Resident Evil (Nintendo GameCube, 2002)
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About this product
- Product InformationCapcom's 1996 blockbuster PlayStation game, which helped establish survival horror as a viable genre, is the subject of this enhanced remake exclusive to the GameCube. Franchise creator Shinji Makami has supervised the translation, which introduces real-time environmental effects designed to make the pre-rendered backgrounds more believable. Grass will sway in the wind, water will run, and blood will drip as players witness new animations for main characters Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine.
In addition to the refined visuals made possible by the jump from a 32-bit to a 128-bit system, Resident Evil features new voice-overs recorded to elicit a more dramatic mood than the stilted and monotone deliveries heard in the original. As players progress through the haunted mansion, battling zombies, ravens, dogs, and other undead creatures, a number of new bonuses can be unlocked. These include costumes, a different game mode, and additional weapons to extend the horror classic's core gameplay.
- GameResident Evil
- PlatformNintendo GameCube
- ESRB RatingM - Mature
- GenreAction, Adventure
- ESRB DescriptorBlood and Gore, Violence
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1
- Release Year2002
- Game Special Features
- Special GameCube-exclusive remake of the original Resident Evil
- Classic genre-founding gameplay with all-new state-of-the-art presentation
- Next-generation translation supervised by franchise creator Shinji Makami
- New costumes, an alternate play mode, and many other bonuses to unlock
- Special GameCube-exclusive remake of the original Resident Evil
Most relevant reviews
- reaperinterview...Aug 13, 2014by
A Acclaimed Game with a Major Plot and Chronological Flaw
I really loved this game and I also enjoyed having to work for my strategy in the Wii version when they fixed the Grenade Launcher Glitch and now its going to be remastered with 30 fps in HD but one problem I find is its chronological error!
You think with a remake they would fix the problem! And what Problem you say? Its character survival problem! When Shinji Makami during the original version didn't know if there would be sequels and turns out it did you think they fix this error because according to the CAPCOM official Resident Evil Timeline that all five characters escape the self-destruction sequence from the Spencer Estate via helicopter and they are Brad Vickers (obviously), Barry Burton, Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield and Rebecca Chambers but when you play the game only four survive! Where is the fifth? You choose Chris: Barry apparently dies and Rebecca is here but other way around you choose Jill: Barry gets to live and Rebecca is nowhere! Barry Burton is in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis so how does he survive choosing Chris? Rebecca gets her own game which is Resident Evil Zero so she must be important to survive! Heck in Resident Evil 5 a file suggests she survived! Also another error is you choose Jill then later in the series why does Albert Wesker in Code Veronica have anger issues against Claire and Chris Redfield in Code Veronica and mostly focused on Chris on Resident Evil 5?
This game during its original version was going to have cooperation in the game but Shinji thought it be more scarier to be alone but of course to be alone is for Jill not to get helped by Barry or Chris helping Rebecca! But it still doesn't particularly explain why this game has a major chronological plot error!
Either this series needs a reboot or this game needs to be remade again but extended with plots, levels, scenery etc and I guess you can still dwell alone but at least have Rebecca and Barry both be a supporting character between your choice of Chris or Jill! Of course it would appear that Chris would be the right choice because of Albert Wesker's anger issues in Code Veronica and RE5 but I prefer Jill because she rises as a strong female character! So they would have to update Resident Evil Code Veronica HD and Resident Evil 5 a little to fix the error or not if they prefer Chris but I prefer Jill!
Resident Evil 2 is in the possibility of a remake so this leaves a fill in the blank and hopefully so does RE3: Nemesis!
To make a long story short this is a game that caused a chronological error that no one bother to know and this game will be coming in HD unless someone has CAPCOM's email of ideas to sort it out!Read full review
- hfrher2Jul 27, 2015by
The best origin ever and such a fantastic classic I highly recommend it , I have always been very fond of the resident evil franchise and will keep collecting. Such an awesome way to get into the horror genre
- travisburns89Jun 20, 2013by
Take everything you loved about the 1996 original and give it an absolutely beautiful graphics upgrade with some very awesome new additions and you have yourself the 2002 Gamecube version.
A remake done absolutely right. It gives you lots of new challenges though and most of the game is a lot harder than the original, which makes for a fun challenge. Even if you have the original memorized like the back of your hand, you are in for an entirely new adventure at the (nearly) same setting as you were back in 1996.
If you master through the playthroughs on the original difficulty settings you find yourself able to try a couple other fun and challenging game modes, such as Invisible Enemy mode (which is self explanatory) and Real Survival mode (Where the items you leave in an inventory box are specifically in that item box. Think "Resident Evil: Zero" as a somewhat similar style)
For new players: You will likely run into trouble with the controls. You'll find yourself getting a little confused with the direction to move the stick with the changing camera angles.
With everything said, you absolutely cannot go wrong with this game. It's one of the very main reasons to own a gamecube. So if you have a gamecube, but not this game...what are you waiting for!??Read full review
- fatmanoniceFeb 19, 2013by
Resident Evil for the Gamecube is what every remake should be like.
A lot of fans have complained about the direction that Resident Evil has gone as of late. Resident Evil 4 was amazing but used a much different formula from the first three games, 5 was one of the biggest gaming disappointments of the past generation, and 6 was more of the same thing. If you want to know why so many fans are disappointed with the latest installments, look no further than the original Resident Evil remake for the Gamecube and compare them. Resident Evil practically invented the survival horror genre in 1996 but the original has not aged well. The dialouge was corny, the music was bland, and the graphics are incredibly dated. Despite these things, it became a fan favorite and quickly became one of Capcom's most popular franchises. Capcom then decided to do a huge service to its fans in 2002 by completely revamping and overhauling the original, turning it into the pinnacle of horror games in the process.
If you're unfamilar with the game, it is about exploring a mansion and its surrounding areas to uncover a conspiracy that becomes darker and more twisted as the game advances. You will use your wits to solve puzzles and defeat monsters, all the while dealing with a sense of dread as you are offered limited healing items and weapons. Your goal is to get to the bottom of things while surviving the night. Using your supplies carelessly will make the game much harder and it is possible to make the game borderline impossible to beat if you make too many stupid decisions early on.
The remake did so many things right that it's hard to begin listing all of them. Even more than a decade later, the graphics are surprizingly good. The attention to detail was almost surreal when it first came out but even today it's still impressive. The clever use of lighting and shadows will have you literally jumping at shadows and finding yourself hesistant to advance in some areas. Some of the environments are outright freaky (like moonlit forest paths and claustrophobic hallways) and even today I still consider it a test of courage to play it alone at night. The sound and music are haunting, perfectly adding to the environments, and have a tendency to make your skin crawl as much as the visuals.
The difficulty of the game, again, depends on how well you plan ahead and use your supplies. You have to find ink ribbons to save your game and, those too, are limited are hard to come by. It is possible to beat the game in a few hours but you practically have to have the entire game memorized by running through it through trial and error. There's some pretty nice rewards if you can beat it under certain difficulties and certain time limits too so multiple playthroughs are highly recommended.
This game was a staple in my life during my high school years and I'm glad that even after all this time it is still a game that unnerves me when I play it alone in the dark. It's everything a good horror game should be: scary, challenging, and memorable long after you turn the system off. The genre has largely become a joke in recent years but if you want to go back to when survival horror was genuinelly horrifying, I could not recommend this game enough.Read full review
- moxabstractJul 20, 2016by
If you're a fan of resident evil definitely get a copy of this gem.
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