Rebecca Chambers, the medic of Resident Evil one fights to survive hours before the first game, with the help of an accused murderer.




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Cast overview:
David Webster ...
Billy Coen (voice)
Ian Downie ...
James Arnold ...
James Kee ...
Marcia Brackett ...
Natasha Martina ...
Albert Wesker (voice)
Stanley Mwalawanda ...
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Tim Grimes ...


One day before the infamous mansion incident, Rebecca Chambers, the only surviving member of the Bravo team of the S.T.A.R.S. organization, is sent in with the rest of the Bravos, to a remote location in Raccoon Forest where they discover a burning wagon off in the distance, and a mysterious train, the team splits up and heads in two directions, Rebecca heading for the train. They went in to find answers to the brutal "cannibal murders" but what they discover is a conspiracy that they never could've imagined. Written by Special Agent Hunk

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12 November 2002 (USA)  »

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The official prequel to the Resident Evil series, which took over the spot for the first Resident Evil movie (2001). See more »


During the game's opening of the Bravo Team, Rebecca's pistol has a flashlight attachment on it. During the game however, the flashlight attachment disappears completely. See more »


Dr. James Marcus: [loud speaker] Attention! This is Dr. Marcus. Please be silent as we reflect upon our company motto: Obedience breeds discipline, discipline breeds unity, unity breeds power, power is life.
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Follows Resident Evil 2 (1998) See more »

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Addictive and clever, easier too.
8 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

A re-review of the HD version on the PS3/PS4.

Is used to really like RE0. The train, the darkness, the quiet atmosphere...I liked it more than RE1. It was one of the first games I played on my GameCube way back in 2004 and I was excited to play through it again remastered in HD. Disappointment has overwhelmed me. First of all, the reformatted aspect ratio doesn't work too well. The game was not designed for 1.78:1 and it is so cramped that important details are often cropped out of the frame.

And the controls...don't get me started. They are a nightmare! This is a game that frequently relies on fast escapes or quick-witted agility, but with the constantly switching camera angles the coordination and orientation causes havoc with the controller. I wanted to grind the controller into dust in my hands.

Why is the game so slow? The RE format of collecting items to open new areas to collect new items to open new areas is just far too tedious in 2017. I know that the "door opening" clips are a staple of the early RE series, but they were really just made to cleverly disguise the new areas being loaded. There is no reason for them to still be present on the PS3 it slows down the tension and becomes very boring very quickly.

The story of the game itself is good enough. Set right before the events of the first game it details the events leading up to the incident at Spencer Mansion. You take control of Rebecca Chambers (who had a small role in RE1) and escaped convict Billy Coen, switching between them as you wish. The AI of the characters is so poor, however, that they will constantly be getting in your way. A zombie after you? Don't expect Rebecca to move just slightly to the left to let you escape!

Once you finish the main game you will unlock Wesker Mode and Leech Hunter, a mini-game where you run around the training facility collecting little charms. Win this and you'll unlock more weapons with infinity ammo. Sadly, the Platinum is far too difficult. There are 48 trophies and some of them require you to finish the WHOLE GAME without saving or using a healing item. Even on easy mode with the infinite ammo and powerful weapons you will find this nearly impossible.

Older games remastered in HD are usually quite good, but the concept of RE0 was tailored for lesser systems and it should have been given a bigger overhaul.

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