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Resident Evil Zero
Manufacturer: Capcom Usa      
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Great game
by: lnagle8    On: 2006-06-15

This game is way better than the other resident evils in the series because some parts actually scared me! The graphics are really good and its good because most gamecube games are for younger kids.
the only bad thing is the inventory because you only get 4 slots and anything else you have to drop and come back for it.

A must have for any RE fan!
by: singularity69    On: 2005-12-02

This game is sweet! It enriches the already awesome RE storyline by showing you what happened before the mansion! The gameplay is classic resident evil style (i.e., tank like controls), and the sound and graphics are top notch! This game really shows you what the GameCube is capable of. The challenge is much lower than the remake of RE for GameCube (for that I am thankful!), and the play through is rather quick. I think it'd be easy for most people to play through in less than 10 hours. Don't let that short time scare you off though! There is plenty of replay value. If you finish the game once on any challenge mode (no matter how bad you do), you get a bonus game and access to extra wardrobe in the regular game. THe better you do, the more extras are unlocked. This really is an outstanding game. [The only bad thing about this game are the leach zombies (they're kinda like normal zombies, but rubber-like and nasty).]
this game was awsome just becasue it was very diffcult
by: wilsonsjanm2    On: 2005-11-02

okay one i first saw this game i thought yes RE0 prequel once i started playing i was kinnda feeling like i was watching awsome horror CGI horror flick
staring Micheal Pitt as Billy Coean
Nataie Port man from Closer as Rebecca Chambers
Ioan Gruffudd as Willam Birkin

totally hell raising
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-09-23

Great graphics!!! Though kinda dissapointing in the script area, like the RE movie, I don't really care, it's Resident Evil!! At least it's got one great line, which some better RE games Don't have "The name's Rebecca Chambers, but that's OFFICER Chambers to you! Ok, REBECCA!" The only thing that bothers me about it is the guy in the dress. Why does he wear it? It doesn't explained!!
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-08-22

Resident Evil 0 is a good addition to the gamecube lineup, which is mostly either kiddie games or games that are also released on the Xbox. The graphic and sound design are great. However the camera could be better, and I hate the inventory system. I would rather use the chests located at certain locations than having to drop an item that takes up two slots, run back and get it because I need it, and then drop it again because I need the slots for health and ammo, and then run back and pick it up again, the hookshot being one example. It's annoying as hell. There are great moments in the game and some of them will make you jump out of your seat. The boss fights are cool, you'll never look at insects the same way again. The leech zombies suck though. Thank god theres only a few of em.
Worthy entry into the Resident Evil mythos
by: ninielsen2003    On: 2005-08-19

Perhaps it was always Shinji Mikami's intention to want to tell the story of what happennned to Bravo team before the mansion incident in Resident Evil 1, as the game fits perfectly into the whole Resident Evil series. Although I personally prefer the original RE remake, or RE4, this is by no means a bad game, just a little bit rushed at the end as every boss comes at you, and really didn't provide me with much of a challenge the last hour of gameplay. However, as the switching character option is a little clunky at first, it is about halfway through the first disk that you get used to it, although I never really liked the idea of leaving items lying around everywhere. The storyline is top notch, with the same old cliched B-movie voice acting, and over the top acting in come of the cg movies (no surprise there). But overall a great entry into the series, as playing as Rebecca and newcomer Billy Cohen has proved to be an excellent experience in its own right. The weapons are standard RE material, with nothing to exciting to write about; if you've played any other RE, and enjoyed it, you'll dig this one. But if you never got into RE before, I wouldn't expect this game to change your mind about the series; play RE4 instead and see how far the series has progressed first, as 4 set the bar for all horror/suspense titles out there, (Can't wait to see how the Silent Hill team responds). Anyway though, if you are reading this and wondering if its worth buying, I'd say hell yeah, as you can pick up the game for like ten bucks, so how can you really go wrong. Took me 7 and a half hours the first time through, and I've beaten every RE out there fairly quick, so newbies might take 10-12 hours. Happy hunting.
A game with one of the best musical scores & weapons.
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-07-27

I got this game hoping that it would surpass the remake. It did in several ways. The music is matching the mood of the game, the detail in the chracter models, environments, & background is just breathtaking. It recaptures the jump out of your seat moment for me. I was freaked out when I was turning the corner & there was a Humanoid Leech coming after me. That's another thing about the game. Besides the mandatory zombies, hunters, spiders & others, there's a new enemy or 2. The Humanoid Leech, a Plague crawler (mutated insect), a frog that seems impossible to kill b/c it's afraid of confronation. I actually felt sorry for the main bad guy because he was betrayed by his own company & assasinated. Besides that this game has some really great music. The gripes that I have with this game is the limited carrying space in the inventory, no item boxes, & the fact that rifle looking weapons like the rocket launcher, the shotgun, hunting gun, & SMG (a bonus weapon) takes up 2 spaces in the inventory screen. I do like the fact however that there's 2 magnums in the game. The normal Desert Eagle model, & a Magnum Revolver. I'd say rent it first to see how you'll like it then if you do like it then buy it for yourself.
A great title for the 'Cube! Very underrated.
by: liquidsnake14    On: 2005-06-17

Resident Evil 0 is the prequal to the original RE. Taking place before the mansion. You play as Bravo Team's Rebecca Chambers [a hottie] and Billy [ a man accused of murder]. When Bravo Team's copter crashes, the team finds a wrecked transport and learns about Billy. Meanwhile, Rebecca investigates a train, and so the nightmare begins...

Gameplay: It's the standard Re gameplay: solve puzzles, survive, kill zombies. But this time there are a few twists. For example, it now has a character switcher. Rebecca and Billy will work together. You can split them up, make them work together, and more. You might need to split up to solve puzzles. Another twist is that this time there are no item boxes, but this time you can drop items and the map will keep track of the items. Lastly, we now have this tough new zombie called a Leech Zoimbie. These things are hard to kill, and are annoying as hell. Even if you blow off their head, they will still be alive.

Graphics: Very realistic. Very detailed, and the cutscenes look awesome.

Sound/Voices: Voices are pretty decent this time. The sound is great.

Overall, a great entry that is somehow underrated. Great for RE fans.
NnyCW for Capcom City
by: Anonymous    On: 2005-05-29

An interesting twist on the Resident Evil formula in that storage crates no longer exist, you play as two characters whom you can switch between at any moment, and you can now drop things when they become useless. However, it takes a couple steps back from the previously released remake of Resident Evil. No longer do you need to destroy the brain or burn a zombie to destroy it completely and while no storage crates is more realistic, it just creates a lot of needless backtracking to get a certain item you left somewhere. Also, while having two playable characters may sound good in theory, soon enough you'll just play as Billy thanks to his ability to take more punishment and use Rebecca as a sort of pack mule since she can carry more items. Not a bad game by any means, but not as good as the remake of Resident Evil. NnyCW for CapCity
WARNING for Resident Evil 4 fans....
by: cnjmallett    On: 2005-04-23

This is NOT Resident Evil 4. It isn't even close. It is a micro-management nightmare. Coming off of the "high" of RE4, I went right out and got RE0 and RE1. RE4 is one of the best games I have EVER played, on any system... period. And I thought I would continue the fun with all the previous games. NOT SO! It is a very different game.
Usually, when you kill all the bad guys in a room, you have the fun, "reward", of picking up all the "goodies" in the room. Not in this game though... Because of your very limited cary space, you have to start deciding what you are willing to drop, in order to get the new item. And to me, that sucks. Sure, you can go back and pick things up, but it still sucks, and takes away from the atmosphere of the game. Rather than being able to fully sink into this world and feel like you are really in the situation, you are stuck always fighting micro-management puzzles... which completely takes you OUT of the feel of the game.
Now, if that is what you are used to, it may very well be worth your time. But, for me, it just ruined everything.
Graphics, music, sound, story, atmosphere??... I would give it 10 stars if I could in those areas... but, TO ME, the game shoots itself in the foot, and take you OUT of this incredible wold, by creating silly ass micro-management problems.

by: Anonymous    On: 2005-04-04

This game is pretty well done actually! This is a definite addition to the series as a prequel! The game's story takes place before the first Resident Evil takes place. This time you get to witness the beginning of Umbrella's mess in the eyes of Rebecca Chambers along with Billy Coehn. What's unique about this over the first series however is the "Buddy System" and the "inventory"!

The buddy system works just fine and it is pretty fun to fight along side with your partner. One thing I noticed though is that to easily get a zombie off of you "WITHOUT" taking damage is to have your partner shoot them off of you! That's just one example on how working with your buddy is essential when solving puzzles, playing on hard mode, and especially the bonus game you get after beating the game! Loading times aren't too bad when switching from one character to another even if they're in another room. Gamecube is really a powerful system to innitiate short loading times!

The inventory is pretty neat too! Not much of a huge change but you get drop unwanted items anywhere in the game! What's good about that is that you don't have to go back to a storage box like in the other Resident Evil games! Your map will locate the exact spot on where you left the items! It works really well in the game plus with the new "Buddy System", it's essential to do such action.

Great game, great new buddy system, inventory works well, almost flawless. I just wish the ending shows more things but you should see for yourself. The bosses are pretty cool but too bad some of them are a little too easy for their appearance! Pre-rendered graphics works exactly like the remake of Resident Evil 1 and it's still breathtakingly stunning! Controls is just like all the other Resident Evils with the exception of Resident Evil 4 and it's still the same! Nothing wrong with it at all! If you played all the other Resident Evil series before 4, then you should be used to it by now and for me, the controls are flawless! Try not to compare this over Resident Evil 4 or you may not enjoy this at all! This game should be judged by it's quality and is however an instant classic! Great game, worth buying!
Game is a little Tough
by: charmedone299    On: 2005-03-17

This game isn't really like the other Re games, it now has a buddy system in which you can exchange items, but your inventory is a little cramped aswell. the puzzles are slightly more difficult and the game does lack alot of attention. Rebecca from RE1 is now a playable character, bout time they gave her a game.
Resident Evil Zero the prequel is a success.!!!!
by: collegegamer20024    On: 2005-03-07

RE1 and RE2 were tremendous but after that the games weren't as groundbreaking (Nemesis, Survivor). In fact the writers just took one character from the previous games and tried to make a game out of it, but didn't work as well. So here we an all new game, with the big difference that it is the "Prequel" to "Resident Evil"
so you know this had to be better than good. Prequels no matter they are (Movies, tv shows, games) have to at a level higher than their predecessors otherwise
they are a joke and a cheap attempt by the person doing them to cash in on something that was once great (you listening George Lucas? LOL)


Well you pretty much know the story behind Resident Evil but in case not here a couple of short sentences behind it. The Umbrella Corporation a greedy , evil corporation (I keep thinking of Microsoft when I think of Umbrella)
has been secretly developing with partial help from government a virus known as "T" virus. The virus resulted in disaster for the makers as it turned
anyone exposed to it into a zombie or monster. William Burkin (who comes out in RE2) was one of the guys behind along with his wife who mutated in a tremendous
hideous monster. Along with "T" virus Umbrella just in case of any forseen trouble was also developing a "G" virus, supposedly more deadly than "T" virus.

The Racoon City Dept (Chris RedField, Leon, Rebecca Chambers to name a couple of characters from RE1, RE2) was sent in to investigate. Well all the dept is
slaughtered with few survivors uncovering mystery that uncovers, betrayal, political corruption (in RE2 one of the police chiefs and governor/mayor was
part of the conspiracy to keep info on the virus quite). Resident Evil was a favorite for not only great graphics and sound but a high level of violence and gore and dark
humor. During last part of RE1 one of the bad guys starts to brag literally gets cut in half while bragging out how will get away with his involvement in "T" virus.

Now in this game you play as Rebecca Chambers who briefly comes out in RE2 one of the Racoon city police members and exconvict who supposedly has killed
23 people (lol) named Billy Coen.

The game starts out with a gorgeous rendered FMV in which members of Umbrella onboard a high speed train get murdered in graphic fashion by the virus and by a sinister person looking at the destruction this is also a hilarious moment. Capcom knows how to make evil characters and make great fmv movies and Resident Evil Zero has it. Now a couple of critics say the game answers questions about the series Resident Evil Series, um, no and yes. The game does answer the question of the origins of Umbrella with a new character named Dr. Marcus, but as far the characters such as the other Racoon members it doesnt really at least not from my point yet (I am virtually finished with first half of the game and starting second half on 2nd cd of the game.)

Controls : 7
If you played the other RE games, then the controls here are going be familiar with you. However, one new thing is the fact that you literally tag team
and control 2 characters at the same time (Billy and Rebecca). This is quite fun and quite a big help as the challenge in this game is by far the biggest challenge yet.

Also by doing this Capcom took a page out of the Marvel vs. Capcom games where you can double team an opponent by tag team. The basic controls are a button for running, another for checking inventory/equipping items and weapons and
checking maps/files/ and another button for shooting/aiming
your main button, you'll be blowing away lots of monsters in this game.

Resident Evil has in the past has been known to use logic puzzles and they are back here, although they are alot easier here unlike the past ones.
The monsters from past Resident Evil games are back
along with several nasty new ones:

The familiar zombies, zombie dogs, leechers, spiders, etc are back, however now you have giant insects, slime/leeches that attack you in pair and
different bosses such as a Giant Bat and Scorpion (shown in fantastic fmv).

As far the guns go, you have the familiar shotgun , magnum, handgun, grenade luncher, hunting gun, but you got a few new such as the Molotov cocktail which
is like a pipe bomb. However their is no crossbow and a couple of machine gun type weapons like in RE2 and I believe there was even a flamethrower in
a past game but it's absent here as well.

Graphics: 10

I gave the graphics a 10 because even though they are the same 2d and 3d backgrounds and monsters in past games, they just more crisp and gorgeous.
There is more detail to almost everything in the game. Since the Gamecube has the power of about a 300-400 MHZ processor they obviously squeezed out as much
juice as possible and it shows here. There is a part here where you have to go on top of the train amist pounding rain and wind and you can literally see and feel it on you. It's great. Also the fmv cutscenes are great, little more crisp than past games.

Sound: 8

Almost all the Re games have had great sound and music and this game is no exception, literally the whole game is filled with horror tunes (like a scary
haunted house which is ironic because your in a scary mansion) that get the scare the nerves out of you and in other areas start your heart pounding
to let you know that a big battle is about to begin.... Even the dubbing/translation of the voices (the Resident Evil games were Japanese and often had to be dubbed
with hilarious results) is way better. In fact, I noticed no problems here. Both the Sound and Graphics showcases the best of Capcom, seeing as this the prequel for the series, the developers obviously had large shoes to fill
and they succeeded.

Challenge 10:

Every monster both new and old and the bosses are hard, all of them even the zombies move fast and kill you quickly if enough gang up on you.
A large part to staying alive in the game is making good decisions as when confronting and killing and conserving ammo for those big bosses ahead.
There a couple of traps too thrown in for good measure,
so overall the challenge is high and if you play the game on Hard Mode (which is what I have been playing on) the challenge is tremendous.

Overall: 10

This is one of best games Ive played on the console all year, and one of the best horror titles out there. Capcom really did a tremendous job, the backlashes
and disappointment of the fans over the RE games obviously told them they had to come out with product that was worthy to be called "Resident Evil".

The game I believe is also available for PS2 and PC, but for you Gamecube owners , "Resident Evil Zero" is a must have.

Great new buddy and inventory system
by: robby17    On: 2005-02-19

This game is pretty well done actually! This is a definite addition to the series as a prequel! The game's story takes place before the first Resident Evil takes place. This time you get to witness the beginning of Umbrella's mess in the eyes of Rebecca Chambers along with Billy Coehn. What's unique about this over the first series however is the "Buddy System" and the "inventory"!

The buddy system works just fine and it is pretty fun to fight along side with your partner. One thing I noticed though is that to easily get a zombie off of you "WITHOUT" taking damage is to have your partner shoot them off of you! That's just one example on how working with your buddy is essential when solving puzzles, playing on hard mode, and especially the bonus game you get after beating the game! Loading times aren't too bad when switching from one character to another even if they're in another room. Gamecube is really a powerful system to innitiate short loading times!

The inventory is pretty neat too! Not much of a huge change but you get drop unwanted items anywhere in the game! What's good about that is that you don't have to go back to a storage box like in the other Resident Evil games! Your map will locate the exact spot on where you left the items! It works really well in the game plus with the new "Buddy System", it's essential to do such action.

Great game, great new buddy system, inventory works well, almost flawless. I just wish the ending shows more things but you should see for yourself. The bosses are pretty cool but too bad some of them are a little too easy for their appearance! Pre-rendered graphics works exactly like the remake of Resident Evil 1 and it's still breathtakingly stunning! Controls is just like all the other Resident Evils with the exception of Resident Evil 4 and it's still the same! Nothing wrong with it at all! If you played all the other Resident Evil series before 4, then you should be used to it by now and for me, the controls are flawless! Try not to compare this over Resident Evil 4 or you may not enjoy this at all! This game should be judged by it's quality and is however an instant classic! Great game, worth buying!
Maybe fun if it was your first time playing a resident evil
by: cubscoutgenocide    On: 2005-01-15

Like the headline says, but the fact that I have been playing this story for over 8 years now makes this a waste of time. I turned it off after an hour. Enough said. Buy Resident Evil 4, its the best one since the Original. Maybe the best of all.
Resident Evil Zero isn't scary...
by: mdizzog    On: 2005-01-03

Instead of reviewing every aspect of the game or the controls, like many other people are doing, I am just going to review how scary this game is.

After just playing Resident Evil Outbreak and being let down, I decided to try this one out. It isn't scary in the least. There were some parts that seemed creepy, like those weird zombies that explode, but that is about it. There are some jump moments, but they are poorly done. I didn't jump because frankly I thought they were a little retarded. Certain zombies will pop out of places, and they will do it really fast, which is just stupid. How did that zombie just learn to move 8 million times faster? Then you get to meet those weird bug like creatures that are just plain stupid.

The game feels good for the most part, if you go into it expecting little to no scares. I just go in and kill mostly everything with my shotgun, which is fun. As for puzzles... Unlike Resident Evil 2, this one seems to be a little more straight-forward. If you pick up a key, expect to use that key very soon. If you find some sort of weird device, go use that immediately. The switching system is relatively flawless. The only gripe with that is, you can either choose to have your partner waste bullets, or hold their fire. For some reason, they love shooting crows and such. But other than that, I'd say the game is fine.

Pretty Good-
by: one_of_the_undead_zombies    On: 2005-01-01

This game is really fun. The controls are pretty weird, but once you have played the game for a while, you get them down. But occasionally you get into a tight corner and you have to fiddle around with your joystick to get out. The graphics are phenominal, your characters look really awesome. The dialoge can be a little cheesy at times. This game is a really good time, and is pretty scary too. I cant wate for Resident Evil 4!

Resident Evil Zero is pure evil...and pure dissapointment
by: wwwkabobeater69    On: 2004-12-28

Resident Evil Zero is yet another sequal to the Resident Evil series on the Nintendo Gamecube. The tricky thing is...This is acctually a Prequal. The game shows how this whole Zombie incident happened. How the Stars Members met there fait and thus the nightmarish adventure of Chris and Jill. In this though our hero's are Rebecka Chambers and Bill Coehn. Both are likable just like Chris and Jill. The game has a simple Plot which I won't get into but I must say this is a great game but also a huge disapointment.

