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

Video Game  -  Action | Horror  -  30 March 1996 (USA)
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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 <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 »

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Action | Horror

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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 »

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Towards the end of the game (if played correctly), the warning announcement on the PA says: "Unlock all routes for evacuation," but because of the triggering system being activated the entrance elevator is stalled. Also there are a few doors that are still locked under the triggering system. See more »

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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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Featured in Gamesmaster: Episode #6.7 (1996) See more »

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Still Dawn
Composed by Masami Ueda, Makoto Tomozawa, Akari Kaida
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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.


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