The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening: 5 other video game remakes with drastic changes

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#4. Resident Evil

The original Resident Evil was a groundbreaking PlayStation One game back in 1996. It didn’t start the survival horror genre but it certainly popularized it and has more or less been the face of it for over 20 years. But there’s also no question that the original suffers from some technical limitations and some really questionable controls, along with some of the most memorably hilarious bad acting of all time.

The 2002 remake, which started off as a Gamecube exclusive (but was quickly ported to everything imaginable as soon as possible), gave this classic PS One game a massive overhaul in just about every area. The original Resident Evil was one of the earliest PlayStation games, and didn’t even hold up graphically well for long on its original system. The 2002 remake features a huge graphical upgrade in just about every sense of the word along with a vastly improved soundtrack.

There is much more than a graphical overhaul here, however. There’s new areas and story bits. The layout of the mansion has changed and some parts even play out differently than you remember. This is a remake that changes almost everything but for the far better. This version is available on almost every modern platform so if you want to check it out for yourself it’s easy to do so and highly recommended as it remains a high watermark in survival horror.