Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • SKU: 5317314
  • Release Date: 01/24/2017
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Strong language
$29.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3203 out of 3267)

Product Details


  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 01/24/2017

Synopsis


Survive in an incredibly creepy planation mansion in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Photorealistic gaming has been taken to a new level for a terrifyingly tense atmosphere that's up close and personal, thanks to compatibility with Sony's PlayStation VR. White-knuckle gameplay and revamped mechanics ensure that Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is one game you cannot miss.

Features


New game engine provides photorealistic exciting experience to an unprecedented level of immersion.

The game is going for a more psychological survival horror, gameplay including exploration, puzzles and a realistic tense atmosphere for players.

You wake up in a strange house and must navigate your way through it in order to eventually escape.

Just examining everything in this house and uncovering all of the little details will allow solve the mystery.

Here you are completely vulnerable so you need to be very careful.

You need to interact with the environment to discover items that will help you make progress.



Customer rating

4.7
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't wait - get this title now

    Posted
    omendt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Like many longtime gamers, the Resident Evil series is near and dear to their hearts. I’ve played the entire series, and some of the installments, many times over. However, the installments since Resident Evil 4 (the best in the series), have lost the “it” factor that made the series unique. Resident Evil 5 moved more action based, and Part 6 was all action, that the series lost the horror element. Not Resident Evil 7. This game changes the formula to a first person based game, but goes back to the tense, ammo scarce, horror game that the series was – yet adds new elements to the game. This game takes influences from western and eastern horror genres, and melds them into a intriguing, and immersive, story. Looking at the game you ask, is this a Resident Evil game in title only? The answer is no – but be aware that this is in the same universe as you come to expect. Graphics: Breathtaking 9/10 The graphics are make you look twice – anyone fans of found film movies, or even the torture film genre, will find the visuals in this game well done. Take some time to watch to look at the detail of the environment. Little touches in lighting, leaves, pictures, and shadows really take this game up a notch. If playing in 4k/HDR, this looks as if you are playing a VHS video, and the environments look real and full. Sound: Amazing – 9.5/10 The sounds, music, effects, and voices take you immediately into the game and you can get lost into it. Surround sound / headphones are a must so you can hear the uttering, chanting, and footsteps in this fun house of a game. The sounds are enough to make you yell out loud. Gameplay: Spectacular – 9/10 Smooth animations, smart A.I., brilliant level design, and different possibilities for battles make this game fun. Easy puzzles, especially for this series, is the one thing that is a knock against this game. Younger gamers may not think so, but those familiar with the series will see that this is extremely easy. Overall, the gameplay is different from the past, and in a good way. The first person perspective is a refreshing change of pace – and the dialogue / story is well thought out. Replay Value – Amazing 9.5/10 Even without multiplayer, this game has high replay value. You get to choose your own path, make your own choices, all which affect the outcome of the game. The game will take you anywhere from 12 to 16 hours to complete, but you will want to do it again. Overall – Near Perfect 9.5/10 I am a fan of First-Person-Shooters (FPS) and all that is associated with them. This is a FPS technically, but it is so much more. It takes a tired, lost Resident Evil series, and breathes new life into it. It may be FPS, but it is survival horror and scavenging that the roots of this series introduced 20 years ago. The story details and ideas that went in this game prove that the mix of Western horror and Eastern horror can mix in story telling – There are a few quirks in this game, but it was fun. Resident Evil 7 is labeled as a survival horror first person shooter, but it is so much more. It takes a tired series and made a game that I am recommending to everyone. It was such a surprise – that I have not felt this way about a game in years. It has elements taken from past RE games, such puzzles, jump scares, scavenging, and action-adventure, and brings it to the now – not a tired old Umbrella story. Spending time with this game, it is apparent that Capcom wanted to create a statement, also to create a cinematic game, and different experience in a game – one not felt in a Resident Evil game before. RE7 took a chance to be different, and it worked. This game is gorgeous, involved, and deep - and it is not the same experience for everyone. The experience and horror is different for each user, which just shows you how much time and thought went into this game. With this much depth, it is hard to compare it to something else out right now, and you can’t. It is the perfect January release – for when game releases slow, the lull of winter sets in, and the year is just starting. Typically, when I play a game that I truly enjoy, I have a wow moment – maybe two. This game made me do that several different times. Maybe they weren’t WOW moments - more like OH SH$# moments. This game is definitely worth checking out, and I hope that it does not get lost in the with an early spring release, but for 2017, it is already in my GAMES OF THE YEAR list.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good

