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70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 45 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 45
  2. Negative: 2 out of 45
  1. Jan 18, 2016
    85
    This HD remaster of Resident Evil 0 is an easy recommendation for anyone who enjoyed the original GameCube release and has enough patience to navigate the sometimes tedious inventory management.
  2. Jan 18, 2016
    85
    Considering its platform of origin, many people have not played the original. In that case, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy this essential game in this industry.
  3. Jan 18, 2016
    85
    Resident Evil 0 looks and sounds better than ever, providing the same great game as before, even if the controls feel somewhat unnatural at times.
  4. Jan 18, 2016
    84
    Maybe, as a game is not as good as the original Resident Evil, but it still is a great game, and the remaster is outstanding. Also introduces a few new features, and allow us to enjoy that Resident Evil gameplay that has been long forgotten.
  5. Jan 18, 2016
    84
    One of the most unknown Resident Evil games rises from dead to remember us how great the franchise was before falling in the vortex of crazy action.
  6. Jan 18, 2016
    82
    Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster has improved graphics, some new stuff, new modes and still is a great classic Resident Evil game 13 years later.
  7. Jan 27, 2016
    80
    Resident Evil 0 HD is a good remake of a good game. Simple as that. If you like the series, or the original production, you’ll like this quite a bit. The remake serves as a great history lesson to gamers that haven’t gotten the chance, or a great throwback for those that just want to play some good old Resident Evil. Control, camera, and visual hiccups aside, the remake is good enough to forget Resident Evil 6, and remind us of the roots of the franchise.
  8. 80
    For anyone that has been put off the modern direction this series has taken, Zero in HD on our new generation of consoles is the perfect remedy.
  9. Jan 19, 2016
    80
    Capcom proves once again that the origin of Resident Evil is still worthwhile. The games are brushed up a little bit and have small changes. Also a few extras have been added. This way the games stay interesting for everyone.
  10. 80
    Exploring the title’s creepy, masterfully detailed environments is nothing short of a joy, and sorting out the harrowing tasks of inventory management and limited resources is tense in just the right way.
  11. Jan 18, 2016
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  12. Jan 18, 2016
    80
    Capcom hands another remarkable remaster, although it looks like they forgot the CGI cutscenes. With this new version of the game we are able to understand the birth of evil and enjoy once more a survival horror adventure up to the hype. Puzzles, resource management and average difficulty will be your partners in every moment of Resident Evil Zero.
  13. Jan 18, 2016
    80
    Resident Evil 0 is an important chapter for Capcom's most famous saga, and every fan should try it. This HD Remaster is just a good way to do so.
  14. Jan 18, 2016
    80
    Resident Evil Zero not only feels fresh 14 years after its original release, but it also showcases a superb remastering effort. A methodical game which truly rewards deep thought, this survival horror classic stands tall in genre that's been streamlined a little too much in recent times. If you've never played 'Becca and Billy's escapade, then there's never been a better opportunity. And for those who have survived the nightmare before, the new modes and graphical upgrades mean that there's plenty of reason to climb aboard.
  15. Jan 18, 2016
    80
    The new control scheme works great in the remaster, as well, although it can get finicky with some of the unfortunate camera angles. With all the enhancements in visuals and gameplay elements, Capcom has not only set a precedent for how remasters should be done, but helped excel Resident Evil 0 into being a far more enjoyable horror experience.
  16. Jan 18, 2016
    80
    Resident Evil 0 HD is a good remaster of one of the less attractive chapters from the Resident Evil franchise. Despite this, in the modern market this game is still a gem, and every survival horror fan should buy it.
  17. Jan 18, 2016
    77
    Resident Evil Zero HD is a good old school survival horror, full of great, dark atmosphere. Despite the obvious technical improvements it's the gameplay that suffers the most: clunky and often unintuitive, the game has aged badly, although this doesn't affect the overall quality of the game.
