Plot. A train carrying Umbrella employees, which takes them to a research facility in the Arklay Mountains, is suddenly attacked by leech-like monsters, summoned by a mysterious man in the night. The R.P.D special team, S.T.A.R.S. Bravo is sent to investigate. Enter Rebecca Chambers, a rookie S.T.A.R.S member, who enters the train and encounters Billy Coen, an ex-marine who is sentenced to death for the death of many villagers and fellow soldiers. When they encounter people that suddenly come back to life, they are forced to team up and fight for their lives. At the time they arrive at the Arklay Training Facility, they learn horrifying secrets of the powerful Umbrella Inc. a foreign pharmaceutical enterprise. This story reveals the truths of the T-Virus, the gruesome murders at the outskirts of the city, and before the Spencer Mansion incident.
Gameplay. Like every RE game, players must fight their way against zombies and monsters. Also to get to next area, players must find keys, solve puzzles, set passwords and so on. Most passwords are learned by reading the scattered documents that are in many areas. Players also learn to use all kinds of weapons such as knives, guns, assault rifles, and molotov cocktails. Players can drop items that are to be used sometime later in the game, and find it at the same place they dropped it while looking for the other piece. In this game you can switch characters while being in the same area, or a different one to better find a way in, or a way out. After completing the game, you have a new mini-game called Leech Hunter, which is sort of like Mercenaries game in RE3, RE4, and RE5. The difference is you try to find as many leeches as you can. You unlock new costumes for Billy and Rebecca after completing the game.
Graphics. Like the remake of the first Resident Evil game, the graphics are top notch. It makes the characters look quite realistic, and the CGI scenes are very well made as well.
Music and Voice Acting. The music had it's unique eerie style like every RE game in the series. The voice acting was also very good compared to the funny, yet cheesy acting of the first game which is, quite laughable.
N64 Version. This game was originally going for the Nintendo 64, having the same watered down graphics as the first three games of the series. After many delays, the game was put into the Gamecube, with the remake about to be released as well.
Rantings. The dogs continue to be a major annoyance in this game, but one thing that bothers me a lot more than the dogs, is that Humanoid Leech that appears almost in every place of the train, the facility, and the lab, and everytime you kill him, his explosion gives you a big amount of damage. The bats and crows are bothersome as well. And introducing to my most annoying RE enemies list is the Eliminator, a baboon type creature infected by the T-Virus, this guy is ten times more annoying than Chris Crocker's Leave Britney Alone.
Good Aspect. The storyline was very well written. Capcom surely knows how to make a good story with Resident Evil when it comes to the games. But one thing that bothers me, is that Capcom gives rights to horrible screenplayers like Paul W.S. Anderson, and Justin Marks to adapt and butcher Resident Evil and Street Fighter. But still, Resident Evil Zero, has a lot of replay value
Overall. The game is very unique and it's a must have on the Gamecube, because the Wii game is not that good. Resident Evil Zero gets a 10 out of 10