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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 While some aspects may appear outdated, Capcom's zombie killer is one of the toughest, most rewarding adventure games you'll play, and the HD makeover ensures it looks better than ever.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: 67 out of 83
  2. Negative: 6 out of 83
  1. Jan 22, 2015
    10
    Honestly I believe this Remastered version of the Resident Evil Remake is much better than any other RE we had during the 7th generation ....Honestly I believe this Remastered version of the Resident Evil Remake is much better than any other RE we had during the 7th generation .... ( RE4 is 6th ), its classic, its true survival horror, it has puzzles and well...i can say the pre rendered sequences is still amazing in terms of presentation ! its true that aiming can be painful sometimes, the camera angles could be hard to spot enemies around, opening closing doors can get fastidious but in the end all of these are factors which gave the series an original identity.
    Im glad i have purchased this, I did not have the chance to play the GC version, it feels like a fresh new game, story and sound design and gameplay is awesome.
    I recommend all the RE fans to support this game so that CAPCOM can bring us more remasters !!
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  2. Jan 20, 2015
    10
    What can you say, or perhaps not say, about a franchise that is knocking on the door of its third decade, whose most recent entries collapseWhat can you say, or perhaps not say, about a franchise that is knocking on the door of its third decade, whose most recent entries collapse under the weight of a polished remaster of its first entry? Resident Evil has become so bloated in its sequels and spin offs, all of them underwhelming, that revisiting Spencer Mansion for the third time is sadly a breath of fresh air. Nevertheless, it is a welcomed breath of fresh air as we now have the best Resident Evil in some years. Leave it to a polished up version of a 2002 Gamecube release, which in itself was a remake of the original 1996 release of Resident Evil's starting point, to put smiles on the faces of all the devoted old school fans who have wanted the series to return to its terrifying albeit cheesy and clunky roots. Capcom achieves greatness with making the arguably best even better by tidying up the controls, graphics, textures and sound, and letting it live and breath on current generation consoles. Those who only know modern Resident Evil, or never got to play this in 2002 entry have themselves a fantastic experience ahead of them as they explore Spencer Mansion and witness the groundbreaking horror first hand with the original core characters. This game doubles as a grocery list of what Survival Horror should be, and how the modern conveniences of gaming do not always make for the best experience. This take on Resident Evil is both familiar and curious, both comfortable and nerve racking, and both full of nostalgia and yet as challenging as a never before seen adventure. So those of you who have played the original '96 game, are still in for surprises around some corners, and challenges that will make resources vital. The dialogue, though still a bit cheesy, is multiple levels up from that of the delightfully awkward original script. It remains similar enough to bring back all the memories of the original, but separates itself enough from the past to intrigue, creating an almost parallel world experience with how similar but more thought out the new dialogue is. I found myself both listening to the new, but in my head quoting the old, making for some laughs. Once again, those first person views of doors opening, tight corridors with the moaning undead near by, and limping through halls praying for ammo and health all have your hair on end, and it is a most welcome return. The Mansion is only slightly redesigned enough to make you lull into comfort, thinking you have the situation under control before springing something new on you such as a new zombie placement, or unfamiliar room, or retelling an old experience in less predictably ways. The results are fun and frightening. The Mansion is alive with creaks and shutters, moving light and flashes of lighting, shadows and mirrors, fog and water, all pulling you in deeper than ever before. This is Resident Evil in all its Survival Horror glory. It would be impossible to rate this any lower than a perfect score, seeing as it is a better version of a past masterpiece, and then improved once again on top of that. Get lost in Spencer Mansion, and take a bloody bite out of the game that started it all, the one and only, Resident Evil. 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 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. Jan 22, 2015
    8
    Это моё первое знакомство с серией Resident Evil.И он удался - отличный ремейк отличной игры!!!Советую всем любителям хардкорных и страшныхЭто моё первое знакомство с серией Resident Evil.И он удался - отличный ремейк отличной игры!!!Советую всем любителям хардкорных и страшных прохождений!!! 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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