Resident Evil 8: Village set a remarkable record for the series when it was released on Steam: on May 7th they played loud Steam Charts first time over 100,000 fans at the same time an offshoot of the series – and all that on the PC alone, not including console versions. Switched in parallel over 600,000 spectators on Twitch to get the creeps.
For comparison: Resident Evil 7 only had a player peak of just over 18,000. The remake of Resident Evil 2 comes closer with around 74,000, Resi 3 managed around 33,000 players at the same time in the new edition.
Village clearly stands out and is currently even keeping the high number of players: On Sunday mornings around 75,000 gamble on Capcom’s horror adventure on Steam. Part 8 is right now in 8th place of the most played Steam games ahead of Rainbow Six Siege and Warframe.
This is what players and critics say about Resident Evil 8
Of course, our expert Vali provides a comprehensive impression of the game in his test of Resi 8. If you want to collect more impressions of the rating, our overview will help:
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Resident Evil 8 in the rating mirror
Many of the test ratings (including ours) are in the range between 80 and 90. On Steam, Resident Evil: Village is equally well received in the reviews: The approximately 8,000 user reviews fall with a share of 93 percent of benevolent votes “very positive”.
Many fans praise the fact that the new offshoot combines the strengths of Part 7 and the series favorite Resident Evil 4 and, in addition to scary horror passages, also offers action. In addition, the detailed graphics and dense soundscape stand out positively for some.
The small field of view, which makes orientation difficult from the first-person perspective, receives criticism. Automatic aiming also seems to make urgently needed headshots more difficult, which is why some players advise deactivating it. Gun noises, hit feedback and animations leave a lot to be desired for some. Occasionally there are also complaints about crashes and the “inappropriate fantasy scenario”.
You don’t gamble yourself yet, you can get an idea in our test video:
Resident Evil: Village test video – is it the hit you’re hoping for?
Have you been playing Resi 8 hard over the weekend and if so, what is your impression? Feel free to write it to us in the comments!