident Evil 5.

Features


All Previously Released DLC - Includes costumes, game modes, figurines and bonus story scenarios "Lost in Nightmares" and "Desperate Escape"

Score High in Mercenaries - In The Mercenaries United, take on waves of iconic enemies and bosses in limited time to achieve a high score.

Two Playable Characters - Chris Redfield, protagonist of the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil Code: Veronica, returns and is joined by new playable character Sheva Alomar, an African BSAA agent tasked with investigating the epidemic.

Two Player Local/Online Co-op - Cooperatively-focused gameplay revolutionizes the way that Resident Evil is played

"Quick-Select" Inventory System - Improved inventory system allows items to be traded between characters

Challenging Enemies Pose New Threats - Enemies boast increased speed and intelligence from previous games in the series, making them as dangerous alone as they are in groups.

Powerful Arsenal of Weapons - The number of weapon variations has been greatly increased since prior series' entries, providing new ways to keep enemies at bay

Fear Light as Much as Shadow - Lighting effects provide an intense level of suspense as players attempt to survive in both harsh sunlight and extreme darkness



Customer rating

4.5
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FANTASTIC Game, O.K. Remaster

    Posted
    Ebiru2387
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    I got this game for under $15 dollars (love Best Buy Sales and Gamer's Club). I have beaten this game numerous times on the PC, and my PS3. However i love this game and decided to pick it up for my PS4. This game is GREAT! Granted, the remaster isn't anything too special, i will be creating this review MOSTLY from the mindset of a new player experience. Pros: - Story : This game is HEAVILY focused on the older characters from the Franchise, and ties up loose-ends with Wesker. The story is VERY well done, and despite a few hiccups and cliche's (the game's plot is very similar to RE4), the game is clearly top-notch and the variety and voice acting is superb! Gameplay: I know many people knocked the game for its "Action-Adventure" gameplay, and the move away from Survival Horror. Yes, that is true it plays more like an Action game, but that isn't a bad thing. The game does this VERY well, and TBH, the gameplay isn't that far off from RE4 EITHER (which is considered by many to be amongst the most successful RE titles). It is very smooth to play, and very fun. The only gripe i have is the game is meant for co-op, so the Friendly AI is not so Friendly, and rather unintelligent. Also the fact you cannot shoot while moving is a little less to be desired GRANTED it moves away from Survival Horror. But it isn't anything major. Graphics: This game was ORIGINALLY released in early 2009! That is ALMOST a full decade ago, and these graphics are on par with late PS3, early PS4 generation! The Remaster gives a near 60 FPS boost, and a few fixes to things like anti-aliasing....but nothing massive (most won't notice) But the increased FPS makes the game more enjoyable. - Replayability: This game gives us the BEST Mercenaries mode currently out there. RE4 dabbled with this, but now with 2 player Mercenaries, I can say i spent MOST of my time playing this. MY cousin comes over often and we aim to get HIGH scoring SS Rank on ALL stages, with ALL Characters. There is something so satisfying about this mode. Cons: - Difficulty: The only main gripe I have is the difficulty. On lower difficulties the game is pitifully easy. On higher difficulties you do get a challenge, but not for the right reasons. Poorly built AI will get you killed (or they die, hence you fail) and the increase to difficulty is primarily to the enemy POWER. Their health doesn't really get an increase, the amount of enemies isn't changed, NOR their tactics. I do felt the devs were a little lazy here, and would be my only negative Summary: Overall this game is a MUST buy! It is only 20 bucks, and unless you have a laundry list of other games to play, or have played this to ad nauseam, then it is worth it. I love the RE franchise despite of where it has gone, and think Capcom did a great job on this game. Just KNOW you are not getting Survival Horror here, you are getting Action Adventure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Back To The Beginning

    Posted
    The4thSurvivor
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    Resident Evil 5 HD Includes all post Launch DLC with improved visuals. RE5 is different from previous RE entries (I consider RE4 to still have a decent amount of the survival horror), as it REALLY strays away from the survival horror RE is known for, & changes into an Action-Packed game. While the main game is full of action, the Lost in Nightmares DLC will take old time RE fans to the past, as they enter a mansion similar to the Spencer Estate in RE1 & relive the survival horror they once knew, & it even allows them to change it back to the old-school camera for a while! The Desperate Escape DLC continues on the action the main game has shown us & the Versus mode DLC is a fun (though, unfitting for a RE game) gamemode as you fight other players or defeat Majini in an attempt to obtain the highest score solo or on teams. There are also new costumes & figurines to collect & unlock. Not to mention Mercenaries Reunion brings some new variations for both Redfield & Alomar. With some old & new faces joining the fray. Overall the COMPLETE RE5 experience a definite must own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loving this game

