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Resident Evil 5
Sub Genre:
Survival Horror
Release Date (US):
March 13th, 2009
Release Date (UK):
March 13th, 2009
Online Players:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
8 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
7 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360

About Resident Evil 5

Produced by series veteran Jun Takeuchi, this next-generation follow-up to the terrifying series introduces the theme of escape as its core survival instinct. As Chris Redfield (former S.T.A.R.S. member and now part of the BSAA unit), your life is in danger as you strive to complete your most dangerous mission yet in a sweltering desert colony where a new breed of evil has been unleashed. Swarms of marauding evil beings will charge at you when your pulse is racing at a heart-shattering pace. Environments will play a bigger factor than ever here, using the power of next-gen systems to create a world where terror might lurk in any alcove or shadow. Powerful lighting effects overwhelm the player with mirage movement and blinding brilliance, and even in the light of day, there is no safe haven in this Resident Evil.



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Resident Evil 5 is an incredibly satisfying, non-stop action romp from start to finish. An essential purchase for fans and newcomers alike.

We like

  • The stunning visuals
  • Teaming up with a mate in the superb online co-op mode
  • The ample replay value and unlockables

We dislike

  • The occasionally poor AI
  • The simplicity of some of the bosses
  • The lack of challenging puzzles

See PSU's review on Metacritic & GameRankings

Let’s get one thing abundantly clear from the start – Resident Evil 5 is not a survival horror game. Far removed from its predecessors, this latest entry in Capcom’s venerable franchise is an action-packed shooter, filled to the rafters with intense battles, ostentatious bosses, and egomaniacal villains that could quite have easily been plucked from the pages of a Marvel Comic book. And we bloody love it. ...



Cheat: Inventory Duplication

This requires two very cooperative human players, and a Live connection.

1 // In the Inventory Lobby, invite a friend.

2 // Start the level (use 1.2 to make it easy). Have the host hand items (Rotten Eggs, First Aid, Ammo) off to the guest for duplication....

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