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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RE-member... RE-ality... RE-BIRTH!!! See more »


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The previous Biohazard games released for the PlayStation and Dreamcast used a logo style consisting of red bold letters in upper-case. However, when the series was moved to the GameCube with the Biohazard remake, the logo style was changed to dark and stylized lower-case letters. See more »

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During Jill's opening cut scene, when she and Barry investigate the shot, they are shown opening the dining room door quickly and entering. The next shot is of a black close up of the door slowly being opened which leads into the continuing shot of Jill and Barry entering the dining room on the other side. Once on the other side, neither character closes the doors behind them, but once the scene is over, the doors are closed. See more »

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Jill Valentine: Wesker... you're PATHETIC.
Albert Wesker: Well, you shouldn't worry too much dear. You'll soon be free of this anyway.
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Just like in the original version, during the credits game play footage is shown. See more »

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

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Moonlight Sonata
by Ludwig van Beethoven
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An updated classic of excellence
15 October 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The original Resident Evil for Playstation in 1996 was, and still remains classic. Now, pretty much every aspect of the old game has been updated, redone and improved into this very well-made and highly entertaining game.

The graphics are some of the best out there for GameCube, mainly because of the static camera angles (which are annoying to some, but helps keep the scare factor and dark atmosphere). Different kinds of shadows dance along the walls, water drips onto the ground, and characters move both fluidly and realistically.

The gameplay has been improved also; there is now these so-called "defense items", which can prove to be very useful in deadly situations. The controls remain mainly the same, for the better, or for the worse. There are also different types of puzzles in the game, some of which will have you thinking for a while. It's also a pretty long game. It took me about 10 hours to complete the first time through.

If you played the original Resident Evil back in '96 and are curious about this game, don't hesitate to buy it just because "you've already seen it". The experience is totally different, with plenty of new rooms added, some edited, and a plethora of all-new cutscenes and scenarios.

In conclusion, it is a very good game, including both suspense and nerve-wrecking terror all in one game. If you played the original and want to relive the adventure starring Chris and Jill, or if you simply like horror games, this is the one to buy. Several different unlockable weapons and game modes will keep you playing for a very long time.


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