Which edition of Resident Evil 2 should I buy?

We explore the contents of each edition of Resident Evil 2 ahead of release to help you decide which to buy

The Resident Evil 2 remake is days away from launch, and with plenty of editions of the game available to pre-order, which is the best edition for you? The game is set to come in three versions; Standard, Deluxe and Collector’s Edition, with the latter costing over £200 in the UK.

What does each edition offer? And why would anybody pay over £200 for a game? Here, we break down what is included in each edition of Resident Evil 2 to help you decide which is best for you.

Resident Evil 2: Standard Edition

The Standard Edition of Resident Evil 2 is just that; the standard out-of-the-box experience with no bundled in-game skins or weapons, and no physical memorabilia. It’ll be the best choice for casual Resident Evil fans as it’s the cheapest version available at £39.99/$59.99.

Get it on PS4 here: Amazon | GAME | Argos | Amazon (US) | BestBuy (US)

Get it on Xbox One here: Amazon | GAME | Argos | Amazon (US) | BestBuy (US)

Get it on PC here: Steam | Green Man Gaming

Resident Evil 2: Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe edition costs around £10/$10 more than the standard edition, but you get a lot of bang for your buck. As well as the standard game, you get access to a DLC pack with additional skins and weapons for you to use in-game, as well as the original Resident Evil 2 soundtrack.

The DLC pack includes:

Arklay Sheriff Costume (Leon)
Noir Costume (Leon)
Military Costume (Claire)
Noir Costume (Claire)
Elza Walker (Claire)
Samurai Edge – Albert Model Deluxe Weapon
Classic Resident Evil 2 Soundtrack Swap

If you opt for a physical copy of the Deluxe edition, you’ll also get a reversible cover that features Leon on one side, and Claire on the other.

Get it on PS4 here: PlayStation Store | Amazon (US)

Get it on Xbox One here: Microsoft Store | Amazon (US) | GameStop

Get it on PC here: Steam | Green Man Gaming

Resident Evil 2: Collector’s Edition

The Collector’s Edition is the most expensive edition of Resident Evil 2 that you’re able to buy at £229/$199 – but what do you get for all that money? You’ll get the standard game, all the DLC offered in the Deluxe Edition of the game along with some physical collectables.

You’ll get your hands on your very own Leon figure and a poster of Racoon City Police Station, alongside other memorabilia. It’s not for everyone at this price, but die-hard Resident Evil fans will find enough to appreciate here. In total, you’ll receive:

Standard game
Special Collector’s Edition packaging
DLC pack
Leon S. Kennedy figure
Ben’s File art book
Digital Soundtrack
P.D. Renovation Design poster

It’s a GAME exclusive in the UK, and a Gamestop exclusive in the US:

Get it on PS4: GAME | Gamestop

Get it on Xbox One: GAME | Gamestop

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