The games biggest aspect was the story! Alot of people wanted a really good, decent god honest truth on how this alstarted. Well it really doesn't expect that this was more of a side story then the real thing. The game gives you somethings like who did all those things in the Mansion in RE1 and some other plots but ultimatley there is just so many plot holes in the game. The game had an ok story but I wish you could have more simpathy for Rebecca and Billy, which you do, but they don't show as much emotion as what Jill and Chris go through. The game does feel like a side story then a real pure prequal/sequal. The game also features some good twists which keeps you playing on and on but not good enough! The game features some RE1 characters like Weskers and Enrico and some more characters that didn't have enough spot light in RE1 or RE0 either! I mean it's a prequal you're suppose to show things before what happend man! Like I said before..there is too much things left out. Now that I got that out of the way..

The gameplay is pretty solid like the rest of RE games and this one is no different. The game is pretty good just as good as the Remake and has some really cool creatures that are not seen in any other RE game. The Crimzin heads are gone but that doesn't take away the feel or fright you get from this game. The game scores big time on music and I really loved the music in this game, especially the parts were you're in the saving room. The game has some really memorable music and is one of my favorites in anygame other then Zelda Oot.

Other then Music and gameplay the visuals in this game are abosolutley incredible and amazing. One of the most memerable parts in the RE series is the Train scenario in RE0 which is absolutley amazing. The graphics and background of the train station is just sooooo realistic. The visuals score big time and are just as good if not better then the visuals on the Remake. The zombies look even more realistic in RE0 then in REmake. Simply...The graphics in this game are awesome and one of the best in the gamecube. The weapons look just as good as the characters and I must say the character models for both Rebecca and Billy look incredible. The visuals in this game Get a * just...Awesome..

The new Zapping system is really great too. It's a great addition to the RE series. You can switch between partners to do puzzles and switch ammo, Guns and medicene. The Zap system is a really fun to but do no think your characters will always be together NO-HO this game will have you fighting for your some parts in the game and that's another thing that I loved about RE0 is that when the two main characters are back together you'll feel the game. It's truly a great edition in the game.

-Great gameplay and tons of exploring
-The new zapping system is awesome
-The games story will keep few on the verge of playing all night to say how it all ends...don't!
-The game has amazing visuals and one of the best on the gamecube
-Switching guns, ammo ect makes it tricky but fun.
-lots and lots of Puzzles to solve once aint it?..

-More like a side story then the real thing
-some will be dissapointed on how this game ends..overall I mean.
-The game can get annoying with the switching and zapping..

The ugly
-The last boss.eheheh

Resident Evil had the chance to reveal everything and be one of the best RE ever but it fails...badly! It's a great game but a huge dissapointment at the same time. The game has amazing visuals, great gameplay, lots and lots memerable moments, great music, lots of cool boss battles and nice Puzzles added to it. Besides the whole Zapping system and everything I mention the game should have revealed more.....This seemed like a big side story then a REAL DEAL prequal/sequal...Overall this game is great and...of course..a disspointment and I give it a..

4.3 out of 5 stars..

Addictive and clever, easier too.
by: gator_macready    On: 2004-12-08

I loved the first RE game on the Gamecube. The graphics, the sound, the ambience were all top-notch. Never before (with the exceptions of the Myst games on the PC) had I been so totally immersed in the atmosphere of a video game before. RE was thrilling and frightening.

All of that returns in Resident Evil Zero, a prequel about the events leading up to the T-Virus outbreak in the Umbrella Mansion in the Arklay Mountains. There are a few differences though.

This time around you are in control of 2 characters. One is Rebbeca Chambers, the medic girl from RE. And the other is Billy Cowen, an escaped convict who teams up with Rebecca when they meet on an abandoned train.

Together they take on Zombies and giant insects as they try to figure out what has happened in the Umbrella training facility. It's a lot easier than the first one. Though there are far more enemies to blow away, there are way more bullets. So you don't have to be so careful about reserving ammo. The Crimson Heads are also gone (thankfully) so when a zombie is dead it stays dead. And lets be honest, those Crimson Heads were terrifying.

Originally this game was made for the Nintendo 64 but was never released so they just remade it for the Gamecube. I wise choice as the game fully shows off what the Gamecube is capable of. RE Zero is full of ominous camera angles, dingy locations and a dark atmosphere extending all the way down to the tiniest detail. Though I did particularly like the bright and somber (?) ending.

Complete this game quick enough and you'll unlock a bonus game called Leech Hunter in which Rebecca and Billy (now in different clothing) can run around the training facility blasting at things. It's just for fun but it's still quite cool.

If you're a fan of RE 1 then RE Zero is a must have. Not quite as good but still a damn cool game!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-11-07

This is one of my favorite games that I have ever played. It has great graphics. Great graphics also makes it very gruesome. You can shoot zombie's head off and walk in their puddles of blood and see the blood fly everywhere. You can also see your reflection in mirrors. I don't find it all that scary. It is a little bit frustrating at some times because it is unbelievably hard, like all in the series. All in all it is a masterpeice. Woohoo Capcom. Can't wait for Resident Evil 4!
by:    On: 2004-10-19

Resident Evil. The Beginning.
by: zombiefan1212    On: 2004-10-17

I was very excited when this game came out. I'd been waiting for an all new Resident Evil game to come out for I while, and could not wait.

The first thing I noticed right away was the graphics. Not as good as that of the remake of Resident Evil on the Gamecube, but still very realistic.

They were trying to do something new and interesting, but instead they just caused irritation. In this game, the player can switch between controlling Rebecca Chambers or Billy. Because of this, puzzles become more irritating and time consuming than usual. It also creates less fear, knowing that another guy is watching your back.

The story is the best part about the game. It gets into the past. Before the incident in the mansion. Revealing that Wesker was infected with the virus before he went into the mansion. Revealing that Dr. James Marcus was actually the man who began work on the G-virus, and not William Birkin (the monster in Resident Evil 2) who does not look a thing like the William Birkin from Resident Evil 2.

However, like both of the new Resident Evil games on Gamecube, this lacks the monster that chases you around the whole game and gets bigger everytime. Resident Evil 2 had William Birkin and T-002. Resident Evil 3 had Nemesis. They need to bring monsters those like those guys back.

Overall, this is a fun and entertaining game. A good installment for the Resident Evil series.
Resident Evil 0
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-09-16

First of all before you buy this game get a memory card for Gamcube. This game is really fun, hard puzzles, shotguns, magums, MP5's, grenade launchers, and many more guns can be added into your arsenal of your two character. Why is there durablility from a video game; I'm not going to throw it off a 5 story building. And people who play this game are out of school or almost out of school. We'll I'm only 12 and a half, but I'm into shoting creatures that question the worlds being. And the hard puzzles teach the mine to be sharp and alert. And also it's pretty scary and suspense full having a zombie come out of freezer. Over all get this game!!!!

A great but ultimately tremendously annoying game
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-30

I wanted to love this game. I wanted this game to be my favorite Game Cube game of. All. Time. All thru disc one Resident Evil Zero rolled smoothly, if you call the usual - i.e. poor puzzles and annoying game controls - smoothly. The graphics are top notch and, after seeing the E3 demo for Resident Evil 4, I'd have to say 0 is on par, and that is simply phenomenal. The level of detail is amazing. The sounds are so real and the rumble is used so expertly you will find yourself jumping and screaming and generally feeling like you're in a cinema, or better yet, a haunted mansion!

At first the controls are sketchy and you'll have a hard time adjusting, but after an hour you will be well on your way to smooth gameplay. Switching between Billy and Rebecca, which I initially thought would be annoying, turned out to be really fun and brought a new spin to the classic game.

Why three stars? Hints of future trouble started when I realized how much backtracking I would need to do, combing through the mansion for literally hours before I could find an item I had dropped and needed, or a door I had forgotten how to get to. Honestly, if you don't have the players guide open at your side, you will forget something, and you will spend hours looking for an item you didn't think you'd need anymore!

That's really, really not fun at all.

I mean, we're talking hours, folks. It doesn't help that the text is deliberately vague - 'you don't /seem/ to need this item anymore. Throw it away?'. Good grief! No!

You really need to work out strategies in the beginning of the game for the placement of your items. Remember where you put everything, and make sure you can get to it!

The second fault - the puzzles are dumb! Most of them are foolishly easy but so poorly designed they will take you ages to complete. Trust me, though, the answer is right under your nose.

Don't buy the game. Rent it. Save up for Resident Evil 4 - it's coming out soon. All that said, it is really, really fun - most of the time. I'm telling you you'll be peeing your pants with fright and sweating with anxiety and marveling out how the makers of Resident Evil used, hard-ware wise, the Gamecube to its utmost potential. But you don't need to play the second disk or even play for more than a week to get your fill of that.

Personally, I'm waiting for The Legend of Zelda Reborn. The graphics I'm sure won't be so amazing as RE0, but the gameplay will be leagues above. But then, what were you expecting? The Resident Evil games are infamous for making the same mistakes over and over...
Back to the roots, in every way.
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-24

Resident Evil 0 is the first in a now long line of Resident Evil games, to truly capture the tense atmosphere, puzzle methods and the adrenalin rush from being either scared, or having to beat the clock. This is something that hasn't been achieved since the release of Resident Evil on Saturn and Playstation, as R.E. 2 felt too much like a toy when played (the main characters were also color coded). It was a shame really, as Capcom had put an effort into expanding the story in a perfectly linking way. It was pretty much the same with R.E. 3, however, this game was used as an excuse to finish of the series originally I believe.

That was, until Code Veronica came over the horizon, it felt like Resident Evil, it played like Resident Evil, and it looked the part, however, it's story was the major let down here. Even though Umbrella is mentioned and owns the island, it added more to the Resident Evil storyline that required external information such as Wesker's Report and this game, to fully answer.

Yet, Resident Evil Zero has finally achieved what they have been trying to re-grasp again since the Saturn's dark and detailed version of the first game was released. The world is perfectly designed, with lighting and shadows making it seem incredibly realistic, a signature of the level design in Resident Evil.
The graphics are a dream to witness, I have actually been frightened the most while just staring at the rooms detail, and to find a giant cockroach suddenly try and jump on my head - 'stare, smile, scream, replace underwear, repeat'.
The sound is absolutely perfect, the music that is played has been chosen to fit the scenario your currently in and it works perfectly, sounds effects are incredibly good, and the voice acting has finally reached a stage of decency, that makes it even MORE of a pleasure to play.
Since I haven't really played Resident Evil since the mistakes of the past (i.e. 2, 3 and CV), my grasp of the controls has diminished, however, this game has fine tuned controls, that make learning them easy and simple. People who expect to be able to run in, clear a room of zombies and go on, will have difficulty, but that's because the controls aren't meant for such actions, and if you wanted different controls, then the set camera angles would probably have to be replaced with a chase cam, and so, losing the wonderfully detailed backgrounds thanks to a jump from 2D to 3D. The detail of the backdrops reminded me why I got the first game for the Saturn instead of the Playstation, I just love the fact that EVERYTHING is included, right down to dust particles.

Basically, this is what Resident Evil is all about, which is probably why Resident Evil 4 uses a whole new style of game engine, the remake of Resident Evil 1, and this prequel, have achieved the up most potential that the current game style can and could achieve. This game has everything I felt was missing from RE2 and RE3, i.e. the fights and scares, as well as the real dark and horrifying locations, and what was missing from RE:CV, which is the workable and understandable story, which flows into the Resident Evil universe.

In closing, I seriously doubt Capcom could beat this and the Resident Evil 1 remake, and so, I await Resident Evil 4, with it's new storyline and gameplay.
resident evil 0
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-16

I didn't get this at toy rus but I think it's pretty cool.If your under 17 and are aloud to play m rated games you'll find something to like here later
whats next resident evil1?
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-06

this is a realy good s/h game if your a fan of resident evil you will like this 4/5 stars
5/5 GREAT GAME !!!!!!!
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-07-02

Im new to the RE games, but as soon as i popped the cd into my gamecube i got hooked. The graphics are NOTHING like the graphics on other gamecube games, which was one reason why i liked this game so much. The game has a great storyline, lots of puzzles, and theres lots of strategy involved. Its also alot of fun when u beat the game and unlock the secret weapons (like a magnum revolver) which pop a zombies head off everytime. If your looking to start getting into RE games, get this. Ive already preordered resident evil 1, and cant wait to get it.
Ok at best
by: simsimlover2005    On: 2004-06-29

Maybe its me but the game lacks the fun that it should have. At first the game is a bit exciting and a little scary than in the middle it gets a little better. However, it goes downhill from there . I reccomend to only rent the game and see the Resident Evil movie because this is jus ok at best.
Resident Evil Zero: Pros/Cons
by: bkp_thering26    On: 2004-06-28

The music and graphics are great in this game, but there is one MAJOR problem: The controls stink! It is really hard to walk because the direction you need to hold the control stick always changes. Also, what really annoys me his how you can't turn the camera. Aiming the gun is difficult, too. But the graphics and music rule! I have to admit they did a really good job on that. If you're a fan of the seires, you'll like this because it is a prequel and it has a great story. But it didn't really work for me.
The root of all evil is still fun
by: jmpg    On: 2004-06-26

After several years of encountering zombies, there's no doubt, the Resident Evil series has definitely aged. When Capcom signed an exclusive deal with Nintendo to bring the series to the GameCube, it still brought little hope to the already tired RE formula. After the impressive Resident Evil remake, Resident Evil Zero was finally released. Gamers had to wait nearly four years for the game to come out, due to the jump from the N64. However, the results are still exceptional. While its been argued that RE0 is still flawed and failed to offer anything drastically new to the Resident Evil saga, it is still very much fun nonetheless.

The game follows the events one day prior to those that took place during the mansion incident, when the Bravo Team was ultimately wiped out. One of its survivors, Rebecca Chambers, meets up with Billy Coen, an escaped convict. The story attempts to explain who established Umbrella and the origins of the T-Virus. While gamers were disappointed to know that it produced more questions than answers, RE0's story is more interesting than the RE remake. Also, the relationship between Rebecca and Billy is the most realistic in the entire series. Graphics-wise, its a masterpiece. Wine bottles move flawlessly, curtains flap in the wind, and dust trails behind you. The rain and water effects are also stunning. The sound is also welcome to one's ears. Silence is often utilized to instill impending fear, while the voice-acting has improved. The music is adrenaline-inducing when suddenly attacked, and calm during moments of relief. The graphics and sound create the perfect atmosphere, with some of the best audio-visual presentations of any game thus far.

The Resident Evil series has always reinvented itself control-wise with each consecutive release, and Resident Evil Zero contains its share of unique gameplay. This time around, the magical item boxes are gone, which allows the player to drop items anywhere they please. Zero's zapping system gives you the ability to switch between characters on the fly. This inventory system will be clunky and frustrating to first-timers and even to RE veterans. It takes time getting used to. The game forces you to manage your items carefully between the two characters and make sure both remain alive. Its up to the player how to figure out puzzles using one or both characters. With Rebecca and Billy at your disposal, you can either go solo or team up on enemies, strategically saving ammo and each other. It isn't all perfect, however. At times, your computer-controlled partner may not respond to attacks accurately. Although the inventory and battle systems aren't perfectly polished, RE0 is the most innovative Resident Evil game since Nemesis.

Resident Evil 0 is the least scariest of all the RE titles and it touches on all-too familiar territory. These reasons explain why it is also one of the least appreciated games. Managing the inventory will certainly turn people off, but another run through will definitely help you become better, it will make you like the game a lot more. The game's combat system is also cumbersome, but its fresh idea offers something new to the fold. By now, the RE series has grown old and overdone. It has come to a point to where the usual RE traditions have become too predictable, and the tried-and-true gameplay is just routine now. Even though Resident Evil 0 was not exactly the breakthrough title gamers and RE enthusiasts hoped it would be, it is not a bad game by any means. Avoid comparing it to other RE titles and simply enjoy what the game has to offer. Even after several years of the same zombie killing and puzzle solving, this Evil outing may still offer a night of fun.

One of the best...
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-06-17

This game blew me away. Everything from the first step on the train, to the final battle. As I deeply admired the graphics, which are equal to the REmake, I noticed every blade of grass twitching to the fluid movement of the Hunters (THE Hunters from RE1). The audio is awesome! the soundtrack fitted the game well, and creeps you to the core. The Control system allows you to control Billy Cohen and Rebecca Chambers, and you can fight as one team, instead of individuals. This explains the origins of Umbrella and the T-Virus.
This game is one of the best buys you can get.
Another great addition to the Resident Evil series
by: hockey6498    On: 2004-06-02

I got this game a while ago when it first came out. Back then I had just started getting into the Resident Evil series and was working on completing the remake (also called rebirth) of the original. Lets break down the game...

Graphics: 10/10

The graphics in this game are truly amazing. In no other game have I seen such fluid character movement and attention to detail. The FMV's look absolutely stunning. Particle effects are also extremely well done, as in the remake. My absolute favorite video in the game is toward the end when you release the water from a dam. The water just looks incredibly good. The train is a really short part of the game, and sooner or later you'll find yourself at the Umbrella training facility. This place looks strikingly similar to the mansion of the remake. It doesn't take long to find out it's not at all like the mansion though. For starters, the place is absolutely huge. No wonder most of the game will be played here.

Gameplay: 10/10

Many people argue that the Resident Evil series has the worst gameplay. In many ways, this flawed gameplay is what makes the game so scary. People complain because they can't see around corners. You're not supposed to know what will be around the corners. That's the whole point of the game. This game plays very similar to the remake, as well as any other game in the series thus far. Since the backgrounds are 2D, there is an incredible ammount of detail in them. People tend to complain that movement is hard in these games, but if you spend 20 minutes with the game you should have it down no problem. The character switching is well done. The non-player character lacks a little on the AI side though, usually not shooting until you do or even not at all. You can control if the character comes along with you, so you don't have to worry about them dying in a dangerous location (they can take care of themselves). I found this game to be far more challenging than the remake was, mostly because of the lack of ammo. However, after unlocking and beating the minigame, the game became much easier (thank you infinite ammo). There are also new enemies, which is really nice to see.

Story: 10/10

Another excellent storyline in the series. It puts a few twists on the series without changing what we already know. You find out, in a fancy FMV, how the virus was initially created and why there are so many damn leeches. Fans of RE2 and RE Outbreak will recognize the Umbrella lab area totally remade, in all its fantastic glory, except the designers have added much more to the level. There's a whole 9 floors of fun right there (don't worry, it goes by fast).

Sound: 10/10

Another excellent soundtrack, when there is sound. Afterall, its the lack of sound that creates that creepy atmosphere.

Puzzles: 8/10

I didn't like the puzzles as much in this game. There were the usual ones we can expect from the series, but there were also a few annoying ones. More specifically, the animal puzzle. I'll just let you see that for yourself.

Weapons: 9/10

Of course there are the classic weapons from the RE series here, but its nice to see a few additions and modifications. The rocket launcher in this game actually blows the zombies head off, unlike in the remake. You actually get and use the magnum during normal gameplay, unlike the remake where you had to solve an optional puzzle. Submachine gun is a nice addition as well. The only thing I didn't like was how little ammo you actually recieve. By the end of the game on my first time through the game I met the last boss with nothing but a hand gun. Its a good thing the defeation of that boss is based on time, followed by a cool ending video, or I would've had to restart the game.

Minigame: 7/10

Its nice that you can unlock the minigame after beating the game once. Then you can beat the minigame and can get unlimited ammo, then run through the game in under 3:30 and get the good weapons. The only thing is that the minigame is hard. There are 100 leeches around the training facility that you have to pick up. There is no time limit, but there are an abundance of enemies in your way (that start coming back between 90 and 95 leeches). Add that to fairly limited ammo and hard to see leeches and you get a pretty hard game. I'm talking the kind of game where its not unlikely to see 2-3 hunters in a tight hallway, or even 5 in one room. The game itself can take as long as playing through the normal game, except you can't save. It will probably take 2 or 3 tries to find the best way through the minigame. It's well worth it though to get the infinite ammo. It makes the main game so much easier (and more enjoyable) and it helps when you want to get the special weapons.

