TheGameReviews writes: "Resident Evil 5's story is simply terrible... protagonist Chris Redfield's character is poorly developed, sidekick Sheva is so devoid of personality that she lives up perfectly to the accusations of being the token African cast member Capcom tossed in to stave off the detractors - and then there's Wesker. The persistent, enigmatic foe of the Resident Evil franchise is diluted into being a supervillain cliché, complete with sinister laugh, sultry sidekick and plan for global destruction. Of course, any pretense of Resident Evil 5 entertaining a quasi-serious story goes straight out the window at the end of the game, when a mutated alien Wesker shoots down your plane with a rocket launcher. Into an active volcano. It's pretty clear that at that point the writers just stopped trying."
Author Mark Fujii selects six great games with six truly awful stories.