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  • Summary: The year is 1998 and reports have begun mounting about unusual murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. The city's special forces division, S.T.A.R.S., sends Bravo Team to investigate. Among the six team members is rookie Rebecca Chambers.

    En route to the murder scene, their helicopter
    The year is 1998 and reports have begun mounting about unusual murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. The city's special forces division, S.T.A.R.S., sends Bravo Team to investigate. Among the six team members is rookie Rebecca Chambers.

    En route to the murder scene, their helicopter suddenly experiences engine trouble and is forced to make a crash landing in the forest.After the rough landing, the team finds an overturned prisoner transport vehicle with the brutally murdered bodies of military police scattered close by.

    A document found amongst the wreckage indicates they were transporting a prisoner who was wanted for murder: ex-lieutenant Billy Coen.Team leader Enrico tells everyone to split up to search the area. Rebecca searches the dark forest alone and eventually stumbles upon a train stopped on the tracks. She enters the train unaware of the nightmare that awaits her inside.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jul 8, 2019
    80
    Resident Evil Zero is one of the titles that tried experimenting with already good formulas, yet managed to get away with it and still be a great game. Not that lonely but still a strong survival horror experience, Resident Evil Zero is most probably the prettiest Resident Evil on the Switch that aged unbelievably well.
  2. May 27, 2019
    75
    Fun and engaging, with some new ideas: a refreshing Resident Evil for every fan, all in portable mode on Switch.
  3. May 28, 2019
    75
    Maybe it isn’t the best classic Resident Evil, but it still is very enjoyable. It works great on the Switch, so it is a good option if you feel like playing an old-school survival horror.
  4. May 23, 2019
    70
    Various factors accumulate to take the shine off Resident Evil 0 in comparison to the original game, but the Switch version showcases it at its best, and even though it doesn’t reach the heights of 1 or 2, it provides a shot of old-school Resident Evil for those who like that sort of thing. It looks great on Switch and the ability to play on-the-go helps alleviate some of the frustrations inherent to its old-fashioned systems. Overall, it’s very much more of the same, but if that’s what you’re after, Resident Evil 0 ticks the requisite boxes nicely.
  5. Oct 24, 2019
    70
    Resident Evil 0 remains a good game in the series. Even with your AI partner's occasional lapses in judgment, the dynamic makes the standard formula feel fresh, while the lack of chests can be either good or bad depending on your outlook. The stunted load times ruin the mood since they occur all the time. If you don't mind that and you want to own the game in a portable form, this port isn't all that bad.
  6. Jun 6, 2019
    70
    One of the most divisive chapters in the Resident Evil saga arrives on the Nintendo Switch, for the first time playable as a portable game. An enjoyable more of the same with some annoying issues.
  7. Jun 6, 2019
    40
    Resident Evil 0 was already widely considered one of the weakest traditional entries in the series, due to its meaningless story and tedious game design. There were so many possibilities that could have worked out so much better if some of its design got tweaked, and if Rebecca was a new and totally different character so the story wouldn't clash with the established canon. While it is an exceptional looking title, the ridiculously longer load times is a good way to ruin the mood to keep playing on top of the gameplay being inferior to older entries.

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  1. Mar 16, 2020
    7
    Well...a several years ago I played this saga. In fact, RE0 was the first that I cant beated ever for the same reason..too much hard. NotWell...a several years ago I played this saga. In fact, RE0 was the first that I cant beated ever for the same reason..too much hard. Not because of enemies but the less ammunition, few space to storage weapons and the 2 players coop system that doesnt work as well.

    In fact. RE0's a great game, longer than I expected. The game runs great in switch system likewise RE1 remake.
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  2. Jun 26, 2020
    5
    After thoroughly enjoying the Resident Evil Remke, I was eager to play this - and was very disappointed. I had heard how this prequel wasn'tAfter thoroughly enjoying the Resident Evil Remke, I was eager to play this - and was very disappointed. I had heard how this prequel wasn't really that good but was at least a decent experience. It's not. Resident Evil 0 forgoes atmosphere and tact for streamlined locations that feel all too linear and an onslaught of aesthetically uninspired enemies that aren't balanced for how the controls work. Juggling items between the two characters is a hassle, and the lack of item boxes is especially cumbersome. The story is the greatest offender - a cheesy revenge plot that has almost nothing to do with the player characters. Other than unnecessary insight into how Rebecca Chambers makes it to the mansion, all the 'origin' stuff is presented to the player omnisciently and is jarringly detached from Rebecca and Billy's journey. Expand

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