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Resident Evil (GameCube)

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Description

Special forces S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team's helicopter malfunctioned and crashed during their mission, disappearing into the Arklay Mountains. This and what happens to them is told in the story of Resident Evil Zero. Now, S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team is sent on a mission to investigate a series of murders around Raccoon Forest. Spotting the Bravo team's helicopter, or what's left of it, they land nearby and investigate the surrounding area. Unaware of what they might expect, one member is attacked and devoured by zombified dobermans. The rest of the team, with a little bit of luck, find shelter in a nearby mansion, not knowing it was probably better to stay out.

You play the entire game with one of the two selectable characters, Chris Redfield, or Jill Valentine. The starting point is the lobby of the mansion the three surviving S.T.A.R.S. members just stepped in. After a short while, the team decides to split and search for any possible survivors or anything useful that may help them break out of this dreadful place. To their amazement, they encountered an enemy they never were trained to confront, zombies. There is only one mission to be considered now: survival.

The game is largely a remake of the original Resident Evil for the PlayStation, with some additions. While the floorplan of the returning locations is almost entirely unchanged, several new areas have been added in, extending your stay in the mansion. A new enemy, Lisa, has been added to the game, making your trips outside of the mansion much more dangerous. Finally killing a zombie is now no longer good enough to put them to rest. They must be destroyed totally with fire or else they will rise again; faster, deadlier, and madder than before.

Screenshots

Resident Evil GameCube A pool filled with sharks is one thing, an extra-oversized underfed shark that comes in extra is quite another.
Resident Evil GameCube Intro cinematic showing one of the S.T.A.R.S. members not being quick enough for these dogs.
Resident Evil GameCube My, that is one big snake.
Resident Evil GameCube Once you get a close-up on you character, you start to realize it's not the distance that made it look good, it's the artists and designers of Capcom.

Alternate Titles

  • "生化危机" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil" -- Wii title
  • "REmake" -- Slang for "Resident Evil remake"
  • "Biohazard" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

A leap beyond Konami. MAT (72486) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
The Stuff of Legends Robstein (175) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Chillingly atmospheric, this should have been Resident Evil 4. AkibaTechno (228) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
Scared the living crap out of me! Oblio (109) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
An excellent remake to an excellent game. JPaterson (9147) unrated
The remake of one of horror gamings most influential titles steals the crown all over again. Sycada (175) unrated
By far one of the best remakes and the graphics are beautiful. TwoDividedByZero (149) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
The King Of The Survival Horror Genre Returns Even Better Than Before Iced Earth (11) unrated

The Press Says

Game Revolution May, 2002 A 100
Gamezine Nov 24, 2002 19 out of 20 95
Consoles Plus Sep, 2002 95 out of 100 95
Darkstation Sep 13, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
GamesCollection Jul 07, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Jan 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Quebec Gamers Jan 11, 2002 8.9 out of 10 89
N-Zone Jul 06, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 13, 2002 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Development

Actress Julia Voth's likeness was used in the Jill Valentine character.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2002 – #2 Best GameCube Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2002 – Best GameCube Action Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)

Related Web Sites

  • Resident Evil Fan (With tons of videos, artwork, interviews and a Resident Evil encyclopedia, this fansite contains everything that the passionate fan could ask for.)
MAT (72486) added Resident Evil (GameCube) on Apr 14, 2004
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