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  • Summary: In 1998 a special forces team was sent to investigate some bizarre murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Upon arrival they were attacked by a pack of blood-thirsty dogs and were forced to take cover in a nearby mansion. But the scent of death hung heavy in the air. Supplies were scarceIn 1998 a special forces team was sent to investigate some bizarre murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Upon arrival they were attacked by a pack of blood-thirsty dogs and were forced to take cover in a nearby mansion. But the scent of death hung heavy in the air. Supplies were scarce as they struggled to stay alive. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Jan 19, 2015
    95
    The models look great, especially on a high-end PC with all of the settings jacked up. It blows the GameCube version out of the water, and looks incredibly smooth and fluid.
  2. Jan 19, 2015
    90
    $20 is about the perfect price point for something like this. Don’t read spoilers, don’t use strategy guides, turn out the lights, and let yourself focus on the game for a while. Put away the cynicism. Yeah, in the cold light of day, Resident Evil is pretty silly, but if you let yourself react to it on its level, it’s frightening in all the right ways.
  3. Feb 3, 2015
    90
    The game that showed us what survival horror really means is still enticing in HD. It is freaky, it is frustrating and it is good. The mechanics of the original PlayStation version are still intact and thanks to better graphics and new voice acting this game is also worth while for newcomers.
  4. Jan 19, 2015
    80
    Some of the older visual flaws detract from the experience and pulled me out of tense moments, but the gameplay hooked me right back in.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Mar 10, 2015
    80
    19 years are 19 years, and yet Resident Evil has something to say. Not only to its fans, who were spending evenings with the game back in 1996, but also to us, who were five years old or even less at that time. [Issue#250]
  6. Jan 19, 2015
    80
    While the fixed camera angles and the adventure-game like puzzles will shock more recent series fans it’s all still enjoyable, and the Crimson Head zombies, the great and ever-surprising design and the atmosphere ensures the remake feels like a unique entry in the series.
  7. Jan 21, 2015
    64
    It may have some old fashioned charm, but its age clearly shows. Controls and game design are out of date.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
  1. Jan 20, 2015
    10
    What can you say, or perhaps not say, about a franchise that is knocking on the door of its third decade, whose most recent entries collapseWhat can you say, or perhaps not say, about a franchise that is knocking on the door of its third decade, whose most recent entries collapse under the weight of a polished remaster of its first entry? Resident Evil has become so bloated in its sequels and spin offs, all of them underwhelming, that revisiting Spencer Mansion for the third time is sadly a breath of fresh air. Nevertheless, it is a welcomed breath of fresh air as we now have the best Resident Evil in some years. Leave it to a polished up version of a 2002 Gamecube release, which in itself was a remake of the original 1996 release of Resident Evil's starting point, to put smiles on the faces of all the devoted old school fans who have wanted the series to return to its terrifying albeit cheesy and clunky roots. Capcom achieves greatness with making the arguably best even better by tidying up the controls, graphics, textures and sound, and letting it live and breath on current generation consoles. Those who only know modern Resident Evil, or never got to play this in 2002 entry have themselves a fantastic experience ahead of them as they explore Spencer Mansion and witness the groundbreaking horror first hand with the original core characters. This game doubles as a grocery list of what Survival Horror should be, and how the modern conveniences of gaming do not always make for the best experience. This take on Resident Evil is both familiar and curious, both comfortable and nerve racking, and both full of nostalgia and yet as challenging as a never before seen adventure. So those of you who have played the original '96 game, are still in for surprises around some corners, and challenges that will make resources vital. The dialogue, though still a bit cheesy, is multiple levels up from that of the delightfully awkward original script. It remains similar enough to bring back all the memories of the original, but separates itself enough from the past to intrigue, creating an almost parallel world experience with how similar but more thought out the new dialogue is. I found myself both listening to the new, but in my head quoting the old, making for some laughs. Once again, those first person views of doors opening, tight corridors with the moaning undead near by, and limping through halls praying for ammo and health all have your hair on end, and it is a most welcome return. The Mansion is only slightly redesigned enough to make you lull into comfort, thinking you have the situation under control before springing something new on you such as a new zombie placement, or unfamiliar room, or retelling an old experience in less predictably ways. The results are fun and frightening. The Mansion is alive with creaks and shutters, moving light and flashes of lighting, shadows and mirrors, fog and water, all pulling you in deeper than ever before. This is Resident Evil in all its Survival Horror glory. It would be impossible to rate this any lower than a perfect score, seeing as it is a better version of a past masterpiece, and then improved once again on top of that. Get lost in Spencer Mansion, and take a bloody bite out of the game that started it all, the one and only, Resident Evil. Expand
  2. Apr 30, 2017
    10
    One of my favorite horror and a game of all time. Its incredible. The remake is so much better than the original and the remaster made it evenOne of my favorite horror and a game of all time. Its incredible. The remake is so much better than the original and the remaster made it even better.
    Fantastic graphics and level design with such details and music and cool mechanics and the story good too. An amazing classic that will live forever.
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  3. Feb 2, 2015
    10
    Glorious Remake Remastered is glorious.
    Personally, this is the second best Resident Evil after Resident Evil 2.
    This is what fans have
    Glorious Remake Remastered is glorious.
    Personally, this is the second best Resident Evil after Resident Evil 2.

