• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2002
  • Also On: PC
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Universal acclaim- based on 845 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: 7 out of 117
  1. Leviathon
    Nov 15, 2003
    10
    Wow, I have only 1 time ever bought a gaming system for 1 title...Until now..again. RE remake maybe a REMAKE of a 5 year old game, but with Wow, I have only 1 time ever bought a gaming system for 1 title...Until now..again. RE remake maybe a REMAKE of a 5 year old game, but with the leaps and bounds in the storyline, camera angles, graphics (I never thought pre-rendered environments could look so stunning) & the game itself it's like an entirly new game.Not enough good things can and will be said about this rare gem in video game history. props to capcom again on the emvironments, can't wait for the fully 3-d backgrounds said to be on RE4. Expand
  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. MichaelD.
    Sep 6, 2005
    10
    This games is really hard at first it rocks thow i sugguest this game for hard core fans!!!
  5. AustinY.
    May 5, 2002
    10
    WOW thanks Ryan that sure is kind of you to speak so highly of me but everyone knows your the best at the game. Quit trying to make me feel WOW thanks Ryan that sure is kind of you to speak so highly of me but everyone knows your the best at the game. Quit trying to make me feel good. Anyway this game kicks is the best. Great graphics great sound and a big improvement over the original. I love this game. Thanks again ryan! Expand
  6. Jan 28, 2013
    9
    This is by far one of the scariest games that i have ever played. When i bought it i was expecting nothing was going to be change just aThis is by far one of the scariest games that i have ever played. When i bought it i was expecting nothing was going to be change just a graphics boost but boy i was wrong (well some things were sort of the same from my previous play through on the PS1) there were some new puzzles which i liked and new zombies which scare the crap out of me this game. To make the review short i would recommend this title to any horror fan out there give it a shot. :) 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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#3 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
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#6 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002