Resident Evil Zero was released for the Nintendo GameCube as a timed exclusive, along with Resident Evil Remake and
. The game functions as a direct prequel and eventually runs alongside the same timeline as the original Resident Evil. The game stars
who are both played simultaneously - the characters are switchable with a button and they share resources and occasionally will be forced to split up in order to progress. An updated HD version which was released on PC and the major consoles at the time, released later with a Wesker Mode that replaces
, as well as an option for 360-degree controls.
The game was considered to be a success and it has earned the reputation as being one of the most well-crafted Resident Evil titles to date, with a perfect balance of pacing, puzzles, action and exploration. The character switching mechanic was met with response with some praising the added complexity offered and some others finding the backtracking and limited inventory space a detractor.
This game was the last ‘original style’ Resident Evil game (tank controlled characters and pre-rendered static backgrounds) to be produced from the ground up, with
coming shortly after, entering a new phase in the franchise.
Resident Evil 0 has found more recent success as it has been paired with a special bundle which includes Resident Evil HD named Resident Evil: Origins Collection, which finally brought the originals back to a Nintendo platform, namely the Switch.
Interestingly, Resident Evil 0s first prototype was a Nintendo 64 game and had been scrapped fairly late in development. Photos and videos are out there which shows that it would have been fairly similar looking to the first three Resident Evil games.
The sun is going down on this Umbrella train
2nd Class Passenger Car A
Hey, even second class is classy on board
2nd Class Passenger Car B
I wonder which stop they were waiting to get off at?
Second Car Passage
What a mess, where is the steward? They're gonna be busyyyyy
2nd Class Private Room A
Did you check the rooms on TripAdvisor first?
2nd Class Private Room B
Beds so comfy you'll just want to DIE in them
On tonight's menu, Leeches! Lots and lots of Leeches...
There has been a mix-up, our team is an orchestra!
Seems a bit big to be a Compartment. Should be an Apartment
All our trains come equipped with a weird rope gun thing
Please keep all (tasty) limbs inside the train, at all times
Operator, give me the number for 9-1-1!
Plenty of lousy sandwiches and nut packets in here (probably)
Alright, who ordered the GIANT SCORPION? Who was it?!
Third Car Passage
This is all quite... overly goopy. What is this gunk?
1st Class Private Room A
Not gonna lie, 2nd class seems comfier...
1st Class Private Room B
Getting all four walls and a ceiling costs extra
Fifth Car Roof
There's a heavy discount on your ticket if you sit here
Third Car Roof
Again, this is NOT a toilet. We've called maintenance about it
We just cannot make a decent acronym out of this. Sigh.
Training Facility Hallway
I like the aesthetic... post-apocalyptic grunge?
Like Scotland Yard, but its just a warehouse
Your training school has a training facility in it. Meta.
How can you monitor the place? This room is a STATE!
You kept all this in the BASEMENT? How unusual...
Bit weird to call it 'Ruins' if its not even finished. How rude!
Oof, those guys in Dormitory B are so against our A-ness
Screw those Dormitory A guys! We'll give them a B for effort!
Teenage mutant ninja leeches...? No thanks, I'd rather get a Splinter
Despite the derailment, Umbrella continue to make the trains run on time
Monitor Room Corridor
Just ahead, the worst excuse for a monitor room ever!
For those executive trainees that just need a bit more help
This looks an awful lot like a prison cell guys...
Say what now? I hope this is just for show... Right guys? … Right?
I heard Freddy Krueger likes to hang out in here
Does anyone know what the Special is for today?
There's a garden flower in the garden (lower)
Umbrella and their fancy main hallways eh? Jeez, change the record!
Where's that economy grade Chili mix gone?
Okay, I get it. Our Gender Equality mix is way off... We're working on it!
Operations Control Room
This is where the training REALLY happens
Operations Control Room Hallway
… This is the way to where the training REALLY happens
Far too many dead ends in this building. Silly architects!
Sorry, we only keep Umbrella-related texts in this archive
Why not just get wasted instead of trying to learn stuff?
I think I saw a bottle of Sanguinis Virginis in here...
Crawl your way towards the bar via this room
No way, they made Umbrella TV from this very room!
"We're sorry, we made a mistake and we will be better" - Umbrella, 1998
This is where the director just sits on his ass all day
Director's Office Hallway
That is the worst excuse for a rug I've ever seen
Who's idea was it to put that weird tree thing in here?
