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Resident Evil (2002 VG)

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Resident Evil (2002)
Resident Evil 1.jpg
Release Date: March 22, 2002
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Series: Resident Evil
Platforms: GameCube
Playstation 3
Playstation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Genre: Survival Horror

Resident Evil (often called Resident Evil: Remake or simply REmake within the fandom) is a 2002 third-person survival horror game remake of the original 1996 video game developed and published by Capcom, and was first released for the Nintendo GameCube.

It retells the story of the original Resident Evil about a special law enforcement task force who found themselves trapped inside a gigantic mansion filled with zombies and monsters. The Remake boasts improved graphics, new environments, better voice acting, and closer ties to the chronologically later games in the series.

In 2014, Capcom announced, by popular demand, that what was initially a Nintendo-only title (the game having been ported, along with Resident Evil Zero to the Wii) will be rereleased for current generation consoles and Steam; this HD Remaster was released on November 27th, 2014 in Japan and January 20th, 2015 in the US/EU.

The following weapons appear in the video game Resident Evil (2002 VG):



Beretta 92FS "Samurai Edge"

The S.T.A.R.S (Special Tactics And Rescue Service) standard-issue "Samurai Edge" custom Beretta 92FS Brigadier (first introduced in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis) is featured as the player's starting firearm, replacing the generic Beretta 92FS pistols from the original game. The handgun sports a brigadier slide with front serrations and police engravings, custom wood panel grips with rubber inserts and the S.T.A.R.S. emblem on it, 3-dot custom target sights, an extended slide catch, a flat hammer spring cap, and a stainless steel match grade barrel. Capcom identifies the weapon as an "M92F", which is incorrect because for one the base gun is a 92FS, and two Beretta does not use M-number designations.

According to official lore from Tokyo Marui, the creators of licensed Resident Evil airsoft replicas, the lead members of S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team (Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker, and Barry Burton) own personalized Samurai Edge pistols. On the other hand, Bravo team members like Rebecca Chambers carry the standard Samurai Edge model instead. Barry's Samurai Edge exists as a New Game+ weapon, but is not seen used by its owner, and it is unclear if Chris's model is present in-game and/or is used by its owner.

The only usable Samurai Edge model in-game is Jill's own, as Chris drops his Beretta in the opening cutscene and is forced to use hers in his scenario, while Rebecca has her Samurai Edge incorrectly based on Jill's.

Killing zombies with the Samurai Edge can take several bullets, especially at higher difficulties. Each shot has a very low chance of inflicting a critical headshot: AKA decapitation, which prevents zombies from turning into Crimson Heads later on.

Tokyo Marui airsoft replica of Jill Valentine's Beretta 92FS "Samurai Edge" from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Note the light blue medallion which confirms that this is her own Samurai Edge model.
"Tokyo Marui Kai airsoft replica of Chris Redfield's "Samurai Edge". Note the dark blue medallion, blued/greyish slide, stainless trigger, and extended slide stop. It is unclear if the weapon is actually present in-game, since the first cutscene is too dark to identify Chris's pistol, and canonically he loses his gun before arriving at the Mansion.
Airsoft Replica of the Beretta 92FS "Samurai Edge" standard model made by Tokyo Marui with close up on the engravings. Note the yellow medallion.
Jill's Beretta 92FS "Samurai Edge". The medallion on the grip is discolored (which hasn't been fixed for the HD remaster), and it has an extended slide stop from Chris' version.
Right side. Using the "Check" function will play a quick animation showing the weapon's firing process.
Jill aims her Beretta 92FS "Samurai Edge" handgun.
Reloading the Samurai Edge.
Jill wields her Samurai Edge in tandem with a flashlight in the opening cutscene.
Jill scans the dining room with her Samurai Edge.
Chris wields his Samurai Edge in Jill's scenario. A continuity error since he lost his early on.
Chris finds Jill's Samurai Edge on the floor in his own scenario.
Rebecca runs dry at the most inopportune time. Her Samurai Edge Jill model is corrected to the standard model in Resident Evil 0.
Vice-captain Enrico Marini raises his Samurai Edge, giving a good view of the custom rear sight.
Official Tokyo Marui airsoft replica of Albert Wesker's Beretta 92FS "Samurai Edge". It is a modified two-tone version with a fictional stainless steel frame, an underbarrel rail system, a skeletonized hammer, an enlarged magazine release, and an extended beavertail.
Wesker using the Harries Technique to aim his Samurai Edge with a flashlight. Curiously his Beretta has accessory rails, but he doesn't mount a light on it.
Wesker fires his Samurai Edge at infected hornets. Note the custom frame and dust cover.
Wesker reloads his Samurai Edge.
Wesker reveals his true intentions to Jill as he points his Samurai Edge at her.
RE5 Chris is thrown to the ground by Wesker and kept at bay with his Samurai Edge.

