There’s a Resident Evil 2 Remake for Xbox One,PS4, and Windows PC that definitely exceeded expectations. It’s a huge hit: it debuted at number one in the UK charts last week, and it has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.

It’s already Capcom’s biggest hit since Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, and the biggest UK 2019 hit. Take a look of the top sold games in the country so far:

  1. Resident Evil 2
  2. Red Dead Redemption 2
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  4. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  5. FIFA 19
  6. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Resident Evil 2 Remake
Resident Evil 2 Remake. Source: Microsoft.

Resident Evil 2 Remake is a huge hit

While the original survival horror game has a perfect 10/10, the 2019 remake features a still-very-impressive 9/10 on IGN, GameSpot, and other portals.

Capcom also announced the Resident Evil franchise had pushed more than 88 million copies worldwide since it debuted back in 1996. Meanwhile, Resident Evil 7 has reached 6 million copies sold. Now, Resident Evil 2 has reached half that number in a single week.

Not surprisingly, Resident Evil is Capcom’s biggest franchise. That’s a high mark considering the Japanese game maker is the owner of multimillion-dollar franchises like Street Fighter, Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter, and Mega-Man

Capcom's Mega-Man franchise
Capcom’s Mega-Man franchise. Source: Capcom.

The original Resident Evil games

The original Resident Evil 2 came out on 1998k, two years after the first installment of the saga. Resident Evil 1 follows either Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield as they research the mysterious zombie plague on Racoon City.

The follow-up survival horror game, Resident Evil 2, sold 4.96 million copies and is still regarded as one of the best game of the genre. The remake is already hitting the bar.

Such good numbers are no surprise: the game’s unique “1-Shot Demo” had 4.7 million downloads.

2019’s version is very similar in the plot as the original. The title follows rookie Racoon City police officer Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield, a college student, as they scape the zombie-plagued city.

The game was released on January 25, and it’s available worldwide. Critics are praising the presentation, gameplay, graphics, score, and overall faithfulness to the original. You know how they say: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…” make it way, way better.

Gamespot, for example, is calling the game “a terrifying experience like no other.”

Looking forward, Resident Evil 2 has a new Ghost Survivors DLC, a free expansion launching on February 15.


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