Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 Features for Xbox 360

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Football Manager Live screenshot

Tom Orry, Editor – Football Manager Live, PC
I've been sucked in. After a few months of dabbling with Sports Interactive's FM Live I've realised that it's now become my main evening activity, running on my laptop for easy access. It's not really a game that can completely take over your life as there's a limit to what you can do – there's no seemingly endless line of quests to go on – but it's definitely got long-term appeal. I've just completely rebuilt by entire North stand, giving that part of the stadium a capacity of over 20,000. It's going to take some time to get that built up properly, but by starting such a lengthy expansion process I've more or less guaranteed my involvement in the game for a long time. If I quit now I'll never know what my increased income from a bigger stadium could mean for my ever improving team. Roll on season three.

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Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor - Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Xbox 360
Why the hell can't we save wherever and whenever we want in Japanese role-playing games? For some reason, JRPG developers seem hell bent on forcing you to save only at certain points, usually just before you enter a big dungeon or when you discover a new area. It's been like this for donkey's years. I've been playing the DS remakes of Dragon Quest 4 and 5 recently, games that are nearly 20 years old, and they do it. And Star Ocean: The Last Hope, a game due out exclusively for the Xbox 360 this June, does it too. Why? WHY? "Technically speaking it would have been perfectly possible to make it possible to save at any time in the game, but it is actually a bit of a Star Ocean tradition to have to save at certain points. We opted for this option this time as well so not to confuse our fans", Star Ocean producer Yoshinori Yamagishi told me in a recent interview. Time to consign that tradition to the past, I think.

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James Orry, News Editor - Football Manager Live, PC
So I got relegated from the All Evening Premiership. A bad start to the season proved too much to turn around, so despite a strong run towards the end the Juicy Danglers could only manage 19th place and a trip to a lower division. While the season as a whole has been a disaster, with plenty of the first team claiming to have lost faith in me, there have been a few positives seeping through from the youth. French striker Lemaire has come on leaps and bounds and is now pushing for a place in the seniors. Likewise defensive midfielders Marques and Grisales are also on the brink of playing at a higher level. So while the club is heading down, there's plenty to be hopeful about in the coming season.

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Neon Kelly, Previews Editor - Street Fighter IV, PS3 / Xbox 360
How many times have I beaten Wez at Street Fighter IV? Once, just once. And on that lone occasion he was hungover and mostly asleep. No, I'm still not even close to defeating him in a true contest. I'm getting better though, picking up Blanka skills and developing a reflex for diving to the floor whenever I hear 'SHORYUKEN!' Chris and I had a quick bash at King Wez earlier this week, and we both managed to steal the odd round off him. There were even a few occasions where it looked as though we might win… but I know the truth: he was barely trying - half of his mind resting while the other side shut down our noobish efforts. My aim isn't to beat him; it's to make him really pull out his A-game and THEN beat him. An impossible challenge? Perhaps, but I'm going to give it a go... and I'm going to use the 360's analogue stick, to boot.

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Sebastian Ford, Video Producer – Pixel Junk: Monsters, PSN
This week I was lucky enough to find enough free time to go back to my old University and catch up with the team there. During the time not spent drinking, or otherwise damaging our systems, we found ourselves playing an assortment of games including Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3, TrackMania, Crash Bandicoot: Warped and a wonderful little tower defence game called Pixel Junk: Monsters. I haven’t played one of these in a long time, and it consumed me for the few days I spent there. If you can complete a level without any of your little, defenceless townspeople dying then you get a rainbow over that stage. This rainbow soon became our Holy Grail. Sometimes we replayed levels over and over to get it. One particular level, classified medium, only allows you to build four defences in total. We hit retry like... twenty times? Maybe twenty five?

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thpcplayer

I was on resi 5, kz2 ANd best of all EMIRE TOTAL WAR JUST AWESOME everybody should buy that game strategy lovers and startegy haters and those too who dont own a pc powerful enough
should upgrade for that classy game
Well, i am getting socom confrontation and rrace pro today and next week sees the release of wheelman so a good season of games 4 me
Posted 07:00 on 16 March 2009
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Ogre

Hehe Seb was glued to that game... and it may have been more than 25 retries... I hear alot of people losing lives to this new Football Manager; reaaally any good?
Posted 12:46 on 15 March 2009
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xboxlive

This week the game i have played are listed below:

.Mercenaries 2-A good game but i dont like how wer ever you go you get shot"not a safe world lol"

.Rock band-A Very good game but a lack of good song i like.

.GH World tour-Not played that much yet but getting into it and its looking ok.

.Race pro-Great with the race wheel-loving the game.
Posted 09:14 on 15 March 2009
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Fuzzynutz

Ive recently restart'ed playing Fallout 3 to get the trophies, And i have just completed GOD OF WAR on the PSP it was great and adds a little more to the story of Kratos, Pacifict rift is still one of my all time favorite raceing games as there are no rules and im really looking forward for the release date of resistance 3.
Posted 08:29 on 15 March 2009
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FantasyMeister@ Wido

Phantasy Star Universe for me, gloriously addicted to it in little one-month bursts and then cancel it for a few months to get on with other games. It's the methodone of MMORPGs.
Posted 18:53 on 14 March 2009
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Wido

I have been playing three games recently. Killzone 2, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift and recently Resident Evil 5.

Resident Evil 5 has totally got that cinematic view and it bloody pays off. Yes the stop, aim and shoot really has got a big fat red x as of lot of people want the game to be run and gun, and I do feel for them but Resident Evil games have never been a run and gun game.

However if Capcom are going to proceed from Resi-Evil 5 then they need to do something fresh from the series. If it does mean making it a run and gun game. Not that far into Resi-Evil 5 but there are some areas which would be great if it was a run gun game.

I really recommend Resi-Evil 5 as its a marvel game. Its going to be known Resident Evil game. If its the price then wait till comes down to £30 or even £25 as its worth that value.
Posted 17:49 on 14 March 2009

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 13/03/2009
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Survival Horror
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 1,214 82
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