Silver Serpent (.44 Magnum and .357 Magnum versions)

Barry Burton's primary weapon is a custom .44 Magnum revolver named "Silver Serpent", replacing the generic Colt Python from the original. It is a Colt Python/Colt Anaconda hybrid. It has the tell-tale sign of being a Python by the single screw above the trigger, however its frame size and bore diameter is that of a Anaconda .44 Magnum. It features a full underlug barrel weight, a bull barrel, an unfluted cylinder, a gold bead front sight and target rear sight, and checkered wood grips. The ventilated rib of the base Python has been replaced with a solid top above the barrel.

Late in the game, an angry Jill disarms Barry of his revolver after he tries to point it at her, and just as Lisa Trevor arrives. The player can choose to either give the gun back to him, or keep it which leads to Barry's death as Lisa slugs him down a pit (a non-canon scenario, as Barry lives on after RE1). No extra ammunition can be found for the weapon.

In both Chris and Jill's scenarios, a near-identical revolver can be found inside a tombstone in the cemetery by collecting several emblems and putting them on designated slots in the area. This revolver is also named "Silver Serpent", but is chambered in .357 Magnum and has redder smooth wood grips. This weapon serves as the player's standard Magnum, and a limited amount of .357 Magnum rounds can be found throughout the game.

The .357 Magnum Silver Serpent is very powerful as it kills most enemies in one shot, and will eliminate the Tyrant's first form in five shots. It has a high chance of decapitating zombies. The .44 Magnum Silver Serpent is extremely powerful as it one-shots the Tyrant's first form, and has an even higher chance of zombie decapitation. The strong recoil of both revolvers will cause Jill to stagger and back down after firing.

Fan-made airsoft replica of Barry Burton's .44 Magnum Silver Serpent from Resident Evil (2002).
Barry Burton's Silver Serpent.
"Fires .44 Magnum rounds. An extremely powerful handgun, not to mention one of Barry's favorites."
Right side view.
Barry scans the dining room with his Silver Serpent.
Barry admires his .44 Magnum Silver Serpent. Unfortunately, the "I HAVE THIS!" line from the original Resident Evil is replaced with more subtle dialogue in the Remake.
Barry destroys a doorknob and frees Jill from the ceiling crusher trap, preventing her from becoming a "Jill Sandwich".
Close-up of Barry firing his Silver Serpent.
Barry finds himself staring down the barrel of his own revolver.
Jill refuses to give Barry back his gun. Notice how her index finger can barely reach the trigger.
The Silver Serpent is knocked out of Jill's hands by Lisa.
Jill aims Barry's Silver Serpent. Strangely, both revolvers appear undersized in Jill's hands during gameplay.
The standard Silver Serpent.
"The gun fires .357 Magnum rounds. A powerful firearm but it takes skill to handle it." This description only appears once the revolver is empty. Besides the the different markings and grips, it is exactly the same model as Barry's.
Using the "Check" function will cause the cylinder to swing open and spin, revealing the cartridges inside their chambers.
Chris aims the standard Silver Serpent. Unlike with Jill, the revolver is full-sized in his hands.
Reloading the standard Silver Serpent. Note the falling casings.

Beretta 96FS "Samurai Edge"

A special "Samurai Edge" chambered in .40 S&W, modified with a railed frame extension, longer barrel, compensator, and extended magazine, can be unlocked for use as a "New Game+" weapon by beating the game on Normal or Hard difficulty in under 5 hours. The pistol is ostensibly owned by Barry Burton, though he never actually uses it in-game.

Some sources have stated that Barry rechambered his 9mm 92FS-based Samurai Edge to .40 S&W, which would make the weapon's original identity a 92FS Samurai Edge; however, for IMFDB's identification purposes, the pistol is identified as a .40 S&W Beretta 96 due to its present mechanical identity.

