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Resident Evil (SEGA Saturn)

88
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Jewel Case - PlayStation (US):

    You're Dead Scared

    Face your fear!

    A series of gory attacks in the area surrounding remote biotech lab brings in S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad) to investigate. On arrival, Bravo team communications are abruptly cut off. Now it's up to your team.

    You arrive at the isolated mansion under-powered and on the run. Arm yourself with anything you can find: knives, pistols, shotguns, flame-throwers - search for hidden rounds to stay alive.

    There are puzzles to solve, traps to disarm and mysteries to uncover while trying to avoid a blood-bath with the freaks of nature that populate the mansion. Each lurking horror you survive will bring you closer to the source of the Resident Evil.

    • Unprecedented detail-intense texture maps, shadows and lighting effects
    • Unique camera angles, action perspectives and realistic polygon character graphics
    • Face unstoppable zombies, monstrous spiders, mutated snakes and other unknown horrors
    • Explore hundreds of rooms in the gigantic mansion, secret underground lairs, the garden, graveyard and guest houses to solve mind-bending mysteries and discover fascinating secrets
    • Ominous digital surround soundtrack adds to the rich and evil 3-D environment
    • Choose which soldier to play: each creates their own graphic storyline

    Contributed by Zaibatsu (1860) on Jul 30, 2012.

Print advertisement - PC Player 09/1997:

    WEM DU ES HEUTE KANNST BESORGEN, DEN VERSCHIEBE NICHT AUF MORGEN.

    UNZENSIERTE DEUTSCHE VERSION
    JETZT ENDLICH AUCH FÜR PC CD-ROM!
    EIN MUSS FÜR JEDEN FREAK!


    Andere Spiele bringen Freude und Heiterkeit. Resident Evil bringt neue Waffen, neue Features, neue Cut-Scenes, ein farbiges Intro und vielleicht sogar den Tod. Damit dürftest Du dann wohl erst mal bedient sein. Oder siehst du das anders?

    Next Level 6/96: Rating 90%.
    „Nicht nur Idee und Gameplay begeistern, auch vom technischen Aspekt her ist Resident Evil schlichtweg großartig.“

    Fun Generation 6/96: 10 von 10 Punkten.
    „Resident Evil fesselt vor allem durch einen brillanten Soundtrack, phantastische Grafiken und die ausgereifte Benutzerführung.“

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (100825) on Apr 15, 2010.

Back of Case - PlayStation (UK - The White Label Version):
    A series of gory attacks in the area surrounding a remote biotech lab brings in S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad) to investigate. On arrival, Bravo Team communications are abruptly cut off. Now it's up to your Team. You arrive at the isolated mansion under-powered and on the run. Arm yourself with anything you can find: knives, pistols, shotguns, flame-throwers - search for hidden rounds to stay alive!

    Contributed by Yurf 77 (266) on Aug 22, 2007.

From uk.playstation.com:
    Resident Evil is an absolute corker. The story is straight out of a B-movie, and great tongue-in-cheek fun.

    As a member of the crack STARS Alpha team, you are dropped into a strange town in America's Midwest to locate the previous team, Bravo squad, who have disappeared while checking out some bizarre murders. Attacked by a crazed Doberman, your team takes refuge in the nearest building - a creepy mansion. and so the story really begins.

    Resident Evil is arguably the scariest game ever. Atmosphere is piled on with incredible camera angles, music that Hitchcock would have been proud of, and some of the finest beasts ever to grace a video game.

    But what of the gameplay? Outstanding. Due to be one of the biggest worldwide sellers of the years - if not ever - Resident Evil sets a new benchmark for all adventure games, shoot-em-ups and puzzles.




    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Sep 11, 2001.

Company Line (US release):
    Evil has a new address. Yours.

    Your Special Tactics and Rescue Squad has been choppered to a remote mansion to investigate a biotechnical experiment gone hideously wrong. Before you can say "mass murder", you're plunged straight into a deathtrap writhing with man-eating freaks, swarming crows and rabid dogs.

    Arm yourself with knives and flame-throwers scavanged from dead teammates. Solve puzzles, disarm traps and unearth mysteries. But beware: every move you make draws you deeper into the deadly embrace of Resident Evil!

    Contributed by Matthew Bailey (1144) on Mar 27, 2000.