Reviews of Capcom’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard bare a few recurring opinions. Almost every critic claims that it’s an ideal place for franchise newcomers to start, and that it’s also the best RE in years. In fact, it was refreshing to see one critic gleefully report that it’s the best survival horror since Alien: Isolation, as most compare it to RE4 – the franchise benchmark.
Critics are almost entirely in agreement that it’s a decent mixture of ideas old and new, and despite the new perspective it still has the soul of a Resident Evil game. That’s something we’re sure fans will be pleased to hear.
Scores so far include top marks from Destructoid, The Guardian, The Daily Dot and God is a Geek, plus a long list of 8/10s. Time was the only outlet far from smitten, reporting that it’s hard to know who it’s aimed at. With such contrasting opinions, it’s a review that’s worth a read. Keep scrolling down and you’ll eventually find it:
10/10 – God is a Geek: “The pacing is perfect, always keeping it moving at a steady rate, and it changes things up constantly, so it never gets old. No mean feat for a game that lasts 8-10 hours”
10/10 – Destructoid: “Resident Evil 7 went beyond my expectations, and I feel we have an instant classic here. I want to jump back in right now, and I have a feeling I’ll be doing so for years to come”
5/5 – The Daily Dot: “Resident Evil 7 is a delightfully layered experience, managing to carve its own identity even if its influences are easy to spot. It not only borrows from other first-person survival horror games but from the Resident Evil series itself”
5/5 – The Guardian: “Reinventing older game series’ to fit ever expanding technological boundaries while maintaining their quiddity is one of the great challenges in game design. Indeed, it’s one that Resident Evil’s creators have failed to meet on numerous occasions. Resident Evil 7, by contrast, is a masterclass: breezily new, yet quintessentially in character with its illustrious forbearers”
9.5 – EGM: “This is easily the best Resident Evil game in years. It masterfully blends Eastern and Western horror sensibilities into a truly terrifying package that also harkens back to the series’ roots”