Resident Evil

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Resident Evil
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Capcom, Westwood Studios
Capcom
Resident Evil
Resident Evil
Survival Horror
CD-ROMPlayStation CD-ROM
Microsoft Windows, PlayStation and Saturn
Retail Features
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Ratings
Resident EvilResident Evil
Main Credits
Shinji Mikami
Shinji Mikami
Retail Minimum Specifications
Operating System(s)
Windows 95
CPU(s)
Intel Pentium 90 MHz
Graphics RAM
4 MiB
Sound
16-bit
Optical Drive
4x CD-ROM
European Union European Release Date(s)
PlayStation
August 11996

Microsoft Windows
September 171997

Saturn
October 11997
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
PlayStation
March 301996

Microsoft Windows
September 171997

Saturn
August 311997
Australia Australian Release Date(s)
PlayStation
August 11996

Microsoft Windows
September 171997

Saturn
October 11997
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Steam | Xbox Live

Resident Evil, known in Japan as Bio Hazard (バイオハザード?), is a survival horror video game by Capcom. The inaugural title and first instalment in the Resident Evil series, it was originally released in 1996 for the PlayStation and was subsequently ported to the Saturn and PC. A further re-releases was made for the PlayStation, the Director's Cut, and the Director's Cut: Dual Shock Version

In 2002, a remake of the game was released for the GameCube featuring new graphics, voice acting and many significant gameplay changes. A Nintendo DS port of the original was released in early 2006 as Resident Evil: Deadly Silence.

It was one of the first games to be dubbed a "survival horror," borrowing from "ambient horror" games such as Sweet Home and Alone in the Dark. Accordingly, Game Informer refers to "the original Resident Evil" as "one of the most important games of all time." The inspiration for Resident Evil was the earlier Capcom game Sweet Home. Shinji Mikami was initially commissioned to make a horror game set in a haunted mansion like Sweet Home.

Reception[edit | edit source]

SEGA Saturn Magazine gave the Saturn version a score of 94% upon its release in 1997.[1]

GamePro named Resident Evil one of the top 20 most important games ever made.[2]

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