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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 While some aspects may appear outdated, Capcom's zombie killer is one of the toughest, most rewarding adventure games you'll play, and the HD makeover ensures it looks better than ever.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. Negative: 7 out of 127
  1. Dec 17, 2020
    10
    Obra prima. Fiel ao original, acrescenta elementos e coisas e tudo é feito com perfeição e riqueza de detalhes. Maravilhoso.
  2. Feb 25, 2015
    10
    Simply brilliant. The mansion is back and better than ever - with a gripping atmosphere and genius gameplay, the hordes of horrifying enemiesSimply brilliant. The mansion is back and better than ever - with a gripping atmosphere and genius gameplay, the hordes of horrifying enemies will take you right back to the very beginning of one of video gaming's greatest titles ever! At long last, we have a title that delivers a refreshed and rebooted version of the original Resident Evil experience, and gives those fans that missed out on the Gamecube version a chance to play a truly fantastic remake...hooray!

    It's taken Capcom over a decade to release a game worthy of such a legendary title, with fans of the franchise becoming increasingly frustrated with the developer after more recent releases, like 'Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City' - 2012's awful attempt at a multiplayer shoot em' up - bombed spectacularly with critics and fans alike. Moving away from the survival horror genre, or indeed trying to change that genre themselves, has never been a popular move with R.E fans. Resident Evil HD Remaster proves beyond any reasonable doubt that this is the way fans want to play survival horror games, and the success of it's release is the perfect platform for Capcom to go on and finally give everyone a next-gen Resident Evil 2 and 3. R.E. Remaster HD is the perfect remake of the PS1 original, with the perfect balance of additional content to keep old players on their toes - yet give new players that same terrifyingly addictive experience we all shared back in the 90s.

    The first thing anyone carefully treading through the Dining Room in the opening playable sequence will notice is just how good this game looks. The detail really is spectacular, with the atmosphere incredibly sharp. Candles flicker, flashes of lightning illuminate the Main Hall, and bellowing thunder echoes around the dusty corridors, giving you an intensely palpable feeling of not knowing what is around the next corner - and making you furiously question your decision to put the Shotgun back in the crate! The game will keep you uncomfortable and rightly cautious throughout, using some great new touches on the enemies to give the Mansion a creepier and jumpier feeling than ever, with Crimson Head encounters being one of the more notable ones...you'll see what I mean! Ammo and health are always high on your list of priorities, but often are too low in actual numbers - causing you to ration your rounds, check every room thoroughly (finding a sneaky handgun clip or a green herb on an R.E. game really is a unique feeling of jubilation), and to say 'Hi' to every dead body, exactly as the classic Resident Evil titles used to demand from the player.

    This really is a bargain at £15/$20 - I encourage anyone who is a fan of the original PS1 Resident Evil titles to purchase this immediately, as well as those who were too young at the time or just never experienced the fantastic amounts of fun a room of 3 or 4 of you and your friends can have solving cryptic puzzles and being chased by ferocious undead dogs. As a solo player - it really is hair-raisingly scary to sit and play through alone, even after similarly themed titles in more recent times,'The Last of Us' or Shinji Mikami's 'Evil Within' being two prominent examples, have shown us what next-gen survival horror games can deliver in terms of jumps, gore and the constant fear of death. The fact that (unless you have recently saved the game) you could potentially lose an hour or two of zombie dodging and lots of progress just by taking the wrong turn into an enemies open jaws, really does add to the overall suspense.

    I have been an avid fan of the series since I was 9 or 10, and will continue to play the classic titles whenever I feel compelled to. Shinji Mikami has been quoted as saying that Capcom would have considered a remake of Resident Evil 2 or 3 already, had the GameCube remake of Resident Evil been more successful back in 2002. While this is a deeply flawed logic to have (surely making the REmake exclusive to GameCube would have hugely reduced their audience - considering the vast majority of PS1 owners who loved the R.E. series would then have moved onto PS2, not GamCube, thus missing out entirely), the Remaster HD release is not only a brilliant standalone game, but can hopefully pave the way for Capcom to give us the next two chronological canon titles on our next-gen consoles.

    It is rare for a remake to ever surpass the original version, be it in games, films or music, There certainly are aspects of the origninal RE which, as a total fanboy, I'll always prefer. However, due to how restricted and primitive the PS1 was compared to the the consoles that succeeded, there was so much that could be improved upon.

    This really is the perfect remake and I hope it serves as an icon for future developers, R.E. or not, when they consider tampering with a genuine classic. Now, it's time to go and shoot some zombies...using my ammo conservatively of course. JD
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  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. Feb 15, 2015
    9
    This game is exactly what I have been desiring on the new-gen consoles... I wish they made games like this!! (pre-rendered backgrounds, fixedThis game is exactly what I have been desiring on the new-gen consoles... I wish they made games like this!! (pre-rendered backgrounds, fixed camera angles, tons of difficult puzzles, diairies, amazing atmosphere, more mystery, less dialogue... open to interpretation story, etc).
    This game is a MASTERPIECE! If you don't appreciate it, either you are not meant for the genre OR you are a stooge born circa 1995+ and you don't know any better!!

    The downside to this game is when I compared it to RE2...

    There was WAAY too much backtracking. (it was excessively done) due to 6 slot inventory system which becomes tiresome when every new area you discover...you realise your gonna have to run back.

    My other negative is the multiple ending attempt... its GARBAGE. Unless you enjoy playing a game and cheating + Walkthrough... you aren't going to see the REAL ending... this is HORRIBLE! IT DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF PLAYING THIS KIND OF GAME, YOUR FORCED TO KILL ANY SURPRISE BY USING A WALKTHROUGH IN ORDER TO REACH THE DESIRED ENDING.
    ((I got the crap ending which was absolutely horrible because I refused to google search when i was stuck in the game ))
    That's the only reason I removed 1 pts.....

    Other than that
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  5. Jan 31, 2015
    8
    The game is good, but it could've been better if they had skipped those dull inventory limitations... and other things that keep forcing theThe game is good, but it could've been better if they had skipped those dull inventory limitations... and other things that keep forcing the player to just walk ten times the same path back and forward again, even worse, one way ticket doors... oh my...
    Well the game itself is not scary... never was but it has the same mystic atmosphere like 20 years ago and exploring the mansion is exciting which is the games strength.
    I tend to give a very good score even i really despise some old mechanics which they had copied 1:1 from the original instead of improving them.
    I hope they do also RE2 like this with some improvements.
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  6. Apr 27, 2021
    8
    Um ótimo jogo de terror/puzzle, apesar de não gostar desse estilo de combate esse jogo se superou.
  7. Jun 17, 2022
    0
    Playing this game is like Chinese drip torture. I wanted to get into resident evil but holy **** it’s just so far from fun. Hours of beingPlaying this game is like Chinese drip torture. I wanted to get into resident evil but holy **** it’s just so far from fun. Hours of being confused walking through some ugly ****ing mansion. This feels like the kind of franchise that needs to be a movie lol. It seems like a good idea but I don’t think this has any business being a video game. It’s so ****ing slow my brain was begging Jill to shoot it out of my skull through the screen Expand

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