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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A return to form in a different perspective

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    MrFuzzy
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    Imagine if Resident Evil 1 starred a nobody and took place in first person. That's the simplest way of describing RE7. And that's a good thing! RE7's main plot is far removed from the usual Umbrella shenanigans and deals with issues much closer to home. In fact you are on a plantation in Louisiana cut off from the world trying to rescue your wife from a crazy family. It's more than that of course but that would be spoiling a lot of surprises. The game really plays like RE1 with bizarre puzzles, ammo sponge bosses, creepy enemies, item conservation and limits on what you can carry but there's modern touches too, like no limits on how often you can save (but saving is limited by location and special auto save checkpoints) and having a bit more mobility. In 2D this game is scary and graphic. Probably the most extreme visually speaking. Decay in all forms throughout the game. In VR the game really shines. And it's the entire experience too. You can aim and shoot with your head and lean around corners without exposing yourself. And everything literally is in your face now. If you are squeamish VR might push you. Game takes about 10 hours to beat. Usual first time length for an RE. But since this is the gold edition there is all the DLC to explore. Not A Hero I hear is the best but I haven't gotten a chance to play them all yet. In time... Really I have no complaints about this package or game. RE7 was a much needed shot of creativity to the series while returning back to what we loved about RE games in the first place: survival horror.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great game

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    Skye
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    I use the full review scale so that is a very good score. There are a ton of experiences that I wouldn't waste my time on this generation, but RE7 is not one of them. And with the Gold Edition it's even better. The design of the game is great. You will frequently come across locked doors or things impeding your progress that you need something for. As you go along the other route, you find what you need and eureka moment, you now know what you need to bypass the barrier in true Metroidvania fashion. This extends into the DLC as well (at least with End of Zoe and Not a Hero). The game has excellent pacing and a cool, well thought out story. The pieces of the plot start to fall into place, shedding light on earlier details. Resource management is fun because you can save all your good stuff for the ending. Shame about the generic enemies, though. They also could've made the puzzles (if you can call them that) a little harder. Overall, it's nowhere near Resident Evil 4's level of quality, but like I said, it's a great game nonetheless made even better by the DLC. The DLC has the same great design as the main game, though with new mechanics. I highly recommend you play Not a Hero and End of Zoe. Even though their stories aren't all that, and they don't really add much to the main game as far as revelations are concerned (the files you can find are still entertaining, though), the gameplay in these DLCs is still great. All the DLC is on disc, except for Not a Hero which you need to download from the PS Store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Return of Resi

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    NESGUY94
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    The last few entries into the Resident Evil franchise have anything from mediocre to downright dismal. Thankfully, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard has broken free of this trend. Let start with VR. This is one of the best games for virtual reality to date and this mode is included at no cost. This isn't a lazy port to VR either. RE7 feels like it was designed around this concept instead of shoehorning it in at the end. There are more than a few truly terrifying moments in this game - even better, Resi 7 doesn't rely on jump scares for its horror. The claustrophobic and eerie atmosphere make every moment tense. One thing I'd like to mention is that this game made me feel physically sick, (dizzy and nauseous) especially while watching someone else play, VR mode fixed this entirely for me. There are other people who have also experienced this so keep that in mind when purchasing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great game with a catch for physical collectors

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    TECHASPiKE
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    This game is terrifying and excellent. But a note to collectors with a focus on preservation: The "Gold Edition" features (aka, all of the DLC that is included on the disc) cannot be found on the main menu until the Day One patch is installed. In other words, even though this release DOES technically include all of the content on the disc (except for the "Not a Hero" campaign, which is a free download) none of it can be accessed until the Day One patch adds them to the main menu. So in a post PS4-online-server world, this content will be locked out of reach. Since many people wait to buy these releases of games in an effort to have a complete archived version of the game, this is less-than ideal :(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Modern take on an old school genre.

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    Jently
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    Not only is it refreshing in terms of graphics, story and characters, but the series takes its first gameplay change since RE4. Similar to Outlast, the first person mode really makes for a challenging and frightening experience, especially when playing in VR. By itself, the main story plays out quite satisfactory but ultimately the Gold Edition answers most, if not all questions concerning the motives, conclusions and whereabouts of any characters and plot threads introduced in the base game. Of course, the DLC also adds a variety of gameplay changes and elements to take on that'll create a new challenge for even those who've mastered the vanilla campaign.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Return to Form for Resident Evil

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    Shimmy
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    Though it features a new gameplay style for the series by featuring a first person perspective, this entry very much feels akin to the way most of the franchise played prior to RE4. This is mostly thanks to the way that the horror elements and tension compliment the slower, more methodical combat and puzzles that were overshadowed or fully missing from some of the later games in the franchise. The movement can feel a bit too slow at times, which is probably my only real gripe with the game so far. Otherwise the gameplay is thrilling, the scares feel well earned and the game looks grotesque in the best possible way with the PS4 pro enhancements.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game in VR!

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    Vip2
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    It is like being in one of those 80s text adventure games. Except you can see the door that you try to open and it is turns out to be locked. Then you realize you need the key from your inventory and use it on the door to unlock it. Too bad it doesn't use the move controllers for a more immersive dual hand experience. Also, some of the included DLC is not VR capable. Turing is a but nausea inducing especially the default "blink" or "stutter" turning. There is an option to go smooth (better for me but not quite nausea free). Which turning option is better depends on the individual though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Itchy. Tasty.

