In Resident Evil 2, the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. Players join rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, who are thrust together by a disastrous outbreak in Raccoon City that transformed its population into deadly zombies. Both Leon and Claire have their own separate playable.
The dogs being caged in the kennel for Leon but free and eaten by lickers in Claire’s playthrough. Boarded up boiler room for Claire, boards down and door open for Leon. The interrogation room window is always shattered for Leon. The lab’s sample cabinet is also always already open for Leon. Claire always reach the train first.
If Resident Evil 2 players are playing the Leon B scenario (meaning they beat the game with Claire first), they can get the shotgun almost as soon as they reach the Raccoon City Police Department.
Claire meets Leon at Fire Escape (tentative) is a cutscene in Resident Evil 2.
Get the latest information, including release dates and features, for survival horror remake Resident Evil 2 for PS4, with PS4 Pro support. Return to Raccoon City as iconic characters Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield as you fight hordes of the undead in a bid to make it out alive.
In comparison, Claire’s varied weapon choices and differing story beats should be no problem to Resident Evil veterans, and going from Claire’s A playthrough to Leon’s B playthrough should be pretty seamless. Resident Evil 2 Remake is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Our full review of the game can be read right here.
Likewise if you play this way Leon gets to the station first and Claire second, which fits in with the events later on better. Even if both scenarios technically happen, seeing Anette try to kill.
But while the first and second run campaigns differ in how the narrative starts, the real substantial differences are between Leon and Claire's two stories. Resident Evil 2 Leon vs. Claire.