Resident Evil is a series that has benefited hugely from remakes over the years. 2002 saw the original Resident Evil (1996) gain a complete graphical overhaul, with gameplay enhancements and a new subplot, while Resident Evil 2 (1998) and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999) were completely reimagined in 2019 and 2020 respectively, making them look and feel like a modern ‘triple A’ horror experience. With a remake of Resident Evil 4 (2005) set to release on the 24th March, series developers Capcom are faced with a new challenge. How do you improve on one of the best loved and critically acclaimed games ever made?
CG writes: In this video we take a look at the original 1996 release of Capcom’s Resident Evil on the PSOne, then go through most of the more popular games in the long-running series. You can see the full list below in chronological order of release (or thereabouts). Sure, there are some notable omissions such as Resident Evil Chronicles and Resident Evil Outbreak 1 & 2 etc. but the video does a great job of highlighting how the game’s visuals progressed over 25 years. The last game in the video showcases the Resident Evil 4 remake which released earlier this year.
Ada Wong's Separate Ways side-story from Resident Evil 4 has been restored to the RE4 remake with this must-play DLC.
Is Resident Evil 4 Separate Ways a new high-water mark for RE DLC? Or should Ada have stayed in the shadows?