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The Original Resident Evil Trilogy Is Coming Back To PC Thanks To GOG

The first game is available right now!

Capcom has joined forces with GOG, a digital PC storefront that specialises in DRM-free games and revivals of lost classics, to bring the original Resident Evil trilogy back onto PC.

The games were first released for PS1 across the 90s and early 00s, with PC ports arriving shortly after each one, and although the PlayStation versions have been re-released and remade in various forms, the PC versions remained incompatible with modern hardware before now, which makes this a pretty neat endeavour.

They’re not just straight re-releases either, with a number of enhancements made like improved game and video rendering, full support for modern controllers, and in the case of the original game the complete, uncut PC experience that features scenes not included in the PS1’s global release.

The three games are available for $14.95 each or as a bundle for $36.50, with the first game already available to download and play, while Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 will arrive before the end of the year. As with GOG’s other games, these will be DRM-free meaning there’s no activation or online connection necessary to play.

More about Resident Evil 1 PC (via GOG):

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The iconic classic is back, better than ever, and made to last forever. Here’s how we ensured it and what you can expect with GOG’s version of the game:

  • Full compatibility with Windows 10 and Windows 11.
  • All 4 localizations of the game included (English, German, French, Japanese).
  • Improved DirectX game renderer.
  • New rendering options (Windowed Mode, Vertical Synchronization Control, Gamma Correction, Integer Scaling, Anti-Aliasing and more).
  • Improved timing of the cutscenes.
  • Improved game video player.
  • Improved game registry settings.
  • Issue-free game exit and task switching.
  • Full support for modern controllers (Sony DualSense, Sony DualShock4, Microsoft Xbox Series, Microsoft Xbox One, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Logitech F series and many more) with optimal button binding regardless of the hardware and wireless mode.


  • Completely uncut, with even more blood, graphic violence and gory scenes than the worldwide monster hit version on PlayStation
  • A swarm of unknown horrors prowl the mansion’s hundreds of rooms, including it’s underground lairs, the graveyard and some unwelcoming guest houses
  • Unprecedented detail-intense texture maps, shadows and lighting effects, plus ever-changing camera angles, create a frighteningly rich 3-D environment.
  • Choose to play tough guy marksman Chris Redfield or hardcore demolition expert Jill Valentine, both brought to life with realistic polygon character graphics.
  • Ominous digital surround soundtrack features haunting music that intensifies the action.