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Resident Evil (GameCube)

by Capcom
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

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  • Survival horror game
  • The original Resident Evil story re-invented for the GameCube
  • New motion-captured animation, next-generation graphics, real-time lighting and shadow effects, new areas, and newly rendered in-game video
  • Redesigned combat system
  • For 1 player

Game Information

  • Platform:   GameCube
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000066THS
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 13.7 x 1.5 cm ; 159 g
  • Release Date: 13 Sep 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,983 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Resident Evil, the game often credited with starting the survival-horror genre, has been reinvented for the GameCube. For those unfamiliar with the series, a mysterious corporation has secretly been performing ungodly biotech experiments in the sleepy little town of Raccoon City. When reports of gory attacks come in from nearby areas, two crack military squads are sent to investigate. You take the role of either sharpshooter Chris Redfield or demolitions expert Jill Valentine to track down the source of the town's problems--specifically, something in a decaying mansion that's mutating animals into grotesque killers and turning humans into bloodthirsty zombies. Supplies and ammunition are scarce, so you'll have to know when to fight, when to run, and how to keep their wits about you--you can't afford to waste their shots and expect your character to survive.

The story has been retrofitted with motion-captured animation, next-generation graphics, real-time lighting and shadow effects, new areas, and newly rendered in-game video segments to create an even more cinematic experience. Also, a redesigned combat system lets you attack and defend yourself with a variety of items found in the environment.

Amazon.co.uk Review

Ask anyone what the scariest game they've ever played is and they'll invariably mention Resident Evil (unless they're trying to be a smart aleck and choose Rise of the Robots). Six years after its original release the mix of cinematic camera angles, shock-horror movie atmosphere and the constant state of panic that having virtually no ammo or health gives you has still never been bettered.

Although films and music are forever being remade, remixed and generally reheated, games never seem to get the same treatment. Resident Evil is bucking that trend, though, and is back with almost another game's worth of extra rooms and puzzles and what are arguably the best graphics ever seen in a video game--we're talking near-photo-realistic characters and a subtle use of light and shadow as has never been seen before.

Ignoring the stodgy control system and incongruous puzzles, the genius of Resident Evil is that you genuinely don't know what'll happen next. Just deciding whether to risk opening a door can be a fearsome and suspenseful experience. The fact that you can only hold half a dozen items at any one time forces you to plan what you're going to do in far more detail than any other action game, deciding which monsters you can afford to shoot and where you can run to if things go pear-shaped. In short, if you're a Resi fan this revamp will be like manna from heaven; if you've yet to experience its dubious delights, you'd better break out the brown trousers right away. --David Jenkins

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Achievement 20 Aug 2004
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It is perhaps a sad testimony to my own lack of common sense that I assumed that Resident Evil wouldn't be very good. A huge fan of the series since the beginning I was however very disappointed with Resident Evil Zero. Although the story - the events leading up to Rebecca Chamber's appearance in the mansion in the original game was a good one, the reality was formulaic, dull and had a slightly careless feel to it. The evidence presented in Zero along with bilge like the Onimusha titles had lead me to believe that pre-rendered backdrops had had their day. Well not so. Resident Evil stands as a testimony to how potent a package an old story can make if it is lovingly realised and expertly executed. This may be hard to believe but despite being familiar territory the thrills and spills in this title are as visceral as when we first experienced them on the PS1 all those years ago.
Firstly, the mansion is enormous. It really is a mansion! And unlike the blandness of Zero every room is a work of art. From the architecture to the puzzles to the sinister and dramatic camera angles it all has the sheen of almost uncanny quality. The way free moving items and characters have been overlayed onto the backdrops gives such a sense of immersion that for the majority of the time you almost forget its not 3D. A zombie banging on a pane of glass trying to get to you, the standard issue movable crates and the items hidden seamlessly amongst the scenery all dissuaded me from criticism. The game designers have also taken real steps to break up some of the linearity of previous titles. Where a strong narrative exists free roaming game elements are not really possible, but here we have the next best thing: a genuine sense of unpredictability.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS EVIL IS RESIDENT 26 Sep 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Originally released in 1996 on the Playstation, this classic survival horror game has since infected its way onto the Nintendo Gamecube in 2002 to deliver the most frightening, gut wrenching experience of all time.

