Resident Evil Origins Collection

A set of two classic titles from the Resident Evil series by Capcom, thoroughly remastered with next-gen platforms in mind. The Resident Evil Origins Collection bundle consists of Resident Evil HD, in which we assume the role of Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine and go to Raccoon City in search of the Bravo unit, as well as the prequel to the entire series, Resident Evil Zero HD, that presents the fate of Rebecca Chamber, a member of the aforementioned unit who joins forces with an ex-marine convict, Billy Coen, to survive. Both games offer significantly better visuals and new 1080p textures. The game is complemented by a remastered 5.1 sound and the option to choose between 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ration, as well as the classic or the modern control scheme.

PC / Windows
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Resident Evil Origins Collection

Resident Evil Origins Collection | PC

Action, TPP, survival horror, zombie, reeditions/remasters/remakes, Resident Evil

Companies responsible for Resident Evil Origins Collection

Capcom | game developer

Capcom | publisher  

Resident Evil Origins Collection release date for PC:

game language:
English

19 January 2016 | Worldwide

22 January 2016 | Europe

19 January 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player

Microsoft XBOX ONE
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Resident Evil Origins Collection

Resident Evil Origins Collection | XBOX ONE

Action, TPP, survival horror, zombie, reeditions/remasters/remakes, Resident Evil

Companies responsible for Resident Evil Origins Collection

Capcom | game developer

Capcom | publisher  

Resident Evil Origins Collection release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

19 January 2016 | Worldwide

22 January 2016 | Europe PAL

19 January 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Resident Evil Origins Collection (PS4) Cover
Resident Evil Origins Collection

Resident Evil Origins Collection | PS4

Action, TPP, survival horror, zombie, reeditions/remasters/remakes, Resident Evil

Companies responsible for Resident Evil Origins Collection

Capcom | game developer

Capcom | publisher  

Resident Evil Origins Collection release date for PS4:

game language:
English

19 January 2016 | Worldwide

22 January 2016 | Europe PAL

19 January 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player

Resident Evil Origins Collection for PlayStation 4 is a set of two classic titles of the cult Resident Evil series by Capcom thoroughly remastered with next-gen platforms in mind. The bundle consists of Resident Evil HD, a refreshed edition of the 1996í classic for PlayStation, and Resident Evil Zero HD, that initially came out in 2002 exclusively for Nintendo GameCube. Both games were released in 2015 and 2016 respectively for PC as well as the 7th- and 8th-generation consoles.

Story

In Resident Evil HD, we assume the role of an operator of the elite S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service) unit, Chris Redfield, or Jill Valentine, who are sent to Raccoon City, which is faced with an epidemic, in search for the lost Bravo squad. With limited ammunition and few survival items, the players have to solve the mystery behind the protagonistís colleagues disappearance and face various traps as well as hordes of undead.

Resident Evil Zero HD is a prequel to the entire series and its events take place one year before those of the above-mentioned title. When alarming reports about unusual events that occurred on the outskirts of Raccoon City came in, the S.T.A.R.S. send Bravo squad led by Rebecca Chambers to investigate. As a result of a helicopter crash, the protagonist finds herself in the midst of a true apocalypse and is forced to fight for survival. To do so, she joins forces with Billy Coen, a former lieutenant of the navy, who had been sentenced to death.

Gameplay

As far as gameplay is concerned, both titles are the essence of the Resident Evil series. The later games of the franchise focused more on action, and less on the atmosphere known from the first two. The action is observed from a third-person perspective, and our tasks boil down to traversing subsequent locations, solving puzzles, and occasionally fighting. While Resident Evil HD offers two separate (although interwoven with one another) story-lines for each character, in Resident Evil Zero HD, we control both protagonists at the same time and are able to switch between them at any time to make use of their strengths and weaknesses.

Game modes

Resident Evil Zero HD offers a completely new mode called Wesker, which was absent in the original Resident Evil Zero. It allows us to assume the role of Albert Wesker, the commander of the S.T.A.R.S. unit, and one of the main antagonists of the later installments of the series. So it's possible to experience the story from a point of view of an alternative character, one that has significantly more ammo and incredible powers.

Technicalities

Resident Evil Origins Collection for PlayStation 4 offers thoroughly refreshed editions of classic hits that utilize the hardware capabilities of modern platforms. Both games have significantly enhanced visual effects as well as 1080p textures created from scratch that preserve the original looks of in-game locations. Sound effects were fully remastered, as well. Thanks to 5.1 sound support, they intensify the gaming experience. The players can also choose between the original 4:3 screen mode and wide-screen (16:9). Moreover, the veterans of the series can use the original controls or the modernized ones known from the latest full-fledged games in the franchise.