On March 13th, 2009, Capcom released Resident Evil 5 in North America on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game brought back Chris Redfield alongside newcomer Sheva Alomar, and it represents an interesting chapter in the Resident Evil saga. Resident Evil 4 is often considered one of the very best entries in the series, while Resident Evil 6 is considered one of the worst. Resident Evil 5 exists between them, putting a heavier emphasis on combat, and less on the survival-horror elements that first popularized the franchise. That move came with some controversy, and Capcom would shift gears once again for Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil Village.
Resident Evil 5 might not be the most highly-regarded entry in the series, but it has built-up a passionate fanbase over the last 13 years! Across social media, a number of Resident Evil fans used the anniversary as an excuse to share their love for the game, and their fond memories of its launch. For those that haven’t had the chance to experience the game yet, it’s currently available on most current-gen platforms, including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Keep reading to see what fans are saying about Resident Evil 5!
Resident Evil 5 was a fantastic game. People can whine about it not being a “real Resident Evil game” but it was a lot of fun, had a great setting, and was absurd in all the best ways. https://t.co/74QODRSRlZ
I cannot believe you are 13 years old Resident Evil 5. And I still play you on and off again to this very day. ? pic.twitter.com/o70iKY0hdJ
Resident Evil 5 was my first RE game, and I played it every day with both of my grandparents (more so my grandpa) and still to this day it’s a series we both talk about and bond over a lot :)) https://t.co/1wmTivtQZU
13 year anniversary of Resident Evil 5? pic.twitter.com/AKqym0TNU0
Every memory from Resident Evil 5 is my favorite! I beat it so many times in co-op with all of my friends and it has never not been a blast! It probably helps that I get to play as my boy Chris and beat the tar out of a boulder! https://t.co/YKs86H4kwK pic.twitter.com/PtX5Qba4Wr
We need Sheva back! I honestly loved the whole game.
The most underrated RE game, it doesn’t get the respect it deserves
“13 years ago, BSAA agents Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar set out on a new action-packed co-op mission!
What are your favorite memories from Resident Evil 5?”