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Summary
Plot
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Development
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Reception
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Further notes

The following section is shared between both the original and remake versions of Resident Evil.

 Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
DS GC PC PS Saturn
1UP.com B[1]
GameSpot 7.9[2] 8.9[3] 7.2[4] 8.2[5] 7.3[6]
GameSpy Star fullStar full.pngStar half.pngStar empty.pngStar empty.png[7]
IGN 7.0[8] 8.7[9]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 71.91%[10] 80.00%[11] 89.95%[12] 75.33%[13]
Metacritic 71/100[14] 91/100[15]

It was one of the first games to be dubbed a "survival horror". Accordingly, Game Informer refers to "the original Resident Evil" as "one of the most important games of all time."[16]

The PlayStation game was a best seller in North America. The game received positive reviews from critics. GameSpot praised the game, describing it as "one of those rare games that's almost as entertaining to watch as it is to play".[5] On the other hand, Computer Gaming World gave a more mixed review for the PC version in explaining that they "tried to hate it with its graphic violence, rampant sexism, poor voice acting and use of every horror cliché however...it's actually fun."[17] In total, according to Capcom's Investor Relations website, the original Resident Evil has sold 2,750,000 units.The Director's Cut version, including the Dual Shock edition, sold an additional 2.33 million copies.[18] It was also a bestseller in the UK,[19]

The GameCube remake of Resident Evil sold 1.35 million units in total. GameSpot said this about the REmake: "Capcom has nearly perfected its craft and created the best Resident Evil ever". IGN mentioned at the time that the remake was "the prettiest, most atmospheric and all-around scariest game we've ever played". Despite its success, the game has been criticized for its terrible dialogue and voice acting.All PlayStation and GameCube versions of the game have sold 6.43 million units in total as of September 2011.[18]

The original game was put into the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008 for the "Worst Game Dialogue Ever".[citation needed]

Sources

  1. James Mielke (March 27, 2006). Resident Evil DS Review for DS from 1UP.com. 1UP. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  2. Greg Kasavin (February 6, 2006). Resident Evil: Deadly Silence Review, Resident Evil: Deadly Silence DS Review. GameSpot. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  3. Shane Satterfield (April 29, 2002). Resident Evil Review, Resident Evil GameCube Review. GameSpot. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  4. Ryan Mac Donald (November 21, 1997). Resident Evil Review, Resident Evil PC Review. GameSpot. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Staff (December 1, 1996). Resident Evil Review, Resident Evil PlayStation Review. GameSpot. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  6. Ryan MacDonald (November 6, 1997). Resident Evil Review, Resident Evil Saturn Review. GameSpot. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  7. William Harms (February 10, 2006). GameSpy: Resident Evil: Deadly Silence. GameSpy. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  8. Craig Harris (February 6, 2006). Resident Evil: Deadly Silence – Nintendo DS Review at IGN. IGN. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  9. Staff (November 25, 1996). Resident Evil – PlayStation Review at IGN. IGN. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  10. Resident Evil: Deadly Silence for DS – GameRankings. GameRankings. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  11. Resident Evil for PC – GameRankings. GameRankings. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  12. Resident Evil for PlayStation – GameRankings. GameRankings. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  13. Resident Evil for Saturn – GameRankings. GameRankings. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  14. Resident Evil: Deadly Silence for DS Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic. Metacritic. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  15. Resident Evil for PlayStation Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic. Metacritic. Retrieved on August 26, 2011.
  16. "Enter The Survival Horror... A Resident Evil Retrospective". Game Informer (174): 132. October 2007. 
  17. Computer Gaming World. January 1998. 
  18. 18.0 18.1 CAPCOM Platinum Titles. Capcom (September 30, 2011). Retrieved on January 25, 2012.
  19. Gallup UK Playstation sales chart, September 1996, published in Official UK PlayStation Magazine issue 11

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