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  • Summary: Before the events of Resident Evil, the residents of Raccoon City lived their lives unaware of the dark fate that surrounded them. Now, along with your S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team, you're sent in to investigate a series of grisly murders in the area. As Rebecca Chambers, a rookie cop, or Billy Cowen, an escaped convict, you'll fight zombies, solve challenging puzzles, and slowly uncover the truth behind the murders. A new Partner Zapping System lets you quickly switch between each character. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 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]
  2. Zero's sound effects are mighty impressive.
  3. 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.
  4. The complex inventory and quick enemies might have you screaming, but most of the time it’s in a good way.
  5. Where it scores above other games is simply the emotions it inspires.
  6. I didn't find it very scary. Maybe after so many games we're on to its tricks, but there seem to be far less boo! moments than in other RE games.
  7. The bottom line is that Resident Evil Zero's title perfectly describes the content and play value of the game itself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44
  1. NaomiM.
    Nov 1, 2004
    10
    YES!! I really like all the RE games and this one blew all the other ones away! The graphics made this game 100 times more scary then the others. The way you can play with Billy and Rebecca is one of a kind and I hope that others will come out just like it. I love this game!!! Expand
  2. BrandonC.
    Jun 10, 2003
    10
    This game is cool so cool the gameplay on it rocks.
  3. Dan
    Feb 13, 2003
    10
    Played all Res Series and they improve each series. the new 1 rocks them all. i hope in future where there is 1 zombie there will be 4 , 2 - 8 etc.. alot of ammo and fun :D Expand
  4. someguy
    Apr 4, 2009
    10
    Great gameplay and fantastic graphics to boot. The simultaneous control adds a new dimension to Resident Evil, with two person puzzles and gameplay being a breath of fresh air. This game doesn't lose any of the atmosphere of previous Resident Evil games, either, and the brilliant pre-rendered graphics only add to this. Expand
  5. BradyC.
    Dec 9, 2002
    9
    Incredible fun and of coarse lots of zombie killing action best re ever only one thing thoe i sugest for RE4 for the cube make it twice as long more weapons types and action pact with lots of zombies. Expand
  6. SimonY.
    Jun 13, 2007
    9
    Although i have only just bought this game i am in love with it. The atmosphere is amazing. I prefer it to the original.
  7. Feb 25, 2014
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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´╗┐ Expand

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