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  • Summary: Two games. Two nightmares. Explore the origins of the best-selling survival horror series with these remastered versions of the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0.

    Two games. Two nightmares. Be prepared to go back to the origins of gaming's best-selling survival horror series in
    Two games. Two nightmares. Explore the origins of the best-selling survival horror series with these remastered versions of the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0.

    Two games. Two nightmares. Be prepared to go back to the origins of gaming's best-selling survival horror series in Resident Evil Origins Collection. These remastered versions takes the fear-inducing atmosphere from the original releases and transforms them with stunning new HD visuals, improved sound, widescreen support and an optional modernized control system and more. Theres no better way to experience the beginning of the storied franchise.

    In the original Resident Evil, you will choose to take on the role of either S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service) team member Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, who have been sent into the city to find the missing Bravo team. When the team is suddenly attacked by a ferocious group of mutated dogs, desperate for an escape they take shelter in the Mansion, but will they ever get out alive again? You will need to be brave as you adventure through the dark, enclosed spaces searching out the horrors that await them. With limited ammo and survival items available, you will need to keep your wits about you to survive the various traps and puzzles that greet you at every stage.

    In Resident Evil 0, you go back one day further. Reports have been mounting about unusual murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. The citys Special Forces division, S.T.A.R.S., sends their Bravo Team - including rookie cop member Rebecca Chambers - to investigate. On route, the teams helicopter suffers engine trouble and is forced to make a crash landing, where they find an overturned prisoner transport vehicle. Splitting up to search the area, Rebecca discovers the Ecliptic Express, a train stopped dead on the tracks. Inside, she meets death row convict and ex-Navy lieutenant Billy Coen. Throughout the game, you will take control of both Rebecca and Billy, at times switching between both characters in order to proceed. Learning the advantages of each character is the key to solving puzzles and surviving the nightmares that lie ahead.

    - Two classic and beloved Resident Evil games.
    - Completely enhanced visuals New high-resolution textures have been created from scratch, including 1080p support on next-gen consoles, while still preserving the classic appearance of the original release.
    - Fully remastered sound effects 5.1 surround support provides a more experiential gaming atmosphere that best matches players listening environments.
    - Experience the horror in the classic 4:3 ratio or newly added 16:9 widescreen mode.
    - Play with the classic control scheme, or enjoy a new alternative scheme where the character moves in the direction of the analogue stick.
    - Fan-favorite Resident Evil characters Resident Evil features series mainstays Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, while Resident Evil 0 showcases rookie S.T.A.R.S. member Rebecca Chambers and wanted criminal Billy Coen.
    - Wesker Mode - After completing Resident Evil 0's main storyline, you will be able to take control of series antagonist Albert Wesker, and use his superhuman abilities to power through the missions.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 10, 2016
    80
    A great package packed with modern-day Resident Evil nostalgia. The original horror elements in the franchise stand as tall today as they did back then, but some of both game’s mechanics may annoy newcomers.
  2. Jan 25, 2016
    80
    If you’re a fan of this saga, this is the best collection of Resident Evil available on the market.
  3. Jan 23, 2016
    67
    Resident Evil Origins Collection is not really worth it. There are no extras and every game is already on sale for half the price of this collection. The inventory of Resident Evil Zero is so complex that it still makes the game feel like work. Just play Resident Evil HD Remaster and stick with that, please.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jul 8, 2019
    10
    Collection of two of the best Survival Horror Games ever made. The first Resident Evil, with Silent Hill 2 & Dead Space are my favouriteCollection of two of the best Survival Horror Games ever made. The first Resident Evil, with Silent Hill 2 & Dead Space are my favourite Survival Horror Game ever made. Simply Amazing Expand
  2. Sep 29, 2019
    8
    Buena oportunidad aunque los videos ya se ven un poco viejos, y lo mejor el modo wesker
  3. Jan 8, 2020
    8
    Coming off the back of the recent disappoint RE2R I was still looking for a good RE fix with the Resident Evil remake. The static environmentComing off the back of the recent disappoint RE2R I was still looking for a good RE fix with the Resident Evil remake. The static environment art style looks a lot better than RE2R to point RE2R art style looked plastic in comparison. The music set a good creepy tone and the lighting effects created a really spooky look to it all. VA and dialogue no better or worse than RER2. Story is again just action heroes versus all manner of freaky created by the mad science of a evil corporation.

