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Just as Great as the Original GameCube blancmange (80)
A leap beyond Konami. GameCube MAT (182584)
The Stuff of Legends GameCube Robstein (204)
Chillingly atmospheric, this should have been Resident Evil 4. GameCube AkibaTechno (254)
Scared the living crap out of me! GameCube Oblio (108)
An excellent remake to an excellent game. GameCube JPaterson (9551)
The remake of one of horror gamings most influential titles steals the crown all over again. GameCube Sycada (191)
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)

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Combined User Score 75 4.2

Critic Reviews

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PlayStation 4Anime News Network (Jan 20, 2015)
Nothing is generic here. There is no rote, bland content only there to pad for time. Every feature of every place in this game is something you haven't seen anywhere else, maybe it's something you haven't seen in any other game before or since. If there's an herb there, that's the only place that herb will ever be. If there's a rolling boulder trap, it's not a minor inconvenience you can take on the face, suffer -10 HP, and keep on trucking, you either find a way to dive out of its path or it squashes you right back to the Game Over screen. What's best about Resident Evil, for all its burdensome controls and obfuscating camera angles, is that it's never arbitrary; nothing in this game is randomly allocated. If there's a zombie in that hallway, they put him there for a reason. If something's in your way, it's because the game has carefully crafted a route around it, you just haven't seen it yet.
GameCubeUOL Jogos (May 10, 2002)
No final das contas, esse remake é parte homenagem, parte apresentação para uma nova fase na vida da série. Se você nunca jogou Resident Evil, pode ter algum problema para se adaptar ao problemas, mas tem tudo para mergulhar nesse mundo de terror. Mas se você é fã da série, e se lembra muito bem do original, verá que a equipe se desdobrou para fazer esses dois discos valerem cada centavo do seu dinheiro.
GameCubeGame Revolution (May, 2002)
Let's face it: despite eloquent arguments to the contrary, the only good zombie is a dead zombie. In fact, the most admirable quality of the dead is their total inertia, especially when combined with their lack of initiative in chasing us living people around and their general lack of desire to eat brains.
98 (Mar 12, 2015)
Все, кто когда-то уже прошёл Resident Evil: Remastered, должны обязательно пройти переиздание этой замечательной игры. Ведь когда ещё удастся увидеть такое качественное HD-переиздание когда-то полюбившейся игры. Можно с точностью сказать, что это на данный момент это самый лучший ремейк, в которой буквально половину игры переделали, добавили новые серьёзные детали, контент и где даже был улучшен каждый игровой аспект. Да и не смотря на то, что игре уже более 20 лет, она всё так же может неплохо пугать игровую аудиторию.
GameCubeConsoles Plus (Sep, 2002)
Le must de l'aventure-action disponible sur Game Cube. Une réalisation top, un scénario culte...
GameCubeGaming Target (May 16, 2002)
I’ve been a fan of horror movies since I was a kid and believe me when I tell you, this game has everything necessary to scare the living daylights out of you. I kid you not, you will be sleeping with the lights on for weeks after playing, and terrifying scenarios await you at every turn. The developers have included numerous extras and more than 10 different possible endings, the replay value is quite high. As for the fear factor: Just last night, I was running down a dark, 2nd floor hallway when, without warning, a zombie exploded through the door, effectively causing me to jump out of my skin. After I blew it’s head off, I sat back and said to myself “Now this is what Resident Evil is all about.” Never knowing what kind of shambling horror you’ll discover down the next hallway, always wondering if you have the firepower necessary to save yourself from whatever twisted freak lies ahead. The ultimate test will be to make it out alive. Are you up to the challenge?
GameCubeGamezine (Nov 24, 2002)
Pour finir je dirais que l'achat de ce jeu est indispensable à tout possesseur de GameCube qui se respecte et je dirais aussi que j'attend avec impatience biohazard zero qui va bien déchirer (voir ma preview, un peu de pub, ça ne fait pas de mal). En vous souhaitant un bon jeu et une bonne flippette (ah oui c'est vrai il fout encore plus les choquottes que l'ancien)...
94 (Jun 01, 2002)
Just when you think Capcom has exhausted another franchise, they turn around and produce a masterpiece of survival horror gaming, and one that's a remake of the original to boot. This is no easy task. Anyone on the fence about purchasing it because they could finish the original in under two hours and without using a singe health item should think again, and run out and buy it immediately. All one needs to do is think of the experience they had the first time they went through it, multiply it by ten, and crank up the fear factor, and that is what Capcom's remake delivers. Turn out the lights, lock the doors, put on a diaper and get yourself immersed... it's one hell of a ride.
GameCubeGameZone (Apr 30, 2002)
As I re-entered the old mansion, my mind was filled with memories of Capcom's greatest game -- Resident Evil. The mansion was different, but still the same. Many of the rooms had been moved to new locations, while a creepy forest haunted the building outside. Daylight would not come for some time, not in the game and certainly not in reality. It was dark, it was creepy, and by some crazy twist of fate, I found myself transported back to 1996. As I cringed at the thought of having to battle another immortal monster, I knew that this was going to be the remake to end all remakes.
