Ah, Resident Evil, the beloved horror series that has been haunting our gaming consoles for over 27 years. From zombies to mutated monsters, it has given us countless sleepless nights and moments of pure terror. But aside from the heart-pounding gameplay, there's another reason why fans keep coming back for more: achievements. Yes, those elusive virtual trophies that test our skills, patience, and sometimes, our sanity.
With the release of the entire Resident Evil series on newer hardware, achievements have become an integral part of the experience. Sure, some of the newer games offer the option to pay for infinite ammo guns and unlockables, but for the achievement hunters among us, it's all about the old-school challenges. So, let's dive into some of the most memorable and brutal achievements that the series has to offer.
First up, we have the "A Small Carbon Footprint" achievement from Resident Evil 2. To earn this unique and creative trophy, you must complete the game while taking less than 14,000 steps. Forget about leisurely strolling through the zombie-infested streets of Raccoon City; you need to channel your inner efficiency expert and find the fastest, most direct route. It's like playing the game as a robot with a one-track mind, going from point A to point B in the straightest line possible.
Next, we have the "Minimalist" achievement, which requires you to beat the game without opening the item box. Easy, you say? Think again. The item box is not only a storage space but also a lifeline when your inventory is bursting at the seams. So, you'll have to be an organizational genius, carefully planning every item you carry, from essential keys to powerful weapons and healing supplies. One wrong move, and you'll have to bid a tearful farewell to your beloved items.
Now, brace yourself for the hardest achievement in Resident Evil 2: "Hell Of A Sheriff." This DLC achievement demands that you beat the No Way Out scenario, but here's the catch—you must first complete the three preceding scenarios. It's a grueling test of skill and endurance, where you'll face 100 enemies in a row without dying. While your pistol has infinite ammo, the game throws some seriously tough enemies your way. Quick thinking, strategic planning, and resource management become your best friends in this brutal gauntlet.
Let's not forget the classics! In Resident Evil - Code: Veronica, achieving the coveted "Weapon Crazy" trophy requires obtaining an A rank. But here's the catch: you need to finish the game in under four and a half hours, without using first aid sprays, saving, or retrying. The only respite you get is a single save after the Tyrant fight on the plane. Prepare for a nerve-wracking experience, with deadly bosses and puzzles that can crush your hopes of a perfect run.
Speaking of Code: Veronica, there's also the "Battle Master" achievement. In the extra game mode known as Battle Game, you must reach the end while obliterating every enemy in your path. Sounds challenging, right? Well, it gets even tougher when you play as Wesker, who, despite being a supervillain, is armed with only a knife. No running past enemies here—every single one must meet their demise. Code Veronica gave the humble knife some upgrades, but it's still a daunting task.
Now, let's turn our attention to Resident Evil 0 and its longest extra game mode, "Leech Hunter." To earn the "A Weird Interest In Leeches" achievement, you must explore the entire Umbrella Research Center, collecting all 100 leeches while battling hordes of monsters. It's a formidable challenge on its own, but when you add randomized item placements to the mix, you're in for a hair-pulling experience. Prepare for hours of exploration, careful planning, and lots of monster-slaying action.
For those who crave the ultimate challenge, Resident Evil 0 offers the "From Zero to Hero" achievement in its hard mode. To unlock this prestigious trophy, you must beat the game from a new file, as you can't change difficulties in successive playthroughs with unlocked weapons. Ammo becomes scarce, and every encounter becomes a life-or-death struggle. It's a true test of your survival skills, where evading enemies becomes your mantra, and every bullet counts.
Finally, we come to the most frustrating achievement in the Resident Evil series: "Every Nook and Cranny" from the RE remake. The description seems simple enough—visit all places on all maps. But hold on, there's a twist. You must not only enter every room but also pick up every single item. Prepare to be bewildered, frustrated, and driven to the brink of madness as you meticulously search every nook and cranny for those elusive items. Choose your difficulty wisely, as each offersa different challenge in terms of item placement and enemy encounters.
In conclusion, Resident Evil is not just about surviving the horrors it throws at you; it's also about conquering the toughest achievements the series has to offer. From speedruns to item restrictions, these challenges push players to their limits and reward them with a sense of accomplishment like no other. So, if you're a true achievement hunter and a fan of the series, gear up, sharpen your skills, and prepare to face the ultimate tests of survival, strategy, and determination. The world of Resident Evil awaits, trophies and all!