• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2002
  • Also On: PC
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Universal acclaim- based on 589 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. Positive: 89 out of 98
  2. Negative: 3 out of 98
  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. Jun 26, 2020
    10
    I have buyed the gamecube just for this game, this is simply a masterpiece, the best classic RE for me, it deserves an 11 or 12
  4. Jan 2, 2011
    10
    Amazing remake. Has the 180 turn, lightning effects, redesigned cutscenes/.graphics. Okay, the bad voice acting was what made RE1 good butAmazing remake. Has the 180 turn, lightning effects, redesigned cutscenes/.graphics. Okay, the bad voice acting was what made RE1 good but revamped it's just better. Literally, as a GC exclusive it's owrth getting one just for this game. I have played all of the other Resident Evils and this is definitely the best. Jill Expand
  5. Jeremy
    Jul 20, 2002
    10
    This game is THE SH*T!!!
  6. BenD.
    Aug 11, 2005
    9
    This is one of the best games on the gamecube. The game is incredibly atmosphereic and occasionaly frightening at times thanks to some of the This is one of the best games on the gamecube. The game is incredibly atmosphereic and occasionaly frightening at times thanks to some of the best graphics on the gamecube. The controls are cumbersome at first and its hard to aim when you are being attacked, but you will get used to them. I actually found that after I got used to them, I sort of liked the controls is a sick, masochistic kind of way. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Apr 30, 2002
    1
    Wow, a 5 year old game redone....brilliant!

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