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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If the suspense doesn't kill you, something else will. See more »

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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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In the beginning of Jill's scenario, Barry gives Jill a lock pick, claiming her to be an expert in using one. However, it is described in the game manual that Barry is an ex-SWAT team member, who are trained to use lock picks in various properties. 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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Spin-off Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) See more »

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Still Dawn
Composed by Masami Ueda, Makoto Tomozawa, Akari Kaida
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15 October 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The best ever franchise debut and perhaps the best ever selling game on the playstation. Resident Evil is plot driven - but the special forces you command (Chris or Jill) still hold character: the story holds up extremely well and the subsequent movie producers and directors should be shot or at least eaten alive by bio-infected gimp zombies for their crappy introduction to the world of raccoon city. The opening FMV's create the tension between the unexplained body count and the S.T.A.R.S team sent in to investigate: BOOM! the chopper goes down- you find a hand; a severed hand still clutching the gun in a field; something ripped it off, the magazine is still in, whatever it was it is fast...extremely fast "WAHHH!!!!!!!!" the roar of infected HOUNDS pierces the night air and you pitch a running- gun battle to an isolated mansion. Closing the double large oak doors in just enough time; your team is safe. OR ARE THEY. CHRIS/JILL/BARRY/WESKER you are unwelcome guests at the mansion of RESIDENT EVIL. The definitive SURVIVAL HORROR video game that defines the console world like the Exorcist for movies. (but this is better) Triumphant escape from the labyrinth of corridors and puzzles or a slow agonising death to befall you and your comrades: Gameotography is excellent: the realist pre rendered scenery is beautiful to behold and the bloodletting is superb. One word: please delete the movies from our minds and start the TRILOGY off with the proper introduction for it is the best.


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