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Resident Evil HD Remaster

Rating Summary

Based on 84 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

78%

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Summary: Resident Evil HD Remaster is a faithful HD port of the original game. This does mean all the flaws of the first Resident Evil, such as awkward controls, do remain but so does its charms such as its genuine sense of fear and quirky dialogue.

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jan 20, 2015
Xbox OneJan 20, 2015
PCJan 20, 2015

Publisher: Capcom

Genres: Horror, First-Person Shooter

The game that defined the survival-horror genre is back! Check out the remastered HD version of Resident Evil. In 1998 a special forces team is sent to investigate some bizarre murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Upon arriving they are attacked by a pack of blood-thirsty dogs and are forced to take cover in a nearby mansion. But the scent of death hangs heavy in the air. Supplies are scarce as they struggle to stay alive.

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IGN

8 / 10.0
IGN

Resident Evil does a good job of updating the look and feel of a classic survival horror game for a new audience.

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Nevertheless, Spencer Mansion ultimately fails as a locale because of its implausibility. It is a place that has been designed in service to the designer's puzzles, rather than vice-versa and, for this reason, feels fake and contrived, characteristics that undermine the horror rather than heighten it. As a product of a unique moment in the medium's technological evolution, Resident Evil HD is a fascinating place to revisit. But for many contemporary visitors it will be an unpleasant stay, not because the game's inhabitants are unusually hostile, or because its idiosyncrasies are unfashionable, but because its formative designs have simply been bettered.

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A brilliant, brutal survival horror dripping in atmosphere. It's from the oldest of schools, but still offers a rewarding challenge.

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A fresh take on a classic game, but not without a (gnarled) handful hang-ups. This is how you remember playing the game back in 1996.

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