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Resident Evil

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
89
4.1
Wii
77
4.7
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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 Due to course of plot, you can decide how many and who all will be saved and who will be left out.
Resident Evil GameCube Jill struggling with one of the zombies.
Resident Evil GameCube When you want something done properly, let women handle it.
Resident Evil GameCube Water motion and mirroring effects are amazing whenever encountered.

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

A leap beyond Konami. GameCube MAT (70378)
The Stuff of Legends GameCube Robstein (175)
Chillingly atmospheric, this should have been Resident Evil 4. GameCube AkibaTechno (228)
Scared the living crap out of me! GameCube Oblio (109)
An excellent remake to an excellent game. GameCube JPaterson (9147)
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)

The Press Says

UOL Jogos GameCube May 10, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Revolution GameCube May, 2002 A 100
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Jun, 2002 9.25 out of 10 92
GamePro (US) GameCube Jun 20, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
Nintendo Life GameCube Oct 15, 2010 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Netjak GameCube Jun 14, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jul 03, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Multiplayer.it Wii Jul 07, 2009 7.3 out of 10 73
Official Nintendo Magazine Wii Jul 01, 2009 72 out of 100 72
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)

Related Web Sites

  • Resident Evil Fan (With tons of videos, artwork, interviews and a Resident Evil encyclopedia, this fansite contains everything that the passionate fan could ask for.)
Contributed to by Robond (1388) and MAT (70378)