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Resident Evil 5: The Complete Official Guide [Paperback]

James Price , Zy Nicholson
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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13 Mar 2009
Detailed strategy for all enemies and bosses - Enemies and bosses are one of the main challenges in Resident Evil 5, and beating them can be surprisingly tricky - especially on the higher difficulty levels.

To help you dispatch your enemies, an exhaustive Bestiary chapter (starting on page 132) studies each monster individually, with a strong focus on practical, advanced information: weak spots, weapon weaknesses/resistance, behavior patterns, tried-and-tested tactics - you will find everything you need to know to handle your opponents in all situations.

But the assistance we offer goes beyond this in our extensive, super-visual Walkthrough (starting on page 26): in this chapter, applicable to all difficulty settings, area maps detailing mandatory action always appear on the left-hand page, and corresponding advanced data on the right. This also details when each new creature is introduced, with advanced tips and strategy showing how to defeat them as you progress at your own pace.

Unlocking conditions for all secrets - Resident Evil 5 is literally packed with unlockables. The guide's Extras chapter (starting on page 154) will tell you exactly how to unlock all of these, with clear explanations and solutions that you can apply instantly. But these unlockables are not only revealed in the guide; they're also examined in detail for your maximum use.

Exclusive art and Behind the Scenes materials - Offering dozens of monsters, weapons, characters, and complex environments, Resident Evil 5 bursts with fantastic artwork. The guide features an extensive Behind the Scenes section presenting stunning concept art (page 192-201), which is a feast for the eyes.

In addition the Capcom developers offer unpublished insights and comments on the creation of the game. This is followed by a spectacular Artwork Gallery with beautiful hi-res art provided directly by the Resident Evil team.


Product details

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Piggyback Interactive (13 Mar 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1906064415
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906064419
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 375,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the game? 18 Mar 2009
By Dante the Igniscient VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Piggyback's guide to Resident Evil 4 was a book that enhanced the gaming experience. This guide is written with the same dedication and expertise and is full of unique artwork and as much information as any Resident Evil 5 fan could need. It covers the PS3 and Xbox360.

The book begins with a foreword by the games producers then covers fundamentals like choosing the right equipment, health gauge management and the co-op system. The walkthrough is full of maps showing the locations of key items. The best tactics to use in problem situations are explained. All hidden treasures and secret items are shown. All weapons and their statistics are profiled but the best part of the book is the bestiary - the artwork is first class. All the game's unlockables such as special costumes and collectable figures are shown. The Mercenaries game receives comprehensive coverage with all characters profiled and all arenas mapped. The book ends with a behind the scenes feature and a concept artwork gallery.

The very best strategy guides are those you can pick up and enjoy without even playing the game. This guide is no exception. For any gamer wanting to get the most from Resi 5 this guide is probably essential.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide for a Excellent Price 10 May 2009
Format:Hardcover
I got this guide for 10 from Amazon and it was worth every penny. From the secret locations for every gem ,weapon and BSAA symbol to the complete walkthrough of the actual game this guide has everything and is a must buy for any gamer who wants to 100% Resident Evil 5. The guide even has a seperate section that gives tips and tricks on how to survive professional mode and complete it as quick as possible. It also gives indepth information on every character and level in Mercerneries mode aswell as a Bestiary that covers the weaknesses for every monster and boss. It even covers how to get all the unlockable costumes and weapons.

The collectors edition of the guide is a product for any fan of resident evil. It features some nice artwork at the back of the guide and is also the hardback version of the guide so its not going to get ruined through you constantly using it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Collector's Guide 23 July 2010
Format:Hardcover
Why get this instead of the 'normal' edition? Because if you like the RE series and this game you get a wonderful item for your shelf, and some extra art works. Didn't regret buying this, no real fan should be without it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars RE5 Complete Official Guide 23 April 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This guide is not a spoiler, it actually enhances the gameplay by filling out characters and weapons etc. It is a well produced guide with artwork which enhances the playing experience. Yes it is to an extent a walkthrough but it still leaves your survival in your hands. It offers advice, rather than holding your hand.

In summary a valuable companion to the actual game and good value for money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Ryu Ken
Format:Hardcover
This guide is very cool it as some nice art work and it is very useful if you want to unlock everything and complete the game 100% also tells you how to get every achievement in the game. I recommend this to anyone who owns resident evil 5 or anyone who is going to buy the game the guide is for both the xbox 360 and ps3 versions of the game. I highly recommend buying from amazon very fast delivery arrived on time the transaction went perfectly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing 11 April 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I chose this rating because I adore this franchise and this book met every standard I could have thought of. It was in perfect condition (aside from some VERY minor scuffs on the spine.) Overall, it was in excellent condition and I couldn't have gotten it better.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 5 not alive 28 Nov 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
bought as i had no idea what i was doing in the game, but this guide did help me loads
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5.0 out of 5 stars resident evil 5 the complete offical guide 21 Mar 2010
A Kid's Review
Format:Paperback
I bought this as i was stuck on some of the trophies in this game , this guide helped me a lot to get everything open it gaves you hints as well as tips to the game . I would recommend this to anyone who wantas to complete the hole game. The only thing i have against this guide is it does not have the new downloads for this game included in this book.
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