Resident Evil, known as Bio Hazard(バイオ ハザード, Baio Hazādo) in Japan, is a survival horror video game by Capcom originally released in 1996. Initially released for the PlayStation, ports of the game for the Sega Saturn and Windows soon followed.
The first installment in the Resident Evil series, the game introduces series mainstays Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, members of an elite task force known as S.T.A.R.S. At the start of the game, players select one of them as they investigate the disappearance of their fellow team members on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Soon the team finds themselves trapped in an old mansion that is infested with zombies. By solving various puzzles, finding items and exploring the mansion, they uncover clues to solve the mystery, battling the various monsters of the mansion along the way using various firearms.