Resident Evil 3: How Long To Beat?

The original Resident Evil 3 isn't a long game and neither is the remake. Here's how long it takes to beat.


Resident Evil 3 Remake is out, offering another dose of zombie survival-horror in the style of last year's Resident Evil 2 Remake. This time the focus turns to Nemesis, the ever-present danger stalking the streets of Raccoon City to take down surviving STARS officers. The original Resident Evil 3 was not a long game by today's standards--based on an average playthrough, even the Resident Evil 2 Remake isn't that much longer. So how long can you expect to be on the run from Nemesis this time around?

How Long To Beat Resident Evil 3?

  • 6 hours (standard run)
  • 11 hours (completionist run)

A standard critical path run through RE3 will take you about six hours, while taking your time to gather all the collectibles will last roughly 11-plus hours. That means getting all of the weapon upgrades and secrets, opening all of the locks, and finding all of the bobbleheads.

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Resident Evil 3 ships alongside Resident Evil Resistance, a standalone multiplayer mode that pits four survivors against one mastermind controlling the output of zombie hordes. If you're planning to check out Resident Evil 3, read our story recap for everything you might need to remember before venturing into the world of survival-horror. Plus make sure your rig is up to the task by checking out the PC system requirements. Don't forget to also read our review of Resident Evil 3, see what other critics are saying, and hit up our Resident Evil 3 guide for a full walkthrough, puzzle solutions, and other gameplay tips.

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