Sure, others like it will come along, some will even surpass it, but hats off to Resident Evil for getting there first. Capcom has produced the perfect interactive movie. RE is horribly, horribly addictive -- it tests your reflexes, satiates your bloodlust, stretches your mind and temper and leaves you both thrilled and drained. All Game Guide. One of the most important aspects to Resident Evil is the music and sound effects — both of which are nothing short of captivating and involving.
The horror sounds and shills of zombies and hounds will keep the hair on the back of your neck full staff and your butt on the edge of your seat. Electronic Gaming Monthly. Fantastic game, but who can forget the terrible intro and dialogue?
All this publication's reviews. Never has a game combined excellent graphics with heart-stopping action and a great story in such a way as to create an almost cinematic adventure A masterpiece. The thankfully isolated cinematic sequences showing the interactions of the S. Oh well. User Reviews. Write a Review. Positive: 68 out of Mixed: 10 out of Negative: 3 out of This is one of the best games in the genre, and of the best games for the PS1 ever.
It's slightly more action-oriented than the more scary This is one of the best games in the genre, and of the best games for the PS1 ever. It's slightly more action-oriented than the more scary RE1, but it doesn't make it lesser of a game. The action-horror atmosphere actually fits very well, but maybe it could have been slightly better if it was a teeny tiny bit more scary.
Who knows. The music and the sound effects are excellent and gives the game an eerie atmosphere. The dialogue is kinda cheesy, but that's the way I like it. It has a lot of puzzle-solving which is a good thing, and it has interesting environments and characters.
Plenty of interesting bosses including: alligator, Mr X. I think Chief Irons had made a good boss, imagine a boss-fight with a human who isn't infected by some kind of virus, blasting away with a hunting rifle, and setting off traps he enjoyed hunting during the fight.
A boss-fight against one of Hunk's team members would have been nice too. A G-virus mutated mercenary with a machine gun. Plenty of different monsters such as: a few different kind of zombies but where are all the children zombies? Cats and snakes there are only sissy snakes, and few of them would have been cool. I still remember the first time I saw this game, it was when I watched my friend play the RE2 demo, which his older brother had got from his copy of RE 1 Dir.
I was awe-struck and deeply fascinated when i watched my friend play it. It's more than 10 years later now, and the fascination of this game hasn't decreased, … Expand. A reference on the videogames. Giving birth to the legendary series that is RE, this game set the survival horror formula perfectly well. It's a metroidvania game, where you Giving birth to the legendary series that is RE, this game set the survival horror formula perfectly well.
It's a metroidvania game, where you navigate through the unknow, dangerous mansion unlocking new areas as you find new keys exploring, while making you feel the oppressiveness of the mansion in it's atmosphere and is it's notorious difficulty. This game is a masterpiece, it's atmospheric, it's difficult, it's scary, it's memorable.
A better survival horror game than this, only this game's own remake. The original Resident Evil for the PS1 is a true classic. Capcom's innovative zombie game is a cheesy, but intense ride from beginning to end. It inspired countless of other similar horror games. While it's very much a creation of the late 90's, the game still holds up well. I would rate it with a 9. A true innovator and creator of a genre, Resident Evil is the first and one of the best "survival horror" games. Borrows elements from A true innovator and creator of a genre, Resident Evil is the first and one of the best "survival horror" games.
Borrows elements from puzzle and action games with a splash of B-movie horror and acting. The classical and ambient soundtrack really adds to the atmosphere and foreboding of the game, strengthening the feelings of isolation and desperation while locked inside an undead-infested mansion. Combat is the game's weakest point, with aiming being a struggle; however, the game promotes avoiding combat so this isn't a serious issue. Recent Reviews:. All Reviews:. Popular user-defined tags for this product:.
Is this game relevant to you? Sign In or Open in Steam. Requires agreement to a 3rd-party EULA. Languages :. English and 7 more. View Steam Achievements Includes 44 Steam Achievements. View Points Shop Items 3. Points Shop Items Available. Franchise: Resident Evil. Share Embed. Read Critic Reviews. View Community Hub. About This Game The game that defined the survival-horror genre is back! In a special forces team is sent to investigate some bizarre murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City.
Upon arriving they are attacked by a pack of blood-thirsty dogs and are forced to take cover in a nearby mansion. But the scent of death hangs heavy in the air. Supplies are scarce as they struggle to stay alive. Graphics More detailed graphics that retain the horror. The environments come alive with detail thanks to resolution upgrades and non-static 3D models.
Post-processing effects like Bloom filters, which were not easy to do at the time of the original release, have been added to make the HD graphics even more realistic. High-Resolution Environments - We've increased the resolution of the background environments by recreating them with a mix of high-res static images, plus animated 3D models. Widescreen Support Widescreen is supported, so players can experience a greater sense of immersion.
