IGN Australia shares their thoughts in their Resident Evil 5 review. Narayan Pattison writes: "So how does RE5 stack up from the perspective of a rabid RE4 fan? It's certainly good enough to ensure I'll play through it at least enough times to unlock all the various weapons and modes. More importantly though, is it good enough to warrant a purchase from you? It's quite likely that it is. RE5 has a handful of problems, and is nowhere near in the same league as RE4 in terms of all-time classics, but it does provide a suitably similar mix of exciting action, along with some utterly gorgeous visuals."