GOG's Resident Evil 2 PC Port Uses 1998 PC Version, Not Sourcenext
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GOG's Resident Evil 2 PC Port Uses 1998 PC Version, Not Sourcenext

Jun 28, 2024 5:29 PM

Capcom and GOG have excited Resident Evil fans with the announcement of re-releasing the original Resident Evil trilogy on PC. A standout detail is that the Resident Evil 2 re-release is based on the 1998 Windows PC version, rather than the Sourcenext version commonly viewed as the best PC port. This version, which fans translated using the Classic REbirth mod, includes added features like modern controller support and tactical reloads.

A GOG spokesperson confirmed these details, and the first two games have already been reviewed. Resident Evil 2, known for its iconic survival horror gameplay, faced critique for minimal improvements over its PlayStation counterpart in its original PC release. Nonetheless, having the original version easily accessible, DRM-free, is a win for classic game fans. Resident Evil 2 and 3 will soon join Resident Evil 1 on GOG.

Which version of Resident Evil 2 is the GOG re-release based on?n

The GOG re-release of Resident Evil 2 is based on the original 1998 Windows PC version and not the Sourcenext version.

Resident Evil 2, developed by Capcom, originally released in 1998, is widely regarded as a seminal title in the survival horror genre. Set within the sinister Raccoon City, the game challenges players with solving puzzles and managing limited resources while confronting the horrors created by the Umbrella Corporation. Over the years, various versions and remakes, including the highly acclaimed 2019 remake, have ensured that Resident Evil 2 remains a beloved classic in the gaming community.

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