Be prepared to relive the first nightmare in Resident Evil 0, a remastered version of the popular prequel to the original Resident Evil game. This remastered version takes the fear-inducing atmosphere from the original 2002 release and transforms it with stunning new HD visuals, improved sound, widescreen support and an optional modernized control system and more. It’s the best way to experience the story of what really happened before the iconic mansion incident that was the catalyst for the entire Resident Evil saga.
The story of Resident Evil 0 takes players back to 1998. Reports have been mounting about unusual murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. The city’s Special Forces division, S.T.A.R.S., sends their Bravo Team - including rookie cop member Rebecca Chambers - to investigate. On route, the team’s helicopter suffers engine trouble and is forced to make a crash landing, where they find an overturned prisoner transport vehicle. Splitting up to search the area, Rebecca discovers the Ecliptic Express, a train stopped dead on the tracks. Inside, she meets death row convict and ex-Navy lieutenant Billy Coen. Throughout the game, you will take control of both Rebecca and Billy, at times switching between both characters in order to proceed. Learning the advantages of each character is the key to solving puzzles and surviving the nightmares that lie ahead.
• Return to the series origins – Discover the truth behind what led to the horrors at the Mansion in Resident Evil in this fan-favorite and popular prequel title to the series.
• Completely enhanced visuals – New high-resolution textures have been created from scratch, including 1080p support on next-gen consoles, while still preserving the classic appearance of the original release.
• Fully remastered sound effects – 5.1 surround support provides a more experiential gaming atmosphere that best matches players’ listening environments.
• Experience the horror in the classic 4:3 ratio or newly added 16:9 widescreen mode.
• Play with the classic control scheme, or enjoy a new alternative scheme where the character moves in the direction of an analogue stick.
• Fan-favorite Resident Evil characters – Rookie S.T.A.R.S. member Rebecca Chambers and wanted criminal Billy Coen combine skills and buddy up to survive the undead and infected nightmares that await them.
• Wesker Mode - After completing the main storyline, you will be able to take control of series antagonist Albert Wesker, and use his superhuman abilities to power through the missions.
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Resident Evil 0 is an old school survival horror and a prequel to the first Resident Evil. You play as STARS member Rebecca Chambers and a criminal called Billy Coen and you have to use their different strengths depending on the situation to move through the game. Billy is much stronger and can take more damage and move heavy objects, Rebecca is weak but has two more inventory slots and can combine herbs/chemicals. Graphics of the game are more consistent and overall improved from the previous REmake with better effects. There is a lot of backtracking involved since there are no item boxes and you must drop the items on the floor but the items don't disappear, this is very frustrating especially for newcomers to the series. I recommend this game if you want to play a classic RE game with improved and modern graphics/sound design with a choice between classic "tank" or modern 3D controls.
Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster is, as it name suggests, an HD remastering of Resident Evil 0, a game that tried to be a sequel to the original Resident Evil. The game looks great but functions almost identically to the original game, which is both a good and bad thing. Unlike Resident Evil games at the time, Resident Evil 0 was a semi-co-op experience where you had an AI controlled partner that you had to keep alive. This was both a good and bad thing, as each character could do things that the other could not and in order to finish the game you would have to use both; many times puzzles would require you to switch between characters constantly. Sadly this character system didn?t work as well as it should, and if one character was being attacked while separated you would have to switch to them, kill whatever was attacking the character, and then switch back to the first character and continue with what you were doing. It got annoying very quickly. The story is typical Resident Evil cheese: somebody is angry at Umbrella for being evil so they will be evil themselves and do what Umbrella would do in order to make sure Umbrella would never do what they?re about the world and so on. It?s stupid, but it?s classic Resident Evil stupid, which is a far cry from the current Resident Evil stupid. Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster is good. It tries to do things differently from Resident Evil and both succeeds and fails; some changes are welcome, while others either didn?t need to exist or need some tweaking. Either way, it?s still better than Resident Evil 6.
Resident Evil 0 is older than it looks. Its development started in 1999 when Capcom was releasing as much RE games as possible to entertain the fans while their developpers were making Resident Evil Code Veronica for the Sega Dreamcast. At first, RE0 was a Nintendo 64 game that was supposed to be released right after Resident Evil 3. Then, the project was completly revamped for the Gamecube. And here we are today with Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, the HD Version of this Gamecube game. Resident Evil 0 is a prequel. Taking place a day before the first game, this story is about Rebecca Chambers, rookie member of STARS Bravo team. Her team just arrived in the Raccoon Forest of the Arklay Mountains area. The cops are here to find the remaining members of a hiking group who was apparently attacked by animals (a corpse was found in the river, closer to the city). Rebecca and her partners don't find any trace of the group but instead discover the dead bodies of some soldiers. Apparently, they were escorting a prisoner named Billy Coen... After being separated from her team, Rebecca must join forces with Billy Coen in order to survive the monsters that roam in the forest and to understand what is going on in the Arklay Mountains. Resident Evil 0 offers a Resident Evil experience by the book. There is no big surprise here except that you control two characters instead of only one. You must then manage two inventory and use Billy and Rebecca effectivly to progress. Also, you can't use the traditionnal items boxes. This time, you'll have to put items on the ground. It's not a bad thing but we can clearly sense that it was a new thing for Capcom's developpers. New players might find it tedious because it increases the game's backtracking (Especially if you have put a certain item really far away from where you are...). There are also new challenging monsters like the Eliminators or the "Leech Zombies". Unfortunatly, the bosses are not as good. They are even a bit boring compared to the creatured we have encountered in previous games. This Remaster version is a lot better than the first game's own Remaster. This time the backgrounds have been fairly improved making the visuals more homogeneous and pretty. Also, a pretty funny Wesker mode has been added. There are also a few new costumed but they are sold as DLCs. Resident Evil 0 was a very good game and this is definitly the best version of it.
Tired of the bland latest installments of the Resident Evil series? Then this game should be refreshing, for those who played the classic or even for newcomers that did not experience the original game. Suffice to say, the core elements are mostly untouched, in a good way. Gameplay is still the same but improvements have been made. A graphical overhaul is the most evident and is well done. Sound design is also another excellent strength of the game. The only bad aspects of the game was Capcom adding very poorly implemented DLCs. The four of them are just COSTUME packs and they are overpriced! Two of them cost $9.99 EACH and combing them all is priced at approximately $25.00, more than the base game! Quite outrageous BUT they can be avoided and are minor. I give this game an A- for partially reviving my faith in Capcom by actually doing something good for once but they tried to make it a cash cow with the aforementioned DLCs.
FINALLY, I was waiting for years to play this one. Now that I did, I can only reccomend you if you're a fan of the original RE games. A really good RE game, old school, like it was before! Together with Resident Evil HD, these are my two new favorite Resident Evil games (among the latest ones). Get it!!!
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