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Resident Evil Outbreak returns you to the Umbrella Corporations disaster that consumed Racoon city. You play one of eight ordinary citizens of Racoon city attempting to survive the carnage caused by the T-Virus.

There are five different scenarios in this game. Initially only one is open to you, this is concerned with the outbreak in the city, but upon its completion further scenarios with different plots and locations become available.

Gameplay is similar to the previous Resident Evil games. It consists mainly of exploring, solving puzzles, finding items and of course surviving. This is also the first game of the resident evil franchise that can be played on-line, with up to four people playing cooperatively in order to survive.


Resident Evil: Outbreak PlayStation 2 Each protagonist has its own short ending cut-scene
Resident Evil: Outbreak PlayStation 2 When close to other characters, you can exchange items with them
Resident Evil: Outbreak PlayStation 2 Fire squad searching for any survivors inside the burning hotel
Resident Evil: Outbreak PlayStation 2 Monica, one of the NPCs you'll encounter in the second scenario

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Alternate Titles

  • "生化危机:爆发" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "REO" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Biohazard: Outbreak" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

What went wrong with a game so full of promise?! AxelStone (34) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Possibly one of the worst games in the series. TwoDividedByZero (149) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
The only resdient evil where you get to turn into a zombie. evan dmith (2) unrated
You still won't have enough ammo. Nick Seafort (22) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Jun 19, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
PlayFrance Feb 27, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine May, 2004 8 out of 10 80
IGN Mar 26, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
1UP May 09, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine May, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Diehard GameFan Apr 21, 2004 50 out of 100 50
G4 TV: X-Play Apr 10, 2006 2 out of 5 40
Super Play (Sweden) Sep, 2004 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Oct 30, 2007 D 25


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The younger Black character in this game, Jim, was originally designed as a comic relief character for the original game. (Perhaps they realized how unintentionally hilarious the game was already?)

European release

In Europe, the publisher decided to release this game without the possibility to play online, which wasn't a very smart idea as the whole game was intended to play with friends and not alone.


According to publisher Capcom, Resident Evil: Outbreak has sold 1.45 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).

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Ciarán Lynch (76) added Resident Evil: Outbreak (PlayStation 2) on Mar 24, 2004