Overall: 10/10

Another extremely well done addition to the Resident Evil series. Way to go Capcom. It's a must have for any fan of the series, and a great introduction to the series if you're new to the game, although I prefer going through the remake first. If you play the games in the order of 1 then 0 you will be in for a few more surprises than playing 0 first.

by: laurel605    On: 2004-05-19

Its weird. It has everthing I love about all the other Resident Evil's and more it just feels like somethings missing. Graphics - check!
Sound - Check
Character Development - check
Monsters - Check
Plot - Check
Gameplay...That was it. The partner zapping system gets annoying after awhile. It does add to the strategy and everything but it gets kind of annoying after the tenth time your partner dies. Plus no storage crates? Come on, its pretty hard carrying everything with you. And the leech zombies, hey they're awesome but they keep killing off my character without even knowing it. Plus ALOT of backtracking.
So why 4 stars after these complaints? It's *Beep* awesome after you get passed those parts. The train level is unbelievable and so are the graphics. The plot is great and the gameplay is seemingly endless.
Overall a great addition if you can over look those little mundane details. A great addition to the resident evil legacy.
What A ZERO!!!!
by: elsnake05    On: 2004-05-16

This Zero is sucha a great game!!! I love it so much because the graphics are amazing.. I have not seen such a relistic graphic b4... The gameplay is superb!!! Being able to control both characters and play as either solo or team adds up to the resident evil magnificent survival horror game franchise. I recently bought Nintendo Gamecude because of MGS: The Twin Snakes. I was also a Resident Evil PS2 fan... Having finished Resident 2, 3 and Code Veronica, why not give Zero a try and I was rightand indeed happy and satisfied. My money well worth spent on such a fantastic game. I am therefore looking forward for Resident Evil 4 this fall......2004
by:    On: 2004-04-24

This is the best Resident Evil game I played and beaten for that matter. I rented it a long time ago at christmas and was completly blown away by the awesome graphics and sweet gameplay. I had to buy it!! The story takes place before the mansion incident when the Bravo team first crashed in their helicopter. The characters are awesome and the cinematic movies are so cool. If you play it tell the end be ready for a awesome movie. You have got to get this game.
by: slipkdoors    On: 2004-04-02

This game was awesome... and extremely life like... One of the best from the resident evil series. The only problem with it really is i would sometimes get confused with what character i was playing, and who had what. Other than that the monsters were cool and the whole concept was excellent. A great game, once again, from Capcom... Keep up the good work guys... :)
Not the best resident evil
by: Anonymous    On: 2004-03-28

This game is o.k. but there are stupid characters, a stupid show off guy, and a little girlscout! That dosn't sound like the S.T.A.R. team at all! Jill and Chris are cooloer people. This game is also major difficult, unless you are good at theese kind of games. Dead aim and Resident evil 3 are the best ones so use your money on those. I am not saying this game is bad it's a really good game just not the best.
by: history_dude    On: 2004-03-15

Resident Evil 0 is essentially the missing link in the resident evil plot. It fills us in on what happened before the mansion incident. Without this game, your knowledge of Resident Evil will be limited at best. If you pride yourself on keeping up with the story of RE, then you must buy this game. The graphics are also great, and overall the game is a great buy !!! The humanoid leeches (you won't like them) will have you jumpy and anxious about turning any corner, or staying in one area too long. The monkies also will be tough (you won't like them either). But if you keep your wits about you, and stock up on ammo you may make it out alive. This game incorporates a two character system where you can switch between the two at will and the other will accompany the one you are playing as, or the other can stay behind which comes in handy when completing certain puzzles. Overall this is a great buy.
A breath of fresh air
by: jshortest    On: 2004-03-13

Wow thats an easy way to describe this game because it brings a breath of fresh air into the Re series. Not only does it have mind blowing graphics like the Re:Remake it has a new system with items instead of the box you can drop it anywhere! This is a great idea and more realistic then the teleporting boxes. While the game makes it weird to think it happened before RE because of Rebbecca going through all of it and then being a scared kid in Re. It is a game everyone should own or at least play through with a friends copy.
One of the best Gamecube games yet!!!!!!!
by: jbrockfan    On: 2004-03-08

This is worthy of the Resident Evill name!!! with superb graphics, controls, gameplay, and fun factor this the best Resident Evil right now, but it won't be for long!!! Resident Evil 4 is going to be one of the best looking games ever and instead of zombies, real people with weopons like pitch forks, chainsaws, and other sharp objects will try to kill you witch will make it a truely scary experience!!!!! This game will keep you busy until Resident Evil 4 comes out sometime this Winter!!!!
Before the mansion incedent....EVIL IS BORN
by: kabobeater69    On: 2004-02-19

RE0 is by far the best lookin re to date. The graphics are fantastic. JUST PLAY TRAIN MISSION AND YOULL SEE WHAT I MEAN.

The story was very amusing. A rookie cop who partners up with a cuvitctid criminal sounds pretty interisting. The zombies look awsome but not as real as the remake. It goes to show you that gamecube is not a kiddie system and should be taken seriously.
That sad trueth is it is suppose to show you what happend before the mansion incedint but not that much shows you an indethp look at what happend before it. It really didnt tell you that much except about a back look at the leech quenn( he is a dude if you didn't know) But over all it is awsome. I got this game when it first came out. oct,02, sadly i shoulda waited till it turned in to a 19.99 game but still is is awsome. I recomend the remake the most.....You will not be dissapointed if you play the remake. Billy coehen is my most favorite re character ever made

They should use him for a movie. I really enjoyed the fact that he has handcuffs on him through out the entire game. that was cool. THE most realistic part of the game would have to be the train station level.

will at least give this game a try....well cya gamas.

I am officer Rebecca Chambers to you
by: psyche_io    On: 2004-01-23

Let me start out by saying that I am not a fan of Resident Evil, however since I have a penchant to be scared, I thought Resident Evil series would be a good choice to start. I have completed both Resident Evil (the remake) and Resident Evil 0 and they both have surpassed my expectations. Similar to the remake, the graphics for Resident Evil 0 are superbly done. Probably using the same techinques and technology, it is able to bring the environment to live, from an arm of a corpse that swing from side to side, to objects that move due to the movement of the traing, to rapid flowing of water, everything looks fantastic as if you are watching a movie. I have not yet played a game that pays so much attention to such fine and relistic details as the first two installment of Resident Evil. The sounds and music in Resident Evil 0 are fantastic. It produce an eerie, unnerving, and chilling effects on the player. Sometimes, it will send chills down your spine.
Of course, this game does not come without its flaws. If you have read any review on Resident Evil, you will probably have heard its infamous controller system and not so amiable camera angle effect. I readily admit when the first time I played Resident Evil, I was horrified of the controller system and some of the camera angle position. Controlling a character is like controlling a tank, you cannot always aim it right. It is ok when you are facing a slow moving zombie but when facing a more agile foe, and you need to move your character out of harms way, it can prove frustrating at times.
As for the angle effects, well, walking into a room, hearing zombie moans and groans and not knowing how far or near it is from you can sometimes get on your nerve. However, play an hour or two into the game and you should get use to it, and the flaws will become more manageabe.
Resident Evil 0 gameplay is fun and enjoyable. You get to controll both characters (the cute and very adorable Rebecca Chambers and the rugged and handsome Billy Cohen) simultaneously. Your mission: investigate the train, the mansion, etc, solve puzzles, and survive the horrids that will befall you. Because both characters possess different abilities and skills, you will get to decide who will do what. As you get the feel from both characters, you will notice that there is a discrepancy in strength between the two characters. Rebecca is much weaker than Billy. However, that does not mean Rebecca is a dud and relegate to carrying items. You can win playing Rebecca as primary character, you just need to be extra carefull not to get her too close to harms way.
Another aspect of this game that is different from the remake is the lack of the item box. You are now allow to drop a limited number of items in any one area. Even though the drop-anywhere sounds great, but it is not as useful as first sounds. The lack of item box means you will do more back-tracking than before, especially when you don't know what is up next. With each character allows only six slots and the shotgun or grenade launcher taking up two slots each, you are reduced to carry the bare minimum.
With all things say, for better or for worst, the total sum of Resident Evil 0 is an exceptional achievement in every aspect of game play.
Scary & Fun - after the kids go to bed
by: chrisblake    On: 2004-01-06

Let me preface this review with a disclaimer: I never bought a "Dreamcast", played the arcade version, or saw the movie. In fact this was the first Resident Evil game I've played. So I'm not an expert in the Resident Evil world. That being said, I enjoyed playing Resident Evil Zero a lot. As others have mentioned, the graphics are awesome. Shadowed and detailed. I found the music appropriate. It's much scarier when all you hear are distant moans from zombies or water dripping.

I liked the availability of weapons and ammo, though I never found a use for the knifes that keep showing up early. Not usable as a weapon.

The puzzles had me stumped at places, but I eventually solved them. The two-player control wasn't bad and I got used to the awkward joystick control of the player movement after about an hour.

The inventory management problem wasn't an issue with me. Sure, it did make you backtrack to get important items you'd left behind. But if you ran back, rather than walked back, it went quickly enough. I can see how some players would rather be able to just carry an infinite amount of baggage and be able to plow ahead without stopping, blowing away whatever you encounter. But to me that would get pretty boring. You wouldn't have to make any choices, like whether to take the Magnum, that only takes up 1 block, or the grenade launcher, which takes up 2. To me that is part of the puzzle, what objects to take along and what to leave behind.

There was a storyline, of sorts. But not being familiar with the RE world, it didn't make a lot of sense to me. It referred a lot to people I never knew about and showed movie clips of people I never ran into.

The only gripe I had was a lack of roaming monsters. Noone ever followed you if you left a room and once you got to an puzzle impass (blown away all the bad guys, but haven't figured out how to get through to the next area), you never ran into any more bad guys. It would be more fun if bad guys would continue to pop up every so often while I tried to figure out the puzzle. You could stand in the lobby of the mansion all day, and no monster would come attack you and noone would come by and swipe anything you left on the floor.

But these are minor gripes. Resident Evil Zero is a lot of fun and keeps you on your toes. I was kind of sad to get to the end. It comes on two disks, and the first disk seems a lot longer than the second. But the two together give you many hours of fun.

A Flawed Prequel
by:    On: 2004-01-01

I am a big fan of Resident Evil. It was the reason I bought a PS2 (for RE2), and even the reason I bought a DreamCast (RE:CV). Heck, I almost bought a GameCube just to play RE0 and RE1, but luckily I was able to borrow one instead (seeing as these are the only games on the system I feel are worth playing). That said, RE0 has a number of flaws.

The biggest, most obvious problem is the inventory. For some reason player inventory is limited to six slots (which is cramped and ridiculous). I never found an item bag, which is usually a staple in RE games, so I was never able to expand my slots.

The limited inventory is further accentuated by the bizarre absence of item boxes. These were also an RE tradition which made the inventory management slightly less of a nightmare. Here they are conspicuously missing. Yes you can drop items in a room, but rooms have limits on the number of items they can hold; and items do not magically teleport to be near you when you need them. So the usual RE backtracking is amplified tenfold, making the game frequently tedious.

The well-known RE knockoff, Silent Hill, had a much better approach to the inventory. Inventory was simply unlimited and you were able to carry anything you needed. Perhaps the idea in RE is realism, because I cannot imagine that anyone finds the inventory shuffling aspect to be fun. But who cares about realism for such tedious details? Frankly I'd prefer being able to carry everything with me. I suspect the real reason for not having unlimited inventory is that Capcom wants you to backtrack over their rooms to make the game longer. But it's just an irritation and frequently stops me from continuing after I die. Who wants to do all that backtracking again?

And that's another problem. There is no continue in the game! When you die you go back to the start screen, then have to navigate the load menu again and load your game. Why no continue?

Other reviewers have commented on the fact that the game isn't scary. That really is a problem - it's survival horror that only dedicated fans seem to play, yet we've seen it all before. You know if you see a guy on the floor he's going to come to life eventually. Camera angles foreshadow horror events. The formula is getting a bit stale. Perhaps Capcom could play with the lighting a little, maybe introduce a flashlight and a free-look camera?

The game's major innovation is the introduction of two-person puzzles, but at times this is also an annoyance. The lack of item boxes means you generally have to use these dumbwaiters that are everywhere (how convenient) but the big guns don't fit in them. So when you get separated you are basically forced to survive with whatever weapon you have, which frequently means dying. It's also a bit lame to have an idiotic character like Rebecca in the game. A rookie cop? What's she doing on a SWAT mission? She takes three hits to kill and doesn't have enough strength to push a crate. Yikes.

It's a very weird affair. The monsters are strange-looking but not really hard to kill (or dodge); the puzzles are elementary. The whole experience is less than satisfactory. And for people who don't know a good RE game it can be an enthusiasm killer - my girlfriend, who loves Silent Hill, got sick of RE just watching me play this one.

Overall I have to knock the game because it's just boring. Even playing the remake of RE1 wasn't this boring because I wasn't forced to backtrack quite so often (plus RE1 has the cool zombies that come back to life if you don't burn them, and zombies that burst out of doors). I recommend RE1 over RE0. RE0 is for the die-hard fans who want to solve a few more puzzles and see some more campy villains.

One of the best prequels around!
by: upstatenycapitalist    On: 2003-12-31

This game is awesome, I got a gamecube just so i could play it. It's great that you can leave items wherever you want and exchange them between characters. The switching characters part is also great. Sometimes these two features can be annoying, but most of the time, it's fun. It's also easier to kill a lot of the bosses in this game, which makes sense once you think about the storyline of all Resident Evil games. You also get to play a bonus "leech hunter" game once you win. The graphics and sound are flawless. This game is a must have!
by: jzcpkck    On: 2003-12-27

This game has graphics like I never seen before. The game play is a little difficult at first but you get used to it pretty fast. The plot is the same but with a little twist wich I like. The two character action is also very well done. The puzzles are not to hard but still makes you think. This game is scarier then the rest because of all the advance monsters popping out all the time. You have to get this game even if you are not a resident evil fan.
Another Great Job!
by: scarletaka    On: 2003-12-14

This game is my favorite Resident Evil so far. It's got beautiful graphics (okay they are scary, but hey they are supposed to be). The ability to have two characters team up was an improvement I enjoyed. I've said before in previous reviews I am less than stellar at playing video games and an edge like having a second charcter was great for me.
The story did seem a little out there if you've played previous versions simply because it is supposed to be before Resident Evil and the story just doesn't seem like it is playing that way.
However, I don't play these games for the story (don't shoot me but I don't).
I like the new drop system they have included so you don't have to worry with finding a box to put things in, but I didn't like the fact that some of the weapons take up 2 spaces and you end up not able to carry much with you. I'd have preferred being able to carry items such as first aid spray and herbs as multiple items like the bullets. It may be unrealistic, but for convienence it would be great. Especially considering the time limit on the game for bonus items. You have to finish the game within a specified length of time to get certain special items. For folks like me that don't sit down and play a game straight through you never qualify for those items.
These things don't take away from the overall experience of the game. For me this game was scary and I loved every minute of it. I'm a grown woman and this game could still scare my blood pressure into the high figures. I loved every minute of it:)

I hope that the creator of these games will get a little smarter and decide to contract to all the consoles in future instead of signing on for just one. I'd love to be able to play these games on the PS2 simply because I hate the Gamecube controller size.


A pretty good game
by: emoclarity    On: 2003-12-11

RE0 proved to be a very enjoyable game. It had:
~Beautiful CG
~Interesting gameplay with two characters that interact and work together
~A pretty decent story that goes into the origins of T-virus
~Disturbingly beautiful music and environments. They often combine to give you a real feel for the sinister and evil nature of the Umbrella Corperation.

There were some flaws though, the vexing was:

~You can tell screenplay was probably written by some Japanese geek. No offense to Japanese people. But whoever wrote the screenplay needs to become familiar with what passes for good writing in America. Characters who use poor grammer, always give a thumbs up to show their approval, or shift from one emotion to another far too quickly to be realistic, do not impress me.
~The same formulaic ending.
~Certain aspects of the environment are completely unrealistic or impractical. (This is a spoiler)For example: After obtaining the three tablets that display company's motto, they are inserted into the appropiate mechanism, and as a result, the entire tower the mechanism is housed in sinks an entire level to allow acess to a new area. Thats completely unrealistic and impractical. What evil scientist would want to go through that every time he wanted to get into his secret laboratory?

If your devout RE fan, get this game. You'll have a blast. But be prepared for some annoying inconsistencies with characters and environment.

by: phatso86    On: 2003-11-30

Resident Evil Zero did not live up to its hype. Graphic wise I think its great but gameplay can get boring at times. Some parts meay leave you stuck looking for puzzle answers instead of having some action. If you haven't played any Resident Evil game or Eternal Darkness then I suggest that you play ED first before playing RE0 just so you could appreciate a good game. - Another note, when you don't make use of bullets effieciently the game is pretty much over, while on the other hand in ED you can always use magic, swords, maces ect.
Video game or feature-film-played-with-a-joystick?
by: liminalman    On: 2003-11-29

Resident Evil, having lost it's horror edge, has striven harder to achieve a more cinematic feel. In the recent GameCube remake, this gradual metamorphosis was nearly perfected. The highly detailed pre-rendered backgrounds along with the gorgeously constructed character models and in-game cinematics combined to easily make a game that was almost more enjoyable to watch than play. Nevertheless, the transition from video game to "feature film played with a joystick" wasn't complete until now in this latest Zero chapter featuring the final appearance of the "classic gameplay" seteup of the RE franchise.

The level of detail pales in comparison to any other video game out there and I could only describe the spectacular beauty of this game as art design run amuck. Nearly everything in the game was meticulously crafted to create a totally convincing reality. If Raccoon City's dark forests and spooky mansions didn't exist in your mind already then they were imprinted indelibly hereafter. In comparing it to the remake, it's not so much that the graphics are way better as they are so much more over the top.

All this eye candy belies the fact that there isn't much of a game. A new character, Billy Coen, was added, plus a new villain (Dr. James Marcus). The magic boxes were dropped in favor of a new item dropping system which was supposed to enhance gameplay. But like all things new, it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. While I will say it's convenient it doesn't reduce the amount of backtracking you have to do ferrying items around anymore than in previous RE titles. The game itself still revolves around unlocking doors to new areas and finding hidden items to solve puzzles.

The partner zapping system also lacks in depth. The few puzzles that require two characters or a different character's attributes are all pretty obvious and would not have enhanced the game much if either character was allowed to perform all the actions in the game independently. The added character also tends to get in the way when moving around in the games innumerable cramped hallways. In combat, the partner character is more a liability than an asset because they tend to only stand in one place and shoot. As support fire against a zombie, however, Becky sometimes serves useful. Otherwise, you'll probably end up loading Billy with the guns and ammo and let him do all the dirty work.

Story-wise, we know most of the details already so what we get is more a clarification of things already told in other games than a new chapter in and of itself. Continuity-wise too, much of what is revealed in the game is actually contradictory to events in later titles or involves information that assumes prior exposure to the rest of the RE story. But the biggest problem of flow is the issue of Rebecca's personality. From Zero to One they just don't match up. This isn't that big a deal since Capcom, true to form, dodged the bullet by making Jill's game in the remake the official story anyway.