Most people know of the story, set in 1998 the S.T.A.R.S Alpha team is dispatched to investigate a series of gruesome murders in the Arklay forest, bordering the sub-urban town of Racoon City. The characters end up inside the old Spencer Mansion, they believed to be long since abandoned by the Umbrella Corporation... they were wrong.

This huge mansion provides the perfect back drop for the story. The game features some of the best graphics ever seen on a console and no detail has been spared, from the lonely flicker of a candle to the rustling of bushes. The sound effects and music are equally superb, perfectly complimenting the action and suspense of the immersive gameplay. Indeed often the scariest moments are when there is no music and only the sound of your character's boots walking over creaking floorboards or polished stone, so quiet you can hear your own heart as you wait for something to jump out at you, which there is no shortage of in this game.

This coupled with the hitchcockian style camera angles keep you on the edge of your seat as you are unsure of what lies ahead. the Zombies, being one of the main features of the game, are some of the best ever designed and frequently cause accidents in your trousers as they lunge through windows or doors and more alarmingly when they REANIMATE jumping up and running at you with improved strength and speed.

The game is huge, with two playable characters, Chris Redfied and Jill Valentine with multiple endings depending on your course of action throughout.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Your in a dark creepy mansion filled with ravenous zombies, undead dogs and strange crows who peck your eyes out, you have a cheap handgun with very little ammo and you and your crew do the least sensible thing you can do...split up!
Then again it wouldn't be survival horror if you didn't because it would be easy, especially when your freind is packing a nice magnum. But you do, making one the scariest games of all time.
Lots of murders are occuring in racoon city, people being eaten and its kinda suspicious, you'd think a tribe of canibbals would be easy to find so the s.t.a.r.s (special tactics and rescue squad i beleive) bravo team is sent to
investigate. when they don't return the alpha team is sent to find them and this is where it all kicks off. The team finds the crashed helecopter with the pilots corpse inside it, lousy canibbals! Then the get attacked by zombie dogs and they run the the nearby spencer mansion by now realising that the murderers definitely aren't canibbals... they're zombies OMG!
You can choose either Chris Redfield or Jill valentine for slightly different storylines. Chris is tougher but has less inventory space and has to come up agaist more zombies so he's for those who want even more challenge. As you go off your seperate ways to explore you'll notice that the graphics in game are as good as in the cutscenes, making them amongst the best in games ever. i've seen some xbox 360 games and these graphics are better, this is made possible by the prerendered backrounds. the only problem with this is that occasionly it can seem as though your character isn't touching the floor or object.
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5.0 out of 5 stars After this resi went downhill
Ok so basically your a cop being sent to rescue your teamates who have been sent into the mountains to investigate a series of cannibilistic murders. Read more
Published 1 month ago by james b
2.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I expected
Unfortunately the game did not play properly. After getting only about a minute into the game it stopped playing altogether. Read more
Published 3 months ago by SWR
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
You will die.
A lot.
Published 4 months ago by Kotov
4.0 out of 5 stars good remake
this game added some really cool things to the game especially the dead zombies that get back up if you diddn't burn the bodies more puzzles and some original ones and some areas... Read more
Published 8 months ago by dan
5.0 out of 5 stars I remember when I used to sleep
I had this game in the past but had to sell it for some reason or another. Really great game, damn scary, looks beautiful and has an unparalelled atmosphere. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Dominic
5.0 out of 5 stars Exclusive the Gamecube and thank god it is!
So glad Nintendo got some wicked exclusive in some of their older consoles. This is a game worth having if you love the Resident Evil series.
Published 10 months ago by kallumsmart
5.0 out of 5 stars The prove that can be made something perfect from
This was a very pleasent surprise. I loved the original Resident Evil for PS1. I was expecting this to be a nice game, just improving grafics. But no! Read more
Published 11 months ago by retro_gamer_87
5.0 out of 5 stars Resident Evil at its best
I cannot describe in words how perfect this game is, so just buy it now, I'm waiting...
This makes Resident Evil 6 looks like S***..
Published 18 months ago by Mrs. S. E. Bickham
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily one of the best games ever!!!
Its easily one of the best games ever, very challenging on different levels, excellent graphics and game play..... Read more
Published 20 months ago by davyjohn1
5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make em like this anymore.
This game is absolutely brilliant. It's a proper old fashioned survival horror adventure game. The difficulty, atmosphere and storyline are all absolutely spot on. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Mr. Oliver Tatlow
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