Grab the original Resident Evil on PC now - 2 & 3 coming soon
News article overviewNintendo Switch games overviewPlayStation 5 games overviewRead our Reviews

Grab the original Resident Evil on PC now - 2 & 3 coming soon

Jun 26, 2024 12:28 PM

If you're a fan of classic survival horror games, there's exciting news for you. The 1996 version of Resident Evil, a cornerstone in the genre, is now available for modern PCs on GOG.com. Previously hard to find, this version retains its original charm while being updated for compatibility with Windows 10 and 11. With minor tweaks like new rendering options and full support for modern controllers, you can dive back into the game just as you remember it. Resident Evil 2 and 3 will also be available by the end of 2024, with a bundled pre-purchase option at £20.99/$24.99.

Where can I find the original 1996 version of Resident Evil for PC?

You can purchase and download the original 1996 version of Resident Evil for PC from GOG.com for £8.99/$9.99. It's updated for compatibility with modern systems and retains the essence of the original game.

Resident Evil, originally released in 1996 by Capcom, was instrumental in defining the survival horror genre. Known for its eerie atmosphere, challenging puzzles, and limited resources, the game has left a lasting impact on the industry. Its live-action intro is a nostalgic nod to 90s gaming, and the availability of its original version is a treat for long-time fans and newcomers alike.

Jordan Keats avatar
Written by:

Jordan Keats

Jordan Keats is a former professional gamer turned journalist, whose competitive background gives them a unique perspective on esports and multiplayer games. Jordan's expertise in strategy and game mechanics is unmatched, offering readers a deeper understing.

Read more articles from: Jordan Keats

Follow us

Login or register to join the conversation
Sephiroth Sephiroth commented on: 2024-06-26 12:48:02
This is great news for fans of the original Resident Evil Finally, we can experience the game with all its classic horror elements intact on modern systems – perfect for both a nostalgia trip and an introduction to survival horror for new players.
Stimpy Stimpy commented on: 2024-06-26 12:42:03
It's awesome to see the original Resident Evil make a comeback on GOG.com, preserving that classic survival horror nostalgia while supporting modern setups. For any fan of the genre, this is a golden opportunity to experience the roots of survival horror.
Miss Peachy Miss Peachy commented on: 2024-06-26 12:36:03
It's amazing to see GOG.com bringing back the OG 1996 Resident Evil for modern PCs—nothing beats that nostalgic horror vibe and clunky charm we all fell in love with. Perfect timing to relive those spine-chilling moments before the new ports of RE2 and RE3 drop next year
See the complete videogame news list