Patreon button  Steam curated reviews  Discord button  Facebook button  Twitter button 
3DS | PC | PS4 | PS5 | SWITCH | VITA | XB1 | XSX | All

Resident Evil

Resident Evil (XSX) game cover art
Platform: GameCube
Tags: Adventure, Survival
Developer: Capcom
More Platforms: PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Saturn, Switch, Wii, Xbox 360
AKA: BioHazard (JP)

Resident Evil (GameCube) imageResident Evil (GameCube) imageResident Evil (GameCube) image

Staff Reviews

Resident Evil review

Reviewed January 21, 2009

Lewis Denby says: "In 1999, System Shock 2 showed the world that it's possible to craft an unspeakably brilliant and always-chilling tale, complete with horrifying characters and a relentlessly anxious and unfriendly atmosphere. It also proved that survival horror in its truest sense - a focus on the conservation of resources in a harrowing, otherworldly situation - doesn't have to be restricted by godawful movement and an errant camera, and certainly that tension doesn't have to be ramped up by not being able to see where you're going. Why, when we have a wonderful benchmark like that, are we still lapping up rubbish like this?"
Lewis's avatar

Reader Reviews

Resident Evil review

Reviewed May 02, 2009

bloomer says: "Conventional wisdom says that Survival Horror diverged into two broad schools in the decade following its widespread inception via Capcom's Resident Evil (RE). There was the Resident Evil school, which presented the player with a reality filled with physical threats and horrors, and there was the Silent Hill school, which toyed with the player's engagement with reality itself. Or; Silent Hill was about dreams and nightmares. Resident Evil was about trying to avoid being torn apart. "
bloomer's avatar

Resident Evil review

Reviewed December 23, 2003

djy8c says: "Welcome to the world of survival horror "
djy8c's avatar

Resident Evil review

Reviewed January 02, 2003

jill says: "Overview: "
jill's avatar

Resident Evil review

Reviewed March 15, 2007

mrshotgun says: "Before the release of the original Resident Evil in the mid1990s, the Survival Horror genre was an obscure, struggling subset of the Action genre. With sub par, little known games like Alone in the Dark and Clock Tower, Survival Horror was barely staying afloat. All that changed when Capcom, already a well established company with the legendary Megaman series under its banner, released a little game called Biohazard. It was an unexpected hit in Japan, and it was quickly released in the States, i..."
mrshotgun's avatar

Resident Evil review

Reviewed October 08, 2016

zork86 says: "The Survival Horror peak of the Resident Evil series"
zork86's avatar

Resident Evil Reviews Around the Internet

Below are links to Resident Evil reviews we found on external sites. If the site's content is still active, you can click on the rating the site awarded the game to open the review in a new tab or window, or click the name of the site to see a selection of other reviews from that outlet. The game's average score across the referenced sites (not including sites that don't offer a numerical score) is indicated to the right.

External Site

More GameCube Games to Consider...
Details NA EU JP
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker artwork The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Reviews: 13
Tags: Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: March 25, 2003 (North America)
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem artwork Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Reviews: 9
Tags: Adventure, Horror
Release Date: June 25, 2002 (North America)
Metroid Prime artwork Metroid Prime
Reviews: 8
Tags: Adventure, First-Person, Sci-Fi
Release Date: November 19, 2002 (North America)

At HonestGamers, we love reader reviews. If you're a great writer, we'd love to host your Resident Evil review on this page. Thanks for your support, and we hope you'll let your friends know about us!

User Help | Contact | Ethics | Sponsor Guide | Links

eXTReMe Tracker
© 1998-2022 HonestGamers
None of the material contained within this site may be reproduced in any conceivable fashion without permission from the author(s) of said material. This site is not sponsored or endorsed by Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Microsoft, or any other such party. Resident Evil is a registered trademark of its copyright holder. This site makes no claim to Resident Evil, its characters, screenshots, artwork, music, or any intellectual property contained within. Opinions expressed on this site do not necessarily represent the opinion of site staff or sponsors. Staff and freelance reviews are typically written based on time spent with a retail review copy or review key for the game that is provided by its publisher.