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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(as Mikami Shinji) , (as Hosoki Mtsuhisa)

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(scenario) (as Iwao Kenichi) , (background story) (as Saga Yasuyuki)
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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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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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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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