GameCubeThat Gaming Site (Oct 31, 2009)
A survival horror game in every essence. Resident Evil provided the guidelines of how to make survival horror and this remake tops an already fantastic game.
GameCubeGame Informer Magazine (Jun, 2002)
In 1996, the release of Resident Evil ushered in a new era for video games. At the time, the thought of jumping out of your seat in fright while playing a game seemed absurd. As we quickly realized, however, Resident Evil made most gamers sleep with their nightlights on. It was, in many ways, the first title that successfully captured the essence of horror and suspense, and was one of the pioneers of cinematic camera work. Gamers who missed out on this landmark release back in the day now have the chance to experience the terror firsthand with this GameCube-exclusive remake.
GameCubeGaming Target (May 09, 2002)
It's not every day that a company pulls one of their finest creations from out of the reference drawer, adds a lot more features, laminates the core, and polishes it to a finishing point where you can almost call the game a completely new title. Capcom has gone over the edge, and into the beyond to bring an entirely new generation of Resident Evil fans a treat that veterans of the original can enjoy to the brink of an insanely fearsome game. For those who do remember the game backwards and forwards, it will still take you a good 15 or more hours for your first trip through the mansion. With 10 multiple endings, and 2 different difficulty settings, this is the ultimate version of Resident Evil like you want it, need it, and must have it.
GameCube64 Power / big.N / N Games (Sep, 2002)
(PAL version)
Die PlayStation-Version ist bislang noch nicht indiziert - vielleicht bleibt die GameCube-Version auch verschont? Dennoch sollte jeder Videospielfan sofort zugreifen. Nicht nur, um der BPjM zuvorzukommen, sondern weil Resident Evil ein super Spiel ist, das allein schon den Kauf eines GameCubes rechtfertigt!
GameCube64 Power / big.N / N Games (Apr, 2002)
Insgesamt gesehen ist Resident Evil für den GameCube genau das Meisterwerk geworden, das alle erhofft haben - man merkt dem Titel sein eigentliches Alter nur in ganz wenigen Punkten an. Dank der kosmetischen Runderneuerung und den zahllosen Erweiterungen spielt sich die Neuauflage auch für alte Hasen fast wie ein komplett neues Spiel. Nicht nur für eingefleischte Horrorfans ein Muss!
GameCubeThe Video Game Critic (May 18, 2002)
The granddaddy of survival horror has returned to reclaim its crown! The original Resident Evil, released in 1996 for the Playstation, was the first genuinely frightening video game. Trapped in a house full of zombies, traps, and puzzles, you had to brace yourself for each new room. Several sequels expanded the scope of the original, but rarely matched the level of hair-raising thrills. In light of that, remaking the first Resident Evil makes a lot of sense. Even those who played through it the first time around shouldn't hesitate to pick this up. With dramatically improved graphics, a new room layout, relocated monsters, and better puzzles, it's practically a whole new game. For horror movie buffs, it's like the difference between Evil Dead I and II.
GameCubeDarkstation (Sep 13, 2002)
Resident Evil. Probably one of the biggest game franchises today, with a PS One trilogy to die for, the critically acclaimed Code: Veronica and the naff gun game. Of course, no saga would be complete without a crap movie, and now Resident Evil has on of them. Is there no stopping it? It doesn't look like it. It's good news for GameCube owners as they now have the name as an exclusive on the console and to kick start its Nintendo career Capcom have gone back to the beginning, back to where the terror began, to bring you the original Resident Evil in next generation glory. It's already caused a storm in Japan and now it's our turn Europe. Hold on to your pants as we go back to RE mansion.
GameCubeGameSpy (May 01, 2002)
Aside from the two hidden modes, weapons, and deranged TNT-filled zombie, Resident Evil doesn't wow you with masses of secrets, but it is still an exceptional remake, with enough of a graphical overhaul, numerous gameplay tweaks, and outright changes to make one more romp an essential videogame experience for this year. Items are placed logically and fairly, and providing you have rudimentary aiming ability, you'll find it tough, but never impossible, to battle through the many puzzles, undead ambushes, and run-ins with critters. Buy this, Eternal Darkness, the GameCube itself, and you'll be in survival horror heaven!
WindowsGame Over Online (Jan 19, 2015)
$20 is about the perfect price point for something like this. Don’t read spoilers, don’t use strategy guides, turn out the lights, and let yourself focus on the game for a while. Put away the cynicism. Yeah, in the cold light of day, Resident Evil is pretty silly, but if you let yourself react to it on its level, it’s frightening in all the right ways.
WindowsHardcore Gamer Magazine (Jan 19, 2015)
If there’s one game that deserves the remaster treatment, it’s Resident Evil. The thirteen year old remake is arguably the best game in the long running series, not only staying true to its source material, but expanding upon it greatly with new content directly built into the core story. While the HD Remaster isn’t a full blown remodel, what Capcom has done allows for an even greater audience to experience the Gamecube classic. The alternative control scheme ensures a new generation of gamers can play the survival horror title while quickly understanding the movements, and at the same time allowing old school fans the ability to relive the memorable tank controls. It certainly helps that the visuals have been touched up, and the PC version supports multiple graphical options and a smooth 60fps. Whether you missed out on the greatest remake available or you’re a dedicated fan, Resident Evil HD Remaster deserves to be in everyone’s collection.
