Rely on Horror states: "Resident Evil 5 followed what many consider one of the finest games of all time. A cliche title to pass around, but it’s predecessor definitely earned it. When Resident Evil 5 was announced gamers were treated with a teaser that depicted, series veteran, Chris Redfield in unfamiliar territory with shadows of what we thought at the time to be zombies closing in around him. Flash-forward to see that Resident Evil 5 turned out to be completely different that what it initially seemed as. Gone was the sense isolation present in other Resident Evil titles, instead, replaced with nerve breaking action that can be experienced with a friend, on the same couch or on polar opposites of the globe."