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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(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. Assessed solely on the single-player mode this game is a sizey, different and diverse lump of still-classic Resi gaming. Add online and add 5% to that score. [JPN Import; PSM2]
  3. Outbreak maintains the lavish horror atmosphere that we've all come to expect and is definitely worth a look, if nothing else, just so see what could be shambling towards us in the near future.
  4. Beyond the online component, Outbreak essentially plays like any other Resident Evil, only with a lesser story, better (though still imperfect) controls, and improved voice acting.
  5. There is no good way to communicate with other players, making cooperative play that much more difficult. [July 2004, p.6]
  6. The graphics and score are outstanding, but ultimately, the gameplay falls flat with heavy-handed mechanics and tedious goals.
  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: 33 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. KevinN.
    Apr 24, 2004
    10
    It's great when you use david you can make weapons and use it against the zombies.
  2. Aug 11, 2010
    10
    Resident Evil fans such as myself will love Outbreak. The CGI graphics are amazing, almost PS3 quality. The puzzles are challenging (yay noResident Evil fans such as myself will love Outbreak. The CGI graphics are amazing, almost PS3 quality. The puzzles are challenging (yay no more puzzles for 2 year olds), the guns have realistic power and you can use melee weapons like the iron pipe. The new virus gauge keeps you on your toes as well. Ok the AI characters will not stop talking, but other than that, the game is brilliant! Expand
  3. NathanD.
    Feb 8, 2004
    10
    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 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. Oct 16, 2014
    9
    Resident Evil Outbreak, is a very interesting spin-off from the series, it has a lot of potential, but wow, so lame multiplayer gameplay,Resident Evil Outbreak, is a very interesting spin-off from the series, it has a lot of potential, but wow, so lame multiplayer gameplay, single player its awesome, especially in Lone Wolf/Very Hard, most challenging Re for me. Expand
  5. Dec 11, 2013
    8
    When Resident Evil: Outbreak first released back 2004, Gameplay is Perfect, Story is 100% Better then Crap 4-6, Online is Perfect in everyway.When Resident Evil: Outbreak first released back 2004, Gameplay is Perfect, Story is 100% Better then Crap 4-6, Online is Perfect in everyway.
    Gameplay: 7/10
    Story: 8/10
    Total: 8/10
    I was once Die Hard Fan but stop caring Since Series become crap once Resident Evil 4 Released.
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  6. SamS.
    Apr 9, 2004
    8
    This game is good, but if you don't have the network adapter DO NOT BUY IT. If you do try it. It's fun.
  7. AB
    Jan 3, 2005
    0
    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 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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