Resident Evil

by Capcom

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Normally, I loathe to compare the same game on different platforms, unless it's an arcade-to-console translation. In the case of Resident Evil for Saturn, however, an exception must be made. Resident Evil was made famous on the PlayStation; in fact, some say it made the PlayStation famous instead. Now, a year and a half later. Saturn owners get to play the same game PlayStation owners have conquered and are now using as a coaster. Why it's taken so long is clearly a mystery, but the sad truth is that most Saturn owners also own the PlayStation, which means most of you own this game already. And believe me, there is little difference between the two. The biggest difference between versions is a slight cleanup of some gory details, like Kenneth's well-known Decapitato Scene (sounds like a South Park theme to me). Now poor Kenny really looks messed up! But. other than that, the game plays exactly the same, with the same timing and floor layout of the original PlayStation version. That said, if you are one of the few Saturn owners without a PlayStation--I know you're out there, you complain every month about tack of Saturn games--definitely pick Resident Evil up. What you'll get is a PlayStation classic, gracefully translated to the Saturn in time for the holiday season. At any rate, it's a great game.


Yep, it's Resident Evil all right. This Saturn version looks and plays pretty much like it did on the PlayStation, except with a little more gore. And I like this game just as much now as I did when it was released nearly a year and a half ago. Of course, I also have the same gripes with its gameplay. I've never been a big fan of RE's save-game system, and being forced to battle armies of zombies with a knife can be frustrating. Still, it's a must-buy.


How long has it been since the PlayStation version came out? But enough of that--the Saturn version is here now and that's what counts! The conversion is incredible! This one has some of the best FMV on the Saturn and the game is awesome. The graphics are perfect, and the same terrible dialogue is intact (which is a good thing...really). Saturn owners: If you've been waiting for this one, it has been well worth the long wait.


I remember playing this game before, when it was called Alone in the Dark. Resident Evil borrows heavily from that classic, but ft isn't as good. Although the graphics are good, the gameplay is slow, methodical and repetitious. Most of the game involves killing bloody variations of zombies in order to get an object. Then, repeat many times. Overall, RE is barely above average because of its ho-hum puzzles and repetitive gameplay.

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If you like Resident Evil, try other games: House of the Dead, Resident Evil 3.

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Resident Evil system requirements:SystemP-200.

Systems: Win9x Windows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game modes: Resident Evil supports single modeSingle game mode

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