The controversial Resident Evil 3 is the next game on my list!
My criteria for my top 10 games of 2020 is below.
In order for a game to make my top 10 games of 2020, it has to be released in 2020 and not a remaster. Remakes count because they’re rebuilt from the ground up and are basically a whole new game. I must have completed the game or sunk an incredible amount of time into them. Early access games do not count and will not make my top 10 games list no matter how much I like them. When they release they’ll count towards my top 10 list of that year.
Jill Valentine made her return to the Resident Evil series last year and it was glorious. Let’s get the controversy out of the way before I go any further. Yes, Resident Evil 3 is a short game, but so is every other Resident Evil game. Yes, there is some cut content in this remake, but that didn’t impact my enjoyment of it at all.
As a matter of fact, this game was my game of the year for the entirety of 2020 until I played the next game on my list. Resident Evil 3 Remake, like part 2, is absolutely fantastic. I loved Jill, Carlos, and running from Nemesis. Some people made a fuss over Jill’s new look. I honestly don’t mind her new look. I love it, actually.
Both classic Jill and new Jill look really, really good in my opinion, and in the grand scheme of things dIdn’t really matter or impact my enjoyment of the game whatsoever. The story, fantastic gameplay, soundtrack, and Nemesis made the game for me. I enjoyed the hell out of this game completed it over 10 times last year.
I got more replay value out of the Resident Evil 2 Remake because there was more content in that game, but Resident Evil 3 is still a damn good game and it’s a game I would highly recommend to survival horror, or just plain horror, fans in general.
The gameplay is a major step up from the Resident Evil 2 Remake (which already had good gameplay) because you can dodge. And you’re going to be dodging a lot in this game because Nemesis will be on your ass for a good chunk of it.
Resident Evil 3 Remake never let up. The action was non-stop (which was a refreshing change of pace after RE2R) and I love how over the top everything was. Graphically, this is probably the best looking horror game ever made. At least until Resident Evil 8 releases in a few months and I’m not even interested in buying that game.
I know it’s the cool thing to hate on this game. I’ve never been one to jump on the hate train and bash a game that I genuinely enjoy. I defended Mass Effect Andromeda, Fallout 76, and Cyberpunk 2077 because none of those are bad games. Resident Evil 3 Remake is NOT a bad game and it absolutely deserved to be this high on my top 10 games of 2020.
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