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Description

Resident Evil Outbreak returns you to the Umbrella Corporation's disaster that consumed Raccoon city. You play one of eight ordinary citizens of Raccoon city attempting to survive the carnage caused by the T-Virus. When attacked by enemies the amount of T-Virus in the player character's body increases; if this reaches 100% they become a zombie. The player can defend themselves with a range of weapons including pipes, handguns and rocket launchers.

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 When it comes to Umbrella corporation, scientists and monsters will never be missed
Resident Evil: Outbreak PlayStation 2 Inside the boiler room... good thing you weren't there when it exploded
Resident Evil: Outbreak PlayStation 2 Character selection, David
Resident Evil: Outbreak PlayStation 2 Fire squad searching for any survivors inside the burning hotel

Promo Images

Resident Evil: Outbreak Screenshot
Resident Evil: Outbreak Screenshot
Resident Evil: Outbreak Screenshot
Resident Evil: Outbreak Screenshot

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 (37) 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

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Jun 19, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
PlayFrance Feb 27, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania.de Sep 27, 2004 78 out of 100 78
IGN Mar 26, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
Game Informer Magazine May, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 16, 2004 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy Mar 30, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 13, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Diehard GameFan Apr 21, 2004 50 out of 100 50
G4 TV: X-Play Apr 10, 2006 2 out of 5 40

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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.

Sales

According to publisher Capcom, Resident Evil: Outbreak has sold 1.45 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).

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Ciarán Lynch (88) added Resident Evil: Outbreak (PlayStation 2) on Mar 24, 2004