• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2002
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. By the end of the game, you'll feel physically exhausted by how much content you've absorbed. [Dec 2002, p.124]
  2. There has been only a handful of times when I’ve been absolutely spellbound by a game. Be it for graphics or gameplay or a straight up solid game. In this category of acclaim, I would have to list "Mario 64," "Soul Calibur" (DC), and now Resident Evil: Zero.
  3. The messiah RE fans have been prophesising...Do not expect to be sustained eternally however, an experienced gamer will burn through this game which can be completed on lower difficulties in the same amount of time as "Luigi’s Mansion."
  4. 90
    Some of the new play elements miss the mark, but overall Zero is a long, rewarding night of fright.
  5. Zero's sound effects are mighty impressive.
  6. A captivating and horrifying journey. [Dec 2002, p.211]
  7. The story fills in most, if not all, of the plot holes from the series and provides a very engaging and entertaining ride.
  8. There is just enough of a story for Resident Evil fans to play the game and find out new information, but there certainly could have been much more in terms of the story.
  9. No Resident Evil has established such gloomy mood as effectively as Resident Evil Zero, which paints every screen with a decadent artistry that is unmatched in its extraordinary detail and inspired darkness. [Dec 2002, p.70]
  10. With beautiful graphics and disturbingly realistic audio Resident Evil 0 is probably the best game in the entire series.
  11. A fantastic achievement and a must buy for any Resident Evil fan. The new gameplay additions may even sway those of you who couldn’t get to grips with Remake.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44
  1. Feb 25, 2014
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I always felt this was a game that didn't need to be made,the story was convoluted,I didn't like the drop and swap item mechanic or swapping between characters at times,the visuals were good but there was a blandness about it,everything seemed brownish yellow.IMO it would have been better if the game just stared Billy,trying to tie in Bravo team just has you asking more questions,in fact im surprised there wasn't a scene at the end of RE0 where Rebecca losses her memory as she never talks about the events of Zero ever again´╗┐ Full Review »
  2. Oct 19, 2013
    8
    I only have a couple of problem with this game.But apart from that, it's solid. You no longer have to shoot a zombie 8 times with a pistol to kill it. The puzzles are good, and it portrays the gloomy nature very well. The 2 character aspect was pretty cool. But I have some problems. The inventory is too small, and WHY THE HELL DID THEY GET RID OF THE ITEM BOXES? But one big problem I have is it feels like a copy paste of the remake of the original. But it's still a great game. Full Review »
  3. Sep 30, 2013
    9
    The same old formula make this game brilliant G4TV, with great graphics, sounds, gameplay and with the possibility to control two characters at the same time makes the game more difficult and better. Full Review »