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

Video Game  |  Action, Horror  |  25 September 1997 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »


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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 <>

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The game series has worldwide sales of more than 24 million copies as of mid-2004. See more »


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 »


[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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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 »


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I Won't Let This End as a Dream
(Yume de owarasenai)
Performed by Fumitaka Fuchigami
Music by Fumitaka Fuchigami
Lyrics by Hiroshi Yasukawa
(Ending Music - Japanese Release)
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The Best Survival Horror Video game Ever
14 August 2004 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

The story tells that people were strangely disappearing in the Arklay Mountains, northwest Raccoon City. Half of the S.T.A.R.S., a police group who's always hired when things go really bad, goes in to investigate, but they don't come back. That's when the rest of the group come to Arklay Mountains to see what's happening to those missing people and to the missing part of the team... They would just wish they were never born.

Resident Evil is a classic video game series. Unfortunately, the first movie wasn't nearly as good as any of the main games from the series.

This first version of Resident Evil/Biohazard, is the best one yet in my opinion. The graphics might not be great since most of us own next-gen consoles like PS2, Xbox and GCN, but they're still decent.

The soundtrack is amazing, voice acting is a little weird and a little silly, but it's OK. Videogames aren't about how close to reality it looks and feels. If it was, games from the past would be forgotten very quickly. What makes horror games special is how fun and scary they are, and this, along with Silent Hill, is the best horror game you'll ever play.

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