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Resident Evil 5 (2009)

Biohazard 5 (original title)
Sent in by the BSAA, Chris Redfield has a new mission. It takes him into South Africa where he encounters a new horror and relives an old past.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Redfield (voice)
Sheva Alomar (voice) (as Karen Dyer)
Albert Wesker (voice)
Patricia Ja Lee ...
Jill Valentine (voice)
Josh Stone (voice)
Excella Gionne (voice)
Ricardo Irving (voice)
Adam D. Clark ...
Ozwell E. Spencer (voice) (as Adam Clark)
Dan DeChant (voice)
Douglas Rye ...
Dan DeChant (voice)
Kirk Mathison (voice)
Dave Johnson (voice)
Reynard Fisher (voice)
Dave Mallow ...
HQ (voice)
Woman in Trouble (voice)


Sent in by the BSAA, Chris Redfield has a new mission. It takes him into South Africa where he encounters a new horror and relives an old past.

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You Don't Have To Face Fear Alone


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13 March 2009 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


This game was the first Resident Evil to be released on the PS3 and Xbox 360. See more »


The Gatling Gun is incorrect in this game, in real life, the GG is a hand crack gun that it attached to a turret of some kind. In the game, it's a Mini Gun that runs off a battery. See more »


Ricardo Irving: [sees Chris and Sheva while about to blow up the oil field] Splendid timing! You's two are just in time for the fireworks show! BOOM! Hahahahaha!
[leaves on his boat]
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Referenced in Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) See more »


Wind of Madness
Music & Lyrics: Kota Suzuki [Capcom]
Additional orchestral music written, orchestrations and conducted by: Wataru Hokoyama
Japanese-English lyrics translator: Miguel E. Corti
Scoring producers: Tomonobu Kikuchi [Sony Music Publishing, Inc.], Tetsuya Shibata [Capcom]
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Resident Evil: Zero Atmosphere
16 August 2009 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Resi 5 looks good and sounds good, but despite all the prettiness and bells and whistles the gameplay, I'm sorry to say, is rather mundane.

The Plagas virus from Resi 4 comes back and is infecting African tribesman and shanty town locals. Chris Redfield returns with his new partner Sheva to find out just who is pulling the strings this time. Gee, do think it will be Wesker...again?

There is very little in this game that is fresh. 90% of it is simply lifted from Resi 4 (dilapidated villages, grotty, rusting facilities, mines, yadda-yadda-yadda), though none of the atmosphere that made it so re-playable is present. Bringing the action out of the darkness and into the sunlight was a big mistake. There is also a disappointing lack of interesting weapons and upgrades cost too much, considering how little gold and treasures you encounter during the course of the levels (there is unfortunately no Cockney Merchant). Plus you never really feel the power of the upgrades.

Having played through the game twice I was rewarded with a few paltry unlockables. As well as being a criminally short and easy game there are not many reasons to trudge through it again.

A minor disappointment. I'm just glad I didn't pay full price for it.

Graphics A Sound A Gameplay B Lasting Appeal C+

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