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It's back and packing less than expected. Sycada (191) unrated
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Category Description User Score
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Overall User Score (44 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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PSM (Aug, 1997)
Gamers looking for a completely new experience may be a bit disappointed, but if you love Resident Evil as much as we do, then this game definitely belongs in your collection. There are certainly enough extras to warrant a second look, and you know you can't resist the RE2 demo.
The Video Game Critic (Dec 16, 2004)
What really caused a stir in 1997 was the second disk, which includes an playable demo of Resident Evil 2. It gives you a nice taste of the sequel by letting you fend off hordes of zombies on ravaged city streets, if only for a few minutes. This Director's Cut is not a critical upgrade for owners of the original version, but if you've never played Resident Evil, this is an ideal package.
Consoles Plus (Dec, 1997)
94 % pour ceux qui n'ont pas joué au premier. 87 % pour les autres. Voilà un pack intéressant pour tous ceux qui découvrent ce titre.
It would have been nice to see a few new puzzles in the original game as even with the extra enemies and new hiding places for objects I still completed the advanced mode within five hours. If I had my way I would have offered the player unlimited ammo and made the Zombies indestructible. Three or four shots could put them down but they will always return to haunt their domain. Overall a tidy package that proves great VFM.
Original Gamer (Feb 24, 2009)
Overall, the impact of Resident Evil: The Director's Cut has dulled over time. The truth is that besides its main selling point being unfulfilled, people were most interested in it for the Resident Evil 2 Demo, which definitely delivered. I can't say that it is a better game than the original PSX version, just a different one. But for RE completists like me, it is still a must play. Consider that if you decide to pick it up.
Video Games (Nov, 1997)
Nichtsdestotrotz ist und bleibt Resident Evil eines der besten PlayStation-Spiele, die zur Zeit existieren. Wer noch nicht in Besitz dieses genialen Horror-Schockers ist, kann ohne Bedenken zugreifen. Alle anderen - besonders diejenigen, die sich den Director's Cust einzig und allein wegen der Resident Evil2-Demo kaufen wollen, sollten es sich gut überlegen. Die anfänglich angekündigte Demo-CD wird der deutschen Fassung nämlich nicht beiliegen (siehe rechter Kasten).
HonestGamers (Oct 30, 2009)
With all of this extra content to similarly consume, Resident Evil: Director's Cut is not only the definitive edition of the game that secured Capcom's prominence for years to come, but also worth picking up even for series vets. Well, provided they stick with the original 2-disc release, as the Greatest Hits version adds support for the Dual Shock controller but also casts aside the brooding soundtrack in favor of utterly lame "symphonic" replacements; unfortunately the latter update is the only one currently available on the PlayStation Network in Japan. Whether for the hours of classic chills or previously unseen arrangements secreted within the sealed passages of the Spencer mansion, this is one progenitor that masters of unlocking should definitely take with them.
Meristation (Oct 15, 1998)
La verdad es que nos encontramos ante lo que a mi juicio es el mejor juego de psx aparecido hasta la fecha. Si no jugaste al original en su día, no deberías de perderte bajo ninguna circunstancia esta pequeña maravilla de la informática. Resident Evil Si en cambio ya jugaste, quizás debas de pensar mejor si lo compras o no. Quizás las novedades que ofrece no sean lo suficientemente atractivas como para volver a reinvertir dinero en algo que ya has visto. Aunque si eres un autentico fan de este juego, quizás jugar a la versión "Director's Cut", te atraiga tanto o mas que la primera vez que jugaste.
IGN (Sep 30, 1997)
Many people will no doubt buy the game just for this, so kudos for Capcom for making it more than just a cleverly packaged demo. If you've never played Resident Evil, you owe it to yourself to try out this classic game. And if you already own it, well, there is the added incentive of the Arrange mode and demo.
Mega Fun (Nov, 1997)
Das ultimative Horror-Flair kann auch die D.C.-Version von Resident Evil bei einem Kenner des „alten“ Games, wie mir, immer noch vermitteln. Lohnt es sich aber für einen Besitzer des Originals, diese Version, die vom Hersteller mit 100 DM veranschlagt wird, zu kaufen? Ich meine ja. Nicht nur die Neuplazierung der Gegenstände sorgt für längeres Zocken, vor allem die größere Zahl an Gegnern und deren erhöhte Aggressivität sorgen für schweißtreibende Arbeit. Außerdem werden die Spannung und der Nervenkitzel durch die neuen Blickwinkel und die verbesserte Grafik ungemein hoch gehalten. Des weiteren liegt eine Demoversion des zweiten Teils (siehe Preview) der Verpackung bei, und darum dreht es sich bei den meisten Käufern wahrscheinlich auch. Letztendlich muß jedoch jeder selber wissen, was für ihn am besten ist. Ich für meinen Teil werde mir die Version schon alleine aus sammlungstechnischen Gründen zulegen.
As with seemingly every other gamer on the planet, I was a huge fan of Resident Evil back in, what was it... 1996? That was a year ago, and Resident Evil 2 is only a few weeks away. With that said, do I think the Director's Cut is worth buying? If you simply must have everything related to the original, yes. But if you’re looking for something new, don't do it. That's not saying that it isn't a good game -- it is. There's just not that much different about it to warrant a second go-through. New camera angles? New costumes? Promised footage that never appeared? Bah. Just give us the sequel and get it over with. Speaking of the now-infamous Resident Evil 2, do I think the demo of it that's tacked onto the game is enough to warrant laying out the moolah? Not in the least. Rent the Director's Cut, play the demo, and wet your appetite for the sequel. Even better, you'll have saved yourself enough cash to buy RE2 when it's released next month. Not bad, eh?
Gamezilla (1997)
If you don't already have the original game, this is your chance. For people who don't have the original Resident Evil, I can't recommend Director's Cut any higher . For those of us who have been playing the original for over a year, this game is just not different enough to warrant a purchase. I think you will feel like you basically paid $40 for a game you already had and a playable demo of Resident Evil 2. I think Capcom should have just released the playable demo of Part 2 and sold it for $5-$10. I think they would sell a hell of a lot more and the fans of this game will not feel cheated.
GameSpot (Oct 23, 1997)
Those who don't already have Resident Evil should pick this baby up, and those who do should consider trading in their old copy for this year's model.