This new Steam Workshop mod lets you play the classic PS1 Resident Evil 2 in VR
Flatscreen to VR mods for Resident Evil games are no strangers to Ian’s VR Corner. I was able to play through both thanks to the excellent work of modder Praydog Resident Evil 2 And Resident Evil 3 remakes And I had the pleasure of meeting Lady D up close and personal Resident Evil Village VR long before the PSVR 2 version of the game was even announced.
However, on this week’s episode of Ian’s VR Corner (or should that be Leon’s VR Corner?) you can watch me travel back in time to the ’90s as I dive face first into an incredibly detailed VR recreation of the classic PS1 version of Resident Evil Dive 2!
Resident Evil 2: source was originally made for the flat version of Half-Life 2. After Steam Workshop support was recently added to the free Half-Life 2 VR mod, the creator of the mod gave permission to port it to VR, and someone did just that ! To play the mod yourself, all you need is a copy of the original Half-Life 2 and of course the free Half-Life 2 VR mod. Then all you have to do is subscribe Resident Evil 2: Source VR Mod in the Steam Workshop and the next time you load the Half-Live 2 VR mod you will find all RE2: Source maps in the “Workshop” menu on the main title screen.
Pretty much the entire “Leon A” scenario from PS1’s Resident Evil 2 has been ported to VR here, and it all plays out much like the original game, minus all the cutscenes and the changes I mentioned in the screenshot caption above . That means if you have a good memory you should be able to beat the game using exactly the same methods as back in 1998. Unless you do what I did in the VR Corner video and accidentally switch the game to Sandbox mode without realizing it, which gives you instant access to all important Card Suit keys… whoopsie!
If you are a VR lover and a fan of nostalgia, I would definitely recommend trying this out. The PS1 era textures work surprisingly well in VR and despite a few tricky bits here and there the overall package is really impressive and you’ll have a wonderful time taking a trip back in time in one of the most immersive ways!
https://www.eurogamer.net/this-new-steam-workshop-mod-lets-you-play-classic-ps1-resident-evil-2-in-vr This new Steam Workshop mod lets you play the classic PS1 Resident Evil 2 in VR