All the freaks and geeks that run the place chill out in here
Is anyone keeping an eye on just HOW much Art that Umbrella keeps buying?
Oof, I'm sure Willem Dafoe ended up in a room like this once
I'm sure that nobody wants to go to the gas room
If you're infirm, like super wobbly, this is where you need to be
Don't be late with returns, they'll send UBCS after you
SHH... Be quiet! Don't even think of Yawning near here
UMBRELLAS... … … … … … Assemble!
It's just for looking at some trees and some stars, honest!
So this is where the sausage is made, so to speak
Need to make a contraption of any kind? Try engineering I guess
There used to be 742 Evergreens in this Terrace. How the mighty have fallen
Clock Machine Room
It's not just a clock, it's a clock MACHINE
Took ya long enough to get up here, geez Louise...
Do not stand too close to the edge, that's just too intense for us
Hallway Atrium (Lower)
Such an exquisite hallway, what delightful ambience...
For future reference, this is where the reference room is referenced in your reference
I guess it's perfectly fine for Marcus to have a boudoir... With a Skeleton in it
All I wanna know is, where are all the POGS and shiny Pokémon Cards?
Auxiliary Research Room
Do not tap on the glass. Seriously, you might lose your soul
Hallway Atrium (Lower)
I've got a baaaaaad feeling about this place...
Corporate came in here and we had to change the name from SEXYTIME room
What were they operating on exactly? A rhinoceros?
All kinds of hellish experiments were conducted from here
Unfortunately, this room saw a lot of traffic in its heyday
These are MY MACHINES! Mine, mine, mine, mine.. MINE!
It's basically an extra building off to the side of the main one
You think God can save you now? Nobody can. Umbrella has you
I don't like to mingle with the common folk, sorry. I'm too special
I've told you before, this isn't the higher ground
HEY, I think I see a huge NEST over there
Did you factor in this factory room in your facts and figures?
No, no, you want Platform B1, that is in a different game
Kinda precarious all this don't you think?
Monitor Room Passage
I swear, that huge turbine thing DOES do something important
B4F Turntable Room
Ah, the triumphant turntable room makes a triumphant return
Umbrella Chemical Plant
Three words combined that can't make sense
Arklay Treatment Plant
Is the mountain water REALLY that bad around here?
The warehouse, or the Boss Encounter Room as you might also call it
Central Control Room (Top)
Ooh, lots of flashy lights and displays for me to stare at
Treatment Plant Entry
Please make sure all required PPE is worn at all times
Upper Pump Room
Say this room over and over and you've got yourself a bassline
Central Control Room (Bottom)
Lets just shove all the excess mainframes in here
B6 Passage A
Alright, which one of you stole the door handle?
B6 Passage B
I don't think these guys have ever heard of cable ties
Lower Pump Room
Eat beans and cheese, you'll be in Lower Pump town if yanno what I mean
Our B.O.W.s are triple-distilled for extra violence
Treatment Plant Restroom
Restroom? Am I meant to potty in the pool table?
Treatment Plant Dormitory
This means that some people LIVED here... Ugh!
Purification Room Passage
Follow the railings on your road to purification
Water Tank Room Passage
Do I need scuba gear before I enter that room?
Power Supply & Air Conditioning Room
I would've just called the room the PSUAC room to be honest
Water Tank Room
Nobody told me this room housed an M1A1 water pistol!
Get outta my yard, you're all a bunch of Tyrants!
No. 2 Laboratory
No two laboratories are ever the same...
B9 Microwave Furnace Room
I had a tumour, but I was relieved to know that it was B9
Dam Control Room
It doesn't control a dam, the guy naming it was just aggressive
Dam Control Tower
Again, its just a run-of-the-mill control tower. Really angry guy he was...
No. 1 Laboratory
We're number one, we're number one, we're num-AAAGGH- SUPER LEECHES!
B9 Passage B
It's a long way to the top if you wanna blow their heads off
B8 Final Processing Room
We've finally finished processing that Master B8 thing
B8 Final Processing Room (Lower)
Ew, what is that T-001
Tyrant doing out here? Get back in the pod!
Don't look down. Promise me, just- … You looked down didn't you?
B9 Passage A
There's water all over this damn dam passageway dammit!
More like reservoir DOOM... There are bodies literally everywhere!