Resident Evil 3 Remake: Top 7 Tips For Beginners

Resident Evil 3 Remake: Top 7 Tips For Beginners!

The Resident Evil 3 remake is finally here, but is it better than the original? Check out our Top 7 Reasons as to why the remake IS better!

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Saturday, 4 April 2020

Resident Evil 3 Remake: The top 7 tips for all you beginners out there to the franchise! Resident Evil is back 14 months after the incredible Resident Evil 2 Remake was released, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis has been remade. Titled Simply Resident Evil 3.  The game is set in the same universe as Resident Evil 2, set in the American Midwest in a place called Raccoon City, the city is over run by a biological threat. The T-Virus. However Resident Evil 3 illustrates the outbreak and conclusion of the incident.

You take control of Jill Valentine a member of a specialist squad of the police force known as STARS. STARS are tasked of investigating a pharmaceutical company called Umbrella. They’ve determined that the T-Virus is a biological weapon and Umbrella are behind it all. Losing several team members in the process. It is up to Jill and other remaining members of STARS to get this truth out in to the world. Though the police department are found to be under Umbrella’s sway. Making this task almost impossible.  Especially since she is constantly chased by a monster zombie which has been dispatched to stop her, called the Nemesis T-Type.

Resident Evil 3 is a survival horror which will have you constantly in fear and relentlessly chased by the undead horde. The city is in ruins and there’s chaos everywhere.

Now the backstory is out of the way it’s time to dive into the Top 7 Tips for Beginners to Resident Evil:

Resident Evil 3 Remake Tips #1

For newcomers to the series there’s an element to the game that is almost mandatory. You HAVE to scavenge and take your time.

You can speed run, but I suggest you play the game first and take it ALL in because not only is this game worth it but the perks of scavenging are there.

Look around on desks, use your flashlight to find things. You’ll never know what you’ll find which may come in useful later on down the line. Such as gunpowder to make ammo or green herb to give you health.

Notes and pieces of paper are VITAL in this game. Don’t just pick up a piece of paper and flick through it. There WILL be clues to help you proceed on to the next part of the game. I cannot show you explicit examples as that would be cheating. But trust me. You WILL need to read the notes left around the city.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Tips #2

This game is scary. Not hide behind the pillow kind of scary but this is poop your pants scary. You’ll often find yourself swearing at the telly, because your being chased by a big ass rodent and you have no ammo left and you’re low on health and you cannot see where you’re going.

It’s a real adrenaline boost especially during jump scares and there’s a lot. You’ll often find yourself going. OH MY GOD! WHERE DID YOU COME FROM? or WHAT I THOUGHT I KILLED YOUR ASS! – Yes you got to make sure the Zombie is dead as sometimes you think there dead. Then boom. You’re zombie food.

So utilise headshots and look at your downed Zombies. Make sure they’re dead. Otherwise it will come to bite you in the ass.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Tips #3

Following on from the last two points. Resident Evil 3 is DARK. Very DARK. It’s designed to act like a horror movie. It’s designed to make you jump.

The game is designed in this way to make you feel scared, it’s forcing you to scavenge and pay attention to what’s around you. 

So please don’t go cheating and turning up the brightness in the game. It just ruins the fun for both you and the game.

Like your parents used to say if you’re not going to play properly, don’t play at all. So play it in the dark. Literally, play it in the dark, at night, curtains drawn. 5.1 surround sound and turned up LOUD. Thank me later. 

You’re just a beginner but, you want to experience it the right way.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Tips #4
Play in 5.1 Surround Sound

Which leads me perfectly on to point number 4.

I suggest you play in 5.1 surround sound, if you can, to make the most of things. The game is so much more enjoyable.

It makes the game that much more jumpy, you feel your heart start to bump faster, the creepy music sets in and you know something is around the corner but you don’t want to go round there, but you have to, but you don’t wanna get scared.

That’s the sign of an immersive game. You’ll hear everything. The bumps and the cracks in a house, things being knocked over. You’ll hear a distant Zombie eurgh…..

You’ll be IN Racoon City.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Tips #5

As I stated earlier , you’ll have to read, read and read again, these notes help push the story along and help you understand it better. Plus there’s clue’s left in these notes to help you find things.

I’m being cagey because I don’t want to give too much away, this is a game that relies on things not being spoiled. The pay off is better for it.

You don’t even have to know about previous Resident Evil games to play it. Just pay attention to the opening cutscene and you’ll be up to speed.

Also look around and pay attention to what’s around you, there will be things that can help you but you won’t see it unless you stop and look around.

Corners are also something you should keep an eye on. A zombie COULD be waiting for you.

Pay attention to your characters quips, there’ll be tips on how to achieve certain things. Again I know I’m being cagey, I have to. We want you to have as much of an enjoyable experience playing this fantastic game as we did.

Just pay attention to the game. No mobile phone next to you. No twitter, no facebook. Just you and Resident Evil 3.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Tips #6
RPG Elements

You need to combine things. This is kind of like an RPG element to the game, you can combine almost anything in this game.

Again, the game is trying to help you succeed. Before I ever played a Resident Evil game before this did frighten me a little and confuse me.

But it’s simple and the game helps you understand the best way to do things. You can combine health items, gun items and other general items to help you along the way.

There’ll be one thing somewhere and it’s missing something. So you got to go and scavenge and pay attention to the notes and find the other part.

See how all these different elements are combining to help create a lasting game? That’s what makes Resident Evil games so rewarding and replayable. There is so much to do!

Resident Evil 3 Remake Tips #7:
Use Your Map


Use your MAP. It is a godsend.

In Resident Evil 3 the map will help you see things you’ve missed. It will help you scavenge. It even encourages scavenging. The map is shown red if you haven’t looked hard enough for bits. It will show as blue when everything you can pick up has been found.


Things like bits of paper or notes, you’ll have to look for on your own. They don’t affect the map.

So there you have it, I hope you can take these tips and go out there into Racoon City and save mankind.

NOTE: IT IS HARD. Don’t play on hardcore first. Don’t make the same mistake I did you’ll be screaming at the TV for days.

Please, get out there and get saving Racoon City!

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