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GF Rating
7.8

21120 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

One of the best

posted by Bhushan (SAN JOSE, CA) May 24, 2010

Member since May 2010

Probably one of the best games I have ever played. Definitely going on my all time top 10. Awesome graphics, great story telling, smooth controls.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Thrilling

posted by DrewYork (WILMINGTON, DE) May 24, 2010

Member since Dec 2008

Great game. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is that the replay value isn't stellar, but it really isn't meant to be, so, it is what it is. Had a great time playing through this game. Great control mechanic, excellent story; it also got me jumping a couple times when Taken popped up right next to me. Awesome to Fly (not rent, or buy, but Gamefly), took me a couple of days to play through at about 3 hrs at a time. Wish the DLC had been available off the bat as that might have extended playtime for another couple days, but I'll be sending it back so I can get Red Dead Redemption next. Can't wait! Heard it's killer.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

An excellent game but...

posted by Phoehammer (MEDFORD, ME) May 23, 2010

Member since May 2010

Highlights: Fun and enganging combat system
Excellent lighting system really brings the game to life
Beautiful scenery reminds me why i live in maine
Characters are interesting and add to the fun
Game allows replay value via its hardest setting
Music is interesting,well blended, and a soundtrack replay is available after beating the game

Lowlifes: Ending is a massive dissapointment gameplay wise
Feels like there should've been more to the game (12 hours worth of play goes by fast when playing a game of this caliber)
Driving vehicles is tedious due to camera issues
Losing all my gear at the start of every new chapter is annoying

Fans of RE and SH alike are bound to enjoy this game.
The lighting system is so good its almost scary (i say almost becuase ever since game mode B of RE2 ive never felt as nervous about these games) that really brings life into this small town surrounded by mountains and forests and oh boy do you spend alot of time in the forests....i suppose i would've liked it better if the game didnt warn me eveytime i was about to be attacked.
Mainly i wish there was more meat to the game and a decent gameplay ending.
My 8 score rating stems from the fact theres no final boss fight....and no real puzzle. It goes against my nature to simply watch the ending of a game rather than fight off a main boss and leaves me feeling cheated.
The few driving portions the game has is a bit annoying as its extremely easy to miss the extras (and there are plently) that this game has such as manuscript pages T.V shows and hidden treasure.

Still this game is amazing and i wish the next RE follows its lead (brightly light african jungles doesnt make a good atomosphere for a survival horror game genre) this game is definetly worth a rent and i myself bought it becuase lets face it..good survival horror games are rare

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