Wrapping up, it's another killer title in a killer franchise but only improves on an already well-tuned system by small steps and no major leaps or bounds. After all these years, you would hope Capcom would bring the series up to date (it's almost 2004 and the STARS are still stuck the last half of 1998!). I guess you can't blame them for wanting to stretch out the Raccoon City plotline as long as possible since creating something new would be a harder challenge in appeasing the diehard fans. I'd say this game is a true coda (not a prequel) to the series so far and is great to whet the appetite until the much anticipated release of Outbreak and RE4 next year.

My Favorite RES Game!!!
by: marcus_word    On: 2003-11-29

This game got me soo excited when I saw the ads on tv for it, and was a big reason why I bought a Gamecube! This game is the prequil to the first RES, also on the Gamecube. However this game does have a few changes. For example, you can now control two people instead of just one, like other RES games. These characters are Rebeca and Billy, a S.T.A.R.S member and a E-Convict who must team up togther if they want to escape the hellish reality of Racoon City's distruction! As you can tell the story is very interesting and deep, this is shown beutifuly in the graphics and movies in the game. Now there are three difficulty setting, GOOD MOVE CAPCOM! If you have never played a RES game, you must play the game on the normal setting before you can change it to easy or harder. So this is good for a guy like me who wants to beat the game unlock the big guns and then play and beat the game in hard mode! So if you choose to play the game on easy you will have lots more amo, more ink ribbons, and lots of herbs! The camera is fixed wich I will say killed me a few times but realy, a RES game without fixed cameras just isn't a REs game, now is it! Well I love the game and takes advantage of all the gamecubes graphics when it comes to lighting! Then there are the monsters, they range from the normal zombie, to the giant mutant frogs, my favorite thoughe would have to be leech zombies that will throb and look truley disgusting, and when you shoot it, the leeches seperate and attack and can poison you if you get any on you for to long, but your partner will probly shoot if off of you! So this game rocks go out and buy it, its not even fifty bucks, so is even good to give for christmas gifts to all your friends, even if they dont own a gamecube!!!!!
capcom rules!
by: mprovadakis    On: 2003-11-26

finally fans will see what actually happened to rebecca chambers
before the infamous mansion incident after five agonizing years
it is fianlly released

the zombies look so real it is scary
the ceberus dogs look great
the creepy music sets the chilling experience you are in for if you purchase this winner of a game
resident evil is by far the best video game series ever sorry to metal gear fans metal gear is a great series but resident evil is just alot better!

They could have called it...
by: wijoco    On: 2003-11-04

..."Resident Evil Inventory Manager" or "Resident Evil Door Hinge Tester." I spent more time exchanging items than I did killing zombies or exploring the mansion. Not particularly fun or scary. The drop-anywhere inventory system is only a slight improvement over the magical-chest system, as it requires just as much backpedaling at later stages of the game. Six items per character? PUH-LEEEEEZE! Other gripes include intentionally bad camera angles, sluggish control (it's really not a novelty anymore, Capcom!), and a first-class heist job of nearly every concept from the original RE. Pulling this exercise in frustration out of the depths of mediocrity are haunting sound effects, movie-quality voiceovers, and the best background graphics I've ever witnessed on a console. Leaves rustle, water ripples, overturned glasses roll around in the train cars, etc. Unfortunately, the lack of interactivity with most backgrounds makes you feel like a fly on someone else's Rembrandt. Saving graces aside, Capcom really needs to either overhaul the RE series or at least learn from the mistakes of RE's mad scientists and let the series die a graceful death.
Great Game From a great Series
by: beebusbeebus    On: 2003-10-25

Possibly The Best Gamecube Game yet This is A All New Chapter In The RE Saga Buy This Gamecube owners Or else Youll Miss Out On This great Gaming Expecience
nifty keen
by: Anonymous    On: 2003-08-23

Ohhh, goodness me, this game makes me giddy!!! This is quite a wonderful game, ohhh, i cant explain it, no no, but I will try. THIS IS BETTER THAN RESIDENT EVIL!!! There, i said it, now all the purists will tear me apart but i dont care, for i will be playing this game when they come, and i shall be in gaming bliss, and I wont notice their torture machines, and their tearing claws, no, I shall be to imersed in the beautiful graphics, the brilliant puzzles, and the attention to detail to even care how I go. Well, more specific. The first one was way to creepy for me, and the lack of items was annoying, but maybe I was just to used to this, cuz I played this one first. But the plot is great, but the main bad guy looks like he came out of FF, but later on he gets a bit cooler. This explains alot about the first one, which I liked, but it does leave some things hanging. But I can live with that. So the game is just scary enough to keep you freaked out, but not so scary that you dont wanna play it. The first one, after a while I didnt want to play it, but this one made me more curious than scared really. Yeah, but get this game from here or game crazy. Its not worth 50 bucks, but its worth 30 for sure. *fo shizzle dizzle wizzle tizzle*
More RE! Less Scary!
by: novasonik    On: 2003-08-20

I beat the first one and waited a while for the new Resident Evil: Zero. A thrilling prequal to the greatest series of all times. The bad thing was, it wasn't so thrilling.

In Resident Evil 0, you control as S.T.A.R.S. member Rebecca Chambers. She and the S.T.A.R.S. squad, go to investigate a car wreck inside of Raccoon Forest. They find inforamtion on Billy, who befriends Rebecca inside of a T-Virus infested train. After some not-so-scary moments, the train crashes into the basement of the Umbrella Corp. Research Center and start unlocking what happened...

Well, the cinematics are great, (BIO DR. MARCUS IS AWESOME!), the mansion, lab, and the dam are very well done. Lighting and graphics give it a very spooky feeling, but is it spooky? Nope, this game has some very unspooky things to it. In Resident Evil, zombies are popping out around corners, waiting for you in dark hallways, and running at you like a madman! In RE0, the zombies are just, there. The new 'leech' zombies are creepy cause they can strectch and look weird enough to be scary. The only thrills in it are the Queen! (Who takes home the best cinematic in all of video gameing history award) and the very 'lovely' Bio Dr. Marcus. (Who takes home the most disgusting cinematic award.) Maybe some of the scenery is spooky, but not the game.

I am sorry fans of RE, this one isn't that scary. Though it is a great great great edition to the RE series and it has been resurected twice (lol) it should be bought, go buy it. But remember, it can get disturbing! Scare you later!

good game
by: gimpy1215    On: 2003-08-07

this game must be owned it is better than any x box game ever made. if u own x box jump off your roof with x box on your back x b o x sucks
The best evil yet!
by: jbrockfan    On: 2003-07-28

Resident Evil Zero is a great game as is Resident Evil!A slight graphical improvement,Great story,great control,and gore make this one of the best games for the gamecube yet!I can't wait until RE4 finally comes out next year!
Hurray for Zombies!
by: nafysmiley    On: 2003-07-22

In survival horror games, you generally have to fight your way through hordes zombies and monsters, while trying to conserve ammo and healing items, and solving the occasional puzzle. Resident Evil 0 is no exception. It does do some things differently from the rest of the Resident Evil series, but it still follows the same basic formula.

The first, and possibly most important thing about RE 0, is that it has absolutely magnificent graphics, which are better than every video game made before it (including RE 1). That is no exaggeration. This is important because graphics go a long way towards providing the creepy atmosphere of Resident Evil, and without excellent graphics the game just wouldn't be as scary. The lighting effects in particular are amazing. The atmosphere is also helped along by excellent sound, especially the moaning of zombies, and the haunting echo of your own footsteps.

RE 0 follows the story of what happens to Rebecca and the Bravo team just days before the mansion incident which is RE 1. Rebecca is helped along in her attempts to escape the zombie hordes by a new character, Billy, an escaped prisoner accused of the murders of 23 people. The story itself is actually kind of shallow, and there was a lot less insight into the background of the RE series than expected. I still enjoyed it, mainly as a RE fan, but it could have used a little work. Also, the voice acting was kind of cheesy, but it manages to be better than other RE games.

Resident Evil 0, like all RE games, does have bad controls, but they shouldn't stop you from being able to play the game. There is auto-aim, so shooting zombies really isn't all that hard. Against tougher enemies, you usually get hurt. That is why the game is filled with healing items. Anyways, the two person team concept was pretty cool, and it added some freshness to the gameplay (although it does make the game less scary, as you aren't alone). I wouldn't want to have two people in every RE game, but it worked fine for this one. The new monsters they added were pretty cool, especially the bosses. It is worth mentioning that RE 0 lets you drop items, which is great due to the general lack of inventory space.

Comparatively, RE 0 is probably the easiest game in the series, but that does not make it easy by any stretch. For one thing, ammo management was tricky if you moved as a team, and there are just barely enough healing items for both people through most of the game (I was able to stock up by the very end). Also, one of the new monster types (stretchy-gooey zombies) were incredibly tough, unless you use Molotovs or the grenade launcher. Just to mention, except for a couple difficult puzzles, the puzzles were rather simple.

Everything considered, RE 0 seems a lot better than the sum of it's parts, so I highly recommend it, although it isn't the best in the series (RE 1 for the gamecube is a better place to start). However, if you have played other Resident Evil games, and not liked them, then RE 0 will definitely not change your mind. Resident Evil 0 takes about 8 or 9 hours to beat on the first try, and there isn't very much replay value (there is only one ending, and the stuff you unlock for beating it isn't that great), so it would be good for a rental.

A good game with a few flaws here and there.
by: arlando    On: 2003-07-22

I don't like that Capcom still hasn't fixed a few things in the RE series. The game presents a nice challenge but only because you're faced with contorlling two characters at one time rather than the standard one. A nice idea, that could easily work out fine. I had no problems with this idea, since there weren't many (if any) parts where I had to take a specific character and go to a certain point.

The game is nice, though as a prequel it reveals too much and makes the first RE game a joke. In a prequel you don't usually want to get AHEAD of the sequel. RE0 does just that with the already advanced Zombies and monsters in the game, as well as the same damn boring plot we've seen since the dawn of Resident Evil on the playstation.

As far as graphics go, this is by far the most stunning GCN game I've ever seen. Everything has a reaction and the lighting effects are spectacular!

As far as gameplay and horror go. There's nothing new in Resident Evil that could possibly be scary. In fact after RE2 all the horror was gone from the series and the only thing left were complex puzzles and intresting weapons. RE0 is no exception.

I don't usually mind repetetive gameplay in a series but for RE I had to make an exception. Every RE game is the same, more or less. You play as a boy or girl (both in this sense and Code Veronica). However, RE still has some shocking plotwists. I also don't like the fact that nothing new has really happened in the world of RE. It's a nice "Formula" but the fact that every RE game ends in about the same fashion makes the games predictable.

Also, the same bad controls are still there and your inventory space is still hard to manage. This time you must deal with both characters having six slots. Six slots as opposed to the normal eight really brings your item management to a new level.

Also, each character has their own abilities which I hate. For example, Rebecca can mix herbs. Now if you try to make Billy mix herbs it just won't work! No matter how hard you try. This becomes annoying.

It's about the same old same old. There is nothing new about RE anymore and that makes the plot very predictable. Get RE0 but then trade it. Some secrets are around but the game isn't worth the replay.

by: wpenos    On: 2003-07-21

this game is very, very bad. first hting, it is very slow, and very boring. I loved the first one for gamecube. The story was better, and they're zombies. In this game, you'll find a lot more giant bugs and insects than zombies. So, if you grew up watching dawn and day of the dead, and are a person who plays a game for zombies, do not buy this game. They'res giant bugs like a 50 foot high caterpillar, and a 50 foot long scorpion.; I HATE this game. Where in the world would there be a giant caterpillar in a mansion? Final thoughts: Boring, slow, STUPID. IF YOU ALREADY HAVE THE FIRST ONE, GET EITHER RESIDENT EVIL 22 OR 3 FOR GAMECUBE, or if you dont have the first, get the first. its awesome. RE1 makes this game look like animal crossing.
Mediocre at best
by: xxlogan1533    On: 2003-07-11

After playing this game, I was left with the feeling that they are running out of ideas. The fact that you are forced to control two characters is innovative, and at the same time detracts from the Resident Evil experience, because you are no longer alone, which is part of what made previous titles in the series so scary. All around it's just an uncreative game. They attempted to make up for lack of good puzzles by throwing tons of enemies at you, which you of course don't have enough ammo to kill them all, so you're going to take a lot of damage. Rent this one at the most.
boring...slow: CUTSCREENS galore!!!
by: wdnulik2no    On: 2003-06-17

I see a lot of 4 and 5 star reviews on this game. I dont know maybe there playing another game because from what I see from this game is not at all impressive. While the concept and graphics of the game is good, the control of this game is where it falls way WAY short. Controlling your characters is a task in itself and are too cumbersome, simply walking/running in narrow areas can get frustrating, I won't even going into aiming to kill birds that fly off the screen only to come back and attack you from the entirely other direction. I don't know if this was done intentially to make the game harder than it really is, but it works!! On top of that the characters seem slow to respond to your actions, when your trying to pick something up, you have to press the button and wait to see if it responds, you press the shoot button, and your characters just stand there while getting attacked, when your attcked by something an get pushed to the previous screen, you can still be attacked even though you can't see where it is so you can shoot it. Top this off with barely enough ammo to kill the cheesy zombies that grab you and take 7 shots to kill with the pistol. I'm sure the controls take some getting used to, but this game is just too boring to want to learn the controls. The game it self moves entirely too slow and it littered with too many useless and corny cut screens. Cut screens when you pick up something, cut screens when you walk up or down stairs, cut screens when you climb a ladder, cut screens when you open a door, cut screen when you switch character controls. And if the game wasn't already SLOW enough, text goes across the screen slooowly and there is no way to make it go faster. "A..R..E.T..H..E.......F..A..I..N..T......S..O..U..N..D..S......O..F.........F..O..O..T..S..T..E..P..S.....T..H..O..S..E.....O..F.....S..U..R..V..I..V..O..R..S.?" is NOT something I want to sit through EVERY SINGLE time I load a game.

I'm so glad I didn't pay full price for this game....If this game had fewer cut screens was more faster paced and most importantly, had controls like Xbox's Splinter cell, then maybe this would be a very good game. But as it stands, my second GameCube game is a waste of my time and money. I guess I was spoiled by my Xbox's splinter cell and even my game cube's Metroid Prime. And to think I thought splinter cell was cumbersome when I first played it. HA! Don't waste your money unless you absolutely LOVE the resident evil series.
Ahead of its time
by: Anonymous    On: 2003-06-14

All I want to say about Resident Evil Zero, is that it has graphics WAY, WAY ahead of its time! They're so realistic, picture perfect, and they have real lighting effects that makes the jaw drop to the floor. Amazing graphics, great story (A+ for that), and very much scariness (the games so scary, you'll have nightmares), and is so amazing you'll want to yell to the world saying "this is the most amazing game EVER!
One of the best...
by: uber_gamer    On: 2003-06-11

This is a great game. Buy it. Read no further.

Ok so you kept reading, want to know why it is great huh? Well the reason this game owns, is that it features Bravo team member Rebecca Chambers. Not to mention perhaps the best male lead since Leon Kennedy, Billy Cohen. Billy is a tatooed escaped felon who killed several people... supposedly. At least that is what your led to believe as you uncover the truth. Rebecca is a medic who happens to be a teen genius. Chris Redfield stumbles into her during Resident Evil 1.

Anyways the graphics are just as great and detailed as Resident Evil remake. The train is an especially cool idea for a location. Everything you have grown accustomed to in prior RE games is here. Scares, puzzles, deep storylines, character development, and zombies. Not to mention loads of weapons to seperate the zombies heads from their necks. You will love it, if you love the others. Check out the novels too. They are sweet!

Excellent, Scary and Addictive!!!
by: miktek79    On: 2003-06-10

First of all i am new to game playing, having only brought and x box back in Nov 2002. Since then i have played Silent Hill 2 (great game)and Project Zero (atmoshphere plus) on x box. Two great games which gave me a taste of survial horror. Through this experience i decieded to invest in a game cube so i could play the RE games. Infact this was the only reason i brought the console.My love for survial horror as made me open my wallet and invest in ANOTHER console , which i thought i would never do.

When i brought the console i brought RE remake and RE0 straight away.

Was it worth my purchase just for these games ?????


RE0 has got to be one of the best games i have every watched and played. The game play is both absorbing and immersive. The cut scenes are basically movie quality and the overall look of the environments and characters is mind boggling. This is the closet, (even over Silent Hill)that i have come to actually feeling like im in a movie.

An example of the high level of detail in the graphic come from the little things. a handbag sitting on a chair, rain on the skin of yah characters, walking across the top of a train in a down pour and so forth.

The opening sequence, which begins on a train, is all i needed to realise that this was going to be a highly developed game with the best graphics and gameplay avalible for the GC.

I knew i was in for a treat visually in the first 10 min of the game. When one of the main characters encounters a zombie in an upstairs dining cart and Billy saves the day. This is only ONE of the many scenes that i wont forget for a while. Infact visually this was one of the best games i have played even over some of the xbox games (which we all know by now does have better graphics than alot of the other consoles).

As mentioned u get to play two character in this and the system is very easy to use. The controls are similar to all survival horror games and really don't take very long to get use to and when u do u will be playing like a pro.

The story is intriguing and will keep you going till the end and with multiple cut scenes this game moves along as fast as the runaway train you begin on.

Sound wise, zombies moan, dogs groan and leeches, well leeches just suck and bite. The overall difference with this survial horror to me is the long breaks between music. I really noticed the music in this game when it did play cause it rarely does. Most music starts when u are in a room with a save typewriter but otherwise all u hear is the rain, lighting, thunder and of course.......your enemies. This is a fantastic way to play the game and for me added to the spookiness of the game.

I also have to mention the lighting effects....amazing. I loved being in a darken room and have bright white flashes streak across the room. It really added something.

Overall this game should please most teens and adult and is certaintly not recommended to kids under 12.

This is a buy not a rent and Amazon offer the bests prices on this game that i can find so even if your not into horror games buy this to simply show off the capabilities of the GC, however u will get addicted to this game.

Just buy it ok, every review for this game tells you its brillant and it is.....................!!!!!!

by: psampaio2    On: 2003-05-31




More than "0" i give it "5 S.TA.R.S."!
by: jefbri066    On: 2003-05-29

pardon the titile's pun, but RE0 in my humble opinion, the BEST sequel since resident evil 2.
(RE3 was just a side story and CODE Veronica didn't live up to my does capcom explain wesker's new super powers? this is resident evil, not street fighter?!!?)

as amny of you are aware of the premise, ZERO takes place which leads to the duley noted events within the T-virus polluted mainsion (resident evil) you play as STARS medic rebecca chambers or escape ex marine billy cohen.

the story does a great job of covering the plotlines which leads to the first resident evil. it also focuses on billy's backstory
with a theme of redemption.

the graphics have vastly improved over the RE remake. although the zombies and situations are nowhere as frightening as it's predicessor instead RE0 was more of a straight foward actioner
it was like playing a movie and speaking of which THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE PLOT OF THE RESIDENT EVIL MOVIE INSTEAD OF THE

umbrella throws everything at you from giant cockroaches to prototype TYRANTS. but the worst of the bunch are the leech zombies, hard to kill and explode when you kill em.

the locales are very familiar from RE2
there's even a scene within umbrella's underground lab where STARS captain enrico meets up with becky and who can forget her haunting narrative.."and that was the last time i saw him.."

the partner swapping feature adds plenty of stagety towards the game, but this time ya gotta take EVERYTHING with storage crates for you..heh heh!
the FINAL boss was also reminiscent of RE2'S Birkin, and the ending was very cool though simplistic or predictable.

i didn't care much for the LEECH HUNTER minigame. it was RE0'S plot and storyline which gathered my interest as i played this excellent game. thanks CAPCOM!! (0=

The Best Resident Evil Ever
by: Anonymous    On: 2003-05-28

This is the scariest game I have ever played. Who says the GameCube is a kiddy system ? Nintendo is starting to do some spring cleaning. It's a good Thing they used the graphics engine from the origial because the combination of scary music and state of the art graphics is what makes it scarry. This might even surpass other survivor horror games such as Silent Hill, Clock Tower, and Eternal Darkness. It has new monsters new weapons and new puzzles. Dont let any children under 8 view this because they will have nightmares for a week. Be sure to buy a guide becuase without it you won't know what you are doing. Why not try RE0 today? what have you got to loose? Buy this now!!!!!!!!!!
Prequel of pure resident terror!
by: kaidge    On: 2003-05-13

It's amazing how many Resident Evil's Capcom has produced so far. And I have to admit, the magic's still there. It's like the release of a chronology of books, you have to wait years to finally get the next installment of the series. This is what Resident Evil is. It's doesn't matter that not much has changed from one game to the next, it's all about the narrative and where the characters are being taken.

