Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster revisits one of the least popular of Capcom’s efforts, but apparently does it very well indeed.
Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster reviews are in, and reading them is quite the treat.
Most of the critics seems to agree Capcom has done a wonderful job with this remaster package, but then there’s a great deal of division over whether the prequel entry was a definitive classic or a bit of a mess.
Eurogamer maybe says it best:
“This leads to the question of whom this re-master is for, exactly. By 2003 Resident Evil was an acquired taste. Today this style of game design has vanished. In part, that’s because the tangled, repetitive design was probably too divisive to sustain a sufficient audience.”
With little to differentiate the experience from the original beyond a good visual brush-up, it seems like you already know the answer to whether you like Resident Evil 0 HD Remastered. From Jim Sterling:
“It’s Resident Evil 0. That’s about the size of it. If you dug the old GameCube version, then you’ll dig this.”
If you are one of the people with that “acquired taste”, you’ll have a good time. But there’s a reason Capcom went all-out action with the most recent releases – it was trying to broaden the franchise’s audience beyond the niche who still enjoyed the core series even during its less successful moments, so mileage definitely varies.
If you never played the original or can’t remember the foggy days of last decade, check out the review before for discussion of the game’s strengths and weaknesses.
All scores out of ten except where otherwise noted. Share any more you find in the comments; several of the big sites don’t seem to have posted their verdicts as of time of writing.
- God is a Geek – 8.5
- PushSquare – 8
- HardcoreGamer – 4/5
- PlayStation Universe – 7.5
- The Sixth Axis – 7
- PC Gamer – 63/100
- Jimquisition – 6
- Videogamer – 5
- Metro – 5
- Eurogamer – “recommended”
Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster is available now as a standalone digital release, or bundled with Resident Evil HD Remaster in the Resident Evil Origins Collection retailer bundle.