Hooked Gamers writes: "Capcom's upcoming Resident Evil 5 is one of the most anticipated games of 2009 - and with good reason. After all, the game's predecessor is arguably the best action-horror game ever created. With sublime controls and fantastic (for the time) visuals, Resident Evil 4 single-handedly redefined both the third-person shooter and survival horror genres. It remains to be seen if Resident Evil 5 can manage to surpass its superb predecessor, but as it stands, it has the potential to be one of the best action games of next year.
Resident Evil 5 puts you in the shoes of original protagonist Chris Redfield and his new partner, Sheva Alomar, both members of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA). The pair meet on a mission in the deserts of Africa, where Chris is investigating the origins of the Progenitor Virus from RE: Code Veronica. Just their luck - the virus has turned the locals into bloodthirsty savages and a volcanic eruption threatens to spread it across the rest of the world."