    Combat could be annoying at times due to not being able to see what I was shooting off camera. Those turbo zombies were a right old pain in the arse. Combat was more simplified, but this type of old school RE was more about exportation and puzzles. Which had a lot more puzzles to do than RER2. The usual limited inventory and back tracking to chest to store/resupply was the same pain in the arse like RER2.

    I really like the new additional movement style and that really helped make this game less a frustrating experience compared to say RE4 and even RE5 movement scheme. I got what I expected with this style of remake, but I expected far more with the RER2 remake. So I am not disappointed in this, but neither am I blown away.

    Resident Evil 0 I have next to zero interest and totally forgot this game existed until this collection jogged my memory. The Resident Evil remake was enough for me to get this collection alone.
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  4. Feb 14, 2016
    8
    The GameCube remake of Resident Evil was amazing, and this HD remaster is fantastic eye candy for this fan of the franchise. While ResidentThe GameCube remake of Resident Evil was amazing, and this HD remaster is fantastic eye candy for this fan of the franchise. While Resident Evil Zero was a fine game as well, the real star is the REmake. Both games look and play great, and is well worth the asking price if you are a fan of how the series used to be before it became more action focused and less survival horror based. Expand
  5. Jul 6, 2016
    8
    Stock up on those green herbs and order yourself a Jill Sandwich because Resident Evil is back! For the first time ever, both Resident EvilStock up on those green herbs and order yourself a Jill Sandwich because Resident Evil is back! For the first time ever, both Resident Evil Remake and Resident Evil 0 are available together on disk outside of Nintendo consoles. Remake tasks players with revisiting the Spencer mansion and rediscovering the origins of the infamous Umbrella Company. Longtime fans of the series will not be disappointed as they are taken down memory lane to find it has been given a substantial visual and audio overhaul; as well as the option to change the control scheme from the old cumbersome tank feel, to a more fluid modernized style. You won't find any linear chapters to power through here.

    Resident Evil (Remake)

    The old mansion is just how I remembered it but with a few new caveats where I least expected them. This time around, we're treated to improved camera angles, adjusted lighting, and a complete overhaul of background textures and character models for a more immersive experience. As an added bonus, RE5 skins for both Chris and Jill are available from the start. Some small cut scenes however were not given an upgrade, and still remain grainy from the original release. Although somewhat jarring, the original rendered sequences still hold up to this day and serve as a nice throwback to longtime fans without breaking my immersion.

    While the overall structure of the game has not been changed, Remake includes new enemies to handle as well as new puzzles that kept me retracing my steps for clues and solutions. Another great addition is the inclusion of defense items. These are found throughout the game to give you the ability to parry an enemy attack. Initially, I was concerned that these items would take away from the overall suspense due to the decrease in my vulnerability. This is not the case as it quickly became clear that this time around, enemies are significantly more aggressive and harder to dodge than I had previously remembered. Additionally, I was very pleased to see that Capcom also decided to carry over the Lisa Trevor subplot from the 2007 Wii exclusive, "The Umbrella Chronicles". This not only gave me answers as to what really happened to the Trevor family, but added a new emotional layer to the story. As a longtime fan of the original release, it was clear that Capcom was listening to the fan base when it came time for improvements and additions for Remake. And they delivered.

    Resident Evil 0

    Resident Evil 0 is considered by many to be one of the weaker installments of the franchise with it's fair share of criticism. This is due not only to poor implementation of the classic tank controls, but from the drastic change made to the item management system in general. Without item boxes, you must assume the roles of both Rebecca and Billy. The two characters swap items between their inventories, leading you to drop and retrieve items everywhere in the game as needed. At times, switching between the two characters for puzzles feels a bit unnecessary as much as it is inconvenient.

    RE:0 has still been given both a visual and audio upscale. Despite the upgrade, new voice overs were not recorded as with the original as I had hoped. With new high resolution textures and enhanced character models, RE:0 stays true to its original release. Because this is a remaster rather than a remake, RE:0 was not given new gameplay or storytelling features as is the case with its predecessor.

