The First Zombie
There are few moments in gaming history that are “great” AND in a horror game. This is the short tale of the original scare. One of the first terrifying moments in gaming that has been recalled throughout history. You know the one, Resident Evil. You’re minding your own business when BAM. You come around a corner and you get a terrifying FMV as you’ve never seen before. It truly was one of the first genre pushing moments in the history of horror gaming.
The original Resident Evil revolves around a series of cannibalistic homicides that occur in the Arklay Mountains region, situated north of the fictional Raccoon City in 1998. The Raccoon Police Department’s Special Tactics And Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) is commissioned to investigate the sources of these murders. When S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team, the initial team deployed to the area, fails to report back, S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team goes on a rescue mission to find them. They are led to a seemingly abandoned mansion, where the player, as either Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield, encounters Zombies and other creatures, leading them to discover the remains of most of their comrades in the house. In the end, it is revealed that the house is actually a front for a top-secret laboratory owned by the international Umbrella Corporation and that the creatures are the result of experiments with a bio-weapon called the t-Virus.
The lack of encounters that lead right up to that moment. You’ve seen the opening videos. You are trapped in a mansion with rabid dogs outside so you’re tasked with finding a way out of the mansion. You and the others decide to Scooby-Doo split up and try and find a way out and find your buddies. Your nerves are racing and then you see it. A humanoid shape crouched on the floor facing away from you. What you see below is what comes next.
You can check this moment out in “new school” fashion on PC, Xbox and PS4. The Resident Evil REmake will help you truly appreciate oldschool horror.
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