Xbox OneZTGameDomain (Jan 21, 2015)
Still considered one of the best (if not THE best in the series) REmake still holds up today as a trendsetter in the gaming world. Every other title wanted to be it, but none ever quite nailed the formula the way this Gamecube remake does. Definitely recommended for fans of the genre, as this is the pinnacle of what Shinji Mikami created all those years ago.
PlayStation 4The Jimquisition (Jan 19, 2015)
Blood! Jill, see if you can find anymore clues. I’ll be examining this… I hope this is not CHRIS’ blood!
90 (Sep 20, 2002)
Collectively all the elements of Resident Evil come together to make for a truly creepy experience. With two characters and three difficulty setting plus a load of different endings and branch-off stories the game offers plenty to do. Even if you are only vaguely into this sort of game you should still buy it because it's a must for anyone who owns a GameCube. This is the tour de force of all Resident Evil games and it shouldn't be missed by anyone.
GameCubeGamesCollection (Jul 07, 2014)
Resident Evil Rebirth non godette di quel successo commerciale riservato agli altri capitoli, per via di una campagna marketing non molto mirata, ma anche daolla sfortuna dell'ottima console Nintendo. Tutto ciò non pregiudica assolutamente il valore del titolo, che si rivela uno degli episodi più riusciti, riproposto su Wii in anni recenti, anche se non con la stessa comodità di controllo. Se siete appassionati di Survival Horror duri e puri TROVATELO E GIOCATELO!
90 (Jul 01, 2009)
S’il est difficile pour le fan de résister à l’envie de cracher sur cette sortie trop marketing et fainéante pour être honnête, force est de reconnaître que la puissance ludique de Resident Evil est toujours aussi prégnante 13 ans après. Pour 30 euros, difficile de passer à côté de ce monument de l’histoire du jeu vidéo pour qui n’avait jamais sauté le pas. Les autres regarderont la boîte avec envie, avant de se raviser in extremis ; pourquoi racheter un jeu que l’on possède déjà ?
GameCubeNintendo Life (Oct 15, 2010)
One of the games to play alone, this Resident Evil remake lived up to and exceeded all expectations. The amount of backtracking is actually a pleasure at times, and the possibility of encountering new monsters prevents things from becoming too repetitive. The updated photorealistic visuals and extra content make it worth revisiting for old fans as well. If you are one of the few to have not played Resident Evil games before, buy this game. If you are one of the lucky many to have played Resident Evil games already, buy this game.
90 (Sep 27, 2002)
Glückwunsch an Capcom für dieses gelungene Remake des Klassikers Resident Evil, der das Survival-Horror-Genre begründete. Durch die komplett überarbeitete Grafik, dem Hinzufügen neuer Schaulätze und Abwandeln vieler Rätsel erhält man fast den Eindruck, ein komplett neues Spiel vor sich zu haben. Demnach können auch Fans des PlayStation-Originals bedenkenlos zugreifen. Die GameCube-Fassung ist nicht nur ein lauer Aufguss wie seinerzeit der Director's Cut, sondern eine bombastische Neuauflage, die jeden Cent wert ist! Noch nie zuvor war die Atmosphäre dichter, die Grafik gruseliger, der Sound beklemmender...Resident Evil zeigt eindrucksvoll, wie schön Horror sein kann! Erfreulich auch, dass die Entwickler einen deutlich flotteren 60-Hertz-Modus spendiert und keinerlei Zensur für den deutschen Markt vorgenommen haben.
WiiTeletext (2009)
A re-release of the GameCube remake, which remains a masterclass in atmosphere after all these years.
GameCubeSliced Gaming (GameBiz) (Jan 17, 2003)
I am a big fan of the Resident Evil series and this effort on Game Cube stands head and shoulders above the rest. Gamers wondering if there is a lot different with the game from the original can rest easy; there are all new puzzles, monsters and locations. Yes, some of the old scenarios still remain, but the is a title of immense atmosphere and suspense. Check out the superb visuals and prepare yourself to be scared all over again. Gamers who have never experience the Resident Evil games are in for a massive treat- but a warning, don't play it at night with the lights off!
90 (Sep 10, 2002)
Six ans ont passé depuis la première sortie du titre sur PSX et l'histoire semble se répéter. Resident Evil est un must que l'on a toujours autant de plaisir à (re)découvrir. Entrer dans ce vieux manoir et le découvrir sous son meilleur jour est un plaisir aussi agréable qu'effrayant que j'espère vous serez nombreux à partager. Et pour ceux qui se demanderaient pourquoi seulement 18, précisons que Resident Evil 0 s'annonce encore meilleur. Gardons-lui un peu de marge...
