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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 GameCube and the later Wii versions are 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.

The 2015 PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows version called Resident Evil (also known as Biohazard: HD Remaster) is a remastered version of GameCube remake of the original Resident Evil with enhanced graphics and sounds, widescreen support and an alternative control scheme next to the default one. Additionally, when starting a new game, the player can choose between original character models, or Chris and Jill models from Resident Evil 5 which came after the original GameCube release.


Resident Evil GameCube Wesker saving Jill from a zombie dog
Resident Evil GameCube Chris Scenario - Seems like sharks protest up on the idea of draining the pool
Resident Evil GameCube Jill Scenario - Looks like Jill wasn't aware someone was taking a bath in a bathtub filled with dirty water
Resident Evil GameCube Jill Scenario - My, that is one big snake

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Alternate Titles

  • "生化危机" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil" -- Wii title
  • "REmake" -- Slang for "Resident Evil remake"
  • "バイオハザード HDリマスター" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Biohazard: HD Remaster" -- Japanese title
  • "Biohazard" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Just as Great as the Original blancmange (80) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A leap beyond Konami. MAT (140936) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
The Stuff of Legends Robstein (174) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Chillingly atmospheric, this should have been Resident Evil 4. AkibaTechno (248) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
Scared the living crap out of me! Oblio (108) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
An excellent remake to an excellent game. JPaterson (9101) 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

Critic Reviews

GameZone Apr 30, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2002 9.25 out of 10 92
64 Power / big.N / N Games Apr, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Darkstation Sep 13, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91 Sep 20, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Armchair Empire, The May 24, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Apr 29, 2002 8.9 out of 10 89
N-Zone Jul 06, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Game Over Online Aug 02, 2002 87 out of 100 87
Gamekult Apr 05, 2002 8 out of 10 80


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


According to publisher Capcom, the GC version of Resident Evil has sold 1.35 million copies worldwide since its initial release, while the HD Remaster versions have sold an additional 1.3 million copies (as of June 30, 2016).


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    • 2002 – #2 Best GameCube Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
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MAT (140936) added Resident Evil (GameCube) on Apr 14, 2004
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