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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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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Completely redone for the Nintendo GameCube. Including better graphics, CG FMVs (rather than live-action), item placement different and other goodies. Part of Resident Evil/Biohazard exclusive GameCube deal which includes ports of Biohazard 2,3 and Code:Veronica as well as Biohazard 0. See more »


When the first hunter runs through the central courtyard, the first metal door it runs through is missing, and so is a wall around that first metal door. 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 »


Followed by Resident Evil: Damnation (2012) See more »


Icy Gaze
(Kôri no manazashi)
Performed by Fumitaka Fuchigami
Music by Fumitaka Fuchigami
Lyrics by Hiroshi Yasukawa
(Opening Music - Japanese Release)
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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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