Resident Evil (1996)
"Bio Hazard" (original title)

Video Game  |  Action, Horror  |  30 March 1996 (USA)
9.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.1/10 from 2,702 users  
Reviews: 44 user | 6 critic

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 »

Directors:

(as Mikami Shinji) , (as Hosoki Mtsuhisa)

Writers:

(scenario) (as Iwao Kenichi) , (background story) (as Saga Yasuyuki)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: "Mad Men"

In the latest installment of "What to Watch", IMDb's TV Editor Melanie McFarland chats with "Mad Men" stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery, and series creator Matthew Weiner about the drama's extraordinary legacy, as AMC prepares to air its final seven episodes.

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 02 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 35 titles
created 01 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 26 titles
created 12 Jun 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 13 Dec 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Resident Evil" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Resident Evil (Video Game 1996)

Resident Evil (Video Game 1996) on IMDb 9.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Resident Evil.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Charlie ...
Inezh ...
Gregory ...
Linda ...
Eric ...
Jason ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ward E. Sexton ...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Face Your Fears... See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Resident Evil  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The game was renamed from it's original Japanese title "Biohazard" because it would be almost impossible to register the name in America. Capcom's Chris Kramer points out that both a "Crappy DOS-based game" and a New York-based Punk band were both named "Biohazard" in the US. This caused the team to have a company-wide contest to rename the game. The winner was, of course, "Resident Evil". See more »

Goofs

In the Jill game-play, when Barry drops a rope for Jill to climb down, after she climbs down, the rope falls and completely disappears. However, there's no hole or trap door in the floor for the rope to disappear. The rope literally went through the floor and the game went on as if it really did go through the floor. 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: [...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fang (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Terror (Darkness Lives)
Composed by Masami Ueda, Makoto Tomozawa, Akari Kaida
(Opening Music - English Release)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Best game ever!
27 August 2000 | by (Greenock Scotland) – See all my reviews

Resident Evil changed the way I think about computer games. This was the first game not designed for kids. It has a great plot and even better game play. The acting is bad but oh so funny. "Wow, What a mansion!"

Its also far superior to all of the sequels. In the same way "Alien" is better than "Aliens". Bigger and louder does not equal better.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Scarist monster? Agent_Mulder89
Where did it all go wrong? dazza3113
Laughable voice acting... Cloud_9
The Top 5 'JUMP' Moments In The Resident Evil Series chrisjones777
Who are the actors + actresses in the live action FMV's????? Diamond_Dan
Scariest moments. agentdc7
Discuss Resident Evil (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?