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 ...
Jill Valentine / Female Newscaster (voice)
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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mansion | helicopter | forest | murder | blood | See more »

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


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The devices in which you have to put the MO discs (to release the door to the prison cell) are actually slightly modified GameCube consoles. See more »

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When the player is in control of Chris and removes the Survival Knife from their inventory, the knife still appears in Chris' sheath strapped to his chest. 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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Followed by Resident Evil 6 (2012) See more »

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Moonlight Sonata
by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Chilling, atmospheric and utterly terrifying!
20 November 2004 | by (The Underverse) – See all my reviews

Though the game has been around for years I've never taken interest in Resident Evil until recently. I got the game for dirt cheap and was surprised how good it is. I saw my cousin play the old Playstation version years ago and was unimpressed but for the Gamecube the graphics have been re-rendered to absolute lifelike perfection. The shadows, the sound, the ambiance and those thunderclaps...all highly, highly realistic. Play this with your Gamecube hooked up to your home theatre. And like me, you'll totally jump out of your skin at the scary parts (many of them).

My main hint is conserve your ammo. If you see a zombie, put it down right away (no funny stuff) and burn it. Take care of them one at a time. And if you don't burn them they will soon come back as Crimson Heads-faster, deadlier, scarier.

Much like the Myst series, Resident Evil is one of those games where you have to keep your eyes and ears open. Clues and puzzle pieces are scattered all over the place and you need to pay attention.

Don't be put off by the size of the mansion. After a short while it's easy to get your bearing and find your way through rather easily. Though I will be honest with the fact I did not understand most of the story. I have no idea what Trevor's diary from 1968 had to do with the plot and I really didn't get why Umbrella would create the T-Virus. I know there are various ways to finish and complete the game though. Especially seeing as how there are many clips during the end credits that did not happen in my game play (I did it in just over 8 hours). If you finish it in certain time frames the next one is always different somehow. I only managed to unlock a new outfit for Chris. Wow!

My only gripe is about those boring 'door opening' cut scenes. They really got on my nerves. Still, it's a chilling game that will freak you out if you play alone in the dark. Well worth the time and money.


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