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Resident Evil (2002)

Biohazard (original title)
Remake of the first game in which the RPD squad, Jill and Chris, are forced to flee into a mysterious mansion. Featuring new gameplay mechanics, revised puzzles, additional explorable areas, a revised script, and new story details.

Director:

Shinji Mikami
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Cast

Cast overview:
Joe Whyte ... Chris Redfield / Richard Aiken (voice)
Heidi Anderson-Swan Heidi Anderson-Swan ... Jill Valentine / Female Newscaster (voice) (as Heidi Anderson)
Ed Smaron Ed Smaron ... Barry Burton / Kenneth J. Sullivan / Forest Speyer (voice)
Hope Levy ... Rebecca Chambers / Computer Voice 1 (voice)
Peter Jessop ... Albert Wesker (voice)
Adam Paul ... Brad Vickers / Joseph Frost (voice)
Daniel Hagen ... Enrico Marini (voice) (as Dan Hagen)
Chiaki Shirato Chiaki Shirato ... Computer Voice 2 (voice)

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Storyline

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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Relive the nightmare See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

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

Goofs

Right after the battle with the giant plant and you receive the helmet key, upon leaving the gallery Wesker appears and fires down the hallway three times. During the cut scene the hallways he fired down is shown to be empty with absolutely nothing down it. After the cut scene ends, three dead wasps suddenly appear in the hallway. See more »

Quotes

Albert Wesker: You're a bit of a mess up. Chris, take a piece of the action.
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Crazy Credits

Just like in the original version, during the credits game play footage is shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

The ending for the game changes depending on whether the game is played through as either Chris or Jill, and on if the player can save the other S.T.A.R.S. members. See more »


Soundtracks

Moonlight Sonata
by Ludwig van Beethoven
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An updated classic of excellence
15 October 2006 | by anony_mous13See 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Capcom Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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