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This Resident Evil 5 uber-release contains everything the original game did, plus these extras:
Previously only seen during cut scenes of the original Resident Evil 5, the first new episode titled “LOST IN NIGHTMARES”, finds BSAA agent, Chris Redfield, working with his partner, Jill Valentine, as they investigate Ozwell E. Spencer, the evil mastermind and co-founder of Umbrella Corporation, has been hiding a new evil deep within the basement of his mansion. Chris and Jill discover this grotesque evil standing in their way as the two enter deeper into the catacombs beneath the mansion.
The DESPERATE ESCAPE story follows Jill Valentine and BSAA agent Josh Stone, an ancillary character from RE5, as they escape from the African Tricell stronghold. Events in the DLC are concurrent with the latter portion of the Resident Evil 5, so you'll get to see Sheva Alomar and Chris Redfield in small cameos.
VERSUS MODE is a four-player, team-based deathmatch, and in a new refresh of Mercenaries Mode, THE MERCENARIES REUNION gives you new playable characters and weapon load outs which provide additional challenges as you aim to shoot down as many enemies as they can within a limited time.
Each piece of downloadable content contains two new playable characters. The GOLD EDITION will feature all eight.
About Resident Evil 5
The biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down player’s spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. After joining a new organization, Chris heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is literally transforming the people and animals of the city into mindless, maddened creatures. Chris must take on the challenge of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. In Resident Evil 5, Capcom will teach players to fear the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games.
New technology developed specifically for the game, as well as incredible changes to both the gameplay and world of Resident Evil make this a must-have game for gamers across the globe.
“…successfully builds on the foundation of its predecessor while taking it in a drastically different direction. Having a partner introduces new degrees of gameplay depth and dramatic tension that make the game that much more exciting to play. Though the slow, deliberate movement and shooting may not appeal to everyone, this new sequel’s frequent large-scale battles and co-op play still offer a fun and exciting adventure.” 8.5/10 – Gamespot
“…there’s a wealth of replayability through item collection, weapon upgrades, score chasing and the unlockable Mercenaries mode. But this is no gentle nudge to the formula of the previous main RE games; it’s an evolution. And if you can accept it as that, you just might love Resident Evil 5. The extra content packed in with the Gold Edition is just that: extra…Its inclusion doesn’t necessarily make the Resident Evil 5 experience better or worse; it just extends it.” 9/10 – IGN(less)