GameCubeAll Game Guide (2002)
Resident Evil is a must-buy for those who never experienced it on the PlayStation, as it is an excellent starting point to get players in the mood to experience the rest of the series on the GameCube. It's a game offering a surprising amount of replay value with two different characters, optional side quests, bonus modes to unlock, and a dynamic story no longer hindered by poor translation or second-rate voice acting. It's a game dripping with atmosphere, literally, and ranks as one of the most impressive GameCube achievements in sound and visuals to date. Dim the lights, close the doors, and be prepared to never look at Dobermans the same way again.
GameCubeGameplanet (Sep 27, 2002)
BEING THE GAME THAT created the 'Survival Horror' genre, it was almost certain for Resident Evil to spawn a number of copycats and just as many sequels. However, who would have guessed that Capcom would re-create the original game from the ground up to scare a brand new generation of gamers on the Nintendo Gamecube?
GameCubeThunderbolt Games (Jan 10, 2003)
When Resident Evil debuted on the Sony PlayStation, gamers were treated to a gaming experience that was delightfully frightening like no other title before it. Single handedly creating the genre of survival horror, Capcom's game scared the hell out of millions of gamers and went down in the PlayStation's history as one of the most recognizable games for the system. Now, many years later, Capcom is giving GameCube owners a wonderful treat: a complete remake of this classic survival horror game. Does this updated version fare well in the next-generation of videogaming? The answer is a definite YES.
GameCubeArmchair Empire, The (May 24, 2002)
As I navigated the halls of Resident Evil’s creepy mansion, blasting zombies, escaping from traps, and marveling at the graphics, I couldn’t help but wonder how much the mansion would sell for if it was on the market. Square footage must be upwards of 30,000 and secret doors are scattered throughout. If it was sold fully furnished, I’d peg the price somewhere around $34 million. Of course, there might be some wiggle room on the price – zombie infestation being quite a bit worse than mice infestation.
GameCubeComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Aug 21, 2002)
A war against zombies and mutants in all the places you'd least want to meet them. The original survival horror is reborn to begin a new reign of terror. You meet a hideously disfigured woman in a narrow tunnel with an uncomfortably low ceiling. It seems she has more than one face. Dressed in rags she's hunched over and moaning. Perhaps you ought to help her in some way? Suddenly she lunges and you notice for the first time how her arms are locked in crude wooden stocks, broken chains clanking. She's using them to try to open your skull. In defence you open fire with the biggest gun you have; gore splatters the walls. It's utterly horrific. It's truly great. This is what Resident Evil is all about: ultimate survival horror.
GameCubeGamePro (US) (Jun 20, 2006)
In 1996, Capcom producer Shinji Mikami took the premise of Night of the Living Dead, threw in some monsters and a subplot about a corporation creating biological weapons, and modeled it around the play engine from Alone in the Dark. The result was one of the most compelling reasons to own a PlayStation: Resident Evil. Now, to kick off its support for the GameCube, Capcom has created what can only be called the definitive version of that classic "first" Resident Evil, and it too is one of the most compelling reasons to own Nintendo's newest gaming machine.
GameCubeIGN (Apr 26, 2002)
Director George Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead scared the hell out of movie-going audiences across the globe when it debuted so many years ago. The idea that deceased people could somehow rise from the grave again was only slightly less frightening than their seemingly newfound hunger for the living.
GameCubeQuebec Gamers (Jan 11, 2002)
Cette nouvelle version de Resident Evil plaira quand même à tous les fans de la série. Et ceux qui n'ont pas jouer, découvriront ce jeu à leur tour. Le jeu reprend de belle façon le classique qu'était Resident Evil Premier! Les habitués reconnaîtront facilement les scènes de la Mansion et les environnements! Ils sont maintenant plus beaux et plus détaillés.
GameCubeGameSpot (Apr 29, 2002)
Many were shocked when Capcom announced last year that future installments in its horror-themed Resident Evil series would be appearing exclusively on Nintendo's GameCube, but even more surprising was the company's announcement that the first game under the deal would be a remake of the 1996 original. Resident Evil 2 is often considered the pinnacle of the franchise, but even though it made a number of improvements to the series' gameplay, it never managed to be as scary as its predecessor. So this time around, Capcom has fused the best of both worlds together into one amazing game that clearly stands as the best the series has to offer.