    This is what fans have been waiting for so long. This game is perfection.
    I really hope this paves the road for future remakes and remaster of the good old Resident Evil games.
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  4. Jan 22, 2015
    10
    Back in the '98.
    Why you deserve this game?
    Because it's a good shaped remake? Because it's an old school, old fashioned, retro gaming,
    Back in the '98.
    Why you deserve this game?
    Because it's a good shaped remake?
    Because it's an old school, old fashioned, retro gaming, classic?
    All of this, and more, because it's actually a good game.
    Soundtrack memorable, pretty good visual, intriguing story and also a great, unforgettable, dark atmosphere.
    If you like horror games where the horror it's not just a creepy creature to massacre with tons of bullet, but you appreciate an horror where you're left alone in a desperate situation, take this game.
    You'll love it, even if you're a kid born and raise with assassin's creed and tasted the first true fear with alien.
    This, it's the return of the horror.
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  5. Mar 11, 2015
    9
    Excellent game in every way, from graphics to game play, to audio and sound effects. This became one of Capcoms most successful selling gameExcellent game in every way, from graphics to game play, to audio and sound effects. This became one of Capcoms most successful selling game for a reason people, and that is because you and me made it so. However the game itself is worth every last penny for the price. Expand
  6. Dec 18, 2015
    8
    "Hey, you're a Resident Evil fan too? Nice. What do you think of REmake?"
    "Oh, you mean Director's Cut. Yeah I thought it was ok."
    No, I
    "Hey, you're a Resident Evil fan too? Nice. What do you think of REmake?"
    "Oh, you mean Director's Cut. Yeah I thought it was ok."

    No, I don't mean Director's Cut, I mean REmake, on Gamecube. Arguably the best game in the entire Resident Evil series, and it's been out for 13 f**king years.

    "Uh well, I don't have a Gamecube..."

    A Gamecube costs less than $20 on Amazon right now, but whatever. You don't have that excuse anymore, now that it's available on PC and Current-Gen systems. If people had bought and supported this game, and not RE4, there is a strong possibility that the Resident Evil series would not be Dead right now.

    No more bulls**t, get it and play it. It's an amazing game, remastered and it runs great.
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  7. Feb 13, 2015
    0
    The control scheme and game play is so clunky and dated that the game is barely playable. It's certainly not enjoyable. The laughable "HD"The control scheme and game play is so clunky and dated that the game is barely playable. It's certainly not enjoyable. The laughable "HD" upgrade also looks like something from the 1990's. This game is a waste of time and money for anyone other than an old school RE fanboy. Expand

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