    Resident Evil Origins Collection manages to recreate the atmospheric dread that these games were well known for in the 90s. The storytelling and horror tropes of the classic Resident Evil games still hold up today; with the improved graphics and mechanics, younger generations are quick to understand why these games are still a big deal in the gaming community. Whether you’re a stalwart fan of the originals or are new to the series, Origins delivers when it comes to classic survival horror. With the newly announced remake of Resident Evil 2 in the works, Origins gives me hope for what Capcom has in store for us. With two iconic games in one, this collection is truly a great value that belongs on your shelf.
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    Score 8/10
    + Atmospheric survival horror, a rare commodity in the AAA gaming industry these days
    + Great story that is a must play for fans of later installments
    + Beautiful environments and architecture
    + Multiple difficulty settings for veteran players and newcomers alike
    + New game plus for unlocked weapons
    + Long overdue shot of nostalgia
    +/- Cheesy Dialogue
    - Dated mechanics may alienate new players
    - Fixed camera angles
    - Inventory micromanaging

    Recommended for: fans of zombie shooters like The Evil Within, Silent Hill, Alan Wake, Dead Space, or for zombie movie lovers.
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  6. Apr 21, 2020
    7
    What is Capcom to do with the Resident Evil series? Should they revamp it, or keep going with their current continuity? Neither in fact theyWhat is Capcom to do with the Resident Evil series? Should they revamp it, or keep going with their current continuity? Neither in fact they decided they’d rather re-release all the same games we’ve already played; oddly I’m okay with that. Hello everyone B-rod here to with some reasons on why the Resident Evil Origins collection is not a half bad of a buy. Now before I get into this any further I am not a huge Resident Evil fan. I honestly have only played about five of the bazillion games to have come out, and not all the way to the end might I add. If you happen to be a purest or think I missed something about either of these two games then you are not wrong. So let’s find out how wrong I am.

    ​This collect for those who may have missed it is a forty dollar package that includes the HD version of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0. I have played both of these back in the day so was curious if my skills have gotten better with age or atrophied. What I found out is I’ve gotten better, but have little patience for **** Let me dive into what I mean so I started with Resident Evil, and was moving right along until I picked up a shield key and was lost on what to do. For those who may not know the first Resident Evil is a **** with inventory, and it just so happens that this shield key took up my last slot. Now in a normal game (even older ones) if you fill up your inventory there is some way to drop the item. Not in good ole Resident Evil. No in this game it allowed me to get **** over in the FIRST **** 15 MINUTES. Not a huge problem if I didn’t wonder the mansion for over an hour looking for the one door that this key went to. So I restarted the game and figured out where I was going by using a walkthrough which royally pissed me off. Let us just say I didn’t stick with Resident Evil for very long.

    Resident Evil 0 however was a blast. It was the good old school gameplay without the pain in the ass inventory clogging. Now it still has a limited inventory, but it at least lets you drop the **** you may not need at the moment. I made some good progress in this game much further than I did as a kid, and was glued to the screen. Unlike the first game with 0 I only had to use a walkthrough once to figure out what to do with the grapple gun. There are some issues with 0 that I need to bring up. Your AI partner will either waste their ammo shooting at everything that looks funny, or stand there and get their ass eaten alive. The other thing is present in both is the damned door load screen. Now I understand nostalgia reasons for having it, but who honestly misses that about Resident Evil? I never hear anyone think fondly of the **** door opening. On the PS4 it really is unacceptable, there is no way that game actually needs to load at all it should be open a door and in the next room.
    Now I will gloss over the story for a couple of reasons. First, most have seen the story many times. Secondly the story in both is **** dumb. The first Resident Evil is you play as either Chris or Jill as part of the S.T.A.R.S. task force and are chased inside this mansion filled with zombies and obituary keys. Then find out it is all made by the Umbrella Corporation blah, blah, blah. Resident Evil 0 is a prequel where you play as Rebecca the rookie and Billy the convict, and you are on a train full of zombies that bring you back to that annoying Mansion, because you can’t have a whole game on a train apparently.

    Overall if you dug the old Resident Evil games this is a no brainer, and you probably already own it. For those who are new rent, rent, rent. This is not for everyone the camera and controls are old school. You know about the **** off inventory. If you think games do too much hand holding now in days how about you give this a whorl and see if this is more up to your speed. In the end $40 for two games isn’t a bad deal. I give this a 3.5 out of 5.
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  7. Jan 28, 2016
    0
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