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    BacksteatReviewer
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    A great turning point for the Resident Evil series. Whereas Resi 4 took the series too far into the third person action territory, Resi 7 brings it back to the weird, B-Movie horror/adventure game roots. This is the real step forward for the franchise. The first person perspective put you squarely in the character shoses and let you experience the world first hand. It does stumble with some of the design choices, characters, and enemies but it keeps it from derailing by having great graphics, controls, interaction and immersion. Resident Evil 1 light if you will. Not a perfect game but a step in the right direction.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

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    bestbuycustomer
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    Love the resident evil series games. This one is a complete newly experience that doesnt go deep into raccoon police department story but behind a sadistic family who undergoes a demonic presence of a little girl. The monsters are not zombies which i didnt like. I mean resident evil suppose to have zombies right?. The creature are scary looking but only few creatures were in this game. Overall this gold edition was what i looking for with the dlc. Was worth the wait i guess and price match it to gamestop. If you are a horror fan of Resident Evil games start with this one. RE 1 then past 5 and 6 RE 4 is good too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Feels like Resident Evil again

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    Ness27
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    I've played this game in VR mode, so that is what I'm basing this short review off of. The game does a good job of being scary in the same way the first one did 2 decades ago. The VR actually adds to the experience and I don't think I will ever forget the dread I felt the first time I had to walk into the darkness. The controls work really good and the game does a good job of restricting your view as you move faster, keeping the camera from making me feel queasy. If you have PSVR and want to be scared, play this game. Made the purchase of the headset feel totally worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing in VR!

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    GumballsGameroom
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    A return to greatness for the series! As a huge proponent of Virtual Reality and owner of over 150 VR games RE7 remains among my top 3 games. I've never been a huge fan of horror games or movies because of the disconnect of watching on a flat screen. Playing RE7 in VR felt like I was inside the Baker house, the immersion level is incredible. I was genuinely terrified at times, the hair on the back of my arms standing up in anticipation of what atrocity I would run across next. Perfectly executed, a true masterpiece that I will return to again and again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great horror game, but dislike many DLC.

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    EviLilMonkey
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    I love that RE started off as a puzzle thriller/horror/OTS game but hated what it had turned into, basically a shooter with a little puzzle thrown in. RE7 takes it back to the horror roots in this game and the VR mode is freaky worth it. The base game and some DLC are well worth the purchase of this edition but I hate that there is a return to the almost run and gun that RE has become. The Not A Hero DLC just urks me. Get it and do not play the game in VR when you have cats in the room, or do, and have a heart attack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Caution, VR may cause dizziness

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    Tiana
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    I did not make it very far into the game before I had to turn it off. The movement controls for VR made me incredibly nauseous. However, I have watched the GameGrumps play through as well as some others online and I look forward to playing more normally (without VR). So far the beginning is a little spooky, and does look good considering while wearing the VR headset. I hadn't reached any serious jump scares yet, but I'm interested in seeing how it plays out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great return to creepy form, dlc is so so

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    Gregory
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    I really enjoyed this game, and it was refreshing to get back to survival horror after several mediocre action games in the series. Some of that trademark hammy dialogue makes its way into the game, but that's kind of par for the course with RE. The dlc is all here in the gold edition, although it's more hit or miss. Some of the minigames are fun but nothing special. And the story dlc is a nice diversion after finishing the main game but also not really anything special.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic in VR

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    Michael
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    After waiting forever for this game to go on a sale I finally picked it up and wish I had purchased it right away at full price. This is a terrifying experience in VR and one of the strongest examples of why VR will continue to grow as a platform. Both flat and VR modes feature superb graphics, especially on the PS4 Pro. The story itself is somewhat predictable but enjoyable overall. If you have PSVR you must own this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Back to Horror

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    Catabolize
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    I didn't have too much of a problem with 4, 5, and 6's action oriented direction but I did prefer the previous entries focus on atmospheric horror that 7 has returned to. Solid puzzle solving and item management while exploring a mansion type area. First person perspective took some getting used to but it added a more claustrophobic feeling. An overall back to form for Capcom and the Resident Evil series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good isolated game

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    Antny
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    I used to be a huge Resident Evil fan (Resi4 is one of my top 10 games ever), and I was not disappointed. I had it on the normal difficulty and haven’t gone back since, didn’t play the included DLC. The game is almost perfect until the third act when numerous gross worm looking enemies spawn throughout the house, and they are just not fun to fight. If you like creepy games this is excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely worth a buy!

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    Mpg88
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    Although it retains a little bit of the Capcom cheesiness of previous Resident Evils, RE7 is much more immersive and terrifying than previous entries. I've played most of the previous entries in the series and found this one to be close to the top of them all. Since this contains almost all of the DLC released for it, it's an extremely good deal. The DLC is all on-disc, so there's no codes to redeem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent in VR

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    Afterlife
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    Game was great when playing it on my 65'' OLED but it turned out to be awesome with the PSVR. This game is not for the faint of heart in VR I am really glad that the developers went back to their roots for this game because it was like the resident evil 1 and 2 games. I absolutely loved the gameplay, story and the jump scares . $20 for the complete gold edition is a no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Survival Horror in Top Form.

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    Solidus88
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    This game really messed with my head the first time I played through it. It is scary, strategic and above all, it is survival horror because I felt like I was surviving playing this game. I am a huge fan of the series and genre so for me this was not even a question to buy. BONUS: The Gold Edition has all the DLC which are extremely fun and they come at a savings by buying it as an all in one package.

    I would recommend this to a friend