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Resident Evil: Outbreak (PlayStation 2)

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Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (UK):

    AN OUTBREAK OF A SECRET BIOLOGICAL
    WEAPON HAS INFECTED RACCOON CITY

    CAUSING ITS INHABITANTS TO TURN INTO FLESH-EATING ZOMBIES. YET IN THE SHADOW OF THIS NIGHTMARE A FEW SURVIVORS REMAIN. TOGETHER THEY MUST FIND A WAY OUT BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT RESORTS TO THE ONLY OPTION LEFT: FIRING A MISSILE INTO THE CITY TO DESTROY ALL TRACES OF THE VIRUS.

    YOU ARE ONE OF THE SURVIVORS. PARTICIPATE IN COOPERATIVE MISSIONS TO STOP THE BIOLOGICAL TERROR FROM SPREADING AND ENGINEER YOUR ESCAPE FROM THE CITY BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

  • PLAY AS ONE OF THE EIGHT SURVIVORS, EACH CHARACTER HAVING DIFFERENT STRENGTHS, SPEED AND UNIQUE ABILITIES DEPENDANT ON THEIR PROFESSION

  • MASTER THE COOPERATIVE GAMEPLAY AND COMBINE EFFORTS WITH OTHER CHARACTERS TO SUCCEED AGAINST OVERWHELMING ODDS

  • FIVE DIFFERENT CHAPTERS, EACH HUGE IN SIZE, VIOLENTLY DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER AND FILLED WITH A NEW BREED OF MURDEROUS ZOMBIE

  • HUGE, DETAILED 3D ENVIRONMENTS AND A NEW CONTROL METHOD ALLOW FOR MORE FREEDOM WITHIN THE GAME

  • Contributed by TechSmurfy (832) on Jun 14, 2012.

uk.playstation.com:
    Capcom exhumes another festering slice of undead blasting fun - prepare to enter Raccoon City for more shambler-dodging action

    Capcom revisits Raccoon City for more brain-chewing thrills and spills. Abandoning series regulars S.T.A.R.S, the elite zombie slaying operatives, Outbreak instead concentrates on the stories of eight everyday survivors desperately trying to get out of town, flesh intact.

    The Umbrella Corp continues to cause chaos with its genetic tampering, unleashing the T-Virus - a constantly mutating strain with devastating effects, depending on its host. Infecting humans and animals alike, the disease renders victims brain dead and brain hungry, with the living the dish du jour.

    Taking sizeable bites out of the Forbidden Sirens and Silent Hills of the genre, with their predilection for non-linear storytelling, the latest Resi Evil switches between five different scenarios, each with their own set of challenges and puzzles.

    Choose to play out the chapters as one of eight characters, and employ their special skills to get you out of the City - quickly. Among the stragglers hoping to survive, you'll find over-enthusiastic cop Kevin (a handy choice as he comes armed with a gun), ubiquitous 'plucky young Japanese student' Yoko Suzuki (replete with backpack for handling a larger inventory), pushy reporter and part time lock picker Alyssa Ashcroft, and humorously named (unintentionally, surely?) doctor George Hamilton.

    Of course, how you play the game depends on which character you use. Certain circumstances will require a person with more strength or speed, and those 'unique skills' will undoubtedly come in handy, too.

    Another change which is likely to please newcomers and longstanding fans alike is the added choice as to whether to control your character using your analog stick, or directional pad (if you're a purist). Either way, you'll be pleased to note that there's plenty of opportunities to shoot the semi-living hell out of zombies, and lots of 'em at that.

    • Eight new survivors, each with unique abilities that will help them to escape Raccoon City


    • Play with traditional digital or 3D pad analog controls


    • Multiple endings and outcomes promote repeated play

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Apr 03, 2008.

Back Cover:
    Around Every Corner. Behind Every Door. Deep In Every Shadow. Terror Waits.

    Witness the revolutionary Resident Evil gameplay, multi-player scenarios and next level design in this totally new, dramatic, cooperative gameplay experience. Take on the role as one of 8 survivors of an outbreak caused by a secret biological weapon. Play in offline or online* mode to create contagiously addictive play scenarios you’ll want to try and relive again and again.

    This time, it’s personal!

    Game Features:

    • Events span from Resident Evil 1 through 3 • Character choice dictates player abilities & scenarios • Cooperative & competitive gameplay • Real-time 3-D graphics • Multi-player: 4 player in online mode* • Die & join the zombie ranks – first time ever in RE

    "Trendspotters Hot Pick 2003"-Teen People "RE Outbreak Best PS2 Game" – Gamers.com "Best Adventure Game" – IGN.com


    Contributed by FinalGMR (59) on Apr 06, 2004.