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  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Resident Evil

    The Essentials is Game Informer's weekly feature that takes a look at the most important games the industry has to offer. These games aren't just a ton of fun: Their quality, innovation, and industry influence make them must-play experiences for anyone who wants a greater appreciation of our... More
  • Blog Post: 9 Series That Have Found Their Footing Without Their Creators

    Swirling rumors would have you believe that Hideo Kojima, the man who is synonymous with the Metal Gear series, is set to leave Konami – and the franchise he built – behind following Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. To this point, no official confirmation has come from Konami or Kojima... More
  • Blog Post: Don’t Bother With Resident Evil Revelations 2’s Bonus Episodes

    The complete version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 hits today, meaning you can get all episodes digitally or on disc. The retail version includes two bonus episodes, which are also available to purchase digitally. I played through both after finishing Revelations 2 to see what they offer, and I was... More
  • Blog Post: Review In Progress – Resident Evil Revelations 2

    Capcom's approach to the release of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a new one for the series, as it takes an episodic form with new installments weekly. Since the wait between episodes is short, much like a TV show, we decided to provide weekly impressions, leading up to one official review and score... More
  • Blog Post: "It's A Monster!" – The Evolution Of Resident Evil's Zombies

    Long before zombies overran video games, Capcom horrified players with their unforgettable ghouls. Since that first grisly introduction in the Spencer Mansion, Resident Evil's trend-setting monsters have mutated and changed much like its recurring viruses. To celebrate today's release of Resident... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 1

    Today marks the release of the first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 entitled Penal Colony. Capcom will debut new episodes weekly through March 17. For our review process, we're doing something different and offering impressions of each episode, leading up to a final, official review when... More
  • Blog Post: Live On Twitch: Tim Plays Resident Evil HD Remaster

    The HD remastered version of Resident Evil's 2002 GameCube remake is out now! To celebrate, I'm livestreaming the game to show off the game's updated visuals and how the new control scheme affects gameplay. I'm planning on kicking things off with a hard mode playthrough of Chris Redfield's... More
  • Blog Post: Franchises That Are Nearly Unrecognizable From How They Started

    This week sees the release of two games that have more in common than you might think. Resident Evil HD Remaster and Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell both feature monstrous enemies, but they’re also examples of two franchises that have significantly changed since they debuted. Today, we’re looking... More
  • Blog Post: My Real Game Of The Year Might Not Be From This Year

    This year was a contentious year for “end of” lists. Many of the editors on staff have their own opinion about what should have been game of the year, and few of them seem to agree. Personally, I’ve been telling everyone that my game of the year is Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Resident Evil Code: Veronica

    Earlier this year we relived the Mansion Incident by simultaneously playing through both the 1996 and 2002 versions of Resident Evil . Months later we're still retreading the series' past, this time with the HD remake of the 2000 Dreamcast title Resident Evil Code: Veronica. We're joined... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Spooky Video Game Locations To Visit This Halloween

    All Hallow’s Eve is upon us, and for many that means seeking out the best scares the holiday has to offer. If you’re one of those brave people who walk unfazed through haunted houses and yawn at the spookiest horror films, then why not try getting your scares at these video game locations... More
  • Blog Post: Ranking The Entire Resident Evil Series

    Resident Evil is one of the most important and successful series in all of video games. From the first Resident Evil, which effectively launched the horror genre to the upcoming suspense-driven Resident Evil Revelations 2 ( check out our cover story reveal here ), the series is filled with ups and downs... More
  • Blog Post: Our Hands-On Impressions Of Resident Evil Revelations 2

    While we've already featured an interview with the producer of Resident Evil Revelations 2 Michiteru Okabe that shared what he saw as the highlights of the game, but we wanted to offer Game Informer's thoughts after playing the first section. Tim Turi was able to play through a large portion... More
  • Blog Post: Horror From The Heart – A Developer's Journey Through Resident Evil

    We've had plenty of interviews with Western game developers focusing on their careers, but we rarely get the opportunity peek across the Pacfic and gain insight into Japanese development. While visiting Tokyo for our cover story on Resident Evil Revelations 2 , we spoke with the producer of the HD... More
  • Blog Post: Tanks For The Memories – The Evolution Of Resident Evil's Combat

    Capcom's seminal horror franchise has changed dramatically since its inception in 1996. An important element of that evolution concerns combat - how players dispatch the zombies and other terrible creatures. From the original PlayStation game to next year's Resident Evil Revelations 2 ( read... More
  • Blog Post: Dissecting Resident Evil HD Remaster

    In our most recent Super Replay , Game Informer's Tim Turi spent hours and hours comparing the original Resident Evil from 1996 to the magnificent remake for the GameCube in 2002. While visiting Japan for our cover story on Resident Evil Revelations 2 , Tim sat down with the producer of the upcoming... More
  • Blog Post: Annualization, VR, And The Future Of Resident Evil

    Our cover story is on Resident Evil Revelations 2 this month, but we also wanted to focus a bit on the direction of the overall series and what the future holds. When visiting Japan to play Resident Evil Revelations 2 , we spoke with its producer, Michiteru Okabe, and also the producer of the Resident... More
  • Blog Post: Get To Know Resident Evil Revelations 2's Claire And Moira

    The Resident Evil franchise has a lot of well-known characters, many of which have remained mainstays since the original PlayStation era. Jill, Chris, and Leon have been in steady rotation for decades, successfully hanging on for the series' leap to full 3D third-person shooters. Resident Evil left... More
  • Blog Post: Behind The Scares: New Gameplay Footage For Resident Evil Revelations 2

    Yesterday we announced our November cover story on Resident Evil Revelations 2 , and while our upcoming month of coverage is a celebration of the entire series, we wanted to get out of the gate by showing the next game in action. While visiting Japan, we sat down with Resident Evil Revelations 2's... More
  • Blog Post: Dissecting The Horror Of The Evil Within's New Gameplay

    As part of our October cover story on the past and future of horror games , Game Informer executive editor Andrew Reiner played through and wrote extensively about the first five chapters of The Evil Within. You can learn more about the game from its creator Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil fame , or you... More
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