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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 »


(as Mikami Shinji), (as Hosoki Mtsuhisa) | 1 more credit »


(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 Sexton ...
Narrator (voice) (as Ward E. Sexton)


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)  »

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Resident Evil  »

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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 »


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 »


[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 »


Referenced in Bear with Me: Episode One (2016) See more »


Still Dawn
Composed by Masami Ueda, Makoto Tomozawa, Akari Kaida
(Ending Music - English Release)
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simply amazing
3 November 2004 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

one of the best games in the world to date,and still going strong,this has paved the way for games such as parasite eve and silent hill in my opinion,resident evil truly is a classic,from the graphics,to the suspense of walking down a dimly lit corridor,with eerie music being played in the background,wondering whether you heard the squelch of a footstep behind you,to the plot of the games(i'm not going to give anything away!).sure enough there are flaws (the dialogue is atrocious,but it doesn't bother me) but every game has flaws,i've bought near enough every resi game thats followed on from this,and will carry on to do so,i'm hooked! amazing 10/10 :)

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