In the remake of Resident Evil 2, there is a ranking system that gives players a general score at the end of the scenario/campaign based on different criteria that we will reveal to you throughout this page. This will allow you to better understand what the game expects from you and how you can more easily get the maximum note at the end of your run. First of all, it should be noted that this rating system goes from the « E » for the lowest rating to the « S+ » for the best rank.
You can imagine that this ranking is not only there to look pretty and that you have something to gain if you succeed in getting the best rank. For example, you can unlock and obtain infinite ammunition for your weapons by reaching the highest rankings.
Resident Evil 2 Remake – how to obtain rank S or rank S+ (the conditions) :
The requirements for getting the « S » grade and the « S+ » grade are not quite the same… One will be much easier to get than the other… Explanation !
→ Get Rank S : The « S » rank of Resident Evil 2 Remake is based only on the time you will take to finish the game. Whether it is in the first run or in the second run. You just have to reach the target time to get this rating. You can use all the weapons you want and save as many times as necessary via one of the typewriters.
→ Get Rank S+ : Things get a little more complicated to get this rank, you have to finish the game with the target time, save less than 4 times during your entire run and don’t use a weapon with endless ammo.
☆ Tip of rank S : When you die, it is strongly advised against choosing the « continue » option that the game offers you… For the simple reason that the internal timer continues to turn and that it will not take into account the time you lost between your « death » and the last waypoint that allowed an automatic save.
Instead, prefer to load your last save point directly (done manually via a typewriter) to make sure that the game’s internal clock resets to your last manual save.
Finally, note that the chronometer stops when you pause the game and while you watch the cinematic scenes… During all other actions, the timer continues to be active, especially during the puzzle and enigma phases.
Time required to obtain grade A or S(+) in Resident Evil 2 Remake :
Below are the timer conditions at the end of the run to get an « A » or « S » score whether in the first scenario or on the game’s second road.
Time required for grade A Leon / Claire scenario :
- Normal difficulty – Finish the game in less than 5 hours.
- Normal difficulty 2nd road (B Scenario) – Finish the game in less than 4 hours.
- Hardcore difficulty – Finish the game in less than 4 hours.
- Hardcore difficulty 2nd road (B Scenario) – Finish the game in less than 3h30.
Time required for the score S(+) scenario Leon / Claire :
- Normal difficulty – Finish the game in less than 3h30.
- Normal difficulty 2nd road (B Scenario) – Finish the game in less than 3 hours
- Hardcore Difficulty – Finish the game in less than 2h30.
- Hardcore difficulty 2nd road (B Scenario) – Finish the game in less than 2 hours.
☆ Note : Remember that for the maximum score, the S+ rank, you must finish the game with this chronometer and do not save more than four times on typewriters and do not use weapons with unlimited ammo.
Rewards obtained : Samurai Edge weapon with infinite ammo (standard difficulty) and LE5 Submachine with unlimited ammo if you ending with rank S. Rocket launcher (ATM-4) with unlimited ammunition (Leon) and Mini-Gun with infinite ammunition (Claire) when you finishing with the rank S+ in hardcore difficulty.