Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a first-person, survival-horror game that revamps the usual formula of the series.
Click a title to learn more about each topic.
Story & Themes
In Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Ethan Winters is contacted by his wife, Mia, who has been missing for three years. He immediately sets out to find her, driving to a run-down plantation in Louisiana. Once there, he is introduced to the Baker family who are determined to bring Ethan into their creepy, supernatural fold. Separated from Mia after a brief, hostile reunion, Ethan is left to journey farther into the plantation, fending off attacks from the Bakers while he gradually gets to the bottom of what's going on.
The game can be saved manually at tape recorders scattered throughout the area in different safe rooms. There is also an autosave feature that saves progress periodically.
The game's puzzles might be confusing for some players. Also, combat is tricky and unforgiving, and players may find themselves needing to redo certain boss fights more than once.
Violence Graphic, explicit violence and images of body horror are abound. Characters are killed brutally with a variety of weapons including guns, chainsaws, and explosives.
Scary Imagery It'll be a toss-up for some players whether the (relatively) human Baker family or the monstrous Molded are more terrifying. Either way, RE 7 probably isn't the right game for those who scare easily.
Strong Language Strong language, such as "f*ck" and "sh*t," appears regularly in dialogue.
- Have you played other games in the Resident Evil series? If so, what did you think about how Biohazard fits into the story?
- Are horror games like RE 7 stressful for you to play? Why or why not?
- What do you think of the level of gore and graphic violence in the game? Do you find it unnecessarily gratuitous?