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Resident Evil: Outbreak (PlayStation 2)

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Description

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.


Screenshots

Resident Evil: Outbreak PlayStation 2 Monica, one of the NPCs you'll encounter in the second scenario
Resident Evil: Outbreak PlayStation 2 Fire squad searching for any survivors inside the burning hotel
Resident Evil: Outbreak PlayStation 2 Playing as Cindy... that looks like a handy gun there on the counter
Resident Evil: Outbreak PlayStation 2 Opening cinematic shows somewhat familiar events from RE2 game

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

The Press Says

Games Radar Jan 16, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Jun 19, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
PlayFrance Feb 27, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP May 09, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution Apr, 2004 B- 67
UOL Jogos Apr 09, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy Mar 30, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 13, 2004 5 out of 10 50
G4 TV: X-Play Apr 10, 2006 2 out of 5 40
Super Play Sep, 2004 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

Development

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.

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