Resident Evil 5 - PC

Also known as: Biohazard 5', 'Resident Evil 5 Collector's Edition

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Also for: PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D First-person / Third-person Genre:
Adventure: Survival Horror
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Capcom Soft. Co.: Capcom
Publishers: Capcom (GB/GB)
Released: 18 Sept 2009 (GB)
Unknown (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 18+, BBFC 18, ESRB Mature 17+ (M)
Accessories: 360 Controller Support, Headset, 3D Vision Glasses


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Resident Evil, one of the most revered series in gaming, is back to put the willies right up you once again. The fifth game in the series has a lot to live up to, with Resident Evil 4 holding a very special place in the hearts of survival horror fans. Will it be up to it? We hope so.

The game sees long-time Resident Evil hero, Chris Redfield, thrust back into the thick of things. And by 'things' we mean 'horde of zombie killers hungry for squelchy brains'. Having chased the undead around the globe and now working for a new organisation, Redfield heads to Africa where a terrifying new bioterrorism threat has emerged. It's turning the people and animals into mindless killers, and it needs sorting out.

Redfield isn't alone. He'll have Sheva Alomar to lend her strength, speed, sharpshooting (and sexiness) to his efforts. Sheva's presence is crucial to the game's core mechanics, as she enables both online and offline co-op play. Even when you're just playing with the AI, Redfield and Sheva will get to the serious business of slaying zombies together and you'll need to watch each other's backs to survive.

PC players get a bit of bonus materiel, too. As well as new costumes and an improved mercenaries mode with three times as many enemies, the game makes use of GeForce 3D Vision technology to pull you right into the action.

As with past Resi titles, gameplay is tight and tense. You'll have to be ruthlessly efficient as you pop off headshots and try to conserve your limited ammo. Keeping a cool head is the name of the game! Not necessarily so easy, since you're in Africa...