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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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(scenario) (as Iwao Kenichi), (background story) (as Saga Yasuyuki)
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Cast overview:
Charlie ...
Inezh ...
Gregory ...
Linda Rodriguez ...
Rebecca Chambers (as Linda)
Albert Wesker (as Eric)
Jason Wool ...
Joseph Frost (as Jason)
Ward E. Sexton ...
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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 »


Action | Horror


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Release Date:

25 September 1997 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Resident Evil  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The fmv model's voices were dubbed by the voice actors.

The same voices were used for Gamecube version.

The original game was in English and subtitled in Japanese. It was one of the first Japanese games ever to be released in English with Japanese subtitles.

The Japan version (also featuring the same English language voice actors) has a much longer fmv sequence which was thought to be too violent for other markets and was thus edited. See more »


In the beginning of Jill's scenario, Barry gives Jill a lock pick, claiming her to be an expert in using one. However, it is described in the game manual that Barry is an ex-SWAT team member, who are trained to use lock picks in various properties. 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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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 »


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Moonlight Sonata
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An enhanced version of "Biohazard"
3 December 2000 | by (Froland, Norway) – See all my reviews

"Biohazard Director`s Cut"(called "Resident Evil" outside of Japan) contains three different versions of "Biohazard". The first version is exactly the same as the first game, the second one is the same as the first game but a lot easier, and the third version is what this game is all about: the re-arranged version. In this version there is quite a few changes that`ll please veterans. The two main-characters now have a new set of clothes, some of the camera-angles have been changed, some new dialogue is put in there, the clothing on some of the walls have changed, there are more zombies and monsters and all the items in the game are to be found at different places. All these changes have been made to make the game as different from the original as possible, and it is a huge success. I love "Biohazard" and I was very pleased to learn that a director`s cut-version of the game was coming out. If you already got the first game, and aren`t particularly fond of it, you shouldn`t really buy this game, but if you love the original game, this is worth picking up, and remember that the game comes with a playable demo of "Biohazard 2". 10/10

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