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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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Charlie ...
Ward E. Sexton ...
Narrator (voice)
Inezh ...
Gregory ...
Jason ...
Linda Rodriguez ...


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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Your sweat refreshes them. Your flesh indulges them. Your blood soothes them. Your fear is your only friend. See more »


Action | Horror


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Release Date:

25 September 1997 (Japan)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Albert Wesker is the only Resident Evil character that appears or is mentioned in every Resident Evil games except for the spinoffs. He is pretty much the catalyst for the whole series. In Resident Evil 0 he appears in certain cutscenes. In Resident Evil 2 & 3 the player can find his desk in the S.T.A.R.S' office. If examined the player will say that it belongs to Wesker, leader of the S.T.A.R.S unit. In Resident Evil 4 he is mentioned by Ada Wong and seen on a small monitor. In Code Veronica he plays a vital role in the storyline, appearing in certain key moments. In Resident Evil 5 he is the main antagonist. In Resident Evil 6 he is mentioned by Chris Redfield when Chris is talking to Jake, Wesker's son. See more »


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 »


[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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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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One of the best
2 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This game is a classic, a gem, one in which is very hard to find. The Storyline isn't a rip-off,the Mansion is so creepy you want to memorize every inch of it, and the Suprises scare you each time you play. There are very few other modern Horror games that are worth playing. Some great oldies are Snatcher, Alone In The Dark, Rise of the Dragon, and Night Trap. Snatcher is,in my opinion, the best ever, of the Videogame horror genre, but it is hard to find, because it is solely a Sega CD/PC videogame. In Terms of Resident Evil, the first is the best, the 3rd is 2nd best, and Code Veronica is 3rd best. Resident Evil 2 is interesting,yes, but I have never cared for it's characters much. This series is one of the very few reasons I still play Playstation.

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