Parasite Eve

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 188 Ratings

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  • Summary: One of them is a police officer. The other is possessed by an ancient evil threatening all life on Earth. The horrifying bond between them will continue until something dies. A chilling adventure that could only come from the creators of Final Fantasy VII. An epic sci-fi tale told throughOne of them is a police officer. The other is possessed by an ancient evil threatening all life on Earth. The horrifying bond between them will continue until something dies. A chilling adventure that could only come from the creators of Final Fantasy VII. An epic sci-fi tale told through stunning 3D rendered sequences. Battle mutant monsters in real-time polygon combat. Customize weapons, armor, and character abilities. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Parasite Eve has been one of the only RPGs since Final Fantasy 7 to genuinely deserve any kind of hype, or at least anticipation.
  2. 90
    Parasite Eve will leave you thrilled, chilled, and a little hungry, but it’s well worth the price of admission.
  3. As an RPG there are very few characters in PE, however the lack of characters is more of a feature than a bug since it gives you a closer tie to the few main characters and more of a role in guiding their destiny.
  4. It's a full scale epic that completely engulfs you from the off and squeezes out so many different emotions that after a long stint, you're left wondering whether you really do like it or not. [JPN Import]
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
  6. While the game isn't terrible, it is a bit of a let down. With all of the sci-fi qualities that could have been implemented, it is a shade disappointing to see that the story didn't go as far as it could have.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Dec 7, 2016
    10
    Beats me why this franchise never got going. Parasite is a phenomenal and unique combination of RPG and survival horror, not to mention it wasBeats me why this franchise never got going. Parasite is a phenomenal and unique combination of RPG and survival horror, not to mention it was way ahead of it's time. What I wouldn't do to play a state of the art Parasite Eve game... Expand
  2. Feb 23, 2021
    10
    gran historia un gameplay muy novedoso para su tiempo. excelente mezcla de RPG, terror y estrategia. todo un clásico y joya de la corona.
  3. Sep 8, 2014
    10
    One of the best action rpgs of all time. The story is one of the best in video game history. Only a few games impressed me as much as thisOne of the best action rpgs of all time. The story is one of the best in video game history. Only a few games impressed me as much as this masterpiece. The battle system is awesome. It is more action orientated (Vagrant Story with guns) but still kind of turn based. The characters and the setting are formidable. Overall this is the finest mixture of rpg and survival horror on the market. Expand
  4. XV_
    Aug 18, 2018
    9
    I had a blast with Parasite Eve, I didn't play it when it came out and I'm really glad, this game is an instant classic and deserves a lotI had a blast with Parasite Eve, I didn't play it when it came out and I'm really glad, this game is an instant classic and deserves a lot more attention, I think that it has aged better than Resident Evil. Even the cliche dialogue and characters didn't break my experience and I really like Aya as a protagonist and also the story was good and interesting, the music is amazing (Yoko Shimomura always delivers I guess) and the combat is what I really enjoyed the most. Is not brutally difficult but is also not that easy, it has a nice balance. My only issue is that at the very end you have to rely on luck in a crucial thing, and I wasn't lucky 2 times so... give yourself a favor and choose left and then up, you're welcome. Expand
  5. Aug 28, 2021
    9
    Easily my favorite PS1 game. PE gives you a great story, extremely satisfying character development (in the mechanical RPG sense), a fantasticEasily my favorite PS1 game. PE gives you a great story, extremely satisfying character development (in the mechanical RPG sense), a fantastic setting, and great gameplay. Not only that but the New Game+ mode adds a truly colossal new area to explore. A fantastic game and it still holds up today as a true classic. Expand
  6. Jun 15, 2022
    8
    Unfortunately, the game is obsolete. A good story, but a lot of holes. The gameplay is boring. Many of the mechanics are filler. Was one ofUnfortunately, the game is obsolete. A good story, but a lot of holes. The gameplay is boring. Many of the mechanics are filler. Was one of the best games in its day. But by 2022 it's hopelessly outdated. Expand
  7. Jul 7, 2019
    5
    Gran idea. Mala ejecucion.
    La falta de rejugabilidad, los combates tediosos y que requieren mas suerte que estrategia, el inventario
    Gran idea. Mala ejecucion.
    La falta de rejugabilidad, los combates tediosos y que requieren mas suerte que estrategia, el inventario limitado, subir de nivel y que los stats apenas suban y la dificultad desbalanceada hacen de parasite eve un juego muy malo.
    Encima no entiendo los encuentros aleatorios, es decir que mier... esas probabilidades al super azar!
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