Resident Evil (GameCube)

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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 GameCube and the later Wii versions are 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.

The 2015 PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows version called Resident Evil (also known as Biohazard: HD Remaster) is a remastered version of GameCube remake of the original Resident Evil with enhanced graphics and sounds, widescreen support and an alternative control scheme next to the default one.

Screenshots

Resident Evil GameCube Chris Scenario - Hard to believe, but extremely detailed and dynamic in-game situation such as this is a regular phenomenon
Resident Evil GameCube Chris Scenario - Size doesn't equal menace, but standing still won't help in this case however
Resident Evil GameCube Chris Scenario - Water motion and mirroring effects are amazing whenever encountered
Resident Evil GameCube Chris Scenario - Once you get a close-up on you character, you start to details

Alternate Titles

  • "生化危机" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil" -- Wii title
  • "REmake" -- Slang for "Resident Evil remake"
  • "バイオハザード HDリマスター" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Biohazard: HD Remaster" -- Japanese title
  • "Biohazard" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Just as Great as the Original blancmange (80) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A leap beyond Konami. MAT (109189) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
The Stuff of Legends Robstein (174) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Chillingly atmospheric, this should have been Resident Evil 4. AkibaTechno (248) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
Scared the living crap out of me! Oblio (108) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
An excellent remake to an excellent game. JPaterson (9118) unrated
The remake of one of horror gamings most influential titles steals the crown all over again. Sycada (175) unrated
By far one of the best remakes and the graphics are beautiful. TwoDividedByZero (149) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
The King Of The Survival Horror Genre Returns Even Better Than Before Iced Earth (11) unrated

Critic Reviews

Game Revolution May, 2002 A 100
GameZone Apr 30, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94
That Gaming Site Oct 31, 2009 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2002 9.25 out of 10 92
The Video Game Critic May 18, 2002 A- 91
Gamesmania.de Sep 27, 2002 90 out of 100 90
N-Zone Jul 06, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Netjak Jun 14, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 13, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 08, 2003 8 out of 10 80

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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.)
MAT (109189) added Resident Evil (GameCube) on Apr 14, 2004
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