• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2002
  • Also On: PC
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 229 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 229

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Apr 30, 2002
    1
    Wow, a 5 year old game redone....brilliant!
  2. ChrisD.
    Jul 5, 2002
    1
    This game stinks in my opinion, which im SURE no one cares about.
  3. JamesN.
    Mar 21, 2003
    1
    It's sh.t.
  4. DemonicAngel
    Sep 25, 2004
    4
    Pros: Graphics are extraordinary, with gorgeous prerendered backgrounds and immensely detailed 3D characters. The atmosphere is palpable. -- Cons: The controls are awful, horrible, detestable. They may have been OK for the original Resident Evil, but the world has moved on since then, and frankly I expect to have more control over my gameworld avatar when he/she's being attacked by Pros: Graphics are extraordinary, with gorgeous prerendered backgrounds and immensely detailed 3D characters. The atmosphere is palpable. -- Cons: The controls are awful, horrible, detestable. They may have been OK for the original Resident Evil, but the world has moved on since then, and frankly I expect to have more control over my gameworld avatar when he/she's being attacked by zombies and rabid dogs. And as you know, any game lives or dies by its controls. The gameplay (when you're not frantically battling against the stupid controls in order to defend yourself against zombie attack) is tedious in the extreme, consisting basically of wandering around the mansion until you figure out (without any noticeable clues) what you're supposed to do next. As much as I wanted to like this game, after a while I just could not summon up the will to continue. Not worth the effort unless you loved the original. (And for the record, I never played the original.) Expand
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. This remake could almost be described as a new game. But is it really Resident Evil without the laughably bad voice acting? [Feb 2003, p.96]
  2. An incredibly impressive re-imagining of a gaming classic.
  3. The graphics are some of the best we have ever witnessed in a game to date, the storyline has been refined giving you more information about Umbrella and STARS, the game itself is pure genius.