• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2002
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 180 Ratings

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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 BillyBefore 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. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    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: 45 out of 50
  2. Negative: 1 out of 50
  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 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. TronchoBill
    May 13, 2003
    10
    Nice, Ace, Cool! Let's rock.
  3. 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 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
  4. DaveB.
    Nov 18, 2003
    9
    Not as good as the original Resident Evil for the gamecube, but still just as fun, scary and epic. If you liked the original then you'll Not as good as the original Resident Evil for the gamecube, but still just as fun, scary and epic. If you liked the original then you'll love some the cool new updates including controlling 2 characters semi-simultaneously. It gets a 9. Expand
  5. Mar 19, 2017
    9
    C'est avec ce jeu que j'ai découvert la série en 2002. Musique, synopsis, ennemis, ambiance, graphismes, etc etc, je me suis régalé du début àC'est avec ce jeu que j'ai découvert la série en 2002. Musique, synopsis, ennemis, ambiance, graphismes, etc etc, je me suis régalé du début à la fin, et c'est pour moi le meilleur jeu de la saga (et très beau). ^^

    J'enlève 1 point pour la difficulté du gameplay (inventaire trop restreint et qui force à faire des aller-retour parfois juste pour déplacer les objets). Sans ça, c'était un jeu parfait pour l'époque.
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  6. Dec 18, 2018
    8
    The same situation happened to me with RE 3: Nemesis; RE 0 looks a lot like the remake of RE that I feel more like expansion. Even so, thisThe same situation happened to me with RE 3: Nemesis; RE 0 looks a lot like the remake of RE that I feel more like expansion. Even so, this title has new mechanics that speed up the gameplay, with fresh puzzles thanks to the mechanics when changing characters. For me its flaw is its plot, outside the clichés, wanting to change and "improve" the original story of the saga is a double-edged sword. Expand
  7. Jan 3, 2015
    0
    This game is the most boring resident evil game ever. Lame story, stupid puzzles, dull environments and settings, not fun, and notThis game is the most boring resident evil game ever. Lame story, stupid puzzles, dull environments and settings, not fun, and not interesting. So disappointing and it doesn't deserve that high score it got. Expand

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