Differences Between the Original and Remake | Resident Evil 3 Remake

This page contains information on the differences between the original and Remake versions of Resident Evil 3. Keep reading to find out how this new release refreshes the original!

Differences Between the Original and Remake

Over the Shoulder Camera

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In the remake, instead of the fixed camera and tank controls of the original, the camera is now over the shoulder like most modern third person shooters.


Similar to the Resident Evil 2 Remake, they addded new toys that are scattered all over Raccoon City for you to find and collect as you progress the story.

Dodge Mechanic

The dodge mechanic has been redesigned for the newer Resident Evil 3 to make the game feel more action oriented and to give players a better defensive tool to protect themselves from enemy attacks.

Nemesis Encounter

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On the previous Resident Evil 3, the Nemesis encounter forces you to choose your next action in a Quick time event to determine the flow of the story. However, on the new Resident Evil 3 Remake, this feature has been remove to tell a linear story and to have a single ending regardless if you choose to run away or fight nemesis.

Mercenaries to Resistance

The popular game mode Mercenaries did not make the cut and was decided to be removed for the newer Resident Evil 3. However, they added a new online game mode called Resistance.

Character Redesigns

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Most of the characters in Resident Evil 3 received a redesign to give them a more modern look and to keep up with the newer graphics available. These redesigns noticable but they kept enough character design to ressemble their older design.

Inventory Reload

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On the older resident evil game, you can only reload your weapons by accessing your inventory. This causes all of the movements and actions in the game to pause. This mechanic was removed in Resident Evil 3 Remake to give the players a more realistic feel in the gameplay.

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35 Anonymous3 days

Having the over the shoulder camera is really useful unlike the original, it lets you feel the zombies coming at you more realistic rather than the camera view of the original

34 Anonymous3 days

I am pretty sure that the electrocute is a new feature but it aint here. Loved the 3rd person camera view. Will still view oldschool RE vids for the memes tho.

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    • Does anyone have problem with first boss fight with nemesis. I unloaded everything I have on the tank. Like 9 grenades, 20 shotgun bullets etc. It won't explode. Is there trick to it?

    • >>[236]
      It is exclusive for Jap region and for other regions outside japan it is called the Standard edition

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