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Resident Evil: Code: Veronica (Dreamcast)

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Description

Three months after the events of Resident Evil 2, Claire Redfield is still looking for her brother Chris. She infiltrates Umbrella Corporation's headquarters in Paris, where she is captured and knocked out. When she comes to, she finds herself in a prison on a remote island. Freed by a friendly guard, Claire faces several problems. Not only is the island under attack by an unknown assailant, but there has been another outbreak of the T-Virus and the island is crawling with zombies and other mutated creatures. Claire not only has to face the undead, but also the commander of the base, a mad aristocrat with family ties to the origins of Umbrella Corporation and the T-Virus. And escaping from the island is only the beginning of Claire's ordeals.

Code: Veronica continues the survival horror gameplay of its predecessors: the protagonist explores the surroundings, fighting monsters and solving puzzles. However, Code: Veronica is the first game in the series to do away with pre-rendered backgrounds, using a fully polygonal 3D engine instead, which allows for features such as real-time lighting and camera movement. Still, such movements are only used sparingly, and the use of perspective is mostly unchanged from earlier installments: the camera automatically switches to different static angles, showing protagonist, monsters and rooms from different spooky viewpoints.

Most of the weapons from the earlier games make return appearances: knife, handguns, shotgun, grenade launcher and crossbow are all featured. There are also new weapons including a sniper rifle, an AK-47 and several guns only found in pairs, which can be used to target two enemies at the same time. Several weapons upgrades can also be found.

Similar to the earlier games, the player will not only control Claire, but also two other characters: Claire's fellow prisoner Steve, and her brother Chris.

Screenshots

Resident Evil: Code: Veronica Dreamcast Chris eventually follows to the Antarctica base
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica Dreamcast Claire and Steve escape from the island in a plane
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica Dreamcast Title screen
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica Dreamcast But a Tyrant boss managed to stowaway on the plane

Alternate Titles

  • "BioHazard: Code: Veronica" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Sep 25, 2000 A 100
Game industry News (GiN) 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Meristation Nov 15, 2000 9.5 out of 10 95
VicioJuegos.com Sep 03, 2005 95 out of 100 95
Gameplay RPG Aug, 2000 94 out of 100 94
Futuregamez.net Jun 28, 2000 93 out of 100 93
Video Games Jul, 2000 93 out of 100 93
Power Unlimited Aug, 2000 9.2 out of 10 92
GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
PGNx Media Mar 24, 2003 9 out of 10 90

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Resident Evil Code: Veronica appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Adaptions

A book adaptation of this game was published under the same name in 2002, the sixth in Pocket Books' Resident Evil series, written by S.D. Perry.

Additionally, Lee Chung Hing wrote a series of graphic novels adapted from this game and published by DC Comics: Book One in 2002 and Books Two through Four in 2003.

German Index

On May 31, 2003, Resident Evil: Code: Veronica was put on the infamous German index by the BPjM. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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MAT (70372) added Resident Evil: Code: Veronica (Dreamcast) on Oct 13, 2004