Barry's Samurai Edge boasts unlimited ammunition and slightly higher damage over Jill's. It is fired in a somewhat strange "fake 3-round burst" mode; every press of the fire key will make the player character fire 3 rounds much more rapidly than normal, but whereas the normal Samurai Edge can do this with extremely precise timing as an advanced gameplay mechanic, Barry's Samurai Edge will do this action automatically. This likely means that the player character literally pulls the trigger three times every time the fire key is pressed.

Tokyo Marui airsoft replica of Barry Burton's Samurai Edge from Resident Evil (2002).
Barry's Beretta 96FS "Samurai Edge" chambered in .40 S&W.
Right side view of Barry's Samurai Edge. Note the "Custom Kendo Shop" engraving.
Chris aims Barry's Samurai Edge.
Chris gripping the Samurai Edge, showing the rails underneath.

Chiappa Double Eagle Derringer

A Chiappa Double Eagle Derringer chambered in .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire can be found in the Guard House behind the mansion. It only has one round loaded as the other round was used by its previous owner to stop a friend from zombifying. Despite the .22 Magnum being only as powerful as the 9x19mm cartridge in real life, the in-game version has power on par with the .357 Magnum Silver Serpent, meaning it will kill normal enemies in one shot.

Chiappa Double Eagle - .22 Magnum
"Self-defense gun".
".22 Magnum Double Dillinger" engraving on the right side.
Although the Derringer's inventory description claims that one round has been fired, examining the gun's 3D model shows that both rounds are in fact present with their primers untriggered.
Jill aims the 1-shot wonder pistol.

Beretta 92FS (stock)

The standard Beretta 92FS is seen in the Result Screen when finishing the game with Chris' BSAA outfit from Resident Evil 5. It is identified as a standard Beretta since it has no Brigadier slide and lacks the wood grip panels. It also has a laser sight that Chris' Beretta in RE5 has.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm Parabellum
The standard Beretta 92FS in the Result Screen.


Winchester Model 1897

A high-end Winchester Model 1897 with rifle sights is found on the first floor on the east side of the mansion, replacing the Remington 870 from the original Resident Evil. The weapon is booby trapped, but is easily acquired by exchanging the shotgun for a broken one, thereby keeping the trap (a crushing ceiling) from being triggered. This weapon can also be acquired without the broken shotgun in Jill's scenario, as Barry will rescue Jill from the ceiling crusher by shooting out the lock on the room and dragging Jill out before she can "fit into a sandwich."

When the shotgun is aimed upwards, it has a random chance of decapitating zombies with each shot (at a higher rate than the handgun, but less than the magnum). Both Chris and Jill hold the weapon at the hip in normal gameplay, however Chris also aims it from the shoulder during the Yawn, Plant-42, and Tyrant battles.

Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun - 12 gauge
"Fires 12 Gauge Shells. A weapon that is capable of firing wide-range."
Other side.
The broken shotgun.
Chris aims the Winchester Model 1897.
Chris now aims the Winchester from the shoulder when fighting Plant-42.

Benelli M3 Super 90

This stainless-steel pump-action shotgun, called "Assault Shotgun" in-game, belongs to Richard Aiken from S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team. It is a custom Benelli M3 with elements from the Benelli M4 added to it, notably the collapsible stock and the top rail on the receiver. This weapon can only be acquired if the player manages to get Richard the serum after he's been poisoned by the giant snake Yawn. Like the M1897, both Chris and Jill normally hold the weapon at the hip, though Chris also aims it at the shoulder during the Yawn, Plant-42 and Tyrant battles. It incorrectly holds 10 rounds instead of the proper 7.

Benelli M3 Super 90 - 12 gauge
Benelli M4 Super 90 for comparison - 12 gauge
"Fires 12 Gauge Shells. A S.T.A.R.S. custom arsenal and also Richard's favorite."
When the weapon is examined in the inventory, its sights and stock are initially folded. They are then extended when the "Check" key is used.
Right side. Note the "S.T.A.R.S." emblem on the frame, which is embossed into a bump in the receiver similar to the one that was present on some very early examples of the Benelli XM1014/M4.
The "Assault Shotgun" with its sights and stock folded.
Richard holds his custom Benelli M3 after he and Jill damage the giant snake Yawn.
Jill aims Richard's custom Benelli M3.

Custom Remington 870

In the intro, Joseph Frost's personal long arm is a custom Remington 870 with a pistol grip, custom ghost ring sights, heat shield, and a flashlight. This gun is never used in gameplay.

