Payton H. Wilmott, Youthlink Writer
It's been a while since I've picked up a game that was thrilling enough to make me want to complete it, but fate has intervened and this week I have a great one to share.
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
Let the truth be known - I hate the movies and Resident Evil (RE) for Playstation 1 was the last RE I've ever played, until now. I was always worried about heart failure when playing RE so I passed on playing the rest of them, but RE 5 is a whole new ball game.
Game play (9 out 10)
Many of you may not know it but RE 5: Gold Edition is really the original RE 5 with a lot of bonus material, additional side missions and tons of other stuff in one package. Like all other REs before this, you'll have a ratio of 10 bullets to every 10,000 zombies, which makes the game scary in itself. Also, RE 5 allows these zombies to have guns, rocket launchers, chainsaws, cutlasses and axes too, which is an unfair advantage, but that's the game.
Graphics and Sound (9 out 10)
For a game that was made in 2009, you would be surprised how great the graphics is; makes me wonder what kind of voodoo, black magic CAPCOM is doing over there in its development studio. Just look at the screen shots of the game and you'll see what I'm talking about. Now, let's talk about the sound, which I'll have to say is no less than spectacular. Everyone knows that good sounds make for a good scare and 'scares' is one thing this game has tons of.
The replay value of this game is extremely high given the fact that it has online co-op mode, versus mode, plus the addition of costumes and extra side missions. This game is definitely a collector's item and I personally urge all gamers to give this version of RE 5 a try.
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition gets an overall score of 9 out 10.
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