The game that defined the survival-horror genre is back! Check out the remastered HD version of Resident Evil. In 1998 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.
Resident Evil HD Remaster is also available on XBox One.
The models look great, especially on a high-end PC with all of the settings jacked up. It blows the GameCube version out of the water, and looks incredibly smooth and fluid.
$20 is about the perfect price point for something like this. Don’t read spoilers, don’t use strategy guides, turn out the lights, and let yourself focus on the game for a while. Put away the cynicism. Yeah, in the cold light of day, Resident Evil is pretty silly, but if you let yourself react to it on its level, it’s frightening in all the right ways.
The game that showed us what survival horror really means is still enticing in HD. It is freaky, it is frustrating and it is good. The mechanics of the original PlayStation version are still intact and thanks to better graphics and new voice acting this game is also worth while for newcomers.
Some of the older visual flaws detract from the experience and pulled me out of tense moments, but the gameplay hooked me right back in.
19 years are 19 years, and yet Resident Evil has something to say. Not only to its fans, who were spending evenings with the game back in 1996, but also to us, who were five years old or even less at that time. [Issue#250]
While the fixed camera angles and the adventure-game like puzzles will shock more recent series fans it’s all still enjoyable, and the Crimson Head zombies, the great and ever-surprising design and the atmosphere ensures the remake feels like a unique entry in the series.
It may have some old fashioned charm, but its age clearly shows. Controls and game design are out of date.