Resident Evil 7 Biohazard - Xbox One [Digital]

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • SKU: 5679305
  • Release Date: 01/24/2017
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ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Strong language
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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1065 out of 1097)

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  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: Other
  • Release Date: 01/24/2017

Synopsis


Resident Evil 7 biohazard sets a new course for the Resident Evil series as it leverages its roots and opens the door to a truly terrifying horror experience. Set within a sinister plantation in Dulvey, Louisiana the game takes place after the dramatic events of Resident Evil 6. Main character Ethan Winters has been led to the abandoned location in search of his missing wife, and there he encounters the mysterious Baker family – including Jack and Marguerite, who have seemingly been missing from the area with no recent contact to anyone.

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Fear, combat, exploration, and item management: these are the four pillars of survival horror, a genre that has never been more masterfully executed than in the gameplay of Resident Evil

Step into the new Isolated View and experience true survival horror in a world created by the all-new RE Engine

The RE Engine was specifically designed with the development of Resident Evil 7 in mind



Overall customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Return to Form for the 'Resident Evil' series

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    ColdIceAge
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    To anyone who thinks that "Resident Evil VII: Biohazard" would be a cheap rip-off of "Outlast" or even trying to replicate the success of "P.T" or so, Capcom was working on development of this entry years before the runaway success of the previous mentioned game / demo, and it stands on its own in true form. I have a few pros and cons worth noting on this game, but quick capsule review is fans of survival horror should definitely pick this game up. Pros: The game goes back to basics of exploring a mysterious estate and compel the player to be quick on their feet with deciding when to fight and when to run away. The game also scales back (in a good, big way) on the whole global anti-terrorism action that the Resident Evil series was starting to become more and more known for following the success of "Resident Evil 4." I say this was a nice feature because it makes you feel in a more realistic setting in a way, rather than playing as professional government agents armed with devastating weaponry and hardcore fighting skills. The story is genius in its simplicity with titular character Ethan coming to the Baker Plantation to find his wife long thought to be dead. The main antagonists, the Bakers, are also terrifying in their mannerisms and actions - and they are definitely more than meets the eye. What I was also pleasantly surprised at was how the Bakers are also sympathetic and some may even consider it tragic. Weapons in this game aren't too varied but that adds to the realism. Instead of being able to equip rocket launchers and bio-chemical weapons, it's back to simple guns and even homemade weapons that can be completely missable if you don't put the effort in finding and creating them. Ammo and health is also scarce and crafting becomes a necessity which can take up your very limited inventory space and makes you weigh out what the most important things to carry with you are. The fear is also very real: there are a few cheap jump scares (although they do work when they are done, so I do give credit where it is due), but the atmosphere is something that must be commended as even walking the long hallways of the main estate, the dilapidated old house, or the wide open yard make you feel as though anything could pop up at anytime. As I said before, if you enjoy survival horror and have longed to see Resident Evil show that they still know how to create an an intense horror game, this is a must buy. For those looking for a real challenge, there is a mode called 'madhouse', and it more than lives up to the name! Cons: Here's where replay value can be affected - the game is actually fairly short in the scope of open-world games. While I will say that this is by far not an open-world game (I almost thought it would be, given that it looked like it would be a giant mansion with other outer areas to explore beyond the main home), after replaying it about three times now I can see how familiarity can make it seem smaller when going through it again. Apart from the Bakers, there are only TWO main other repeating enemy types and I can see why people will not like that; there are also no zombies and it almost seems like a zombie-less (or other infected human type virus) game doesn't really deserve to be in the same series of RE. With the exception of the very, very end and one other completely missable newspaper, they never even allude to anything from the franchise. It's also worth mentioning that the end can also be a bit of a head scratcher. I still enjoyed it but if your thoughts dwell heavily on it it does seem a little strange. I will admit now that I didn't play "Resident Evil 6", so I may have missed some storylines if they were meant to bleed over into RE7. As I said in the positives, a lot of the global anti-terrorism elements were scaled back, but they definitely not removed completely. I think the game is broken up into two main parts - I won't spoil anything but I will say that up until you make an important decision is where the game's second half begins (in my opinion), and I think the second half is where the story begins to creep back up in that territory of trying a little hard with bio-terror elements. It doesn't go off the rails and it does explain everything that was going on in the first half but it still seems somewhat outrageous. While the cons don't seem to be that much, I know some of these are important to some people. There is also one last thing I wanted to mention regarding the main set of antagonists, but out of respect for people who are deciding on buying the game I'll hold off so as not to spoil anything. Great game, especially if you've been a fan of the franchise since the first one and have stuck with Capcom throughout. Survival horror is back and it is definitely worth all the hype.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This game is a must buy

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    omendt
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Game is pretty decent.

