Resident Evil 5 Walkthrough



Hello and welcome to my Resident Evil 5 (BioHazard 5 outside the U.S.) guide. This is the second Resident Evil guide  that I write. As you may realize, english is not my native language, so, you  may find some typos/spelling errors. I do encourage you to contact me so I can  correct those mistakes.

As you may notice, this guide is still pretty much incomplete. This is a  fairly new game and I didn’t have the time yet to go through all of it and  find all of its secrets. If you know something that I do not, if you have a  better strategy for something or if you know a secret I don’t, please,  contact me. I’ll be happy to add that to the guide and add your name in the  credits list.

About This Guide

This guide was created aiming to contain the least amount of spoilers  possible, however it may contain one or another. I apologize for that. Also,  at least not for now, I do not intend to give a detailed strategy for The  Mercenaries mode.

It was also written for the Japanese Xbox 360 version of the game, but it  should work just fine for the  US and Playstation 3 and PC versions. If you’re  playing the PS3, PC or the US version and notice something different, please,  let me know.


If you have played Resident Evil 4 before (which is highly recommended), RE5  controls will be very similar. In its essence, it is the same game, with a few  tweaks in the gameplay and, of course, several technical advances. It also  incorporates a few elements from BioHazard 0, where you had to team up with  your partner to accomplish certain feats.

In the controller settings of the game, you’ll find the following choices:

  • Vibration – Turns vibration on and off.
  • Aiming controls – Inverts the X, Y or both axis.
  • Aiming speed – adjusts how fast your aim is going to move.

Control types:

  • Type A: It’s essentially the same control scheme used in BioHazard 4. BH4 vets  will definitely go with this one.
  • Type B: It’s a mix of Gears of War with BH4. Instead of holding RT to aim and  X to shoot, LT will aim while RT will shoot.
  • Type C and D: Now the right analog pad is used to aim and rotate your char  while the left analog pad is used for moving your character only.

Control Techniques
While it may seem a straightforward game, there are a few control techniques  that are not that clear to newcomers.

  • Running: holding A + walking will make your character run. That’s usually  useful to avoid enemies, enemy fire, etc.
  • Partner locating: sometimes you’ll need an item your partner has, or you’ll  have to go near him to aid him. Simply press and hold the Locate Partner  button to find him.
  • Wall hugging: that’s something new to the series. If you’re near a wall that  can be hugged, an icon will appear in front of your character. While next to  the wall, it’ll be easier to hit and avoid being hit by enemies, and also,  you don’t have to aim to reload your weapon.
  • Melee hits: when your enemy is stunned or fallen on the ground, get close to  him and an icon will appear with the available action. Try several melee  hits for a nice combo!
  • Partner action: while all single person actions require you to press X, some  actions will require both you and your partner, and that is done pushing the  B button.

General Techniques


Here is some general advice for those playing the game. Follow these to  increase your chance of success in the game.

  • Reload! Make sure that your weapons are always reloaded. You never know when  an horde of Mojitos will appear, so you want to have all the weapons you’re  carrying to be fully reloaded.
  • Don’t use the same weapon as your partner! You’ll want to have your weapons  fully upgraded, and you don’t want to upgrade the same weapon twice. Try  to split with a long/short range weapon for each. Also, using a shotgun and  a handgun as your primary short range weapons will make it easier for you to  split the ammunition between your two characters.
  • Save the herbs! Don’t waste precious herbs healing yourself for minor wounds.  Green herbs can be mixed with red herbs, going from a 33% heal to a 100% heal.  Also, if you’re with your partner, depending on the way you’re hit, you get an  extra 25% of critical health which is added if your partner saves you. So make  sure you really need to heal yourself before doing so.
  • Break and open everything! Boxes, crates, piles of fruits, lockers, chests…  The more you find items the easier your gameplay will be. Also, treasures  are the best way of raising money so you can buy items and upgrade your  weapons.

Before You Start

If you are playing for the first time, you’ll start with Chris Redfield. On a  New Game+, you’re given the choice between Sheva and Chris.

This guide will detail only on Chris’ part (which is almost identical to  Sheva’s). After I’m done with it, I’ll add hers.

I will constantly refer to places on the map being on the north, south etc. To  find out where the north is, open the GPS, there’s going to be a small icon  on the top left corner of it which always points to the north. Besides that,  the GPS will usually show an yellow arrow pointing towards your goal, that’s  usually where you should head to progress in the game.

Also, I am not covering any online co-op details. There shoudn’t be any  differences from playing a local or online game, but this guide does not  intend to cover any online features yet.

Small treasures, weapons and health items will not be pinpointed. When you’re  done with an area, take your time to explore it and collect any items you may  find useful.


  1. kirby

    June 20, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    hi.. how can i play together with my friends in split screen is it possible in resident evil 5? please email me thank you..

  2. Amanda

    June 20, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    so i've played the game through pleanty of times on co op but now i'm by myself and ai"" chris is retarded i'm on he last battle. how can i get chris to go and move the boulder so i can stop dying because all he does is stands on the platform at the bottom and shoots wesker

  3. matthew

    June 20, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    To get infinite ammo you need to full upgrade a wweapon and beat the game same way to unlock the bow u got to upgrade the first sniper bolt action all the way and beat the game. I have the silver S&W magnum how beat 1 shot kills everything!!!!!!

  4. Salar

    June 20, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Can anyone advise how to reach infinite ammo? I am playing in two player mode, where should defeat Wesker.

  5. Ken

    June 20, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    In 6-2 I can never get an S because of the small amount of kills. There are only the people laying in the one hallway no where else. 7 is the very most I could get, but it comes out a C and I get A instead of S. Where are the others I'm suppose to kill?

