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Resident Evil

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
89
4.2
Wii
77
4.5
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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 Chris Scenario - Camera will often play to your disadvantage during combat in close quarters
Resident Evil GameCube Chris Scenario - Once you get a close-up on you character, you start to details
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 Main menu

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

Just as Great as the Original GameCube blancmange (80)
A leap beyond Konami. GameCube MAT (93481)
The Stuff of Legends GameCube Robstein (174)
Chillingly atmospheric, this should have been Resident Evil 4. GameCube AkibaTechno (228)
Scared the living crap out of me! GameCube Oblio (108)
An excellent remake to an excellent game. GameCube JPaterson (9140)
The remake of one of horror gamings most influential titles steals the crown all over again. GameCube Sycada (175)
By far one of the best remakes and the graphics are beautiful. GameCube TwoDividedByZero (149)
The King Of The Survival Horror Genre Returns Even Better Than Before GameCube Iced Earth (11)

Critic Reviews

Gamezine GameCube Nov 24, 2002 19 out of 20 95
Gaming Target GameCube May 09, 2002 9.2 out of 10 92
Gameplanet GameCube Sep 27, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Sep 10, 2002 18 out of 20 90
Jeuxvideo.fr Wii Jul 01, 2009 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide GameCube 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jul 03, 2009 8 out of 10 80
9lives Wii Jun 22, 2009 79 out of 100 79
Multiplayer.it Wii Jul 07, 2009 7.3 out of 10 73
Deaf Gamers GameCube 2002 6 out of 10 60

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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)

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