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  • Summary: In 1998 a special forces team was sent to investigate some bizarre murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Upon arrival they were attacked by a pack of blood-thirsty dogs and were forced to take cover in a nearby mansion. But the scent of death hung heavy in the air. Supplies were scarceIn 1998 a special forces team was sent to investigate some bizarre murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Upon arrival they were attacked by a pack of blood-thirsty dogs and were forced to take cover in a nearby mansion. But the scent of death hung heavy in the air. Supplies were scarce as they struggled to stay alive. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Jan 22, 2015
    100
    Resident Evil HD Remaster is a golden opportunity for newcomers to face the real terror. For everyone else it is a chance to get inside that beloved mansion once again.
  2. 90
    Resident Evil HD is a stunning recreation of one of survival horror's all-time classics. While some aspects may appear outdated, Capcom's zombie killer is one of the toughest, most rewarding adventure games you'll play, and the HD makeover ensures it looks better than ever.
  3. Feb 4, 2015
    90
    It’s still such a great game all these years later, and is a must play for all horror game fans, especially those who never go to play the original.
  4. Games Master UK
    Feb 22, 2015
    84
    Occasionally frustrating, but this remake delivers fresh shocks while still improving on a classic. [Mar 2015, p.66]
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Feb 7, 2015
    80
    A sumptuous looking retread through an iconic scare-fest. Its fantastic frights are more than worth the uncompromising challenge. [Feb 2015, p.88]
  6. Jan 21, 2015
    80
    I like Resident Evil. Still. And as a fan of the GameCube remake I enjoy the up-to-date presentation with 16:9 ratio and 5.1 surround sound. Nonetheless, one of the godfathers of survival horrors lost a little of its fascination over the years. It still is better and scarier entertainment than Resident Evil 6.
  7. Jan 19, 2015
    70
    There's a beautiful simplicity to Resident Evil HD that serves as a reminder that the best mysteries don't need convoluted stories to be enthralling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 118
  2. Negative: 7 out of 118
  1. Jul 27, 2020
    10
    A masterpiece. The feeling of the mansion and everything captured near perfectly from the PS1 original, one of the very best games Ive played!
  2. Mar 17, 2015
    10
    Resident Evil HD Remaster is undeniable a truly great game, and a classic that defines survival horror at his best. This is a game that notResident Evil HD Remaster is undeniable a truly great game, and a classic that defines survival horror at his best. This is a game that not everyone can play, but a great experience that everyone should have. Expand
  3. Jan 20, 2015
    10
    Just as addicting as the original if not better. Resident Evil HD adds to the game-play and puzzles but still keeps the essence of what madeJust as addicting as the original if not better. Resident Evil HD adds to the game-play and puzzles but still keeps the essence of what made the game a classic. The remastered version also looks gorgeous in 1080. Here is the cherry on top.. ITS ONLY $20! Good job Capcom. I've been asking for a HD version for a while and now I finally have it. Expand
  4. Mar 3, 2015
    9
    There's a dark forest, lifeless trees, a thick dense fog, and some creepy monsters chasing you......you see a giant stoic mansion ahead, yourThere's a dark forest, lifeless trees, a thick dense fog, and some creepy monsters chasing you......you see a giant stoic mansion ahead, your only safety becomes a place that's only experienced in nightmares; The Spencer Mansion.

    Resident Evil is not a game for the fast paced gotta have it now gamer; This is a game you immerse yourself in, taking in the sights and sounds of its creepy atmosphere. RE:HD is a slow paced resource management adventure game with clever puzzles that make you feel good about yourself and once they are completed they unlock new discovery's. The universe has rich lore that is uncovered as you explore, and it's story is told mostly through findings of short notes that create mental pictures in your head, great game for those with vivid imaginations. The game is not truly scary, but more dark toned with a feeling of conspiracy and mystery... a different kind of scary.

    I truly recommend this game to anyone looking for a different experience than one that is currently being offered.

    Pros: Great atmosphere, Cool enemies ( one of the most iconic representations of zombies in a game ) feeling of reward when you move forward. Great resource management game.

    Cons: This game is not for everyone

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  5. Jan 21, 2015
    8
    Not a 10 in this day and age, but certainly not a 0...or anything less than 5. The visuals are subpar, but the atmosphere and sound areNot a 10 in this day and age, but certainly not a 0...or anything less than 5. The visuals are subpar, but the atmosphere and sound are stellar. It is slow paced and tedious (tank controls, though optional, door sequences, constant backtracking) but what were you expecting? If this is your very first time playing a "traditional" Resident Evil, then be patient my friend. It is a relic from a bygone time, and oddly enough, it is very refreshing. I can take my time, play at my own pace. It really builds tension having to revisit areas, knowing that a crimson zombie (or some other surprise) could be waiting to ambush you. The game doesn't let you rest often, and kudos to that. It is challenging. It is rewarding. It is a long game, especially with two playable characters with varied campaigns. It is nostalgic. And most importantly it is fun. I'd give it an 8.5 if I could. Expand
  6. Jun 29, 2020
    8
    I didn't play the original version of this game, but my friends say that it improved a lot. Even though the mechanics are dated, they workI didn't play the original version of this game, but my friends say that it improved a lot. Even though the mechanics are dated, they work perfectly, offering challenge, exploration and of course a thriller feeling which never stops during the campaign. The controls are tight, but I had some problems with shooting enemies in certain camera angles with fast-moving enemies. But I think it's the game only sin. Expand
  7. Jun 20, 2015
    0
    Terrible game. The controls are atrocious. The constantly changing POV is mind numbing. This game really has no redeeming features and I trulyTerrible game. The controls are atrocious. The constantly changing POV is mind numbing. This game really has no redeeming features and I truly wish I could get my money back. I cannot fathom the love for this game. Apparently it possesses a high nostalgia factor because it certainly does not stand on its own merits. Expand

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