Resident Evil

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Resident Evil
Resident Evil 1 cover.png
Cover art used for the PlayStation, Saturn and Windows releases
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)
Director(s) Shinji Mikami
Producer(s) Tokuro Fujiwara
Masayuki Akahori
Designer(s) Takahiro Arimitsu (plot)
Isao Ōishi (characters)
Programmer(s) Yasuhiro Anpo (system)
Writer(s) Kenichi Iwao (scenario)
Yasuyuki Saga (story)
Composer(s) Makoto Tomozawa
Akari Kaida
Masami Ueda
Mamoru Samuragoch (Dual Shock Ver.)
Series Resident Evil
Platform(s) PlayStation
Microsoft Windows
Sega Saturn
Nintendo DS
PlayStation Network
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Survival horror
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Optical disc, memory stick, download

Resident Evil, known as Bio Hazard[3] (バイオ ハザード Baio Hazādo?) in Japan, is a survival horror video game by Capcom originally released in 1996. Initially released for the PlayStation, ports of the game for the Sega Saturn and Microsoft Windows soon followed.

The first installment in the Resident Evil series, the game introduces series mainstays Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, members of an elite task force known as S.T.A.R.S. At the start of the game, players select one of them as they investigate the disappearance of their fellow team members on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Soon the team finds themselves trapped in an old mansion that is infested with zombies. By solving various puzzles, finding items and exploring the mansion, they uncover clues to solve the mystery, battling the various monsters of the mansion along the way using various firearms. Depending on the player's actions, the game ends in different ways. Resident Evil establishes many conventions seen in earlier games of the series, such as the control scheme, the inventory system as well as the typewriter-based saving process.

Originally conceived as a remake of Capcom's earlier horror-themed game Sweet Home, development for the game was directed by Shinji Mikami who took gameplay design cues from the 1992 game Alone in the Dark. Resident Evil was well received and has been credited with starting the modern survival horror genre. It spawned a multitude of sequels and spin-offs, starting with 1998's Resident Evil 2.

In 2002, a remake of the game was released for the Nintendo GameCube featuring new graphics, voice acting and many gameplay changes. The original game has also been rereleased for the Nintendo DS and onto the PlayStation Network.

Records

Bad Ending Original Mode (Jill)

Placement Name Console/Emulator Time Video Twitch
1 Japan Suketeru SCPH-9000 1:02:56 Here Add!
2 Japan ZENO PS2 1:03:32 Here Add!
3 Japan Ryusou SCPH-9000 1:07:57 Here Add!
USA Ekudeht PS2 1:09:17 Here Add!
France Amiral_Popov PS2 1:09:56 Here http://fr.twitch.tv/amiral_popov
USA TheMixedHerb PS3 1:20:23 Here Add!

Bad Ending USA Arrange (Jill)

Placement Name Console/Emulator Time Video Twitch
1 USA LucianoRX SCPH-39000 1:07:17 Here Add!

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  • Unlike its sequels, the original title spelled Bio Hazard as two words instead of just one.