The remake of Resident Evil 2 made huge waves upon its release – receiving intense critical-acclaim and reverence for its new-yet-nostalgiac approach to the beloved game. It resonated with gamers everywhere – both fans of the Resident Evil series and newcomers alike.
If you’ve already finished the game’s story and are itching for some more zombie action, Capcom has just released a free DLC expansion called “The Ghost Survivors” in the form of an update. That’s right, you can go play it right now at no extra charge.
“The Ghost Survivors” follows multiple “what-if” scenarios starring characters that never actually made it out of Resident Evil 2‘s canon story. You play as Robert Kendo (the gun shop owner), Katherine Warren (the mayor’s daughter), and Ghost (a U.S.S. agent that didn’t originally survive the outbreak) in three separate one-off modes – including a secret fourth one that we won’t spoil here.
In each mode, a new species of zombie is introduced to force the player to switch up the way they approach each situation. One will throw poisonous brain-eating foes at you that are better off being avoided, and another showcases new creatures that can only be dispatched with specific ammo types. Though these are short run-throughs (a lot like the base game’s “4th Survivor” mode), they are free and wickedly fun.
Also available for free download are the ’98 skins for both Claire and Leon – their original looks from the old Resident Evil 2 on PlayStation 1. Grab them while you can and see your favorite duo in all their hilarious polygonal glory!
“The Ghost Survivors” is available for download now.
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