Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster has the look and feel of a modern game, but its real problems started in 2002 and were never solved. It's a forgettable entry in an outstanding series that just doesn't measure up because of its story problems, overwhelming inventory management, and horrible predictability. Reanimating this limp corpse of a survival game in high definition only brings back the disappointment I felt when I played it the first time.
Abstruse, demanding and silly, Resident Evil Zero has nevertheless stood time's test, thanks to its ingenious design and exquisite style.
A beautiful remaster of a game that tries to recreate the magic of the original Resident Evil, but repeatedly fails to do so.
The last of the 'classic' Resident Evil games, Zero is now clunky and often infuriating. But the HD conversion looks and sounds superb, and once you get used to its quirks, it's still a class act.
The least scary and least imaginative Resident Evil returns, and although it's not the worst Resi sequel it certainly is the most boring.
A skillfully crafted example of bygone horror games that still holds up today
Resident Evil 0 is better in retrospect than it was at release
Resident Evil Zero HD makes an already good survival-horror game better with upgraded visuals, modern controls, and an exciting new way to play.
Overall, Zero HD is a pleasant surprise after the underwhelming Resident Evil HD Remastered last year. There are still issues inherent in the original game, but Zero is still fun to play. And hey, it's way better than Resident Evil 6.
As a whole, Resident Evil Zero isn't one of my favorite entries, but with the amount of care that went into this remake, like Resident Evil HD Remaster before it, I'm really coming around. In fact, just get both if you don't have them already.
Resident Evil Zero HD isn't exactly the most beloved game in the franchise, yet the high quality of the HD upgrade makes it well worth a look for fans of the series. It still features the main issues that the previous version had, but the detail that's gone into the restoration work is highly commendable and the new Wesker mode is worth unlocking. If only the base game wasn't more inventory management than surviving a zombie outbreak.
As Capcom continues to churn out remakes, each seem to get better than the last based on consumer feedback. Resident Evil 0 HD has the amount of visual and auditory polish I'd expect from a Capcom remake, with the same frustrations I've had with early entries in the iconic series. With that said, Resident Evil 0 HD should easily cater to fans of the series, but without the rose-colored glasses of nostalgia, I came away more frustrated than impressed.
Resident Evil Zero HD will satisfy any puzzle-solving fan and it uses the two characters wisely in many sections of the game. The information you collect from roaming around the map and picking up journal entries is fantastic and acts as a great origin story for the series. However, the story you play is weak, the characters are bland, and the shooting is terrible. There’s also no sign of horror in this supposedly horror game.
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Resident Evil Zero HD is a good old school survival horror, full of great, dark atmosphere. Despite the obvious technical improvements is the gameplay that suffers the most: clunky and often unintuitive, the game has aged badly, although this doesn't affect the overall quality of the game.
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Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster is still a fantastic update to an older game, but this one just isn't the classic that the original was. There's still some great survival horror gameplay, but the overall experience is not quite as thrilling or memorable. Still, for those starving for true survival horror this will certainly fit the bill.
Resident Evil 0 looks and sounds better than ever, providing the same great game as before, even if the controls feel somewhat unnatural at times.
A wonderful upgrade of one of the most derivative and dull titles in the series.
RE Zero is a great example of why old-school horror releases are beloved and special. With a few new technical upgrades, it has largely made a graceful return on current systems. The emphasis on resource management, exploration, and puzzle solving are enjoyable features I wish more modern horror games employed. But, RE Zero still isn't without its flaws, especially with the way it handles combat.
I'd say that, if you already bought and played Resident Evil last year, this won't be an essential purchase. However, the physical release bundles both games together, and I'd say that's at least worth a punt. As far as the game on its own goes, I guess I'm kind of happy to see it.. but it just makes me long for that Resident Evil 2 do-over.