Resident Evil Zero, is set before the events of Resident Evil. You take control of Rebecca Chambers, who made a small cameo in the original, and Billy Coen, a completely new character. Forced together to solve the mystery of Racoon City's murders and the disappearance of Rebecca's squad, you basically take them to familiar locations and more gothic locales. Graphically updated to utilise the power of the Gamecube. Locales are vivid and creepy.

It's an interesting concept, having this game set before all the others. Events are explained, but not always as it seems. By the time you finish the game, you're left with more questions than answers, . But as I said earlier. It's like curling up with a great book. Once you come to the end, you anticipate the next installment. And I definitely can't wait until the next one is released!

by: m_bradford    On: 2003-05-12

I love the resident evil series. I dont need to explain the contents of it cause you already get that in all the other reviews, i just wanted to write this and boost the score. Its simply awesome! Best of the series in my oppinion. A must have for those resident evil fans out there.
peed my pants way more then once
by: Anonymous    On: 2003-04-26

I will start off by telling you Resident Evil one this aint! Zero is very similiar to its predecssor in many ways except for that the scare factor has gone down.....meaning its still really scary just not as scary as the first re.Gameplay wise this game rocks the house, and you do get some some pretty bad weapons.It is a pretty short game but c'mon you cant resist Rebeccas cute face!
I Love Resisent Evil Zero!
by: esky19    On: 2003-03-26

I think this toy is great even if it's rated M. I am only 12
and I thik it should be the appropiate age. The fighting is
the best part about this game. What Fun! How Exiting!
change my shorts...again!
by: mrcritical    On: 2003-03-26

RE0, how do I rate thee?

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being landing a Mars probe while hungover and 10 being operating a deli-bell, I rate the controls ease of use an 8; the tank-like controls of the earlier RE games have not been, I don't mind it, but if you hate it, it's back and you're going to be stuck with it. Everything else about the interface is very intuitive and easy to use; the map system is easy to toggle through and it keeps track of dropped objects and switching between the two characters and maintaining their inventories, including trading items, is very easy to do. Very nice interface.

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being Yar's Revenge and 10 being Resident Evil for the Gamecube, Mr Critical is going to go out on a limb and rate the graphics an enthusiastic 11; Oh yes, they do go to 11. The graphics are even better than those in Resident Evil for the GC. The locations look fantastic, with a lot of attention to little details, and all the other RE characters/critters look great. The animations meshed with the backgrounds are a nice touch and add a lot to the atmosphere. The cutscenes are the best yet.

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being falling off a log and 10 being doing long division in your head while on a rollercoaster drunk, I rate the difficulty a 7; like the RE remake, the puzzles in RE0 are pretty simple, I never really 'got stuck' while playing, but I got killed many times. Staying alive is the hard part, and on the normal level ammunition got pretty scarce at times. There are plenty of enemies in RE0 to contend with, making RE0 a dangerous place to hang out, especially with the introduction of some new creatures (the leech zombie, in particular, can be hard to put down without the proper weapons/ammunition).

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being something on a bull that rhymes with 'knits' and 10 being an indicator that tells you your windshield-wiper fluid is getting low, I rate the new features added to RE0 a 7. For those who haven't played a lot of RE games, although they've all been a lot of fun, RE0 is the first one to really add anything radically new to the basic gameplay. This amounts to two things; you now control two characters simultaneously throughout the entire game, and the 'magic inventory box' has been removed from the save rooms, meaning you can now drop items anywhere. These features may not sound like much, but they add a lot. They don't make the puzzles harder; even the ones that are character specific are pretty straightforward, they just change the overall feel of the game...most of the time I kept the characters together, but there are times when you are forced to separate them (either because the story requires it or in order to tuck an injured character someplace safe while the other looks for ammo/healing agents); when this happens you need to think about who is going to carry what, because either one can get attacked while separated...when supplies are low and Rebecca has to crawl into that small opening by herself, you need to make sure she's got what she needs to survive while still leaving Billy able to defend himself. Toggling between the characters is very easy and you'll do it often. RE0 also introduces a new scheme for dropping and recovering objects; on the upside, you can drop things anywhere now, thus freeing up valuable inventory space on the fly. On the downside, because the 'magic box' is gone if you want an object you've dropped, you've got to run back and get it; you might have to make a long. For the most part I liked it; it adds to the strategy. Considering zombies respawn in some areas, you have to think about what you want to keep and what you think you can do without.

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the amount time it takes to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop (ask Mr Owl) and 10 being the amount of time it takes to cross the Gobi in a rowboat, I rate the gameplay hours an 8; RE0 is fairly long, plus once you finish you unlock new costumes as well as a mini-game called Leech Hunter which is kind of fun and which in turn allows you to unlock other things like limitless ammo for the different weapons. I was a little disappointed there wasn't more to unlock, but I can't say anything bad about the length of the game, and Leech Hunter is a neat idea.

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being hanging out with Casper and 10 being spending the night alone in a crypt full of spiders and ghosts naked after just watching a late-night George Romero marathon, I rate the creepiness a 10; RE0 is just plain creepy...a train is the first place you'll visit and it sets the tone for the whole game; stuck on a runaway luxury train with a bunch of reanimated corpses is a scary place to be. The RE series has always been great at establishing mood and RE0 is no exception; there's just something ABOUT the overwhelming sense everywhere you go that something freaky went down, and the feeling that something might be lurking around any corner...keep an extra pair of shorts standing by.

On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a bee in your shorts and 10 being a stack of hot buttermilk waffles with bacon, I rate the overall enjoyment a 10 - this is the best RE game in the series, and it would be even if it didn't have superior graphics.

I loved it!
by: safecity    On: 2003-03-23

Resident Evil Zero brings out some new features for new players. You can leave items witch is a relief, play with two charectors, new monsters, and three new places to explore. THe game does have less intense movies, and it turns up the notch in gore. The game also has more puzzles and rooms than the PS.

The plot of the game is simple, stay alive. The game lets you play on either easy, normal, or hard. Each one gives you a slightly different setting. The harder you make it, the harder it is to kill monsters and find ammo. I've played it on all, but it still a hard game.

The best feature yet is the Leech Hunter mini game! You can dress up your charectors and win stuff if you beat it. It is hard to do because it gives you no handgun ammo or grenades, and no more Molotovs. The monsters seem to pop out rapidly and there is a endless supply of hunters. Its worth it, and you don't have to beat it to earn things.

Resident Evil Zero brings awsome new features, modes, and little surprises to the saga. Who could forget the end whe Billy fires the last Magnum bullet at the queen in slow-mo? Who could forget when Bio Dr. Marcus turns into some...weird creature? And nobody blames Billy after his wonderful tale with the gorillas! Resident Evil Zero is so far one of the best games yet!

Thumbs up from this ol boy
by: fangboy2600    On: 2003-03-23

I enjoyed this game more so than resident evil the remake on the cube simply because of innovations that capcom has laid out such as player switching and no item chest.I found myself playing even after i had beatin the game.All in all if your a long time fan of the series you probably allready own the game.But for the rest of your i recomend this one.
by: yankeenetsfan    On: 2003-03-21

Resident Evil Zero is by far the scariest game I have ever played. The horror aspects of this game make it one of the most fun games I have ever played. Here's the different aspects of the game rated by me...

Graphics-10- The graphics in this game are easily the best on the Gamecube system. Not even Metroid can surpass this. You can see shadows with great detail, sweat on the character's faces, and dust rising from your character stomping on the stairs. It makes the game much, much, more enjoyable.

Sound-10- The sound is really what makes this game's scary aspects work. It will always keep you wondering wahat is around the next corner, and you will shudder and turn the lights on!

Gameplay-9- The gameplay can be a little unstable at times, and the learning curve takes a while. Most of all, the zombies look terrific and the puzzles are challenging and deep.

Controls--10- There is a character switching method in which you can switch from character to character in a flash-- and you must work together with each other ot advance in the game. This is really clever!! The controls are smooth and easy to learn.


Zero = Lots of fear
by: mistraptor    On: 2003-03-19

The first thing you will love about this game is its depth, it has a long deep story line that is not boring. Next you get to go on a train!! I wont ruin the storyline but lets just say the places you go later do not feel safe at all. CAPCOM did a good job making no room feel like a safe place in which your hair does not stand on end. Compared to other Resident Evils this one has one outstanding trade mark: the buddy system. In this you have a partner that fights with you and follows with you, which can be a blessing and a curse, you must defend them and give them health. But they can also heal you and carry things. Some may hate the new storage system, instead of a box you simply lay items in places, however, with your character you can carry about 8 items. The downside is that you dont always have both characters and if you need something, you must go WAAY back to the beginning where you left it. Other than that though, this game is excellent, if you love Resident Evil pick it up, you will not be dissapointted. If not this is a great place to start the Resident Evil story, at the very very beginning.
comparing RE zero to RE 1, remake
by: vijgh    On: 2003-03-15

Now I've played both Resident Evil titles for the gamecube( RE zero and the remake) and I'll have to say they've become one of my favorite games. Though, RE zero ain't as good as the remake. It's not a bad game, it's super fun and the size of it is bigger than the remake, it took almost 14 hours to complete the game, + I had to restart sometimes which made the total length even longer. But one of the key features I missed a little bit was fear. One I entered the mansion of the remake the first zombie I saw maded me scared and I didn't like to play the game further on this dark evening because, well, it was just scary. In this game I already knew how to kill/avoid zombies, spare ammo and ink ribbons and I also knew most parts of the the story behind Resident Evil. So, to be honest I never felt really scared. The music, the enemies, the story, they just aren't that surprising anymore.

RE zero: gameplay 9 RE 1: 9.9
Too bad the fear factor ain't as high as the remake. But the 2 player system and the length of the game are making this RE still great fun. I missed the crimson heads but the new leech zombies are a cool add-on. The controls and the door animations are still the same but personally I like them both. The game would be too easy if you could avoid zombies with super-mario or Doom controls. It makes you more uncomfortable when you're being attacked by stinking zombies.

RE zero: Graphics 9.3 RE 1: 9.3
Don't know if they're even better than the remake but they're awesome anyway!

RE zero: Sound 9 RE 1 : 9.5
Another point which scores lower than in the remake. The sfx are good but the music ain't that spooky as in the remake. In my opinion the makers could have put some more music in the game. I'm not saying music in every chamber would be good but in this RE I missed the sinister music on many places.

RE zero: Originallity 7.5 RE 1: 9
This game answered a lot off little questions I had after completing RE1 so it's a must if you want to know more about Umbrella and the T-virus. But now I know all the facts it's time that Capcom comes up with a whole new story instead of making another RE 4. I'm afraid that part just won't add interesting stuff anymore to the total RE storyline.

I would say, if you're a RE fan, buy both titles and start with the remake. If you doubt, just buy the RE remake. RE 0 still contains good horror but if you have seen other Resident Evils before it ain't that scary anymore.

+ 2 player system works perfectly and adds a new dimension
+ Many places to explore
+ leave items anywhere
+ Various area's, a train, mansion, church, factory and more
+ Leech zombies!
- A little bit more would have been nice
- Zombies are easier to kill, they are just wandering around instead of jumping through windows and other tricks like that as in the RE1
- I miss the crimson heads. Zombies just dissapear after gettings killed
- The story fits many holes but what happens with Billy after completing the game?

comparing RE zero with RE 1, the remake
by: vijgh    On: 2003-03-15

Now I've played both Resident Evil titles for the gamecube( RE zero and the remake) and I'll have to say they've become one of my favorite games. Though, RE zero ain't as good as the remake. It's not a bad game, it's super fun and the size of it is bigger than the remake, it took almost 14 hours to complete the game, + I had to restart sometimes which made the total length even longer. But one of the key features I missed a little bit was fear. One I entered the mansion of the remake the first zombie I saw maded me scared and I didn't like to play the game further on this dark evening because, well, it was just scary. In this game I already knew how to kill/avoid zombies, spare ammo and ink ribbons and I also knew most parts of the the story behind Resident Evil. So, to be honest I never felt really scared. The music, the enemies, the story, they just aren't that surprising anymore.

RE zero: gameplay 9 RE 1: 9.9
Too bad the fear factor ain't as high as the remake. But the 2 player system and the length of the game are making this RE still great fun. I missed the crimson heads but the new leech zombies are a cool add-on. The controls and the door animations are still the same but personally I like them both. The game would be too easy if you could avoid zombies with super-mario or Doom controls. It makes you more uncomfortable when you're being attacked by stinking zombies.

RE zero: Graphics 9.3 RE 1: 9.3
Don't know if they're even better than the remake but they're awesome anyway!

RE zero: Sound 9 RE 1 : 9.5
Another point which scores lower than in the remake. The sfx are good but the music ain't that spooky as in the remake. In my opinion the makers could have put some more music in the game. I'm not saying music in every chamber would be good but in this RE I missed the sinister music on many places.

RE zero: Originallity 7.5 RE 1: 9
This game answered a lot off little questions I had after completing RE1 so it's a must if you want to know more about Umbrella and the T-virus. But now I know all the facts it's time that Capcom comes up with a whole new story instead of making another RE 4. I'm afraid that part just won't add interesting stuff anymore to the total RE storyline.

I would say, if you're a RE fan, buy both titles and start with the remake. If you doubt, just buy the RE remake. RE 0 still contains good horror but if you have seen other Resident Evils before it ain't that scary anymore.

+ 2 player system works perfectly and adds a new dimension
+ Many places to explore
+ leave items anywhere
+ Various area's, a train, mansion, church, factory and more
+ Leech zombies!
- A little bit more would have been nice
- Zombies are easier to kill, they are just wandering around instead of jumping through windows and other tricks like that as in the RE1
- I miss the crimson heads. Zombies just dissapear after gettings killed
- The story fits many holes but what happens with Billy after completing the game?

Best Res. Yet
by: Anonymous    On: 2003-03-07

I bought a Gamecube for the Resident Evil titles and was dissapointed at the remake of the original from the playstation. Then I rented Resident Evil Zero and my faith was restored!!! The remake was hard and worse for a newcomer to the gener like me, but Zero has 3 difficulty settings! So I was actualy able to have some fun! The puzzles are a bit outdated I will say, but the feal and look kept my hands on the controler for the whole night! I beat it and loved every last second of it!
For a new comer this is what its all about!(Play this one at night for an added scare!)
Still Resident Evil but..
by: ash_head    On: 2003-03-06

Yeah, there is no doubt that this is another Resident Evil game which is both good and bad. While it has the classic 'creepy' feel to it there are many strikes against this one. First of all, the controls. For well over five years the controls have been a problem, yet they've never been changed. I've learned to deal with the slow moving characters and the clunky control of them but this time around it's just not forgivable. The games control was clearly not intended for the Gamecubes controler. I didn't mind it as much in the remake because it was a lot less harder and you had room to move, plus if you did manage to get attacked you had automatic defense weapons, something that would have helped this one a lot! Anyway, there are a lot of tight spaces in RE0 with enemies wondering around in them, so odds are you are going to get hit a few times. Billy is tough but Rebecca can't take nearly as much damage, which leads to dying which then leads to sobbing in frusteration because you haven't saved in over an hour, I take the blame for that part though. One thing I actually miss are the item chests! Sure it is great to drop items whenever and where ever, but that only leads to more backtracking to get those items when you need them. I never had any trouble with the item chests. Another thing regarding item managment; why can you only hold 6? You do have two people with you for most of the time which in total you can hold 12 items but I always found my item box full. Maybe that's because for the first time ever the shotgun takes up two spots, as do most other weapons except for the handgun. On the subject of weapons, it would be nice if your enemies were more effected by them. There will be a lot of hits taken because your weapons don't make that much of an impact against some creatures. When a game is hard just because it's cheap not even worth playing. That's not saying I didn't like RE0, sure it has it's share of faults but it is worth playing. It's still the same Resident Evil we know and love it's downfalls are just to much this time. The game itself is still scary and fun. It doesn't have the same impact as it used to, but the atmosphere makes up for the lack of new additions. Everything in this game is very creepy, thanks to the great graphics and sound. Anyway for Resident Evil fans this game is still worth getting everyone else though it's a sure rental. I still can't wait for 'Resident Evil 4' though!
Best one yet
by: Anonymous    On: 2003-02-25

This RE is, hands down, the best one yet. The lighting is fabulous, the graphics are jaw dropping. I mean come on, u can see individual rain drops falling and hear them as they splash on metal. As if that weren't enough, NO MORE ITEM BOXES! God bless whom ever thought of this and that ability to switch between partners and team up and split up is the best. If this hasn't convinced you to buy the game, let me just say this...I bought the Gamecube just so I could play these games and it was worth every penny.
It's Awesome, and educational
by: woodroth    On: 2003-02-22

This is a great game, it really makes you think to solve all of the intricate puzzles. It's not just a normal fighting game. Resident Evil 0 is better than all of the others because in this game you can switch between characters at any time (accept once or twice in the begining of the game, but that's not important)! This game is excelent!
Capcom has done it again!
by: Anonymous    On: 2003-02-18

This is the best of all the RE's. I am a big fan of these games. The ability to switch characters was the best feature of the game. The graphics were astonishing + it scares you like h**l. The monsters are better than ever. Thats right very few zombies and more leaches. I reccomend this game to everyone who is fan of RE.
Resident Evil 0 rox!
by: vmpslayr1    On: 2003-02-18

Resident Evil 0 is one of my favorite video games for the nintendo gamecube. This game has the best graphics of all. There is so much detail in the environments and characters. The fire flickers from the wind and the bottles rock back and forth as the train moves. The environments and characters are smooth and look very realistic. The only complaint is the controls. Why doesn't Capcom perfect them?! Other than that the game is awesome. It's a perfect blend of action with horror. I love survival horror games. Just to let some of you know the point of a survival horror game is to give you suspense by leaving you with little ammo while you fight deadly enemies(though in this game there is much more ammo given than in other RE games). The point of a survival horror is not to give you tons of ammo so you can go out and shoot whatever the heck you feel like. That, my friend, is what Goldeneye 007 is all about. I love how you must conserve your ammo. It makes the game more innovative. Otherwise how friggin easy would it be if you had unlimited amounts of ammo scattered around the joint. It adds more strategy to the game. This game really keeps you thinking as you progress through and encounter new and more difficult obstacles. This game is a great reason to buy a nintendo gamecube. Great graphics and great fun! I'm gonna go play it right now! See ya!
its ok
by: andycoop05    On: 2003-02-15

resident evil zero is just another game in the RE series. there is nothing really new with this game its just so so. it just carries the story along and is hard and boring. the first RE for gamecube which i borrowed from my friend and which ive only played 10 or 15 min of is alot more suspenseful and fun. i cant judge totally since i havent played much of the first RE. but i can say its better than zero. i am at the training facility basement and its hard and stupid. i mean a bunch t virus monkeys start attacking me i mean come on thats not scary thats stupid. i would suggest buying this game if u are a hardcore RE fan but if ur just and average gamer like me who likes the RE series but isnt to crazy about it rent it or just dont play it
Where it all began.
by: westcoastwoman    On: 2003-02-12

Resident Evil 0 takes gamers back to the beginning of the Evil series with a nice base and development. The quick character switch is a positive touch adding to the creepy feel this series has become known for. The puzzle-solving zombie shooting doesn't really spark my interest, but If you're into a game of this sort I would highly recommend it. The graphics are good, the soundtrack is good, and the gameplay isn't too boring. However, the load wait between rooms grows old very quickly.
Rather dull and completely non frightening.
by: rirath1    On: 2003-02-10

I've been a on again off again fan of RE for some time now. I like the concept of the games, but I just don't like the games. RE 2 and every game after it was just too boring. Code Veronica for Dreamcast was the best of the lot in my opinion, so that upped my memories of the games a little bit. Sadly, upon playing RE for the Gamecube, all the truth about this series came flooding back. I rented it for five days, played it for two.

