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Description

Resident Evil: Zero takes place before the events of the original Resident Evil. You take on the role as one of two characters; Rebecca Chambers, the Bravo team medic encountered in the first game, and Billy Coen, an ex-con being transported. The game begins with the Bravo team flying overhead, en route to investigate a series of murders. Something happens, and the helicopter crashes. Everyone survives, but when they all start searching, they encounter an overturned military transport truck, with nothing but corpses inside. Rebecca Chambers, the youngest member of S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team, goes to investigate the Umbrella Company Luxury Train, which has mysteriously stalled in the middle of the woods. You now take control of Rebecca, and your journey begins.

In addition to the series' traditional survival horror gameplay, the game introduces what it calls a "partner zapping" system, which allows you to switch between Rebecca and Billy at any time. This feature must be used at times, as the game requires both characters to work together to solve some puzzles. New to the game are a bunch of terrifying enemies, like the mutant centipede, new areas to explore, and the ability to drop items on the ground instead of having to find an item box.

Unlike the original GameCube release, all enhanced ports later on feature an additional Wesker mode which gets unlocked after completing the game. That mode adds two new costumes, a red-eye controlled Rebecca look and a Wesker look for Billy with certain special abilities for Wesker. Both skins seem to have been based on Wesker and Jill from Resident Evil 5 which came after the GameCube release of this game.

Screenshots

Resident Evil 0 GameCube FMVs are undoubtedly on the level for Capcom.
Resident Evil 0 GameCube Rebecca barely holding on the grid while Billy is doing the monkey busyness.
Resident Evil 0 GameCube Alpha team has been dispatched to check the train
Resident Evil 0 GameCube Next time listen to my advice and keep the heads down.

Promo Images

Resident Evil 0 Screenshot
Resident Evil 0 Screenshot
Resident Evil 0 Screenshot
Resident Evil 0 Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "生化危机0" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Resident Evil Zero" -- Alternate title
  • "Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Zero" -- Alternate Wii title
  • "Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil 0" -- Wii title
  • "Biohazard Zero: HD Remaster" -- Alternate Japanese PS3 / PS4 title
  • "Biohazard Zero" -- Alternate Japanese title
  • "Biohazard 0: HD Remaster" -- Japanese PS3 / PS4 title
  • "Biohazard 0" -- Japanese title
  • "バイオハザード0" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Better late than never. Melvin Raeynes (26) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
AMAZINGLY SUPER-BRILLIANT is not eloquent enough for this game. MAT (155275) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The Resident Evil range has always set a precedent for survival horror, though of late it seemed that Silent Hill might take the limelight. Capcom rose to the challenge and released this stunning title. Miktar Dracon (1) unrated
Buy it if your not scared of zombies! Boo!! Richard Umali (25) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
The horror has spread to the GameCube! Reborn_Demon (124) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Over Online Jan 02, 2003 93 out of 100 93
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2002 9.25 out of 10 92
Gamesmania.de Mar 21, 2003 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de Mar 17, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Defunct Games Dec 18, 2002 83 out of 100 83
The Video Game Critic Oct 15, 2003 B+ 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 03, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Nov 21, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Game Revolution Dec, 2002 B 75
Gamekult Mar 05, 2003 7 out of 10 70

Forums

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Past the game 1 JOSE RODRIGUEZ
Oct 15, 2007

Trivia

1001 Video Games

The GameCube version of Resident Evil Zero appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Development

Resident Evil Zero was originally planned for the Nintendo 64.

Novel

A book adaptation of the game was published in 2004, the seventh in Pocket Books' Resident Evil series (though, since it is a prequel in much the same sense as the game is, it is numbered "0" on the cover), written by S.D. Perry and entitled Zero Hour.

Sales

According to publisher Capcom, Resident Evil 0 has sold 1.25 million copies worldwide since its initial release, while the HD Remaster versions added another 1.1 million copies to this number (as of June 30, 2016).

Soundtrack

On 9 March, 2005, Capcom released Biohazard Sound Chronicle - Best Track Box which features six soundtracks from Biohazard (aka Resident Evil) games: All soundtracks were also released separately, except the one from Resident Evil Zero.

Only 3,000 copies were made and the price of the package is around $80.

Awards

Information also contributed by Kartanym, MAT, and Pseudo_Intellectual.

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JPaterson (9099) added Resident Evil 0 (GameCube) on Nov 12, 2002
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