Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Resident Evil Village 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 8 weeks ago.
After the series backed off pure action and shooting of Resident Evil 5 and 6, this game sees the return of inventory management like Resident Evil 4. To aid your survival you must manage inventory in a briefcase to ensure it's packed to preserve space.
You set out from the central village hub, taking on different locations and substantial enemies. Between these missions, you can purchase equipment and hunt animals to cook for food that offers character enhancements.
The result is a game that is varied, engaging and disturbing. It's a cornucopia of horrors that know they are there to entertain as well as cause fear. For adults who enjoy scares, blood and violence this is a great fit. Although there is a little repetition in some boss fights, the overall variety offsets this well.
In addition to the rating advice, parents and carers may want to note the online fan-response to the Lady Dimitrescu character in the game. This grand noblewoman with vampire-like abilities became popular online with fan-fiction, -art, memes, and erotica. According to Wikipedia, Journalists and commentators "attributed the rapid surge of fan interest in the character to various aspects of her appearance and sex appeal."
15+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.
- You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
Resident Evil Village
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- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
- You need a subscription to play online:
Resident Evil Village comes in a variety of editions, each costing a different price and each with different features:
- Standard Edition, which includes only the game
- Deluxe edition, which comes with the Trauma Pack, which includes a new gun, some music, a visual filter and more. You can buy the trauma pack as an add-on to the Standard Edition.
- Collector's Edition, which includes the Deluxe Edition, a figurine, an art book, a poster, a steelbook and more.
- Resident Evil Village & Resident Evil 7 Complete Bundle (Digital purchase only), which includes both the games in the series where you play as Ethan Winters in their complete states.
You can purchase weapon packs and additional music tracks. For example, the Trauma Pack, which includes the Samurai Edge weapon, the Mr. Everywhere accessory and special safe room music.
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Release Date: 22/03/1996, updated in 2021
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Content Rating: PEGI 18
Skill Rating: 15+ year-olds
Players: 1 (6 online)
Accessibility: 23 features
Components: 3D First-Person
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