In widescreen mode, the screen will scroll. The parts of the screen that get cut off on the top and bottom will scroll into view automatically depending on the character's position. You can switch the display mode during gameplay in real time. New Controls You can play using the original control scheme or an alternate control scheme that lets you just push the analog stick to move in the direction you want to go. You can switch the control scheme during gameplay in real time.
Note: Some high end integrated graphics chips and modern gaming laptops with a discrete GPU may work but have not been tested, nor are they officially supported by Capcom. See all. Customer reviews. Overall Reviews:. Review Type. All 16, Positive 14, Negative 1, All 16, Steam Purchasers 12, Other 3,
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Is this game relevant to you? Sign In or Open in Steam. Requires agreement to a 3rd-party EULA. Languages :. English and 7 more. View Steam Achievements Includes 44 Steam Achievements. View Points Shop Items 3. Points Shop Items Available. Franchise: Resident Evil. Share Embed. Read Critic Reviews. View Community Hub. About This Game The game that defined the survival-horror genre is back!
In a special forces team is sent to investigate some bizarre murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Upon arriving they are attacked by a pack of blood-thirsty dogs and are forced to take cover in a nearby mansion. But the scent of death hangs heavy in the air.
Supplies are scarce as they struggle to stay alive. Graphics More detailed graphics that retain the horror. The environments come alive with detail thanks to resolution upgrades and non-static 3D models. Post-processing effects like Bloom filters, which were not easy to do at the time of the original release, have been added to make the HD graphics even more realistic.
High-Resolution Environments - We've increased the resolution of the background environments by recreating them with a mix of high-res static images, plus animated 3D models. Director's Cut was produced to compensate for the highly publicized delay of the sequel, Resident Evil 2 , and was originally bundled with a playable pre-release demo of that game.
The main addition to Director's Cut is an "arranged" version of the game that changes the location of nearly every vital item in the mansion, as well as the enemy placement. The main characters, as well as Rebecca, are given a new wardrobe and the player's handgun is replaced by an improved model where any shot fired has a random chance of decapitating a zombie, killing it instantly.
The original version of the game is included as well,  along with a new "beginner" mode where the enemies are easier to kill and the amount of ammunition that can be found by the player is doubled. Additionally, the auto-aim function was restored in all modes, though it is not noted in the in-game controls. The North American and European releases of the Director's Cut were marketed as featuring the original, uncensored footage from the Japanese releases.
Rather than remove the individual line, Capcom Japan decided to save time and simply swap in the cinematics from the U. SCEA then approved the game and manufactured a full production run without Capcom USA having any idea that the uncensored scenes had been cut. Although the PC version of Resident Evil was not billed as the director's cut version of the game, it is the only version of Resident Evil that has all of the uncensored FMVs, which includes the uncensored introduction, Kenneth's death scene in its entirety, and ending as well.
It features support for the DualShock controller's analog controls and vibration functions, as well as a new symphonic soundtrack , replacing the original soundtrack by Makoto Tomozawa, Koichi Hiroki, and Masami Ueda. The symphonic music was credited to composer Mamoru Samuragochi ,  although he admitted in that he directed his orchestrator Takashi Niigaki to ghostwrite the new soundtrack. The soundtrack was generally deemed inferior to the original, with the ambient theme for the mansion's basement considered to be one of the worst video game compositions of all time.
The Sega Saturn version added an unlockable battle mode in which the player must traverse through a series of rooms from the main game and eliminate all enemies within them with the weapons selected by the player.
The player's performance in the battle mode is graded at the end. The Saturn version also features exclusive enemy monsters, such as a re-skinned breed of Hunters known as Ticks and a second Tyrant prior to the game's final battle in Chris's game.
The Microsoft Windows version featured the uncensored footage from the Japanese version, and the opening intro is in full color rather than black and white. Support for 3D accelerator cards was added as well, allowing for much sharper graphics. New unlockable outfits for Chris and Jill were added as well. It also skips the door animations. A Game Boy Color version of the game, developed by the Software House HotGen, was supposed to be released in late or early , until Capcom decided to cancel this project citing that the port was poor quality due to the Game Boy's limited hardware.
Deadly Silence includes a "Classic Mode", the original game with minimal enhancements and touch-screen support, and a "Rebirth Mode", containing a greater number of enemies and a series of new puzzles that make use of the platform's capabilities. The game makes use of the dual screen display with the top screen used to display the map, along with the player's remaining ammunition and health determined by the color of the background ; while the bottom screen displays the main action, and can be switched to show the player's inventory.
The DS version also includes updated play mechanics: the degree turn introduced in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis , along with the knife button and tactical reload from Resident Evil 4. The updated controls are applicable to both Classic and Rebirth modes. Just like the PC version, the door animations can be skipped as well as the cut scenes.
