Resident Evil 2 Guide: Tips, Tricks & All Collectibles


Resident Evil 2 is a remake of the 1998 PS1 classic of the same name for PS5 and PS4. This all-new version modernizes the controls, camera angles, and various other aspects and mechanics to make it fresh for hardcore fans and newcomers alike. In our Review of Resident Evil 2 on PS4we awarded the game a 8/10 and called it “one of the finest remakes of the [PS4] generation”.

In this Resident Evil 2 Guidewe will share our tips and tricks for beginners to help you survive Raccoon City. We will also reveal all collectiblesincluding Mr raccoonsand document everything weapon upgrades and character upgrades.

Resident Evil 2 Guide: All Collectibles

There is one type of collectible in Resident Evil 2: Mr raccoons. They take the form of small bobbleheads that look like raccoons. They make noise when you are nearby, which makes it easier to locate them. There are 15 raccoons to find, and they are all located in the Raccoon Police Department. The link below is a guide to the results all Mr Raccoon locations.

Resident Evil 2 guide: Weapons, character upgrades and FAQ

For this section of our Resident Evil 2 Guidewe’ll tell you how to get upgrades for your weapons and character, and answer frequently asked questions.

Weapon upgrades

Character upgrades



Resident Evil 2 guide: tips and tricks for beginners

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Resident Evil 2 has a few different difficulty settings to choose from, so if you’re having trouble progressing, feel free to drop it for a bit. No matter your skill level, however, we have Resident Evil 2 tips and tricks for beginners this should help you survive Raccoon City.

Conserve as much ammo as possible

Previous games in the Resident Evil franchise are notorious for the lack of ammo you’ll gather in environments, and that’s still the case in the remake. Be sure to search every nook and cranny of every room to collect as many bullets as possible, and once you think you’ve found everything, double-check by taking a look at your map. If you’ve picked up all the items in that particular room, the map screen will turn those four walls blue. If it remains red, there is still something to discover.

However, it goes further. You do not have have to, and probably shouldn’t kill every zombie you encounter. There just isn’t enough ammo in the game to do that. Focus on undead headshots instead. Two or three hits are enough to shift them by a few seconds, allowing you to pass quickly. As long as you don’t hang around this area in the immediate future, those zombies caught in a daze won’t be a threat anymore.

Dodge the zombies if you can

A harder-to-master technique will allow you to dodge zombies without wasting any bullets at all. Learning to dodge and maneuver enemies is a pretty high level skill, but if you pay attention to some telltale signs, you’ll easily sidestep them. First, in what direction is their body moving? If they move from side to side in a hallway, you will be able to accurately predict their next move. So when they turn away from the angle you want to take, quickly run behind them.

Then you can also predict their movements from where their head is turned. The bad teeth are what will do the damage, so if they’re not looking at you, there’s nothing they can do about your presence. If someone slowly stumbles towards you, watch out for that noggin. If he’s looking left when you want to go right, you should be able to carefully move past him without a scratch.

Inspect the items for more information and uses

You’ll pick up so many items in Resident Evil 2, but some have hidden uses that aren’t obvious to the naked eye. Be sure to inspect every item you pick up in the inventory screen, as they might be more important than you think. For example, the STARS badge you find in the Raccoon Police Department turns into a USB dongle that will unlock a door when inspected closely.

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Make good use of sub-weapons

Sub-weapons are combat knives, hand grenades, and flash grenades, and they can save your life in certain situations. Some later enemies have the ability to kill you in one shot, and the only way to fight this is with a secondary weapon. Always try to make sure you have one or two on you at all times to get out of a sticky situation, but don’t clutter up your inventory.

Learn when to leave items behind

Continuing from the previous point, you need to learn when you shouldn’t pick up an item, whether that’s leaving it for later or forgetting about it altogether. You have very limited inventory slots, so when you explore a new area, you need those slots free for more important items. If you already have first aid spray with you, you probably don’t need to pick up another green herb. Don’t worry, though, your map will note any items you don’t pick up if you need them in the future.

Mix herbs and gunpowder

Finding a green herb is great, but combine it with a red or blue herb and its usefulness increases. Combine a green and red herb together and you’ll have a mix that will fully heal you, even when in danger. During this time, introduce a blue herb and you can eliminate all toxic toxins in your blood. Doing so will create more useful items and save space in the process.

Besides that, combining different types of gunpowder will yield different results. If you’re fully stocked with handgun bullets, consider crafting shotgun shells for those tougher enemies. Having a wide selection of weapons to choose from that are fully stocked is an invaluable advantage to have.

Store items if you don’t need them immediately

We keep saying it, but inventory management is so vital in Resident Evil 2. You’ll discover all kinds of items and items throughout your time with the game, and some of them won’t have obvious utility right away. If so, store them in the chests nearby to save points for later use. Doing so will free up a slot for an item you might need to use immediately, or something you find while exploring a new area.

Along the same lines, you probably don’t need to carry more than 60 handgun bullets at a time. If you stocked up well, stock up on some leftovers in the trunk so you always have ammo to fall back on. It saves space and gives you a safety net if you run out of supplies.

This brings our Resident Evil 2 Guide to an end. Do you have any other tips and tricks to share? Post them in the comments below.


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