88 (Sep 24, 2002)
Resident Evil bringt endlich gepflegten Grusel auf den GameCube - und das in einer bestechenden Prachtkulisse. Die Hochglanzgrafik von Capcoms Revival ist über jeden Zweifel erhaben und sorgt für ein erstklassiges Horror-Ambiente. Aber egal wie authentisch das Herrenhaus anmutet, wie realistisch Zombies brennen, zusammenbrechen oder durchlöchert werden, das Sahnehäubchen von Resident Evil ist auch im Jahr 2002 die herrliche Rätselkost, die neben spektakulären Schockmomenten für entspanntes Adventure-Feeling sorgt. Und das hervorragende Level-Design macht selbst den Frust in Sachen Inventar und Steuerung schnell wieder wett. Alte Resi-Hasen werden sicher nüchterner an die bekannte Story und Location rangehen, aber selbst die finden neue Rätselvarianten, neue Monster und ein aufgepepptes Kampfsystem. Und Neueinsteiger? Nach zwei Spielminuten wird Euch dieses Schmuckstück nicht mehr loslassen…
GameCubeN-Zone (Jul 06, 2003)
Ich hatte ehrlich nicht mehr damit gerechnet, dass sich Resident Evil den Survival-Horror-Thron zurückholen wird. Denn nach Silent Hill (PSone) und Alone in the Dark IV (PS2, Dreamcast) wirkten die Teile des Schockers doch recht altbacken. Mit der Neuauflage des ersten Teiles wendet sich das Blatt. Noch nie war Gruseln so schön. Das Argument vieler Kritiker, dass es genau dasselbe Spiel wie 1996 ist, muss ich abschmettern. Capcom spielt mit dem Wissen der Veteranen. Wo vorher eine Trittleiter verschoben werden musste, fehlt diese jetzt plötzlich und die kleine Kommode dient als Klettergerüst. Ich liebe dieses Spiel!
PlayStation 3neXGam (Feb 04, 2015)
Seit dem Erscheinen des Playstation Originals aus dem Jahr 1996, habe ich unzählige Horrorabenteuer gespielt. Trotzdem haben die frühen Resident Evil Spiele ihre Faszination auf mich nie eingebüßt. Gerade das Remake des ersten Teils fesselt mich immer noch durch seine unheimlich dichte Atmosphäre. Trotzdem kann ich den Kauf der Remaster Version nicht uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Da die Änderungen gegenüber der Game Cube Version marginal sind, muss jeder selbst wissen ob ihm das audiovisuelle Update die 20€ wert ist. Wer jedoch das Remake nicht besitzt und etwas für klassische Horrorkost übrig hat, kann hier bedenkenlos zuschlagen. Wer Wert darauf legt sich ein Spiel ins Regal zu stellen, kann übrigens zumindest als Playstation 3 Besitzer auf eine japanische Retailversion ausweichen. Diese bietet zum Glück deutsche Untertitel und englische Sprachausgabe, ist aber natürlich deutlich teurer als die Downloadversion.
GameCubeGame Over Online (Aug 02, 2002)
Resident Evil offers plenty of game-time considering the multiple modes of difficulty, nearly a dozen unique endings, and a multi-tiered storyline that changes according to your in-game actions. And the fact that you can play the game with two different characters just lengthens the overall enjoyment of the game even more. Who would have thought that a visual makeover and a few gameplay tweaks could render an otherwise obsolete game into a incredibly entertaining experience that defies all expectations? Any ‘cube owner would be well advised to pick this game up. Just remember what I said about unwelcome leakage.
GameCubeNetjak (Jun 14, 2001)
What seems like an eternity ago, the first Resident Evil hit the US market in 1996 on the Sony Playstation. The series has turned out to be the real forefather of the survival-horror genre. The name Resident Evil has become a household name for gamers around the world, and Capcom has set the standards for other survival-horror games from then on. Games such as Silent Hill and Parasite Eve have been somewhat successful, but none match the familiarity of the RE series.
85 (Jan 21, 2015)
I’m supremely glad Capcom has finally decided to open up this version of Resident Evil beyond the GameCube system. The game holds up shockingly well, a decade after it came out (or two, depending on your view), and is scary but fun to play. I had a few odd bits of instability when I played, but honestly, it didn’t drag it down at all. If you like horror games at all, this is a must to play.
WindowsWorth Playing (Jan 20, 2015)
Though imperfect, Resident Evil HD Remaster is a good update to a now-classic remake. The core game holds up rather well after more than a decade, and when compared to some of its contemporaries, it's still gripping in the action and scares. The improvements to the controls help greatly, and the various technical options ensure that just about everyone gets a near-perfect version of the remake. The compression artifacts are disappointing to see, especially when compared to the work done on the polygonal elements, and some of the sounds could have been done better. Those elements don't cripple the gameplay, and fans of survival-horror will be happy to experience this, especially if they didn't try it on the Nintendo consoles.
WiiRetro Gamer (Aug, 2009)
As excellent as Resident Evil Archives is, it's incredibly hard to recommend. It features incredible visuals, is an update of one of the greatest survival-horror games ever made, and it's even as engrossing now as when it first appeared on the GameCube seven years ago. However, aside from a few control choices, Capcom has done absolutely nothing to it, meaning you might as well pick up the GameCube version that can be found for a quarter of the price.
GameCubeRetroGame Man (Mar 24, 2018)
Overall, the remake of the original Resident Evil is an awesome game with great atmosphere and clunky but workable controls. This game basically created the genre of survival horror, and it can till convey that tension throughout. If its your first time thought the game, it can take a while to beat, so you will get your money’s worth!