  18. Jan 24, 2016
    75
    Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster will remind you of the good ‘ol days when horror was horror. You will appreciate this supposedly “outdated” mode of gameplay, especially if you recall the early days of this franchise with extreme fondness.
  19. Jan 19, 2016
    75
    It isn’t one of my favorite Resident Evil titles, but it’s definitely better than any Resident Evil title to come out since 4 (Sorry Revelations fanboys) and is one of the last true survival horror games that we’ve got from Capcom.
  20. Jan 18, 2016
    75
    If you missed the origins of the Resident Evil saga, this is definitely a great opportunity to discover one of the most interesting chapters in the franchise. Pure survival horror visually boosted with new graphics. It's not the best RE, but if you're a fan, this is a must.
  21. 75
    Resident Evil Zero isn't quite up there with the likes of Resident Evil 2 or the remake, but it's still a solid horror romp that fans will want to pick up. And now it looks even better to boot.
  22. Going back to the roots of Resident Evil series, players will witness the true horror and the truth about Umbrella Corporation. As the T-Virus spreads, they will try to survive the nightmare that has occurred.
  23. Games Master UK
    Mar 19, 2016
    72
    An uneven but occasionally excellent update to one of Resi's most overlooked entries. [March 2016, p.74]
  24. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 7, 2016
    70
    There are plenty of pacing and puzzle problems, but Zero can still be a horror hero at its best. [March 2016, p.87]
  25. Feb 24, 2016
    70
    Resident Evil Zero was never one of the best games of the franchise and some of its problems are more obvious today through this HD remaster. On the other hand it is a "classic Resi" and we love it just for this.
  26. Feb 15, 2016
    70
    Not the best Resident Evil game by a long shot, but Resident Evil 0 had loads to offer fans of the series. Newcomers are best to look towards the original game, though.
  27. Feb 11, 2016
    70
    Faults aside, this remaster of Resident Evil Zero is an essential for any survival horror fan and a welcome nostalgic train ride through the very basics of the genre.
  28. Feb 5, 2016
    70
    Resident Evil Zero's remaster doesn't manage to surpass the series' previous remaster work, mostly missing the opportunity to fix some of the glaring issues the original edition of the game had.
  29. Feb 2, 2016
    70
    Old, clunky and panic-inducing... Just the way we like our Resident Evil games. However, that still doesn't excuse the fact that Resident Evil 0 is severely inferior to the Resident Evil Remake that came out just last year, which makes this remastered edition a lot less attractive.
  30. GameTrailers
    Jan 20, 2016
    70
    Suffers from cumbersome inventory management and tedious back-tracking that kill the flow and tension considerably...This one's only for dedicated followers of the series.
  31. Jan 20, 2016
    70
    The “special child” of the Resident Evil saga is back and is still... well, special. It’s a strangely innovative game, that’s low on tension if compared to the best chapters in the saga, but still deserves to be played for its neat ideas and challenging gameplay. Also, this remaster is definitely better from a technical standpoint than the last one.
  32. Jan 19, 2016
    70
    Resident Evil HD Remaster is a nice revisit to the original game even if the content is left untouched. A good way for new players to experience this series even if the 20€ price is a bit steep for such an oldie.
  33. Jan 18, 2016
    70
    Resident Evil Zero HD isn’t exactly the most beloved game in the franchise, yet the high quality of the HD upgrade makes it well worth a look for fans of the series. It still features the main issues that the previous version had, but the detail that’s gone into the restoration work is highly commendable and the new Wesker mode is worth unlocking. If only the base game wasn’t more inventory management than surviving a zombie outbreak.
  34. Jan 31, 2016
    60
    Resident Evil 0 HD is good, but I fear its lasting impression will be one of annoyance. For as interesting as the character-swap mechanic is I just can’t get over how tedious the act of playing the game can be. The over abundance of backtracking makes this one of the only Resident Evil games that I likely won’t be playing again.