First off, this game just isn't scary anymore. RE2 could creep me out like nothing since the original Alone in the Dark. This game however, just feels so "been there, done that.". The first zombie I met I tried to shoot and kill, big mistake. Surprise, it killed me despite being pumped with several rounds from my handgun. So, annoyed, I restarted. This time I ran� and that worked. After reading up in some walkthroughs, I found out that you spend the vast majority of your time doing just that, running. "Survival Horror". I was depressed. None the less, I figured I'd give it a try. For two days I ran from everything in sight. I tried not to chuckle at the "horror" of it all, and kept running. Even when I finally got the firepower to fight back a little, the game had lost appeal. And of course I use the word "firepower" very lightly, ammo is rarer than gold in just about any RE game out there, and of course you'll never get a useful unlimited hand to hand fighting tool except for your worthless survival knife. Why can't your character effectively shoot them in the head? Just give me some dang weapons and the ability to use them!

I really can't see why anyone would enjoy a game of this type. I can't see the appeal to anyone but the most casual gamer or hardcore horror fan. My advice, avoid this one completely. If you're a big RE fan, rent it. But don't buy it without trying it first or you may regret it.

- Rirath_com

Resident Evil Zero, is neither scary or fun.
by: lorenzferus    On: 2003-02-09

Resident Evil has one awesome game in it's franchise, and that's Resident Evil 2, and one awesome intense extension to it in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Other than those two games I really fail to see what all the hype is about. The Original Resident Evil was not quite in the same league as the two that followed. Resident Evil pretty much hit rock bottom with Code Veronica, and then Resident Evil was losing it's edge.

Along came Nintendo and promised new life to Resident Evil, and a new start. That sounded good so Nintendo fans and old Resident Evil fans jumped all over it. Thus Resident Evil is as hot as ever again. While the new remake to the original Resident Evil was very hyped and successful, I really felt like the actual game was overrated. The original Resident Evil might have been the building block for it all, but by no means was it a great game, and the remake was just that with improved graphics.

Now comes Resident Evil Zero, which seems to use the same engine as the remake. Finally a new Resident Evil game, but not quite because again we're going backward instead of forward and we already know what happens after, so there are no real surprises here. You can't help but feel that you've done this all before with the same gameplay and plot. Resident Evil Zero, is neither scary nor fun. I wish people would just finally realize that Resident Evil is the most over commercialized and rehashed franchise in the history of gaming. Not only is the Resident Evil franchise boring now, but it's also beginning to annoy.

very very nice
by: dragonsworn666    On: 2003-02-06

The newest and first chapter of the Resident Evil horror. Resident Evil 0 takes place the day before Resident Evil 1. This game is everything you'd expect from a Resident Evil game and from Capcom. This game has an intresting new partner style game where you control two characters at one. The in-game graphics look the same as the ones in Resident Evil 1 remade, but the good cutscene graphics look like the graphics from Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. No exageration. Get this game.
Before the nightmare...
by: horror_maniac    On: 2003-02-04

After years wondering, we are finally going to see what happened before the mansion incident. When evil was born...

The story tells what happened to the Bravo Team member Rebecca Chambers, before the mansion incident (Which can be checked out in the Resident Evil game, for the GameCube, also). You better not know the rest. I'll let surprises for the game...

- Graphics: Woah! This game looks perfect, graphically. When you are in a train, the bottles move, the train shakes and everything looks JUST like in real life. It's probably AS perfect as any other game ever made, graphically.
- Sounds: The voice acting in this game is really good, really convincent... The music from the game are scary too. It will make you be afraid to walk though those scary places... Cool sounds.
- Fun: This is subjective. If you like to be scared, then I suppose you'll like this game. There are many nice enemies to defeat, some new monsters never seen in other Resident Evil games. I like to use the many guns who exist in this game and shot the monsters around. You should like it too. There is a great story behind, too...
- Educative: No, no... This is clearly a Mature game... Lots of blood, heads exploding and this kind of things. A very violent game. If you feel your kids can play it, then it's fine, but, if you are an adult, you should play it first, because there are lots of blood...

After all, the game is a great entertainment for the old Resident Evil fans (like me) and the new ones. A must-buy if you like this kind of game...
See if you can sleep then...

If you liked the remake of the first one, you'll like this.
by: theshirleyshaman    On: 2003-02-03

It has everything that made GameCube's Resident Evil remake an awesome game...and more. Resident Evil Zero boasts graphics that equal and sometimes surpass its predecessor, better voice acting, frightening sounds & music, and essentially the same controls. The partner-zapping system is very easy to get used to. In this game, you'll explore five dramatically different areas as the odd couple made up of cute rookie cop Rebecca & convict-on-the-run Billy, who, unlike the characters in the first game, have noticably different attributes (Billy can take more damage and move heavy objects, while diminuitive Rebecca can mix herbs & chemicals and squeeze herself into tight places). The enemies you'll encounter are inexplicably hideous & disgusting and sometimes just plain weird (at one point, you'll fight a giant bat in an old feels like a modern-day Castlevania)!
However, there are a few things that haven't improved. The camera angles occasionally present a problem not as evident in the first game. You may also be distracted in the cut scenes by the characters' mouths, which aren't always in sync with the words they're saying. Resident Evil Zero also altogether eliminates the item boxes. This makes the gameplay way more realistic, as you're able to drop your items anywhere and come back and get them later. However, the process can be cumbersome when you advance to a new major area and need to make a few trips back and forth transporting all your items.
The story, of course, is very good. You'll have to put a few things together on your own to completely understand it, but it's very interesting. I'd also like to mention that the ending sequence is very cute (I found the first game's ending to be somewhat cold & unemotional, not to mention short).
To sum things up, Resident Evil Zero is undoubtedly on par with Resident Evil. If you liked Resident Evil, don't miss this one.
The Nightmare Begins
by: gohan1140    On: 2003-01-29

RE ZERO is by far the shortest of the series and this is why I give it 4 Stars. Pass that this game is a welcome addition to the series.
Two things stand out on this game from the others. You have two characters that 90% of the game you play side by side, now some say it is difficult to get out of tight spaces or the computer character wastes ammo. I say blah! they are not playing to the games maximum abilities. The computer controlled character can be set to idle mode or attack mode. If there's a tough spot you just want to quickly run through then seperate the characters and run through the area one at a time.
The other major difference is kiss those item boxes good bye. You must leave items in rooms or carry them. Now it's not that big of a deal because your characters can swap items and each has 8 slots.
The game is beautiful, the monsters ferocious, and with the bonus game "Leech Hunter" you can unlock some serious fire power.
All I can say is buy this game and pleasant dreams.

Keith Gouveia author of The Eternal Battle

This Is The Reason You Need A Gamecube
by: 4x4evo    On: 2003-01-28

The game is absolutely beautiful and the graphics are the best yet in a video game. The Game got a ten everywhere in graphics except Gamespot but they said they favor Xbox so now I see why. The game is very fun with a friend but scary without one because the first time I played it alone I felt sick and got all tingly everywhere. I really don't reccomend this for a kid but thirteen and older you must get it. Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 are the best games on Gamecube yet.

Graphics 10+

Gameplay 9

Game Sound 10

Tilt In Cameras 10+

Must own this game 10+++

I promise you will love it.

Awesome Prequel!
by: johnlindsey289    On: 2003-01-27

I must say since i am a RE fan, this one is highly impressive yet great! this tells how it all happen before the Mansion or the City.

A series of bizarre grisly murders take place somewhere in Raccoon City, STARS Bravo team member "Rebecca Chambers" investagates a Train somewhere in a forrest near the city and discover what's causing the murders, she is helped by a rougue criminal named " Billy" and both must survive on the Train and in a secret mansion ( which is not the mansion from the original or remake).

Excellent prequel that has tons of action, character switching mode, cool creatures including new zombies, and more suprises in store. A must own if you own a Gamecube and if your a Resident Evil fan.

Still scary, still flawed
by: Anonymous    On: 2003-01-25

Resident Evil 0 is a title that's as pretty and atmospheric as ever. It's a game filled with scares. And it's also one sorely in need of an evolution in gameplay mechanics. We could forgive some of these issues in the RE remake because it was essentially an update to the classic game. On the other hand, RE0 is an all-new outing. So why does it have all of the old problems?

The Facts

-The next installment of the Resident Evil franchise
-Exclusive to GameCube
-Stars characters Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen in a prequel to the original game
-Explore a zombie infested train and an Umbrella mansion and --solve the mystery of the T virus
-Control Rebecca and Billy simultaneously, switch between the two at any time, trade items, weapons, and more
-In-game puzzles require the characters to work together and on their own
-New enemy characters, boss fights and more
-Drop items at any point in the game

If I was judging Resident Evil on controls alone, the game would score very poorly. There's just no excuse with superior control schemes like that used in Eternal Darkness readily available for inspiration. However, I shouldn't complain because the game play is far more superior than any game I've ever played.

In conclusion, if you can live with the drawbacks -- the same ones as always -- you'll probably grow to like or even love the latest in the Resident Evil series. If you're unwilling to brave bad control and poorly executed puzzles in search of the next big scare, though, you might want to rent this game before you get on the train for good.
Really a 4 & 1/2
by: wolf-sigma    On: 2003-01-23

When I met the Resident Evil Series, it was Code Veronica for the DC. It was amazing. I was hooked even before I had left the first area of the facility. It was a mood and a style of play that needs to be experienced.

Now comes RE Zero. For the first time you can actually have 2 usable, working charactors on the same screen, something no doubt that many players of the other games wondered about. This fact alone greatly increases the fun off the game...and the annoyance level. Nothing is worse than getting a player trapped in a room because he or she is being eaten on. It is difficult of not impossible to bypass tough enemies with both players at once. And oft times, the shotgun armed charactor will shoot a leech on the ground, wasting a precious shot unless watched.

These gripes aside, you will find that the possibilities of play with two charactors are endless or nearly so. Boss battles take on a whole new ideal thanks to the ability to quickly change perspectives. Puzzles are now even a little fresher due to the need to use both charactors.

But this is still RE, the game many love to hate. A friend of mine was watching me play and asked politely," how do you know theres a zombie on the screen? How do you know you are hitting him?" This is a common problem of the game. To fully build the ideal of a scary movie, most areas are broken into set scenes. This means that unless your in the same scene as the enemy, you'll be unable to see him. A normal experience for the vetran but a terrifying one for newbies.

Finally, there has been a lot of general marryment over the completion of the story. This is Zero, the first RE. But I felt things were just a little dis-jointed in comparison to the origional. By my thinking, Rebecca should have been leading Chris around the mansion after experienceing all she did. Just a few small things.

So buy it if you like RE, think carefully if you passingly like the idea, stay away if you prefer killing in first or 3rd person.

by: Anonymous    On: 2003-01-23

This game rocks. The first RE game I played was the cube REmake and it was great. This one is just as scary. The graphics and incredible sound will make your jaw literally drop. And when that zombie jumped out of the fridge on the train I also jumped. Some people are saying that the game is repetitive because you visit the same places in RE0 as you did in RE1. This is simply not true. Along with the train, the characters brave an Umbrella Training Facility, a new laboratory, a treatment plant, and even a church! One thing that lowered the scare factor was the absence of crimson heads, but those leech guys sure made up for it. Be sure you buy this Capcom masterpiece ASAP!
*Definitely play the game the first time without a players guide-it will be much more suspenseful
great game for the series
by: tom_an_adult_gamer    On: 2003-01-19

Any Resident Evil fan must have this game. The series alone is a GameCube system buyer for any true Resident Evil fan. The new partner character control is a nice addition to the series. I think this is what makes the game harder than the remake of RE1. Controlling both characters and the absence of the chests makes RE0 the most strategic RE yet to play. The mini game is also a challenging addition.
The most action packed game for the cube i've played yet!
by: Anonymous    On: 2003-01-19

This game is unlike any gamecube game i've played yet. infact, it's unlike any Resident Evil game i've played yet! This game is so great! Who says Gamecube is a kiddy system? This game proves that Gamecube can compete with the best of the "Rated M games". Resident Evil Zero is the best. The graphics are incredible, and the music sends chills up your spine, just like the last RE release for the cube (RE1). And the storyline is what's really different about this RE... this storyline really reminds me of Metal Gear Solid (yes, the very original one from PS1). It has been so improved from any of the other RE's that it makes you wonder if different creators are behind this game... And the final boss fight in this RE is really fun (and better than RE1's Tyrant), and don't forget the final story before the game ends... well you have to wait for that until you get it. Don't be swayed to not get this game. It is one RE you don't want to let pass you by...
a great way to play
by: deadman9873    On: 2003-01-19

making use of the zap system play is better in this game than in 2...
re2 and 3
i played this game on easy to get used to the layout and found out the hard way that you cannot get any cool extras untill you play it on norm or hard. so play it on easy 2,3 times then play it on normal and save a lot. by the way leeches are hardest to find in the library side room and the kitchen. kill the monsters 1st and start fromthe lowest point 1st and the farthest point 2nd picking up all ur leeches
Resident Evil Keeps Getting Better
by: soapsalesman    On: 2003-01-18

I'm a huge RE fan, and I consider this the best release yet. I have no complaints whatsoever on 0. It could be the best game I've ever played. If nothing else, buy it for the amazing cut-scenes. The series' undeniable disconcerting atmosphere is back, and the visuals are absolutely stunning. Walk into a room and admire the lighting affects and gentle rocking of wine bottles as you manuever through a moving train. Also, the rain is absolutely beautiful. The monsters are rediculously grotesque: spend 15 minutes playing the game and you run into an accumulation of leeches devouring a man from the inside out, then combining to form one creepy son of a gun. Visuals are not the only stunning features. New gameplay tweaks have improved the series. These include the erasure of those headache inducing item boxes. You can drop items directly on the floor. And of course, you can switch between Billy and Becky. RE0 is a must-buy...there is positively no excuse for GC owners not to buy it. This game gets my pick for game of the year, edging out the RE1 remake and Metroid Prime.
by: joker0195    On: 2003-01-18

thought this game had the best story line of them all. I also liked how you could switch from charachter to character . I also liked the leach hunter game after you beat the regular one once. This makes the game easier the second time you play it.
The best yet!
by: eman781    On: 2003-01-17

FINALLY they give you enough damn ink ribbons! This game has the best graphics out of all the R.E. games, except maybe the other titles being released on the cube. Partner system is excellent and easy to use. This game is a must own, i haven't been disappointed once. another great thing is that it's practically endless, when you're done w/ it you can buy the next r.e. game in the saga. Just buy it!
by: haro_kid21    On: 2003-01-13

This game has a great story line.... They have plenty of cut scenes to explain the story. Resident Evil 1 the re-make wasn't as good as Zero. Then when i played Zero i was like...this game is awsome I wonder what Resident Evil 4 is going to be like! Well the game is awsome and if you like Resident Evil games then you will sure like this one!
A very sweet Resident Evil
by: dirtay425    On: 2003-01-08

If your all still mad that Nintendo has the right to the rest of the RE games well then your going to miss RE Zero, in my opinion that gives Resident Evil 2 a race for #1. Playing as Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen you search a train, an Umbrella facility, and other places leading up to the Spencer Mansion incident. Yes, this is before RE 1 and all the Bravo team members are alive. Personally Forest looks cooler in RE 1 (he's torn apart and becomes a zombie) than he does in 0 but oh well. The omission of the chests makes the game difficult since it was a key factor in every other game. Unfortunately for Rebecca and Billy, they can only carry six items each unlike Jill, Leon, and Claire from past RE's who can carry 8. Still graphics awesome, guns sweet, bosses awesome still. This is by far a great Resident Evil. The only thing I didn't like about it though was the Crimson Heads from the remade first didn't make it. Capcom, please include them in 4 and keep doing a good job!!
Great game
by: bhavdeep_rehal    On: 2003-01-04

... this games has awsome graphics and effects. Although it uses pre endering backgrounds, the effects are top notch and the sound is indeed a stand out in this series. The control, however, can have a learning curve of anywhere of 5 mins to 30 mins. That is where it looses a star.
"You must survive this nightmare..."
by:    On: 2003-01-02

RE Zero is, so far, the most astonishing installment to the survival horror series. With Nintendo as a platform, Capcom is propelling Resident Evil to even greater heights.

Zero begins with the original S.T.A.R.S. investigation by the ill fated Bravo Team. Rebecca Chambers, who proved very helpful in the first game, is the main character of a story that sheds a lot of light on the inner workings of the neferious Umbrella Corporation. If you've read the books (which I recommend) this installment will make a lot of things click.

Candlelight that flickers on bloodstained wood panneled walls ... reflections in the windows ... perfect shadowing. The graphics will blow you away. You can actually see the jaws moving on zombies and other details down to individual blood drops.

Puzzles are a mainstay in of the RE series and Zero has it's share of mind benders. Veterans of the series will appreciate the really cool twist to the floating boxes! >=)

The new partner system is awesome. In a heartbeat, you can change from Rebecca to Billy, an escaped prisioner and the other playable character. Working together is critical not only for survival but puzzle solving as well.

All of this along with music to chill your blood and DVD quality cut scenes (who was that who said Nintendo couldn't do DVD?) make Resident Evil Zero an instant perfect addition to the best Horror series.