The live-action footage was still censored, even in the game's Japanese release; however, the scene showing Kenneth's severed head was kept. In "Rebirth", new puzzles are added that use the system's touch-screen. One particular puzzle requires the player to resuscitate an injured comrade by blowing into the built-in microphone. The player can also shake off enemies by using the touch screen, performing a melee attack. The game also includes wireless LAN support for up to four players with two different multiplayer game modes.
The first is a cooperative mode in which each player must help each other solve puzzles and escape the mansion together. The other is a competitive mode in which the objective is to get the highest score out of all the players by destroying the most monsters, with the tougher monsters being worth more points.
There are three playable multiplayer stages and nine playable characters. The original PlayStation version of Resident Evil was critically acclaimed, receiving an aggregated rating of 91 out of at Metacritic based on eight reviews. They reassured readers that the unusual control system becomes intuitive with practice and applauded the realism instilled by the graphics and sound effects.
Sushi-X remarked that it, "at first glance, may appear to be a clone of Alone in the Dark , but in reality, it is a totally new experience". Mark Lefebvre particularly remarked, "The element that really grabs a player here is fear.
After trading blows with the first zombie, you'll quickly become hesitant to turn down any uncharted corridors in the mansion. A reviewer for Next Generation said it "manages to be as genuinely scary as a good horror film - no small achievement. There are a lot of things that work around games being this frightening In this case, however, the fine character work, creepy and well-executed sound effects, and just the right music in just the right places all have a subtle, cumulative effect He pointed out that the lack of genuinely confounding puzzles allows the game to move at a good pace, and the use of prerendered backgrounds allowed the PlayStation to handle much more detailed characters.
The Saturn version was also very well-received. While most remarked that Capcom had taken too long to bring Resident Evil to the console the game had been out on the PlayStation for well over a year, and hype had built up for Resident Evil 2 , which would be released in just a few months ,     critics agreed that the game was still as stunning as it had been on its initial release and had been accurately recreated for the Saturn.
All of the rooms, the enemies and the animation are almost identical. The Director's Cut was positively received as well, with most critics regarding the advanced mode and the bundled Resident Evil 2 demo as the highlights. All PlayStation versions of the game have sold a combined 5. Resident Evil was the first game to be dubbed a " survival horror ", a term that it coined for the genre.
In , readers of Retro Gamer voted Resident Evil as the 37th top retro game, with the staff calling it "one of the finest horror-themed games ever" and adding that "full of shocks, surprises and perfectly poor B-movie dialogue, Resident Evil is the gaming equivalent of Night of the Living Dead.
The game's success resulted in a media franchise that has since branched out into comic books, novels and novelizations, sound dramas, a non-canonical series of live-action films and animated sequels to the games , and a variety of associated merchandise, such as action figures. The events of the game were also retold in Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles , originally released for the Wii in Perry in as the first book in her series of Resident Evil novels.
The novel combines Jill's and Chris scenarios into one narrative and features all five of the main characters including Barry, Rebecca and Wesker. The book also takes liberty with some of the original source materials; the most notable difference being the inclusion of an original character named Trent, an insider from the Umbrella Corporation who provides Jill with information about the Spencer Mansion prior to the events of the mansion incident.
Since the book was written a few years before the Nintendo GameCube remake , the novelization lacks the presence of Lisa Trevor in the mansion. Another notable difference in the novels is moving the location of Raccoon City from the Midwest to Pennsylvania , apparently about an hour's drive from New York. Overall, despite having been written before the retcon introduced in the Resident Evil remake and Resident Evil Zero , the book still maintains overall similarity to what the story warped into in the early s.
In , Resident Evil was remade for the GameCube as part of an exclusivity agreement between Capcom and Nintendo that spanned three new games. The remake includes a variety of new gameplay elements, environments, and story details, as well as improved visuals and sound. A remastered version of the remake, featuring high definition graphics, was released as a download for the PlayStation 3 , PlayStation 4 , Windows , Xbox , Xbox One in , with a limited edition PlayStation 3 version released at retail in Japan.
GameSpot listed Resident Evil as one of the fifteen most influential video games of all time. It is credited with defining and popularizing the survival horror genre of games. It is also credited with taking video games in a cinematic direction with its B-movie style cut-scenes. Resident Evil is credited with sparking a revival of the zombie genre in popular culture since the late s, leading to a renewed interest in zombie films during the s.
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Resident Evil is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom originally for the PlayStation. It is the first title in Capcom's Resident Evil franchise. Resident Evil is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom originally for the PlayStation. It is the first title in Capcom's. Resident Evil gives players a choice between two playable characters, S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team members Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine. The differences between.