Real Survival mode, known in Japan as the "Real Survival Mode" (リアル・サバイバル・モード Riaru sabaibaru mōdo?), is a feature in the 2002 remake of Resident Evil and its HD remaster. It is unlocked after completing "Once Again...", which is itself unlocked after completing the game once, saving it, and starting a new game from a Cleared Save file. In this mode, the game is set to Hard difficulty, auto-aim does not work, and the item boxes are no longer interconnected.

This mode is a reference to prototype versions of the original 1996 game: originally, the item boxes were not intended to be interconnected with one another, but this was changed later in development due to criticism from testers.


Further notes


  1. Hard Mode vs Real Survival :: Resident Evil / biohazard HD REMASTER General Discussions (February 3, 2015). Retrieved on February 21, 2017.
  2. Is the doorknob fixed from the start in Real Survival? - Resident Evil Message Board for GameCube - GameFAQs (August 14, 2015). Retrieved on February 21, 2017.
  3. any tips for real survival - Resident Evil HD Remaster Message Board for PlayStation 3 - GameFAQs (January 21, 2015). Retrieved on February 21, 2017.
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