OXM UK writes: "The return of Chris Redfield, a simultaneous global release date and - whisper it - two-player Xbox Live-enabled co-op. Capcom certainly knows how to give fans what they want.
It ends months of speculation and rumour as to the evolution of the developer's premier franchise - Resident Evil. And that's not all: in a world first, Capcom lets OXM finally get its hands on the title, which is one of the most hotly-anticipated titles of the year.
Two levels, multiple heaped bodies and countless spent shells later, it's not hard to see why. Taking the control method and over-the-shoulder camera view that worked so well in Resident Evil 4, this fifth instalment takes another step away from the cheap scares of the genre's origins and moves confidently to high-tension situations of intensely fraught combat."