PlayStation (Jan 22, 2015)
Resident Evil will always be remembered as a classic video game that popularized the survival horror genre. Even to this day it still holds up as a fantastic video game. The puzzles are still a lot of fun to solve and shooting zombies is still a thrill. 20 years later Resident Evil is still worth your time. I wish more thought would have been put into the new control scheme to make it smoother, and there are features missing from versions of Resident Evil that came out 18 years ago, but this HD Remaster is still worth playing. Let’s just hope the next time Capcom re-releases Resident Evil they can take a look at getting rid of the inventory system instead of trying to fix the controls.
WindowsPC Gamer (Jan 18, 2015)
With hardcore survival games frequently topping the Steam charts, Capcom couldn’t have picked a better time to revive Resident Evil. It’s a punishing, but immensely satisfying game, even if the ‘remaster’ isn’t as dramatic as the title suggests.
Xbox OneThe Telegraph (Feb 02, 2015)
That is for the truly dedicated, who will no doubt already be revisiting Spencer Mansion. Newcomers should be aware that some of Resident Evil’s old-fashioned style can frustrate, but it is still a creepy, involving slice of bona fide video game history.
Xbox OneXboxAchievements (Jan 20, 2015)
With Resident Evil 6 jumping the shark in a big way, Resident Evil HD is a welcome reminder of how great the series once was, and moreover a clear sign that Capcom really ought to return to its roots. The definition of survival horror at its rawest, Resident Evil stands up even today, with wonderfully orchestrated puzzles, atmospheric design and audio, memorable enemies, a number of unforgettable sequences. Whether you're revisiting a much-loved classic or you've never played it before, buying this is a no-brainer. This version of Resident Evil is quite simply an HD remaster that's utterly essential in every sense.
Xbox OneIGN (Jan 19, 2015)
I love coming back to Resident Evil, and this version does a good job of updating the look and feel of an old game for a modern audience. Some of the older visual flaws detract from the experience and pulled me out of tense moments, but the gameplay hooked me right back in. Resident Evil relies on atmosphere, tough limitations, and danger creeping around all corners, and this port recaptures the formula of a classic, relentless survival-horror game.
Xbox (Jan 21, 2015)
Ich mag Resident Evil. Immer noch. Und als Fan des GameCube-Remakes freut es mich besonders, dass ich den gruseligen Abstecher ins Herrenhaus jetzt mit zeitgemäßer 16:9-Anpassung und echtem 5.1-Surround-Klang erneut erleben darf. Weniger angetan bin ich dagegen von der schwankenden Qualität der grafischen HD-Aufbereitung: Während die Figuren von der Schönheitsoperation profitieren, pendeln die Kulissen zwischen sichtbarer Restaurierung und liebloser Konvertierung.(...) Okay, ich freue mich auch so über meine Rückkehr ins Spencer-Anwesen. Der Vater des Survival-Horrors hat zwar nach all den Jahren etwas an Faszination eingebüßt und wirkt stellenweise einfach nicht mehr zeitgemäß. Aber er schafft es immer noch, mich besser zu unterhalten, als es das enttäuschende Resident Evil 6 jemals konnte.
Xbox (Jan 21, 2015)
Ich mag Resident Evil. Immer noch. Und als Fan des GameCube-Remakes freut es mich besonders, dass ich den gruseligen Abstecher ins Herrenhaus jetzt mit zeitgemäßer 16:9-Anpassung und echtem 5.1-Surround-Klang erneut erleben darf. Weniger angetan bin ich dagegen von der schwankenden Qualität der grafischen HD-Aufbereitung: Während die Figuren von der Schönheitsoperation profitieren, pendeln die Kulissen zwischen sichtbarer Restaurierung und liebloser Konvertierung.(...) Okay, ich freue mich auch so über meine Rückkehr ins Spencer-Anwesen. Der Vater des Survival-Horrors hat zwar nach all den Jahren etwas an Faszination eingebüßt und wirkt stellenweise einfach nicht mehr zeitgemäß. Aber er schafft es immer noch, mich besser zu unterhalten, als es das enttäuschende Resident Evil 6 jemals konnte.
PlayStation (Jan 21, 2015)
Ich mag Resident Evil. Immer noch. Und als Fan des GameCube-Remakes freut es mich besonders, dass ich den gruseligen Abstecher ins Herrenhaus jetzt mit zeitgemäßer 16:9-Anpassung und echtem 5.1-Surround-Klang erneut erleben darf. Weniger angetan bin ich dagegen von der schwankenden Qualität der grafischen HD-Aufbereitung: Während die Figuren von der Schönheitsoperation profitieren, pendeln die Kulissen zwischen sichtbarer Restaurierung und liebloser Konvertierung.(...) Okay, ich freue mich auch so über meine Rückkehr ins Spencer-Anwesen. Der Vater des Survival-Horrors hat zwar nach all den Jahren etwas an Faszination eingebüßt und wirkt stellenweise einfach nicht mehr zeitgemäß. Aber er schafft es immer noch, mich besser zu unterhalten, als es das enttäuschende Resident Evil 6 jemals konnte.
