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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Heidi Anderson-Swan ...
Jill Valentine / Female Newscaster (voice) (as Heidi Anderson)
Ed Smaron ...
Barry Burton / Kenneth J. Sullivan / Forest Speyer (voice)
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Rebecca Chambers / Computer Voice 1 (voice)
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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 »

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When you play as Chris and fight Lisa along with Wesker, if Lisa should knock Wesker off and falls to his death, the games ending does not change, and both Chris and Wesker acts as if the event never happens. See more »

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[after Jill is nearly crushed by a trap ceiling]
Barry Burton: That was a close one. A second late, you would've fit nicely into a sandwich.
Jill Valentine: Really? Thanks.
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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 »

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Remake of Resident Evil (1996) See more »

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Moonlight Sonata
by Ludwig van Beethoven
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An amazing experience, if not an extremely difficult one.
26 February 2008 | by (..) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that anyone who is new to the series should NOT start here. I did, and I got nowhere the first time I played. To me, this game was too difficult, some parts got me really frustrated and after a short time I eventually decided to give it up. After a while I played the original game, which I really enjoyed, then after that I played Resident Evil's 2, 4 and 0 (in that order). Both were fantastic and relatively easy. So, after playing these, I finally decided to go back to REmake. When I did, it was so much easier for me. I realised that I needed to conserve my ammo, and also not waste ink ribbons. I also realised that even though I'd already played four of the other games, this was still the most difficult. I did get through it eventually however.

Anyway, on a more positive note, the game itself is amazing. The graphics are stunning, the storyline is fantastic and the game is actually terrifying. This is the only Resident Evil game that has truly scared me. The atmosphere is much scarier than other games plus the fact that it is a lot more difficult makes things even creepier. Ink ribbons are very limited, as is ammo, and this game just has more of a 'survival horror' feel to it than 2,4,0 and even the original had. Let's face it - the original was far from frightening. Good as it may have been, the voice acting made it seem like some sort of parody. With this game comes fresh new voice actors that get the job done (better than last time, anyway) also the main characters, Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, are two of the best characters in Resident Evil history. I have only managed to complete Jill's scenario, but I am currently trying to play through Chris', though like before it is still very difficult.

Another thing about this game is the fact that they changed a lot of stuff from the original. Now, even the normal zombies are considerably faster than before, and when you shoot some, they come back later as 'Crimson Heads' which can be very annoying if you're not ready for them. These zombies have the ability to run faster and claw you. However, one thing that makes this game better than the original is the fact that the graphics are much, MUCH better, as is the voice acting, but also Lisa Trevor finally makes an appearance after being referenced in the original. Lisa is by far the most terrifying creature I have ever encountered in a Resident Evil game. There's just so much to love about this game, and yet the fact remains that it is a very difficult game. Anyone who thought this game was easy, I seriously commend you. I can honestly say that it has never taken me so long to finish a video game as it did for me to finish this one.

However, all that aside, the game is brilliant. Any fan of Resident Evil who has at least completed another couple of games in the series should check this one out. But remember, if you're new to the series, PLEASE don't start here. Only if you're the best at playing video games should you start here.

8/10


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