Resident Evil (2002)
"Biohazard" (original title)

Video Game  -  Action | Horror | Mystery  -  30 April 2002 (USA)
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A special police squadron encounters the undead wandering around a mansion.

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Cast overview:
Heidi Anderson ...
Jill Valentine / Female Newscaster (voice)
Ed Smaron ...
Barry Burton / Kenneth J. Sullivan / Forest Speyer (voice)
Rebecca Chambers / Computer Voice 1 (voice)
Albert Wesker (voice)
Enrico Marini (voice) (as Dan Hagen)
Chiaki Shirato ...


The year is 1998 and the place is Raccoon City, a small, reserved town in the American Midwest. In the heavily forested surroundings of this peaceful town a series of bizarre murders have been reported to have occurred, with both increasing ferocity and rate of occurrence. When a surviving pair of hikers were discovered at the outskirts of the city and laid claims of a dozen or so attackers who feasted upon their live victims, Raccoon City's police department decide to send in the Alpha Group from their resident specialists, STARS (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad). Alpha Squad set off into the Forest by helicopter, only to lose contact with base ten minutes into their flight. Beta Squad, consisting of Marksman Chris Redfield, Escape Specialist Jill Valentine, Weapons Specialist Barry Burton and Team Leader Albert Wesker amongst others, were subsequently dispatched to investigate their colleagues' disappearance. Ten minutes into their own flight the serious malfunction on the ... Written by Harry Jankel

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A full remake of the original Resident Evil (1996), the new version includes an altered mansion layout with brand new rooms and enemies and new plot elements that take into account developments in the later Biohazard games. Also, the entire script was retranslated, eliminating the notoriously poor English dialogue that was present in the original. See more »


When Barry rescues Jill from the ceiling trap, he shoots the handle on the door, and pulls it open towards him. However, considering that Barry is on the outside of the room, the door should only be able to move inward, not outward. Thus, considering how low the ceiling had begun to come down, covering part of the door, Jill would not have survived. See more »


Albert Wesker: [stares at the Tyrant] It's magnificent...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, a screen shows up telling you what your play time was. Wesker's voice can be heard telling your character that you did well, which is strange he said that because in this game series, Wesker prefers Chris and Jill dead. See more »


Remade as Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007) See more »


Moonlight Sonata
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"You have once again entered...the world of survival horror..."
25 August 2006 | by (England, Great Britain) – See all my reviews

The remake of "Resident Evil" for the Gamecube is a top remake. This is one of the reasons that I purchased a Gamecube.

The graphics are superb, the atmosphere is quite chilling, the gameplay is top notch. There are new areas, enemies, puzzles and gameplay features. The original music is still here with a slightly remixed focus; from the un-nerving mansion corridor tunes to the soft and soothing "Save Room" theme and the delicate "Sigh of Relief".

GRAPHICS - 10/10

Easily the best graphics I have seen on the Gamecube - almost real in parts. Superb shades and lighting. Even better than Resident Evil 4 in my opinion.

CONTROLS - 7.5/10

A little bit fiddly at first but you soon get adapted to them in 30 minutes or so.

LENGTH - 7.5/10

A decent length. First playthrough it will probably take about 5-8 hours to complete depending on how good you are.

I just wish is was a few hours longer than was it is. First time around it will take some beating but after you have completed it you will know the specific routes, item locations etc.

If only there was a piece of programming within the game that randomised all item & enemy locations every time you played to allow for a new challenge.

FEAR FACTOR - 8.5/10

I'll admit that when I first played on this I was a bit nervous going around corners and walking past those "crimson heads" as well as other things.

The camera angles are perfectly placed in that you can't really see where you are going at times and it makes you slightly nervous not knowing what is ahead. As well as that, the graphics and lighting effects make the game superbly eerie with dark hallways and gloomy shadowy rooms. There are also a few other surprises and shocks in the game that just might just make you jump...

SOUND & MUSIC - 9/10

The music from the original is all here but is slightly different and remixed. Excellent for those nostalgic memories from the original.


Extras can be unlocked depending on how you complete the game. These will have you replaying over and over again for some time.

OVERALL - 9.5/10

A superb remake. Great to re-visit the original RE with updated graphics and gameplay.

Here's me hoping for another Resident Evil remake for the PS3 or Wii in the future.

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