    Posted
    Extremo
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    For non hard core fans. It you are not a hard core resident evil fan, but like or love action and monsters. this is a 5 star game. The best part of this game is the visuals with amazing cut scenes and great action game play. This game released March 9 of 2009 and for me it was the best action game of 2009. For hard core fans. Now for us hard core fans of Resident Evil, it can be a mixed bag. This was the game that show us Capcom intentions of taking Resident Evil out of the survivor horror genre and into the action one. I love horror. So to all the horror loving fans. Especially to the Resident Evil fans that love the series for the horror. To enjoy this game you must let go of you old survivor horror expectations and enjoy this game for what it is. This is one of the best games in the series. Why? because it ties and evolves the story of all the other games. The amount of information in this game about Resident Evil lore is amazing. Another part is the monsters, this game has some of the best monsters in any game in video game history. This is a great deal, you get the full game in hd and all the DLC ($30). This game looks great on my 73in tv. So I hope this helps and you all enjoy this game .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great action packed remaster

    Posted
    Terrain
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    Resident Evil 5 is a great survival horror game that excels in delivering intense action segments. RE 5 borrows the pattern of RE 4 in which the player is thrown into situations where waves of enemies are coming at the player while figuring out puzzles and protecting your partner. While RE 5 does not really deliver any real scares like past RE titles, it does excel in providing an arsenal of great weapons, good storyline, and great action. The game does have a few puzzles and some grand boss fights. Some of the bosses are not only huge but present an interesting challenge. The game features an upgrade system where you can collect jewels and other forms of currency to purchase weapon upgrades , armor, ammunition, and weapons. This is very useful and plays a part in the gameplay. The graphics still hold up well and the remaster merely just cleans up the overall look. All the dlc is included with no extra cost! Great game to pick up if you are a fan of action games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Restoration. Never Going To Be Perfect

    Posted
    Slomoe
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    Like I said, it's not perfect but it's hella fun and the couch co-op abilities are awesome on this game. Definitely classic resident evil controls. I actually bought and played RE Revelations 2, then sold it and used the money to go buy this on PS4 because Revelations 2 just wasn't as solid as this game. It's definitely a great game and a lot of fun to play on co-op. I am definitely impressed with the restoration of this game from the xbox360 and Ps3. It brings the game up go full 1080p 60fps. The original is only 30fps. Many people online were upset at the restoration of this game but honestly, it will never be 100% perfect and that's okay to me. It definitely is solid on the new platforms. In comparison, the PS4 restoration is definitely better than the XboxOne in terms of frame rate. There are many times when the Xbox drops down to 40 or 50 fps rather than 60. Although the Ps4 does this as well, the xbox does it more often. Overall, if you liked this game before ...buy the restoration and play it again. Worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still Holds Up as One of the Best RE Titles

    Posted
    AgnosticGamer
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    RE5 is the best-selling of the series for Capcom, and while it may not be the masterpiece that was RE4, it is leaps and bounds better than RE6. RE5 was the start of Capcom moving the franchise towards an action-shooter with a little less horror, and a lot more explosions. It works here. The PS4 version enjoys a better frame-rate, and sharper textures. The improvements are subtle so if you've already experienced this game on the 360 or PS3, it's hard to recommend it. This version does include all DLC content. These add-ons are on-disc so if you missed out on the DLC, you may want to pick this up to play through the short stories and try the add-on costumes. Again, neither are meaty DLC, so if you've played the campaign already, it's tough to recommend. For those who never played RE5 on the earlier console, or (like me), started but didn't come close to getting anywhere, then the PS4 version is worth the price of entry. The game holds up pretty well, and for $15-20, it's a solid title that beats most other budget games handily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Resident Evil 5 is Fun and Frantic

    Posted
    korichm
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    Thirteen years ago, Capcom helped revolutionize the action-adventure world with Resident Evil, a game that would define an entirely new genre dubbed "survival horror." In the years that followed, the series continued to build upon the standards set by the first game, until 2005, when Resident Evil 4 radically departed from its predecessors and broke new ground as a more action-oriented game. Resident Evil 5, the latest offering in the long-running series, expands on the action-heavy formula of its forerunner and is built from the ground up to support cooperative gameplay. Though it can no longer be considered a survival horror game, Resident Evil 5 manages to retain and effectively translate the most important aspect of that genre--tension--into its new mechanics, crafting a fun, collaborative experience that will keep you on your toes the entire time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not as great as the RE6 port, but still good

    Posted
    elsnichkum
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    Earlier, Capcom released a port of RE6 and greatly improved on the technical aspects of the game for the current generation. And now a port of RE5 has released, and this small review will focus solely on the port aspects of the game. Graphics wise, the resolution and clarity has been bumped, but nothing as major as the RE6 port due to the release difference when the game first released, seems to be using the equivalent of the high graphics settings on PC. The game does not hold a steady 60FPS, but seems to hover at 50FPS for the majority of the game. Audio presentation is the same as the previous generation, supporting Dolby TS. This does come with all of the DLC, both single player and multiplayer. Strangely enough, you have to finish the game first before playing through the single player DLC, even though the previously released GOLD EDITION did not require you to do so.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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