• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2002
  • Also On: PC
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Universal acclaim- based on 1818 Ratings

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  • Summary: Raccoon City has been completely overrun by mutant beasts and bloodthirsty zombies. You are a member of S.T.A.R.S.--a rescue squad sent into the community to investigate the ominous mansion at the core of the disaster. Take the role of operative Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield and uncoverRaccoon City has been completely overrun by mutant beasts and bloodthirsty zombies. You are a member of S.T.A.R.S.--a rescue squad sent into the community to investigate the ominous mansion at the core of the disaster. Take the role of operative Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield and uncover the secrets behind a radical, genetic research facility. With an array of weapons to master and horrors around every corner, the ultimate test may be just to make it out alive. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. 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.
  2. Resident Evil on GameCube redefines fear...You think you know, but you have no idea.
  3. You MUST experience Resident Evil. Swoon at the graphics, cringe at the gore and prepare your nerves for the ride of their lives.
  4. You have to play the game in the dark, with the volume cranked up, to really appreciate all this game has to offer. If you're into scary games, you won't find anything better than this.
  5. 90
    The prettiest, most atmospheric and all-around scariest game we've ever played.
  6. It starts a bit on the slow side, but I still stand firm in my belief that Resident Evil is one of the strongest video games on the market.
  7. Unfortunately, this version of Capcom's seminal survival horror title doesn't play as good as it looks. As a matter of fact, it plays a whole heck of a lot like the original Resident Evil.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 134
  1. TonyJ.
    Aug 6, 2003
    10
    Great Effects, Great Story, Just GREAT!!
  2. Oct 13, 2012
    10
    Loved this game. This might be the best game ive played.i love all the horror,puzzles,and mysteries in this game. That is what makes residentLoved this game. This might be the best game ive played.i love all the horror,puzzles,and mysteries in this game. That is what makes resident evil...resident evil.i think its the best resident evil Expand
  3. Nov 24, 2020
    10
    I'm glad that the remake of this game was as successful as its original masterpiece!
  4. JesseS.
    Jun 18, 2005
    10
    One of the best games the GameCube has to offer. The graphics are nothing short of AMAZING. Prerendered backgrounds all look lush and full of One of the best games the GameCube has to offer. The graphics are nothing short of AMAZING. Prerendered backgrounds all look lush and full of detail, with fantastic lighting. The character models are nothing short of superb, and the zombies look terrific. Gameplay is what you would normally expect out of Resident Evil, but with a few new features, such as the defensive items and the new 'crimson head' zombies. There are also quite a few new areas for you to explore in this remake. The controls almost feel like they were MEANT for the GameCube's controller, although people will still have their complaints of the 'tank-like controls'. The sound is nothing short of amazing, also. All in all, this is one of the greatest games done even better than it was, and its a joy to play through, with great replay value. A must-have for any Resident Evil fan. Expand
  5. May 2, 2021
    10
    What can I say the best survival horror experience out there shame on u re 2 and 3 make
  6. Jan 19, 2011
    9
    I loved this game and was one of the most compelling reasons to buy a Gamecube and if you own a Wii now you should try this game out. TheI loved this game and was one of the most compelling reasons to buy a Gamecube and if you own a Wii now you should try this game out. The graphics aged well because at the time they were simply incredible. Expand
  7. Jun 10, 2021
    0
    This game isnt for the new generations and ist getting old, the mecanic and the cam are so wrong

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