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Resident Evil Zero

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
81
3.8
Wii
62
4.7
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Description

Resident Evil: Zero takes place before the events of the original Resident Evil. You take on the role as one of two characters; Rebecca Chambers, the Bravo team medic encountered in the first game, and Billy Coen, an ex-con being transported. The game begins with the Bravo team flying overhead, en route to investigate a series of murders. Something happens, and the helicopter crashes. Everyone survives, but when they all start searching, they encounter an overturned military transport truck, with nothing but corpses inside. Rebecca Chambers, the youngest member of S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team, goes to investigate the Umbrella Company Luxury Train, which has mysteriously stalled in the middle of the woods. You now take control of Rebecca, and your journey begins.

In addition to the series' traditional survival horror gameplay, the game introduces what it calls a "partner zapping" system, which allows you to switch between Rebecca and Billy at any time. This feature must be used at times, as the game requires both characters to work together to solve some puzzles. New to the game are a bunch of terrifying enemies, like the mutant centipede, new areas to explore, and the ability to drop items on the ground instead of having to find an item box.

Screenshots

Resident Evil Zero GameCube Billy with a magnum (ingame graphic).
Resident Evil Zero GameCube Billy with a magnum (prerendered cinematic).
Resident Evil Zero GameCube RE0 introduces real teamplay as now you have to worry about both, the partner character (the one that AI controls) and your main character (under your control).
Resident Evil Zero GameCube The cutest RE heroine, and of course, the first one, before the mansion incident.

Alternate Titles

  • "生化危机0" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Zero" -- Wii title
  • "Resident Evil 0" -- Alternate title
  • "RE0" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Biohazard Zero" -- Alternate Japanese title
  • "Biohazard 0" -- Japanese title
  • "バイオハザード0" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

AMAZINGLY SUPER-BRILLIANT is not eloquent enough for this game. GameCube MAT (70549)
The Resident Evil range has always set a precedent for survival horror, though of late it seemed that Silent Hill might take the limelight. Capcom rose to the challenge and released this stunning title. GameCube Miktar Dracon (1)
Better late than never. GameCube Melvin Raeynes (26)
Buy it if your not scared of zombies! Boo!! GameCube Richard Umali (17)
The horror has spread to the GameCube! GameCube Reborn_Demon (124)

The Press Says

Game Over Online GameCube Jan 02, 2003 93 out of 100 93
N-Zone GameCube Jul 06, 2003 89 out of 100 89
Official Nintendo Magazine Wii Jan 22, 2010 78 out of 100 78
Everyeye.it Wii Jan 15, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Freaks 365 GameCube Nov, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamekult GameCube Mar 05, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Peliplaneetta.net GameCube Mar 13, 2003 70 out of 100 70
Gamereactor (Sweden) GameCube May 08, 2003 7 out of 10 70
JeuxActu Wii Jan 21, 2010 11 out of 20 55
Gamekult Wii Jan 15, 2010 4 out of 10 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Past the game 1 JOSE RODRIGUEZ
Oct 15, 2007

Trivia

1001 Video Games

The GameCube version of Resident Evil Zero appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Development

Resident Evil Zero was originally planned for the Nintendo 64.

Novel

A book adaptation of the game was published in 2004, the seventh in Pocket Books' Resident Evil series (though, since it is a prequel in much the same sense as the game is, it is numbered "0" on the cover), written by S.D. Perry and entitled Zero Hour.

Soundtrack

On 9 March, 2005, Capcom released Biohazard Sound Chronicle - Best Track Box which features six soundtracks from Biohazard (aka Resident Evil) games: All soundtracks were also released separately, except the one from Resident Evil Zero.

Only 3,000 copies were made and the price of the package is around $80.

Awards

Information also contributed by Kartanym, MAT, and Pseudo_Intellectual.

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.)
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