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Resident Evil 5

A TPP action game, another entry in the popular horror game series. Resident Evil 5 takes place 10 years after the destruction of Racoon City. Main hero – Chris Redfield – travels to Africa to investigate origins of the mysterious T Virus that changes humans into zombies.

Action | TPP | survival horror | zombie | for 2 people | TPS | reeditions/remasters/remakes | co-op | splitscreen

Resident Evil 5 Release Date


PS3 X360







developer: Capcom publisher: Capcom Official website

Resident Evil 5 is another entry in virtual horror series, known in Japan as Biohazard. The reason why Country of Cherry Blossoms has been mentioned is because it is home to Capcom company, which created the whole series. Though it has been developed under the lead of Jun Takeuchi, father of Resident Evil (as well as Onimusha), new part differs visibly from its predecessors.


The fifth Resident Evil starts 10 years after destruction of Racoon City, in 2008. We accompany Chris Redfield during his trip to hot Africa – an area of origin of mysterious T-virus. With his newly assigned partner, Sheva Alomar, he is ordered to prevent sale of BOWs (Bio-Organic Weapons) on black market. Soon they find out that locals have been infected and turned into zombie-like creatures called Majini. As if it wasn’t enough, two agents learn of an existence of new type of virus.


Eastern developers of Resident Evil 5 for PC, PS4 and etc. gave up on locked camera, which has been present in horror games like Alone in the Darkseries. Now we observe our hero from behind, like in typical 3D action games. Another change comes in form of environment, as we explore e.g. a desert during daytime. But the fear remained key element of gameplay, mainly due to various monstrosities. As usual, protagonist is given wide variety of weapons to deal with enemies who outnumber him – weaponry consists of knife, shotgun, pistol, machine gun, grenades etc.

Technical aspects

Selecting PCs along with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as target platforms allowed Capcom’s developers to create highly detailed visuals, generated in real time with 60 frames per second animations. Virtual surroundings are especially eye-catching, as we can notice realistic textures, dynamic play of light and shadow, weather effects etc. Character models are equally well-made – we can see, for example, main’s hero natural beard, and sometimes even his eyes with slight dark rings around them. It is noteworthy that this is the first Resident Evil game released for stationary console of Bill Gates’ company.

Last updated on 07 August 2009

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-2  

Media type: 1 DVD

User score: 8.2 / 10 based on 6005 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 7.2 / 10 based on 2028 votes.

PEGI rating Resident Evil 5

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Resident Evil 5 System requirements

Microsoft Xbox 360

Xbox 360

  • Uses:
  • Xbox Live
PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Core 2 Quad 2.8 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 9800 or better)
  • 8 GB HDD
  • Windows XP/Vista
Microsoft XBOX ONE

Xbox One

  • Uses:
  • Xbox Live
Sony PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4

  • Uses:
  • PlayStation Network
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