    Posted
    oscar
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    an of old school Resident Evil? You're going to LOVE this game. New to the Resident Evil series? You're going to LOVE this game. Dislike horror games? You're definitely going to HATE this game. Resident Evil 7 pays homage to where the original crafted the survival horror genre that so many fans know & love. A true modern survival horror done extremely well, if you're looking for that next title to do that genre justice look no further. The gameplay is a mix of old school with new school elements that takes the player on a thrilling and horrifying journey. PROS: -Graphics are jaw dropping. Sharp, detailed, and extremely unnerving textures & lighting. -The various creepy sounds you'll hear throughout this game will keep you on edge the whole way through. The soundtrack is extremely well done I feel, and was very subtle yet powerful in regards to enhancing the experiences and scenarios. -The game play is actually extremely fun. Killing enemies is actually extremely satisfying despite the fact that the best option in combat scenarios often at times is fleeing. _****THE STORY***** literally the best part of the game in my opinion. The whole time my cousin and I played this game we kept theorizing what would be the situation or what would happen next and we could not pin it at all. The fact that this story leaves you in complete mystery compared to Resident Evil 5/6's painfully obvious story arcs was a very pleasant surprise and quite the thrilling experience to unravel. -Had some Resident Evil 4-like gruesome deaths. I didn't experience nearly the amount that was in RE4 but the few that I did see were pretty......intense. -There is some replay value in regards to a key point of the story. Not going to give spoilers so take my word for it, especially if you care about the story then it would be worth going through again for this point alone. Also to try again on a harder difficulty setting because why not. I mean I guess you could just YouTube it after beating the game to find out what the difference is but that takes the fun out of it! CONS: -Puzzles are fun and neat but not that challenging in my opinion. Slightly disappointed in regards here. -I finished the game on the Normal difficulty @ 8.5 hours. I rushed a little in the third act though mainly because I wanted to find out what happened next in the story arc but ultimately in terms of length it's about average for a game. I suppose for those with busy schedules this could be considered a "Con" even. **Note: I never write reviews so apologies for my mediocre writing. Also I did NOT try VR so I cannot personally attest to the quality of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A return to form

    Posted
    Bryan
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    While far from perfect, Resident Evil 7 is a valiant effort by Capcom to return the series to its survival horror roots. Now being played from a first person persepctive, progression through the game mirrors that of the classic entries in the series that were released prior to Resident Evil 4. Elements such as exploration, backtracking, puzzle solving, finite ammo/supplies, and save rooms have all made a return. The unlockable "Madhouse" difficulty also removes almost all checkpoints and forces you to use cassette tapes, of which there is a limited amount, to manually save your game. Fans of the older Resident Evil games will recognize this as the typewriter/ink ribbon system used in those games. My issue with this is that it should have been implemented in all difficulties, not just Madhouse. When playing on Easy or Normal, there are ample checkpoints and you can manually save your game as many times as you want. Having no consequences for death goes a long way in negating the survival aspect of survival horror. Speaking of survival horror, Capcom certainly nailed the horror part. This is, in my opinion, the scariest game in the Resident Evil series by a fair margin. The game also supports virtual reality. I only played it the normal way and I can only imagine how scary it must be in VR. I did have some issues with the game. The final third of the game is much weaker than the first two thirds and is a bit jarring the first time you play it. The game also suffers from a severe lack of enemy variety. When all is said and done, I applaud Capcom for finally listening to the fans and attempting to create a true survival horror experience for the first time in 15 years. This game is a far cry from the action oriented direction that the series took starting with Resident Evil 4 and is much more in line with the earlier games in the series. If you're looking to scratch that classic survival horror itch, Resident Evil 7 might be just what the doctor ordered.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I only do this to balance ignorance

    Posted
    Pazzoutboy

    Leaving a negative review before you have played the game shows a personality of a hater normally I wouldn't even say anything but I'm a 42 year old gamer I luv alll games I own both Xbox and ps they both offer something different and I happen to luv psvr I can only hope it will last and grow because I can't take a mortgage out to buy a super computer for the other 2 but I see this nonsense all the time now haters going off on battlefield because there COD fanboys and vise versa spoiled gamers nitpicking the heck out of every game and system they most of the time read about and haven't even tried now I can't promise the new resident evil will be great from the demo I have high hopes I'll say that but to leave a negative review for a game that's not even out well that's a new one ok you don't like resident evils changes well I disagree I enjoyed all the games before and after and I hope I will enjoy this one I'm sorry but to keep a title alive it has to chage or it gets stale Geers of war is a great example after 2 I took a few years off because every new game was the same it needs to change if you long for the old style of resident evil then go play it I miss part 5 so just 2 days ago bought it again I don't know maybe I'm wrong here I grew up playing pong and had rabbit ears now ppl argue about what's better hd or blue ray lol wow and don't get me wrong I'm sure my own 5 year old son will grow up a spoiled gamer I got him a 360 when he was 2 when I should of started him with the Atari 2600 so he would grow up with appreciation anyway good luck with living to hate I'm sure that will work out for ya