Remington 870 with heat shield - 12 gauge
Custom Remington 870 with Mossberg ghost ring sights, built to resemble that from 2004's Dawn of the Dead - 12 gauge
Joseph's shoulder mounted camera shows a decent shot of his 870. In certain frames the meetup between the receiver and stock is visible, showing the pistol grip and also discerning it from a Mossberg 590 by the lack of the Mossberg's top-mounted safety.
Going back to the original aspect ratio instead of widescreen to uncrop the FMV, the pistol-grip is slightly visible.

Other Weapons

Hybrid Grenade Launcher

Featured only in Jill's scenario is a six round grenade launcher that can use a variety of powerful shells, but with limited range. The weapon is found next to the dead body of Bravo team member Forest Speyer. The weapon is a combination of parts from the ARWEN 37 and M4A1 carbine.

ARWEN 37 riot control projectile launcher - 37mm
Colt M4A1 Carbine - 5.56x45mm
"A gun that fires grenade rounds, acid rounds, or incendiary rounds."
This description only appears when the weapon is empty.
Left side of the gun. Note the AR-styled selector switch.
Jill finds the Grenade Launcher beside the corpse of Forest, who was pecked to death by infected crows.
Jill aims the Grenade Launcher.


The M202 FLASH is thrown down by Brad Vickers in the final boss fight against the Tyrant to destroy the monster once and for all. The weapon appears to have been referenced from the prop M202 from Commando rather than a real one, and has a front pistol grip and an MP5-like trigger unit.

M202 FLASH - 66mm
Fake M202 FLASH from Commando: note the large rectangular sling loops, less curved corners, and thick rims at the front and rear of the launcher.
The M202 FLASH in the menu screen.
Right side.
Brad drops the M202 FLASH on the ground.
Jill aims the M202 FLASH at the Tyrant.

Infinite Rocket Launcher

After completing the game in less than three hours on Normal difficulty or higher, the game awards the player with an infinite-ammo Rocket Launcher. Rather than an infinite-ammo M202 FLASH like the original Resident Evil, the infinite rocket launcher is instead a hodgepodge of many different weapons.

The fictitious rocket launcher in all of its glory. Among the bits visible are an Accuracy International AW50-esque stock, a trigger guard from an M1 Garand or an M14, an unusable folding bipod, and an oversized version of a Z-M LR 300's handguard.
"Launches fire-and-forget rockets continuously. Extremely destructive."
Chris aims the Infinite Rocket Launcher.

Flame Thrower

This weapon is only available to Chris Redfield. It's found in the caves area and works well against spiders, however it is needed to unlock doors and thus cannot be carried outside the caves. In Jill's story, she instead finds a broken Flame Thrower which is needed to complete a puzzle. If the player makes the right choices, however, Barry Burton can also be seen using it against Plant 42 in Jill's scenario. The Flame Thrower's model is based on a mixture of the flamethrowers from the films Alien and Aliens.

The Flame Thrower in the menu screen.
Other side.
Chris with the Flame Thrower.
Barry bursts into the scene with the Flame Thrower.
Barry lets loose a long burst of flame when Plant 42 grabs him.


Fictional hand grenades vaguely inspired by the M7 CS gas grenade can be found by Chris Redfield in his scenario. Like the daggers and stun guns, grenades function as self defense items, meaning Chris will shove one in a zombie's mouth when he is grabbed from the front. The resulting explosion will decapitate the zombie and damage anything near it (including the player). They cannot be thrown.

Note the description and label on the grenade, implying that it is supposed to be a flashbang. But it functions as a fragmentation grenade anyway in-game, with none of the signature flash and sound.
A zombie expecting to dine on flesh gets a mouthful of grenade instead. The pin isn't pulled, but it still explodes.



A magazine of 9x19mm Parabellum rounds for the Beretta. Closer inspection shows that the 9mm rounds are hollow points.
Speedloader full of .357 Magnum hollow point rounds for the standard Silver Serpent.
12 gauge shotgun shells. Despite the box's statement of "8 Cartridges", only 6 shells are picked up here. Note that the ammo can is based on a standard US military ammo can, but scaled down significantly in size. Yet, even at this reduced size, it's still large enough to fit at least 16 to 20 shotgun shells.
A can of standard grenade rounds for the Grenade Launcher.
A can of acid grenade rounds. Barry calls it "a can of fizz" in the Remake, instead of a "powerful weapon" like in the original.
A can of incendiary grenade rounds.

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