Edward Love: "Of course, such diversions are just that: Diversions. It's the crux of the gameplay that matters and Resident Evil 5 has chosen a path more brazen, more gung-ho than we imagined. The co-op campaign makes inviting a friend over for a double dose of zombie-extermination possible, and while this should get old, it doesn't. We wish the game would stamp its authority on the fright-fest mantle more, but the tenuous moments, though less frequent than before, effectively straddle the shootouts in a way that compels you to play through until the end. This, ultimately, is what really matters."