Resident Evil 2 Mod Offers A First-Person Mode

Everything's scarier in (first) person.


Resident Evil 2's remake has gotten off to a strong start both commercially and critically. Perhaps inspired by the acclaimed Resident Evil 7, a new first-person view mod offers a much different way to play this updated take on the survival-horror classic.

According to a report by Rock Paper Shotgun, the RE2 Mod Framework, created by a modder named "praydog," snaps the camera behind the eyes of either Leon S. Kennedy or Claire Redfield in a first-person view. In addition to seeing your arms, hands, and weapon of choice, you can see your legs, so you won't just be a floating head or set of arms.

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In order to install the mod, you'll have to download the DLL file and paste it into the game's directory on PC. From there, you unpack all the GitHub code and run the "install_vs2017" file in the same directory. Relaunch the game and you'll see a "first-person mode" menu box. Check it and you'll start the game in first-person. (Of course, you should always be wary when downloading things online.)

While most actions will take place in first-person after toggling the option, Resident Evil 2 will occasionally zoom out to third-person perspective to give you a better view. When grabbed by a zombie, for example, the camera will go into third-person until you free yourself, after which it'll snap back to first-person. The only problem: the mod's only available on PC, as you'd expect.

Even if you've finished everything that Resident Evil 2 has to offer, new content is on the way later this month. The Ghost Survivors mode launches soon as free DLC.

In our Resident Evil 2 review, we said, "Resident Evil 2 seems more like a product out of Hollywood than the video game industry," stating that it "surpasses its predecessor in nearly every aspect of gameplay, and in short, Capcom has outdone itself."

Resident Evil 2 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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