The room appears in more disrepair in Resident Evil 2 than it does in the desperate times scenario of Resident Evil Outbreak File #2. A bloodstain is present on the floor near the vending machines in the former game, though was apparently caused by something occurring after desperate times.
In the 2019 remake of Resident Evil 2, the mayhem in the area is even greater. The lack of power throws the corridor in darkness while water from a leaking pipe covers a good part of the floor. There are lots of furniture tossed around and even a barricade blocking a bifurcation. On top of it, the gruesome vision of the blood stains at the entrance is only surpassed by the amount of corpses found at the far end of the corridor.
Resident Evil 2 (1998)
There is a Green Herb in the corner of the hall. During Leon A and Claire A, six zombies will be gathered in the corner. During Leon B and Claire B there will be six zombies in the lower part of the hall.
This area is only visited briefly in Memory of a Lost City 3 when Leon and Claire are in search for Sherry. There are no files or items in this room, only destroyable objects that drop gold and give points to the player.
Technically, there are 5 zombies in this room, though they will only spawn once Leon/Claire are in the East office, and they end up entering the office anyway.
Resident Evil 2 (2019)
The shutter leading from the Main hall to the 1F Lobby is locked. In the 1st scenario, pulling a lever beside the shutter will cause it to open just partially due to a fusebox malfunction, forcing the player to crawl under it.
Half way along the corridor, a tilted cabinet blocks the way and must be pushed aside. Just beyond it there is a passage to the left is that is barricaded, but the player can still access the woman's bathroom.
Initially there are no enemies in the area. However, while the player backtracks to the main hall after witnessing Elliot Edward's death in the Watchman's Room, several zombies will siege the 1F Lobby along the way.
|Payphones on the left hand side||Nothing to care about.|
|Small windows||There seems to be an office over there.|
|Drink machine||Nothing is wrong.|
|Shift board on the wall||
"Sept.28th Night shift
|Boxes at the far end||Nothing inside looks useful.|
- Tahara, Seiji (田原 誠司), ed (1998). BIOHAZARD 2 Official Guide Book. Japan: Famitsu.
- Tahara (ed.), Official Guide Book, p.89.