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  • Summary: (Also known as "Biohazard Outbreak") Now It Gets Personal... You are one of eight biological disaster survivors in the zombie-infested Raccoon City. Participate in cooperative and competitive missions to stop the biological effects unleashed by the Umbrella Corporation and ultimately stage your dramatic escape from a city engulfed in flames. Teamwork is key as you work in concert with your team-mates in order to survive. Trade items, unlock stages, solve puzzles and even save each other from zombie traps. Should you die in the process, your objective will change ? now you get to join the ranks of the zombies! And remember... Your best friend could end up your worst foe! [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 40
  2. Negative: 3 out of 40
  1. The single player is worth playing just as much as the online is. They both are lots of fun and at times the game can seem very chaotic but exciting all at the same time.
  2. When you're running away from a zombie flinging what ever items you're carrying in your hands it feels like something out of a horror movie spoof. What is even funnier is that attacking the zombies with weapons other than a gun is surprisingly effective.
  3. 80
    Or you can simply hoard all the good weapons and med packs for yourself and watch your fellow players wither, die and come back to pseudo-life as flesh-eating zombies.
  4. The game has some other minor flaws, too, such as repetitive environments and a finicky "camera" that may obstruct the view during combat by switching to another angle.
  5. The games' poor communication system and load times keep it from being a more workable online experience. But its unnerving combination of comradery and isolation is sociable, scary fun.
  6. It does get one thing right: The controls are actually functional and somewhat intuitive. [June 2004, p.89]
  7. Should never have been released in Europe. By removing the co-operative aspect of the game, they've infected the game with a particularly virulent strain of the T-Virus. It shambles purposelessly for your attention, mindless of its origins. Totally dead on arrival.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. AlecM.
    Apr 7, 2004
    This game kicks mega ass u should get it if u have a ps2, no questions asked.
  2. StevenS.
    Jul 11, 2004
    This game rocks it kicks major ass.
  3. NathanD.
    Feb 8, 2004
    Playing as a zombie can be good, but it could also be a pain. The only bad part is it's hard to control and you can only be a zombie for 3 to 5 minutes,then your game ends. Expand
  4. EmilyC.
    Feb 20, 2005
    It is because the game has so many good graphics that makes it interesting.
  5. Mar 11, 2013
    Let me start this off by saying that the loading times and AI for this game are unforgivable. That being said, let's move onto the good stuff. The atmosphere is excellent, and I really appreciate that it gives us the chance to revisit many iconic locations in Resident Evil history. This game has a lot of replay value due to the fact that all of the characters are so distinct. Lastly, the fact that you can use just about anything as a weapon is a really fun idea. Expand
  6. JinF.
    Mar 19, 2004
    I've played this game on japanese version. It's FUN, GRAPHICS can be matched to GameCube, also Don't need to pay monthly fee on US version. BUT, there is a serious problem! LOADING....... Each Loading takes over 10 SECONDS!!!!! If you go next door and get back immediately, you already spent at least 20 SECONDS!!!!! HA! With HDD, it takes 3-4 seconds, BUT WITHOUT HDD, some loading takes almost 18 seconds!!! If you want to buy HDD for this game and future HDD games, I suggest DON'T. Online support game 'Monster Hunter (Capcom)' was released in Japan, will come in Fall. The game also support 4players netplay, and NO HDD SUPPORT. NO LONG LOADING. Hey, They can make a great quality game without HDD required! I don't think there is enough HDD support game in future. Expand
  7. AB
    Jan 3, 2005
    The only scary thing about this game is how bad it is. The puzzles are frustrating, the multiplayer is impossible. I did jump out of my seat once, but that was to turn off this wretched, horrendous excuse for a videogame. Expand

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