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    Matt12345678
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    Read the review online to form your opinion over mine. The game is decent and I'm enjoying it so far (two "chapters" left for me before I'm done). My problem with this game is that the protagonist is so boring and the story for how things kick off is so dumb and unbelievable. I know this is a video game, but they could have tried at least to make things a little more realistic with how this character and other characters react to the "events" going down in this game, especially since this is maybe trying to reboot the series. There's hardly any enemies you encounter throughout the game on the default difficulty and when these slimy, slow dudes show up, you can literally just walk around most of them or run to conserve ammo. Most enemies will just disappear at certain points and not even pursue you. You can always just walk into a safe room and they'll go away as well. The game is fun enough to explore so far. The boss battles are decent and the found footage (the 3 of them that there are) are nice excursions to play. The game look good and runs smooth. I picked this up super cheap so it's good for what it is. My main issue is why can't they just reboot and go back to more of the Resident Evil remake that came out on the Gamecube? Ever since RE4 with these bio, mutated blobs and insects popping out of people's heads, I've never really found the game that interesting. It's a step in the right direction for the series. Hopefully, future dlc and RE games stick to a similar formula.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing experience

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    DommTheDon
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    This game is truly amazing. I Have played 1,2,3,4,5,6 zero, Veronica, and Survivor. I am pretty close to being able to say that Biohazard is my favorite Resident Evil game. The way the Bakers work in game and interact with you is incredible. The story is awesome IMO and at first you wonder how it connects to Resident Evil, but later in the game it sure delivers and explains that connection and has a great unforeseen unraveling. The Graphics and new RE Engine in this game is just mind-blowing and looks really well. I would highly recommend this game to any person regardless of if they are a Resident Evil veteran or not. I so far have beaten it twice for both endings and plan on playing it again for more of the achievements and things I missed in the first two playthroughs. I haven't checked out the newly released DLC's but i have heard they are fantastic so I am going to be diving into those shortly. Honestly, This game probably deserves a 10/10 IMO, and I hope they continue the rest of the games on a similar path as this, It made me more excited then 5 or 6 did. Not hating on those, they just didn't have a fear factor as this one did and "Resident Evil" in my opinion should always have a fear factor and you should always feel under powered or very cautious in these games. OVERALL GREAT GAME! I recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A breath of fresh air for the series

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    Detritus
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    Riding on the coattails of the discontinued Silent Hill: PT, Resident Evil 7 completely flips the script on previous titles by putting you in a tense and very visceral first person perspective. All you know going in is your girlfriend has been missing for years only to send you a message wanting you to come find her in a very remote and seemingly abandoned location. Thus begins a fight for survival against one of the most twisted families ever conceived in a video-game. To say the game is scary would be a severe understatement, there have been far too many times something would happen while playing that would uneven me to the point that I'd have to pause to take a breather. The tension and atmosphere are incredible and even after multiple playthroughs it never truly dissipates. You always feel on edge, never truly safe. And you aren't. The difficulty is definitely a step up from previous titles and the puzzles harken back to the original Resident Evil. All in all I couldn't be happier with the latest entry in the series and with a healthy amount of dlc available already there's more than enough content to keep me playing for quite some time. Good job Capcom, I look forward to what's in store for this series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    There's nothing like it

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    Fivenine
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    I am a huge fan of the horror genre and we all know that it's vastly underrepresented in the video game industry, pertaining to the next gen Xbox One all we've really had access to is the Evil Within and Alien Isolation. Resident Evil 7 blows those other horror experiences out of the water. Resident Evil 7 changes it up by adopting a first person perspective, and instead of playing as a trained cop or federal agent with lots of guns at your disposal, you play as an average joe with little skill and no weapons training; this really adds a layer of unexpectedness to each enemy encounter. The game does an incredible job of mounting tension and dread, you never know what will happen when you turn the corner or enter a dark room. The mechanics take some getting used to, you feel a bit clumsy while sprinting or aiming, this adds to the feeling of general helplessness as you venture through the game. I've played about 3 hours so far and I have no complaints about this game whatsoever. Playing with friends who don't know what's coming next is a blast, the looks on their faces is always priceless. If you like the horror genre you owe it yourself to give this a go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Different and Amazing

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    Resident Evil 6 caught a lot of flack from people and they must have listened to feedback and gone a completely different direction with the game. This game is a first person game that returns to the survival horror roots of Resdient Evil. There is a limited amount of ammo and a limited amount of enemies. Since you feel that ammo is precious you treat it like it is with every shot you take, with the exception of any boss fights as they are all bullet sponges like in most every RE game. So something that I have loved about a number of the newer resident evil games (4,5,6 (don't hate) and 7) is that they have a New Game + that makes the game fun to play over and over again. I loved my first time through the game and I played it on Easy, which gives you a few things that make it easier to make it through the higher difficulties. Beating those can unlock you even better items and so on. It's a great game, very gory, and a story you can actually somewhat understand, which I don't think is something the series is known for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid but straight forward

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    Phantasm
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    Resident Evil: Biohazard is a throwback to past entries in that it focuses on survival horror. You assume the role of Ethan Winter, an Everyman who is seeking to find his wife. Resources are limited, the atmosphere remains tense throughout the game, and the story is restrained. In other words, it does not place spectacle over substance. While everything within the game is very solid and competent, it is also straight forward and a bit predictable. There are several moments where the storytelling shifts in the way it is presented and, thus, offers a bit of variety. When playing Madhouse difficulty, the change in resource management necessitated by saves that are both limited and must be found offer another variation in playing the game. If you are looking for a solid survival horror game and don't mind a straight forward narrative, the newest entry to the resident evil saga represents a prime choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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