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Average Player Score Based on 11662 ratings
8.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 11662 ratings
  1. 10 (4056)
  2. 9 (5484)
  3. 8 (1516)
  4. 7 (367)
  5. 6 (94)
  6. 5 (52)
  7. 4 (19)
  8. 3 (9)
  9. 2 (17)
  10. 1 (52)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.7

    Why this is rated below RE 4 I do not know!

    This game is one that deserves to be in a gaming hall of fame. There are many things that make this game great. The ink ribbons truly makes this a survival-horror and ammo conservation is a must. The grenade glitch is ki... Read Full Review

    11 of 12 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Resident Evil

  • Review Score:9.2

    This game started the survival-horror genre.

    Back in 1985, Super Mario Bros. brought video games back to our world after the video game crash of 1983. Then, in 1987, adventure games were introduced with The Legend Of Zelda and Metroid. Then there were RPG, racing, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    The born of an uLtimate cLassic game

    The reLease of Resident eviL ment the unLeash of ALL resident eviL series. The game was a revoLution and I think it was aiming to have the same gamestyLe as ALone in the dark and in fact it was and was much more better t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    If it wasn't for this game the survival horror games wouldn't have so many fans.

    This game was the reason that I like survivor horror games so much.This was the first game that needed more them one hour to finish.In the beginning you get to choose 2 players with a different storyline. The game starts... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    The game that invented the survival horror genre.

    When this game came out it was the scariest game I had ever experianced. This series is the only one that has actually made me jump. I first played it when it came out for the original Playstation system and I instantly ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    The game that started it all.

    The original Resident Evil...and while not the first ever rendition of the Survival Horror genre its the one that really got the ball rolling. First time i played this was when I was about 6 i tink, and that was the day... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    The original and the best

    Resident Evil was the first playstation game I ever played and I’ll always look back on it with fond memories. Although the game mechanics and concepts would remain the same throughout the rest of the series what sets th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

    I played this game since I was 6 years old and i love it.

    This game is one of the greatest games ever made in any time line even today. This is a classic game that will never grow old. It's great scary atmosphere, awsome graphics(at that time), awsome bosses, and great scener... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.4

    The first Horror game to actually have me scared to go to sleep!

    Back when Playstation games came in large boxes there was this new type of horror game available. Resident Evil. And in no way did we think that this game was gonna explode into being on of the greatest franchises ever c... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    This is where it all began.

    This game contains scenes of explicit violence and gore. These phrases have gone on and on in the Resident Evil game series. This first game was/is pretty awesome still, I sometimes play this game nowadays because it was... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    This is where it all began...

    The first Resident Evil game really made something special. Not only in the franchise but also in the all Survival-Horror genre. Zombies, viral, survival, blood, gore, nightmare... That was something new in the late 1996... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful