Resident Evil 3

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Release Date: April 3, 2020

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5. 'Resident Evil 3 Remake' (PS4/XOne/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 27, 2020 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Resident Evil 3 stars Jill Valentine – one of video games’ most iconic heroines – as she escapes from a crumbling Raccoon City while being pursued by the unrelenting bioweapon Nemesis.

Chris Barnes: Has there been a better comeback story than Capcom? It's making bold choices and nailing it every step of the way. It made Resident Evil 7 a first-person experience, and it totally worked. Monster Hunter: World finally took the magic of the series and opened it up to a wider audience. Of course, with my personal 2019 game of the year, Resident Evil 2, Capcom made a modern, polished survival-horror game that maintained the roots of the original and was just as intense to play. Capcom is riding high lately, and until I see evidence that says otherwise, I see no reason to believe that Resident Evil 3 Remake is where they come plummeting back down to earth.

Chris "Atom" DeAngelus: Last year's Resident Evil 2 was a textbook example of how to do reboots right, and Resident Evil 3 is looking to follow in its footsteps. Following S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine as she is chased through the zombie-infested ruins of Racoon City, it seems to be aiming to feel even more horrifying and oppressive than the first game. The iconic Nemesis will dog her steps all the while, and if you thought Mr. X was scary, wait until he has a flamethrower.

Joseph Doyle: I've played Resident Evil 2, 4, and parts of 5, and I've watched a few more of them, so while I'm not well-versed, I'm certainly aware. The remake of 2 was fantastic for newer fans of the series because it went from being a tank-controlled puzzler to a third-person shooter, all while maintaining the terror and mind games of the original. Having only played a few of the even-numbered games, I'd really like to know more about Jill Valentine, other than that she doesn't make a good sandwich. Plus, Resident Evil 4 was one of the first well-made scary games I played as a child, so being able to play through these remakes is incredibly exciting and nostalgic for me and many others.

Cody Medellin: The remake of Resident Evil 2 was rather excellent, so anticipation for the remake of the third game is pretty high up there as well. Seeing that classic formula get translated into the new third-person style is going to be a treat for fans of the last mainline game in the original PlayStation era. It's the inclusion of a new multiplayer mode within the game that has us excited. Multiplayer RE's history has been iffy at best, with the exception of the multiplayer campaign in RE5, so it remains to be seen if this will finally be the dedicated multiplayer mode that fulfills fans wishes or just another mode to skip over in favor of the campaign.

Thomas Wilde: I gotta be me. I spent the better part of six months unlocking all the epilogue files in the original RE3, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they've changed, what they haven't, and what they've updated. The first version of Resident Evil 3 is a notorious rush job that nonetheless ended up giving the series many of its most iconic moments, so there's a lot riding on this one.

I just hope it's the last remake for a while. Nostalgia will kill us all if we let it.

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