Demo: RESIDENT EVIL 5

Content: RESIDENT EVIL 5 Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Germany This demo is available in all Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)] The demo version of RESIDENT EVIL 5. Play by yourself or play with a partner in co-op mode, either online or offline with a split screen.

Edit: The press release on Xbox.com has more details on the demo.
 
 

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  • savory naits

    I frecking love it, the controls are as expected. I hope its possible to customize the split screen in the full version though. but all in all. A must buy!

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  • MACPH1ST0

    Anon 49, how is changing weapons horrible? All you have to do is put your weapons in your inventory into a spot that corresponds to a direction on your D-pad, and then press that direction on it while playing to switch weapons. Can’t get much simpler than that!

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  • Yawn

    All I see is fan-boys making excuses for crappy game mechanics. Justifying crap mechanics from 1993 does nothing for the perseverance of developing real “next-gen” games. The first xbox had more weight in innovation for the time period then the over-hyped 360 era. Most games of this so called “next-gen” (more like profit-gen) era feel like over-glorified tech demos, buggy and unfinished.

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  • OjoDelMono

    Is anyone else having problems joining an online co-op game with a friend? I’ll accept a game invite from a friend, the game will go to the sheva loading screen and after a few seconds the game will say “the session has been canceled.”

    I’ve tried hosting and the person on the other end says the same thing happens to them.

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  • Scooby Doo

    @ Anon 51: All I see are whiny newbs who need their hands held through a game. Game controls do not have to be oversimplified to be considered “next-gen”. Games these days are already being too dumbed down as it is. If you can’t handle a game with some challenge to it, then why don’t you actually PRACTICE playing it some more instead of just coming on here whining about it?

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  • Darth Assassin

    Its a little more enjoyable in Co-op mode…. going back to it and playing it a while you do get used to not being able to move while shooting but its far from perfect. I dont see why you cant have an option to move slow while aiming that u can toggle in the options or something. Perhaps that would please RE purists and the rest of us. I hate the controls as ive said before but its something you can get used to in co-op mode. It does hurt the game like it is now for a couple of reasons: one is the fluidity of the game, just from a gameplay point of view. Its awkward and unnatural to have to lower your gun, turn and run or back up slowly when you have enemies who dont have to abide by the same rule set. Secondly, yes we have been spoilt by games like Gears2 and Dead Space. Its obvious the majority of people prefer those types of controls these days and having to go back X number of years is in this day and age unnecessary. I said before that being able to slow walk while aiming would not harm the game, nor would it detract from it being a survival horror, it doesnt make it a run and gun game just cuz you can move a little while shooting. I have always loved the Res Evil series and I will prob still pick this up for Co-op play, but as far as reviews go and peoples reactions once it hits the shops is going to be similar to here, some will be purists and like the controls and the rest of us will hate them but have to put up with them.

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  • shisumu

    Will this ever be available for silver members?

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  • Schoon

    You silver members need to just suck it up and pay for a real Xbox Live membership, I really don’t even see a point for Silver Anyway, Microsoft has to run the servers for all this stuff and therefore should be compensated for it. A mere $4 bucks a month (Cheaper if you find a 13 month card online for about $30) is nothing compared to the value I get from my Gold Membership. That being said, I’m sure the demo will be available for Silver in the next couple of weeks. Until then, have fun waiting🙂.

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  • James

    As a long time resident evil fan the controls suck, the main reason is the game is more of a third person shooter and a lot more faced paced than previous resi games (including 4) and the controls just aren’t suitable for that type of game.

    The real time inventory is awful, in a faster paced combat area you have to mess around with cumbersome popup menus (give, equip take etc) plus another window for that Shiva thing, in the heat of combat it’s useless.

    Also I felt Shiva was babysitting me, I got hammered and she came running up and healed me then gave me ammo, I was like “f**k off woman, let me do it myself”

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  • Jack

    When is it available to silver members

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  • Warrengonline

    Well… I just sold my DS Lite (not playing at all much), so now the question – Street Fighter 4 Limited Edition or Resident Evil 5? I am getting antsy, eventually both, so ughhh why do I feel cornered on dates?

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  • MACPH1ST0

    I hear ya Warrengonline, I’m a sucker for Limited Edition versions of games too (damn you GameStop!). That’s part of the reason why I have a backlog of games too big than I care to admit.

    And once again for those (like Anon 54) who haven’t figured it out yet in this demo, you can map some of your inventory items to the d-pad for quick access during combat. I think you can map you to 4 inventory items to the 4 main d-pad directions. I like to have 2 weapons, a combined herb and grenades mapped to my d-pad. There’s a brief lying on the ground at the beginning of the Shanty Town level that mentions this too I believe.

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