How long it takes to beat Resident Evil 3 remake largely depends on your playstyle. However, it’s not too hard to estimate precisely how much time it takes to finish RE3 remake. Unlike RE2, RE3 only has one scenario, so players may be nervous that the game might not be that long.
How much time does it take to beat Resident Evil 3 remake?
Resident Evil games are typically pretty short, but early games made up for it with having more than one scenario. RE3 went against that grain by having only one scenario. However, it did include elements that made it very replayable like the Live Selection system, slight item randomization, and Mercenaries Mode.
Unfortunately, Resident Evil 3 remake still only has one scenario but doesn’t have Live Selection or Mercenaries mode to keep players coming back.
If you start your first run-through of the game on Standard (Normal) difficulty, it’ll probably take you about 6-7 hours to beat if you explore thoroughly, at least that’s how long it took me. However, in subsequent playthroughs, I managed to get a run as low as 01:37:49. That means that the story mode of Resident Evil 3 remake is around as long as the 1st run scenario in Resident Evil 2 remake.
In fact, to get S rank on Standard difficulty or above, you have to hit under 01:45:00, so the developers themselves expected people to be able to get through it pretty fast.
When it comes to a completionist run, things are a bit different. If you want to complete all the records and buy all the items from the in-game shop, you’ll have to run through the game repeatedly. In this case, you’re looking at about 20-30 hours to 100% Resident Evil 3 remake.
I think most people will get tired of going through the story mode after 3-4 times. So, I’d say for the average player you’re going to get around 12-15 hours with the game before it loses its luster.