Are the faint sounds of footsteps those of........survivors?
by: tidus042    On: 2002-12-31

I recently just got the new Resident Evil 0 game for gamecube. I raced home after buying it and found myself playing for hours! I mean if you are a resident evil fan, its a no-brainer to buy this game. You will be faced with various monsters, including bloodthristy zombies, humanoid leeches, crows, and the popular zombie dogs. In addition to the intense game play, cool camera angles make the game a truley cinematic feeling. Also, a new method to game play is the "character swapping" element. This lets you automatically switch your character to go off in solo missions, which is needed to solve some puzzels. THIS IS A DEFINATE BUY!!!!!!!!
As good as the first
by: Anonymous    On: 2002-12-31

I didnt rent this game before I bought it. Usually i rent then if i like it I buy it. I bough Resident evil and Resident evil zero a few days ago. When I played this one for the first time it was a great game. I like the two partner system. There are no item boxes in this one but both characters can carry six items which lets you have more items at a time. When theres a better item you see to pick up you can leave some items in a room pick up the other items and go back for the ones you left whenever you want. There are no defense items like the dagger or grenade but if you are being attacked then you get your partner to attack the monster and you wont be hurt. If you liked the first RE than buy this one without renting. Its a fun game.
Good game, but not near the best game ever.
by: Anonymous    On: 2002-12-31

If ur into this series (own all the games in the series or played all of them) thean get this game. If u aren't in this series, kind of like me, then i wouldn't buy this game.
by: nellstar1589    On: 2002-12-28

This game is the BEST LOOKING game out there! I was in awe when I played the game! It looks sooooooooo real and the game is just perfect! Some people didn't care for the controls and I didn't either at the start because I don't like the analog stick I like the cross (directional button) better but after a while I got used to it and then I looked like a pro! and the ending to this game is also VERY VERY good! I really like the partner change I was such a refreshing treat from the old by yourself game. I love how in each game the story unravels a little more! I hope this game continues for a long time!
Return To Horror Land
by: leftmanout555    On: 2002-12-28

Hot on the success of the recent RE remake for the Gamecube, Capcom has decided to bring us an entirely new adventure transpiring before the events the first game. Sounds cool right? That's what I thought.

The games main character is spunky little Rebecca Chambers (remember the girl from the first game that helped Chris with a few puzzles?) who is part of the S.T.A.R.S Bravo Team that was sent into the woods to investigate the mysterious murders, and then their helicopter crashed, and everyone was supposedly killed. She is forced to team up with an escaped convict named Billy Coen in order to survive the zombies, monsters and other creatures that are lurking in the woods. The plot I will say is dead-on. It gives a lot of insight into what happened THE DAY before Resident Evil one takes place. I won't spoil it for those who haven't played it yet, but I will tell you much of the game is focused around Dr. Marcus, who is a mad scientist who is experimenting with his beloved leeches. Wesker and Birkin do make apperences in the story, but they aren't really that important. So as far as I say the plot fits perfectly into the RE story line.

The graphics are of course beautiful as always. The environments are well-detailed and everything seems to flow so smoothly even down to the way Billy's handcuffs jingle when he walks. The controls are still the same providing alot of frustration for beginners, but no problem for RE vetrans. The music has never been so eerie, and it plays into the creep-factor even more than in any other game. This is by far the scariest Resident Evil yet.

So if you own a Gamecube, and are a Resident Evil Fan than this game was made for you. If you're looking to get into Resident Evil try the Resident Evil 1 remake first, and then come to this. Either way i guarantee no disapointments. "Are the fainted sounds of footsteps those of survivors?"

Enter the world of Survival Horror!
by: evilwithin    On: 2002-12-25

The prequel to the first, RE ZERO is a fantastic video game. The graphics, the sounds, the gameplay... it's bursting at the seams with its own evil goodness.

It's completely original, too! The leeches, the leech-zombies.. ugh. I HATE the music when you see a Marcus zombie, but it's a great composition, if not abnormally CREEPY.

ZERO has unique features not fond in your usual Resident Evil game. The partner switching is.., well, what can I say? WOW! Capcom just displayed another genius idea!

La de da
by: emmitt_22    On: 2002-12-21

I don't know what those people who reviewed this game wrongly are thinking. This game doesn't have storage boxes because it's on a train. it's not like your going to set something down and never be back in that area. it's a freaking train! back and forth is where you go. the prequel to this series has great graphics and its the prequel to the best horror series of games ever. the graphics alone make this game ten times scarier then the games that came out before. it's just great fun that defenitally deserves these five great stars.
Check it out!!!
by: Anonymous    On: 2002-12-20

This game has the best graphics of all the games ever made. Join the fun as Rebecca and Cohen in this 1-player shooter!
The nightmare begins...
by: Anonymous    On: 2002-12-17

This game is even better than the first. With jaw dropping graphics, an extremely creepy musical score, and an army of virus ridden zombies, intimidating bosses, and experimentations that look like they crawled staright outta hell are scary enough to make even the most hardcore gamer wet himself. This games earns itself a gold star in every ranking a game could get. (Although the controls are a little bit difficult to get used to w/ the slow turning) You play as Medic Rebbeca Chambers and ex-marine, Billy Coen. It features multiple levels of play so new players to the Resident Evil series can get used to it. It has somewhat of a replay value with its addicting extra minigame: Leech hunter (A.K.A. The zombies from the night of the living dead just crashed your easter egg hunt.) This game is way scarier than the first. Sometimes it gets so intense, you just gotta turn off the T.V. and regain your sanity. You'r walking down a hallway, a bloody zombie does a backflip through the window behind you and then procedes to feast apon your brain. Or you enter a new room and hear the faint shuffling of footsteps and moaning in the distance from some unkown place is enough to make your hair stand on end.

I have 3 tips for you:

1) Buy this game because it rules.
2) Don't EVER EVER play this game at midnight, alone, and with the lights off.
3) Trust me on number 2

Resident Evil 0
by: colacobj    On: 2002-12-16

Scares the frickin crap out of you! Still, one of the most fabulous games in history. This takes place before the whole RE series. Perfect graphics, superb interactive envirements, and as scary as hell, believe me. I'd definetly rent or buy this game, it's totally worth it. Even though there are flesh eating zombies, you'll love it. Brace yourself for a great game.
Best of the Evil Collection to date!
by: jonnyzz    On: 2002-12-07

All I can say is that if you haven't enjoyed any Resident Evil games in the past, then Resident Evil Zero might just change your mind about them. I rented the title, but being a fan of the other games in the series I can assure you that this will not be absent in my collection of GCN games for much longer. With the new ability to play as two characters at once, new monsters, and a plot that brings the first Resident Evil for GCN all together, it proves itself to be a very unique horror/adventure title.
And I hardly even have to mention the fascinating graphics that have made the Resident Evil titles legendary. Capcom has struck gold once again with audio and visual effects, whether it's slowly traversing the top of a speeding train during a downpour, or listening to the dying cries of a twelve foot mutant scorpion, the game is so realistic that it is sometimes SCARY.
The game is respectively rated M for its blood and gore, and those with a (very) weak stomach might want to steer clear, as this title doesn't have an option to turn off the blood. But for those of you who can handle the gruesome viuals, Resident Evil Zero is near movie quality.
With challenging puzzles, killer graphics (not to mention zombies), and a mysterious plot that will keep you guessing, Resident Evil Zero is, all in all, a game that no one should miss (except perhaps the young who might want to stick to pokemon...isn't it past your bedtime?)
This game is o.k.
by: halfliferyan    On: 2002-12-07

RE0 is the 2nd best to me it's bad how you can drop stuff and trade charactors. It kind of sucks you cant use a crate in it like in the old Resident evil 0 for N64 pal version you could'nt trade charactors in this old one but the graphits are tight the old one graphits really sucked.In my opinion this one is really tight to the Resident evil remake. But in my opinion Resident evil online for PS2 will be a little better than this. But my favorite Resident evils is Resident evil code veronica x and Resident evil 1.5 demo. What is different to 0 and 1.5 is in RE 1.5 you can get to through grenades and plant C4.
The Prequel!
by: piercedbigd    On: 2002-12-06

Ever Wonder what went on, before Jill, Chris, happened to stumble into this massive mansion, in the early 90's. Where did it all start? Resident Evil was one of the first games for my Playstion. May it rest in piece, I need a new one. Well this game brings you to the story of the Alpha Team. The Graphics are absoulutly stunning, although it is not the first, the orignal scare is not there as it was with RE. RE0 still has it's qualities, I suggest playing the game with the lights off and the sound up high. I can't get over the graphical improvment that the RE series as gone through. I had Impure thoughts when Rebbeca bent down and picked up the shotgun. It is that good. I haven't played the the third RE Nemesis, and i don't intend to, the first was great the second ok, but the whole storyline is what has intrigued me into this one. It's worth it, Enjoy it.
Resident Evil 0
by: deserteagle7    On: 2002-12-04

This is a great game, even when you beat it (provided you beat it) there is an entire mini game to win with some excelent rewards like unlimited ammo for certain guns. The partner zapping also adds a lot of srategy for solving the many puzzles of the game and also gives a lot more fire power when fighting the monsters. Lets just say that two shotguns are much better than one. The bad thing is that those shotguns take up two of your item slots unlike the other games in the series. There is also my all time favorite gun, the Desert Eagle magnum to pop the heads off of zombies. All around this is a great game if you like to kill zombies, or are a fan of the Resident Evil series.
The new features are much better than I thought
by: indianajones27    On: 2002-12-04

I was excited when I first heard about the forthcoming Resident Evil 0. I've played almost every RE game available and I've loved them all. When I heard about the new feature (you have two characters to control instead of one) I must admit I was a little wary. I thought it would be a lot harder to play having to worry about two characters getting attacked instead of one. I'm happy to say, my doubts were unnecessary. Having two characters to control was actually a pleasant addition. You can command your secondary character to fight if attacked or stay dormant if you are low on ammo. You can also tell your secondary character to stay where they are or accompany you. This feature enables you to have help if you need it with extra firepower and carry more items. There are times in the game when you are forced to go off on your own and times then you are required to have your partner with you to solve certain puzzles. In my opinion, it is a welcome addition to the RE games. The story and plot fills in nicely the holes left before the ocurrence of the original Resident Evil. The puzzles are of the same variety as other RE games. They are challenging yet with the clues provided they can be solved without much frustration. The graphics are incredible and the atmosphere is just as eerie and menacing as ever. I actually jumped and yelled in fright on numerous occasions. The only thing I didn't like is that there are no storage boxes like in the other RE games. However, you are able to exchange things between partners or drop them once you have picked them up. Also, the game does take longer trying to work with two characters instead of one but that is a small gripe. All in all I was very pleased with Resident Evil 0 and very much look forward to the next installment in the series.
An excellent game, but not without flaws
by: broken_wing191    On: 2002-12-03

Resident Evil Zero plays out like Night of the Living Dead. You're thrust into a world surrounded by zombies and low on ammunition. The survival horror aspect of the game is flawless, and no other series can rival the Resident Evil series in this respect. Yet, flaws such as tedious puzzles and awkward control which have plagued other Resident Evil games, affect this one as well. Difficulty in turning corners can cause numerous frustrating deaths, and most puzzles feel as if they're the same puzzle as the one you just completed, only with a slight superficial twist.
Resident Evil Zero is still a great game though, and anyone who has enjoyed the other games in the series, or just likes a good adventure should p ick up Resident Evil Zero.
dumb game, but pretty
by: dlefner    On: 2002-12-01

no item boxes, stupid 2-person partner system that will kill your partner and end the game easy even if you are the mack dad. i bought a gamecube for this??? after alienating us all by giving nintendo the exclusive rights to the best game franchise, this really is the nail in the coffin for capcom and the RE series. the graphics are amazing though. i'm not slagging this of for no reason either, i am the biggest RE fan in the world.
Um...I'm a little confused
by: cww1971    On: 2002-11-28

Like almost everyone else who reviews the new RE titles for the GameCube, I am completely blown away by the gameplay, the graphics, and the scare factor. It is everything a fun role-playing game should be. I have nothing negative to say about either title. Not even about the controls! The original RE game for the Playstation is what compelled me to buy a gaming system in the first place several years ago. That being said, I don't believe the facility you spend the majority of your time in in the new RE 0 title is the mansion, as everyone claims. I have not finished the game to the end yet, so maybe I shouldn't be commenting on this. Maybe it turns up later in the game?
Evil Uncovered with Zero Tolerance
by: zinshades    On: 2002-11-28

The first GameCube All Original Resident Evil. The game picks up the backstory, before the mansion, the Island, Raccoon City...before it all. Now we know why Rebecca Chambers was in the mansion in the first place. We know her story.

Typical Resident Evil. For new RE players, a learning curve is involved, but fans will be well used to the layout.

Breathtaking cut-scenes and character movements. It stays in league with the RE remake and also expands in certain ways. Japanese model & singer Ayumi Hamasaki modeled for the character of Rebecca, so anyone familiar with her will know the charater is gorgeous.

Typical RE gameplay, search, explore, unlock puzzles. I'm not going to go into great length on this review simply because most of us know what to expect by now.

Gameplay II:
The buddy system is like a double-edged sword. It's clever to add the new aspect to the game which helps in tough spots. You can have a character explore one part of the passenger train and the Umbrella Research & Training facility while the other explores another area. Team the two up (Rebecca Chambers and escaped convict Billy Coen) and you've got double firepower to take down the various creatures (both new ones & old ones, some of the newer are very interesting.) Certain situations will leave one character needing the help of the other, i.e. trapped in a room and the only way to get out is to have the other character solve the problem.

One of the creepiest sound settings in RE history. Turn out the lights, put the headphones on, and play away. Every movement, natural sound, and haunting music was placed into the game.

A great new prequel to the Resident Evil series. With RE 2, Nemesis, and Code: Veronica due out in 2003 for GameCube, the series will live on. Don't forget, the all new continuation Resident Evil 4 is due in 2003 as well.

Robert Eldridge (...)

Just as great as the REmake.......
by: Anonymous    On: 2002-11-25

The REmake was the first time I ever played a game in the RE series and it just blew me away. RE Zero did the exact same. This game truly has it, storyline, gameplay and the fright factor are all there. If you truly want to enjoy this game to the fullest, play while you are all alone in the dark.

One common complaint about the RE series on the gamecube is that the controls are quite complicated. While I admit that it did take me 2 minutes to get use to the controls, it was no longer an issue from that point forward. ...

If you dont get this game, you are truly missing out. The only thing that keeps me going is knowing that RE2 will be out in January!!!

by: Anonymous    On: 2002-11-25

A true Great Resident Evil
by: dirtay425    On: 2002-11-25

It's RE and it's fun. nuff said. Killing zombies is always fun and this game rocks. Bring on RE4
Please don't hurt me
by: foxtrotdelta    On: 2002-11-25

I'm an avid Resident Evil/Nintendo fan. But one factor that i've noticed in the R.E. series is that the game can be easily beat in one weekend. Either I'm that good or...the game's too short. I recently purchased the highly anticipated Zero, and was not disappointed. No adjective can decribe the graphics on this game. The "Partner-Zapping" added more depth . I found this game rather easy. Although you have two people to worry get twice the firepower. But there are scenarios where the pair will be seperated. The sound is top-notch. It's so detailed that you can hear the blades of grass swaying in the background. The controls are the same as in the other R.E. series. I don't know why people complain about the controls. It's so easy to navigate with, though I find myself running into walls a lot when I first experience R.E. I guess you'll have to get used to it 'cause it's here to stay. If you have a GameCube, get this game. Even if you don't have a GameCube, get it. No other game on the market can mimic the masterpiece Capcom developed. You'll appreciate how lucky you are to experience the GameCube at it's finest. Until next time, we all have to wait 'till R.E.4. to see what Capcom has up their sleeves.
Resident Evil's back....again
by: Anonymous    On: 2002-11-24

I only rented this game a couple of days ago, but so far I have gotten a nice picture of what it is. This is the very first RE(chronologically) in the series. It has all the stuff of the other RE versions, including the mansion and the lab. First the complaints, and then the pros.
1.The "partner" system.
It's not that there is a partner that I dont like, its that they are overly used. I found myself switching between characters constantly. You can set your partner to stay put, or come with you as a team. You can tell them to help in battle, or do nothing, but that is all. Each has a special ability. Billy can push or lift things Rebecca can't. This is used WAY too much and almost all of the puzzles use the buddy system.
2. Excessive backtracking.
I know this is common in the RE games, but you only get 6 item slots, and many of the weapons take two slots to carry. Then you need 2 spaces for ammo, and your handgun, which leaves you one space for an item. There is no way to expand your storage, like insome other versions by picking up a utility pouch like in RE2. Problaby my biggest problem is that there is no item boxes, but to make up for that you can "drop" things. I have left all sorts of things all over the place. On the map,though, it tells you where you left them so backtracking is a little easier. But it was a bad move to ditch item boxes.
3. Too short
Even thought this game needs 2 Cd's, I have heard that there is overall less than 7 hours of gameplay if you know what youre doing.
4. More of the same.
This game is just like all the other RE ones, but prettier. The train is a new thing to try and break it up a little. You still go through the mansion, get to the lab, and beat the final virus-beast. I will get a lot of disagreements here, but I thing the next RE should be completely REdone with a different scenario, different characters, and something NEW. I feel that the existing RE scenario is just getting old and worn out.
1/2. Audio/video.
All I can is WOW. The graphics are awesome, maybe even a little better than the REmake. I didn't see any slowdown during the game at all. Everything looks real.
As for audio, the music is fitting and is placed well. SFX are very real and convincing. However, there is a lack of music in much of the game and SFX take over.
3. A nice deep story.
Even though the story is old and getting worn out, it is still nice. I'm saying that it is a good story, not that I like it.
4. A few good scares.
There is certinaly a few good scenes where you will jump out of your seat, but a lot less than the REmake.

Well, the game barely broke even. A nice game, but not without its shortfalls. A solid rent,maybe two, but think twice about a buy. It looks awesome at first on the train, but I was dissapointed when I had to go through the mansion again, like in the other ones. Please think about buying this game before you do it.

