For Resident Evil fans, March 22nd is a pretty big day! On March 22nd, 1996, the original Resident Evil first released in Japan on PlayStation. In 2002, just six years later, Capcom would revisit that game on the Nintendo GameCube, offering a huge overhaul of the graphics, voice acting, and more. For those that never had the chance to play the 1996 version, the remake offered the definitive take on the Spencer Mansion incident. Some purists will always prefer the original game, but no matter which one is your favorite, it’s impossible to overstate the impact that both had on the industry.
Across social media, Resident Evil fans have been sharing their love for the franchise, and for these two entries in particular! Resident Evil has become nothing less than a household name over the last 26 years, earning its place as one of the biggest franchises in gaming. While the original version of Resident Evil isn’t offered on modern platforms, the 2002 remake has gotten some HD upgrades, and can be found on PC, Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation. If you’ve never played it, there’s never been a better time!
Keep reading to see what fans are saying about Resident Evil!
Resident Evil 1 Remake is 20 today. One of the greatest games I’ve ever played. It was ahead of it’s time. pic.twitter.com/AvsraXfJ2Z
Can’t believe it’s been 26 years since RE1 debut. How wild is that? I still have that PS1 demo, to this day. #ResidentEvil
It’s been 20 years since we stepped back into the Spencer Mansion and boy what a ride it was. Playing re1 remake for the first time not knowing who Wesker was and seeing the big twist still blows my mind to this day and made my love for RE even bigger then before. #ResidentEvil pic.twitter.com/1uzvOL1qqb