80 (UK) (Sep 13, 2002)
It may seem like an old reviewer's cop-out to say it, but Resident Evil is a game you will either love or hate. You will either love it for the new ground it breaks and the way that it's been rescripted to scare old fans anew, or you will begrudge its retreading of a tiresome and irritating path to the point that its unparalleled visuals mean virtually nothing. For me, it's a shockingly scary game which really keeps your heart pounding, besmirched by only a degree of old-hattedness. Have no fear though, Resi fans, it's still definitive.
GameCubeGamereactor (Sweden) (May 08, 2003)
Capcom har förädlat, förfinat och förbättrat ett av mina absoluta favoritspel till något som ingen får missa. Detta är ett ljuvligt äventyr som får den allra tuffaste att släppa en droppa i byxan.
80 (UK) (Jul 03, 2009)
As much of a shame as it is that Capcom hasn't bothered to enhance Resident Evil in any meaningful sense, there's no denying that this ageing relic remains one of the high points from the old generation of survival horror titles. Boasting an intense atmosphere, satisfying puzzles and nail-biting combat, it's a game that will linger long in the memory for those who succumb to its dark allure. If you missed out on this the first or even second time around, then now's the time to pick up a true classic - at the right price.
WiiIGN (Jul 07, 2009)
Resident Evil Archives retails on Wii for $29.99, about $10 more than it should cost since it's a seven-year-old remake of a game from 1996. Still, it's a reduced price tag compared to most Wii games and despite the lack of any real changes from the GCN version -- this is very much the same effort, 4:3 mode and all -- it's still a hell of an experience. It remains the scariest survival horror adventure I've played and those frights are complemented by very pretty pre-rendered visuals that hold up even by today's standards. The controls, however, dating back 13 years now, seem more archaic and fundamentally broken than ever. If you purchase Archives as a collector's item, you will undoubtedly have already played it previously and know what to expect. If you're new to the game, though, you will almost certainly find the configuration dated and disappointingly unintuitive.
80 (Jun 26, 2009)
Bien que le jeu n'ait rien perdu de son imposante stature, on ne peut que regretter que Capcom se soit borné à adapter vite fait bien fait ce classique de l'horreur sur Wii. Cependant, si la note sanctionne cette prise de position opportuniste, il n'en reste pas moins que ce remake survole les âges avec une aisance déconcertante. Beau à pleurer, étonnamment homogène, sacralisant tout ce qu'on peut attendre d'un remake, Resident Evil reste plus que jamais l'épisode à découvrir pour celles et ceux ayant entendu parler de Chris, Jill et Wesker avec Resident Evil 5.
GameCubeGamekult (Apr 05, 2002)
Six ans après, ce remake du premier épisode est une vraie réussite sur Gamecube tant pour la machine que pour le jeu. En démontrant sa volonté d'attirer un public plus adulte sur sa machine Nintendo autorise le gore gratuit par le biais du retour d'un mythe où l'hémoglobine coule à flot. Dans son nouvel et fabuleux écrin Resident Evil revient donc hanter nos nuits de sueurs froides avec quelques petites nouveautés dans ses bagages. Enigmes modifiées, pièces supplémentaires, nouveau système de défense, autant de petits détails qui suffisent à nous replonger dans l'aventure. Reste qu'au bout du compte et après en avoir pris plein les yeux, on se retrouve en terrain déjà conquis avec toutes ces petites contrariétés qui n'ont jamais été corrigé depuis tout ce temps. Ceci dit, pour les fans, les petits nouveaux, les nostalgiques et le reste du monde, ce remake est tout bonnement incontournable car c'est ainsi que tout a commencé...
Wii9lives (Jun 22, 2009)
Heb je Resident Evil na al die jaren nog steeds niet gespeeld dan is dit wel een uitgelezen kans om het toch eens te proberen. Verwacht zeker geen al te makkelijk spel, maar wel een heerlijk luguber sfeertje in één van de grondleggers van het horror/survival-genre. Je krijgt in vergelijking met de GameCube-editie wel weinig nieuws voorgeschoteld, maar deze klassieker heeft in mijn ogen ook niet veel extra's nodig.
WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Jan 22, 2015)
Bei der Bewertung von Remakes stecke ich regelmäßig in der Zwickmühle. Soll ich das ursprüngliche (damals wegweisende) Spiel bewerten? Heutige Maßstäbe anlegen? Oder lediglich die Umsetzung der Verbesserungen benoten? Resident Evil Remastered HD hat den Vorteil, dass es das Spiel in dieser Fassung noch nie für den PC gab und das (technisch veraltete) Original in Deutschland indiziert ist; wer die Gamecube-Version damals verpasst hat oder einfach mal wieder Lust auf das ursprüngliche Resident Evil-Feeling verspürt, greift bedenkenlos zu. Persönlich möchte ich 19 Jahre mechanischer Verbesserungen in Sachen Videospiele aber nicht missen; für das Remake hätte ich mir mutige Modernisierungen wie ein komfortables Inventar, weniger Ladezeiten und eine Notizfunktion auf der Karte gewünscht.
