Resident Evil 7: Biohazard reviews have come out a day before the game’s release and they have generally been really positive. This is great news for fans of the series, as it has been several years since they’ve had a game that embodies the feel and spirit of the series’ first few games. The last Resident Evil game within the main series was Resident Evil 6 that game out back in 2012, and it received subpar reviews. With the release of Biohazard, players will be able to return to a Resident Evil game that returns to the series’ grounded, survival horror roots, something reviewers lavished.
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As IGN noted back in June, the game developers took the criticisms towardsResident Evil 6 to mold the identity of the sequel. Capcom created this game to look and feel more like the original Resident Evil game from back in 1996 and its subsequent remake from 2002.
Review aggregate website Metacritic summarized 44 critic reviews that it collected, supporting that Capcom did indeed follow up on its desire to return the series to its roots.
While Resident Evil 7 draws from the series’ roots of atmospheric survival horror, it also delivers a new level of terror. In the Resident Evil games of yesteryear, players braced for fear in the first-person via the creepy door-opening scenes, and Resident Evil 7 ramps up that tension with an immersive first-person view and a photorealistic graphical style… No Resident Evil you’ve ever survived could prepare you for this.