Resident Evil 5 (2009)

by Christopher
4 minutes read


Resident Evil 5 is celebrated for its action and co-op gameplay but critiqued for straying from its survival horror roots and issues with the AI companion.


Introduced as the seventh installment in the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil 5 builds on the legacy of Resident Evil 4 with enhanced over-the-shoulder gameplay and a significant focus on cooperative play.


Chris Redfield teams up with Sheva Alomar to investigate a bioterrorist threat in Africa. Together, they face the infected local population and the challenge of uncovering the truth behind the Uroboros project.


Main characters include Chris Redfield, Sheva Alomar, and the antagonist Albert Wesker, with the introduction of new enemies called Majini.


Gameplay features an over-the-shoulder view, emphasizing action and co-op mechanics. The game is noted for its slow movement and gunplay, requiring players to stop moving to fire, enhancing the tactical aspect of combat.

Reception and Critiscism

Resident Evil 5 received mixed reviews, with a Metacritic user score of 7.4. Critics praised the co-op gameplay and action sequences but criticized the departure from the series’ horror roots and the AI partner’s behavior.


While Resident Evil 5 offers an engaging action experience with its co-op gameplay, it remains a divisive title in the series due to its focus on action over horror and the challenges with AI companions.

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