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Anxiety Attack

    Posted
    GREYvalkyrie
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    Played both the demo and a wee-bit at a local convention, and I must say that I have not been this excited for a Resident Evil game in a while! To the one who left a negative review, unfortunately it seems like they are not veterans of the series. Yes, they switched it up to a first-person POV but they went back to the original horror feel that made Resident Evil so fantastic to the point of where you see exactly why it managed to hold its own next to other popular series like Silent Hill, Parasite Eve and the arcade demographics of House of the Dead. You are left vulnerable. You don't have many options. You are naked and don't even have the knowledge of an Umbrella member or military/police officer knowledge. If anything, they went ALL the way back to basics and that's a huge part of what makes this game so darn amazing. It's TERRIFYING because of how naked you feel and with the addition of VR, it'll have goosebumps creeping up and down your arms, the hair standing stiff and your heart literally racing from start to finish. The jump scares make sense and spread out at a decent and reasonable distance, but the part that makes this game such a beauty is the fact that the creators purposely abuse what we THINK is going to happen and does the exact opposite. To put it bluntly, this game will give you anxiety and have you guarding your doors and windows.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Back to classic RE games

    Posted
    JD123
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    Many people are quick to judge because you aren't a trained police, military, or special forces soldier/ police member. You are a normal untrained civilian. You are put into this situation, that it is why you are in first person, to get an immersive gameplays experience, as if you are the one playing the game yourself. No fixed cameras as other previous games, in which you can look around the corner and know what is coming. Except in this game it is not the case, although you can sneak and look around the corner. The game combines elements of skill in quick thinking, would you rather be stealthy and try to evade or try to fend of the enemies. As in say RE3 were you had the choice to flee or fight. Now the combat, again the main character, Ethan, is an untrained soldier/police/special forces. I must remind you. So don't expect combat to be relatively easy as in past games. It is expected that you will die a lot. As for ammo it isn't as rare as once thought to be. But use it wisely. For you may use it on say the wrong situation. And then be faced with a boss with no ammo. The game is intense, it does have jump scares. It's like a thriller, in terms of being intense, at least for me I do not scared easily, in the time of saying being chased by through the house and you can't really fight, so best is to run. Also the decisions you do in the game affect the outcome of the story. So you can go back and play the game multiple time, which is too sweet. Hopefully my review has helped you, if you were having doubts. It is a real good game, definitely recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Be Afraid.....Be Very Very Afraid!!

    Posted
    Wals
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    I have only completed about a third of the game at this time so please keep that in mind while reading the review and my opinion. The game is not unlike the demo which was only meant as a sample for the gameplay and graphics. I purchased the game for my PS4 Pro since that seems to have been the lead platform but the XBOX ONE S demo played just as good. The controller is smooth as butter for all functions which are very easy to learn and use. The graphics and colors are subdued but that was probably to give the impression that your were having a real bad dream. The shading and lighting are used effectively which adds to the creepiness of the areas to be explored. This is definitely a Resident Evil horror-survival game but with some new variations such as being in the first-person view. You are in a house that is populated by a family that apparently was infected by some virus that made them insane along with having zombie-like and strange physical characteristics which makes them not impossible but very difficult to eliminate. Weapons and ammo are somewhat scarce and sometimes ineffective when used directly against the family which means you have to figure out some other way to bring them down. There are also some slime/sludge monsters running around and those can be eliminated with well-placed shots to the head. There is a traditional item management system in place like the early Resident Evil games so that should be familiar to most users. Problem solving is not overly difficult but it can be unclear sometimes as to what is needed and involves a little too much backtracking for my taste but you will get very familiar with the house and adjacent buildings in the process. That is where I took the one star off from the rating. Overall, the game is very immersive and provides several really good jump-scare scenes that you don't expect. I have to play the game in short sessions to give me chance to calm down, especially after a nerve-wracking segment! If you are looking for a new well-made horror-survival game, then this is definitely worth playing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Coming along in VR

    Posted
    David
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    I have been trying to play this game strictly in VR and I just can’t get myself all the way through it. The way the jump scares are in this game, VR is the way it feels best. But, no matter how I change the settings I get motion sickness or I can’t move fast enough to play the game. If the settings are slower, to prevent motion sickness, the moment you need to run and shoot something, you can’t get away fast enough, which becomes frustrating to have to do a scene all over again. In VR it gives you a true sense of fear. You are looking around corners, looking over your shoulder, jumping at the slightest shadow. There were some scenes that I was more amazed at how cool it looked than at how scary it was. There are some times though that can throw it off, like when you see your hands are just floating there and the cut scenes become a flat box. I feel the game would be a whole lot better in VR if they allowed the Move controllers instead of the standard controller, especially when it comes to being required to attack something. It just feels so unnatural to try and point a dot at the center of my face for a weapon instead of pointing a gun like in other Move controlled games, especially when you are trying to get away at the same time. The game is 4K HDR on the PS4 Pro and looks sharp as ever on my TV. However, everything now looks shiny, as if it were wet. I would expect a lot of this scenery to be a flat dingy, dusty type setting, especially since dust is always floating in the air, but it is not. Old boards on the walls look like they are shimmering the reflection of light. I understand some areas of the game should be like that, but not everywhere and everything. I still think this game and the story that goes along with it are awesome. It is not the typical Resident Evil game where we are constantly killing zombies, but more of a puzzle/mystery escape room type game.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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