Classic Survival Horror
by: wingnut19    On: 2002-11-21

All the elements that made Resident Evil a hit make this one just as good. Added features such as switching between the two charecters, and dropping items anywhere on the screen give it some originality. I have been a fan of the RE series since the very first game for Play Sation, and this game is no exception. The graphics are stunning (even better then the remake). I look forward to spending hours playing this game.
This game is ... GREAT!
by: dimples8641    On: 2002-11-21

This game is really cool!! I like the new buddy-zapping system. You can also stand back-to-back and shoot in both directions, if you want to. If you are a parent with a child under 17, DO NOT let them purchase this game. There is an excessive amount of vulgarity and violence. For those of you that are older than 17, enjoy the game!Although you have an arsenal of a large number of guns, there is more puzzles than shooting. The puzzles are harder than you can imagine, and as much of a pro gamer as I am, een I cannot figure out these puzzels. If you have played Resident Evil 1, and you know about crimson heads, in Resident Evil 0 there are no crimson heads. SHEESH! At least they could do something nice for you! There is only one zombie I dispise. That zombie is the leech zombie. They are practically invincible, and when you do kill them, (after about twenty shots with a shotgun), they fall apart into leeches, who jump on you and suck the blood from your body, and if you don't kill them, they will form another leech zombie!!!UUURRRRGH!!!!! Also, the main character, Rebecca, is killed extremely easily by just about anything, and sometimes, you are FORCED to send Rebecca on solo missions.
All in all, this is a great game to purchase for someone UNDER 17!
Yet another beauty from the masterminds of Capcom
by: seraphim_24    On: 2002-11-20

Need more proof that Nintendo GameCube is indeed a powerful console? If you still think that XBox is the end all tell of video games, shame on you. Once more Capcom has put out a game of amazing beauty for the GameCube, once more they have given us a game containing better graphics than anything on XBox, and once more they manage to scare us half to death, and make us have a blast at the same time.
This game is not without faults, however. I play this game on a 27" GE TV. I guess because of the large screen (there are larger) I can see a lot more of the flaws that SOME, but not all of the game's cut scenes contain. Over all this game looks better than the RE-make released earlier this year, but there are some scenes that contain a jarring amount of aliasing (jaggies), which I firmly believe, could have been smoothed out better. On the other side of the coin there is not one hick up in the flow of the cinemas, where as the RE Make had occasional skipping in some parts of the game. I believe that neither flaw needs to exist, but neither the occasional jaggies, nor vinyl looking FMV sequences detract much from the enjoyability of RE 0 which is still a fantastic game.
The control is still an issue. While I agree that the control style is clunky, I am so used to it these days that it doesn't matter to me. I'll take this control style over the mouse & keyboard dual analogue control style that has been rearing its ugly head a lot of late. I also enjoyed the character swapping; it was smooth, with no additional loading like I feared it would need. It ads a lot to the game play.
I think that the ability to drop items anywhere is a double edge sword. On one hand its nice to be able to do that for an emergency when you need a really big gun and can't grab it because you have two herbs that are wasting space, or a brief case, or whatever... but I miss the item boxes where I could dump everything and be able to magically get it from another box further in the game. Having both would have been nice.
Over all RE 0 is a worthy addition to the Resident Evil Saga, and a welcome one at that. I still wish that they would completely remake RE 2, 3 and Code Veronica while they're at it. So far these GameCube Resident Evils have been phenomenal... I am eager to get my hands on part 4.
ok, not as good as the previous REs
by: lshelton2    On: 2002-11-19

i love biohazard/resident evil. unfortunately, capcom changed a few things that were staples of RE: 1) no item boxes. what the heck were they thinking? 2) instead of letting the story put you in control of another character, which was very cool in previous REs, you have to keep track of two characters at all times in this one. big mistake. it was much more frightening when you were off adventuring around in creepy mansions or wherever by yourself, only to run into other people infrequently. solving puzzles/perfoming tasks with two players [stinks]. and you'd better make sure you're in control of rebecca at all times because if you try to run away and there are two zombies around her she is so weak that she will die almost immediately which is... since you as the player didn't do anything wrong. i did give RE0 2 stars though because it is an incredibly gorgeous game.
Ms. Chambers, I presume
by: krusty_the_klown    On: 2002-11-19

This game remains true to the series, pumping the game full of cheap, yet frightening scares, an interesting plot and hordes of vicious monsters. The new character switch is a treat. Unfortunately, the video game is somewhat short. Not as good as the Resident Evil Remake for Gamecube, but incredibly enjoyable nontheless.
Zero simply, IS THE BOMB!
by: Anonymous    On: 2002-11-19

This is the greatest video game I have ever played, You may think the game takes place all on a train, well part of it does, You also get to go to the Mansion, Yes the mansion. You can also quickly switch between characters when ever you want or control both at the same time. This game is absolutly outstanding and am glad I chose Gamecube over PS2 for now I can play the resident evil collection on Gamecube!
The door to safety is hut. There is no turning back...
by: whitspen    On: 2002-11-18

First of all I would like to give my congrats to Capcom 4 keeping this series alive and also making each game better!

If I had 1 word 2 describe this game, it would b WOW!!! This game is like a rollercoaster, literally. You start out as Rebecca Chambers (member of the poor Bravo Team) who, along with her squad, was sent to investigate the large string of horrific murders in Raccon City Forrest. The victims were apparently...eaten. While searching 4 clues u stumble upon a dead train(literally). It appears as if some kind of thing killed all the passengers and crew... You search 4 clues. U notice a man is holding a walkie-talkie and u take it. While ur back is turned 2 the man his head begins to slowly turn towards u... U hear him and spin around w/ ur barreta. He stands up along w/ numerous other passengers that eargely await being fed...

Resident Evil 0 is truly unique in its setting, setup, and plot. Wats awesome is u soon team up w/ an ex convict. U can switch between this 2 characters and go alone, or team up swat team style, each covering each others back.

Here r my ratings 4 this game...(5 stars being best)
5* graphics
These graphics will blow u away! u can c individual letters on papers or a single droplet of blood!

5* fun
This game is incredibly fun and has great replay value. wat makes it very fun 4 me are the monsters including the undead, experimental leeches(r infecting w/ t-virus, r virus causing abnormal body growth and aggresiveness), a very large scorpian! and an odd mutant-like creature that wont frickin' die! ...just 2 name a few.

5* characters
The characters are truely realistic and believavble. Capcom does such a good job in developing its characters that u either want 2 hav a funeral service when 1 dies or u hate him so bad that u want 2 kill his entire blood-line.(I luv the bosses)

5* plot and setting
this is r evil 0's best attribute, a setting and plot so scary you'll want 2 wet ur pants. the setting is very dark and forbidding, along with of very good conspiracy plot. These 2 combined w/ compel u 2 go 2 church on sunday more ofter(the power of christ compels u).

5* puzzles

Like its brethen, r evil 0 requires a lot of intelligence. The puzzles are often hard, requiring a lot of thought and luck, and are also fun.(they often require the use of ur partner)

Bottom Line: Resident Evil 0 is the hero! Buy this game if you are allowed 2(high amount of blood and gore) and is THE SCARIEST GAME EVER!!! IT IS THE BEST RESIDENT EVIL GAME SINCE THE ORIGINAL!!!

Best Zombie Killing YET!!!!!
by: mslove2u    On: 2002-11-18

We bought this game on Nov 12th, and stayed up til Nov 13th playing and all I can say is --- THIS IS THE BEST EVER!!!!!!!!

Compared to the original Resident Evil this is so much more real, you almost expect Rebecca & Billy to come running into the room when the cut scene starts.

This game is reason enough to own the Game Cube, I can hardly wait for Evil 1 & 2 to come out in January.
This game will get the adrenilian pumping!!!

better than Resident Evil one for Gamecube
by: kakarot44    On: 2002-11-18

Resident Evil Zero begins in July 1998, one day before the events in Resident Evil, following a bizarre succession of murders in the Arklay Mountains located just outside the small mid-western town of Raccoon City. Because of the unusual nature of the murders, the Raccoon City Police Department sends six members of the elite S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics And Rescue Squad) Bravo Team including Rebecca, a young women on her first mission, to investigate.
As the team sets out in their helicopter, they spot a mysterious train stopped in the woods. Then suddenly, for some unknown reason the engine in the chopper stalls. As the chopper begins to fall into the woods the team sees a burning wagon in the distance. After the crash, the team decides to split up to investigate the two sightings. One team sets out to investigate the wagon and the other team, including Rebecca, to investigate the train. As Rebecca enters the mysterious train, the horror and the battle to survive Resident Evil Zero begins.
let the darkness flow once again
by: zerothedarkstalker    On: 2002-11-17

Capcom has out done themselves again this new chapter in the ongoing resident evil saga, but this has got to be one of the best. First off charater design is great Rebecca has never looked better, and Billys look isn't to bad either. Also this new partner system makes boss battles/ random battles allot more fun, but sometimes annoying (just to let you know if billy or rebecca dies even if your not in control of them its game over). So with the new partner system they of course had to make the monsters stronger and capcom really did well here, human leeches to lurkers (a huge frog monster), they're all annyoing and super strong (be sure to pack some moltivo when fighting a human leech), but ofcourse all your old favorites from the original are lurking around somewhere. And of course like all resident evils the bonuses for beating the game always make you wana replay the game. Some of the bonuses are *leech hunter mini game, submachine gun, rocket launcher with infinate amo, special costumes, *infinite hand gun, *infinite hunting gun, *magnum revolver with infinate amo, *infinate amo all guns (bonuses with *are unlocked with leech hunter mini game.
Nothing to bad but some people who are new to playing resident evil don't like the controls. The weapon diversity isn't as good, although they did add in moltivo, we've seen everything else. some new weapons or perhaps bringing some other weapons from RE2, RE3 or RE code veronica would really spice things up. Theres nothing like mowing down zombies with a chain gun right?

Another great addition to the resident evil story. I hope capcom will use this partner system again.

Capcom does it Again!
by: pavex1    On: 2002-11-15

First off, I've JUST gotten this game. For 2 days in fact. I was Immediately struck by the graphics! The Gamecube is deceptive. A small, diminuative machine that can PUMP the polys! In RE0 you come upon this train AND an escaped Murderer! Do things stop there? NO.....when the spores start to fly & morph into incredible monsters YOUR task is just beginning! The one NEW thing I am quite impressed with & like alot is the solo or team feature! One can play as Rebbecca OR Billy or team up together!

Going down the aisle of a train with zombies on all side with you covering each others backs is a BLAST! Have one character go do one task & then switch to the other & do another task. Many times this cooperative type of play is the difference between success or "you have died!". Any follower of RE series will LOVE this game & those who haven't played one (WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM?) you'll LOVE what the Cube can do! It's not just for Kids anymore!

0 is the bomb!!!
by: jeremyb_wwjd    On: 2002-11-14

Resident Evil 0 is a step above Resident Evil Remake for a lot of reasons:

1. Item Boxes are gone - you can leave items anywhere you want in this game. But there is a minor problem with this because if you drop an item somewhere and you need later than you have to backtrack and find it.

2. Partner Zapping - This is totally awesome. You can play with two characters at a time and follow their story together. You will need do this often in order to solve puzzles in the game.

I haven't gotten very far only since I got it on the 13th. I'm still on the train.

Graphics 5.0/5.0 - The graphics are awesome. Curtains blowing from the wind and bottles moving about the train floor. It looks awesome. Plus there is no pause in the cutscenes like there was in Res Evil.

Control 4.5/5.0 - I'm giving it this high of a score becuase I am used to the controls and they don't bother me. Some people who have never played will complain because they are not use to it.

Fun Factor 5.0/5.0 - What's more fun than wasting zombies or blowing dogs out of the air with your handgun.

There are also plenty of new enemies including the scorpion, leeches, leech zombie (which you'll have to see for yourself) and many others.

I would definitely recommend RE0 to anyone. And it's ONLY on Gamecube.

by: Anonymous    On: 2002-11-14

One word, WOW. Get this game now! I just picked up my reserved copy today and i was totally blown away by the graphics and gameplay. So far the game has not been too difficult, but not easy either. I love the zapping system, it helps the games appeal out a whole lot. If you love RE (and even if u dont) go get this game now!!!
The Hardest One Yet-- Can You Survive . . . ?
by: resdntevilfreak    On: 2002-11-09

OK, all of you hardcore Resident Evil Fans, are you up to the challenge? Of course you are, and if you're like me you've been wating a while for it!

Personally, all of the games are great, they story is great, everything and anything Resident Evil is just-- great!

All of the games have had it's moments of dificulty, whether it be outrunning the hideous Nemesis, to outrunning Crimson Head zombies in the REmake.

Sure, those moments were difficult, but I believe that Zero will be the hardest RE game to date. Here's why:
1- 2 characters to worry about, at the same time
2- No more item boxes, sure they were a bit surreal, but I liked them-- not that I'm not going to love this game just the same!
3- From video's this game just looks hard
4- the graphics will bring a BIG sense of realism into the game, which can be terrifying at times (EG: Rainy nights, dark nights, anything to do with night =P )
5- The monsters look tough. There's hunters, tyrant like prototypes, scorpions, and-- oh yah! the undead.

One good thing that might make the game easier, or even more difficult:
I read in September's issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, and they say that they got rid of the Crimson Heads, mainly because there isn't much backtracking. Now, backtracking has always been a big part/issue in RE games, but without it there, will the game be harder?
I'm glad the Crimson's aren't there, the first couple times I saw them in the REmake I was scared as heck, they really catch you off guard, and require a big dossage of ammo, but I think that w/o backtracking the game might be a bit more difficult, because it's more area to have to remember, and if you put down an item somewhere, and need it, you have to remember the area's.

All in all, I canNOT wait for this game to come out (Nov 12)

Resident Evil Reborn
by: gamereader    On: 2002-11-04

Raccoon City, Umbrella Corporation, and the S.T.A.R.S. never looked or played so good!

Resident Evil Zero begins with these wierd ameaba creatures attacking a commuter train. When the S.T.A.R.S. (kind of a para-military elite S.W.A.T. team) goes to investigate, agent Rebecca Chambers is sent to explore the train while her comrades look around the tracks.

Poor Rebecca--right place, wrong time. When the not-so-dead train mysteriously takes off, some of the very dead commuters re-animate, and her only chance of survival is to pair up with an escaped prisoner.

Yes, Zero still has that clunky Resident Evil control scheme that sometimes leaves you funbling to run or shoot in the right direction. Yes, Zero is still stingy with the typewriter ribbons and save spots, leaving players struggling to survive as long as possible before saving their progress.

Other things have changed. You can now jump from Rebecca to Billy (the escaped maniacal killer who's not really so maniacal after all) just by pressing the > button. The game includes special puzzles for both Billy and Rebecca.

Though I have not finished this game, I can say that it is considerably larger than RE-2. Zero does still has the pre-rendered backgrounds. But the graphics in Zero are amazing, even better than the GameCube remake of the original game.

Overall, I would say that Resident Evil Zero is Capcom's best nightmare so far. Incredible graphics, great story with lots of surprises, and some new devices that bring new live to survival horror.

by: Anonymous    On: 2002-11-03

I've been following the RE series since the begining, and I have to say that RE Zero will most likely deliver for all RE fans. Despite the few prblems with the zapping system that was present in the demo, RE Zero is a very solid game.
Gimme gimme gimme :)
by: martijn_rozendaal    On: 2002-10-31

I own resident evil 1 and I thought that game was awesome.

Few weeks ago I saw the latest trailer of Resident evil zero, and I was truly astonished. Even better graphics then part one and more fmv's are added which makes the game a must for every die hard Resident evil fan, including me.

by: adsonic    On: 2002-10-20

Any comment I may add is only a drop in the sea of the RE fans thoughts, but I do like to point out that going back to the real beginning is so .....I have no words to describe it except I'm drooling for the idea that I'll be plying in where it all started...I cant wait for it to come out.
by: 5907    On: 2002-10-18

I've been wacthing this game since 2000 when rumors started.As a Die Hard fan of the Resident Evil Series owning all the Videogames including Survivor and Gaiden...this is a must have game for me.We get see Rebecca and the Bravo as their 'Copter crashes for no apparent reason.No items boxes will make it hard but the partner zapping system is something I've wanted since Resident Evil 1 in 1996.Their will also be new enemis to fight like Frogs,Scorpion and new Tyrant.Plus Wesker and Birkin are back to reveal more Umb. Secrets!I've pre-ordered my game and Guide i suggest you do the same.
The reason to own a Gamecube
by: theauthor9    On: 2002-10-17

The Resident Evil series is the reason why I bought a Gamecube last November even thought the Resident Evil remake wasn't released until May of 2002. It was well worth the wait and no matter how many times I replay it, it still sends shivers up my spine!!
Once again I am anticipating the newest chapter in the series with Resident Evil 0. Who would have thought that you could improve on perfection? The details in the backgrounds alone will have you stopping just to admire the realism. And to control TWO characters at the same time is just an added challenge to game that delivers the goods.
The graphics in Resident Evil 0 look to surpass Resident Evil 1 for the Gamecube.
I own an Xbox and fully endorse it to the max but seeing and playing Resident Evil on the Nintendo Gamecube makes me wonder why they haven't made such a marvelous game like this.
Nintendo was smart in making an exclusive deal with Capcom so that they could be the only console with the Resident Evil 0, the Resident Evil 1 remake and Resident Evil 4. Though Resident Evil 4 doesn't come out until late 2003/early 2004, I can only imagine what they have in store for us.
If you are looking for a reason to buy a Gamecube then Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 1 gives you two good reasons!!
The reason to own a Gamecube
by: theauthor9    On: 2002-10-17

The Resident Evil series is the reason why I bought a Gamecube last November even thought the Resident Evil remake wasn't released until May of 2002. It was well worth the wait and no matter how many times I replay it, it still sends shivers up my spine!!
Once again I am anticipating the newest chapter in the series with Resident Evil 0. Who would have thought that you could improve on perfection? The details in the backgrounds alone will have you stopping just to admire the realism. And to control TWO characters at the same time is just an added challenge to game that delivers the goods.
The graphics in Resident Evil 0 look to surpass Resident Evil 1 for the Gamecube.
I own an Xbox and fully endorse it to the max but seeing and playing Resident Evil on the Nintendo Gamecube makes me wonder why they haven't made such a marvelous game like this.
Nintendo was smart in making an exclusive deal with Capcom so that they could be the only console with the Resident Evil 0, the Resident Evil 1 remake and Resident Evil 4. Though Resident Evil 4 doesn't come out until late 2003/early 2004, I can only imagine what they have in store for us.
If you are looking for a reason to buy a Gamecube then Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 1 gives you two good reasons!!
Getting it, definitely
by: taorslovecraft    On: 2002-10-14

This is going to be one of the greatest games for the Nintendo Gamecube, ever. The graphics are simply amazing and don't think just because you're on a train for most of the game, you won't have much to do. Far from it. You can be in three different settings. The train, the Mansion (yes, you do go to the mansion in RE0), and the forrest. Plus, this time you don't just play one character through out the entire game. With the C-Stick button you can switch between Rebecca and Billy instantly. Another side note, there aren't Magickal Interlinking Item boxes anymore that you can drop your stuff into. In this new Resident Evil, you can lay your item wherever you want, in any room, anywhere. We get to learn more about what happened to the former S.T.A.R.S team before Chris, Jill, Berry, Wesker, and the gang arrived. We also get to learn more about how Wesker got involved with Umbrella. This game is going to be amazing, and on my top list of games to get.
In the Beginning, Umbrella Created the....
by: the_superstation    On: 2002-10-13

Something wicked is happening in the world of horror games, and it happens to be Resident Evil 0. It is a beautiful intermingling of terror in both sight and sound, playing with you in ways that go beyond the previously explored depths of horror that the last games offered. In this version, there are no more plot twists that mesh the other games directly into this one, instead giving us a moment of clarity that is interesting in some ways and claustrophobically strange in others. Now, we are given a clean slate by the producers, transporting us back to the day before everything transpired.
Included in this setup is something new, a feature that allows "partner zapping," letting you switch back and forth between two playable characters in real time. According to the producers, you end up controlling both characters approximately 70 to 80% of the time, allowing you to bring them both together or play them separately. This allows for some complexities to be introduced in the way of puzzles, plus provide obstacles that have been previously unheard of. This also makes it more difficult when you have to keep two people alive instead of one.

All in all, I found it a fun, if not quick, journey to zombified enrichment.

Oh No!!!!!!!!!
by: 4x4evo    On: 2002-10-07

The Re remake scared me so badly. I have seen some of the pictures of the new RE0 and it looks so much more freakier and looks like it offers tons more stuff. I am buying it the day it comes out.
Looks like the best game ever
by: eye4thopen    On: 2002-09-25

Iv been longing for this game ever since i heard of it's production back on N64, but then when i found out that it's going to be on Game Cube, that's was the coolest thing i ever heard couz i knew that the graphics would be awsome. So i can't wait untill it's realise. And any fan of RE has to buy this game. couz it's going to be awsome. the story is going to be awsome and everything about it is going to be amazing
Got Evil?
by: cubeaddict    On: 2002-09-24

Resident Evil has always been a great series, drawing you into a b-horror movie world and not letting go until the end credits roll.A terrific narrative has been building over the many sequels, introducing more and more characters and showing us how deep Umbrella's rabbit hole really goes.Now we get to see what transpired before the mansion incident. We get to see Rebecca Chambers star and play zombie-blasting heroine, complete with a new sidekick. New mutants await, too, but that's a given. the visuals in Zero look to surpass even the Resident evil remake released on the Cube earlier this year, and that game was all ace graphics.These graphics will make your eyes salivate and beg for more. This game is the best reason to go buy a gamecube if you're still waiting for a decent, even remotely enjoyable game for your X(tralarge)-box. Go buy.

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