  6. creedoh

    June 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I need help beating the last boss in 2 player split screen mode. Sheva keeps falling into the lava no matter how many times I am able to hit wesker once he junps onto her side. Please help

  7. tim

    June 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    has any one got all the bsaa emblems i got a few but to get the rest

  8. Crose

    June 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    okay listen guys if u want the heart stabber achievment you have to do iton the elevator one on chaper 5-2

  9. Crose

    June 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I need help finding all 50 trasures can anyone help me with this my X-box live name is o0okurto0o. Thanks P.S. if u cant beat wesker give me a hollar ill help yall with it…

  10. jeffrey

    June 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    some one tell me how to make guns never wast in the game resident evil 5

  11. myporkpie555 - PSN

    June 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    re: shauna, turn it on, buy the ammo upgrade forfree in the upgrade screen of the gun

  12. Don Haynes

    June 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Daniel love

  13. Daniel love

    June 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    "People, think of what awaits us! The paradise! It, Uroboros, is a gift, we are lucky presentees
    He here is an infidel, a fiend. So we now will make an example of…"(you dont know what you are talking about, you can all go to hell!)…-the axe goes up SPLAT!-
    "Intruders! There in the house!
    No one shall find out what happened here! They shall die! GET THEM!"

  14. Daniel love

    June 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    for inf ammo, go to special settings, inf ammo, then press right.

  15. Shauna Online

    June 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Okay so I've completed the game, & now playing over. I bought infinity ammo and turned it on when i started to play.. but I'm doing something wrong cause it's not giving it to me.. what am I doing wrong? .. anyone?

  16. Taz

    June 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    i cant kill uroboros wesker

  17. chris moss

    June 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    were the f***ing cheats

  18. iscrilla

    June 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    dude no cvheats on re5

  19. Hayden

    June 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    For people that are stuck at 6-3, in the final fight with Wesker, if you have Xbox live, add my gamertag, it's Tag ure it. I should be able to help you. If I can't though, I can give you a detailed description as to what to do using email, or hotmail, my address is

  20. David

    June 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    sorry if i seem stupid but dual co-opererative we cant kill wesker every time she's hanging on she falls no matter what we fire at him. Is there something we are missing.

  21. iScrilla

    June 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    So u post the ? but u dont answer it, WTF???

  22. iScrilla

    June 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    When R U gonna work on the Enemie help thing for the bosses?

  23. FanglordEX

    June 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    any ps3 players my name is FanglordEX need help find me ill be happy to help any questions send to or post comment

  24. FanglordEX

    June 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    this is a message for john u have to shoot wesker when hes at shevas side when she gets to the bridge shes going to say "just shoot him" so thats when u have to distract wesker by shooting him until sheva gets up from the broken bridge THEN u start with pushing the boulder so sheva can cross it before wesker throws her out into the lava.

  25. Tec

    June 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    sleepsaquestion was replying to the first post, and trying to explain in a slight difficult way how to start spilt screen co-op. It's as easy as just pressing start on a second controller, Abbas )

  26. iScrilla iz SHEVA

    June 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    what the hell r u talking about sleepsaquestion?

  27. sleepsaquestion

    June 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    On two player just start the game and when u get to the town have the other person hold down the start button then they will sign on and just go from there if u need help contact

  28. iScrilla iz SHEVA

    June 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Ok, this thing says u made this on the day RE5 came out, How the hell do you figure all of this out on day 1???

  29. iScrillla iz SHEVA

    June 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    On the last battle with Wesker, its not hard bring a lot of ammo and a pistol, plus herbs,full heals if tyou restrain took my 2 times cuz the first time I ran outta ammo, so bring ammo and yur button mashing skills, its gonna bii frikken ez on Pro..hehe

  30. Alan

    June 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    All: one of the benefits of being on the inside of the tech and gaming industry is that we have access to stuff before the general public.

  31. lilc

    June 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    yeah…how did you figure all this out in one day

  32. iScrilla iz SHEVA

    June 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Ok, the first time u fight Wesker, after u fight the flaming Ninja

    lickers that never stop coming, how do u killem ta git the achievement, Jills an asshole, mii and My friend Caderade Know that.

  33. john

    June 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    ok iam at the last boss i get to where the bolder is it tells me ot raped the x button but every time i do he kills slvea is theres omthing i need to do fist if u can help me plzs explain in detail ty john

  34. iScrilla iz SHEVA

    June 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Ok, one more thing then im done spamming u wit stuff, ur tag is MarceloRedfeild, Right? Mines RAMPAGINGAXL, add mii or ill add you.The girl is the Blonde haired Flaming Plaga infested bitch from Hell, all that for thee easiest boss battle, so ya, add mii up, im fightin Wesker rite now…

  35. iScrilla

    June 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    On like chapter 4 or 3, the puzzle where u can move the laser light thingy, u can get a lott of goodies on the last floor of the puzzle by pointing the laser at the monkey thing eating the crystal ball. Oh, dont open the chest, i figured that out.

  36. iScrilla

    June 20, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Don't Go to the GIRL!!!…!

  37. Don Haynejeffery

    June 20, 2011 at 11:59 am

    hay on the youtube video after the dude gets his head chopped off and thy start to come after you you should move the bookshelves in front of the door and the window this will give you some extra time

  38. Abbas

    June 20, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I want to play 2player game with my brother on 1station with slpit screen. can you please quide me how to play 2 players game?

    • monteki

      January 6, 2012 at 3:55 am

      I had the same problem, because that option simply doesnt show in the main menu when you start the game.
      Just be sure to plug in and start both pads and choose NEW GAME. It will automatically split the screen if you use the other pad.

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