73 (Jul 07, 2009)
Se da una parte è innegabile vedere Resident Evil Archives come una facile operazione commerciale, d'altro canto la sua ristampa su Wii permette a quella parte più giovane ed inesperta della console Nintendo di godersi un ottimo remake dell'indimenticabile primo capitolo della serie. Il prezzo abbordabile lo preserva da critiche che altrimenti sarebbero pesate come macigni (su tutte la persistenza di un sistema di controllo preistorico), anche se rimane il fatto che questa versione non ha assolutamente nulla da offrire a chiunque abbia già giocato all'originale su Gamecube.
WiiOfficial Nintendo Magazine (Jul 01, 2009)
There's no doubting the quality of the game but veterans really won't be getting anything new here, so we can only recommend this to players who have yet to see where it all started. And even they might find the controls long past their sell by date.
70 (Jul 09, 2009)
Auch nach dreizehn Jahren ist der ungewollte Abstecher des Alpha-Teams der S.T.A.R.S.-Einheit in das alte Spencer Herrenhaus noch einen Blick wert, auch wenn man mittlerweile schon fast auswendig wissen dürfte, wo welche Gegner aus dem Nichts auftauchen, wo Heilkräuter und Munition liegt und mit welcher Strategie man eine gute Zeit im Speedrun schafft. Da sich im Vergleich zum 2002 erschienen Remake des Playstation Klassikers für den GameCube, außer den vier wählbaren Steuerungsvarianten, nichts getan hat, braucht man „Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil“ nicht zu haben. Die Neuauflage ist lediglich für Sammler und all diejenigen interessant, die den Inbegriff des Survival Horrors noch nie gespielt haben.
Having multiple control options, not having to change out tiny discs midway through the game, and having better audio are definitely pluses, but I don’t think they are big enough improvements to merit picking up this title if you already own the GameCube version. However, if you for some reason didn’t get around to checking it out before, at thirty dollars REA is a great deal and will provide you with countless hours of RE goodness. Of course, you do still need to be willing to put up with the not so great side of classic RE games including tank controls, fixed camera angles, and an unforgiving save system. Though, if those don’t sound like major problems to you and you don’t already have the RE remake on the GameCube, then this would definitely be a worthwhile purchase.
WiiCubed3 (Sep 08, 2009)
Anyone that picked this up on the GameCube should ignore Resident Evil Archives since it is, for all intents and purposes, the exact same game. However, considering the Wii installed ownership is far in advance of the humble GC, this is a perfect chance for those who missed out first time round to experience why the Resident Evil franchise is so revered. A true classic survival horror title that still manages to shine brightly in today's market...
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Jan 20, 2015)
Natürlich hat es seinen nostalgisch verklärten Reiz, durch das Anwesen zu laufen und beim Erforschen die teils haarsträubenden Rätsel zu lösen. Doch wer das Spiel kauft, sollte sich im Klaren darüber sein, dass Resident Evil auch in der Remaster-Version mit modernem Spieldesign nichts zu tun hat. Allein schon die Speicherfunktion mit den Farbbändern und sehr vereinzelt herumstehenden Schreibmaschinen dürfte viele jüngere Spieler nicht ohne Grund verschrecken. Gebt uns lieber ein Resident Evil 2 im digitalen Make-Over, Capcom! Das ist dem ersten Teil meilenweit überlegen, und ich habe es vor Kurzem erst durchgespielt, ohne wegen des Inventars zu verzweifeln.
60 (Jul 22, 2009)
Resident Evil è e resterà per sempre un capolavoro, ma ciò non toglie che questo remake, privo di qualsiasi miglioria rispetto alla sua precedente edizione per GameCube (che ricordiamo, fu rilasciata oltre 5 anni fa) appaia come una squallida mossa commerciale, volta ad approfittare dell’amore incondizionato degli appassionati verso questo celebre franchise. Nel caso in cui vi foste persi l’edizione per GC, Archives saprà senz’altro regalarvi grandi soddisfazioni, ma in caso contrario fareste meglio ad orientarvi altrove.
GameCubeDeaf Gamers (2002)
Okay so you've scrolled down to the bottom of the page and seen the score of 6.0/10 and thought what the heck is this reviewer on, giving a masterpiece such as this a ridiculous score of 60%? If I was reviewing this game for a hearing gamer I would find it hard not to give it 10/10 because for a hearing gamer it is magic. However at deaf gamers we are 100% true to deaf gamers and in all honesty the game is crippled by it's lack of subtitles or message logs and deaf gamers are getting a heavily flawed masterpiece which our mark reflects.
GameCubeFactornews (Oct 03, 2002)
Du neuf avec du vieux… Une vraie devise pour Capcom qui n'hésite pas à repondre un (déjà) classique du jeu vidéo. Cependant, il serait peut être bon de faire évoluer le gameplay d'une série, qui malgré des graphismes magnifiques, est en train de prendre un sacré coup de vieux. Ca passe pour cette fois (surtout pour ceux qui n'ont pas eu la chance d'y jouer sur PSX) mais qu'en sera-t-il de Resident Evil 0 ?