Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition Features

FeatureWhy I Hate… Resident Evil 4

Contains scenes of violence and snore.

The thing about sequels is you know what to expect. The conventions of the franchise are usually well established; they're familiar, comforting even. They're what gives the game its identity.

FeatureRetrospective: Resident Evil

Brush up on your T, G, NE-T, Progenitor and T-Veronica viruses.

Released in 1996, the original Resident Evil not only shifted PlayStations, but cemented the survival horror genre in gaming history. The game's original intro FMV uses real-life actors and features a scene where STARS Alpha member Joseph Frost is graphically ripped apart by Cerberus. Capcom had the intro toned down for the game's western release, warranting a 15 classification by the BBFC, although the PC port by Westwood a year later retained the intro with an 18 certificate. Either sets the tone.