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Resident Evil (1996)

Bio Hazard (original title)
Something bizarre is happening in Raccoon City. People are being eaten with no clue why. S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team goes to investigate more on the situation in Raccoon Forest. The team is ... See full summary »

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(as Mikami Shinji), (as Hosoki Mtsuhisa) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

(scenario) (as Iwao Kenichi), (background story) (as Saga Yasuyuki)
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Charlie ...
Ward E. Sexton ...
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Inezh ...
Gregory ...
Jason ...
Linda Rodriguez ...
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Something bizarre is happening in Raccoon City. People are being eaten with no clue why. S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team goes to investigate more on the situation in Raccoon Forest. The team is supposedly wiped out and S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team is sent in to find out what is going on. The team, comprised of Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Barry Burton, and Albert Wesker, find strange mysterious goings on. They retreat into a huge mansion where the horror and terror begins. Throughout the game, truths about the problem in Raccoon City are revealed. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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They escaped in to the mansion... where they thought it was safe... yet See more »

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Action | Horror

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M | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 September 1997 (Japan)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This game has seen the most releases out of all the Resident Evil games. These include the Playstation 1 version, the Sega Saturn version, the PC version, the Nintendo DS version, and the unreleased Gameboy Color Version. See more »

Goofs

At the kitchen cut scene where the zombie walks down the stairs, the door is Grey yet, when through that door, it's brown. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chris Redfield: [voiceover] Alpha Team is flying around the forest zone situated in North-west Raccoon City, where we are searching for the helicopter of our compatriots, Bravo Team, who disappeared during the middle of our mission. Bizarre murder cases have recently occurred in Raccoon City. There are outlandish reports of families being attacked by a group of about ten people. Victims... were apparently eaten. Bravo Team went to the hideout of the group, and disappeared.
Jill Valentine: [voiceover] Look Chris!
Chris Redfield: [...]
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Crazy Credits

Gameplay footage of each playable character is used while the credits roll, but is only available when you play the game that ends with the mansion blowing up. See more »


Soundtracks

Icy Gaze
(Kôri no manazashi)
Performed by Fumitaka Fuchigami
Music by Fumitaka Fuchigami
Lyrics by Hiroshi Yasukawa
(Opening Music - Japanese Release)
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User Reviews

play that moonlight sonata like you MEAN it!
15 October 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The best ever franchise debut and perhaps the best ever selling game on the playstation. Resident Evil is plot driven - but the special forces you command (Chris or Jill) still hold character: the story holds up extremely well and the subsequent movie producers and directors should be shot or at least eaten alive by bio-infected gimp zombies for their crappy introduction to the world of raccoon city. The opening FMV's create the tension between the unexplained body count and the S.T.A.R.S team sent in to investigate: BOOM! the chopper goes down- you find a hand; a severed hand still clutching the gun in a field; something ripped it off, the magazine is still in, whatever it was it is fast...extremely fast "WAHHH!!!!!!!!" the roar of infected HOUNDS pierces the night air and you pitch a running- gun battle to an isolated mansion. Closing the double large oak doors in just enough time; your team is safe. OR ARE THEY. CHRIS/JILL/BARRY/WESKER you are unwelcome guests at the mansion of RESIDENT EVIL. The definitive SURVIVAL HORROR video game that defines the console world like the Exorcist for movies. (but this is better) Triumphant escape from the labyrinth of corridors and puzzles or a slow agonising death to befall you and your comrades: Gameotography is excellent: the realist pre rendered scenery is beautiful to behold and the bloodletting is superb. One word: please delete the movies from our minds and start the TRILOGY off with the proper introduction for it is the best.


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