  35. 60
    The end result is a solid Resident Evil that's worth going back and playing again. Like any HD Remaster, Resident Evil 0 shows its age...But it's aged well. Don't bury this game yet.
  36. Jan 25, 2016
    60
    If you’re hungry for more of that classic gameplay that involves backtracking, hunting down statues and keys to solve cryptic puzzles, and exploring enclosed spaces with fantastic horror movie camera angles, Resident Evil 0 will satisfy that hunger. It’s a wonderful Resident Evil game with a few drawbacks. But even though it has been remastered with so much love and care, it’ll still be that one game in the series that people eventually forget about.
  37. Jan 19, 2016
    60
    Time has rendered Resident Evil Zero somewhat toothless and frustrating, but this HD offering is still an enjoyable throwback that goes down better thanks to some generous helpings of cheese.
  38. Jan 19, 2016
    60
    It's certainly not the best in the series, but it's a creepy game with a great atmosphere and one where you actually have to plan ahead. If only they fixed that ruddy camera.
  39. Jan 24, 2016
    50
    Puzzle design, backgrounds, and atmosphere hold up, but not much else.
  40. Jan 19, 2016
    50
    Instead of improving upon the original game's basic mechanics, this remaster instead indulges in fan service.
  41. Jan 19, 2016
    50
    Resident Evil 0 HD should easily cater to fans of the series, but without the rose-colored glasses of nostalgia, I came away more frustrated than impressed.
  42. Jan 18, 2016
    50
    The least scary and least imaginative Resident Evil returns, and although it’s not the worst Resi sequel it certainly is the most boring.
  43. Jan 18, 2016
    50
    A wonderful upgrade of one of the most derivative and dull titles in the series.
  44. Jan 19, 2016
    40
    All in all, Resident Evil Zero doesn’t even come close to being called a remastered version because it offers nothing but minor visual upgrades.
  45. Apr 2, 2016
    20
    A joyless game. Every section feels like a tedious lateral thinking puzzle – "the farmer has a fox, a chicken and some grain, but can only carry one at a time" – and the locations and creatures are half-heartedly designed. If you haven't played it, it provides valuable insight into where Resident Evil, and perhaps games at large, went wrong over the past decade or so. Other than that, it feels like work.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 292 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 292
  1. Jan 19, 2016
    10
    Love the game one of the best entries in the series! Scary, atmospheric, great characters, story, everything about this game is so AWESOME. MyLove the game one of the best entries in the series! Scary, atmospheric, great characters, story, everything about this game is so AWESOME. My advice to everyone not to trust the game sites bull crap review since all are biased, especially IGNorants, they hire ppl who are new to the series who have no experience playing these games to review the games and they complain about stupid minor issues like inventory case, loading doors, fixed camera angles, etc. I think it's perfect the way it is, and that is what made the old RE games so memorable and legendary than the new ones. (4,5,6) Full Review »
  2. Jan 19, 2016
    9
    remaster version has good visual in gameplay but Cutscenes graphic is out of date. english subtitle finally added to this game since it cameremaster version has good visual in gameplay but Cutscenes graphic is out of date. english subtitle finally added to this game since it came out on gamecube without english subtitle.. inventory management kinda annoying. there is no item box to put ammo, herbs, weapons in box. some bosses are decent. this game is great game ever i played on gamecube Full Review »
  3. Feb 6, 2016
    10
    Resident Evil the way it should be horror, gore, puzzles, atmosphere, and gameplay. Anyone who is a "old school" Resident Evil fan like myselfResident Evil the way it should be horror, gore, puzzles, atmosphere, and gameplay. Anyone who is a "old school" Resident Evil fan like myself would of already played this but the upgraded visuals keep it fresh and looking good. The nice additions to the first remaster is the ability to drop items instead of finding a chest to store all items although a chest in save areas would of been nice. The character models look fantastic for its age and the enemies look great aswell. The added Wesker mode is a fun addition too. Patiently waiting for the RE2 remake now. Full Review »